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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:39 am 
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Thats some good locking metal! My car looks like it was attacked by a bear in some spots :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:57 pm 
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What a nice thing to do for the Z you love. 8)
How bad were the doglegs?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:18 pm 
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The drivers side one had minor rust but the passenger side one is perfect. :thumbs_up:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:26 pm 
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Thanks for the pics and a belated welcome to the club Karl! Hope to see you at some of our upcoming meetings and events.

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:03 pm 
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Thought it would be done by now but the shop its at has been very busy with peoples daily drivers . . . . after a quiet winter he has been very busy all spring.

Maybe in another week it will all be back together 8) :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:10 pm 
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OK, so don't drive this one to the meeting on Wednesday. Bring the Neon instead.
But do show up!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:11 pm 
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LMAO Frank . . . . there are no Neon's in this house. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

There is a Toyota Tacoma 4x4 and an Infiniti G37x though.


I am planning on the June Meeting in Old Saybrook as my first . . . . .

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 11:49 pm 
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:mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:22 pm 
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As of earlier today it is really coming together now . . . . . . final wet sanding and buffing will be done today and tomorrow reassembly will begin.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:33 pm 
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Ooooooo, that's nice.

It already looks as if you could sink your hand into it about 3".

Can't wait to zee how it looks when you've rubbed it out.

You've probably just saved yrslf about $6000 by doing it yrslf.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Frank T wrote:
You've probably just saved yrslf about $6000 by doing it yrslf.



Yea I probably could have if I had done it. :lol:

Saved more by letting someone that knew what to do do it for sure. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Ya' know, Bryan Little did his own car in his driveway and garage, and it came out pretty darned nice. It looks a little better each time he buffs it up. He did it over a length of time, whenever he was home alone. Hung Z parts all over his yard and garage, and shot them with his own spray gun.

I always thought you had to 'bake' the paint after you applied it. All the body shops did that, with rows of heatlamps in a closed room. Bryan didn't do that and I thought it came out great.

Is yours "baked"?


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:08 pm 
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If by baked you mean in a temp controlled modern spray booth . . . . the answer is yes . . . . by someone I have used for years for body work.


His car looks very nice to me . . . . I am not sure I could do that myself . . . . some of the mechanical stuff yes . . . . at this age I don't mind paying for what I can't do myself. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Karl,

What a unique color. Looks Carmel to me but my wife says I'm color blind. I can't wait to see it in person but please come with or without it to our meetings!

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Ross actually it's a color that was available both in 1974 and 1975 color number 304 Gold Metalic it was the color of my 74' 260 Z . . . . I am planning to attend the June meeting in Old Saybrook.

I had a local shop do it and he ordered the paint to be mixed for the job.

I have a gallon extra in case we need an exact match in the future. 8)

If anyone lives near Somers CT and your looking for a great shop to deal with look up Smyth's Auto Body on Field Rd. in Somers CT. 860-749-2287

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I brought it home on Friday . . . . and drove it to Old Saybrook today for a visit with my parents for Memorial day.

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