Jump to content

DB Nissan 350z GT 05'


davey_83
 Share

Recommended Posts

Went out for a drive to Diddley Squat Farm this morning with a few Z owners, including a rather famous guest.

 

Literally the nicest chap ever, took the time to go round each and every car and chat to the owner. 

 

624606648_IMG_20210717_102140878_HDR2.jpg.2f1c4ed7831e36fe3d523a08ac87cf2f.jpg

 

248179387_IMG_20210717_111250142_HDR2.jpg.afce49aec222706277945273df078c82.jpg

 

716270749_IMG_20210717_111445969_HDR2.jpg.18d3bc29ff3d023f36c60a2adc63ef1d.jpg

 

1292618812_IMG_20210717_104425542_HDR2.jpg.fc11b9f440c0cfb8f69c547db35bc75d.jpg

 

1788699250_IMG_20210717_105415274_HDR2.jpg.95874a61545fadd7ae1fd8d3b8811582.jpg

 

IMG_20210717_113047975_HDR~2.jpg

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Kaleb's a legend.

That episode where he goes trying to flog that lump of wasabe is class :lol:

I'm sure you guys made his day as much as his appearance made yours.

 

"Diddley Squat Farm"😆

Edited by HEADPHONES
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Early morning trip over to the venue for this Sunday's Club meet, actually a nice spot too. Haven't been here for years so wanted to check the location and access.

 

See details below.......

 

2112622960_IMG_20210805_071920068_HDR2.jpg.d69c72e33e72e93d6224a4e4e84fb091.jpg

 

490108955_IMG_20210805_070918515_HDR3.jpg.81468d95a152f02ab06c0fda8b663136.jpg

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

The coilovers I bought didn't come with rear adjuster extenders, came across a simple yet effective idea - £6 damper adjuster solution with no holes in the interior. Do your adjustment, pop the trim back on and you're good.

 

Drill in one hand, vacuum attachment in the other made it interesting.

 

Gone from 12/40 clicks, up to 22/40

 

784266675_IMG_20210817_133341822_HDR2.jpg.0401e568405357c285fbf1f82103b5b9.jpg

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Been a busy ol' couple of months for car shows/meets, with going to MidlandZ Evesham meet, Japanese Performance Show, Caffeine & Machine x2, British Motor Museum club meet and Yakushi show mixed with Z convoys for each 😃

 

Here's a mix of my photos and ones sent to me.

 

1499703083_IMG_20210808_091717861_HDR5.jpg.aca572474e9c53decc5c92defc0954ec.jpg

 

487858522_JPS(190of205)5.JPG.28fe63665ef03e49561badc382d02b17.JPG

 

811648428_IMG_20210829_154223217_HDR3.jpg.cc279f8627cec5f14fbdc153678277c7.jpg

 

1903169461_241344519_2974607132828304_8013363490026654556_n3.jpg.b1526b9c2524ee3319b86d0808cf334d.jpg

 

771504323_241643105_2974607476161603_8624971156698475333_n4.jpg.35bacd23e7f9c4fd30fc6d20d1b64f46.jpg

 

530725331_IMG_20210911_125947031_HDR2.jpg.1a960d3a203fedb18f7aea48c5df35bf.jpg

 

fotor_1631465609594.jpg.7412508b157e5cca34b96c338e6b6ace.jpg

 

Truly wonderful times linking up with fellow Z owners catching up and driving out. Coupled with warning lights on two occasions for a brake light switch fault and airbag connector, mixed with at show repairs for clutch fluid level and sun strip fitting @Phil T ☺️

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The other morning I messaged Chris over at @Tarmac@TarmacSportz to see if they had any stock for their Mines style front splitter, goes they had two on the shelf - so made arrangements to pop up to collect that day. Wanted one for a while and finally pulled the trigger.

 

Old splitter and carbon bumper insert off, quick clean up ready for the new item. Fitment was great however being a fussy bugger, i spent some time contouring the splitter where it bulked. Thought I'd rather do this as I didn't want to result to applying a silicon sealant, which can leave the splitter under unnecessary tension as your asking the material to pull/push into place.

 

1703854894_IMG_20210906_133432568_HDR2.jpg.487d5ff196d535aef40edc7f5d8e2cb8.jpg

 

IMG_20210908_182249201_HDR.jpg.ea3b59ee123fb0752a127ddcedc84b49.jpg

 

727610409_IMG_20210908_171137821_HDR2.jpg.7e5a71548eab5d512e324472e2d8c783.jpg

 

IMG_20210908_171121044_HDR.jpg.ab3afc15c0b48a88cc00a38626875469.jpg

 

Unibond double sided tape for the centre and the side line up with the factory bumper lower bolts in front of the wheels. I also ran a torx self taper at the ends near the wheel wells for good measure. 

 

Absolutely chuffed with it and may look to PPF it as its in a high traffic area. 

 

1499627813_fotor_16313760945203.jpg.ec1ee9888e6c11876f31b58e22320a6d.jpg

 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, davey_83 said:

The other morning I messaged Chris over at @Tarmac@TarmacSportz to see if they had any stock for their Mines style front splitter, goes they had two on the shelf - so made arrangements to pop up to collect that day. Wanted one for a while and finally pulled the trigger.

 

Old splitter and carbon bumper insert off, quick clean up ready for the new item. Fitment was great however being a fussy bugger, i spent some time contouring the splitter where it bulked. Thought I'd rather do this as I didn't want to result to applying a silicon sealant, which can leave the splitter under unnecessary tension as your asking the material to pull/push into place.

 

1703854894_IMG_20210906_133432568_HDR2.jpg.487d5ff196d535aef40edc7f5d8e2cb8.jpg

 

IMG_20210908_182249201_HDR.jpg.ea3b59ee123fb0752a127ddcedc84b49.jpg

 

727610409_IMG_20210908_171137821_HDR2.jpg.7e5a71548eab5d512e324472e2d8c783.jpg

 

IMG_20210908_171121044_HDR.jpg.ab3afc15c0b48a88cc00a38626875469.jpg

 

Unibond double sided tape for the centre and the side line up with the factory bumper lower bolts in front of the wheels. I also ran a torx self taper at the ends near the wheel wells for good measure. 

 

Absolutely chuffed with it and may look to PPF it as its in a high traffic area. 

 

1499627813_fotor_16313760945203.jpg.ec1ee9888e6c11876f31b58e22320a6d.jpg

 

Looks sooo much better than the olde cupra splitter! 🤓👍

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Attempted to the PPF the front splitter in sections and failed terribly, even made a template. Previously did my carbon bumper insert however this time she wasn't having none of it. Gave up on the idea and stuck a layer of sealant on to make myself feel better. 

 

IMG_20210917_164136968.jpg.7fe5f689dac21b38ca788ca46deb2203.jpg

 

IMG_20210917_134446804.jpg.1a51e593b0324a4f8ae8e961b8c2d3eb.jpg

 

963566584_IMG_20210917_1359542882.jpg.3d145dcab1adbe64078394aa648a0a98.jpg

 

613685421_IMG_20210917_140223443_HDR2.jpg.aa69638b4696125947297a809f088a23.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

To be fair there are alot of intricate curves on that splitter.

It'd be great if there was a plastidip type spray that had a really glossy transparent finish to it.

Just mask up and spray on a protective clear top coat that could be relatively easily peeled off and replaced as it aged and chipped.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll give it another go, think I used too much Johnson's baby shampoo in the mix as it sort of neutralised the tac of the film sadly. 

 

Local manor house to us has a lovely long drive and the one day noticed the gate was open so.......

 

Took enough so I never have to go back 😅

 

1762703852_IMG_20210915_133541271_HDR2.jpg.082ae74ee0488b5e3c70c3deb013514f.jpg

 

IMG_20210915_133615036_HDR.jpg.b450a397d1aa0050218f54efc80201f1.jpg

 

1855600971_IMG_20210915_133905539_HDR2.jpg.73d2cab87ee86a7372cb183c46edf446.jpg

 

192180938_IMG_20210915_133926342_HDR2.jpg.c5d77255ec135139f9795b793a218dad.jpg

 

1616738188_IMG_20210915_133938689_HDR2.jpg.b059b4364e618a9d9b89bd0a1c284b07.jpg

 

52128009_IMG_20210915_133718847_HDR2.jpg.b8f9dc4c88adac959ebc9b2a760b4337.jpg

 

1268120266_IMG_20210915_133631279_HDR2.jpg.4482202181f8012be70d27d789b48d65.jpg

 

580798913_IMG_20210915_133655303_HDR2.jpg.289088699a18ea6aa8c056f1f84a69b3.jpg

 

296156553_IMG_20210915_133637111_HDR2.jpg.5bebffa9629835131351532254514e51.jpg

 

508312912_IMG_20210915_133645498_HDR4.jpg.844d3adcf228d41ad5c771e610b592dc.jpg

 

1741739400_IMG_20210915_133851470_HDR4.jpg.576055e211f4d2a5262b6d74983a4344.jpg

 

1801834059_IMG_20210915_133851470_HDR3.jpg.5fea352c187b89f4f9e43dc6027d7820.jpg

 

IMG_20210915_134214248_HDR.jpg.a1f3482de85bc29dfa1f79e1a6b8700e.jpg

 

1763741394_IMG_20210915_134222273_HDR2.jpg.bceeaa2640c2f33751fcf38b3821d7e2.jpg

 

73902591_IMG_20210915_134251075_HDR2.jpg.8bedf0ce4b44b7ab5f313e2880ac776e.jpg

 

1216121829_IMG_20210915_134234350_HDR5.jpg.cba251844a477f198a756edf3535b7fe.jpg

 

116234942_IMG_20210915_133953739_HDR2.jpg.1cf185be7108dabe090e3b9e1c2488ce.jpg

 

608234425_IMG_20210915_134008111_HDR2.jpg.936f7fb198b241497e9faed2daebdf50.jpg

 

The wheels, tyres, suspension, engine bay and exhaust set up coupled with the overall looks for me makes this like no other 350z. As you can probably guess I'm a wee bit besotted 😄

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Flashback said:

Haha, you should have parked up for a cheeky few at the front of the house!

 

I did some years back after Japfest Donington, met the lady who lives there briefly who was ok about it haha

 

You can't tell I've been on track, brakes took a pounding that morning eek and it shows.

 

5962a26d1132a_Fotor_1498924372600652.thumb.jpg.8890abf0dea67f1d39f7407e8fc37380.jpg

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Few highlights from the Exclusive JDM Season Finale near Leeds. Didn't fall well doing a 4hr return journey however it's such a great car for long trips it was no hardship. 

 

1270310863_IMG_20210925_084045945_HDR2.jpg.86f4bc975e21842e7e1bf80cc68d320e.jpg

 

1441793533_IMG_20210925_1132440752.jpg.f35b2585edefd62fa2cdc7cbeb063c35.jpg

 

233742841_IMG_20210925_084814050_HDR2.jpg.f2f462d356691bbc528f284b8e7171f5.jpg

 

1668224588_IMG_20210925_085352436_HDR2.jpg.cd48f223483bae31c885a0962d3ab511.jpg

 

1508994950_IMG_20210925_091650036_HDR2.jpg.8f96d6e6cc5c8ff34cc041d96dff812b.jpg

 

1626478858_IMG_20210925_114841638_HDR2.jpg.2c807de800d5e560729319fc682f94a2.jpg

 

1105886111_IMG_20210925_114634289_HDR2.jpg.3410cae678fb2da404b05868265d5294.jpg

 

IMG_20210925_093451986_HDR.jpg.302c126848d9355d716d4bf054679a1b.jpg

 

463239431_IMG_20210925_120441444_HDR2.jpg.9768c4b2567bc30f89690a7039ad1796.jpg

 

1796300827_IMG_20210925_091035679_HDR2.jpg.cbb87d7ec2c1e33aeb1bf0a251aa5b2c.jpg

 

157077961_IMG_20210925_121314396_HDR2.jpg.595e69b2813df1b6233f7e10a98a9c33.jpg

 

1560071430_IMG_20210925_090728250_HDR2.jpg.febe72155ef7157135c706c03c84066e.jpg

 

1212714768_IMG_20210925_123208853_HDR2.jpg.f7b0d99d34f6961bfe9137f85f562749.jpg

 

1906200531_IMG_20210925_130612550_HDR2.jpg.f382b65d68d420c5f39b9e07f5d1de86.jpg

 

1051421540_IMG_20210925_124435622_HDR2.jpg.62c4c855e29c1d0d8c23ee4afffe647a.jpg

 

1043770655_IMG_20210925_121616321_HDR2.jpg.6578d30a46e5a915edeb38ccbc0b26e9.jpg

 

107235678_IMG_20210925_124606739_HDR2.jpg.2efa5eca9227b0d8fcbd92433ef796c7.jpg

 

265456557_IMG_20210925_091406699_HDR2.jpg.beaad76a738e8d649a5f832d08438d1f.jpg

 

1922493753_IMG_20210925_121642925_HDR2.jpg.f3c4597229fb76b371b72b8a9e138f5c.jpg

 

2014397780_IMG_20210925_091637439_HDR3.jpg.b82cb18affac603e4e391071117a2c73.jpg

 

1556115277_IMG_20210925_120455796_HDR2.jpg.6d0516aef285b412b9057fad3611a787.jpg

 

IMG_20210925_113153980_HDR.jpg.df9b708a22a7617c7e3f3560d72c2007.jpg

 

1243393183_IMG_20210925_124650041_HDR2.jpg.cb4cc9726827383d2607631cf3d00fa6.jpg

 

1841709472_IMG_20210925_124627267_HDR2.jpg.e90f9f5321f7c6ffa3317f7c212fc83c.jpg

 

1470903784_IMG_20210925_123625345_HDR2.jpg.031a3646f5cf9eb2a11d5ea7e8fc083d.jpg

 

1614138171_IMG_20210925_091148353_HDR3.jpg.1cf9fb5e26e7567f9190f02cd4a907a4.jpg

 

790967202_IMG_20210925_120037389_HDR2.jpg.5eca1eef4f7819e15c26780cd528cb23.jpg

 

1653586173_IMG_20210925_125228002_HDR2.jpg.665729f3418f0f0f13983641a51e9fb2.jpg

 

766921531_IMG_20210925_120340788_HDR2.jpg.25105a7f976f09d492fa296a87fd82d0.jpg

 

2093045087_IMG_20210925_120151746_HDR2.jpg.1030443c7e0001ea765afe3c33380e71.jpg

 

2033523994_IMG_20210925_121934731_HDR2.jpg.a49cf6a4b8280db292868289b338a040.jpg

 

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cheers fella

 

So the facelift headlamps have been wrapped for the 3rd time and I'm finally happy with them. First tinted wrap was a shade too dark, second effort I went with a more expensive VviviD wrap £30 compared to £6. Air release dry wrap which didn't go on so well, which was my error and when left parked in the sun the film blistered which was annoying. Also the finish was a satin look however I was use to gloss. That was soon warmed and peeled off ready for a light smoke tint in gloss, that I'm now happy with - phew

 

Came across a couple pics online from the weekend up North.

 

1819197591_image2.jpg.629b3a54adf71568fb87c5ac83254146.jpg

 

37489954_image(1)2.jpg.cf9809fc64ccbeae894262187c88d2c6.jpg

 

An actual show pic with the bonnet down for a change 🤭

 

544946459_IMG_20210925_123749555_HDR3.jpg.98e2b2d4de352d05e2dbfa400100e127.jpg

 

1573679083_IMG_20210925_122133838_HDR2.jpg.f967b4d0d9095c6bdcc22c0535c8bccc.jpg

 

fotor_1632647096511.jpg.06a866cc21d9bce89ffd0a7bbba118c2.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Last weekend I went along to the club's Rolling Road Day held at MSL Performance.  Prior check over needed for the vehicle and managed to sorted out an exhaust leak from the y pipe v band. Fitted a Tarmacsportz ally undertray whilst carrying out an oil change for good measure. Also gave me the chance to swap over to the winter wheels ready for the morning, along with raising the ride height 15mm.

 

Structurally alot more supportive than the 16yr old factory plastic item and future oil & filter changes will be a cinch.

 

1971982418_IMG_20211115_133648365_HDR2.jpg.53fe317e2c6967d11f8f38940e781dbe.jpg

 

Tyre pressures set to 34psi

 

766096455_IMG_20211106_081826373_HDR2.jpg.af4fdc760389d029a0210fcd87e6fb7a.jpg

 

Wheel spacers on and ride height adjusted.

 

975155875_IMG_20211119_132253176_HDR2.jpg.ef414b891c2eecd28baf41378878f2c5.jpg

 

IMG_20211106_084836093_HDR.jpg.b4486aa3c0197aeb2064c45f24bc5a02.jpg

 

In the shop 😄

 

921186933_IMG_20211120_093356288_HDR2.jpg.ec1939e880fd33e9a484261d15feb83f.jpg

 

1873369288_IMG_20211120_100629988_HDR3.jpg.804e5a16eda00067d9b8835d4aff5b76.jpg

 

Now time for a few pulls

 

fotor_1637960057074.jpg.52e8894a9112a7dab0b4e11800fb0305.jpg

 

Best run 251whp and 242wtq 

 

1191422976_IMG_20211120_1417551352.jpg.57fe4c0907e073963033e407e5052cd8.jpg

 

As over on the meet thread, all enjoyed the morning and the friendly service from the team at MSL. The mix of FWD, RWD & AWD coupled with both modified and standard cars made this a really worthwhile meet, same dyno same day. 

Edited by davey_83
  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Better late than never, Winter clean and protection carried out.

 

Pre was

2 bucket wash

Towel dry

SP Pro Neutral Enhance

Soft99 Kiwami sealant

 

SP Pro NE used as a paint cleanse/prep for the LSP. Few days later and in typical fashion it rained. 

 

2119414657_IMG_20211223_125143355_HDR3.jpg.843f2cf68ac7f25eb3461c386805536d.jpg

 

1710603525_IMG_20211223_121929888_HDR2.jpg.5b1336defc89d7e94746afd733f90d32.jpg

 

2027721537_IMG_20211223_121947063_HDR2.jpg.f7bbae87159c68198f592b4394f21c1f.jpg

 

2061610570_IMG_20211223_121937540_HDR2.jpg.d60bd8c2b83ebdb9b8b16b632388decb.jpg

 

After cleaning thought I'd bag the tailpipes to help stop water spotting, as I won't be driving her for a while.

 

1042539791_IMG_20211220_1303471022.jpg.5c98018ebfbad29f0b99e26ef2c115e0.jpg

 

1216910912_IMG_20211220_130131463_HDR2.jpg.3bb50dfe8f559537a81a5d4575d9a6ab.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't you find using a paint cleanser stage TOTALLY transforms the wax experience later?

 

I loath using a wax unless I've either used clay or a paint cleanser (eg. SRP or Autofinesse Tripple). The surface would just feel grabby preventing smooth application and buffing of the wax.

But after a paint cleanse, waxing just feels SOOOO good, with the wax spreading thinly and effortlessly over the paint and buffing off with the slightest of pressure.

 

Very envious of you having the time to do this.

Was just a normal wash and a drying aid LSP for me this week.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...