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    Default Finally, 2 years after my car rolled into the panel shop

    NEVER tell a panel beater to take his time. 23 months in the making.

    Now the fun part, puting it all back together So much more money to spend. Only problem with new paint is everything else has to be brought up to standard.





    Man I love my JDM tail lights

    PM me if you have a bonnet popping cable or some extractors. Thanks to my fellow ANZACS I already have a mint dash top from Melbourne.
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    FINALY!!! ive learnt the rule never ever tell a panel shop to take their time,
    because they will, all of it!

    Its looking really nice, Kind of sad its not blue anymore tho


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    nice, cant wait till you finish it

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    Yeah I still think about the blue, trouble is it was not a factory colour, no one WORLD WIDE could find me a picture or real life example of the "metallic light blue" factory colour. I am real anal about factory colours and white was cheapest and in my opinion looks the nicest. Mind you the more I see the pale yellow the more I like that too......
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    Mmmm thats a big jigsaw puzzle i will be doing the same puzzle in the next 12 months lol. Looks good tho.

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    Exclamation Work it in as you can!

    Your car looks great!
    The other phrase to never use when making a deal with the panel shop is "Work it in as you can". Fifty two months and counting. Almost ready for paint!
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    anymore photos yet?

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    FAVOURITE


    Man I still get excited about the condition of the interior in this car.



    Hey why do those pistons have 89 stamped on the top of them? what does that mean?
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    Please help if you can, I NEED some of the clips that sit inside the horizontal chrome strip that goes on the edge of the boot.

    I need 4 of the central ones and 1 of the end ones (end ones have a tab with a hole in it where a screw holds it to the boot lid.)

    I checked my part number catalogue and they don't seem to have a seperate number from the boot chrome itself.



    HELP!
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    Wow! it looks amazing, motivation must be pretty high again seeing it at this stage! won't take you long now, its good to see you perfecting it though and not rushing it. congrats on the build, also motivation for me too to start getting on track with mine!

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    Great looking K and nice rims, keep up the good work!

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    updates?
    Wanted: Hardtop interior pieces

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    still need boot clips, tail light panel painted and not a lot else to report unfortunately





    NEED THESE CLIPS (not willing to pay the 200 odd NZD through Yahoo. Anyone have any ideas????

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    next time the clip guy comes into work i will ask if there is anything like them
    Wanted: Hardtop interior pieces

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    Do you have all the clips, and just need cleaner examples? If so why don't you get them plated? I don't know about sources down under but Norm at Zedsaver does some nice work...I don't know what postage would set you back.
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    How bad are yours? From the pictures, why not just have them acid bathed and zinc plated. That's what I'm doing. Yell out if you need a hand, I'm about to do mine

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    are they easy to get out? they look easy to make

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    easy to get out. I only have these clips as the most decent ones, pretty much rusted completely. I need at least two more middle ones and one more end one if I am to use the ones I have. I would rather have better condition ones
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    cool well I'm snowed under at work but I have a crack at making some stainless ones if you want?

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    I here what your saying about the body shop. I made the mistake last June of saying "take your time" when I dropped off my Z. I've started a big push a couple weeks ago to try to get it out of the shop in under a year. Skyline looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovenfood View Post
    cool well I'm snowed under at work but I have a crack at making some stainless ones if you want?
    Yes PLEASE!!!!!! That would be beyond awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flauski View Post
    Yes PLEASE!!!!!! That would be beyond awesome.
    ok but we have a bit of a back log so at the end of the month when the plane is going out I'll be able to have a crack at them

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    still need the boot clips
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    Sorry not clip related. Your car though ..... Wow O.O
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    Tail light panel looks good, was it color matched by eye?

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    I just asked panel beater to match the badge I had. Its a bit darker I think but said I wanted the original matte finish. I am more than happy with result.

    SOMEONE must have some clips available?
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    Yeah it looks good mate.

    Those clips are a pain in the ass, try this place mate - http://www.scottsoldautorubber.com.au/page41.jpg

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    no the clips are fully unique. I have priced up getting the rusty ones I have made again and it is going to cost over $400.

    Someone MUST have spares.
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    Just found ONE new one, in a Box of goodies.

    the end one for with the screw hole,

    will take to shop and get prices to have them made here


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    thanks heaps!
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    ooh me too i will always be up for a new set of clips..

    I am not looking forward to the day i need to actually find the clips around the rear window
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    you can get clips for rear window still, either plastic or metal
    Wanted: Hardtop interior pieces

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    I'll check my clips when I pull my strip off, if they are good I should be easily able to get them replicated.

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    I have the 2 sets off my 2 cars.

    both of them are fine currently have them out getting looked at by a few shops to get them made, should know more in a few weeks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mastadd240K View Post
    I have the 2 sets off my 2 cars.

    both of them are fine currently have them out getting looked at by a few shops to get them made, should know more in a few weeks
    Win. Well done mate, should make a few people happy
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    Nice.

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    The small clips (about 20 of them) that hold the stainless trim on around the front/rear screens are exactly the same as old school Holden ones. They are easy to get. Well they are easy to get in New Zealand so Ozzie should be even easier.

    Super stoked with the offers of assistance Gents. I enquired here with a stainless spring making company and they said due to having to copy/profile/lots of labour finishing the cost would be up in the hundreds.
    I will watch with baited breath to see if you guys find a cheaper option.

    This Japanese guy has the idea and written a blog about it, but I cannot be bothered going to this level of effort - trim clip blog Besides I am a perfectionist and would not be happy they would stay on without the small teeth to grip the boot lid itself.
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    Got some progress FINALLY!

    I bit the bullet and bought the stupid F***DSJAKLDJSALJIJ#*)UY) clips for the boot lid stainless trim since the NZ to Yen conversion was the best its been in a while.





    Also got my "Skyline" centre badge re painted to match tail light panel. Its a little bit darker than the tail light panel but it looks better IMO.

    Front struts in, dummy fitted my R32 4 pots to my front struts and R31 discs. R31 are 274mm and don't fit quite right.



    Also refitted my newly recond steering box, refurbed draglink

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    Magnificent looking car mate! Back end it looking great
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    Looking the goods!

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