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Avocado Green 1972 UK RHD 240z Project

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Rushingphil, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Ian

    Ian
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    I didn't know either until I saw that post this morning.


    Its not too big a problem anyhow, gives me time to save up for the work I need to do once I get it back. Improved Sump, New interior wiring, new wheels, really want an equal length downpipe, but not sure at this stage if it is possible with the room I have. If I can I will though.

    Got to make the most out of what you have, without this job I'd likely have never visited the Maldives so while I am here I will take every opportunity to do as much as I can.
     
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  2. Rushingphil

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    Had a go at scraping off the underseal from the front wheel arches - haven't laughed so much since Grandma caught her left tit in the mangle :rofl:

    Started using my trusty hand scraper but it was too slow - so went with the scraper blade on the multitool. As well as being a lot quicker, it also had the added advantage of leaving a very thin film of underseal which will hopefully protect the bare metal from flash rusting until I'm ready to apply some 2 x epoxy primer:
     

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  3. Rushingphil

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    Decided to remove the wing support brackets so I can give them a good blast in the cabinet later - would never have been able to do a decent job in situ

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  4. Rushingphil

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    Also - the first bit of 'constructive restoration'! Everything else I've done so far has been DE-constructive!

    Having scraped the stone-chip away - I used my recently purchased vacuum sand-blaster to prepare the surface for the Spraymax 2K Epoxy Primer Filler - as recommended by Richiep :thumbs:
    It's a bit slow going and messy, but does provide a fantastic key for the paint which is actually beige, but my LED lights have obviously affected the colour - need to figure out how to change the white balance on my phone. Only managed to do half the wheel arch - will hopefully finish it tomorrow!

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  5. toopy

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    Looking at those shots, there doesn't appear to be a hole in the inner wing for the headlight and indicator/side repeater wiring to pass through?!
     
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  6. Rushingphil

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    Ooh. That's interesting - I didn't know there was supposed to be! Got any pictures please?

    I'll go back through my photo album and see how mine were originally run - I can't remember :-(

    Phil
     
  7. MaximG

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    That's because its a 240 and not a 260
     
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  8. toopy

    toopy
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    Ah ok, news to me :)

    Does the wiring feed under the chassis rail then?
     
  9. jonbills

    jonbills
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    my 260 doesn't have holes in the inner wing for headlight/indicator wires either.
     
  10. Rushingphil

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    Found some photo's - one from each side. My wiring ran along the driver's side chassis rail, through the radiator panel, then back under the headlight cowls- above the front valence panel.
    Thanks Mike,

    I did wonder about that!
     
  11. Rushingphil

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    Some crappy photos that at least show the routing and cable clip on top of the lower radiator support

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  12. MaximG

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    Could be a later 260 thing.
     
  13. Ian

    Ian
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    Must be a later 260Z thing. Mine has them, but I'll be removing them for the sake of aesthetics.


    Blaster looks like it does a good job, do you have a photo of it?
     
  14. Rushingphil

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    It's one of these:

    https://www.sandblasters.co.uk/sb28-abrasive-sand-blast-pot-with-built-in-vacuum-174-p.asp

    Makes very little mess when working on flat surfaces, but when working on lots of different contours there is inevitably a lot of 'leakage', so blast medium everywhere! I'm getting quite creative with plastic spreaders/gloves etc. to limit the mess. It's great for blasting down between the various seems - gets right in where nothing else can.

    Finished the drivers side front wheel arch - other than the repairs of course!
     

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  15. Ian

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    Thanks, seems to do a great job, might consider one sometime.
     
  16. Rushingphil

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    The suppliers recommend a minimum of 18cfm which would either mean a twin 28cfm 32A compressor or going 3 phase!

    However, I'm just using a 14cfm / 100Ltr compressor and it's coping ok. Bit slow but I'm in no hurry.
     
  17. Ian

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    Yeah, at least it still works with 14CFM. I'm looking at a 200-300L compressor but realistically its probably only going to be 14CFM as I am not loaded.
     
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  18. johnymd

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    Doing a great job getting the underseal off. Which multitool blades did you use?
     
  19. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Yes, wish I had a bigger cylinder now !
     
  20. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Just the standard DeWalt scraper blades. They work really well in some places, esp. where it's gone a bit dry and crumbly, but hard work where it's still soft and malleable - also need double hearing protection! Ie. IPod and ear defenders - can't hear the neighbours complaining :rofl:
     

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