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so what steps did you do from stripping to bare metal?

Mine is at the bare metal stage, i am planing to give it another rinse of POR metal ready (rust convertor/metal prep), then a non sanding epoxy primer coat (to seal the metal), then start work on minor filling

after bogging i had planned to do another epoxy prime coat to seal in any bog before doing a hi fill prime, after which i will hand off to a bodyshop to hopefully do the remaining 20% and colour

then again, i have no idea what i am doing (never done any bodywork), and piecing information together as i go :)

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That's looking very awesome... well done... I'm not sure if I met you or your brother but I recognise the white sedan. Would love to see the black one soon!

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That was me you met, GT taillights! I'm waiting to get all the front end from the powercoater, hanging to put it together...Thanks

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so what steps did you do from stripping to bare metal?

Mine is at the bare metal stage, i am planing to give it another rinse of POR metal ready (rust convertor/metal prep), then a non sanding epoxy primer coat (to seal the metal), then start work on minor filling

after bogging i had planned to do another epoxy prime coat to seal in any bog before doing a hi fill prime, after which i will hand off to a bodyshop to hopefully do the remaining 20% and colour

then again, i have no idea what i am doing (never done any bodywork), and piecing information together as i go :)

HI......our body work was done before any primer was applied...We actually used the same 2 pak epoxy as a primer and as the high fill. 12 Litres of it....the reason for this was because, one it was epoxy...thinned down as an etch, then used as a high fill...secondly because it was black.....when it dried it was as hard as hell...good luck...body filler should go on bare metal!

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HI......our body work was done before any primer was applied...We actually used the same 2 pak epoxy as a primer and as the high fill. 12 Litres of it....the reason for this was because, one it was epoxy...thinned down as an etch, then used as a high fill...secondly because it was black.....when it dried it was as hard as hell...good luck...body filler should go on bare metal!

Awesome paint job/color choice, I'm in awe of the depth of the black . . . . look into the abyss!

What psi and what tip did you spray the high fill with?

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Some shots of the rear cv conversion before it gets bolted together. I used z31 turbo 5 bolt rear hubs, flanges, and half shafts, (the shafts themselves were fabricated for me by an engineer in bayswater, cost around $400)......The z31 rear flanges are much bigger than the standard 240k flanges, so the A frames also have to modified, so does the lower mounting plate for the shocker ( which now seems to fit better than standard)

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ooohhh, I see. But I don't think I need CV's for the 280Z R200? what is the length of your half shafts? Could you also explain what the A frame and lower mounting plate for the shocker is?

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Awesome paint job/color choice, I'm in awe of the depth of the black . . . . look into the abyss!

What psi and what tip did you spray the high fill with?

you need to run a 2.5mm tip and needle kit in your gun, Dave ( my brother) says he ran our gun at 40-45 psi. Again we used the same epoxy thinned down as an etch........

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I COULD BE THE LAST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO HAVE A 240K PINCHED. Last Sunday night a very thoughtful person helped himself to my parts car....The whole thing!!!!!

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No good mate,

Thats a shame if I knew you had it I would have asked for some parts as I am building a 4 door and desperately need the trims around the rear lights and a rear bar. Damn for you and damn for me!!

PS some serious rust in the old girl.

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Do a quick ring around Menzies Metals and other Bulk Metal merchanants just in chase someone saw it there and traded it for a quick $300 worth of steel. You never know. Ring up some local car collectors and find out where they take the cars for recycling.

Good luck & be Quick !!!

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Do a quick ring around Menzies Metals and other Bulk Metal merchanants just in chase someone saw it there and traded it for a quick $300 worth of steel. You never know. Ring up some local car collectors and find out where they take the cars for recycling.

Good luck & be Quick !!!

My new number plates "QWIK"

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Did a qwik check of trims, I think I have: 2 rear trims, a boot trim ( could be short some clips ), and a rear bar! Let me know if your interested ( Location Melbourne)

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that sux bout the car :<

also s13drifter i may have some 4door stuff but it may not be the best condition :<

i know ppl with a few spares so i may be able to swing something

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Sometimes play is more important than work!

sometimes?

mate... play is ALWAYS more important than work... ;)

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you need to run a 2.5mm tip and needle kit in your gun, Dave ( my brother) says he ran our gun at 40-45 psi. Again we used the same epoxy thinned down as an etch........

What brand and type of epoxy and hi fill did you use? can i also ask.. when you epoxied the car, how did the paint look immediately after spraying?

I just sprayed my bonnet and bootlid with Dupont 840R the week before last.. but i don't think i had the gun set properly.. i expected the epoxy to look shiny and almost like a plastic coat.. but instead it looks more like a primer out of a can (i think i had the fluid down too much and it dried before hitting the paint)

i am trying to work out if the epoxy should look like a wet pool when applying

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The House of Kolor, and PPG epoxy primers both come out matt like normal primers, once dry. I have seen the shinny primers, they are gaining popularity as you can see dents easier but dont assume because its epoxy it will be shinny. When applying; primers are shinny then they dry matt, id say you where to dry on the coats if you couldnt achieve a wet look before the paint flashed and dried.

Cheers

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Definately interested in the trims, I have a good mate in Dandenong that you can send the parts to, Trevor Davis auto refinishers, will get a street address we can work out something for sure as someone is down there every few weeks as Trev paints all our rods and cars.

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no worries, just let me know.....do you have any more pics of the orange coupe, where, what, who

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The House of Kolor, and PPG epoxy primers both come out matt like normal primers, once dry. I have seen the shinny primers, they are gaining popularity as you can see dents easier but dont assume because its epoxy it will be shinny. When applying; primers are shinny then they dry matt, id say you where to dry on the coats if you couldnt achieve a wet look before the paint flashed and dried.

Cheers

Checked on the weekend, and it actually seems to have come out quite well (maybe a little on the thin side, but certainly better than a normal primer finish).. i did a bit more (engine bay, doors and roof) over the weekend and keeping the gun a lot closer and putting down a lot more paint "seems" even better (few runs where the hose got snagged.. oops)

sorry for the hijack :)

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