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Old 10-27-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
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300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Tamiya kit of the 300Z convertible. Gonna be a non-stock color (for the vert) pearl yellow. Lots of detail added with only a few real mods.

Light yellow base with the original kit wheels stripped of chrome.
They really look too small, even to be realistic and since one of the tires wondered off they had to go.
So, out with the old and in with the new!

That looks much better to me. The wheels fill the wheel wells better too.

The rear suspension still needs a bit of highlighting on bolt heads and such, but should be meeting the engine in the next few days.
Stay tuned!
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Old 10-27-2004, 05:54 AM   #2
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Looking good so far, keep us updated.
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Looking good, nice project !!!
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Old 10-27-2004, 02:56 PM   #4
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

good start, idk about the kit wheels
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:08 PM   #5
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

nice progress so far and nice choice of color but the rims IMO do not fit that car.
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Cool!
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

I Wanna See More!!!!!
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Some engine bits...
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Intake hoses were extended with solder and wrapped with detail wire to resemble the flexible portions of the hoses . Additional wiring and connector blocks were added around the fuse box for some visual interest.

Here's the engine in place, you can see the extended intake hoses, the bolt and hose clamp detail added to the throttle bodies, a power steering pump and hose,the battery got a decal and cables while the power brake booster may still get a vacuum line or two .

Good references are very helpful when you are trying to get the 'look' of the real engine. This is an old copy of Road & Track, I also use Google and E-bay motor adds for references.
More this weekend...
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Good job so far
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Nice work on the engine!
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Wheels are a huge improvement
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Looking good so far. I like that color too.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:57 AM   #13
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Looks Great so far!! very clean build you got going
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Looks good so far! Keep the progress coming and I really love the color!
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Re: 300ZX Vert. Topless Fun!

Your solder/wire hoses are sharp!! Great work!
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