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Oh nice, bonus rivets too!

 

On plus side the floors look solid.

Yeah Rivets looked solid too lol. The inside will get blasted too so anything hidden will be seen.

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Recieved a few pictures today of the doors today after being blasted and epoxy primed and It seems that whoever did these dodgy repairs had a pop revit fetish. I wonder what it looks like underneath that "repair" plate.

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With the fuel tank, I took mine to my panel beater and got them to spray it in gloss black 2 pack looks great.

 

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Who are you getting to do your car Youhan? That's why I don't like flares...

Hey Brabham I have taken it to Outer West Smash in Penrith. Marcel has a panel shop and a media blasting booth. Just makes it easy dealing the one person.

 

Yeah flairs are not my thing too

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Seriously though, if there was a car to put Z-G flares on this is it...

The styling is nice but too JDM plus I would need to change my wheels for wider wheels

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Hey guys

 

Visited the old girl today to check out the body after the media blasting.

 

Rear quater had previous damage, floors are mint, under car was really clean except some small dents, sills are perfect and the rear guards need obvious work.

 

I have picked two outer and one innder repair panels (not from warren) but will need to order one left inner from MSA.

 

Slowly but surely its coming together.

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Glad to see you're staying positive.

Yeah its expected to see rust or body damage on a 46 year old car. Im just happy its not as bad as I thought it would be. Better get it done properly once and enjoy for years.

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The Build Progresses

 

Just an update on the build. Had the rear inn and outer wheel arch cut out all the way down to the dog leg and in up to the boot inner wheel arch. Had some rust built up in the lower dog leg that will also be repaired. I really want to open up that sill panel to see whats happening inside

 

Just waiting on some parts to arrive from MSA and Tabco. Seriously I spent over $1600 in just shipping costs from the US.

 

From MSA I purchased new reproduction tail lights part number 33-1168A. New Datsun reproduction Competition Steering Wheel part number 50-3157. Fairlady 432 Style Rear Spoiler part number 50-1611. Rear Emblem Fairlady Z part number 31-1120. And some rear quater glass weather strips for inner and outer part number 34-1010 & 34-1011. Inner wheer arch repair panel part number 30-7308.

 

Hopefully should be in late next week

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Common spot for rust on these cars... I'm interested in how the rear spoiler turns out once it arrives (quality wise).

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Common spot for rust on these cars... I'm interested in how the rear spoiler turns out once it arrives (quality wise).

 

Ill put up some detailed pictures once they arrive. Im more excited on the steering wheel and tail lights

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yeah, stay positive. my one was much worse ... and in more spots

Yeah I agree. If the panel beater does a good job and we have a good final outcome Im happy.

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As a general comment it's great to see you blokes restoring these for so long neglected cars. And ending up with a valuable driver's car with almost unlimited potential any way you want to go, or not. You'll never regret it.

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Hi Guys 

 

Just a small update 

 

I think the Rust gods have been kind to me as we cut open the passengers sill and found no rust inside, I couldn't believe my eyes. So the inner replacement guard has been tek screwed in place and aligned. Had to put the passenger door back on to align the inner and outer guards. The small issue we had was that the outer replacement panel was kind of wonky and on a angle so we had to fold and cut it down from the inner dog led section. Also hat to align and cut the panel to make it sit straight on the rear quarter. 

 

Probably will have this section finished next week some time but I think I will need to get a new passenger door skin from Rare Spares but not cheap through their Ebay store  https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Datsun-240Z-260Z-Left-Hand-Door-Skin-Rare-Spares-Adelaide/332577050708?epid=1476235454&hash=item4d6f231054:g:CBYAAOSwEEBaMD5p

 

Has anybody used their door skins on the restoration project??

 

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Hey guys just an update.

 

Picked uo tge reconditioned heater box with a brand new core. Had it fully sand blasted, painted, taps replaced and core replaced. Not bad for $450, just need to source some new heater hoses

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