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Hola folks. 

Some time since I've been around these parts, and even longer since I was in any kind of car scene. Kids etc forced me hand and I sold my last toy back in 2015.

 

Lots has happened since then, and when we lost one of the founder members I bought his private number plate from the guy who bought Martins 350z.

I always wanted to get those plates back onto a Zed one day. After a "life's too short" tragedy a few weeks back it was decided to put my ass in gear and sort something. 

So here we have it. OK, it's not a Z33 or Z34. But Martin owned a Z32 back in the day and I'm sure those of you who remember him will appreciate his plate living on. 

 

 

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Welcome back lexx 

 

Stunning example, plate will be a nice tribute to Martin 

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Nice to here from you lexx. 

My brother had a new 300zx and still hankerers after one!

Sadly I never met Martin but know of all the hard work he put into this forum over the years before his passing.

The plate is a great tribute to him.

 

 

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Hi Lexx, I'm still here, nice to hear from you again :)

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Hi Lexx  :wave:

 

Welcome back, I hope all is well with you?

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Who are you again? ;) 

 

Good to see you back on here fella, now get that rust bucket up and running! :lol:

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As Dan alludes to above, it's far from a perfect car. Has a number of rust issues that need attention, but I bought it eyes open and have plans in place. 

 

What I didn't account for was finding out that the ignition was completely shagged and coukd be started with the key, a screwdriver, or a lollypop stick. 

£300 lighter from JP Car Parts and I managed to get a brand new OEM full set of keys and locks/ignition. 

 

Much much swearing later and a new ignition is in. Locks etc to follow. 

It'll be slow progress over next 2 weeks as the class bubble my 2 girls are in have been told to isolate so there goes my 3 weeks of free time to work on it! 

 

 

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I am sure that will/would put a smile on Martin's face that you have not only taken over his space "on the bridge" but now have his "number" to display on a ZED model he once owned.

 

Good on you Al :clap:

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Welcome back Lexx! :thumbs:

 

Great looking car, love that colour and great seeing that old plate again. 

 

Those were happy times, I can still see his ciggy ash blowing out of the window as I was behind him in mine on the Scottish Haggis run. :lol:

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Welcome back buddy i can remember Martin and that plate, look forward to seeing your zx up and running :teeth:

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Lovel tribute with the plate Lex!

 

Great to see you back on the forum again and look forward to seeing the progress with this one.

 

 

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Thats a really nice tribute. :thumbs:

 

Car looks good in that colour.

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Had a little time to muck about with the Zed the past couple of days. Mostly involving removing stuff to be honest. 

 

Instrument cluster removed to replace a duff bulb and trace some wiring. 

Drivers side door lock replaced. 

Full rear interior stripped out so that I could get a boroscope into the sills. 

Although the sills are bad (I was aware of it) they are way way better than I expected and don't need full replacement. Just the rear sill returns on both sides. My mig welding sucks unfortunately so will have to pay for this to be done. Hey-ho. 

 

 

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Well that could be worse :)

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Welcome back Lexx. Great tribute to the Legend Martin. :D

 

Paul 

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For a Jap car of that vintage in the UK those inner cills look better than expected. Try plug welding them a bit at a time? 

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19 hours ago, stanski said:

For a Jap car of that vintage in the UK those inner cills look better than expected. Try plug welding them a bit at a time? 

The inner support sill requires seam welding. 

Whilst I can stick two pieces of metal together it isn't pretty and would take a body shop longer to sort out for paint than it would for them to just do it. 

I'd hoped to get it booked in before Christmas for the work, but I don't see that happening. 

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4 hours ago, Lexx said:

The inner support sill requires seam welding. 

Whilst I can stick two pieces of metal together it isn't pretty and would take a body shop longer to sort out for paint than it would for them to just do it. 

I'd hoped to get it booked in before Christmas for the work, but I don't see that happening. 

Ok understood. Good luck with it. Keep us posted.:thumbs:

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