Jump to content
coldel

And the next car is...VXT

Recommended Posts

Super job as always Steve!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/07/2020 at 15:19, coldel said:

Good job done today, @zippypooz wrapping the windscreen surround. Before and after. I have black wheels so turning this black really sets the car off nicely.

 

AA821C38-6B1F-48AD-83EF-1C189CF5C806.jpeg.982727e6056ab582d7afb30d726d2065.jpeg

 

FD6CF6D0-DD9F-4CE6-A3DF-9081D987B1CC.jpeg.696e235a683c0b2546ad51319fe366ea.jpeg

Looks good. Will send you the invoice for renting my drive way on the next bill run.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couldn't help myself, another new part ordered...arrives Friday, fitting on Sunday. Going to do the oil change and filter changes too. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A great thread and I'm thoroughly enjoying reading/seeing the changes/upgrades you are doing to it. B):thumbs:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorting the rad and clam out last time took up so much time finally got around to changing the oil/filter/plug and air filter today, along with this little beaut going on...

 

IMG_9731.jpg.bf31e3b32e0ca51598c50a0fdedc373d.jpg

 

Which goes on like this

 

IMG_9739.jpg.e0a21fa03cad0db56bff6dc2d32e3135.jpg

 

IMG_9743.jpg.2d99b8a03a8b3f82b829ba27e1eda611.jpg

 

Makes a big difference to the look of the car I think and goes with the black and blue theme.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good mate. Enjoy your holiday this weekend.:clap:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You better go at the back of the convoy in case the blu tac fails...

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ironically it has some shiny new bolts holding it on, so when you look at it from behind and from far enough back you seem them up against the black diffuser! Might have to paint them...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And yes, its well documented that these cars as well as their Lotus cousins are glued together for weight saving :teeth:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great weekend driving North Wales with a few of the guys from here (Lake Como reunion!) was just a day but the weather was great and was good to actually give the VX a run. I was the slowest of the lot and will happily admit the car still scares me given the horror stories I hear on ta inter web of them snapping and throwing you off the road. Seriously considering trying for a track day / driving training in it to find its limits as I am sure I got no where near them As I did my best Ms Daisy impression :lol:

 

Stopped at Caffeine and Machine on the way up

 

74F1C2A6-B747-4553-9896-8FBA39FCB29E.jpeg.ae7169611faa89943bb7eb70844a1b19.jpeg

 

Then took a couple of pics whilst going around various roads

 

AA212B84-8D6E-493F-8C5B-4B184F9DD76C.jpeg.4c9ecdb1904f21f6c2918f40f1be489f.jpeg8A603924-5227-4A97-B2F5-A6C876EFEAA2.jpeg.e5387002b6c98491d2c6f85c9ca6560a.jpeg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks a good day out :thumbs:

 

1 hour ago, coldel said:

 Seriously considering trying for a track day / driving training in it to find its limits as I am sure I got no where near them As I did my best Ms Daisy impression :lol:

Would recommend a days one2one at Cat Driver Training with Colin Hoad.  Helped me to explore the limits of the Zed on the various test tracks at Bedford, and once you have done that the confidence levels are on a different level! Money very well spent IMO.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we all did fine mate, whether you've got 6.3L or 1.6L, 1730kg or 920kg there's plenty of fun driving to be had across north Wales without upsetting the locals, plod or the robots.

 

I don't know where you'd drive that racecar at ten tenths Col, but I hope there's a big run off! Defo need some time over the grip limit in a safe space.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looked a great day out and a lovely line up also.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SuperStu said:

I think we all did fine mate, whether you've got 6.3L or 1.6L, 1730kg or 920kg there's plenty of fun driving to be had across north Wales without upsetting the locals, plod or the robots.

 

I don't know where you'd drive that racecar at ten tenths Col, but I hope there's a big run off! Defo need some time over the grip limit in a safe space.

Yeah it was still great fun had big smiles for miles. I think I put my foot all the way to the floor once during the whole weekend actually when we were driving up to meet Damo and Matt coming off a roundabout with a big dual carriageway in front of me and it went sideways almost instantly which possibly played on my mind the rest of the day :lol: didn't dare do that again. 

 

But yes was really ace, we were really lucky with the weather and aside from a few dickhead lorries driving down tiny country roads we had some good clear runs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slowest of the day compared to a hairdresser’s car and a fwd scrabble wagon?! Hand your man card in, sir! :lol: 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Done a fair bit of work on the interior to make it feel new and comfy, last thing really is the dash which had been covered in alcantara but was quite faded and gone a very light grey colour. So decided this weekend would be the weekend to take a punt and get the dash & binnacle out, buy some suede dye and recolour the whole thing. 

 

Here is the dash out, took a fair bit of wiggling and then removing tonnes of bits like the plastic vents etc.

 

IMG_2350.jpg.540aad0ccffc8fb1109b7706a2735498.jpg

 

Cleaned and prepped the material, all brushed in one direction, then sponged on the dye. Dried and did a second coat. Got it to the right level of black I wanted which was not jet black but a premium looking slightly lighter black

 

IMG_2352.JPG.aa430e68c4a6ce0f10a15580c77665d2.JPG

 

Then got it back in the car, looks sooooo much better. 

 

IMG_2354.jpg.c8a636f928cdbbd60c942a5671507ea3.jpg

 

Huge upgrade on the grey that was in there before. Took about 3 hours in all, getting the dash out, prep, dye, dry and putting it all back together again.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work, much nicer and no doubt less glare now also on sunny days 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I will find out in about 8 months time when the sun reappears about the glare :lol:

 

but yes it looks a million times better the interior of the car looks brand new now (well it kinda is!)

Share this post


Link to post
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.


350z-uk.com

370z-uk.com

350z-uk.com

370z-uk.com

×
×
  • Create New...