Cornish Z3

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Kitcat
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Cornish Z3

Post by Kitcat » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 14:36

Well it is Cornish now, picked it up a couple of months ago mechanically its great for a 2001 with 45k no rust 2.2i sport.
Did have a few niggles that I'm sorting, passenger seat would not lower fixed with help from roadster.net and roadster.org.
Paint felt rough so a clay bar later now super smooth. Original radio had been replaced with a sony so the front speakers didn't work, do now thanks to Gaz but I did buy a Blaupunkt CD43 for the when I want the OEM look it works great but the CD skips over bumps and I needed an aux in.
All I need now to sort the wheels they have some bubbling round the edge but as they are the split rim one I will get them redone by the pros.
Will get around to sorting the leather bolster wear at some point, and need to fix the seat belt guide so will do it all at once.
Really looking forward to some of the meets I have seen.
Here is a pic befor I picked it up.
This is my first post so its also my intro more pics and chatter to come.
And thanks for the invaluable info from other posters

All the best and Happy Christmas
Ken

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TR4man
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by TR4man » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 15:08

What a lovely colour

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stevov
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by stevov » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 16:03

Very nice

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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by Z3Jeremy » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 17:42

Hi, What a fabulous paint/wheel/leather combination. Top notch! All the best, Jeremy

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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by Gazza » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 18:05

Welcome to the Forum :wink:

The car looks very nice :D
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Kitcat
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by Kitcat » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 18:06

A few more pics, you can see the seat belt guide thats broken, I believe you have to de-glove the seat to fix that one.Image
I do like the clock as with my eyes I can read it better than the digital ones and I dont care what the MPG is didn't buy it for economy, got it for fun in the dry.
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by wonderloaf » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 18:15

Nice car, nice colour, nice wheels, I'm not at all jealous! Welcome to the forum, it's a good crowd on here . :)
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by deni2s » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 20:00

Very clean look! I like it! Congrats!

t-tony
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by t-tony » Tue 23 Dec, 2014 21:06

Hey Ken, southern boy makes some very nice quality items for repairing seat belt guides without the need to strip the seat. Check them out.

Tony.
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Bonzo
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by Bonzo » Tue 20 Jan, 2015 19:39

Hi Tony, as you probably know I am banned for the time being on .org! :oops: Good to see a familiar friendly face on .net.

Cheers, Bonzo.
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by Del » Tue 20 Jan, 2015 20:04

Very common problem - the originals are a bit of a "design weakness". If you want to go down the OE route this topic may help. It's not difficult but the seats need to come out and a bit of "faffing about" is required - I did mine a couple of years back. BMW still stock them (black only) around £16 each - they are not universal, there is a left and right guide.

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 32&t=24517

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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 20 Jan, 2015 22:06

Great looking car
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t-tony
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by t-tony » Tue 20 Jan, 2015 22:18

Hi Alan, yes I realise. You have my email if you want a natter.

Tony.
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Kitcat
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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by Kitcat » Tue 20 Jan, 2015 22:43

Thanks will de-glove the seat as soon as I wish to retreat the leather as well, and redo the side bolster.

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Re: Cornish Z3

Post by davieb » Sat 24 Jan, 2015 14:15

As regards your wheels, I don't know how far you want to travel, but I'd recommend a firm in Exeter - http://www.southwestwheelrepairs.com/index.html - good guys, did an excellent job on some wheels for me, and seeing some of the quality motors in the garage (Ferrari, Porsche etc), it might give you an idea of how good they are. I paid £336 for a refurb on the wheels on my M125i, but this was slightly dearer than normal as I had to leave the car with them. I think it was about £20 per wheel cheaper if I could have simply taken the wheels in.

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