Progress on my Z3 - pix

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russg84
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Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by russg84 » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 16:53

Original pictures (as bought):
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Making some progress on my zed (see previous posts)
This was sat in someones garden for over a year, gathering dirt, grime and mould. So at this stage, I have just given everything a really good restoration.
Still plenty to do but I have the bodywork, wheels and hood looking good and the engine has had a service and running well. Interior is still its downfall and I am in the hunt for a few bits in pieces if anyone can help. See post in stock exchange.

Any suggestions as to where to go next? I'm keen on getting some chrome side gills...

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Buz007
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by Buz007 » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 20:23

Looks good to me! :nerd:
''need I remind you 007, you have a licence to kill...not to break the traffic laws''

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lebigmec
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by lebigmec » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 20:25

It's looking great, Russ!
Be patient, you will get all the parts you're looking for!

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OldskoolRS
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by OldskoolRS » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 15:01

When you said the interior still needs work I wasn't expecting it to look as good as that...it looks more than acceptable to me.

I'd leave the chrome side grilles off though; IMHO they make it look cheap and ironically they are anything but.

Nice job. 8-)

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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by Rafolian » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 20:04

Have to agree with you oldskoolrs on the gills, though everybody to their own!

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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by Del » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 20:18

The car looks good and the interior looks good in the pictures. Personally, I would always work with the interior colour leather presented to me and would just clean and renovate. Steering wheels can be recovered, new mats can be bought and matching gators for handbrake and gear stick obtained easily and cheaply. Beige is probably cooler to sit on in the summer - I find my black seats can feel red hot on hot June days. :D

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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 05 Apr, 2014 21:28

Chrome grills all the way!
Here come the girls.....
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by russg84 » Fri 16 May, 2014 17:54

Further progress made with the zed. Few pictures to update

EXTERIOR
Chrome gills fitted - sourced for £50 on ebay (bargain!!!)
Hood refurbished - meguairs hood cleaner and some good old fashioned boot polish
Rear window restored - Renovo plastic window cleaner
Magnetic stone guards - Sourced from a very kind member (Trayton)
LOTS of cleaning goodies. HIGHLY recommend demon shine. Magic stuff!
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INTERIOR
Leather seats refurbished - Gliptone Liquid leather - magic stuff
Dash, door cards and steering wheel refurbed - As above, liquid leather followed by some elbow grease and boot polish, worked a treat
New pioneer mp3 head unit to replace the dated JVC tape player
OEM gear knob in polished aluminium - ebay purchase (required a lot of grinding and polishing)
Chrome light switch
Door speaker grills - replaced - again sourced from a very kind zroadster member (Trayton)
Coin pocket in door card - as above
Cigarette lighter button replaced
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Still trying to source a new centre console, waiting for the right one
Slow but steady progress. There is SO MUCH more to do! :head:

The next must-haves - tonneau cover and wind deflector. Unfortunately these don't come cheap!! :?

Brian4
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by Brian4 » Fri 16 May, 2014 18:10

Looking smart now, credit to your hard work.
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Captain
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by Captain » Fri 16 May, 2014 18:57

Looking good :)
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lebigmec
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Re: Progress on my Z3 - pix

Post by lebigmec » Sun 18 May, 2014 22:39

Your car is looking great now, Russ. Glad to see the bits & pieces you had from me have been put to good use. I hope you've been stacking on a few miles in it this weekend, the weather's been great for Z' ing.
We will have to catch up again sometime soon mate.
Trayton.

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