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Good news about the new rubber and such Brent!

Yep, that's how it starts.. a very noticeable 'not so sure' feeling. It's closely followed by a large outflow of cash from the savings account!! Be afraid... very afraid.

I'm just being dramatic.. Mostly due to my lack of skill at planning for this refresh.. I'm getting near the end now (famous last words) and hope to have my 260Z off the rotisserie this weekend and back on it's suspension shortly there after.

I'll keep you updated!!

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Some of the MSA seals are great and some are crap and some will not be there, But the windshield and hatch glass seals are pretty good, just take you're time intalling the SS trim it's sort of a pain at first.

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Here are a few more shots of the fender, hood and doors. Next step is to assemble car and put original "240z" stripe on the sides in the silver color used for the hood stripes.

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Thanks Cozye! My good friend who is doing the paint and body work has really done an outstanding job. As a result, I will be replacing some things that at first I hoped to get by without! Looking forward to driving it again. Its been much too long.

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Put the final "240Z" stripe inverted silver along the side of the car. Final clear coat. Time to start putting her back together!

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The car looks incredible Brent! Have fun putting her back together and keep the photos coming.. Just got mine off the rotisserie today. Photos are in the "What have you done today" forum..

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looks great! Mine is all done and ready fir paint. We found some ugly old braised in repair hiding under the seat brace on both sides! Had to cut it out and repair correctly, another unplanned 20 hours! Any the rest of the floor is great. Now the tarpazoid reinforcement piece on the front wheelwell will be drilled out tomorrow, cavity sealed and properly attached. Where did you buy the 240Z stripe? Mine needs to go back on too. Yours looks amazing!

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Ollie, it is quite satisfying to finally see paint on your car. It is worth the wait! Yeah, the unplanned stuff keeps adding up. I don't think this type of job is finished sooner thant thought...ever. The stripes were actually a variation on the originals. Before the car was stripped, my body man traced the originals and made some patterns, then he painted them on at the end. I love the striping because it is actually "in" the paint job. You can't feel it when you run your hand over it.

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OK that's an awesome way to do the stripes, no need to raid the peanut butter jar in order to remove the pesky polish which can build up between stripes and the paint. I think that car of yours is going to be simply awesome. Mine had the stirpes, plus the original louver / sport mirror / hatch tail package, all which have now been removed. So I'm going to just to totally stock for the time being, then stripe it after the fact with some quality 3M stuff.

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Well...it's ready to come home and get an engine. Here are a few shots from yesterday...ignore the wheels, they are temporary.

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Holy cow! That paint is absolutely gorgeous. You are a lucky guy to have such a talented friend!

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Huntsville you say? Thats where I live and I have a hell of a time finding a good body and paint man. How much would he charge me to do my 280z.

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