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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
    Z Club Member

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    Back soon hopefully with pics all welded in.:unsure:

    Derrick :)
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Hi Derrick, as I said before I'm impressed with the airtubes. :bow:

    Nice jobs for the winter.
     
  3. candy red

    candy red
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    Thanks Rob,yes plenty to be getting on with :D
     
  4. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Great stuff! What percentage of the lower half of the car will be original metal by the end?
     
  5. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Hi Mike, thanks for your comments, as for what will the percentage of the lower part of the will be original i would say about 20% :eek: as you can see I'm replacing the floor panels both sides,new chassis rails,floor rails ,outer sills both sides, rear arches inside and out,rear valence,rear lower quarter panels both sides, and will be cutting out the rear floor and retting a new wheel well ,new slam panel and bodywork should be about there apart from a few small non structural repairs not too much to do :eek::eek::eek::rofl::lol:

    OH i forgot I've got to cut out the bulk head and replace with a rust free one that i acquired :(
    Should keep me busy for a while :rolleyes:

    Derrick ;)
     
  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    What will be the VIN Derrick - CR.1?
     
  7. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    What do you mean :unsure::confused:
     
  8. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    I think Rob's saying as you've virtually recreated the thing you should get your own initials on the VIN!
     
  9. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Oh sorry didn't get that one must be the wine :D very good though Rob:lol: thought Sean was going to join in about vin numbers :devil::lol:

    Derrick ;)
     
  10. art b

    art b Forum User



    Looking forward to the front end rebuild...:thumbs:
     
  11. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Done a bit more cutting out yesterday :eek:
    soon ready to fit new chassis rails :)

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  12. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Aren’t you meant to be putting bits on Derrick?
     
  13. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    It's so easy to underestimate the work when buying these cars. I did when I bought my first Z.

    And we have both restored cars before!

    What I would add though is that as long as you don't give yourself stress it is quite therapeutic to cut out rot and replace with good metal and save the car.

    However the car will only ever be a 'patched-up' car and so will not have the monetary value of a rust-free (as it came out of Japan) car.

    From my own experience when you have worked on a car like this and know it inside out (literally) it means a lot more to you because you feel an attachment to it. My very original rust-free Datsun that I sold recently never really felt like mine, the same with my 370. If cars don't require any input from you then you can't leave a 'mark' on them.

    Bit deep for a Tuesday morning but I'm trying to encourage here. ;)
     
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  14. candy red

    candy red
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    I agree Rob it will be repaired and not like it was when it came from Japan hopefully not looking to patch up though :D as it was when i brought it,definitely won't be stressing about it ,its only a car :devil: i did know i was going to have a lot to do but i do enjoy trying to figure out whats the best ways to do these thing its about the challenge,as for the value when done doesn't really matter its the sense of satisfaction of getting it done and another car saved for another day. When this car is done it will be rust free and very solid so won't need any bodywork for many years to come .so when the day comes when i do sell it someone will still be buying a very solid car .

    Derrick;):iagree:
     
  15. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Small update cut some more weak metal where the bonnet hinge goes :eek:

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    Butt welded in


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    All butt welded in and ground back :)ready for some lead loading :(

    Fairly happy with the way its going just slow at the moment :(
     
  16. Huw

    Huw
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    Awesomeness incarnate Derrick. Throughly enjoying watching you putting your skills to the test with this one. Fabulous job, keep it coming!
     
  17. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Have you got the whole front panel out at the mo Derrick? Looks that way from the photo. You are very thorough.
     
  18. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Thanks Huw ,slow going but hopefully will get there in the end :)

    Derrick :unsure:
     
  19. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Yes John rad support panel completely out couldn't see how to do this repair properly with it in place .Also going to make fitting the new chassis rails a lot easier i think :)
     
  20. candy red

    candy red
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    Still got a lot of work to do on the inner wings remove old patches:rofl: and butt weld new repair sections in so there nowhere for rust to hide.
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    Patchwork quilt springs to mind :lol::(
     

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