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  2. https://www.goo-net-exchange.com/usedcars/NISSAN/FAIRLADY_Z/700900018830190614001/index.html The car is back in Japan and now for sale again.
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  4. Yes, I was very impressed with the work done by Auto Panel Solutions. I had ordered a similar section from a vendor in Canada and it was very thick steel and wouldn't curve the way I wanted without a lot of extra work. Spent weeks with my panel beater teachers to try and make it work and still wasn't happy with the result. The Auto Panel Solutions section was done to OEM specification (exhaust cut out in particular was exactly the same as OEM).
  5. Yes, in my tafe course we used a heat sink (thick bit of metal behind the weld) to try and absorb the heat of the weld and prevent blow through. In my experience if the metal is thin enough, it will just blow a bigger hole and you'll chase your tail.. especially when using Oxy/Acetylene and a filler rod. If would often be better/quicker to just cut a section out and weld fresh metal in. By the time you mig up an area, sand/grind it's similar time invested. I don't know about welding to rust converter, but once you've cleaned rust away (wire wheel or similar), then you can spray down some weld through primer. (such as uPol Weld-through, zinc-rich primer).
  6. I have had my 1977 260Z 2+2 clock repaired by Shepparton Speedo and Instrument Service. They are well worth a look.
  7. I have . Put a piece of copper behind and weld away works pretty good not sure about welding to rust converter?
  8. Looks much better and in lieu of using HCl acid to dissolve any remaining rust, liberal application(s) of rust converter should complete the prep for cutting out the badly rusted areas and welding in new patch panels. I have seen videos of other 240z restos filling rust through holes by welding but I presume you would need to be sure you would not just enlarge the holes due to the metal being so thin. I'm sure others can provide better advice.
  9. JDM car parts often says he won't ship certain items international I've found. I believe you get taxed on total orders about $1,000 not individual. For large items I've used USAtoAus.com - like panels, steel wheels etc.. but it's a slightly painful experience.
  10. Yes, looks like you're in Miami so you should have options re: US suppliers. Motorsport Auto for example will likely have a kit you can buy. https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/classic08a02 Tan kit. https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic08a02a/40-4493
  11. Just a long shot of a question. Is this upholstery in vinyl diamond pattern still available? Butterscotch?
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  13. JDM car parts offer free shipping and I thought Datsun car source used to (not now) When I looked at the reviews of the forwarders there were a lot of unhappy punters So much fun
  14. Thank god for this rusty car. It’s rusty in all the same spots as mine! So I get to see how it needs to be done! Well done Lachy without a U
  15. I’ve just accepted I’ll be paying a shitload in shipping over the build. Can’t escape it so just have to embrace the no lube reaming we get for being so far away. I have an excel parts list and the supplier I want to purchase from, then when I decide to buy something from them I make sure I buy all the parts on my list from them so I can consolidate on the shipping
  16. I’ve yet to see someone not charge me for internal shipping! Which suppliers are these!? ive used shipito before. They offer consolidation but I believe you have to pay extra for that premium service. The standard free shipito account only holds your items for a short amount of time. I think a week or two? So you have to take into account lead times from the various vendors and if they have stock etc. Yes that’s how it works. I believe it’s by item? But don’t quote me. I’ve had lots of orders over 1k and not been charged any import tax/duties or gst. I’ve brought in over 5k worth (separate orders and suppliers) of repair panels and not been charged anything. Maybe WA customs are slack?
  17. Plenty of cars of lesser value to probably keep CAF busy for many years to come.....
  18. With freight from US anything over $1000 gets taxed hard ive heard. Does this apply to the whole shipment or just individual items? Any one able to explain the process? guessing you buy from vendor, post to US freight forward company and then they ship to your home address?
  19. ShipTo is quite popular. When I need to, I have any account with ComGateway
  20. As above I need quite a lot of little bits from various suppliers in USA, as many of them don't charge for internal shipping thought it might be a good idea to have the parcel consolidated and forwarded on to Aus So any advice, thoughts or recommendations greatly appreciated Nick
  21. https://www.rx7club.com/2nd-generation-non-technical-pictures-198/funny-inspiration-posters-832116/
  22. why worry about fuel comsumption when it spend most of its time at the mechanic
  23. I think Peripheral porting for a street 13B T is a good option. Bridgeport definitely is over kill for street but it sounds amazing and yes crazy on fuel
  24. Also rotary's consume fuel like a V8 before you increase overlap via port work. Good for a track car and early turbo spool, but I think it makes them a pig in traffic with high idle and the noise etc.. :).
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  26. With the RH side completed I turned my attention to the LH side of the plenum: So I fabricated a repair section, cannibalized the duct fitting from the old panel, then prepped and welded it to the new panel.
  27. Hahaha dont hurt my feeling Cuzzzz
  28. You're missing the prefix to "idiot".
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