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#1 schulah!

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:12 PM

hey everyone.
im new to the forum and the Z comunity.
i just bought a project car for $250
needs a fair bit of work but thats all the fun.
so here she is, any help or advise is more then welcome.

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#2 Zedman240®

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:15 PM

Welcome to the forums and enjoy the experience! It's always worth it in the end...What are the details of the car? And where are you from? and future plans?

#3 schulah!

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:45 PM

the car has no diff, sump, or steering rack and the interior is going to need a major overhall. there has been some body work done to it already buy the previous owner but it needs new bonnet, front bar, and front guards.
plans for the beast are to restore the interior and possibly use R32 skyline seats if they fit, paint (obviously) not sure what color yet, work on the suspention (adjusible coilovers most likely) and im going to keep the original straight six in there and have it all cleaned & rebuilt with some tough bits.
basically i would like this to be a show/street car that i can use everyday. because it will be my daily.

i live in bundaberg in QLD.

and would anyone be able to tell me what i can do with the steering rack, does the rack from another car that'll be easier to get fit or do i need one from another Z?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:55 AM

Hey Schulah, welcome to Auszcar.

Looking forward to seeing your progress mate. You've got the same goals as me (show/street car) and I can't wait to see what you do.

Try using the search tool in the forums for the steering rack question.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:44 AM

I have bought a power steering rack to go in my 260Z 2+2 so I am sure we can work something out in a few months once I get it put in. I presume you aren't in a hurry at this stage.

#6 schulah!

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

yeh that'd be cool.
see how i go with time.
but yeh its gonna take a while lol

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:05 AM

Hey mate good to see another person building up a car. It may be a lot of work mate but when you are finished you will be thankfull you did it because you will respect it more. Well I look forward to seeing the progress you get done. Good luck man.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:53 PM

thats exactly right. it will be a great acheivement for me when its done and it'll be worth every dolla and every minute i recon.


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:19 PM

Hey nice work man, I'm fixing up a 2+2 as well. I like the mags on the Zed they look cool. What was the original color of the car and what color do you think you will go with? Body looks in pretty good shape. :)

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:42 PM

Do you know what mags these are and the dimensions? Thanks.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:55 PM

Sorry to bud in, but to me they look like Dragway Indy's. They only came in 14" sizes I think..

#12 schulah!

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:14 AM

your right on the money there man. they are Dragway 14x8"

and i think the car used to be silver im not sure but yeh the guy who had it before the bloke i bought it off did a bit of pannel work and from the doors back its pretty much dead straight which is a bonus haha.
im not sure on color as yet but im liking the new holden green. i recon that'd look nuts. something bright that stands out




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