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#221 gav240z

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 11:25 PM

19 or 20 gauge (or 0.8mm) seems to be the consensus, but you could measure the thickness of what you cut out and ask for the same when you go to buy sheet metal.

PS: That upper swage line on your 1/4 panel would be the perfect candidate to fix with lead wiping.

By the way did you see this?
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Might be easier to unpick the 1/4 panels and use them on your car? The whole shell is $800.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:05 AM

I have been using a mix of 0.8 and 1mm cold rolled sheet depending on what section and what I am doing with it. It its just a simple section that does not need any forming or work I tend to use 0.8. If I need to form it, role or us a hammer on it I have been using 1mm as by the time it's been worked it's often thinned and stretched a bit and could be as thin as 0.8.
That's a bit of a job you have uncovered there Andrew, I think Gaz has a good suggestion about using a donor panel.
I sometimes look at work I have done and wonder if it could have been done better. Then I look at jobs like yours that have probably been done by "professionals" and decide my works not that bad after all.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:52 PM

19 or 20 gauge (or 0.8mm) seems to be the consensus, but you could measure the thickness of what you cut out and ask for the same when you go to buy sheet metal.

PS: That upper swage line on your 1/4 panel would be the perfect candidate to fix with lead wiping.

By the way did you see this?
http://www.viczcar.c...s-etc/?p=182273

Might be easier to unpick the 1/4 panels and use them on your car? The whole shell is $800.


I've been thinking about that car but I haven't got the cash at the moment, maybe in a few months I'll take a look if it's still available. I'm thinking that this line shouldn't be too hard to fix if I do it in two sections so I'll just see how I go!

Cheers,
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Posted 30 August 2016 - 05:50 PM

Shell now reduced by 25% to $600 - might not be available for long as it looks like the seller is keen to get rid of it.

 

Edit : It would cost more to get it to Melbourne so maybe not an option.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 07:12 PM

Shell now reduced by 25% to $600 - might not be available for long as it looks like the seller is keen to get rid of it.

 

Edit : It would cost more to get it to Melbourne so maybe not an option.

 

That was my main issue, it being a fair way away. I think I'll give it a miss but I will keep an eye on it!



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:38 PM

Once again, decided to pull out some bog while I had a spare few mins. Over what I would consider to be a really really good repair (however unfinished) stacks of bog. Just needs some hammer and dolly work + welds ground and led filled. The main issue here is that when the car was de-badged they've warped the hell out of the panel. Would anyone know what size the holes are supposed to be for the badges so I can re-drill them?

Why not just bog over the badge holes (considering there is all this bog there anyway)

 

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It is really looking like the girl's father did a pretty decent job and wasn't lying when he said that all the rust was cut out and new steel was welded in (except for the rear hatch)

 

I'm starting to dream my old girl may not be as much work as I had thought... (I hope anyway)

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:53 AM

Andrew look into getting a "strip it disc" for a 4" or 5" grinder. They are a little expensive at around $25 but that will do aprox 1/3 of a car. They are perfect for paint and bog and saves the damage a heatgun can cause and will take half the time. ☺

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:02 PM

Andrew look into getting a "strip it disc" for a 4" or 5" grinder. They are a little expensive at around $25 but that will do aprox 1/3 of a car. They are perfect for paint and bog and saves the damage a heatgun can cause and will take half the time. ☺

Cheers, Looks like I'm off to bunnings!



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:24 PM

Finished off grinding and beating my LHS fender, Just needs another weld here and there where I'm not happy with the strength of the current ones and some led filler and it will be ready to be fully stripped back and painted! As with everything else I've found it just needed to be finished off.

 

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 06:04 PM

Coming together nicely. 


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:12 PM

Finally finished exams so now I can dedicate my time to the old girl.

 

Started today by removing the windshield and the rest of the inner scuttle panel

The rust I'm going to be attacking

 

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Does anyone know why there is this extra bit of metal spot welded in this area, I thought it was just somebody's quick fix for the hole but it seems to be factory, my guess is that it adds strength to the pedal box mounts?

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Pedal Box is out

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Dash is out, I'm pretty sure it's too far gone for a good repair but I'm giving Gav's expanding foam a go, here it is with all the cracks cut out...

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Looking forward to getting some gas for my welder tomorrow and beginning to patch up the car.

 



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 08:42 PM

Ripping out bog and sorting out the area under the windshield.

 

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Also repairing the dash cracks using expanding foam and bog, I'm going to finish it off with bed liner. We will see how it works out...

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Can't wait to get more done tomorrow!



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 07:58 AM

The care free days of a student.
No money but lots of time. Enjoy them Andrew, it will all change to soon.
Great work.
Jeff.
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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:40 AM

The care free days of a student.
No money but lots of time. Enjoy them Andrew, it will all change to soon.
Great work.
Jeff.

 

...unless you become a Firefighter ;)


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:55 PM

...unless you become a Firefighter ;)

Yeah, that seems to be true.
My neighbour is a firey and also pretty much a full time chippy.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:31 PM

Plenty of work has been done, mostly under the windshield area but also I tried lead wiping for the first time with pretty good results. I ended up using some bog to fill in some small low spots and chips but there is no problem with that!

I'll let the pictures do the talking!

 

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Finished my dash finally! It's not perfect but it's pretty good and far better then what it was before.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:21 PM

Dashboard is looking really good!
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Posted 03 December 2016 - 09:10 AM

Dashboard is looking really good!


Yeah, came out great. How has yours lasted?

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 11:37 AM

Yeah, came out great. How has yours lasted?


I haven't used the DIY method on mine. Actually it's in Melbourne now I'm going to get it re-skinned professionally and ship it to California for a Fairlady Z owner.

Finding a RHD dashboard is pretty hard over there and re-skinning is ultra expensive. So I'm helping him out, he's my source of hard to find early S30Z parts. So it's only fair.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:46 PM

Who remembers that woeful frame rail repair that I did last year?

I do!

Time to do this properly, with a gassed welder, far more welding experience and a part that has been made to fit much much better!

Also pulled the motor to allow far better access!

 

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