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Here we go again Derricks 260z restoration

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by candy red, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Well would like to say had a good Saturday in the garage but i didn't :eek: slowly taking the patch thats been welded on previously :( as you can see rusted between what was existing and the patch repair also rusted through where the bonnet hinge goes :eek:.

    Only thing to do now is cut all offending areas out and remake need to do this before i can fit my new airtime :rofl: started cutting part of it out don't want to cut more out than i need too :unsure:

    Must keep smiling :D:rolleyes:



  2. jonbills

    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member

    Got any better quality photos Derrick? That just looks like a dinosaur
  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Hi Derrick, a bodger with welding equipment is a nightmare to follow. I saw some dodgy stuff on my old car, in fact some of the repairs were just bolted-on!

    I know you are a determined and resourceful guy but this car is going to test your resilience. Is the other side the same?
  4. Ped

    Z Club Member

    Hi Derrick, heroic stuff, just a shame you are having to do sooooo much. You will get there!
  5. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
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  6. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Thanks Rob its testing me thats for sure :smash::rofl: No the other side is reasonably good just one small patch with will be removed and sorted just doing one side at a time and working my round :(:)
  7. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Started making repair panel :)

  8. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    That's the 'spirit' Derrick.

    Well done mate.
  9. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Thanks Rob, you know me won't let it beat me :unsure:
  10. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Heres a trial fit with the new end part of the air-tube bolted on also to check bonnet hinge bolts line up in the right position .Also made new plate out of 2mm steel welded nuts to it to take bumper bracket will need to weld altogether soon :D

  11. jonbills

    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member

    Looks great Derrick.
  12. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn Forum User

    Derrick I have to say mate every time I see this thread pop up that you inspire me.

    My car is a left hooker and fairly rust free after having some small bits sorted earlier this year, and I didn't have the confidence to tackle some other bits that need doing - but you've shown me that where there is a will there is a way, so over the winter I'm going to tackle some of those little jobs that I had intended to leave to the professionals. Before I thought they were too big for me, now it's clear that with the right mindset you can achieve anything you need to.

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  13. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Hi Jon good to think I've inspired someone :eek:,hope you get those little bits sorted out sometimes I'm not sure how I'm going to do something so i have a beer and sit and look at what i want to do and try and sort it out before i start .Somtimes its the challenge i like :unsure: But there is a feeling of great satisfaction when you do sort it your self imo

    Good luck with sorting you car to how you want it ,thanks again for you comments :thumbs:

    Derrick ;)
  14. Wyn

    Wyn Active Forum User

    Gotta say yet again Derrick, you are off your rocker lol

    Keep up the hard and good work .... you are the only nutter in the house that could :thumbs:
  15. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

  16. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    This is the panel I've made to replace patched and rusted area to font of car.

    Same panel from the side with plate weld to it for bumper fixing.


    Trial fit just to check all holes line up for bonnet hinge before cutting out rusty section needs a little work but almost there :(


    New air-tube clamped in place as part of trial fit with the front panel just need to fit end of air-tube panel once ,i know it all fits where i want it to can start cutting out old metal and replacing with the new :eek:


    Once thats all done need to sort the patchwork to inner wing :( :eek:not sure how yet :rofl::beatdeadhorse:
  17. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    Impressive Derrick, looking good.
    I've got similar issues with my inner wings, in that they've corroded along the chassis tube. Cutting it all out and butt welding a new lower inner wing is a recipe for heat distortion and ripples in such a flat area of panel. I've got a few alternative ideas, will drop you a PM with some sketches when I get back off my hols. Poss compare notes?
  18. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Thanks look forward to seeing you ideas ,have a few of my own :thumbs:have a good holiday;)
  19. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

    Small update haven't worked on the 260z for a while as I've been waiting till i received the new chassis rails from the states through Mjp thanks Mike they've arrived :bow: didn't want too cut any more of car until i got these parts so i can mark up key reference points i.e. tie bar brackets . also got some new floor rails from Woody thanks Andy look great and super strong :bow: , also got driver-side lower rear repair panel which i didn't want to fit until i had rear valence ,i now have that too I've also made the air tubes for both sides.

    So no excuses now must get out in the garage and get cutting and weld in the new panels :eek:
  20. candy red

    candy red Active Forum User

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