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Here we go again...

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by IbanezDan51, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    So went to view John’s spare shell. Another one with minimal work needed, really is a truly lovely shell.

    As it’s a bare shell I’m really undecided on what route to take, RB25 is favourite currently. I want something road friendly, modern and comfortable. Also going to be RHD converting it so if anyone knows of a dash anywhere please let me know?

    Some pictures of her journey today with the final one arrival at the workshop.

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    Dan
     
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  2. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Well that took long to find another project :EXTRAlol: Looking forward to watching your progress!
     
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  3. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    You are clinically insane :D Love it.

    Edit: fuel's cheap there - paying 130 here!
     
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  4. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    136.9 here !! :(

    Nice car Dan - liking the united colours of Benetton look!
     
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  5. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    Nice to see another project getting underway. I do like the light green colour... Do you have a finished colour in mind yet?
     
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  6. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Totally undecided currently..! I do like the lime colour also though so may be an idea.

    Going to start pulling her apart on Monday and getting onto my rollover jig for ease of restoration.

    It’s quite nice how this car being an early one has no underseal and is solid, makes it easier for stripping.
     
  7. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    No underseal and a survivor points to an orig CA car? Was this one that johnny got from Saccy or independently?
     
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  8. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Might well be this shell. Never asked the question! Didn't he advertise it on here?
     
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  9. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Anyone know where I might find a RHD dash? Or an absolutely wrecked RHD 240Z? Happy to pay good money.

    Dan
     
  10. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    So made a rotisserie up the other weekend. Stripped the shell of its running gear, brake and fuel lines and pulled the remaining windows.

    Just started to get all the dirty underseal off of the car. What a shell
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  11. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Cut out the bad part of the sill and put fresh metal in. This I believe is the only welding needed however I will be welding up the rear running lights and some unused holes.

    Subaru 3.9 LSD showed up and the Subaru rack I’m going to try and use.
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  12. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Great to see her being brought back to life after a very long slumber.;)
     
  13. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Bit more underseal off this afternoon and filled in the trim holes and rear US running lights.

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    Still haven’t found a RHD dash...
     
  14. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Are FG RHD dashes still available?
     
  15. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Not looked into it Rob but may have too. Would like to keep an original frame though which I’m struggling to find.
     
  16. johnymd

    johnymd
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    I did say it was a really nice shell. The perfect way to start a protect.
     
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  17. stiffi240z

    stiffi240z New Forum User

    Hey, I have a spare RHD dash (needs a lot of love) with frame, an RHD steering rack, RHD pedal box and some other bits I think. Having done a conversion and a few barnfinds, my plan was to hold them for a few years... but drop me a pm if you want to chat. Tom
     
  18. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Spent some of this weekend getting some of the dents out of the nice original floors and removing the sound insulation from the interior. Found an easier way was to heat up the underside where possible and literally peel it off...that was after a few hours of chipping away.

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  19. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Im getting a little reluctant to cut the bulkhead from this shell to convert it to RHD considering its condition. I might just be better looking for an S30 import in the states that's relatively solid than going to all the hassle...thoughts?

    Dan
     
  20. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    What else are you going to do to it then, keep it as LHD? You've got one of those already. Surely, you'd want to convert the best shell you can to RHD, I don't see the problem!?
     

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