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Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by iain260z, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    If you have been given it then that should tell you something. But the good news is that you are probably able to sell parts for folding money. If this car was rough but had it's roof it would be worth something and i doubt whether you would have been given it.

    IMO don't spent time or money on it.

    I'm in the Midlands too and may be able to assess and guide you further but I am never going to advise you to carry on with it.
     
  2. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Ok well thank you for you honesty
    All
     
  3. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member

    Iain, the roof is part of the unibody, so is massively structurally important for the integrity of the car. Without it, it'll flex and bend all over the place without a lot of strengthening.
    You may have a lot of strengthening.
    If you've got that covered and the rest of it isn't too rusty then you can make something that'll be fun. Depends on your skills really.
    Would be great to see it at Santa Pod.
     
  4. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Well I'm going to have a roll cage witch will be tied into the floor so that's extra strength that's a class and MSA requirement all I'd like to know were is the best place to get parts from that's all I have some bits to sell which I don't need but swill sort then out later
     
  5. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member

    A cage will definitely help.
    Mike Feeney (http://www.mjpshop.co.uk) is good for parts in the UK if you want quick and he has it or you're not sure what you need.
    If he hasn't got it or you know what you want and are prepared to wait and pay import duty etc there's a lot in the US.
    Www.rockauto.com for standard parts, and then there are lots of exotic parts in the US and Japan.
    What sort of stuff are you after?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  6. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Thanks I'm going to start stripping it down and checking it over but obviously what old or broken will have to be upgraded or replaced so it might be a case of an msg saying were can I get this or that from if that's ok with you lot that's all I want really and maybe some info on the engine you all know were or what to get when you need it ..
     
  7. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member

    Absolutely. Lots of knowledgeable people on here.
     
  8. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Thanks yes it may not look like 260z but the spirit of one is still very much there .
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Please don't be put off by negative comments as they are often meant well. This sounds like a great project to me and look forward to seeing the results. A well thought out cage should restore any lost strength and probably suit the car well.
     
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  10. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Thank you
     
  11. Pete

    Pete Forum User

    There was another thread with a car that was thought beyond repairdonthatmuscleswent on for a while. Apologies for the spelling.
     
  12. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Well I got to run today so I need now to get a carb gasget set now then I'll try to get it to run smoothly small steps
     
  13. iain260z

    iain260z New Forum User

    Mine is just as bad lol
     

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