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    #16
    Originally posted by Davo1805NZ View Post

    Hi Jamie - it's in Rotorua, here in NZ, so perhaps a bit far...

    Cost just under NZ$4K, so equivalent to a little under two thousand pounds.

    Dave
    hi dave
    yes its just a little bit too far but thanks anyway

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      #17
      Originally posted by Davo1805NZ View Post

      Hi Jamie - it's in Rotorua, here in NZ, so perhaps a bit far...

      Cost just under NZ$4K, so equivalent to a little under two thousand pounds.

      Dave
      Did they drop it into one of those volcanic pools??

      Terry
      Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

      www.terryhunt.co.uk

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        #18
        Originally posted by trunt View Post

        Did they drop it into one of those volcanic pools??

        Terry
        Haha - good thinking, but no... though maybe they pipe the water from there into there tanks??!!??

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          #19
          We were there last year for a vacation, spent a couple of days in Rotorua loved it..

          I wish I had one of my classic cars there, we did many great driving roads, I enjoyed the driving.. Due to the time we had we only did north island, saving South Island for next time

          Terry
          Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

          www.terryhunt.co.uk

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            #20
            Better driving in the South Island, though a roadie in NZ can always be pleasurable. These days though you need to keep more of an eye out for the Law when you're giving it some stick - not like in years gone by; I once drove from Wellington to Auckland (approx. 700kms) in five and three-quarter hours - very early on a Sunday morning in a Mercedes SL320. Wouldn't contemplate that now - if I got busted they'd probably take my licence off me forever!

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              #21
              It's been a while coming, but we are now starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.... Engine is back from being rebuilt - cylinders bored to +0.020 and new pistons, all new bearings, oil and water pumps and various other bits and pieces. Since the photo below, engine has been reunited with transmission, which has also been overhauled.

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              Panel & paint work got held up, initially by our lockdown back in April, but then more recently due to a couple of the shop's employees jumping ship for better pay elsewhere. New Zealanders would typically spend up large on overseas holidays during the year, but that's all off the cards currently, so they've been spending on houses, cars etc., and it seems that the auto restorers are getting a share of that. Anyway, we are now at the stage of final preparation for paint, with colour having been applied to the less-visible areas.

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              Meanwhile, I continue to work on refurbishing the rest of the bits that I stripped off the car a year ago - a mix of elbow grease and paying invoices - in readiness for when I get the car back and have to figure out where everything goes.....

              Collage.jpg

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                #22
                Apart from final flatting and polishing the paintwork has now been completed. Currently being put back on its wheels, ready to drop the engine and trans in, which I took over yesterday. so in a couple of weeks it'll be coming back to me to start figuring out what to do with all these bits I pulled off it over a year ago....

                What do y'all think the colour is?

                IMG_4082.jpgBonnet.jpg
                Doors1.jpg
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                  #23
                  That's a beautiful job and a great colour - looks a little carmine but I'm not totally sure...?
                  Mike

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                    #24
                    Davo please tell us what the colour is.

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                      #25
                      is it pillar box red ?
                      looking good and good a good read.

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                        #26
                        It's VW Cardinal Red (PPG #936881) - I've only actually seen it on late model Tiguans. I had been intending to take the colour back to the original Carmine Red, but the sample swatch which the painter did for me I thought looked a bit dated, though I've seen many photos of Stags in the colour which look great. This colour - to my eye - is a very similar shade of red to Carmine, but has a subtle metallic content. He ended up doing half a dozen or so swatches of different colours for me, but some were too red, some too blingy; I felt this was the right one.


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                          #27
                          Nice
                          Dave
                          1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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                            #28
                            Nearly there now. Pardon the wheels - a temporary fitment while it was away on its travels.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Davo1805NZ View Post
                              Apart from final flatting and polishing the paintwork has now been completed. Currently being put back on its wheels, ready to drop the engine and trans in, which I took over yesterday. so in a couple of weeks it'll be coming back to me to start figuring out what to do with all these bits I pulled off it over a year ago....

                              What do y'all think the colour is?

                              IMG_4082.jpgBonnet.jpg
                              Doors1.jpg
                              IMG_4045.JPG
                              Really like the colour

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                                #30
                                It's come home today - now begins the hard part.....

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