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Old 13-10-2017, 10:25 AM
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That's actually not bad for one of these. Bet it was quite a relief to see there wasn't that much rot (more than you thought). The rotisseries are a great thing as well and have you built yourself some kind of car port there? Great job on the dolly as well. Looking forward to more updates as and when ... but has it got any kind of primer on it at the moment? So I hope it's going back in the garage.
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Old 13-10-2017, 10:35 AM
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Some interesting repairs. Really interesting to see where the shells change from the early range.

How much was the dip/strip?
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Old 13-10-2017, 01:02 PM
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Hi Dave, a rotisserie is a fantastic aid.

Did your car have the raised rear floor to accommodate tools and wheel etc. I've seen a 280 this week which has and I wondered if they all did?

Well done with the roof.
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Old 13-10-2017, 01:56 PM
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They didn't all have the raised floor Rob. Mine has the 240z rear floor and door locks. The passenger compartment floors and tunnel are very different from a 240 though.
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Old 13-10-2017, 04:16 PM
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Yeah, was a huge relief when it came back, as seen pictures of relatively solid cars coming back like tea bags 😂
Itís under a car port I built especially for the project as I sealed my garage shut years ago. Used to produce music so itís a fully soundproofed and insulated room now.
The shell comes back from pro strip passivated to protect from the elements. Been told it will get some surface rust, but not to try and do anything with it as it will be Re dipped and cleaned before being primed. This is another dip process and uses a hi zinc epoxy primer. Cost is 975 (plus vat and transport for the initial strip, and 1500 for the return visit and primering. Not cheap at about 3 grand all in, but I intend to keep the car when itís done and this seems the best way of giving it a good start. Plus, as itís already primered it a bit less for the body shop to do when it goes of for paint?
Not sure about the raised floor Rob, I know the rear turrets are taller in the 280 but not too sure about all the differences. Iíve attracted a piccy of the boot floor for you if that helps


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Old 13-10-2017, 05:15 PM
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They didn't all have the raised floor Rob. Mine has the 240z rear floor and door locks. The passenger compartment floors and tunnel are very different from a 240 though.


The later 280ís, 77-78 had different door locks didnít they. Maybe same with a few other things


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Old 13-10-2017, 06:04 PM
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Yes 77/78 models had different door locks, re-designed window regulators, under dash foot well lighting and 5 speed option offered for first time.

The boot floor was raised to accommodate a larger fuel tank on 77-78 models which necessitated the shallow dish wheel well and space saver spare tyre.

Some cars have the floor flat level all the way back and others shaped at 45 degree angle to the hatch depending in which Nissan factory they were produced.
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Old 13-10-2017, 06:14 PM
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Some cars have the floor flat level all the way back and others shaped at 45 degree angle to the hatch depending in which Nissan factory they were produced.
They were all made in Nissan Shatai's main factory in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
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Old 13-10-2017, 06:25 PM
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They were all made in Nissan Shatai's main factory in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
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Old 13-10-2017, 06:29 PM
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Out of interest, where did you hear/read the 'two factory' story?
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Old 13-10-2017, 06:37 PM
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Old 13-10-2017, 06:41 PM
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Out of interest, where did you hear/read the 'two factory' story?


Just picked it up along the way, probably from a US forum and I know, don't believe all you read on the net, my post included now

Did seem a plausible explanation though as in 1977 more S30 models were produced than any other single year 1969/78 so one could imagine another factory being utilised to meet higher demand but obviously not as you have stated.
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