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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

    not sure what you mean please explain :conf2:
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    A 'clip' is a section of a bodyshell cut from a car. A section of a RHD car with a VIN number is highly prized by unscrupulous characters.
     
  3. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    excuse my ignorance Rob never heard of a clip do you want to buy it then? ;)

    No comment on the rust in the seams then ?
     
  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Rust in seams is normal - frightening but then the Forth Bridge has more and that is painted frequently and considered an engineering masterpiece!
     
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  5. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    :EXTRAlol:Fare enough ;)
     
  6. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Some more unpicking on donor panel acid dipping this is what you could have after a wee years :eek: F46A101F-C534-4B6E-BE04-61EF2C56502F.jpeg 39BF069D-0766-4163-9B25-5D444F3A699D.jpeg 657A378A-E9AE-46D7-9028-81C7B81FCEFB.jpeg 39BF069D-0766-4163-9B25-5D444F3A699D.jpeg 657A378A-E9AE-46D7-9028-81C7B81FCEFB.jpeg
     
  7. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Nasty :(
     
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  8. Ian

    Ian
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    Nasty hidden trapped rust, glad its getting sorted.
     
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  9. richiep

    richiep
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    That's what every Z is like in seams that don't get opened up. I had similar when I took the LHD bulkhead panel out of my project. If it had stayed LHD like most CA imports, that would still be festering in there, no matter what the rest of the car looked like. It's why I consider there to be no such thing as a rust-free Z.
     
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  10. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Very true Richie
    No such thing as rust free,my car will be close but there will be areas where there’s bound to be some rust lurking in existing seams :(:beatdeadhorse:
     
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  11. candy red

    candy red
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    A8D36DF4-797F-444A-8397-9BA515EE05E4.jpeg 8909EFF8-A299-43CB-AECB-B42730A8C1BD.jpeg 1A437F6E-3116-48D6-BA3C-4C117C1FF077.jpeg F691AF9D-A775-487E-A021-74A29C2C3929.jpeg Finally removed the donor panel I need quite a few hours work separating from the firewall and unpicking the panel under the scuttle panel
    Amazed how many spot welds on the strengthening plate over the steering column mount :eek:
    Now of to getting them blasted tomorrow :)
     
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  12. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    I love seeing stuff like this - rusty Datsun parts - do I need to see a doctor?
     
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  13. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    I can send you some rusty bits that I don’t want Rob ;)
     
  14. tyroguru

    tyroguru
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    I love how accurate you appear to be with a spot weld removal drill! I'm definitely getting better but it is an art.

    Semi-serious question as you mention Derrick: Why are there soooo many spot welds on that strengthening plate? Did they spot weld to a template or was it just free form and someone was bored on a Friday afternoon?!
     
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  15. MaximG

    MaximG
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    Paid per spot weld perhaps. A little overkill but they just probably didn't want it to fall off.
     
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  16. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Done a little bit of cutting today on the 260z :eek:EXTRA:D cut out the end of the chassis rail couldn’t believe how heavy it was had a few repairs before :p A92E964C-1053-454B-8BC4-EAAF1339D565.jpeg
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  17. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Cutting didn’t stop there

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  18. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Also cut out part of under scuttle panel not sure of correct name for this part ,I sit waiting to be corrected ;) 47CA1EE5-E2C8-45C8-8D9D-2AA1E5A8C853.jpeg
     
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  19. candy red

    candy red
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    A4F1349C-41EE-4DF5-94D7-77C7D67B0204.jpeg Started making repair section for battery tray area :)
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  20. candy red

    candy red
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    C871A82A-E65C-49BF-A327-9C4552993FCC.jpeg This was cut out wasn’t rotten but I really couldn’t live with theses repairs :eek:
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