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Old 02-08-2017, 09:32 AM
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Looks great Derrick.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:28 AM
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Derrick I have to say mate every time I see this thread pop up that you inspire me.

My car is a left hooker and fairly rust free after having some small bits sorted earlier this year, and I didn't have the confidence to tackle some other bits that need doing - but you've shown me that where there is a will there is a way, so over the winter I'm going to tackle some of those little jobs that I had intended to leave to the professionals. Before I thought they were too big for me, now it's clear that with the right mindset you can achieve anything you need to.


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Old 03-08-2017, 09:17 PM
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Derrick I have to say mate every time I see this thread pop up that you inspire me.

My car is a left hooker and fairly rust free after having some small bits sorted earlier this year, and I didn't have the confidence to tackle some other bits that need doing - but you've shown me that where there is a will there is a way, so over the winter I'm going to tackle some of those little jobs that I had intended to leave to the professionals. Before I thought they were too big for me, now it's clear that with the right mindset you can achieve anything you need to.


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Hi Jon good to think I've inspired someone ,hope you get those little bits sorted out sometimes I'm not sure how I'm going to do something so i have a beer and sit and look at what i want to do and try and sort it out before i start .Somtimes its the challenge i like But there is a feeling of great satisfaction when you do sort it your self imo

Good luck with sorting you car to how you want it ,thanks again for you comments

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Old 04-08-2017, 10:49 PM
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Gotta say yet again Derrick, you are off your rocker lol

Keep up the hard and good work .... you are the only nutter in the house that could
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:53 PM
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Gotta say yet again Derrick, you are off your rocker lol

Keep up the hard and good work .... you are the only nutter in the house that could
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:45 PM
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This is the panel I've made to replace patched and rusted area to font of car.


Same panel from the side with plate weld to it for bumper fixing.



Trial fit just to check all holes line up for bonnet hinge before cutting out rusty section needs a little work but almost there



New air-tube clamped in place as part of trial fit with the front panel just need to fit end of air-tube panel once ,i know it all fits where i want it to can start cutting out old metal and replacing with the new



Once thats all done need to sort the patchwork to inner wing not sure how yet
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:49 AM
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Impressive Derrick, looking good.
I've got similar issues with my inner wings, in that they've corroded along the chassis tube. Cutting it all out and butt welding a new lower inner wing is a recipe for heat distortion and ripples in such a flat area of panel. I've got a few alternative ideas, will drop you a PM with some sketches when I get back off my hols. Poss compare notes?
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:32 PM
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Impressive Derrick, looking good.
I've got similar issues with my inner wings, in that they've corroded along the chassis tube. Cutting it all out and butt welding a new lower inner wing is a recipe for heat distortion and ripples in such a flat area of panel. I've got a few alternative ideas, will drop you a PM with some sketches when I get back off my hols. Poss compare notes?
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Thanks look forward to seeing you ideas ,have a few of my own have a good holiday
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:21 PM
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Small update haven't worked on the 260z for a while as I've been waiting till i received the new chassis rails from the states through Mjp thanks Mike they've arrived didn't want too cut any more of car until i got these parts so i can mark up key reference points i.e. tie bar brackets . also got some new floor rails from Woody thanks Andy look great and super strong , also got driver-side lower rear repair panel which i didn't want to fit until i had rear valence ,i now have that too I've also made the air tubes for both sides.

So no excuses now must get out in the garage and get cutting and weld in the new panels
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:23 PM
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:24 PM
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Back soon hopefully with pics all welded in.

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Old 10-11-2017, 09:27 PM
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Hi Derrick, as I said before I'm impressed with the airtubes.

Nice jobs for the winter.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:33 PM
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Thanks Rob,yes plenty to be getting on with
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:53 PM
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Great stuff! What percentage of the lower half of the car will be original metal by the end?
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:33 PM
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Great stuff! What percentage of the lower half of the car will be original metal by the end?
Hi Mike, thanks for your comments, as for what will the percentage of the lower part of the will be original i would say about 20% as you can see I'm replacing the floor panels both sides,new chassis rails,floor rails ,outer sills both sides, rear arches inside and out,rear valence,rear lower quarter panels both sides, and will be cutting out the rear floor and retting a new wheel well ,new slam panel and bodywork should be about there apart from a few small non structural repairs not too much to do

OH i forgot I've got to cut out the bulk head and replace with a rust free one that i acquired
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