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Old 24-09-2013, 12:00 PM
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My 260Z Rebuild

Hey Guys!

I've had my car about a year now, and although I've not done much too it I thought I'd start my build thread!

Following a vast amount of cocking around before getting this car, (See here: http://zclub.net/forum/new-website/2...y-2-2-a-2.html) I finally managed to get it home and have started to do some work to it.

Its a 1978 260Z 2 seater. Its pretty solid body wise. The rear arches are starting to go and there is a hole in the drivers floor pan that has been badly patched. The inner wings are pretty sound though, as is most of the engine bay bar the rad support panel and bonnet support panel.

Anyways, here are some photos!

Just after picking it up!



Safely back at my garage




Starting the stripdown!






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Old 24-09-2013, 12:35 PM
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Good luck looks like it's going to need plenty of work mate, Nice work shop by the way lol
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Old 24-09-2013, 01:08 PM
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After removing the panels I started to strip the interior:





And start taking the loom out of both the engine bay and the interior. This was scary stuff for me! Everything is labelled using white elec tape and a perm marker ready to be installed again once the shell has been worked....





Engine bay with the loom stripped. The car was originally white, but someone has very badly painted it red in the past! I think it will go back to white when I come around to getting it painted....


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Old 24-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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Good luck looks like it's going to need plenty of work mate, Nice work shop by the way lol
Cheers mate

Its just a rented garage which is about 26 miles from my house at the moment. Bit of a pain in the bum! Hopefully I can buy one of my own over the next few years.
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Old 24-09-2013, 02:30 PM
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Well done with it so far!

I'm glad you didn't give up on it after the 2+2 etc...

Did you manage to get rid of all of the 240Z in the end?
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Old 24-09-2013, 02:47 PM
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Hey Russ!

Its not all gone, but lots of it has mate. The shell etc is gone and a few other bits and bobs, but lots of the smaller bits etc I still have and am trying to sell!

Hows your +2?
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Old 24-09-2013, 09:46 PM
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Good Project, its always nice starting with something like this and then seeing the end result looking great due to all the hard work you put in.
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Old 24-09-2013, 10:07 PM
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very nice. good luck with the build.
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Old 22-10-2013, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for your comments guys!

I managed to get the engine and box out last weekend, and fully get the whole wiring loom out. I've labelled it up but its scary as hell seeing all those connectors and a mess of wire on the garage floor!
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Old 22-10-2013, 12:52 PM
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I am dreading putting my loom in....I get my shell back from the paint shop this weekend and will start the rebuild
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Old 22-10-2013, 12:57 PM
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Another one to watch

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Old 06-11-2013, 06:29 PM
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Managed to get the engine out a few weekends ago! Sooo easy compared to a more modern car like the S2000 I did last year!







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Old 06-11-2013, 08:20 PM
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Making some progress now well done starting the project can some times be as hard as finishing it Don't know about 260 wiring looms ,but on the 280 most of the connection blocks will only fit in one place and are colour coded those that are not leave till last and it usually becomes obvious by the length of cable to were it will reach ,if not someone one here will be able to help Good luck

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:43 PM
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Making some progress now well done starting the project can some times be as hard as finishing it Don't know about 260 wiring looms ,but on the 280 most of the connection blocks will only fit in one place and are colour coded those that are not leave till last and it usually becomes obvious by the length of cable to were it will reach ,if not someone one here will be able to help Good luck

Derrick
Good to know.... that picture of the cables in the footwell frightened me to death too!!
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