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MY R32 GT-R HAS A LOT OF RUST!!!

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Living by the beach has been awesome, but not so awesome for the GT-R.

By not taking my GT-R out at all over the past 5 years it’s truly rusted out as it’s been sitting in a dark and damp garage under my house, out of sight, out of mind.

The past 5 years have been a huge struggle for me in life. I hit rock bottom, contemplated suicide, got on medication, got therapy, got better, got off the medication, got off the weed and only recently have I felt that I’ve finally found my feet again.

Upon inspection it looks like there’s a fair amount of surface rust that has developed on the GT-R since it’s been sitting there for the past 5 years undriven. I can see bubbling in the paint in a lot of places; on the roof edges, door sills, window sills and guards. The wheels have oxidised, there’s mold spots (which wipe away easy but still…) in the interior, the whole car is damp and looks like a barn find…

My car has cancer. I feel both embarrassed and depressed, it’s almost like announcing that I myself have cancer!

How truly bad the rust is I’m not sure but I’ve spoken to Indy at IS Motor Racing, the first step is to get it towed to his workshop and get the car going again.

I’ve done a bit of research on rust and R32 GT-R’s and it seems like a LOT of people all over the world have similar issues. Many have put a LOT of money into rust repair and I totally understand why you would as it’s a GT-R after all, but that would be money I do not have, so I’ve checked R32 GT-R prices on carsales too and GOD DAMN I had NO IDEA how much R32 GT-R’s are worth these days, so doing the unthinkable and selling the car might be on the cards too.

But I’m jumping the gun.

Right now I’m more upset about the rust (and all the things I could have done to prevent it) than the idea of selling the car. But if it does come to selling RB26, cutting my losses isn’t something I’m afraid of, or new to as I’ve been there so many times in my life already.

One step at a time. Indy’s first, then we’ll see.

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Monday Morning Rant – Buy a new guitar or get the GT-R back on the road?


MMR for Monday the 1st of March 2021.

So I’ve got a bit of money saved up. Last week I bought myself a new practise amp, leads and strings for my guitars and I’ve been toying with the idea of buying myself a new guitar, but after yesterday’s cruise I’m super inspired to get my GT-R back on the road. I’ve not got enough money to do both, so what do I do?!

PS: My old band – The Jury (I’m on vocals and guitar, Shannon Taylor on drums and Aaron Fletcher on Bass) Recorded at Troy Horse Studios 1993: https://soundcloud.com/justin-fox-27/sets/the-jury
Cars. Compassion. Action. Donation link: https://www.teamblackdog.org.au/fundraisers/rachelmclellan

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Cars. Compassion. Action.

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Great vibe today! We had 9 cars in total and now I’m SO geed up to get my GT-R back on the road!!!

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Cars. Compassion. Action.

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A charity cruise I’m helping to organise! More news soon!!! Invite only for our first run, but the first of many to come I’m sure! If you’re into the cause, please feel free to donate: https://www.teamblackdog.org.au/fundraisers/rachelmclellan

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ZEN PODCAST 37 – Gripshiftslide


Awesome podcast with Gwyn Morgan and Grant Salter of Gripshiftslide. I’m a HUGE fan of their automotive photography!

These guys started Gripshiftslide at the same time as I started ZEN Garage (2011) so we take a trip down memory lane and I find out what drives the guys to keep on doing what they’ve always done best; take amazing dynamic and artistic photos on the circuit.

Be sure to follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gripshiftslide.gss

PS: You can also listen to all the ZEN Podcasts on Spotify/Apple Podcasts and more: https://zengarage.buzzsprout.com

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Dalrymple Racing

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Laser etching by PRP on David Dalrymple’s ZEN Sponsored Time Attack R32 GT-R. Logo design by yours truly!

Visit:
PRP: http://platinumracingproducts.com
David Dalrymple: https://www.instagram.com/fatgtr
Justin Fox logo design: https://www.instagram.com/justinfoxlogo

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Happy Birthday Benzin Cafe

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Nick’s new S3.

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Always nice to see the FBi logo in the wild!

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Alfa!

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Nick brought this beast along.

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Sam Law, sniped!

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Much needed beers at Maroubra Beach.

Nick Turner and I dropped in to Benzin Cafe’s 1st B’Day yesterday in Dural. Was a crazy hot day but great vibes, great cafe, Daniel Karjadi has done SO well. If only I lived closer to his cafe… I’d be there all the time! Visit: https://benzincafe.com.au

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ZEN PODCAST 32 – Adrian Hodgson


Friday Arvo drinks with Adrian!

Podcast with legend Adrian Hodgson from Summernats, former editor of some of magazine titles including Performance Garage, Street Commodores, Zoom and Extreme magazines.

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RIP Sir Sean Connery

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RIP Sir Sean.

Really sad news to wake up to. My Dad was a HUGE Sean Connery fan and sat me down to watch all the James Bond movies he was in. As a kid of the 80’s I was more of a fan of the current James Bond at the time (Roger Moore), but as an adult I 100% think Sir Sean Connery was and always will be the best Bond ever.

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ZEN PODCAST 29 – Ricardo Williams


Internet famous for his viral LAMBO KILL video.

Ricardo Williams, AKA Cardo, AKA Cardo_GTR runs an awesome YouTube channel which documents his R32 GT-R build.

Follow Cardo_GTR on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ItsCardo1987

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