I bought some 280zx headlights to use the H4 lights instead of the sealed units of the stock car.
They share the same headlight bucket which helps. Had to modify the steel panel thats joined to the f.glass guards. Bit of grinding and they are in. Drilled holes to mount lights, which are close to being right with the g nose back on.
This took me ages, as having recently sprayed the outside of the house, a fair bit of overspray came through the garage onto the zed. Doh. A few hours had it all off using light pressure and water. Idiot... :?
Bought a part of the wiper arms pivot mechanism NOS, so decided to rebuild the rest of it as the grease thats gone hard mixed with sandblast residue probably not the best. Clean paint grear install. Smooth as now. Motor getting checked over now.
I pulled out some spare napa leather I used in the CElica dash and other interior to cover some zed kick panels and doglegs. Seemed to work out ok. Used some beeswax polish stuff bought at the Taka markets to lube them super soft. Enough staples?
Good timing with the courier, finally some new door bits. Almost everything about the doors are shagged. Windows are good, SS window frame good, some window guides ok. Thats it. Felting for door panel, window frame and outer SS trim ready to go in. Slopped silicon onto door bottom seals. Given windows a super clean and polish, paint up window structure. New window regulator arriving soon amongst all the seals, rubbers winders, door handles, window rollers, etc. Then wifey happy doors can be put away out of living room. Also bought SS nut/bolt kit for doors, hatch etc from States, flag using ancient fixings that are either orange or green from donor cars from yesteryear.....
My first zed after serious buthery....the certifier almost had a heart attack when he saw this ....evidence that Papua New Guniea is not the best atmosphere for a zed...
Since the overly heavy, complicated and likely to block to much air flow, I ebay'd this cheap intercooler. Will do for now. Anyways, I've proven in the Celica that an undersized intercooler is ok if supplemented with cooling water meth spray. Intercoller sitting to high for airflow, will drop it 30mm.
The current mock up manifold brings 68mm turbo much further forward than the last 60mm setup. When thie BG EFR turbo arrives, it'll need to be forward, as these new thigs are really LOONG, like 350mm.
- gearshifter installed. Have short shifter around somewhere.
- Build doors as gear turns up over next week
- build up center console. Needs modification with top mounted gtr handbrake.
You can see the jobs Im doing are small to start with. Easing myself back into it....