Rodger's 240Z

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:41 pm

MBlades wrote:
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
Hi MBlades,
- from memory it was a bit over $4K + gst for dipping. each car is a bit different, depends how many times it has to be dipped.
- Kiwi Metal Polishers (a good bunch of blokes) can under coat it if you want. My panel beater preferred to do it himself, we just had the car cavity painted by Kiwi Metal Polishers.
- How much will the body work repairs cost? I have a child for sale.... :lol: It is very hard to estimate as you don't know what you don't know when you start. I feel though my panel guy charges a fair price for the skilled work he is performing and have told the wife it's not a money making exercise.

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:02 pm

November 2019, car was de-greased by hand (deoxodined) and epoxy primed. Then various rust hiding bits had their spot welds drilled out.
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battery tray removed
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Stiffening plate on the firewall where the brake and clutch etc mount
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bonnet catch mount
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Time to get serious
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the inner sills exposed, they look pretty good
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:47 pm

Panel work from December last year
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by Flauski » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:56 am

Wow! Thats some serious work.

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by bernjean » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:56 pm

That is really good restoration work. This guy knows what he is doing. Is he able to keep working through lock down?
You will have a really good record of the work done. Just goes to show how much rust you have that you can't see. As a panel beater and starting my trade in the 70's a well remember the time we spent on rust repairs. I always said that if you take what you can see and multiply it by 3 you will have much better indicator of how much rust a car actually has.
Wishing you all the best with your restoration. Keen to see the end result.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by 240znz » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:52 am

What a fantastic rebuild journey you are on. Stay the course, don't add the bills up, ever. It will be worth it in the end.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by Grunzter » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:16 pm

Wow, fantastic work.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:09 pm

bernjean wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:56 pm
That is really good restoration work. This guy knows what he is doing. Is he able to keep working through lock down?
You will have a really good record of the work done. Just goes to show how much rust you have that you can't see. As a panel beater and starting my trade in the 70's a well remember the time we spent on rust repairs. I always said that if you take what you can see and multiply it by 3 you will have much better indicator of how much rust a car actually has.
Wishing you all the best with your restoration. Keen to see the end result.
Hi Bernie,
Yes Rowan has some impressive metal working skills. Unfortunately he has had to stop work to compile with the lock down. I do have some pictures of recent work that I'll post.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:25 pm

Some panel work from January this year That Rowan has done on the boot floor area. Scratch making replacement panels.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:28 pm

and the other side.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:42 pm

Front edge of the roof being replaced.
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No wonder they are so light
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:49 pm

Managed to find a NOS right rear guard. It hadn't been stored too well, a couple of dents to tidy up and being a US spec needed the indicator hole plugged.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:56 pm

Left outer sill and floor replacement.
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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by ZBeck » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:03 pm

Trial fitting some panels and that's it for a while. Rowan has performed some fantastic work. Hopefully the covid-19 restrictions can soon be lifted enough to allow us to get back a little closer to normal life.
I've been sandblasting and painting suspension components at home, I'll get pictures up of that too.

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Re: Rodger's 240Z

Post by bernjean » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:48 pm

Absolutely amazing bodywork. My thanks to you for posting these up for all to see. That is truly high-quality workmanship. We look forward to seeing more of your build. can't wait to see some suspension pictures.
My thanks for your posts.
Bernie Kant

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