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  1. NEW VIDEO UPDATE - ROOF HEADLINER AND CORNER TURRET TRIM Ok guys, i finally was able to get the latest video up and finished. today we tackle the corner trimmings and headliner. I also finally got my 3/8th fuel line home, i have to trial fit it, and if its good, take it back and get the AN fittings welded to either end. Rudi.
  2. Update early May I've been pretty busy over the last month, jumping back and forth between different sections of the car. mainly being the under body, the front suspension and the interior roof trim. I have 3 video's nearly finished and ready to go, each between 10-15 minutes long so far, already edited up, with 2 of them held up waiting for final parts to arrive. I have installed the handbrake assembly, and have heaps of footage polishing up the fuel lines, but I've been waiting 4 weeks now, for a subcontractor at work to bend me up a new fuel line. It's a 3/8th line, which will replace the 1/4" tank vent line in the fuel rail bank. and will be capped off for future V8 engine fuel supply needs. My subbie has had it over 1 month, and only just started it last week, and now has issues with not being able to bend the 3/8th line tight enough to match the factory lines, specifically where it loops under the rear chassis rail cross bars at the rear sway bar and mustache bar. I might have to terminate the hard line at the rear sway bar, and go to braided line after that. I'm considering hole sawing my frame rail cross braces and sleeving them, so i can run the braided line straight through it, but i'm not keen in sanding off all my under body stone guard. Second video is doing the roof liner. I have made and fitted one, but am waiting on some vinyl trim to come and some vinyl dye too. Last video is actually finished, and edited up, i got all the front suspension back together and in the car. But i want to post the other video's first, so you don't watch a video of me fitting all the suspension, only for it to be scattered across the floor in a million pieces in the next video. Anyway, video's will be up soon enough, here is the front end fitted: . Rudi.
  3. nice! when did you get the Stagea lol? Is the plan to bring all the cars down to Melbourne?
  4. Mid April Photo Update: Tried to keep busy lately, and got abit done in the garage: took this: And polished it all up until i had no finger prints left. It took me about 5 hours total to do over a weekend, i also painted it with clear engine enamel. Pretty happy with the results: Also tackled the handbrake assembly: And after a wash in the laundry sink, some wire brush action and a lick of paint, came up like new: And pretty much the rest of the front end ready to go on the car. I'm waiting for a brake upgrade to come in at Stuart Willkins, then when i get that, ill chuck all that on. Rudi.
  5. Hey bud!!! I'm really happy that you saw this project through! Hats off to you for fixing all the rust in it. When i went and looked at the car i figured it was only good for the scrap heap. I'm actually really surprised you got her done in the end. I figured when you stopped posting way back... 6 years ago, That you uncovered some terminal problems with the car and just gave up or passed it on. Funnily, enough, in your introduction post, (i just re- read it), and i said i passed on your car to get a "good" 2+2 with no rust.... well... it also took me 7 years to fix all the rust in mine myself, and get her painted. I only had mine finally painted late last year too. I'll be keeping a keen eye on the rest of the build mate! Any more photo's of her painted? And.. oh..... let me rummage through the archives........ i recon i still have some photos of the car when i went to look at it... yep: . . . got heaps more, i think about 30 photo's of it. Man.... this really brightened up my morning seeing this post, really... I'm glad you were able to save her! Rudi.
  6. UPDATE END OF MARCH! - Video 13! New video is edited and done guys! check it out! Rudi.
  7. Update End of March Been Chipping away at the zed slowly but..... I have been preoccupied the last few months going to doctors appointments, and ultrasound appointments, and getting blood tests... Because the wife and i ARE HAVING A BABY!! So to say i have been a little busy is a understatement. We are over the moon, as we had been trying for a little while.... But this has put a heap of stress on me, and my wife, especially with the state of the world the last 3 or 4 weeks. We are both in "essential" industries, so both have to keep working. But i have chronic lung scarring from having Pneumothorax as a premature baby, so i only have about 70% of my lung capacity. I have never made excuses for it, and just got on with my life (clearly) but this Virus has me stressed, and honestly, has really got me depressed the last few weeks. Because if i get it, and it gets into my lungs, I'm gonna have a bad time..... I try all i want to stay safe and keep as isolated as i can, shop when there is minimum traffic and what not, but at work, i have 30 other mechanics around me who aren't really taking it as serious as i am. I feel like alot of my careful planning is in vein. Well that got rather depressing rather fast...... gosh.... But I've tried to stay motivated, and did get started with rebuilding my struts. So i have some new, and semi new KYB excel G struts, some lowered springs, new bump stops and some old but not torn and now nicely cleaned shock boots, throw it all together and here we are! . . So there we go, 1 down, 3 to go... And hopefully more updates to come.... Rudi.
  8. Nah man, she only came home on Wednesday, I've had a whirlwind last 3 months with Deaths in the Family, house repairs, health problems, heavy work loads... its just been crazy. Hopefully i can start gitten 'er done now!
  9. Update March 2020: After... Geez, 2 years? the car is finally home! Even though the car was painted some 3 months ago, i was in a rush to finish house renovations, and especially to fully renovate my garage. epoxy flooring, down lights, cabinets, security bollards.... well its all done now so it was time to bring her home! by Time to get cracking on rebuilding everything.... I need to get as much done as possible by September.....
  10. Where did you take all your stuff to get plated? and how long did it take? Not really going to go back to the place i took my stuff to. I only had a small painting cup worth of parts, and it took them 6 - 8 weeks to do. Rudi.
  11. Help with any Rubber suppliers needed! I'm currently having issues finding a weatherstrip kit for a 2+2. I have been told its not worth it to buy a coupe kit, then source door rubbers, quarter rubbers and rear hatch/glass rubbers separately to make up what is different. I have contacted Rob at the Z factory in Melbourne? - A lot of what would comprise of a full weather seal kit is on back order and not available, with at least 1 month wait. There also, is not a specific Kit available for a 2+2 through him. I have to buy everything individually. I emailed Precision out of America. They Don't offer a 2+2 kit. they do however have quarter window seals and door seals to suit a 2+2. They refused to make up a 2+2 kit for me, even after telling them the 4 seals to remove and replace with 2+2 variants, even with me giving them part numbers from their own products. They also don't ship internationally and said to go through their vendors. One was Jegs and they didn't show any of the parts i needed online, second was All Z (new Zealand) but i cant find any information about them. Z car Depot Show that they have a specific 2+2 kit for a 280z, looks like using precision seals, I have emailed and book faced them with no reply after 1 week so far. I went to rare spares, they claim they no longer sell seal kids as of last year, that their supplier now sells direct to public. Supplier is Rubber seals Australia, in SA. Richard is a very helpful man over the phone, but essentially he is looking to custom make, cut and mitre the door seals, and i need to give him sized and lengths etc etc and substitute original seals for similar ones etc etc. This might be a option, but I'd rather buy a kit pre made to fit. Tomorrow i will try a place called Old auto rubber in penrith, when i go to see my car. Is there no one anywhere where i can buy a actual 2+2 weatherstrip kit from without having to buy everything individually? Anyone got any other places to try? Pulling my Hair out a little. Nah, i welded up all those holes years ago. i might get a vintage air unit to blow air for a demister but that't it i think. Rudi.
  12. yeah it was on his car that's why LOL! he was working on one of his fairlady's, something about historic audit on one of his cars, had to get checked over the next day. Yours is real close now too bud! wont be long! Rudi.
  13. Should have come down yesterday! i spent about 4 hours at the shop yesterday arvo fitting all my door locks and latches and handles etc etc. Got there at about 3pm, i blinked and it was 7pm! i was just working away by myself in the corner of the workshop oblivious to the world. door handle on. I'll need to remove it later and fit new rubbers as mine were shot. but needed to get the doors to close and lock. took me awhile to remember how this all went back together, as i didn't have photo's on me. I polished it all up best i could with metal polish, and i gave it some grease on all the hinges and joints: Drivers door shuts great. passenger, not so much, i might have the latches on the wrong way around, after i got them plated. I wasn't planning on rebuilding all the doors now, honestly, with the whole car, doors and windows are what i hate doing the most. Too many times with too many cars I would replace a window motor or regulator or glass, and i always seem to have a rattle afterwards. I guess i might as well get it done now. Rudi.
  14. Video Update 12 - The car gets paint! I was able to get some footage of the zed being painted, as i left one of my gopro's with the painter. So here is some footage in my latest video update: Rudi.
  15. Went down on Friday and seen her in person. She has a little bit of peel on the rear quarter, the roof is pretty flat. painter isn't really sure if he wants to cut her back either. I have cut back a car before and even i'm not really keen to do it again. pushed out of the booth and in the workshop: . And seeing sunlight for the first time since May last year: Hanging panels will be done on Monday. Once i get the Damage bill out of the way, I'll see what i'm left with from my savings put away for the car and sort out suspension. In my research: KYB Exel G front: 361002 KYB Exel G REAR (2+2): 361003 Fronts are available from wholesale suspension, as they are the same from a 260z or 240z or whatever. Rears are different because its a 2+2 with a longer shock. Wholesale suspension said fronts are $150 each. $300 for the pair. Rears not available. Summit racing in the US have the rears in stock (and fronts), so do the Z store out of California. Z car store want about $150 AU for a PAIR of shocks. Great! half price! However they looked into postage and the cheapest they could come up with was $275 AUD postage with fex ex International Economy. Essentially doubling the price of the parts!!! Not sure how much summit were to charge me, couldn't figure out how to email them. Spoke to Stuart Willkins Racing, he said "nah rears haven't been available for years!" He said he just puts front shocks in the back with a Spacer he can machine up. if i want KYB im looking at $600 for all 4 and if i want Koni Yellows its about $1000. Who has had experience with both or either shocks? how do they feel and are they durable? Car is a Daily cruiser with *cough* maybe a V8 in it later..... Springs i have the equivalent of the King spring lows, but in Lovells. Rudi.
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