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Resurrection of Rolling Death 240Z

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by 240Z Man, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Some of you might of been following the previous post by the previous owner of this car Project Rolling Death 240Z. But the car turned out to be a nightmare for the previous owner and relied on people to do jobs for him which the cocked up and charged him big money.

    I am sure some of you saw the car on ebay, so I took a punt, and bought it with the intentions of doing what he wanted to do with it but doing it right by doing it myself. Started on the car cutting out all the botches that other people have done.

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  2. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Good luck keep the pics coming :thumbs:

    Derrick;)
     
  3. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Looking forward to seeing the car finished.
     
  4. Wyn

    Wyn
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    Brave man. tbh I would have thought that shell was past it

    But then looking at Derricks anything is possible ;) :D
     
  5. Garaculas

    Garaculas Forum User

    Will be keeping an eye on this, good luck!
     
  6. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Project Rolling Death

    Compared to my last project, this is a walk in the park, my secret weapon is my mate who can do absolutely anything.
     
  7. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    Wonder if your mate could help Don Muscles out :unsure:

    Think Don's beast may be a step too far for your mate :lol:
     
  8. Wyn

    Wyn
    Z Club Member

    Keep the pics coming then, I take it they are good with a camera also :D
     
  9. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    His mate IS Don Muscles!
     
  10. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Project Rolling Death

    Quick update on progress on the biggest dog in the Country. I knew this car was bad when I bought it, but until you start getting in to it you do not realise what somebody paid good money for to have a load of botch ups done. Their poor efforts in welding and a tone of filler to hide everything else.

    Completely rebuilt the back now, using metal, cut the roof apart and removed the plate that they had covering the sunroof which looks like it came from the Bismart. I would have liked to have put a new roof on it, but the chances of finding one is very slim but I am quite satisfied with what we have done with the roof now.

    Waiting for parts to come from America and Japan to progress even more with the body, and once I have sorted the body out, I will be making the S.14 subframe fit the rear, so it can give me improved suspension.
     
  11. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

  12. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Looks like some awesome fabricating and metal work skills there, its amazing how with the right time, skill and knowledge even some of the most neglected cars can be saved :thumbs:
     
  13. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Looking loads better already. Keep it up.
     
  14. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Very, very good work. What's lurking under the cover in the background? Another project?
     
  15. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
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    Great progress, keep up the good work, nice to see you making such a good job out of a previously poor one. :thumbs:
     
  16. Jabbar

    Jabbar New Forum User

    Nice project, looking forward to the updates. :thumbs:
     
  17. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    What is lurking under the cover was the last project - a 1997 limited edition Mazda MX5, Purchased as scrap that was worth saving, as it only covered 40,000 miles and is a one lady owner car. The body work wasn't too bad to sort out, usual rust problems, but I was shocked because I had to replace the front and rear subframes and every suspension item as it was completely rotten, it looked like the car had been left in salt water.

    The car is waiting for my daughter to pass her driving test, so she can take it to shows for herself.
     
  18. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer New Forum User

    Really interesting set of photos and looking impressive.
    Was the roof 'infill' difficult to do? What gauge of steel did you use?
    My 240z has a sunroof that I would like to loose and return the car to a solid roof.
     
  19. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Ongoing Project.

    Finally finished the roof, which I am happy with now. While I am waiting for parts to come from America and Japan gradually working through the body and repairing small flaws, rebuilt an S14 rear subframe and fitted solid bushes, and again am waiting for some brackets to arrive from America before I start fitting it to the car.

    After looking at the prices of second hand RB26 engines I have decided to order an RB26 N1 block from my local Dealer with a new crank and I have also tracked down a new head which is located in America and decided I will build my own engine.

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  20. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    The roof you see in the final picture is not the one in the metal, my friend wasn't happy and decided to cut it out again. The prime reason he wanted to remove it again was the fact the roof has got a curve to it and it needed to be jacked up, then welded to get the sort of flow to the roof. We used 1.5mm steel which is a lot stronger than the original roof, if you decided to do it, I would question weather your body shop has the ability to do it. I would go to a metal fabricator who can actually bend the roof with also jacking it up to get the right curve.
     

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