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Old 13-11-2017, 08:51 PM
James240z James240z is offline
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Help needed! I need panels for restoring 30 year family owned 240z body!

Hi everyone,

This car has been in my wife's family for around 30 years. Sadly the car has extensively corroded, a lot of new panels have been added from the ZStore in the US, however we still need a lot of metal.

Lots of new metal work has been fabricated for this car, and this is pushing the costs up, to finish this car I need some more panels.

If anyone can help with either very good quality second hand, or in a perfect world point me to where I can source new metal please let me know as soon as you can to help save this particular 240.

I am looking for:

Front of car
Front panel
Air ducts that run up the wings, I got some second hand wings, but these had gone from these.
Rear of car:
Lighting panel.
Rear boot floor.
Rear side pans.

Middle of car - doors

If anyone can help please do let me know, as this the work done so far is to a very high standard and if I can find enough decent parts then I can get this car finished, and there will be one more Z on the road for someone to cherish.

Many thanks for your time in reading this,

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Old 13-11-2017, 10:10 PM
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Hi James, I am presuming this car is a RHD model.

Front of car:

Front panel, do you mean the bulkhead or the radiator panel? Bulkheads are available to convert LH drive cars to RHD so I guess that would do. If it's the radiator support panel, I don't honestly know. Don't think these are available new from my (limited) knowledge.
I thought the air ducts were part of the INNER wings not the bolt on wings?

Rear of car:

Same with the lighting panel. It shouldn't be a huge chore for someone relatively skilled in fabrication to make a panel for there though - how much is corroded?
Rear boot floor, you're going to be patching this I feel
Rear 3/4s are available I think as repros, not sure
Tailgate - second hand ones are advertised on here ... or someone might bring one in fro the US occasionally.

Someone better qualified than me will come on soon who knows more about the availability of metal for these cars.

Doors do come up now and again - better to ship two from the US most likely as they are damn expensive to buy here - and why would there be any rust-free doors about still if you think about it - they've al been snapped up. You might have to make do with slightly rusty ones and then repair those.

Would like to see some pics of the car if you have any,

1972 240Z US LHD ...

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Old 14-11-2017, 06:19 PM
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I agree with Mike, pics of the parts you are in need of and may be worth your time and money to source a rolling rust free shell from the states. Take off what you need and sell off the rest to recoup some of your costs. Just a thought.
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Old 15-11-2017, 11:57 AM
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Hi James
I have a spare N/S threequarter repair panel available and an O/S outer sill that came from the Z Farm if you can use them.
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Old 22-11-2017, 06:59 PM
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Hi Jim,

I have got the sill from the states and inner and outer rear wings. Can you give me more information on the panel you have, anything of use is worth considering at this point. Thanks everyone else, it was a long shot on the panels, it looks like I will have to get all the missing stuff fabricated, I will post pictures when i get the chance.

Thanks agin

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