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#61 fly-s30

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

Nato, if you make these 260 floors and rails, this might actually be a world first, as after an extensive search online I found nothing close!
I hope you succeed as there might be projects out there stopped due to simply lack of aftermarket support.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

Great to hear it mate, I'm going to be buying floors soon so this is good news (was about to ask about how good the rare spares units are?). I think I might go full length rails on the early car, firm it up and make it handle better. I know it won't be original per-se but I'd rather the handling than have it feel like a wet noodle. Sometimes you just gotta be pragmatic ;).

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:41 PM

Nato, if you make these 260 floors and rails, this might actually be a world first, as after an extensive search online I found nothing close!
I hope you succeed as there might be projects out there stopped due to simply lack of aftermarket support.


Darius, check out the rad supt's they have been dev'd for the 260z, so thats a start!!!! yea?
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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:53 PM

Great to hear it mate, I'm going to be buying floors soon so this is good news (was about to ask about how good the rare spares units are?). I think I might go full length rails on the early car, firm it up and make it handle better. I know it won't be original per-se but I'd rather the handling than have it feel like a wet noodle. Sometimes you just gotta be pragmatic ;).


Full length chassis rails don't do anything for handling Gav. They just support the back of the floor a bit better.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:54 PM

Don't agree with that Mr Lurch, a stiffer chassis is a faster chassis.
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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

Nathan , As you know from my message to you I would much prefer to get a set of replacement rails from you. .Having just found out the condition of mine and preferring to replace rather than patch ,would be great if you could help us 260 owners . I have seen that you can get ones from the US (Baddog) and Canada (Zedd Findings ) but I would be happier to give you the business . So close to getting my one finished hopefully you can get these up and running . Cheers, Will

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:06 PM

I agree with Lachlan that the structural integrity is highly dependent on the sills rather than the rails. However, every bit helps and one advantage of full length rails is that you can create fixing points to tie them together at the rear (and the front), i.e. create a ladder structure, rather than use the standard Datsun bolt-on rear control arms cross-brace. It also gives you more options for alternative diffs.

I regret I didn't do it, but, I did create fixing points for a new gearbox mount which will give you some idea of the sleeve type fixing points I'm suggesting. I also ran an extra bit of weld securing the rails to the floor in that area.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:13 PM

Agree about the importance of the sills, when my 260Z was built nearly 20 years ago the sills were reinforced right along and then tied into the engine bay mmenbers. As far as the rails go, the 280ZX was built by the factory with them going right through to the back, probably one of the reasons why the S130 chassis was stiffer than that of the S30. A stiffer body is a quieter body too, less noise from drumming etc.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:03 AM

Hi
Does anyone know If Nathan  is still making the floor rails for a 240

I have sent him a pm

But no reply

Cheers

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

The Last time I spoke with him the answer was "not really"

He said he might make some more if there were enough orders.

I need another set of rails also, if anyone else is keen please let me know and Ill try contact him again with some numbers and see if hes keen.

They are really well made as we installed a set I had on one of our 240's a couple of weeks back. Pretty much a perfect fitment.

Gotta take my hat off to him

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:50 AM

I need a set too. Come on Nathan oneore batch please  :-*

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:51 AM

I may even take two sets

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:06 PM

I will even take 2 sets if it makes the difference in him producing them  ;D

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:44 PM

I too am jumping on the wagon. I really need these  ;D

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

I would take one set (240) if there is another batch.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:48 PM

yawn!!!! aghhh....did someone ring???
sorry guys been really busy with work, working on my car and getting ready for another little'ee....
sounds like i have enough to gear up for another batch...

Great to hear there is some more cars coming back to life.
Ive been doing hatch shut panel sections as any spare time is going into the repair lately.
ok guys, to formally advise your intent, get pm's and or emails off to me.
I seriously havent even been looking on the forum of late so missing out on any updates, i promise I wont fob off any longer,
its just been hectic as, of late.
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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:26 PM

Woo hoo great news

Please put me down for a set

Your a legend!!!!

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:10 AM

just one pair?? ahh, may not be enough now!!! lol
on a serious note, this is the main reason why its best for them to be done in larger batch qtys, as the machine setups and trying to lock-down time to do them is the biggest hurdle.

I guarantee you though, after Late June there is NO hope for these to be produced for at-least 2-3 years.....! just a warning!!!.
with #2 on the way (little nat0'z) there wont be much left in the fuel tank for cars full stop.
So if your thinking, 'Ah, I'll get them when I need them, next year sometime.' Id think again!!!

These things take up enough time as it is and hence My recommendation to get them while you can.

I have a 2+2 on loan to get the long ones finish designed, but Im struggling to do so!
cheers
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:12 AM

I could be interested in a set of the 240z engine bay chassis rails including the stock length floor rails.

I'll have to run it past the treasury department. Is there a rough cost on them?

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:09 AM

Don't know if you got my  pm

Please put me down for a set   

full length floor to rear



Thanks  nat0

Yeah you are a legend






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