Introducing myself and my Zed.

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Introducing myself and my Zed.

Post by Zedtree » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 00:57

Hi guys. thought you might be interested in taking a look at my pride n joy. I bought it off a friend that lost control of it and flipped it over. Since he had no interest in repairing it I took it upon myself to return it to its former glory. The pics here are just the highlights of the last year or more. Apart from a trailing arm which is out of camber it is pretty much back to where it should be with a few slight improvements along the way.
Hope you all approve of the repairs. Its a pleasure to be part of this Z family now... If I can be of any help to anyone along the way just let me know.
Thanks.... Zedtree :drive ... =slideshow

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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 01:48

Wow... if the photos of it looking complete are the "after" photos.. and the others are of the state she was in... then can i just say... bloody good job!! You were a brave man taking that on! The car looks great! :bow

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Post by Cloz » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 03:07

HI Zedtree,

Welcome a board. Nice job you have done :thumb:


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Post by komis » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 09:06

:shock: respect.... :thumb:

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Post by shantybeater » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 17:25

good job! thats a serious bit of restoration :bow
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Post by DC » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 17:42

Welcome Zedtree, sounds like your friend wasn't badly hurt (I hope).

Though lots of bodywork damage the Z seems to have protected the occupant and the windscreen surround seems to have taken the strain very well.
Did the roll hoops in fact touch the ground at all?
I'm interested as mine doesn't have hoops.

Well done with the project!
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Post by hornel Z3M » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 18:09

WoW. You derserve a medal for taking that project on, i was totally stressed putting a bloody induction kit on, well done and welcome to the forum.

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Post by Hang_em_high » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 21:48

Incredible that you took that on :o you've done an amazing job,for most that would have been on its way to zed heaven.
Well done and welcome to the forum, im sure you'll have plenty of valuable input.

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Post by Razor » Mon 18 Oct, 2010 06:29

Welcome Zedtree,
Awsome job done on the Z. Hope you will enjoy this forum.

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Post by Jonttt » Mon 18 Oct, 2010 22:18

Hi zedtree, great job with the repair :thumb:

I assume from the pics that the car was rolled with the hardtop on :?:
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Post by Zedtree » Tue 19 Oct, 2010 00:34

Thanks everyone for all of your kind comments on my Zed. It was a labour of love and although there were some frustrating times it was a very worthwhile effort as the car is way too nice to see it end up on top of a pile of junkers in a breakers yard.

To answer one or two Q's;
1. No one was physically hurt in the accident. Just a lot of pride dented.
2. Yes, There was a hard top fitted which took a lot of the impact, It
slid along the road on the hardtop and the bulge on the middle of the
bonnet after it flipped over.
3. The pics of the finished car are the ones posted as it is now. There is
no real sequence to the photoslide as it was my first time putting it
together and using photobucket. So please excuse the lack of
professionalism :lol:

once again thank you all for making me feel very welcome and appreciated. and I look forward to getting to know each one of you a little better in the weeks to come.

Cheers, Zedtree

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Post by tcrichton » Tue 19 Oct, 2010 09:35

Wow, a true labour of love!

Fantastic looking car, something to be truly proud of!

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Post by DC » Tue 19 Oct, 2010 10:46

Thanks for the answers, keep up the good work.
Dave. 1998 Arctic Silver Z3 M44 1.9 Automatic

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Post by Dolfan » Tue 19 Oct, 2010 11:28

I agree a great job....Enjoy.

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Post by amancuso » Fri 29 Oct, 2010 03:46

Great job! Welcome, and thanks for saving a Z!

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