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Z3cades S50 Progress Journal

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by z3cade, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    The new addition is my 98 S50 //M


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    The engine bay =p~

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  2. badman gee

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    :D

    :-bd
     
  3. Macca

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    I can't wait to see it in the flesh Liam. Hope your bringing it to the Feb meal.
     
  4. badman gee

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    8-x
     
  5. Macca

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    Ooooo, very good. you coming in yours Mark?
     
  6. badman gee

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    :eek:)
     
  7. EnthuZiaZT

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    Oh no, looks like I shall have to get to work on ours now, just to keep up the the Jones's s:rolleyes
    Looks good in the pics. Liam. Hoping for good Feb weather for spotting Zeds and walking in Sandringham. s:mrgreen
     
  8. badman gee

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    :p
     
  9. z3cade

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    Re: Z3cades S50 Thread

    Thanks for your comments guys, can we keep this thread just on my car progress please, hence why I've started a new journal thread, Ta. ;)
     
  10. EnthuZiaZT

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    Sorry Liam, Will do.
    Have you decided whether you are going to change the colour of the wheels back to standard or not yet?
     
  11. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    Dont worry ;) No i think the car is going to stay as it is for the moment as the wheels are perfect condition and it would be a waist of money changing them back.. plus i love the finish of them with the Estroil fleck, its nice to be different
     
  12. badman gee

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    you are different mate ;)
     
  13. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    After surfing the net i managed to find some instructions for the Alpine headunit that came with the car and found out the illumination could be changed.. The blue was to bright at night but the red matched the rest of the dash lights... result!!

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  14. z3cade

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    Sill removal and rust prevention

    Today the sills were removed so i could remove the mud and muck that had collected over the years on the sills, i also treated the areas so there should be no problems in the future for rust s:mrgreen

    Sill removal

    Jack up the car and place on axle stands
    Remove wheels
    remove rear arch liner

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    Remove kick pannel trim and door rubber

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    remove kick pannel plastic plug

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    Remove kick pannel by lifting up

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    You may brake some plastic clips so remove broken clips from holes

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    Remove front arch liner

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    Remove screw from front arch, top front of sill (use 10mm ratchet)

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    Remove three screws for the small side pannel, detatch side repeater and remove

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    Get a friend to help, but a good friend not a nutter... s:rolleyes

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    Remove screws from under the sill

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    Remove screw from rear arch

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    Remove small plastic trim from inside door and remove bolts that hold rear arch to allow better access for the screw behind it

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    Remove final bolts from top of the sill that were under the kick pannel and remove sill

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    Clean up box section and check for rust

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    Treat areas with rust with your prefered products

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    I used zinc 182 primer, clear waxoyl spray for inside box sections and original waxoyl underseal

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    Treated rear box section

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    Treated front box section

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    Sand down any rust found on the sill and treat with your desired products

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    Now just reverse the removal process and replace the sill, Job done :-bd

    Luckly mine wasnt bad at all with rust but im glad ive done them so its now protected for the future.. i would recomend doing them
     
  15. z3cade

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    Fitted today are my new gaitors with blue stitching and a Storm lighter plug to finish off the center console :x

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  16. HornelZ3M

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    That looks very neat Liam, well done. ;)
     
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    Great job on the sills liam, noticed last night whilst changing my rear brake pads that a bit of surface rust is showing. I think I will be carrying out the same job at some point soon. Did the panels all line up ok when you put the car back together?


    Car looks mint BTW and the storm bits get a thumbs up from me
     
  19. badman gee

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    we did mine shanty last week

    the panels line up, but you need to pay attention when you do it.

    its a job worth doing on all the zeds.

    mark
     

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