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#41 Lightmaster240z

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

If you not sure give me a PM or a call. I am more than happy to tell you what I think of the quality of the work  :) as a happy customer.
Bruce

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

Wow!

Between you, Ledge, Mick and some Fairlady, I just might have to completely rethink my opinion of crow-eaters.  Bloody good work mate.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Lower radiator supports
now under full development......
Floor rails and suits will be run all together now.
Both available soon..... ;)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

These are very good god my set now just to get my arse in gear to fit them.

Nathan my cousin saw them and asked to make some vl ones. Told him to sell the vl and buy a z and than he get these.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Well i was at Nat0's the other day and their is no denying the
quality of these rails he is producing. Infact i will be getting some and
throwing my previously sourced USA items in the bin.

Was good to meet you too mate. Less sh it dribbling next time tho

Cheers
Paul


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Cheers ledge'y,
not bad yourself either, only just found your updates re: roor section and door corner.

Here is V1.0 of the rad supt, I missed a couple of holes ontop I forgot about,
but for the first one off the bat, i reckon you'd almost drill them in yourself........

The back section with the formed holes and also, (since popular demand and I think I may need to raplace one of my own....)
the whole panel with holes for very exclusive RB intercooler piping ;) ;) yes thats my eye twitching......
coming soon....
Nat0
PS to floor rail peep, not ignoring you, just want to finish developments, so my late night can be spent working on my car not revision after revision.
very close to the lot being ready to rock!!!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:06 PM

ok all,
here we have some updates.
Floor rails batch #1, only able to yield 2.5 pairs per sheet, less than hoped for, was hoping for atlest 3 pairs, so ill get more HiTen sheet ordered in asap.
Both pairs are pretty much already sold, Thanks Katokid for your patience, first one on the bandwagon with funds which kept up my obligation to see them through.
Batch #2 on their way to sort out all the other enquiries made.
These things are all go, pleas pm or email per first posts.
then we will be on to the deeper 260z & 2+2 rails for those in the hunt still, (apologies on ignoring you guys and leaving you till last.)

See pics for the following you will see.
- 1 pair of Full length floor rails nestled inside 1 pair of engine bay rails, strapped together with cable ties, ready cardboard wrapping for postage interstate
- 1 pair of loose Full length floor rails, in all their glory, awaiting new body & floor to stengthen / revive.
- 1 pair of rear subframe to existing STD length floor rails.

Material used IS a Galvanised material, sand, blast or strip if you see fit, leave internal rails asis for long rust protection, but it IS a PITA to weld nicely, a little bit of spatter will be had.
Material is a Grade 450 (Min 450Mpa, actually specs out to near 520-580Mpa min Tensile Yield, with UTS upto around the 610 MPA),
link Here http://www.bluescope..._G450_G450S.PDF
which is about 1.5-2.5 times the strength of the off the shelf sheet steels, this stuff is used for guard rail uprights, Long span beams, and other med to high strength requirements.

Please be advised the floor rail are nearly completely UN-welded.
I only Tack in the corner rad's as can be seen in the pics, this is so they can be manipulated furing install.

Hope you like them, let me know if there is interest.
Will advise those whom have expressed prev interest via email, of ETA of their items.
cheers Again.
Nat0

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi All,

I purchased a set of under floor rails from Nathan a few months ago, (extended length option), I have finally got them installed. The panel beater was very impressed with the quality and fit indeed. He specialises in restoration work, makes his own panels etc. My under floor section was quite bad, I think from improper hoist placement over the years, and the passenger side rail was very rusty. Luckily though the floors were virtually rust free. Any way a couple of before and after shots.

Thank you Nathan for the excellent rails.

Cheers,

Billy.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

Lookin' good, i assume your panel beater plug welded from the inside of the car (drilled holes in the floor plan where the rails sit and filled with weld)?

I''m almost done my floors now so trying to decide if i should plug weld or stitch weld from the bottom... or both.... what's everyone else done?

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

Yes mine were plug welded along the length of the floors then plug and stitch welded at the front main chassis rail and the rear sub frame. The inside of the replacement rail and corresponding under floor section were painted with KBS. Apart from the obvious extra length of the floor chassis rails they look OEM.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

Thanks Billy, glad they worked well for you.
been away this last week and missed the posts.
your beater has done well, glad he found them of good fit too.

Tell me, how solid do the floors now feel, say if you were to stomp your feet while seated etc.

Appreciate you posting your pics, comments and feedback on this thread,
cheers Nat0

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

Hey Nat0,

Now that the floors are straight and flat as well, very solid. Can't say I have jumped up and down on them yet, the car is at the painters at the moment getting the sills painted, so have only tried by hand. Will yet you know when the seats are back in.

Billy.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

I ran a bead of Sikaflex 221 along the edge of my new rail - and all lap joints - and used a brush with the bristles cut short to squeeze it out, prior to applying the stone chip.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

Hi Nat0,

Finally pick up the car today.

The new full length rails have really stiffened the floor section with much less flex in the floor pan area.

Very happy indeed.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:52 PM

GREAT,
thanks Billy, your panel beater did a good job.
glad to aid & assist you resurrect this area of your car.
I look forward to many more pics and stories of your experiences, aswell as others, with the use of some of my gear.

PS I absolutely love this colour.... esp on old girls like these.
Nat0

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:46 PM


I bought the last set of full rails from Nat0 (I'm lead to believe) and am having them fitted by Andrew from Trackart.
He has posted a series of photos showing the work in progress.

For anyone interested you can find it here...

https://www.facebook...6695933?sk=wall

cheers,
Sinisha

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

Thanks Sinisha,
yes the last set, Well available set anyways, as the LAST set is going on mine....

Please pass on my thanks for the pix, to Andrew from Trackart.
I look forward to the final pics of the job.
so far so good, let me know if you require any more, or need engine bay rails.

Are you also getting the Gearbox crossmember mounts reo'd similar to gordon?
cheers Nathan

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:32 PM


Hi Nathan,

The job is done, along with a few other bits.
No I didn't get the gear box mount done, I don't have vibration issues with my car, although I did have floor flexing above the diff issues under full power in the first 3 gears.
To fix this Andrew tied the floor to the roll cage above the diff. I also had a proper race seat mounting setup made. he tied the castor rod brackets to the outer chassis rails as well.
You can see all the bits at the following link.

https://www.facebook...6695933?sk=wall

cheers,
Sinisha


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

Nathan, are you still making these mate? I just bought an early 70 Z and I think I'll need some of these in the not too distant future.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

next batch under way..... (Gav, can mod and do a 'stock length' for you.)
I am really surprised how well they have been adopted........(especially the full length floor rails.)
I ended up selling my own set (front & floor rails), so I need to replace them both as Im almost ready to start working on my car again after a looong workshop move.
But now the hoists are in and up, mezzanine is done and the front car-park is now nearly fully concreted.
Really keen to get back into the cars again, especially now im able to get down and work instead of setting up workshop stuff (although a little more to go but not critical.)
also got plenty of interested parties in 260Z floor rails.....mmm.
any donor cars in adelaide (or surrounding) on a rotisserie requiring them,  2 seater and/or 2+2??? as i need to firm up some dims on the rails as-well as all the bloody humps and joggles in the floor.

Check the other Thread 'Lower Rad supports" LINK, for updates as I have done a couple of these in the last week or 2.
Cheers Nathan




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