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THE ZED REBIRTH PROJECT

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Hey Guys,

 

Well i thought seeing ive really stared to work on my ZED i better start a Work Log..

For those of you who dont know im reverendzeds son

 

Original Specs Are:

THE GOOD

 

*74 260z 2+2 build #960 series 1 (many people dont know that there were series 1 and 2 for the 2+2)

*Diamond Vinyl (small pattern then 240z)

*Recoed 2.6 and Auto Gearbox

*Original Paint (had never been resprayed)

*Interior all there (gave my reskinned Dash to Dad (REV))

*Probably one of the straightest ZEDS i have ever seen

*Had 14x7 Hotwires

*And PRE EMISSIONS

 

THE BAD

*Rust in passenger Side Floor

*Rust in rear Valance and behind the rear wheel arches

*Hatch had a little rust

*Rust in Door Sills

*Rusted out Exhaust

 

AND OFCORSE THE PLAN FOR THE ZED

*Nissan Skyline Midnight Purple Paint Job

*Front Spoiler (would like the same as Sulios, so if anyone has one PM me)

*240z Front Bumper

*240z Bonnet

*Shaved Rear End

*Bre style Spoiler

*ZG Flares

*17" ROTA RB-R's

*432 style grill

*240k Tailights

*240k Side indicators

*s13 Dash and Centre Console

*Rx-7 or similar Front Leather Seats

*Recover the rear Seats

*Nice Exhaust

*240z Carbs

*Polished up Engine Bay

*New Badges

*Upgrade Gauges

*H4 Headlights (would like some input as to what wire to use as im rewiring the headlights MAYHEM??)

*Sound Sysytem (LAST THING on the list)

 

And ofcourse the PARTS CAR

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which is now up for sale make an offer needs to be gone this week (will post pics tommorow)

 

Unfortunately i only have 1 Picture of when i first bought it:

 

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Stripped Everthing from the Car

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Little Brother "Helping" me

 

Cut The rust from floor, Side windows, and door sills using Grinder and Recip Saw

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Almost finished cutting

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And then all of a sudden a concrete floor workshop showed up ( me and dad (REV) constructed it from slab to roof))

 

Yesterday we stared welding it all up starting with the floor

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Dad doing my welding hes good i tell ya

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Perfect Welds of Course

 

The window area

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(Passenger Side)

 

Then the door sils

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(Passenger Side)

 

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(Drivers Side)

 

Will post more pictures tommorow as i left the camera at work

 

Ben :)

 

 

 

 

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What differentiates Series 1 to 2 ? Mine is serial number 000692.

 

AND, can you do me a big favour and post a (good) photo of your VIN plate. I am looking for a good one to copy (not the number of course !)

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in comparing with my parts car (77 model) it has a lot of changes like for one yesterday we were doing repairs to the door sill and cut a bit of the 77 only to find that its diffeent on my model(no rubber door stop or provision for one) i think once they introduced emisions they changed alot of things,

 

i originally found an article about this ages ago ill try digg it up..

 

sure ill take a photo for you... pm me your email??

 

Ben

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Very exciting, looking forward to seeing this car beautifully restored.

 

Working with your Dad on it? Thats awesome.

 

I can't wait to see how it turns out!  ;)

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yer me and dad are working on it..

 

should be sweet when its done, its good because ive got alot of people around to help me do it for next to nothing so it makes having an awesome ZED not so hard..

 

Ben

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thats awsome. i wish my old man was around helping me with mine. but unfortunately wasnt the case.

 

but he has left me with the knowledge to do it by myself. he always wanted to restore an old car.so i made it my priority to do so when he passed away. now i got 2 other ones to do.because its my dream now.

 

something about Z that i actualy like. i actualy enjoy working on them as much as driving. 260z near completion and allready cant wait to start on the 240z.

 

good luck with the car. looking forwad to updates. reminds me where i was 3 years ago. itching to do all over again.

 

 

 

 

 

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