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Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by moggy240, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    I been a bit busy and with my mate, we have been doing 2 Datsuns at the same time side by side .I will let the pictures tell the story
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    2 pack etch primer and sealed ready to paint white
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    Painted white inside the car and engine bay
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  2. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    Next step apply water based stonechip to the underside.
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  3. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    Prepare reconditioned suspension for refitting

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    Front strut fitted
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    Rear suspension
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  4. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    Both cars !!!! Fitting some of the internal parts and engine bay
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    Final fit of carbon,GRP and kevlar parts
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  5. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Now that brings back memories :bow:

    best thing is Mike you will have no trouble doing a valuation

    nice work

    looking forward to progress :thumbs:
     
  6. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    Preparing the outside for paint.
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    Primed
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    Prepped and ready for the white
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    Just been sprayed 2 pack (ford frozen white)
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    Outside to swap cars round
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    Ready for some mods
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  7. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    I know what you mean, I might have to value mine at a million squid as they are so rare now !!!! :thumbs:
     
  8. smileyinside

    smileyinside
    Administrator

    I'm loving the rear light mods!! In fact I'm loving all of it, great work !!



    Ali K
     
  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    They won't remain rare if you bring them out 2 at a time!

    You have been busy - nice work and 'solid' cars (apart from the lightening holes).
     
  10. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    Looks like you had a busy weekend!

    I remember the lights from your old Z. Liked them then and still do.

    What lightweight panels are you using?
     
  11. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    It has taken many busy weekends since i came back from OZ to get to this stage
    Carbon bonnet ,GRP tailgate, kevlar doors (quite a bit lighter than GRP ones,GRP wings,GRP scuttle panel.just need a lightweight tailgate spoiler as the factory spolier is quite heavy or don't fit one.

    Rob ,not so much lightening holes but the rear valance is like a big scoop so hopefully less wind resistance.
     
  12. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    Mmmm not sure about that mod. Shame to spoil a rear valance really. Aren't you having a petrol tank and exhaust under there. A bit of 'ally' plate might have been better.

    If it's going to be hollow under there then drilling holes is going to encourage air to travel through them - if it's blocked off the air will pack in there and fill it for you?

    Also you might encourage lift (unless you think you've got a diffuser effect :eek:).

    Anyway I'm no aerodynamics expert.
     
  13. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    That's OK as I'm no aerodynamics expert either :D
     
  14. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    great job ! 2 at a time to !

    I'm so glad I built my rotisserie makes it so much easier, Mines finally going for paint soon to, been let down by one paint shop already though, and its going white also,

    are they both OG RHD shell's ? just asking because one shell appears to have the rear side markers
     
  15. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    If I was a betting man I'd say they were both LHD shells. I might be wrong about the 'track' one though.
     
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  16. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    They do look good for RHD shells, and I Have just noticed the first picture which answers my own question
     
  17. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    looks like they both were, you can see the 'conversion' on one I think quite easily.

    How come you're doing them black underneath etc?
     
  18. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER

    Franky, it was just easier to do it that way as the waterbased stonechip was black and I did not want to paint over it and I like the look.
    Rob, its a good job you did not bet as you would have lost money.
    Atomman,the rotisserie is the best way to do these especially for welding and comes in handy for sand blasting and painting.
    One car is LHD to rhd conversion and the other is a genuine rhd car.
     
  19. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    Ok yep so good job. :eek: So the RHD car is the track car? I thought I saw some bodywork behind the filled-in fuel flap area where the 'running light' would have been (Post 6). Should have gone to Specsavers! It will be interesting to see what weight it ends up at.
     
  20. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member

    Double the fun! Making a lovely job there. Wish I had a garage that size to do mine! Looking forward to some more pix.

    Huw
     

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