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Make DIL great again (260z 2+2)

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by TheHulkGB, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    Hi guys,
    So finally after being messed about by a restoration company and being told to wait at least 12 months before they can take the car by others. The strip down has begun!
    Here are some pictures from the last few days, I’m hoping to update this with more pictures as it progresses.
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  2. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Well, that escalated quickly ... ! Top work. What are the plans? The cowhide is dead. Love live the cowhide.
     
  3. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

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    I've heard of 'getting a wrap', but that's ridiculous...
     
  4. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    Indeed the cowhide is dead :D
    Still on the fence about what engine to go for. Was planning a RB26 with big power but after speaking to forum members have decided to keep the power around 500-550hp.
    Having a look at what it takes a RB26 to get to that power ie internals and reliability issues, I’m considering going LS3 V8 supercharged create engine. Love both the V8 and supercharger sounds so this might the best option as it’s a brand new engine which doesn’t need moding.
     
  5. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    Better safe then sorry, the interior is the best part of my car :coolgleam:
     
  6. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    What are you doing to the body/interior?
     
  7. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    Planning on ZG flares and a custom interior something like this
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  8. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

  9. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    Agreed. LS wins this contest on both reliability and affordability parameters
     
  10. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    It’s a tough choice as my brain says go with the RB as it will be more desirable to future owners and purists. Yet my heart longs for the sound of a V8 and the whine of a supercharger
     
  11. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I wouldn’t worry about it, ‘purists’ would want an l series, the rb has been done a thousand times, So just do what makes you happy.

    we all know superchargers are cooler than turbos
     
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  12. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    That’s some sound advice, thanks
     
  13. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    I like those seats but with a black dashboard.

    Go for the crated V8 - great noise and power, no messing, no heartache - known expense !
     
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  14. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    I like those seats too but wouldn’t work in a 2+2.
     
  15. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Who needs back seats ?
     
  16. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    My 2 year old son! On the other hand my Mrs would be pissed if only me and him went out to car shows. Hence the reason I bought a 2+2
     
  17. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Are you so sure ? Some male-bonding whilst Mum has a break or whatever.
     
  18. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    Trust me I’m married to her ;)
     
  19. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
    Z Club Member

    But with a restoration? For how long :rofl:
     
  20. TheHulkGB

    TheHulkGB
    Z Club Member

    As long as she doesn’t see the invoices ;)
     
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