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Here we go again Derricks 260z restoration

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by candy red, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. candy red

    candy red
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  2. candy red

    candy red
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    Most of welds ground down now just a few bits of fine sanding before epoxy priming the panel:)

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  3. candy red

    candy red
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    Need to sort rear lower corner next but need to decide what I'm going to do with the rear valence before going to far ,would like to finish welding this side of the car really before cutting passengers side floor out :rofl:

    Sorry for all the single downloaded pics can't seem to copy multiple pictures from photo bucket :rofl:
     
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  4. candy red

    candy red
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    Any one got a 260z rear valence they don't want :lol:
     
  5. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Nice work Derrick.
     
  6. candy red

    candy red
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    Thanks John lot of work in that panel ;)
     
  7. art b

    art b New Forum User

    Saw derricks car at the weekend,:cool:
    Looking really solid , with great attention to detail...:bow:
     
  8. candy red

    candy red
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    Decided to cut this badly repaired air tube off ,was only tacked on and ratted when i tapped it
    should be interesting what the inside of the air tube looks like on a Uk car :unsure:



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    Derrick
     
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  9. candy red

    candy red
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    Well this is what mine looks like inside :eek: looks like when it was last repaired they left part of the original air tube in and welded to it [Bodger's ] :(


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  10. candy red

    candy red
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    Heres what I've cut out so far more to come out as I'm going to make a new air tube.:smash::)

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    Derrick:unsure:
     
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  11. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    Why on earth would they leave that in there?

    Anyway looks like cracking work Derrick.


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  12. candy red

    candy red
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    Thanks Jon for your comments.

    Seems like every repair previously done on this car has been carried out in the same fashion ,thats why its taking so long to put right, as i go to replace one piece i end up replacing everything around each area :eek: :rofl:

    Derrick :(:);)
     
  13. candy red

    candy red
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    So need to cut out the underside of the Air -tube then start making the new one :rofl:

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    How hard can it be :lol::rolleyes:

    Derrick :smash:
     
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  14. jonbills

    jonbills
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    When you've finished this practice one, you can do mine.
     
  15. candy red

    candy red
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    Got to see if i can make it first John remember I'm doing it all by hand no bending machines or presses here :unsure:
     
  16. Ped

    Ped
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    Heroic effort, looking great!
     
  17. candy red

    candy red
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    Thanks Ped

    Heroic or Mad is there a difference :lol:

    Perhaps i should stop looking for inner rust but i do want to try and make this a good rust free car otherwise a waste of time imo still like the challenge ,I think :D

    Derrick :smash::)
     
  18. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    You are a braver man than I Derrick!!! Fair play to you!


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  19. status

    status Active Forum User

    Better got it done soon mate or them wheels will be out of fashion or prehistoric
     
  20. candy red

    candy red
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    Think when its done i might be prehistoric ,but my clothes might be back in fashion :lol:
     

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