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Resurrection of Rolling Death 240Z

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

  1. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer New Forum User

    Thanks for the insight. I did wonder if it was a double compound curve which as you suggest will rule out most bodyshops with the necessary skills these days. I hope to have my 240 on the road for the spring in a solid but 'ratty' state. Long term plan will be a complete restoration but I things such as the roof will require thought, hence my initial question. Looking forward to seeing more photos of your restoration. :)

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  2. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    Great engine choice! :thumbs:
    If you don't mind me asking, how much are Nissan UK charging for a 24U block?
     
  3. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    The engine block was just less than £2000, the crank was just short of £1000 and the cylinder head from America equates to £1200.
     
  4. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    Looks like you got yourself a mega bargain!
    N1 blocks from Japan are around 3500GBP plus shipping and I thought Nissan UK would be charging on top of that!
    I bought one for my GTR about 10 years ago for just over a grand but would struggle to justify it now.
    Are you planning on big power?
     
  5. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    update on project rolling s**t, been gradually working from back to front still removing all the bodges and putting in good metal, with even the main chassis rails with rust and holes in them. Hopefully this week my floorpans and new chassis rails will arrive. I have managed to buy all the main parts for the engine, some of the bits coming from a local dealer, Japan, and the cylinder head coming from America. Have also received this week my purchases that I made before christmas which are fibreglass doors and scuttle panel from Japan, with also a brand new RB25 gearbox from Japan.
     
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  9. Ian

    Ian
    Z Club Member

    Nice new bits. Fibreglass parts by Marugen Shoukai?

    You've still got loads left to spend, by the time you get injectors, Ignition coils, turbo and manifold, intake setup, wiring and all the other many parts for the RB you'll be out a fortune (I know, I've been there) but at least everything can be new and just how you want it.
     
  10. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Impressive work you have done so far.

    You are on your way to being a premiere Zed expert for sure.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Quick update :

    Fitting the floor pans from America, Still finding plenty of rust to cut out.

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  12. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Is that angle iron I see masquerading as a sill there, to keep the strength in the frame while the floors are put in?

    Great work so far. This thing will rise again!
     
  13. Wyn

    Wyn
    Z Club Member

    From RHD Japan ?
    Mine whined from day one, not too impressed
     
  14. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    using angle iron as bracing for temporary.
     
  15. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    I hope I am a bit luckier. :thumbs:
     
  16. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Update :

    Working on the floor pans now, made up sections for new inner sills, cutting out some rust on the front door pillars, virtually finished one side now.

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  17. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    update :

    Finished all the welding on the back end of the car, moving forward now onto the front section trying to give the car a bit more orgianlity by incorporating chassis rails into the space frame. Waiting now for delivery a FIA approved rollcage to tie into the front spaceframe.

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  18. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Little bit more progress :

    Gradually coming along, hope to have the body completely finished in a couple months :thumbs:
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  19. Wyn

    Wyn
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    Very impressive. Someone can see light at the end of the tunnel I know :thumbs:
     
  20. 240Z Man

    240Z Man Forum User

    Been a while since I have posted anything on here, due to health problems my mate has had, we have given up on the body work so I have turned my attention to the building the engine and have also decided to complete a project I had outstanding for a while.

    But now all systems go, we're back on the Dastun project fitting the roll cage and finishing off the outstanding body bits.

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