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Old 22nd February 2017, 20:49
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I saw that, they have also added the chrome trim along the bottom, I can see that fouling the windscreen wipers at the rest position. I have seen the trim heated and curved which I think looks much neater but more work.
How have people got on with windscreen washers? I can see only one set in stainless steel on Ebay and the fitting thread looks a bit short for fitting on a GRP bonnet. Don't want to fit chrome washers as the will be Chinese and will rust in front of my eyes.
My TVR Griffith had plastic pipes that went up the wiper arm and sprayed directly onto the screen, I'm considering this as an option.http://www.racetechdirect.co.uk/rd70...er-jet-kit.asp

I read that you are coming to the BBQ. Just to let you know that you are not welcome. If you must insist on coming in your car with it's perfect paint, you must park at least 2 streets away

I have the bonnet and boot lid painted in reface, Door skins ready to paint and the front and rear clams just about ready for a coat as well. Just waiting for a calm day as I'm waiting in the back garden, no poofty heated booths for me!

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Old 22nd February 2017, 21:53
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You could easily get some extended adaptors machined in stainless to take your washer jets.
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Old 23rd February 2017, 08:19
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I saw that, they have also added the chrome trim along the bottom, I can see that fouling the windscreen wipers at the rest position.
I gotta say I actually think running the trim along the bottom is a really smart move by Nubodi. The problem with the Z3 is the screen rake which ends up with a much longer windscreen than the original - without that bottom strip the windscreen just looks massively long and highlights the issue IMHO. He's also used a really wide strip because the trim on the original is big anyway but also also because (I think anyway) it allows you to make the windscreen look a tad smaller by sitting it off centre (reducing the visible glass area).

Also got to hand it to him for the dash mold he's produced which looks really good - no idea if he'll sell them separately but it's a great way of disguising the original without the full blown rip out a la DNA
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Old 23rd February 2017, 10:02
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The dash does look good but I couldn't live with the fact that it doesn't work and you have to use a WiFi dongle and use you phone. Carbon do a range of aftermarket clocks and if you look in the technical section it give a pretty good idea of how to wire them up. All beyond me but I'm sure someone with some electrical knowledge could work it out. Would make a great how to post for the rest of us.

Many years ago in the mid seventies I used to babysit for a family, high point of my evening was getting a lift back in his brand new 400i. I always remember the dash, it had a velvet finish, I keep thinking that one of these replacement dashes would look great in a flocked finish.
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Old 23rd February 2017, 13:32
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You just need an OBD2 gauge controller like Painless or get a set of OBD2 gauges:

http://www.speedhut.com/gauges/?catid=f233|f215

Speedo and Tacho to stock gauge interface from OBD2 $99

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd825.htm


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Old 23rd February 2017, 15:27
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That looks doable, now can you find me some repro gauges that will work with the STA-1000
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Old 23rd February 2017, 16:31
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Make sure your Z3 has the OBD2 connection. Mine has the propriety BMW 16 pin type. You can still get aftermarket connecters but not much in the way of dashboard and dial controllers
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Old 23rd February 2017, 21:09
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It wouldn't be hard to retro fit old style gauges with matching sender units. The choice is endless.
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Old 23rd February 2017, 21:10
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... plastic pipes that went up the wiper arm and sprayed directly onto the screen, ...
I did that using Alfa Spyder wipers with jets.
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Old 24th February 2017, 17:47
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Question for Jeff.
I've used the reface on the bonnet, boot and door skins, flatted it all off and am pleased with the results.
However it seems to go on very thinly and dry, I almost get a textured finish. If I pool the paint I get a better wet result and need to pool it in some areas to fill in the pinholes in the filler.

Isit possible to thin the paint using 2k thinners or will that make reface to thin to do it's job?

I'm using a state of the art HVLP gravity gun with a 2.5 tip (Ebay 23) running at about 35psi. I am also using the state of the art spray booth (back garden and a workmate).

At this rate you may have to park your car a whole town away from the BBQ!
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Old 24th February 2017, 18:15
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could be the temperature (far too cold )if your doing it outside your air line pressure sounds a bit low to me too try 50 to 60 psi

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Old 24th February 2017, 18:45
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The book of words says 3>3.5 bar. I did start off at 50psi and slowly dropped the pressure which seemed to help. Nice warm sunny day down south today with no wind.
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Old 24th February 2017, 20:15
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Thanks Jeff, the speckled egg finish is eggsactly (couldn't resist) what I am getting.
Once it has been flatted down it really does look super smooth.
Doesn't go very far, 1.5 litres has done bonnet, boot and door skins so I hope 3 litres should do the car but I have only put two coats on each panel. Will have a high build 2k primer on top.
I had almost forgotten how crap I was at painting.
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That looks fantastic Jeff, you must be really pleased with how it's turned out.
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Old 11th March 2017, 17:38
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OK, no serious insights from me just a comment that I think this car is brilliant. Really love the colour, the wheels and the little details.

I wonder what one would look like in Old English White . . .
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Old 11th March 2017, 18:36
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Looks cracking the benchmark has definitely been set...
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Old 11th March 2017, 18:39
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Hi Bob,

Yes I am happy enough with it, their are bits of it that could be better but I have resigned myself to saying it is a Glass car and I can live with a couple of small blemishes here and there.

I am quite astonished at the reaction it gets on the road, I wasn't prepared for that at all.

Still a few bits to do to it but at least i can use the thing now rather than it gathering dust in the wkshop.

I worked it out that it has taken me 9 months to build as I took 3 months off doing the Blue car for my customer.

I have had an offer for the car already but I am still in the Honeymoon phase at the moment, the chap has asked me to price one up to put together for him so we will wait and see.
The car is simply stunning , are you going to take it up to Stoneliegh in a few weeks time ?

If I had a spare 30k I would be in a position to make an offer too !
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Old 11th March 2017, 19:11
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Old 11th March 2017, 23:09
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Great looking Car Jeff. Wow.

Sounds flipping cool too

My compliments

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Having peered through the photos for the third time, the quality of work and the finished result is fantastic.

You are either highly skilled or plagued with OCD!

Either way - good job...
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