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Avocado Green 1972 UK RHD 240z Project

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

  1. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Finished cleaning and spraying the inside of the passenger side front wheel arch. Took a lot longer than the drivers side as the stone-chip was a lot softer and a pig to get off!

    Will tackle the repairs to the chassis rail and sill later...
     

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  2. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Most of the engine bay is in nice condition, but underneath the battery box needs a little attention so it had to come out to gain access. I couldn't get a normal drill in, so used a chuck extender to get the spot weld drill bit started, followed by a home made spot weld drill adapter on a flexi wand.

    The underside of the battery tray itself can also now get blasted.

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  3. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Great work Phil!
     
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  4. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Didn't really do any work on the car over the lovely Easter weekend, as all my neighbors were sat out in their gardens and I didn't want to pee them off. Plus I quite enjoyed sitting out and having a few beers myself!. However, now its got a bit cooler I got on and finished the top and sides of the passenger side air tubes:

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  5. Rushingphil

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    And driver's side air tubes:

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  6. AliK

    AliK
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    Loving the work here!!! [emoji106][emoji106]
     
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  7. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Also, yesterday was my 60th birthday - so I'm now officially an old bugger :thumbs:

    My beautiful wife bought me a grown up meccano kit (although she doesn't actually know it yet :rofl: )

    And my youngest has ordered me a new set of Triple Webers inc. manifold - so it looks like I might be modifying it a little more than I originally planned ;) )

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  8. Paul_S

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    Belated happy birthday. Lovely presents!
     
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  9. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Thanks! Yes, I'm a lucky chappy - eldest is getting me a flight in a Tiger Moth EXTRA:D
     
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  10. Paul_S

    Paul_S
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    Awesome!

    And remember, you're only as old as the car that you fettle ;)
     
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  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    I'd be interested to know the spec of your carbs.

    40/45, chokes, jets?
     
  12. AliK

    AliK
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    Happy birthday big boy! Somehow the big 60 seemed really old when I was 20 but now it feels quite young!!

    Triples for your birthday!? That’s true love! [emoji106]
     
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  13. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    I believe they are 40's, but that's all I know at the moment! Won't be needing them for a while though!
     
  14. Rushingphil

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    Yup - I don't feel any different to when I was 30 odd! A few Lbs heavier but not too bad
     
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  15. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
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    We did that for my Dad for his 78th. He last flew one aged 15 in 1947, 63 years earlier. The pilot let him take control once they were up and even treated him to a loop the loop before coming in to land. The old man loved it, tears of joy streaming!
     
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  16. Rushingphil

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    Am looking forward to it! My Dad was a CFI for a gliding club in the 60's and early 70's and used to fly the Tiger Moth as the glider tug. Although he took me gliding a number of times I never got to fly in the Tiger Moth as I was too little :-(
     
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  17. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Got the area underneath the battery tray blasted and then sprayed with 3 coats of epoxy primer:
     

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  18. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Forgot to add - need to repair the corrosion holes !
     
  19. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    My new Ade Foreman Rotisserie arrived a few days ago, so have been researching on how to best mount the car on it. Unlike Jon (Tyroguru), I don't have the bumper mounts on the chassis legs so have gone with bolting some heavy duty angle iron underneath the legs. It's bolted into 6 locations - 2 x engine/steering rack frame; 2 x anti-roll bar mounts and 2 x tie-down clamp.

    Will this be safe/strong enough please? Any comments/criticism welcome!

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  20. uk66fastback

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    Looking at the thickness of that steel Phil, that is going to be more than enough to hold the car I am sure. They're not that heavy when all said and done and without the bonnet, doors and hatch even less so. Plus, the Datsun steel is so thin compared to a Mustang like I had, which was a bigger and heavier car and I think my pieces were about the same as yours or slightly less. The pieces you are bolted to are all sound corrosion-wise so I don't think you'll have any trouble ...
     
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