My Z Was Broken Into Last Night:(

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by ADAMZX, Jul 7, 2015.


    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    I would love to but i havent washed the z in months and i cant pressure hose it diwn properly with a taped up window:(. Im just fussy and want my z to be looking its best for a car show.
  2. OZX_320

    OZX_320 Detachable Member

    Turns out my spare is a drivers side. EL strip has been removed however, but plastic clip on housing is still there. Condition is pretty good, some very light scratches on the black lower section. All threaded inserts in tact.

    Busy as hell packing, but will endeavour to get pics up in the upcoming days.

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    Not worries mate, thank you so much for looking for me, I'm sure it will be worth using and I can swap the EL panel over hopefully.
  4. Bob Lloyd-Jones

    Bob Lloyd-Jones Oldreverbob

    It is worst when they brake the eggs and empty them down the front air vents on a hot day that's what they did to my mates car.

    RENZED Girl in the black beast

    So sorry to see this Adam :(

    Glad you've already had a lot of help and starting to get her all fixed up again :) - That is just can full comp not cover glass - what a bloody joke!!

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    Thanks renee, yeah i don't understand the logic behind it either but thats the ropes and so i have wear it for now.

    Latest update from Japan is, I can get brand new 1/4 glass from Nissan but its gonna cost me a little over $600+ for just the glass which is abit more expensive then I was expecting it to be but thats what costs. The good news is the glass will be better then the 1/4 glass i had installed 3 years ago as this new glass will have the Series 6 factory UV Cut half mirror glass to match the LH side UV Cut glass on the LH side, I install as part of my project.

    Money is a little tight atm but I can manage and I'm even thinking I might host a Z garage sale soon as a means to recoup the expense of fixing the Z up. Stay tuned for a listing in the coming events section for details. If anyone is interested in the idea please send me a pm and let me know if your interested.
  7. bigmax

    bigmax Member

    Sorry to see your car damaged like that Adam. I know you put a great deal of work into your car to keep it original. And you take pride in your car. Pity the scum bag that broke into your car does not have the same pride in him self. Chin up Bigmax.:bash:

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    Thanks mate, as ive said really appreciate everyone's comments and support and by the end of all this my z will be better off and looking good.
  9. bRACKET

    bRACKET Do Right Dean

    My mate who lives in the same street called me and told me he saw your window was broken man, he didn't see or hear anything though :(

    Looks like you'll have her back up to spec again soon mate!
  10. ADAMZX

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    Thanks dean yeah from what ive heard speaking to neighbours eggings are common down the street but random as to who gets egged. It seems whoever did this to my z might be targetting jap sport cars but who knows really.

    Yeah ive paid for and ordering the new glass just gotta wait for it to arrive from japan and then ive gotta organise with obrien to install the 1/4 glass into the z. Hopefully should be all fixed in 3 weeks time.

    The scary part about this is it looks like nissan might be discontinuing the rear 1/4 glass windows which has me worried about future attempts to source these windows if heaven forbbid another is damaged i may be forced to go second hand:(
  11. Smidey

    Smidey Smidey

    pm sent mate

    just hoping to help sad to hear :(
  12. ADAMZX

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    So I thought id update everyone on how my repairs are going, after a month of waiting I finally received my rear 1/4 window from japan and thankfully it was the half mirror version I was wanting to match the LH side 1/4 window panel I installed back in 2012.

    I thought it would be a pretty easy thing to install and so my Dad and I attempted to install it last weekend but we soon discovered how difficult it could be and after several attempts to install the window I decided to pull the plug and put the old temp glass back in and now I'm going to organise for an O'brien specialist to do the install for me which means another 2 weeks wait before I can get it fixed.

    Then this happened last night


    my wife noticed my door was not fully closed when she went to work and called me up to let me know thinking my battery might be flat.

    I quickly checked the car to find the door unlocked and my key barrel has been severally bashed with probably a screwdriver to force the break the lock off its mount to unlock the door.

    I checked the contents of my car and found nothing was stolen and thankfully none of my windows have been broken, but I am fearing my Z safety as its the second attempt to steal my car and I have no really way to stop these scum of the earth thieves.

    The barrel still works though but because the lock pin that holds it into position has moved or come off the handle, the barrel is now inside the door and so cant be used. So i will have to use the passenger door to lock and unlock the car using the central locking which is no big deal and I will have to pull the door apart this weekend and have a look at the damage

    I will also be fast tracking my keyless entry install and possible disconnect the key barrels so if they attempt to do this again they will not succeed in breaking into my car.

    Things just go from bad to worst for me this year:(.​
  13. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    Dude go store your car elsewhere for a while. Lesser of two evils
  14. ADAMZX

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    I wish I could, unfortunately I'm living with my parents in-law while the wife and I save for a house and I cant use their garage as its occupied by the tradies in the family with all their expensive tools in the back of the utes. I've moved my parking spot now to the driveway instead of just in front of the house on the concrete nature-strip. Hopefully that might stop this bullshit from happening again.
  15. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

    I really feel for you buddy, Having been through a very similar experience years ago (3 car break ins within 2 months) I understand the feeling of helplessness and aprehension at every sound you hear outside. I can only hope for your piece of mind that these scum move on and find another target or better yet someone actually catches them and they get what they deserve.
  16. CARZ

    CARZ Member

    For probably less than your next insurance claim excess, you can do your in laws the massive favour of buying some very good quality CCTV gear & install it yourself. Don't buy a kit from a retailer or off the internet - most of those aren't worth the effort of installing (let alone the purchase cost). Ring your local Honeywell Security or Bosch Security office. And if they say you've got to have an account, I can order it & you just go pick it up. Massive deterrent (people tend to stop even dropping their soft drink cans or letting their dogs crap on your lawn once they can see you've got cameras) & years worth of peace of mind.
  17. Fists

    Fists Well-Known Member

    Although they're a pain in the arse for a daily car covers can be a good way to raise the effort it takes for people to mess with your car, might be worthwhile.
  18. ADAMZX

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

    Thanks mate, I'm trying not to let it affect me but its hard sometimes. I just hope it doesn't happen again so I can finish the repairs and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

    I think the savor from this incident for me was my club lock which i religiously put on the car every day whenever its parked. Even when I get keyless entry installed in my car, I will continue to use a club lock to add that extra protection from having my car stolen.

    After notifying my parents inlaw they are now looking into CCTV cameras now so I'll try and push for them to be install as soon as possible, as it may help deter or catch the pricks who are doing this to my car. If they dont go through ill be in touch mate, thank you.

    My Dad suggested the car cover as well, and as much as I can understand the reason behind a cover, I don't know how feasible it would be but i'll look into it as it might also help deter thrives which is what I need to do right now.

    thank you again guys for all the support, I feel so lucky to be apart of this forum and this car club.
  19. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe the in laws are trying to give you a hint?

  20. ugame

    ugame user #1

    You youngans need to watch more 80's movies.

    This situation is easily fixed.


    Seriously though....time to lay a trap and be ready to scare the shit out of the low lives.

    It sure isn't any professionals or bikies. They'd know what a Zed is (or isn't) worth. And Im sorry, but in the current market, a zed is only worth stealing for very few reasons

    1) Drive it like you stole it and then dump it when the tyres blow or you hit a pole
    2) Drive it like you stoke it and then burn it
    3) Strip it for parts (not really worth the effort unless it's someone IN THIS COMMUNITY RIGHT HERE)
    4) You're the dumbest mother fker and you think it's a ferrari.

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