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A tale of two Zed Cars....

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Robert Campbell, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51 Active Forum User

    I have stock bushes on my current 240Z (all new). It’s fairly stiff standard to be honest and is nice on the road... however my old 240Z was polybushed, had wider wheels on the front and a V8 upfront... the steering felt lighter and more precise on that. Perhaps the Gaz coilovers helped somewhat I don’t really know what else to put it down too.
     
  2. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    I don't actually know. Im merely a guest in there.
     
  3. Mr.F

    Mr.F Well-Known Forum User Staff Member Moderator

    OEM route much more expensive, plus you can't get moustache bar bushes or retaining plates, rack bushes or anti-roll bar mounting bushes for front.
    OEM steering coupler is soft and useless IMO.
    240Z bush set as illustrated - in stock...
     
  4. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    6083EE9E-44F4-400D-B2C9-BD89B0BFCEBD.jpeg CFCB52D5-8E43-40F4-AD6F-61715D53774C.jpeg BA8736BB-9D39-4A66-9C52-C1C6AB1B6685.jpeg C071493B-95C3-41AB-84ED-5286DDEF5939.jpeg 7CB2F430-FAC0-46CA-8D72-C0A65A784C13.jpeg I popped in the body shop yesterday to see what’s what and removed the rear bumper and a few other things. Dave has given the roof and bonnet their first skin and welded up the rot in the door jams. Starting to feel more like progress....
     
  5. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    I popped in the body shop yesterday to see what’s what and removed the rear bumper and a few other things. Dave has given the roof and bonnet their first skin and welded up the rot in the door jams. Starting to feel more like progress....
     
  6. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    4136D131-4157-497A-A629-DF2ED7DA10F8.jpeg CD03B02D-840B-4945-B7FC-93F5B6DF9688.jpeg AD75F8AA-906B-45AB-B71F-EE8177E5D5FC.jpeg CFD020C8-2F3B-403A-A52D-2F0BA41EDA8B.jpeg Then sadly some horrors were discovered....
     
  7. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    7CEFCC29-A1C9-40E4-A128-B96FAB5AD544.jpeg 92E1562F-F2F7-4683-A76B-9F56FBAF1FC2.jpeg 48B7ACE6-A81A-4EC5-B1AB-95C7DA801A6A.jpeg 60E0CB8E-C138-4907-8CA0-05EE05ACDA7A.jpeg 59CCC4EE-E6EC-413D-A8D2-F344E1A22E83.jpeg 6A128044-6156-4FB1-8B63-55676587E163.jpeg 5B4D2D30-9221-407C-ADA0-0C19F6022ACB.jpeg With this being a full restoration, no shortcuts are to be had and the rot needs chopping out and replaced.
     
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  8. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    F0CFBE99-B8CD-4312-9794-EBF708AD4A42.jpeg A9447617-A16E-47CF-8861-ADE4E5C0764B.jpeg C4EF8E09-788C-4EFC-86C0-29820131ACE0.jpeg 96643D30-CDB3-4059-8AD3-6295C3642288.jpeg I took the opportunity to catalogue all the spare parts for storage until after the paint job.
     
  9. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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  10. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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  11. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    I’m undecided what to do about the wheels. Were they originally highly polished?

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  12. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    When new I would have thought. Some have a matt appearance though. And some are chrome. The dealer alloys were all different because I presume the dealers did deals with different manufacturers. What make are they? Saccy might know better.
     
  13. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    I don't know, I was just thinking too many steps ahead again.
     
  14. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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  15. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Looks like you're making some great progress, keep the updates coming! :thumbs:

    I believe I'm correct in saying that all engine blocks were that blue/turquoise colour, certainly the only colour I've ever seen mentioned as factory.
     
  16. franky

    franky
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    Looks like you painted all the ball joints and boots etc?
     
  17. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    All the bushes etc are being replaced anyway. My guy taped up the essential bits and then cuts off the bushes.
     
  18. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Robert - interior panels for sale on another thread ... I think you said you need some ...
     
  19. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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    T
    thanks
     
  20. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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