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Old 07-09-2017, 08:03 AM
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It is all a bit tight but everything clears. Most areas clear by only a few MM so getting it in exactly the right place was critical. The stearing coupling may have to be changed for a uj the same as the bottom as it's probably a bit too tight in that area.

I used an 80ton cnc press to bend up the gearbox mount as it's very difficult to bend 5mm steel any other way.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:11 AM
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It is all a bit tight but everything clears. Most areas clear by only a few MM so getting it in exactly the right place was critical. The stearing coupling may have to be changed for a uj the same as the bottom as it's probably a bit too tight in that area.

I used an 80ton cnc press to bend up the gearbox mount as it's very difficult to bend 5mm steel any other way.
80ton great work john look forward to seeing it finished
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:01 PM
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Coming on nicely.
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Old 16-09-2017, 09:11 PM
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Got a fare bit done today but never as much as I hoped.

With the prop shaft collected yesterday I test fitted it this morning. I've settled for a single piece prop as there really wasn't enough room for the lexus 2 piece. This meant that the gearbox location became more critical due to the Giubo joint at the gearbox end. This meant raising the rear of the gearbox by 25mm and moving it across by 3mm. With this all finalised I could remove the engine and box to finish the engine bay. I then spent move of the afternoon welding the 32 spare holes I wouldn't be using!!! I also removed the wings and headlight bucket as I may as well check for rot. Everything is in amazing condition for its age so will just need a scuff and repaint in red.

Also cleaned the engine and box.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 16-09-2017, 09:13 PM
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Some more pics....I can only upload 3 at a time now as it moans about a token!!
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 19-09-2017, 11:10 PM
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Incredible work .. Looking forward to seeing it seated. I guess you'll need to update your signature soon ;-)
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Old 21-09-2017, 05:28 PM
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A little more progress that took a lot of work to get this far.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.

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Old 21-09-2017, 09:25 PM
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And now with a bit of colour on it.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 21-09-2017, 11:36 PM
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looking good john lot of effort in there under the fresh paint
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Old 22-09-2017, 08:20 AM
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Nice colour!
What steering rack are you planning to use?
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Old 22-09-2017, 08:25 AM
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Thanks Tel. As you know, prep seams never ending so it's a relief when th colour gets applied.

I'm using a standard zed rack Mark.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 22-09-2017, 08:52 AM
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........ As you know, prep seams never ending so it's a relief when th colour gets applied......
I remember when I did the engine bay on my track car it was a milestone when I had sprayed it - so rewarding.

You haven't had to do what I did though - big repairs on inner wings, chassis legs, rad panel and lower bulkhead! You've only had to wipe it over with 'thinners' what kept you?
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Old 22-09-2017, 09:06 AM
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Rob -
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 22-09-2017, 11:59 PM
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Looks great Jon well worth the work you've put into the prep work
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Old 16-10-2017, 09:41 AM
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Finished getting the car ready for paint. I've welded up all the trim holes along with the side indicator/running lights and rear impact bumper shock holes. Refitted the wings to verify the fit. Then pushed it outside for a good clean and jetwash inside and out.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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