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    A mildly rusty Z.

    Subject changed, a relief for me ego.

    Bought her for the incredibly overpriced sum of $3,200. No I did not add a 0 by mistake; that's Australia for you.

    On the plus side, the car is ENTIRELY complete. Sans a drivers side door-card, side mirrors and spare wheel. Oh... and most of the body.

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    Those hips we've all come to love.

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    Teaser...

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    Sneaky rust hole under a flare lol

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    This explains the horror you'll soon see

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    gross

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    uh oh...

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    Rear end looks ok

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    Makes it a little worth the pain

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    What you've been waiting for

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    Bodged previous 'repair'

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    Roof down

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    Windscreen cowl off. Better than expected!

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    Better than expected too

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    shit

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    Someone repaired the frame with bog.... nice...

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    Going to have to get creative here!

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    Dashboard out. Was about 5x harder than doing the same thing on my S13 for some reason.

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    Pretty clean under there.

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    Funny place for 5 cents

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    thermostat housing lol wtf

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    Heart of the beast. Original and matching L24 engine.

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    Most expensive bit of sheet metal I've ever paid for. $250.

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    Can spot some rust under the windscreen rubber here.



    Now here's my conundrum. Obviously got a carport here, so I don't want to get the shell stripped yet since by the time I'm finished all the work on the body, surface rust will have begun to form again. So my plan is, while we're living at this house (renting so hopefully not too long), I'll get the rest of the car looking amazing (interior parts, rebuild engine, collect body panels and wheels and all that).

    Then once I've got a nice shed I can get started on the body. That way once it's done, I'll be able to throw fresh interior and nice new engine in straight away rather than have a sweet looking car and dogged as hell interior and no engine for a year or whatever until that's all done too.

    So. Welding up about 1ft of cracks on the interior plastics:
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    Getting started on the dashboard repair:
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    The dash is cracked so deeply that it's gone the entire way through the foam in a few places. Not to worry!


    So yes. There's the progress I've done over the last 2 months. Plans: Blood red. Bolt on flares. 10.5" Work Equip 01's out the side. Lumpy as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    Also, can I get around the 800 wide pixel limit? Sorry but I can't be bothered resizing and re-uploading 30 or so pictures. I'll do that from now on though!

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    Quote Originally Posted by thriller
    Also, can I get around the 800 wide pixel limit?
    I'm afraid not.

    Sadly, that's not even close to the rustiest Zed I've seen. Which is good for you. :mrgreen:

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    Always good to hear!

    Anyway, dash has a bit of shape now.







    It was probably the worst dash I've ever seen haha. Now to lay a sheet of fiberglass on top, then some nice textured paint!

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    If you upload your images to Imageshack you have an option to auto resize on upload. Just make sure you use the 'direct link' when posting the images

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    Finaly some one have a dash as F...ed as mine at least ill see how to fix it on budget

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    LOTS of work and love required...
    Best of Luck!!

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    Re: The rustiest Z you've ever seen

    Quote Originally Posted by thriller
    Hopefully you can prove my subject line wrong...

    Here you go, my Z

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    Re: A mildly rusty Z.

    You are going to have your hands full. I can only wish you all the best. seems like you know what youre doing.

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