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Thanks Alex.......I can't wait either. Chuck is at the point where he should "roll" now......wait till you see his paint work. We'll keep you posted.

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Passenger side body work. It's getting close to paint :) The rear quarter is very nice.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/2967602421/" title="P1010008 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2967602421_d19d15cc48_b.jpg" width="1024" height="766" alt="P1010008" /></a>

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Guy,

Love this thread. I gotta check out your cars next time I am in Richmond. I have been working on a Phillip Morris project in Richmond for a while now. I am headed up to VIR tomorrow to watch/photograph some SCCA racing. A lot of 240Z-280Z's as well as some 510's running this weekend!

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Mark.....would love to have you over......I just bought some PM stock....I'm a broker. Guy
The PM work is winding down. If I make another trip up to Richmond I'll let you know.

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Few more updated pix of the passenger side getting prepped. She should be totally primed in a week or two :)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/2984108448/" title="guy 28 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/2984108448_f6ced0e825_b.jpg" width="1024" height="766" alt="guy 28" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/2983252659/" title="guy 30 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2983252659_02a1ae6bdc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="766" alt="guy 30" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/2984108620/" title="guy 31 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2984108620_3146882cb8_b.jpg" width="1024" height="766" alt="guy 31" /></a>

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wow what a nice z! about how much would it cost to fully resore one? iv got a 74z and currently working on it to get it back onto the streets. thanks

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Agreed......A good bodyman is almost impossible to find (one that doesn't cut corners). This type of resto is very expensive.......You can find people that do decent work for 1/4 of what this will cost. You've got to have the disease, and I've had it since my first 240Z......and it's only getting worse!

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ohh wow! btw i think im comming to it, but im very new and dont know much about fully restroing a car. what would you tell a beginner on his first restro z?

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Dustin....Start with the simple things that you can do.......Start at the front and work back. Remove,clean and replace every item you can. Also get some Z books from Motorsport....they have them all. Good Luck!

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thanks! hmm well i took the car appart, and patched some holes im working on the engine, got her to start, hmm may be i shoudl show u some pics. should i start a new thrend just like u?

thanks dustin

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Here are a few more pics the body guy sent. The car is wrapping up. The engine bay and door jams should have paint within a few weeks. All the car needs now is an original dogleg for the passenger side.

Note the body gaps. This guy is truly a perfectionist. He even drilled out the spot welds on the master cylinder access door latch. I assume it didn't line up perfect after the gapping was done. So he will move it slightly. The guy is an artist.

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Chuck has too many wrecked 911's in his shop (he does my car when he's slack) They're working on the details now.....headlight buckets, front valance and corner pieces. We gave him a passenger side dogleg from an AZ car that he's getting ready to weld in. The seats just went to an A+ upholstery guy. New OEM type seat covers, new foam inserts and strapping and new door panels. Will post pics when we have something of interest. Believe me......I'm getting ansty!

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Some more photos of my dads resto for your viewing pleasure. Sorry for the quality of some of these (cell phone). The shutter on my rebel xt died. A new Canon 40D will be the replacement within a week so all new photos will be even better :)

You can see the car is in primer and Chuck is cutting out the old dogleg to replace with the one from Arizona. The detail shows the inside of the new/used part after the spot welds were removed to separate the inner/outer

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3399890856/" title="0330091543 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3575/3399890856_397d164559_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="0330091543" /></a>

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3399890584/" title="0330091543b by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3399890584_0ed9ba686e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="0330091543b" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3399081141/" title="DSC00061 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3399081141_39819aef72_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00061" /></a>

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Final work is being done replacing the passenger dogleg. After this she will be blocked and ready for final paint :)

My dad and I ran into each other downtown this past Sunday and took a few photos of the two 72's. He took the last two photos of his Z with my camera.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3460388877/" title="DSC00058 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3460388877_ac345cb6c9_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00058" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3460389233/" title="DSC00089 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/3460389233_d494a5be29_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00089" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3456469160/" title="IMG_0451 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/3456469160_313b834032_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_0451" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3455608871/" title="IMG_0447 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3571/3455608871_6d0a5834b5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_0447" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3456467664/" title="IMG_0449 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3575/3456467664_9a25a02b94_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_0449" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3456473206/" title="IMG_0456 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3570/3456473206_e1651b2fa6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_0456" /></a>

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The dogleg repair by Chuck is just amazing.....he removed each piece of the good dogleg and spot welded it piece by piece onto the car.....just like new with "0" rust! The last picture of the green 72 I think is my all-time favorite picture. Chuck should be shooting paint soon, but he works at his own pace. He's a true artist! Brandon's new camera is just amazing.

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I just noticed that the bumper overrider strips on your Lime Z look pretty narrow compared to others - are they the correct ones?

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Chuck sent us 2 more update photos today. He is rolling now.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3463959854/" title="DSC00091 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/3463959854_d19eb3f030_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00091" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14049800@N00/3463959346/" title="DSC00096 by RVAE34, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3600/3463959346_eb081ee884_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00096" /></a>

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