DirtDobber & Momma

DammitGirl

Newbie
American Zeds
Joined
Jul 22, 2018
Messages
3
Location
USA
Model of Z
3 2.2i
Hey y’all! Just got here via safari from the south, if you can’t already tell.
I bought my lil DirtDobber over a year ago and had to put her in dry-dock immediately following a health scare.
But now I’m up and running and she’s out of the hooscow!
Time to start fixing her up and playing mechanic.

About DirtDobber:
She’s a 2002 Z3 2.2i with 149,000 miles on her - wow- . She’s had a lot of owners too - poor things been passed around more than a pair of dice in a truck stop casino! I wasn’t her first owner, but maybe I’ll be her last.

List of To-Do’s Include:
Paint Job - oh boy does she need paint!
Top restoration - the top doesn’t wanna go all the way down and is even harder to get back up! Motor? Assembly? Frame? Idk
Emblem replacements - one washed off?!?!?
New door handles - good lord, somebody secured ‘em back on with WOOD SCREWS!
Probably new window motors
New emergency brake handle
Maybe new door panels - idk just yet
New sound system - pretty obvious update.

And....Whatever mechanics come along - so far she runs *pretty good - with a couple issues I’ll be tackling soon: like motor surging on idle after a run & not wanting to fire up immediately about ever 15th start >>>

Thankfully she came with a couple brand new body pieces in the trunk already.

So guess what the husband said when he came home and found I’d bought a Z?
Go on guess?


Did you guess “Dammit, Girl” ♥

Yeah, I’m gonna have fun with this.
 

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andyglym

Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
Supporter
British Zeds
Joined
Feb 20, 2015
Messages
20,004
Location
Moresby, West Cumbria, England
Model of Z
2.8 Roadster
:welcome:to the forum from West Cumbria, England. That's a fair old list you have to do. Nice to see another Zed (Zee) being saved. Pop up a progress thread so we can see how you're getting along. Good luck.
 

Jack Ratt

Zorg Guru (V)
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British Zeds
The West Country
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7,813
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TRURO, CORNWALL
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2.8i AUTO and 2.8i MANUAL
Hello and welcome to the forum
 

Mazza

Zorg Guru (IV)
Supporter
British Zeds
The M44 Massive
Joined
Nov 1, 2017
Messages
3,597
Location
Bognor Regis
Model of Z
Z3 1.9 M44 Roadster Z3 2.8 Project
Hi and welcome to the forum from The South Coast of England.
Good luck with the restoration. Lots of help on here when you need it.
 

Shelly

Zorg Expert (I)
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British Zeds
East Anglian Crew
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Messages
22,264
Location
Norfolk
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Z4 2.0 20i M Sport sDrive
:welcome: Hi and welcome to ZroadSter :coolsteer)
 

Bazza

Zorg Guru (IV)
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British Zeds
The West Country
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Messages
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Verwood Dorset
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2.8 Roadster
:welcome: from me in sunny Dorset :highfive:
 

Slam

Zorg Guru (IV)
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British Zeds
Joined
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Messages
3,463
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SE London/Kent borders
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Z3 2.8 & Z4 coupe
Hi and welcome from London, excellent introduction
 

Mint

Zorg Expert (I)
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British Zeds
East Anglian Crew
Joined
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Location
Stafford, UK
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2.2 & 3.0 Sport
Hi @DammitGirl,:welcome: to the forum from me too in Staffordshire, UK. Good luck with your resto.:thumbsup:
 
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