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Dan''s 240Z - 2nd time lucky

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by IbanezDan51, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. vipergts

    vipergts
    Z Club Member

    Yes....Great box
     
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    I agree - drove mine for the first time last weekend. very positive & solid movement and the throw is much shorter. I rather miss the 5th gear whine though.
     
  3. zNathan

    zNathan
    Z Club Member

    At least if you pee yourself nobody would notice :thumbs:
     
  4. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    What would your comment be if the interior was still brown I wonder. :D
     
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I've seen this car today guys. This is what folks should buy if they want to get into S30s, NO rot and NO messing from new.

    I love it!

    Interior poor and lots of detail to do BUT the car has integrity which a lot of S30s don't have.

    If Joe Public saw a car like this they would be put off but this is a GOOD one.
     
  6. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    *....ahem.....*

    ;)
     
  7. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    So I haven't really done anything more to this after getting it through the UK MOT and registering it although it is now sat back at home and road worthy! If I'm honest I don't even want to use it.

    Plan of attack is to restore in sections rather than stripping the entire car down, first plan is to drop the back end and clean everything up.

    Im off to California in September so will probably start work on it after this.

    Dan
     
  8. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    RIght...Its been awhile... I am hoping this weekend I can get the car back to the garage and start stripping it. I have decided not to do it in sections and just to blast straight into a full resto.

    I want to make this like its just left the factory line (with minor alterations). As it currently has the earlier carbs on I am not going to go hunting for the older set up as I believe these were an improvement.

    Think I will keep the 4 speed and R180 diff even though I have an R200 set up ready to go in.

    Debating lowering with GAZ coilovers or getting some springs.

    Must pull my finger out...
     
  9. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    So finally had a drive in her from my home to the old mans garage again.

    So it starts... unbelievably solid so far! Extremely happy with it.

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  10. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Yes, nice straight and rust free inner wings.

    Love it.
     
  11. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Did a bit more this morning, off work next week so will finish stripping the shell and probably get it ready for primer.

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  12. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    Bit more today...

    Got the broken door frame tigged up, need to cut back and polish up now.

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    Front suspension and rack etc all off.

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    Dash out... wonder how I'm going to repair the cracks

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    Also got the clutch m/c and brake servo off and steering column.

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    Will pull the heater matrix and pedal box in the morning and drop the fuel and brake lines off.

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    Then I'll start stripping some of the underbody sealant ready for 2k epoxy primer and fresh sealant.

    Dan
     
  13. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Stripped all the doors too and put all the bits in sealed bags. Would like to get lots of bits zinc plated again but worry when hey pull them out the bags they won't put them back in again... would love my own bath to place things
     
  14. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Unsure on having these retreimmed in a brown and black stitched look
    Similar to the original style and having the dash alacantara covered with nice stitching too to save getting a new dash. Make it a bit more my own. Still keep everything original for easy return to stock.

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    Views?
     
  15. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Those seats will require harnesses which are additional cost and less original.

    Also 'three-quarter' vision is poor in a Z with the little windows and those seats won't help - not as bad as my 370Z was though.

    I have some Recaros in my car and they are smashing - come and have a look and pick those springs up. ;)
     
  16. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Hi Rob

    These seats are originally a standard 3 point belt and do not require harnesses, actually although visually designed for harnesses I do not believe they would have the strength required to take a harness.

    I will pop over this week depending on where I am for work. May be best to do Friday if you are in?

    Cheers
    Dan
     
  17. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    whats your plans for the rest of the car?
     
  18. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Hi Franky,

    As the dash Ian so cracked I was going to have it recovered in alcantara and stitched and as the rest of the interior is so discoloured follow the theme throughout.

    Exterior, lowered and a nice set of wheels.

    Thanks about it
     
  19. rich

    rich New Forum User

    What seats they from, I like the fact the base's don't have the high sides.
     
  20. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    what about a retro/classic bucket that keeps the right feel?
     

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