My second 240z
Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:56 PM
I've spent a bit of money on it but I'm fairly certain I won't lose IF I sell it one day
This is the list of things I've done so far:
New endlinks, TC rod, steering rack bushes
New Koni Reds and king springs
replaced dog legs both sides
New genuine door trims
New diamond tunnel trim
Rebuilt front calipers
New Bullitt mirrors
Replaced L/H door seal and hatch seal
Fresh diff, gearbox and engine oil, plugs and filters
Flush fuel tank
and a heap of little things I can't remember
Thanks to Daniel at DJM for helping getting the car running again,
here is a pic of when I bought it I will post another when its on the
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:10 PM
Edit:BTW I have filled up the tank.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:36 PM
Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:54 AM
Not sure if my PM worked, so i'll try here ...
Where did you get your diamond vinyl, carpets and rubbers? Where you happy with quality and price? I need these items amongst others for my hornet.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:06 PM
From memory, most of the replacement kits have the wrong sized stitching (correct me if I'm wrong, my memory's not too great ). Not a problem for most but if you are a purist a custom job may be the go. Anyways maybe someone can help you out more...
Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:41 PM
Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:57 PM
The carpet kit I got from somewhere in Dandenong and I had to do a lot cutting to get it to sort of fit and then I took it back for them to sew the edges, for the v8 zed I'm going to take it to a upholsterer to get it done.
The rubbers I was unhappy with, they came as a length of rubber which i had to cut to suit so you have an untidy join, for the other zed I bought the presicion rubber kit from the states and it looks to be a good kit with pre joined ends. I think MSA sell the same kit although I got mine from ebay and only cost about $300 landed, quite a bit cheaper than some companies over here.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:20 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:21 AM
Next will be to take out the entire drivetrain and the clean the underside in prep for a full coating of KBS then all my resprayed gloss black suspension parts with coilovers to go back in, also I will be stripping the body back to bare metal to give a new coat of paint (audi papaya orange maybe?)
I've also got another new set of new Watanabes on the way, 16x8 0 offset in silver.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:29 AM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:54 AM
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:15 PM
But i wouldnt be welding in new sheet metal to be replacing a sun roof because it will warp the hell out of it.
It would work much better to lap join and glue a new sectionusing panel bond. a lot of cars today are glued together. the new falcons have there roofs glued on and the commys rear quaters are glued on as wel las there boot floor and fire walls.
The new section still has to be rolled to match the curve of the roof.
But the best thing to do is what i did and find a a second hand roof skin and replace the whole lot
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:43 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:33 PM
I am sure the guys at the zed factory know what they are doing and have done a few before so it shold be fine.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:45 PM
Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:32 PM
A lot of body spot welds were drilled out so they could be sandblasted and KBS coated underneath, the firewall and inside the skuttle was totally pulled apart, sandblasted, rust sections repaired and then KBS coated.
I've aquired virtually all of my parts over the past year or so there will hopefully be no messing around searching for parts and almost all suspension etc has already been painted and assembled. Dash has been reskinned, seats redone and a nice set of 16x8 0 offset watanbes are ready to go on but I think I may have bought the wrong colour(silver, polished lip)
I've still yet to get the L28 built (need to save more money), the matching numbers L24 will be stored away. The motor will be a F54 block 87.5mm flat tops, N42 head with 74degree hi lift cam,kameari adj cam pulley, ATI balancer, match ported kameari manifold with triple 45mm OER carbs.
I hope to have the body finished and in paint in the next few months as our baby is due in June then I can just go to the garage and assemble as time allows. More pics to follow.
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