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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:27 pm

Title Changed Phil.


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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by whiteshark » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:05 pm

Favourite Scalextric car when I was younger, Lotus JPS. Favourite car now, still Mk2 Scirocco. Take a good one, Zender body kit, gold wheels, 16v with carbs, JPS colour scheme, Awesome. If you ever get bored with it, give me first dibs!!



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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by mark1gls » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:37 pm

Liking this :-D


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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by isaidthephil » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:19 pm

I managed to force myself into the garage this weekend and finally remove all of the original bodykit..... It wasn't as hard as I was expecting but it was sweaty work Image simple case of applying some pressure and getting in behind with a blade to slice the tiger seal.

Seeing as it was all I removed I then took it upon myself to line up all the kit down one side along with the spoiler and it got me excited Image

Tonight I got into the garage again for an hour and took a good look at each piece of the kit to work out how much damage I have to fix. It's not actually as bad as I thought, it just needs a damn good clean up to remove years worth of old bond and some dodgy repairs what have obviously been done whilst the kit was fitted..... Oh and alot of stone chip protection.

The spoiler also needs alot of work but nothing too scary. The plastic brackets that hold the foils are broken so they'll be remade in ally which Tom at Dreadnought has kindly offered to help with and then the two ends that bond to the body of the car have been butchered when removed. Looking online this should actually be a pretty simple fixed filling the hole with tiger seal.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by mk2daz » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:39 pm

Awesome!



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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by isaidthephil » Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:59 pm

Apologies all, it's been a while I know! I have been busy either out on the motorbike during summer or out playing weddings with my covers band so the car has just been sat waiting to be fondled which it very much has of late so here goes;

Firstly I removed all the wiring, and dash..... i'm looking forward to remembering how it all goes back together!

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I then removed the engine which is in desperate need of some TLC externally. It had a full rebuild a while back and had sonly really done about a thousand mile since but the rocker seal always weeped leaving it in a right mess so that will be my job when the shell is in the bodyshop.

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I will be completely emptying the bay for the bodyshop as it's having a complete respray.

Now that the cars a bit lighter I treated myself to a little roller jig to make it easier to move the car around in the garage whilst working on it;

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Whilst building up the mental capacity to start fitting the kit knowing it was the point of no return once i started drilling the body I started buying and selling some bits i had and wanted. After waiting patiently I finally got my hands on some GTI headlights :) they need some tlc along with the Kamei grill but i think they're going to look great :)

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Next up was starting the prepare the kit to fit to the body which involved me grinding out the old fixtures and dremeling into the fibreglass ready to epoxy in my new fittings;

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Lovely jubley....... only about 50 of these buggers to do!!

Once all that was done I was able to get the kit flat against the body enabling me to properly align things, mark it up, measure where the fixings would need holes drilling before then drilling and epoxying in the new fixings.

On the Friday I taped up the car ready for alignment;

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And then on the Saturday my good friend Jay came over to help me out with the scary bits (he's very good with bodywork and anything mechanical actually)

Measure a million times;

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Smack some dots in

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And drill

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And Dremel if you need a little more movement

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Once we were happy it was time to epoxy in the new fixings.... I have to say the JB Weld quick drying epoxy is brilliant.

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And there you have it..... well one side anyway, we're hoping to do the rest this weekend;

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We also need to fit the door panels but couldn't this weekend as I need to remove the old trims from the bottom of the doors which I will do this week when I have received some cheese wire.

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The dogs approved also :)

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Fingers crossed I will be able to post some more updates in a week or two with the whole kit minus the spoiler as I need to fix it first.



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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by essextom » Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:33 am

looking good. im looking forward to seeing this in the flesh at the national meet next year.


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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by isaidthephil » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:02 am

essextom wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:33 am
looking good. im looking forward to seeing this in the flesh at the national meet next year.
Haha, I doubt it'll be ready for next year's but definitely 2023. It's due in the bodyshop in February and then it's a nice slow build up with all new bits and pieces 😁



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Re: The Zender Z40 Build

Post by treefingers » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:06 pm

liking it. having the car on a trolley is so handy! money well spent.