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  1. Z31 N/A RB project

    It will slow down a little when it goes to paint. EFI hardware sent me a pic of the freshly plated RB26 ITB parts.
  2. Z31 N/A RB project

    My car has rust in the very bottom rear quarters on both sides. I got an IG message from Bimmer740 yesterday because he saw a Z31 at the local yard. Turns out it was also an 86 and had rust free rear quarters. How cool was this?! I sent him a nice bonus for the time/effort. My body guy was going to make them but now he has plenty of material to work with.
  3. Z31 N/A RB project

    Parts starting to come in. S14 240sx rear subframe, MAX lower control arms and drop knuckles. The upper arms and toe rods arrive tomorrow. I ordered Ichiban 5 lug hubs/bearings as well. Soon, I will have the car towed to my friend who will weld in the subframe mounts. I found a rear roll cage for the Z31 and will have my friend weld in a second bar to create an X since I think the 1 sided bar will make my OCD go into overdrive. Then it's off to paint!
  4. Z31 N/A RB project

    It's surprisingly easy to remove everything. I've taken a ton of photos and I like to put screws back in their places with stuff like this rather than bagging them. I'm pulling everything because I want to paint a bare engine bay so it's perfect. No masking at all.
  5. Z31 N/A RB project

    Glass guy just finished. Took him 2 hours but he did a great job and didn't damage any of the trim. Now I can pull the dash. I did find a really high quality carpet kit for the car which I hadn't expected. I hated the stock gross thin, sparse carpet that had bleached out to a blueish grey. I was only going to run the bare floor because of this but one of my best friends has convinced me to run carpet. He also told me about his experience with stock interiors.com. He said they literally are just like OE when you upgrade to the better carpeting option with the molded backing. The door panels will be custom done with leather, alcantara and the Bride fabric. Will have them add some custom red stitching to match the seats.
  6. Z31 N/A RB project

    Got all the rubber seals and trim removed and intact! Those rubber door/t top seals are tricky and you could easily tear them. No longer available either!
  7. Z31 N/A RB project

    After we went to see the painter, I got extra motivated! Thanks! Really hoping to have this car done by October for Z con but we shall see. I am going to pull the entire wiring harness out and remove anything not necessary. Planning on relocating the relay and fuse boxes to the storage area right behind the seat. Battery too. Will help clean up the engine bay and keep the weight distribution ideal. I kind of like the color of the interior as is and part of me thinks I should leave it. Will have to mull that over because I plan on leaving much of the interior sheet metal exposed.
  8. Z31 N/A RB project

    Just waiting for the guy to come pull the windshield to pull the dash since I don't want to risk breaking the defrost section.
  9. Z31 N/A RB project

    More progress. Also got some BRIDE fabric for the door panel inserts to match the seats I plan on getting.
  10. Z31 N/A RB project

    Ordered my Watanabe R wheels from Japan. Gunmetal 5x114.3 16x8 0, 8.5 -6. Should be here in about 4 months. I can't wait as I have always wanted a set of real Wat's!
  11. Z31 N/A RB project

    Artist sent me another render with white background and a closer color match to safari gold.
  12. Z31 N/A RB project

    Correct. Even the interior floor will be sprayed because I may not run any carpet.
  13. Z31 N/A RB project

    Not down to metal. My dad's were stripped down because there were prior repairs or resprays. This car is all original so only the rear sections with rust will be taken down to bare metal. The rest will be properly scuffed and all body work done prior.
  14. Z31 N/A RB project

    Engine and trans is finally out. Was much easier to leave the entire wiring harness intact. It will be shipped off to it's new owner tomorrow.
  15. Z31 N/A RB project

    Me too! Painter came by and said no problem on making this reality. He was thoroughly impressed with the overall condition of the car.