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started body work on my 280

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Still having fun. My car is home in the drive way. So here are two questions:

does anyone have close up photos of the "upper outer hatch seal" I am confused by what BD sent me. And any suggestion on what mirrors I should install, I have the old one that are complete crap, left and right racing mirrors, you know the ones that have the rubber ribs and are only a little lager than a dental mirror, or a pair I pulled off a 77 at the junk yard that sort of look like ones I see at shucks auto, only they are black not chrome.

anyhow pics of other mirrors that you have installed would be nice.

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i hate putting the small things back together. its not that i cant, i just lose patience fast. like with door handles aligning stuff etc. of course when everything is said and done you can take a step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor... but anyways, the Z looks great!

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I think your Z would look great with a set of classic Early mirrors on it. Just buy 2 Left sides, Instal the left door mirror than shave a wedge off the base of the right door mirror.

I love mine..

Here's a shot of me installing my outer hatch seal after paint.

A couple example pics, to give you an idea of how classy the originals were.

Your Z is looking better everytime I log on.

Dave

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Thanks Dave, is you're outer seal one piece? mine came in three section from BD the sides are a no brainer it is the upper center piece that has me confused. it is a different profile more rounded with two slots.

Anyhow the car is now back home in the drive way with a cover over it, I will need to wait for warmer weather before continuing with the rubber pieces. I will post more progress pics this weekend. I have a set of mirrors but I am unsure if I want to install them. My Z budget is now broke so I may just go with what I have, but there is no rush.

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Yes, mine is a 1 peice.

The center peice on a 3-peice kit is different than the 2 side peices. The 2 sides have a flat profile with a small round hump and the center peice is similar to the inner seal, in shape, but smaller.

Rough up the paint a little before applying the glue. also rough up the rubber peice to be glued as well. Use it as a contact cement. let it get tacky on both sides before applying the seal to the body.

Dave

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You guys make me sick with your awsome work. Great job the both of you. Love to see your rides up close sometime. Mikes too.... :D

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Well it is back home, I get a little work done here and there today I put in a new clutch slave cylinder, it needed one but I discovered that I need to pull the trany as the clutch fork is not returning, oh well it will need a clutch soon anyhow....

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Ah Seattle rain. I lived south of Seattle for 25 years. I used to say if you can't do it in the rain you aren't going to do much. Good job so far. Any thoughts of black rallye stripes?

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Yes black stripes would look nice..... maybe ZZZAP it.... ummm it's a 78 not a 77 but black stripes on a yellow Z just seems to fit. A Bumble Z!

Still lots of work to go, lots of little nickel and dime bits to go like the upper door seals, but clutch work and getting it running is next. I want to drive it bad now!

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