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Old 29-04-2012, 09:46 PM
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Only a small update.

front end is stripped...


Small surface rust showing around seams etc so I started at the front of the car and intend to work my way back then underneath.

Great sold metal though with zero pitting.



Due to family commitments taking up all my time progress isn't swift at the minute, i'm not moaning though as i'm trying to do a thorough job so I only have to do it once.

A new addition has been a r180 4.44 plated diff...



Gearbox to follow. I was/am going to get output adapters but from when I built my kit cars I know you can get driveshafts modified so i'm going to make a few calls about using subaru CV shafts, shortened with the datsun/nissan on the outer end. I **think** it may be a decent solution offering modern CV joints into the mix. I'm not fussed if its financially not viable though, stock shafts will do me fine.

The 2.8 is stripped apart so I can give it a bit of a going over and decide what to do. Its in great condition though, F54 flat top block and P90 head



I still half fancy using the original engine though, decisions to be made I guess.
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Old 29-04-2012, 11:00 PM
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The 2.8 is stripped apart so I can give it a bit of a going over and decide what to do. Its in great condition though, F54 flat top block and P90 head

I still half fancy using the original engine though, decisions to be made I guess.
I have a set of piston rings to suit this if you decide to stick with the L series.
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Old 30-04-2012, 01:32 PM
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or you could use these for your subaru diff,2nd one down
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Old 30-04-2012, 02:04 PM
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Moggy, they're my default choice, there's a guy who posts on here from the Netherlands who also makes/sells them but I think they'll work out quite a bit more expensive than the ones from Beta motorsports.
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Old 30-04-2012, 02:27 PM
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z-spec. If you can all wait long enough, I'm also making 'em but complete shafts from hub to diff.
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Old 30-04-2012, 02:54 PM
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subaru to nissan Sean? Can you pm me a rough idea of price? I have found someone who will make 'unbrakeable' shafts to suit, just need to work out the other bits.

Its not going anywhere for a while!
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Old 30-04-2012, 02:59 PM
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Absolutely no idea mate BUT I will be doing them because overall compared to getting diffs in then adaptations and the added advantage of new material for strength......!

Wait and see but go ahead with your own contact and we can compare numbers later. I'll be going for several so maybe a reduction for a big enough order ?
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Old 13-06-2012, 10:42 PM
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Small update(again!).

No real progress apart from the car being more or less a bare shell. Seems like its a long way back to being on the road again now

On the upside she keeps surprising me, amazing condition for 42 years old. Engine bay has been stripped, now its the slow progress of bringing it back to 100% bare metal. I'll strip etch prime and primer the engine bay before getting or making a spit to put it on, then i'll do the same underneath. I hoping that even though this is boring hard work it'll be worth it for having a 101% rust free(everywhere!) and solid shell. I've been pondering colour too, I really fancy the mustard yellow colour or deep orange, I guess just a little more fun than silver.


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Old 13-06-2012, 11:25 PM
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I hoping that even though this is boring hard work it'll be worth it for having a 101% rust free(everywhere!) and solid shell. ]
I'm sure you're right
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Old 29-09-2012, 09:14 PM
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Slow progress here, body strip is in progress, its timing consuming though and sometimes I wonder why i'm doing it, however it'll be worth it to have a proper rust free shell. Quite a boring thread so far!

The car's now on a spit which makes things easier.



The inside of the car is getting there, the factory sound proofing is difficult stuff to remove. I've found a few bits that need repair on the floor, I think this is just trapped moisture combined with the fact that from the factory the sound proofing was put on bare metal!!!!





A small bit of Datsun cancer



Under the car the chassis rails are looking shabby from years of thoughtless jacking, new ones needed.



On the mechanical side i've decided to stick with the 2.4 as i want a fairly original car, also going down to 7J wheels.
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Old 29-09-2012, 11:04 PM
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Thats coming along very nicely Jason. Hardly any rust by the looks. Keep up the good work, all the boring stuffs done with now.
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Old 29-09-2012, 11:08 PM
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Great work and in a tight garage too, it can't be easy but you're doing a fine job. The shell looks pretty good.

You must be pleased.
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Old 29-09-2012, 11:12 PM
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Very interesting thread, keep the pics and work coming
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Old 29-09-2012, 11:20 PM
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Great work and in a tight garage too, it can't be easy but you're doing a fine job. The shell looks pretty good.

You must be pleased.
Cheers, the garage is a strange shape, only 10ft wide but 33ft long Seems wider when the cars on its side!

I'm pleased with the shell, I do now think there's no such thing as a rust free 240z.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:53 PM
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Holy thread revival batman.

I've had to swallow a big pill and sell this.





Which was one of 600ish worldwide and the only one with less than 1000miles worldwide and the best for sale in Europe.

You can tell it was a wrench. However its gone/going to a very good home with someone who really appreciates it.

What it does mean for this thread is that I should be able to get it painted and rolling

I've been collecting bits when money allows so I should be able to build it 'period modified'.

its not dead, just been sleeping.
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