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#61 RAP260

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:17 PM

Hey Matt , love the use of 350 seats.  Their a nice driving seat. How much will it cost to get them mod plated ?

Nice MIG work too ! , if ever get the urge to earn some good cash welding in some sill rust repair sections , just let me know  ;)

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:13 AM


Thanks mate. ill find out how much it will cost to mod plate them next week when i have my RDO, but i doubt it will be much. Took her for a quick run around the block with them in i couldn't fault it and are pretty comfy.

yeah mate if you need some welding done I'm more than happy to help out where i can bud.



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:34 AM

So while ive started to carry out some rust repairs on my Zed. it started with removing the rest of the sound deadening under the seats.

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After

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its has uncovered a rather large rust hole that i was aware was originally there given the rust repairs carried out but it was just a bit of fibre glass tape with sound deadening slapped on the bottom it looked like a sound enough rust repair but it wasn't.

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The passenger side is rather clean considering but still will require a bit of work

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More repairs

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And of course someone though they would take photos of me working.... doesnt happen often haha

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The nights before i started i had fitted my T3 front and rear strut braces and C pillar brace. ive just got to fit my braided brake lines too and i also have the tow hooks not for looks but practicality

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I'm also going to use a piece of 3 mm alloy sheet to make an infill panel for my rear hatch. left over speaker clips worked a treat to be able to screw the panel in when its cut to size

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These bad boys also showed up from the states from the Z store

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just have to fab the rest of the exhaust with some 2 1/2" pipe and a hot dog. hardest part is trying to find a tip im happy with. at this stage i'm thinking of just having a 3" dumpy off the rear. depending on how i go with the rear section im thing of having it removable from just behind the diff with a V band so i can change the rear set up with a different muffler if im not happy with the new set up when its completed.

 

Playing around with the idea of a new gauge panel too. as my car never had a working heater or fan i found a much better use for this panel to house my new gauges. ill see how i go with it but it should work.

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I'm also thinking of positioning my fuse box to the passenger side fire wall with a similar set up like this.

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to make it a bit more reliable and easier to access. plus i need to upgrade my head light wiring with some relays to make them brighter too.

 

But till i get paid next week its hit a stop so we shall see what the following week will bring.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

The C-pillar brace is obviously a new addition to TTT's stock. I wonder if they actually stiffen up the chassis a bit?? Definitely looks cool.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:27 AM

The C-pillar brace is obviously a new addition to TTT's stock. I wonder if they actually stiffen up the chassis a bit?? Definitely looks cool.

 

Yeah i'm yet to find out myself mate, but the old girl must have abit of a twist to her over the years. was a tight fit to get in same with the rear strut brace



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:24 PM

well hopefully i'll have the new exhaust system made and fitted Friday ready for me to drive her to where I can repair my rusted sections on Saturday. im just going to be running a 21/2" system with a hot dog on the rear. Still need to work out what tip I want too. still thinking a 3" dump will do but ill see.

 

 A little bit of bashing and sheet metal working later and ive got my repair sections sorted. I had thought of new floor pan sections but this is a more easier option for me now.

 

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I just need to prep the areas where ill be welding. I only have 6 patches to weld in for now a few wouldn't have needed it but I though while im at it they may as well be done


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:22 PM

Last weekend I managed to get most of exhaust done. as well as a few rust repairs on the floors too.

 

Bit of a noticeable difference between the new system (left) and the old system (right)

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I was able to tuck the exhaust up as much as possible
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and then getting the hot dog in place. was a bit P!$$ed off about being bout 100mm short on the elbow sections but lucky I had some left over straight section to get me out of trouble.
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I ran out of time at work to finish the system so ill need to take it off again fully weld the system up. I had to move the old girl when I only had half the exhaust done. the straight pipe was a bit loud hahaha. but is more subtle now with the system on it. Although after coming back home I managed to set the neighbour's car alarm off just by sneaking up the driveway. over all its not loud its just has a really deep note on idle now.

 

once the exhaust is back on a coat of heat proof paint on the exhaust and some on then underside ill be able to finish off the rust repairs, repaint the interior andwire my auxiliary switches up 

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The old rear face plate has a hole in it from a previous switch but im looking at putting in another small light similar to the map light on the dash.



 


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:57 AM

well the exhaust was done not long after the post and i was quite happy with it. The interior got a coat of machinery grey which i think off sets the black interior well and shows off the reinforcing along the side rail. ( looks sorta race car spec ahah)

 

After having my alternator die last saturday night coming home from a local car meet it was discovered that the alternator was never wired up correctly ( i was partially to blame but my electrician mate did the dodgy stuff lol) after getting a new unit it was then we realized that it was wrong from there we started with this list

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and then chasing wires for everything else started

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after finding what i didn't need in the engine bay with my thermo fans an other wiring we tidied it up

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then it was a matter of fitting in the secondary fuse box with relays for my thermos, power to the drivers seat & electric fuel pump

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whilst we were at it my mate Adam who is pretty switched on with electrical crap found out why my other gauges weren't working. it was a combination of bad contacts and earthing apparently but hey i now have  a working fuel, oil pressure , amp and temp gauges. I just need to track down a 280 tach as i have the electronic dizzy so from what we can figure out using one of them will be easier than anything aftermarket for now. once i pull the dash out to fit what ever tach i get i will look at re doing my lighting in the dash better than before.

 

but the finished product was that all the switches did there appropriate job!

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so there isn't much more i need to worry about before i can get a bit serious and look at the motor brakes and suspension but not necessarily in that order. hopefully this week ill take the zed for a tune as now the power to the coil and everything else its a tad on the rich side but an easy fix none the less.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:38 PM

Hey man great work on the floor pan rust repair, i pretty much did the exact same repairs not 2 weeks ago! I like your center console panel, are you going to paint it black? oh and what will those switches be used for?

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:14 PM

Hey man great work on the floor pan rust repair, i pretty much did the exact same repairs not 2 weeks ago! I like your center console panel, are you going to paint it black? oh and what will those switches be used for?

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Yeah they were fun repairs, new pans will be the go next but. I'm thinking of painting it black but might wrap it in carbon for something different.

 

currently the switches control my thermo fan, secondary ignition (as well as power do my drivers seat for the rear adjustment) and electric fuel pump.



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:03 PM

Hey Matty ,

Was that you driving up Hume St around 5pm today ?


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 07:13 PM

Hey Rob

No it was me sadly. Mines in the shed with a flat battery 😕

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:01 PM

That's a shame. I've never seen this car around before. Didn't catch the number plate as it went past , but she looked really similar to yours.

Sounded really nice. I'm just about to get my exhaust system replaced , so I was hoping it was yours , that way I was just going to copy you're setup. Lol

Cheers,
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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:10 PM

Actually I do know who that would be now. That would have been Aaron and his 240z he's not just got her running again after she was sitting for a bit now. That's who it would have been

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:22 PM

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Lovin this thread, great attention to detail !



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:30 PM

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Lovin this thread, great attention to detail !


Cheers Sirpent. Slowly but surely she's getting there mate

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 11:20 PM

Bit slack with updates and zed progress but between setting up the new "zed shed" I accquired a P90 head for my motor build from Adam (tyrpich) here on the forums. Still unsure how serious I want to go with the motor yet but I'll definitly be needing a P90 head so its a start none the less.
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Oh and as for the Zed shed its set up for everything we need to do to our girls. A beer fridge is a must but!image.jpg2_zpsvxjuvped.jpg
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I had the opportunity to have a beautiful young girl pose for a few photos with the Datsun. I'm thinking she looks that part with it too 😉image.jpg1_zpsbyldq5qx.jpg
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I even got in on the action too haha
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I also succumbed to the urge to buy another boosted falcon after selling my old one due to life changes sadly. I present SLO045 version 2. It's a F6 typhoon for those playing at home.
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As for the zed well I'm needing to source some new/second hand webers. At this stage I've got a set of 45.s and manifold lined up just waiting to see how it goes and if I can get them or not then it's time to start seriously thinking what I want to with it and stick to a plan!
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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:09 PM

So my L28 build has been pushed forward thanks to a failed head gasket😕 meaning my other project will have to be put on hold but before I continue on the L28 build I'll fill you in on the new project. I've always had a soft spot for 300zx's after selling my TT 2 seater in my younger years. I had always said that if I was to buy another 300zx it would be a slick top( full tin roof no targa tops) and low and behold my mate stumbled across one with a Fully built motor and forged bottom end with all the fruit and with the slick top being 90% complete we went halves in the deal and both got what we wanted.
This is how we got her
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But I have big plans for her with a motor swap that hasn't been done to a 300zx before
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There's a lot of fab work ahead of me yet but the Barra will fit with some slight firewall modification and trans tunnel work... Oh and a big reverse cowl to cover the motor
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And with slick tops being some what of a unicorn its funny to think I found a second slick top only a week later which I got to get mine rolling and also a R200 diff to upgrade for the Datsun when I get around to doing the suspension and driveline on her
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But more on her after the Datsun's motor is built.

So as I mentioned before the head gasket had let go and I've pulled the motor down ready to get the machining and work done for the motor build
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Then I've got my shelf of goodies like my 45mm triple webers with the canon intake and the P90 head. I also noticed the cam has 325r engrave on it given its been re ground to be some what of a mild cam

While things were all stripped down what I could clean up and paint got done ready to be assembled again when the motors prepped.
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So between these two I've got my hands full in the evenings after work but they are both going along at a good pace!




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