Rodger's 240Z

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:57 pm

In August, all stripped down, she was off to Rotorua for a dip in the hot pools.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by bernjean » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 am

Many thanks for sharing your build. Just looking at your car sitting on the trailer, even all stripped down they look stunning. Please keep the pictures od rebuild coming we really enjoy them. Are you doing the bodywork your self, Being a panel beater by trade I know the work that goes into that.

All the best.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:49 pm

bernjean wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 am
Many thanks for sharing your build. Just looking at your car sitting on the trailer, even all stripped down they look stunning. Please keep the pictures od rebuild coming we really enjoy them. Are you doing the bodywork your self, Being a panel beater by trade I know the work that goes into that.

All the best.
Hi Bernie,
Rowan Marshall in Morrinsville is doing the body work for me.
Cheers

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:59 pm

October last year dropped her off at Kiwi Metal Polishers in Rotorua.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:06 pm

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Hold ya breath!
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Yuk!
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thats a slab of bog that came off the door
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:15 pm

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water blast and then back in again
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:19 pm

There is three different tanks it is dipped in each cycle and I think there was two cycles to take all the paint, bog, under seal etc off.
Then it was cavity spray painted.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:27 pm

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Picking the dipped car up.
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Lunch
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Dropping the car off to its new home for a while at Rowan Marshalls in Morrinsville.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:43 pm

and here's a few close up pictures of the rusty spots. I knew the floors were bad, patches on patches but a lot of other rusty areas were only reveled by the dip in the "Truth Serum".
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under the battery box
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floor rust were the sound deadening had lifted slightly over the years allowing moisture in.
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check out those welds
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left side is just as bad
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She might be rusty but at least shes pretty straight
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by bernjean » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 pm

Thanks for the update, looks your body man has a bit of work ahead of him. I am not a big fan of dipping, prefer media blasting. A word of warning. Dipping will remove all the rust protection the car currently has, although it may not seem like much it will have removed any product still remaining in between panels. Inside framework etc. It is therefore absolutely essential that all these areas are protected again. Once the car is painted you need to plug up all the drain holes and apply very thin rust kill and then rust preventative. This product must get into all the crevices that the dipping solution has got into and cleaned out.

All the best with the rebuild, looking forward to some awesome results.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by BRONZEE » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:04 pm

ZBeck wrote:
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BRONZEE wrote:
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Looking forward to seeing her on the road when all finished.

Who did she belong to before? 27 years is a long time to own, was it a clubbie?
I purchased the car from Karen Metz, I checked the old ownership papers, she purchased the car in 1983 so actually owned it for some 32 years :shock:
Not sure if it was she who belonged to the club but one of the previous owners must have as there is an old style Z club sticker on the quarter glass window.
Possibly. That's a loong time ago. Some of the more original members might know.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:13 am

bernjean wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Thanks for the update, looks your body man has a bit of work ahead of him. I am not a big fan of dipping, prefer media blasting. A word of warning. Dipping will remove all the rust protection the car currently has, although it may not seem like much it will have removed any product still remaining in between panels. Inside framework etc. It is therefore absolutely essential that all these areas are protected again. Once the car is painted you need to plug up all the drain holes and apply very thin rust kill and then rust preventative. This product must get into all the crevices that the dipping solution has got into and cleaned out.

All the best with the rebuild, looking forward to some awesome results.
I did a lot of umming and ahhing :? about the dipping verses blasting decision, heard a lot of stories from panel beaters about the pros and cons. I was concerned with media blasting a thin metaled car inducing warping etc and knew this was going to have to be a comprehensive body restoration so went with dipping. Rowan, the panel beater/restorer has extensive experience and he strongly recommended dipping. My nervousness in dipping was reduced when I saw the type and value cars also being dipped, 65 Mustang fastback, a couple of 40s Fords, a couple of early Porches, miscellaneous others and the stand out, a 1968 Mazda Cosmos.
I do agree Bernie, once a car has been dipped it does need careful work to ensure it is correctly and completely protected again.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by bernjean » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:43 pm

It's all good, forwarned is forearmed. Load full of Rustproofing when finished.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by MBlades » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Wow that’s Amazing !! What he charge for that, if you don’t mind me asking ? Does it leave the dip place uncoated, straight to body shop, you got a guestimate on cost if body work repairs ? Really looking forward to seeing this, just picked up a project Z myself, just starting research now regards Mark

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