Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

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Post by BRONZEE » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:19 pm

Coming along very nicely Gruntzer!! Will she be ready for Taupo Track day?
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Post by Grunzter » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:28 pm

ahhh... probably not now, was hoping it would, but i see how it goes over the christmas break...
I think to spread out my $$$ it will be next winter now.

ps. I am ok with the paint colour codes. cheers.
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Post by BRONZEE » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:58 pm

Good Z's are worth waiting for. 8)
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Post by Pedey » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:55 am

Looking great mate,

Pity it won't be finished sooner! I really would love to take some proper photos of it!

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Post by Grunzter » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:16 am

Pedey wrote:Looking great mate,

Pity it won't be finished sooner! I really would love to take some proper photos of it!
...i look forward to it. :)
Maybe if it went to GT refinishers it would be done this year. :p

I saw your wide rear wheels were fitted to your car this morning... its going to look awesome!
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Post by Pedey » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:34 am

Grunzter wrote:
Pedey wrote:Looking great mate,

Pity it won't be finished sooner! I really would love to take some proper photos of it!
...i look forward to it. :)
Maybe if it went to GT refinishers it would be done this year. :p

I saw your wide rear wheels were fitted to your car this morning... its going to look awesome!
I say just break out the credit card and worry about it later! It's worked for me so far... Mostly because it's not "later" yet...

Yea, the wheels look pretty meaty in person once on the car, really made the project seem somehow more complete. Have you actually gone in and had a chat to Grant at all? Great dude

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Post by Grunzter » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:46 pm

well finally its got its war paint on :)
it took me a few days to mask, and being a novice i made a few little booboo's, but nothing that cannot be fixed.

Masking...
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More masking...
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War paint first look...
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Post by BRONZEE » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Coming along nicely!
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Post by us2 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:42 pm

Wow, 8) Well done. That is so cool. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Post by reliablejunkie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:15 pm

The paint looks fantastic!!
Well done.
Someone had to make up for all the pollutants these hybrid cars are saving these days, so i cranked up the fuel pressure and let the engine roar.

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Post by nustad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:35 pm

Wahooooooo - looks amazing. Cool to see major transformation and kudos for doing a project that is fresh and different. Must be very satisfying!
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Post by Grunzter » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:06 pm

Thanks guys & gal!
The photo's make it look great but up close there is still a lot of work to do like polishing the colour edges etc, as my masking was a bit so so in a few areas. :p
These areas wont are not to bad, the overall finish is good, must remember its a race car!
The painter is going to give me some paint so i can airbrush a few touch up areas inside, which were missed.

Biggest issue is if i should get some of the bodged body work fixed once its back on its feet... but i will probably wait until the car is all done, and only then find a few extra $$$...

but anyway, glad its home safe and sound!
...now the start of the fit out ! :)
this is the part i have been waiting for a long time.
1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
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Post by Andy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:24 pm

Yes assembly is very therapeutic, I loved it so much I put everything on twice!

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Post by Grunzter » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:28 pm

Andy wrote:Yes assembly is very therapeutic, I loved it so much I put everything on twice!
..haha, i hope to do it only once, unless its that enjoyable! :)

Home safe & sound.
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Post by bernjean » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:12 pm

Looking really good. There are always little tidy ups. But first impressions are important and you got that collared.
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