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candy red resto pics what do u think made bigger

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by candy red, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    oops last pic to small:unsure: hope these are better [​IMG]
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    wheres my box section:eek::eek::eek:.
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    time to cut out all rust and make new panels:rofl::rofl::unsure:
     
  2. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    this looks like it is going to be a great thread:flyingpig:
     
  3. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    thanks steve for your comment hope more people will comment

    cut away all rust to inner wing,zinc primed and ready to make new panels:eek::)

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    also cut away front section where towing hitch bolts too.

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    both front sections cut away lower legs repaired and new plates made and welded in:):)
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    now to start on inner wing repairs:unsure::unsure:

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    inner wings front, box section strut towers now repaired and rust free:):):):):D now to look for more rust :rofl: more pics to come please leave feedback thanks Derrick:cheers:
     
  4. Russ

    Russ All killer no filler

    Very nice! I'm surprised they're as good as that to start with, mine are hanging!

    Keep coming with the photos :)
     
  5. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    thanks Russ

    Hi Russ Thanks for your comments it makes it all worthwhile,beginning to think people out there forgot how to use keyboards:lol: hope you and everybody else viewing pics enjoy.:thumbs::thumbs:
     
  6. andrew muir

    andrew muir
    Z Club Member

    Hi
    Really good detailed pics, don't go looking to hard you might not like what you find!:rofl:
     
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Derrick, I'm also guilty of looking, admiring the work but not posting. :eek:

    You have done a great job, superb pictures too.
     
  8. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    re messages

    thanks guys for your thoughts,thats what its all about:cheers: aim to have rust free car
    at the end of resto Keep your comment coming:thumbs:
     
  9. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    more pic of resto

    found more rust scuttle panel needs to come of toot windscreen out rotten all round where screen sits time too drill out spot welds only about 150:eek::eek::eek::eek::rofl::rofl:
    SORRY PICS IN WRONG ORDER STILL LEANING:lol:
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    scuttle panel off time to repair,rub down underneath and zinc prime:unsure:

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    now to repair scuttle panel :rofl: more pics soon:cheers:
     
  10. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    Impressive work, I wish I coud weld. Keep the pics coming Derrick. Any tips for me in what welder to go for, for a complete novice?
     
  11. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    what welder

    hi george i have not done any welding before this ,guy came to do the work for me brought all his kit and never came back .so the only option for me was to teach myself with his kit
    made lots of junk before starting on car.not easy to start but if you want you will, so good when you do your first good weld,better than paying somebody ,as for welder i would go for a mig with gas more control for thin plate,ps was it you i sold 280 gearbox to hope it was ok:thumbs:Derrick
     
  12. zpuppy

    zpuppy New Forum User

    brilliant job matey! Looking good :thumbs:
     
  13. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    Yes Derrick it was me, how are the chickens?

    Haha I dont have much luck with gearboxes, the Z experts on here identified it as not a 280ZX box but from something else like a Laurel so wasnt going to be up for the job I wanted it for. You werent to know that though.

    Thanks for the advice on the welding, you really pick things up quickly!
     
  14. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    re gearbox

    hi george the box i sold you i took off 280 donor car bought,i do apologize if you want a refund let me know sorry about that:blush:
     
  15. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    You're a top bloke Derrick, no problem, I new it was going to be of no fault of yours and an honest mistake after I had met you.

    I remember seeing Derricks car a couple of years ago and was amazed at the time his attention to detail, he showed me some engine parts that he restored that looked like new!!! Looking forward to more pics, this car is going to be a good contender for a concurs prize.
     
  16. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    thanks george iou:thumbs:
     
  17. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    thanks zpuppy love your avatar:lol:
     
  18. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    more rust more pics

    scuttle panel not looking good,repair needed all round wher windscreen sits and both corners near engine by:rofl::rofl:

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    not sure how im going to do this one metal so much thinner.:eek::eek::rofl:

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    thought about trying to weld this on and cutting old metal off afterwards:eek: decided to bend L SHAPE section the length of scuttle panel as both sides curve in different ways
    cut away old rusty metal,tack welded L section then cut small Vs every 3 inches or where needed to form the right curves tack each one as i went along very tricky:banghead:
    Once this was done repaired the corners:):):):D

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    time to get ready to spot weld it back:(:(
     
  19. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    Blimey, thats a really nice job. Good to see another 280ZX being restored. Keep the pictures coming.

    Huw
     
  20. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User


    hi Huw glad you like the pic thanks for you comments looks like you know all about restoring the 280zx more pics soon:cheers:
     

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