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Old 10-01-2018, 04:17 PM
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3.5 Year Shell Restoration, build finally started

After a three year shell restoration, the build for my 240z finally started last Saturday. Hopefully the pictures will do the talking. Not quite all connected yet but should be rolling pretty soon
Might even drive it this summer! MIGHT!
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:46 PM
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Looks like a fantastic build (in the best colour) ...

Have you done all the work yourself and have you got any pics of the car before you started the bodywork - and what exactly have you replaced?

So nice isn't it - to get a few nice shiny bits on there. It'll be too good to actually drive though, you know that?
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:47 PM
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Looks like a fantastic build (in the best colour) ...
Yup, 110 Persimmon
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:46 PM
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Hi Ryan, I thought it was going to be blue still? I remember you buying those blue mirrors - have you still got them, I might be interested?

I think it would be interesting to show the car as you bought it and what you've replaced/repaired - a lot of us knew the car.

Fantastic work.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:01 PM
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Looks absolutely great!
Exciting job ahead assembling all the good bits, Meccano for grown-ups now!
Nice work
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:56 PM
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Should be an interesting car when finished going on what parts that have already been fitted
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:09 PM
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Correct, 110 Red.

Rob, originally I thought I might keep the shell blue but overtime my tastes changed and I wanted on original colour. The mirrors came with the car I think and I sold them sometime ago. The car was originally 905 Red but that's not for me so 110 Red it is.

Looking forward to driving it again.

I have attached some pictures of the car when I got it below and after acid dip. Safe to say it was in very poor condition with lots of botched repairs. I should have probably got a better car in the first place but I wanted RHD and its a UK shell, anyway got there in the end.

In terms of what I replaced - everything nearly!

Rear Quarter Panels (Entire OEM)
Front Inner Wings (OEM)
Radiator Panels (OEM)
Floors
Sills (Inner and Outer)
Bootfloor (OEM)
Lots of other parts were fabricated by hand to look as close to OEM as possible (acid thinned the metal so hard to weld to).

Its been a long road but happy to be getting there now (although still alot to do)

I didnt do the bodywork as I could have practiced for a million years and still wouldnt have done as great as job as the professionals.

There is a Facebook page with everything documented here from the start:

https://www.facebook.com/ryans240z
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:12 PM
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Looks like a fantastic build (in the best colour) ...

Have you done all the work yourself and have you got any pics of the car before you started the bodywork - and what exactly have you replaced?

So nice isn't it - to get a few nice shiny bits on there. It'll be too good to actually drive though, you know that?
I've built it to drive so we'll see!
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:27 PM
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What are you doing engine wise?
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:30 PM
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I do recall seeing it on FB sometime in the past - in original blue guise ...

110 - eyethangewe
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:33 PM
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Looks absolutely great!
Exciting job ahead assembling all the good bits, Meccano for grown-ups now!
Nice work
Exactly...

Great job, lovely to see the passion.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:35 PM
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What are you doing engine wise?
High compression, forged pistons/rods, P90 head. Already been built but not run yet. Need to get the ITBs sorted.
Will put more focus on it when the shell is back in my garage.

Thanks for all the kind words.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:37 PM
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What’s the spec of the rods/pistons/cam etc?
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:55 PM
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Great job Ryan amazing how good it looks now compared to how it was after acid dipping well done for sticking at it it top job

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Old 11-01-2018, 08:46 AM
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Great job Ryan amazing how good it looks now compared to how it was after acid dipping well done for sticking at it it top job

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Thanks very much. Its been a huge mission but glad to finally be there now.
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