My RB26 260Z Project

EF Ian

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Work on the rear quarter panels




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Tufty

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Bloody good is an understatement they are absolutely out standing in the work and detail they get into.

Hands down this is the best build thread on here and the updates keep getting better and better.
 

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Outstanding work!

It's amazing the amount of filler and dodgy repairs hiding under there too... Anyone buying old cars, beware!
 

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Wouldn't necessarily say the repairs are dodgy. Just old. And then corroded after that

I'd say a lot of what goes on in some bodyshops today could be deemed dodgy too yet not a word said. Once it's covered with paint, nobody knows ( unless its a green M3 diesel 5 door estate )

And I'd also say there is a lot far worse done in perfectly normal cars getting welded for MOT.
 

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They really are bloody good
They Sure are



Bloody good is an understatement they are absolutely out standing in the work and detail they get into.
Difference between a bodyshop and a restoration shop I guess.. (y) And then of course there are different levels of restoration shop so you still have to choose carefully, looks like I chose well..





It's amazing the amount of filler and dodgy repairs hiding under there too... Anyone buying old cars, beware!
If you buy a classic, buy a restored one only if you can see multiple photos of the restoration work before the filler stage, otherwise you might be better off buying a cheaper rusty but untouched one, at least you know what you are getting.




Wouldn't necessarily say the repairs are dodgy. Just old. And then corroded after that
I guess not dodgy in general, but dodgy for this level of car, not for a cheaper daily driver. There was little to know rust around a lot of the repairs, so I guess if you don't mind having some heavy filler in places then it would be ok.




I'd say a lot of what goes on in some bodyshops today could be deemed dodgy too yet not a word said. Once it's covered with paint, nobody knows ( unless its a green M3 diesel 5 door estate )
For sure, in some shops. But when you see the time required to properly and neatly repair metal you can understand that most people would not want to pay for the labour and are happy with a messy but sound metal repair covered with filler as most of the time it will be perfectly good enough and will look 100% on the surface. Like mine I guess, everyone that had seen this in the flesh pre blasting has said it was mint and wtf are you going to bare metal for.




And I'd also say there is a lot far worse done in perfectly normal cars getting welded for MOT.
Thats a given.





New Bumpers arrived, looks like I made the right choice going with chromed stainless over polished stainless.

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Outstanding work!

It's amazing the amount of filler and dodgy repairs hiding under there too... Anyone buying old cars, beware!

Interestingly and not to hijack Ian's thread too much. A friend of mine (I believe Ian knows him too) had a Datsun which had some very interesting repairs carried out in America.

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Looked amazing, after I took it to the sand blasters for him, not so much.

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EF Ian

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Yes, Liams discovery was tragic, no coming back from that kind of problem, kudos to him for keeping on with the build, albeit with a new shell. Its certainly the far cheaper option.
 

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That bulkhead/tunnel repair is an interesting one ? Unless it has some massive flywheel/trans failure that blew it up at some point
 
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