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1 hour ago, JDM-TOY said:

@ND240Z Did they dunk the whole dash to Zinc plate it? Looks amazing

I removed the dash pad from the frame and reinstalled it after I got it back. Very easy to do, it's just a bunch of screws and washers. Dash has also gone to the dashboard doctor to be repaired and reskinned. Will see that in 3-4 months or so.

Spending a few hours after work most nights a week in the garage doing things that don't make much noise lately. Window's cleaned up and remounted back onto the mounting brackets with the refurbished zinc coating. Looks soo good, what a difference.

(drivers side glass has some very slight upwards scratches in it, looks like there were rocks or dirt stuck in the weather strip and the previous owner just didn't ever clean it out. will possibly need to replace it with a perfect one)

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I also pulled apart the heavily oil-soaked factory Hitachi LT150 Alternator a few months back, hardware reconditioned and covers vapor blasted. Bearings and brushes also replaced. Really happy with how this piece turned out. Love uncovering the long lost factory stampings on the covers.  

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Earlier in my thread, I posted photos of a NOS Tokico Brake master cylinder that I acquired. Sadly, that one was a series one which isn't correct for my car and I didn't feel like paying $1,500 for another new old stock Tokico one. So I found a NOS rebuild kit on YahooJP and got to work cleaning up and restoring my original BMC.

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Im still waiting on my last batch of zinc plating goodies to come back to finish it off, but i'm very happy with how it's come up so far. I used my home sandblaster with a fine media to bring it back to this raw alloy finish. Just like factory! Will post more photos on completion of that part. 

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Still need to find a late 240Z/early 260Z Brake booster in restorable condition, mine is waaay too rusty and pitted to even bother. If you have one let me know.

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19 hours ago, ND240Z said:

I removed the dash pad from the frame and reinstalled it after I got it back. Very easy to do, it's just a bunch of screws and washers. Dash has also gone to the dashboard doctor to be repaired and reskinned. Will see that in 3-4 months or so.

Came up really nice, hope you dont mind haha

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Non date matching TOPY wheels acquired. These aren't the 11/72 set that i am looking for, but until i find those - these will do. I'll blast them and paint them satin black and silver. My other only slightly rusty 1200 Ute in the background making an appearance. 

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Pulled the wiper motor out of its bag and was really stunned on the condition. Gave it a wipe over and gave the electrical terminals a quick once over with a fine file to make the contact spots nice and new again. 

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After cleaning: 

PS: the wiper bag was extremely firm, but i waved a heat gun over it and it made it very workable. 

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Had a minute to spare so i took the other Nissan out for its monthly drive to charge the battery. 

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