My slowly evolving Z.....

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Mr G, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    Well, after being Z-less for ages, I finally have her back - and couldn't be happier! :zlove:

    HUGE thanks to Niall (rollin) for all the work he's done on my car, has made me really love the Z again! :zlove: Niall knew exactly what would work with the engine bay, and while there's more to be done, it looks a million times better, love it so much I want a clear bonnet. :D

    First step was a smoothed plenum, powdercoated in a brilliant metallic blue. Unfortunately we've got cloud and rain this week in Brisbane, so no chance to get some shots in the full sunlight yet - just a few snapped on my phone, but you can still see how good the finish is.
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    '''AND NOW! (EDIT: The PTU will be relocated soon, after next round of engine bay bling and blue throttle cover will be replaced with stainless cover)
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    The pictures don't do justice to how brilliant the finish is in the sun, still looks wet and sparkles everywhere!
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    Next was the front bar, and Niall had a modified stock bar that was going to go on temporarily - then he convinced me it would be worth getting rid of the stoneguard and painting it - and I'm so glad I agreed, because it looks really good, especially with the way it matches the flow of the FMIC piping.

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    Few pics with the HID's installed with LED parkers. HID's in the foglights too, but that was too bright for the camera!

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    Again, HUGE thanks to Niall for making this happen - can't recommend him enough, was worth the wait to get my Z one step closer to the dream car I hope she'll become! :zlove:
     
  2. gmbrezzo

    gmbrezzo Moderator Staff Member

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    Love the metalic Blue plenum. looks sweet as. :)
    Niall is really good at his craft and it shows.
    You've got the bling bug now, and its an ongoing thing :)
     
  3. rollin

    rollin First 9

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    Thanks alot Kris, it is really looking good and will only get better from here. Love it ! :zlove:
     
  4. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    I was afraid of that.....LOLl Hmmmm, fuse box covers.... hmmmmm, fan shroud..... hmmmm, ugly power steering reservoir..... :eek:

    You're dead right though, quality shows. :cool:
     
  5. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

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    I applaude your great work!

    How is your wallet looking?

    Good on you for making your Z stand out like that, too often so much effort is put in that isn't recognised. Nice aesthetic touches you've done there. I'm a big fan of that under bonnet colour, mine is done in the same shade but I can't remember the exact name of the colour, care to refresh my memory?

    That battery! :eek: They cubed Kermit? Krayzee sh!t.

    Kudos to you as well rollin.
     
  6. reyoh

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    Very nice! I love that front bar, one of the better looking modified TT bars IMO.
     
  7. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    Not bad at all, as Niall said in this thread, plenum on exchange from $165, mine was a bit more due to the colour required, not sure of the name of the colour - I'm gonna go with "sweet-ass blue". :D

    LOL It's an Amaron battery, 55D23R (600CCA), been really good in the Z, so don't want to get rid of it.... just powdercoat it...... :p

    Thanks Mark - as soon as I saw it, it just suited it perfectly - I think the way the corners are done around the foglights make it work, if it'd been any more square, don't think I would have liked it as much.
     
  8. Mikey5555

    Mikey5555 Grid Runner

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    That metallic blue looks amazing!!! :eek:


    Iv'e also got the same battery, shame they aren't black :(
     
  9. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

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    looking great, Kris ... but yep, something has to be done to the battery .. !!!!
     
  10. RoryZ

    RoryZ Member

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    I would defs tap that
     
  11. lysergic

    lysergic PWRTRIP

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    Nice car, just loose the stickers on the back IMO
     
  12. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    +1... too busy around the back! Keep it OEM!
     
  13. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    You & Anti are both right - they've got to go, HKS sticker covering a pin dent and other one there since it arrived from Japan. I just seem to not notice them anymore! Is something like an orange-oil based cleaner going to be fine for removing the old glue without damaging the paintwork? They're been on there for a while........... :eek:
     
  14. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    Good to hear. Use eucalyptus oil, it'll eat away at leftover glue.
     
  15. frysie

    frysie FRYTECH

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    Oh god... your outside intake pipes are on the opposite to mine. the straight through pipe is on your passenger side?
     
  16. waynoz

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    I'm Loving that Painted Plenum!!!!
     
  17. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    Thanks Batman, it's probably my favourite part of the car. :)
    Just don't tell the Volk rims I said that...
    [TIS]
     
  18. Mr G

    Mr G Active Member

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    Stillen bodykit (front lip, sideskirts, door fillers and rear bar) being put on next week.
     

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