Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by candy red, Apr 19, 2015.
not sure what you mean please explain
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.
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 ?
Rust in seams is normal - frightening but then the Forth Bridge has more and that is painted frequently and considered an engineering masterpiece!
Some more unpicking on donor panel acid dipping this is what you could have after a wee years
Nasty hidden trapped rust, glad its getting sorted.
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.
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
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
Now of to getting them blasted tomorrow
I love seeing stuff like this - rusty Datsun parts - do I need to see a doctor?
I can send you some rusty bits that I don’t want Rob
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?!
Paid per spot weld perhaps. A little overkill but they just probably didn't want it to fall off.
Done a little bit of cutting today on the 260z cut out the end of the chassis rail couldn’t believe how heavy it was had a few repairs before
Cutting didn’t stop there
Also cut out part of under scuttle panel not sure of correct name for this part ,I sit waiting to be corrected
Started making repair section for battery tray area
This was cut out wasn’t rotten but I really couldn’t live with theses repairs
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