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The 4 year build 260z LS1

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Got to spend some time on the re assembly part of the build today. Drivers door and both front guards and headlight buckets all bolted back on.

It is amazing just how long it takes to get the alignment of all panels just perfect again. Still a small amount of tweaking left.

Then touch up a few small low points, and spray the whole thing again with primer and sand with some 800grit wet n dry paper then colour.

I picked up the interior the other day and it looks awesome. All of the ugly brown is gone and replaced with black.

Door trim, rear seat, head lining, gear stick boot and hand brake boot and other parts all a really neet black vinyl. Then all the existing carpet a new car style black. I will put some pics up soon when installed.

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Awsome Scott, once the painting is finished , it will all come together nicely. Lots of shed time coming up.  lol.

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In regards to the outer uni joints only time will tell. Mick24Oau has been running the same thing in his LS1 400hp 240Z with out any problems yet. The hub spline should be the weak point in theory.

 

What uni joints are you running?  The previous owner of my car had busted two standard ones with about 300hp before I bought it.  We put in the heavy duty Hardie Spicer ones and I've never busted one with 450hp......touch wood.

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Still running the standard 260z outer uni joints with the commodore inner cv grafted on.

It held up to years of punishment with the previous 4.5l V8.

If it blows up Then it will be upgraded.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

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I have finally finished sanding the car in preparation to paint.

This would have to be one of the most repetitive jobs I have had to do on this build and I am glad it is over for now. The colour will be sprayed on Monday.  Years of prep will now be    rewarded with a shiny new paint job, I can not wait.

Pics will be poste on that day.

The poor shed looks like a bomb has gone off leaving white dust every where .

Speek soon.

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Finally the day has come and the Z is painted.

19 coats

Base, metallic, candy then clear.

It took about 16 hours to complete this job.

I am going to let it sit for a week and then it is final assembly time. The fun is about to start.

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Mate, you should be extremely proud of your efforts and the pending outcome. This thing will be stunning. It's definitely a great moment of progress when the colour is shot

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Thanks guys for the comments. I am taking next week off work to put the z back together.

A bit of quality shed time. Looking forward to it.

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Unmasked the zed today and very happy with the final result.  After painting the car in 3 stages, engine bay,  door jambs then finally full outside of the zed we managed to get the depth and tint of the candy spot on.

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Just a few build up date pics.

Day 1 roof in and rear end 95% complete.

Day 2 front head lights and indicator in and 80% wired up. No pics yet.

4 days left to play in the shed.

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I can't wait to get some wheels on it and push it out into the sun. The metallic paint is awesome.

Thanks George.

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The car is nearly finished. The interior is still to be fully installed, but it is drivable. I had the engineer come to inspect it the other day and after about a hour he was happy with the build and gave it the appropriate tick so it can be registered. The amount of late nights to get the car to this point have finally payed off. All that I have to do is wait for the modification plates to be made.

Happy days.

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Gidday

 

Congrats on getting enguneering sign off. That is a major milestone.

I have really enjoyed watching your car come together

 

Cheers

 

PB

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Amazing build!!!

Hopefully I will see in the flesh one day.

Mad skills

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Scott. I'm not sure if you have actually driven it as yet but as someone who has, only in the last few weeks, got to drive an LSx powered Zed let me assure you that you have only experienced half the joy of your wonderful creation.

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Good stuff on the engineering mate... That piece of paper/s not only add $$ in value, but offers plenty of peace of mind if the Po Po are being nasty. Your car is Micky mouse

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Thanks guys for the positive feedback. I have not yet had the chance to stretch it legs yet but I can see it is going to be a bit of fun. It is nice to walk into the shed now and see a shiny new car instead of a dusty and rusty project. I will keep you guys posted with further progress.

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