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Ryan I watched this video a few days ago and felt your concerns. Keep you head up mate. Get the car stripped, then tackle one section at a time. It’s not going to be a short or easy journey but it’s all doable. It will be very gratifying when it’s all finished.

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Hi all Really looking forward to getting this project moving and getting all of your input and advice along the way! Names Ryan, I have been a lurker on here for a very many years now. I am

Hopefully not too much white powder on the parts to trigger Aus. customs interest 

So last night I took the plunge and purchased a bunch of rust repair panels from the US of A. With the AUD to USD exchange at a 20 month high and our terrible GDP numbers due out today, I thought now

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1 hour ago, CBR Jeff said:

Ryan I watched this video a few days ago and felt your concerns. Keep you head up mate. Get the car stripped, then tackle one section at a time. It’s not going to be a short or easy journey but it’s all doable. It will be very gratifying when it’s all finished.

Jeff

Thanks Jeff! Threads like yours keep the motivation up. One job at a time...

Will be a relief to have car and paint stripped so I know exactly what I’m up against. Hopefully this will all happen by the end of this year beginning of next. 

Ryan 

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So not a great deal done on the car lately, had a terrible bout of influenza which took 3 weeks to kick. And had a week long course in between all of that... 

i did however get my hands on a second hand spot welder off scumtree! It’s had a fall and is missing some parts but it should do the job. Got it for $350. 

Missing arms/electrodes and a 15a power plug. So didn’t get to test it prior to purchase, but the guy seemed trustworthy and said he hardly used it and said to bring it back if it doesn’t work.  Not too big a deal, I would have bought some longer arms anyway and Lurch has recommended I get some dog leg electrodes. 

Opened it up today to see if anything internal was damaged when they dropped it. All looks good inside. I’ll try straighten it up later. 

Plan to use this on frame rails, floor pans, rear hatch panel, rear valance, inner/outer rockers, a few other spots and roof skin replacement if I end up doing that on my own. I’m hoping it will save a lot of time and effort.

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Also received the outer rockers and rear hatch panel from KFvintagejdm. Panels look really good especially rockers, very oem looking, I don’t know how they compare to tabco items. Even have the captive nuts for the front fenders.

Rear hatch has a pressing that is not quite straight but I’m not fussed as no one will be seeing it. 

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Still not a great deal of progress. I got distracted this week and went to look at a 280zx for sale on gumtree, was going for cheap so thought it was worth a look. Bloke brought it over from NSW to perth but hasn’t transferred it to WA yet. Guy couldn’t tell me anything about the car, it had been resprayed so I felt it was risky, after seeing how people fixed rust on my 240z I am very skeptical of resprays unless accompanied with photos of repairs.  

Car drove well, something on the brakes needs work, no obvious rust issues but as we all know until you dig a little deeper you don’t really know. 

Was playing with the idea of getting a 280zx as my daily, aircon, back seats for the spawns, efi reliability. Being fifo im home 6 months of the year and only drive my current car about 5000km a year and can not drive it if it’s raining. 

Does anyone know of the car or any of its history?

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This week also swapped my diff for my new Subaru R180 LSD diff with kemeari flange adapters. Looks very nice... I will tidy up the back plate a bit more and throw some clear on at some point. 

This is officially the first completed part for the car! Unfortunately it wasn’t done by me but I’m celebrating nonetheless! LSD in a 240z for under 2k. 

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Also picked up a second hand RHS door skin, it’s a rare spares but got it for 2/3s the price of a new one so that’s a win. Has surface rust but good otherwise. Also collected my steering wheel, might need a new horn pad but I’ll research how well they can be restored, it’s not really a circle anymore and internal foam is perishing due to age.  Photos of these to come 

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And here is the total progress for the week. First frame completed for the chassis jig, this will bolt into the front sub frame holes, still need to add some angle for the bolt points. 

This took me about 1.5-2 hours. It’s the second time I’ve welded and the first time I’ve done any metal fabrication on my own. My main goal was to keep it square. Had to cut out and reweld a few times due to welding/racking in the wrong sequence which pulled the frame out of square. 

What I learnt was: 

- tack on opposing sides so they pull against each other as they cool

- weld the fillet weld t joins before you weld the flare bevel welds (where the beveled corner meets the cut edge on a t join)

-when welding the flare bevel weld work mainly on the bevel corner edge and work back into the straight edge occasionally or you blow holes. Also lay flare bevel welds flat so they are facing up, so the molten metal falls into the gap. Not sure if this all makes sense, it does in my head...

- tack the whole frame together before you do any full welds 

Came out square! I’m stoked, next few frames should go heaps quicker. 

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48 minutes ago, AndBir said:

You should take up currency trading - looks like you picked the top, Aus dollar down again today.

Haha I am a bit of an economics nerd, but I’m pretty sure it was a fluke. Waiting for the next up to make my msa purchase. 

Once the USA pass another stimulus bill and they start up the money printer AUD should go back up, but might not as RBA is talking about cutting interest rates.... >:(

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I think there is a few of us economics nerds here.. myself included.

Trading currency is a good way to lose money IMHO :D.

I recently went through a lot of analysis before I bought my house as I had $USD and Euro to convert for settlement. It was a bit nerve wracking as daily movements went a few thousand in some cases.

If I had of known about Covid-19 and the 55cent low for $AUD I would have held off, but alas I do not possess balls of steel to trade through that kind of insanity. :).

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28 minutes ago, gav240z said:

I think there is a few of us economics nerds here.. myself included.

Trading currency is a good way to lose money IMHO :D.

I recently went through a lot of analysis before I bought my house as I had $USD and Euro to convert for settlement. It was a bit nerve wracking as daily movements went a few thousand in some cases.

If I had of known about Covid-19 and the 55cent low for $AUD I would have held off, but alas I do not possess balls of steel to trade through that kind of insanity. :).

Yeah I agree gav, guaranteed to lose money, really have to know what you’re doing I reckon. I invest in stocks and that’s hard enough...

you would have killed the pig at 55c! 

Haha yeah hindsight is a wonderful thing, I’m looking at some of the share prices today compared to what they were in March.....asking myself why I didn’t buy more. 

Ryan

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Haha yeah hindsight is a wonderful thing, I’m looking at some of the share prices today compared to what they were in March.....asking myself why I didn’t buy more. 

We're probably all wondering why we didn't dig deep 5-10 years ago and buy up Zeds too when they were still cheap* as compared to now...

* (My opinion, not that of that you-know-who troll who was on this forum not so long ago...)

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1 hour ago, gilltech said:

We're probably all wondering why we didn't dig deep 5-10 years ago and buy up Zeds too when they were still cheap* as compared to now...

* (My opinion, not that of that you-know-who troll who was on this forum not so long ago...)

Haha good point, I guess that depends how big of a shed you had and how partial your wife is to hoarding lol 

i had neither of those things 5-10 years ago, still don’t! 

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On 8/25/2020 at 8:25 PM, 240ZBUILTBYME said:

My Uncle is a panel beater and my dad is a spray painter so between them I should have enough guidance to get me through this.

Maybe they know of this shop in Perth : Automotive Paint Tools & Equipment

14 Gibbs St, East Cannington WA 6107

It is an Aladdin's cave of car resto tools and equipment :

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57 minutes ago, AndBir said:

Maybe they know of this shop in Perth : Automotive Paint Tools & Equipment

14 Gibbs St, East Cannington WA 6107

It is an Aladdin's cave of car resto tools and equipment :

 

Holy moly! I will be going here next break! I need to start collecting some basic panel beating tools. Cheers Andy 

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Completed the next frame which attaches to the gearbox support mounts in the trans tunnel. Drilled out the bolt holes and made sure it fit before welding onto the rest of the frame. My welding is getting better and quicker. But still slow as... this took me 5 hours including drilling.   Came out square so I’m happy!

next time I hope to finish the last 2 frames...

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