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Old 26-10-2016, 11:09 PM
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Resurrection of Rolling Death 240Z

Some of you might of been following the previous post by the previous owner of this car Project Rolling Death 240Z. But the car turned out to be a nightmare for the previous owner and relied on people to do jobs for him which the cocked up and charged him big money.

I am sure some of you saw the car on ebay, so I took a punt, and bought it with the intentions of doing what he wanted to do with it but doing it right by doing it myself. Started on the car cutting out all the botches that other people have done.


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Old 26-10-2016, 11:43 PM
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Good luck keep the pics coming

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Old 27-10-2016, 09:45 AM
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Looking forward to seeing the car finished.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

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Old 27-10-2016, 10:25 PM
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Brave man. tbh I would have thought that shell was past it

But then looking at Derricks anything is possible
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Old 27-10-2016, 10:26 PM
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Will be keeping an eye on this, good luck!
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Old 28-10-2016, 12:52 AM
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Brave man. tbh I would have thought that shell was past it

But then looking at Derricks anything is possible
Compared to my last project, this is a walk in the park, my secret weapon is my mate who can do absolutely anything.
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Old 28-10-2016, 06:43 AM
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Compared to my last project, this is a walk in the park, my secret weapon is my mate who can do absolutely anything.
Wonder if your mate could help Don Muscles out

Think Don's beast may be a step too far for your mate
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Old 28-10-2016, 07:52 PM
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Compared to my last project, this is a walk in the park, my secret weapon is my mate who can do absolutely anything.
Keep the pics coming then, I take it they are good with a camera also
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Old 28-10-2016, 09:33 PM
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Wonder if your mate could help Don Muscles out

Think Don's beast may be a step too far for your mate
His mate IS Don Muscles!
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Old 21-12-2016, 10:02 PM
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Project Rolling Death

Quick update on progress on the biggest dog in the Country. I knew this car was bad when I bought it, but until you start getting in to it you do not realise what somebody paid good money for to have a load of botch ups done. Their poor efforts in welding and a tone of filler to hide everything else.

Completely rebuilt the back now, using metal, cut the roof apart and removed the plate that they had covering the sunroof which looks like it came from the Bismart. I would have liked to have put a new roof on it, but the chances of finding one is very slim but I am quite satisfied with what we have done with the roof now.

Waiting for parts to come from America and Japan to progress even more with the body, and once I have sorted the body out, I will be making the S.14 subframe fit the rear, so it can give me improved suspension.
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Old 21-12-2016, 10:05 PM
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Old 22-12-2016, 01:25 AM
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Looks like some awesome fabricating and metal work skills there, its amazing how with the right time, skill and knowledge even some of the most neglected cars can be saved
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Old 22-12-2016, 09:13 AM
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Looking loads better already. Keep it up.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 22-12-2016, 09:06 PM
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Very, very good work. What's lurking under the cover in the background? Another project?
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Old 22-12-2016, 10:15 PM
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Great progress, keep up the good work, nice to see you making such a good job out of a previously poor one.
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