• 240Z: Rest of the parts back from paint stripping and rust removal

    Picked up the three missing parts from the rust-and paint stripping company today and put the parts together on the car just to remember how the car looks when it’s completed and give me a bit of motivation 😛 Of course nothing is aligned or bolted on at the moment, i just hung the parts on the car for fun 🙂 Here you clearle can see previous damage, rust, welds and old Bondo on the front lower valance. i think this is the only part worth replacing. just too much damage 🙂

  • 240Z: Parts back from rust and paint stripping

    Few days ago i brought my Z-Bodypanels to the Company “Meier OberflĂ€chenbehandlung Rafz” which is specialized in rust and paint removal with an alcoholic / adhesive mix. They did a very nice job and the Doltan 2K primer let’s you see damage, old welds and problematic areas while preventing from new rust. Perfect. Only mistake they made was they forgot to complete thre pieces of my delivery so this friday i will go there, pick up the rest of the panels and then make the complete layout shot again. The gold colour you see is actually the Doltan 2k Primer 🙂 The roof was in mint condition with no damage,…

  • ATENZA: Kenstyle Steering wheel installed

    So i have some days off and decided to finally install the Kenstyle steering wheel which has been laying around for some weeks now. After downloading an english service manual to understand the procedures i started with this (Before): After removing the Negative battery pole and waiting for discharging to complete i was able to remove the airbag with the supplied tool (also works without that tool, to be honest!). Was a bit scared about handling an airbag but was no problem. Then the rest of the steering wheel had to come off: Once completed i had to transfer all the chrome-style-trims, the buttons and the rear plastic covers to…

  • EK9 / Other: The disappointment of the NĂŒrburgring Nordschleife

    It’s Kind of a Pilgrimage for every swiss Motorsport Enthusiast to once in life take a ride on the green Hell aka the NĂŒrburgring nordschleife. But somehow this track must hate me. The first time me and my friend Danny planned to go there several years ago it immediately started to snow (in late spring, after snowy-season!) and we got stuck with our summer-tires and had to cancel everything even before we left our City! I was quite happy when Danny gave me a birthday gift containing a Voucher for a Caterham drift Training in the NĂŒrburgring area 2 years ago. We finally had a reason to try it again. After two…