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Discussion in 'Z Re-builds' started by mtopxsecret6, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. lidz

    lidz Active Member

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    Looks like the lower half of a veilside spoiler.
    So what happened, insurance changed their mind on it being written off or allowed you to buy it back? Glad you've managed to hold onto it after all the work you've put in.
     
  2. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    From what I have seen on this forum, what he said is it.
    The top part is missing.

    You could smooth out those tips and make it tidier, but your damaged hatch looked like it should be tidied up and kept.

    So not getting the wide body kit?
     
  3. SrAfciGeR

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    Yap bottom part of Veliside.
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    Yeah tell us more what is going on with insurance?
     
  4. mtopxsecret6

    mtopxsecret6 Member

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    And here we go

    Being a metal fab guy, I decided to have a play with the panel to learn a bit about panel beating and beating panels. I bought a cheaper panel slide hammer and went to town.

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    90% of the damage has been pulled back out.
    Too hard isn't an option in my books.
    I'll leave the rest for the panel beater to smooth out and shape profile. Then paint. I'm trying to find what a black 732 zed actually looks like. I'm not sure if mine is a true 732 black. Anyone in Brisbane have one I can come look at?
     
  5. Sketchy

    Sketchy Sick to the power of rad

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    Wow, some thick bog in that third shot!

    Now got me thinking what colour our black zed actually is, 732 is the vin plate color code I take it?
     
  6. mtopxsecret6

    mtopxsecret6 Member

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    I've had the excess waived, I've got the car back, $1200 to buy back, $4000 payout. The vehicle has not been written off, and is not unregistered. I had to fight hard to get this aswell. It was the worse insurance experience I've had. Cant believe I had to fight to get what i wanted. Off to Shannon's now to insure both cars there.
     
  7. lidz

    lidz Active Member

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    If you have a second car look into veteran, vintage, classic cover. I use it in Vic with RACV, NRMA do it in NSW, would just need to check for QLD. Can't be only car, min 15 years old, 9000km per year (honour system), all mods listed & premium is 1/4 what I paid with shannons!
     
  8. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

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    Yes.

    I too left Shannons after some displeasure with their service after many years of being with them. Moved all 3 cars over to RACV, each one getting the same cover as Shannons (and better in some regards), but for less money. The biggest was the Zed. Going from $1200/year with Shannons to $278/year with RACV VCC, with a much higher agreed value.

     
  9. mtopxsecret6

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    Yeah, the vin code is 732. Mine has had a respray, its black mettalic, though I think its missing the pearl. The painter yesterday said it had a pearl, though the spare fuel flap i've bought has more metallic and pearl in it. So I don't know whats actually right.

    So shannons isnt the way to go?
     
  10. mtopxsecret6

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    I fixed the back quarter myself
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    Black duct tape for the win!!
     
  11. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    So the tape looks like a good match for black 732

    Visit your old insurer and point to the car (parked across the road) let them know how wrong their insurance assessor was. You are driving the car around so soon and it will be sorted very soon. They got it wrong and lost a customer
     
  12. mtopxsecret6

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    AND...
    Fixed!
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    Have to wait till I can block it down and make it smooth again.
    so happy
     
  13. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Good outcome in the end mate!
     
  14. mtopxsecret6

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    getting wheely excited!

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  15. mtopxsecret6

    mtopxsecret6 Member

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    ORANGE PEEL
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    GLASS
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  16. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    It is like magic, you have rescued her. She is better than she was.

    Have I just watched an episode of Car SOS or For the Love of Cars?:D
     
  17. mtopxsecret6

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    hatch lid refined.

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  18. mr_sky

    mr_sky New Member

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    Just read this thread from start to finish. Great job, the paintwork looks mint! What methodology did you use to get rid of the orange peel on the doors?

    Pics required of the Nismo wheels fitted, stat.
     
  19. mtopxsecret6

    mtopxsecret6 Member

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    #leave me alone, I know what im doing!

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    Chemical guys 5050 limited edition.
    Want detailing done on your car, msg me.
     
  20. mtopxsecret6

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    I havent done anything with the nismo wheels yet. Ive been preoccupied with other things. I need wheel nuts and spacers first.
     

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