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Avocado Green 1972 UK RHD 240z Project

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

  1. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Many thanks for the advice regarding the floorpan and floor support rails - I look forward to seeing your next posts.

    I think my floor support rails are fairly solid - it's the floorpan itself above the seem that I think has rusted through. But I won't know for certain until I cut them off :conf2:
  2. Healey 12

    Healey 12
    Z Club Member

    Mark has found it for me and is going to check it over for splits . That would be very kind and helpfull . Time and cash never go hand in had in the right amount . Good luck with it the work you have done so far is a great standard .
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  3. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member


    Just let me know :)
  4. tomsdc2

    Z Club Member

    I used some of Andy’s panels a while ago and had a similar issue. The problem was with the floor panel not having the bend upwards at the front as per factory. The stiffener was the same thickness as the original, however due to the upward bend on the floor at the front being needed I had to section the stiffener to make it meet up with the front leg and tweaked floor properly. I’d still recommend even though some fitting is needed. Sounds like you might be chasing the wrong problem if you didn’t get the bend put in to the floor panel. The kfvintagejdm ones seem to have this sorted now so there’s another option there.
  5. richiep

    Z Club Member

    Interesting - I see what you mean, re: the kfvintagejdm ones and the curve. They are probably the only floor suppliers getting that right then! Bit late for me to deal with that though now my APS floors are in. It would help explain the degree of cutting and faffing to get the outside front corners to fit nicely though. Essentially, the floors should be lower/deeper at the front and thus the floor supports would line up with the gussets.

    Wish I’d figured that out before I installed the floors...
  6. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Last week I mentioned that the car was going to a Restoration Specialist to get the front right chassis rail pulled back into shape....

    240z on Car Transporter going to Everyway Solutions.jpg

    Arrived safely at the Restorers - Everyway Solutions. I used them many years ago and they still have a great reputation :)

    240z at Everyway Solutions before fire.jpg
  7. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Had a call from Everyway Solutions this afternoon, and it wasn't good news...........................................................:eek:
  8. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Everyway Solutions after fire 1.jpg Everyway Solutions after fire Close up .jpg Fortunately for me, the guys managed to get my car out - the last one! :angel:
  9. uk66fastback

    Z Club Member

    Bloody hell! What a shocking thing to happen. Feel sorry for the owners of cars they couldn’t get out ... (and the cars themselves).

    Do they have an idea of the cause yet?
  10. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Yes. I feel so sorry for everyone involved. There was some very nice cars in there.

    Freshly restored Lotus Esprite
    Freshly restored MGA
    Almost completed rare Porsche Karman Ghia
    2017 M3
    VW Caravanette
    Lots of rare, NLA parts for Jensens etc............

    One of the guys who managed to push my car out has been hospitalised for smoke inhalation - I think I owe him a few beers :cheers::cheers:
  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Wow what a nightmare. So happy you car is ok.
  12. jonbills

    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Shocking - must have happened then while they were all there working.
  13. Mr Tenno

    Mr Tenno
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Hell yes you do. Very lucky escape - you can see the poor 350z in the second photo!
  14. Garaculas

    Z Club Member

    Unbelievable! Glad your car is ok but hope that chap is doing ok, absolutely due a beer or two at least! :)
  15. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Thanks all.

    Yes, so happy for my car and thankful that the guys got it out.

    I believe it happened first thing in the morning, I guess as they opened up.

    It made the local ITV news as it closed off the main road to the West of Southampton.

    The fire brigade have stated that there was nothing suspicious, but of course the investigators will be in first thing.

    Just need to see if they can find a temporary work unit whilst theirs get rebuilt.
  16. Paul_S

    Z Club Member

    That's really sad to see. I'm very glad to hear your car survived.

    I just realised this is the same fire I heard about at the West Way Nissan dealership in Southampton today.

    West Way Nissan.jpg

    West Way Nissan 2.jpg
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  17. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    That's correct. Although technically the fire was in the unit behind Nissan.
  18. MaximG

    Z Club Member

    Phil I’m glad your car was one of the lucky ones.

    Most importantly I’m glad no one was seriously injured.

    I hope they are able to rebuild there business, it’s difficult to find good people these days.
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  19. Bazzateer

    Z Club Member

    Been past there many times over the years. Glad your beast is OK.
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  20. peter_s

    Z Club Member

    Oh man... glad to hear that they got your car out!!

    It's devastating to think about someones livelyhood going up in flames like that. I hope they manage to keep their business running
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