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newtonhubcap last won the day on February 11 2015

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About newtonhubcap

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  • About My Cars
    Well, I actually have (2) 1971 240Z. Amazing the importance of timing! Roger Schmidt was contacted by the owner of these two cars. Prior though I had contacted Roger looking for a rolling chasis. Roger called me 3 days later and linked me with JP.
    There was one catch, the sale was for both cars along with many many new parts to build one "new" care but they were both in Texas, why this project is referred to as "The Texan Twins". Both of these cars are rust free, no rust at all. I live in Wisconsin. So, I spent my summer making 2 trips to get both of these cars myself, my daughter, and even
  1. Duffy's 1/71 Series 1 240z build

    Not sure if one can call it refurbish project. More like wash and wax![emoji16] Great find. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. New Tool Toy

    finally got another day for the door and new toy. Did test fit of the door skin. Clamp the skin to the door frame tacked them together at the top. Then got out the door skin hammer and dolly to fold the skin crimp over. Finally what I have been waiting using my pneumatic skin crimping tool. WOW! Was that quick and slick! To finish the day off I shot the Interior side of the door in epoxy primer. Will do the skin next and then onto finishing the door and peel the driver door apart! Enjoy the Laborless Day weekend. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. New Tool Toy

    Great day, temps in the upper 60's. Got the door sprayed with expoxy primer once dried late this afternoon I strayed the Lizzard skin sound control. Tomorrow I will spray the ceramic insulation. If all goes well next weekend I will get time to put the door skin back on. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. New Tool Toy

    Only 2 applications combined with pressure washer. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. New Tool Toy

    He is right but if you use a water base stripper and washing a high pressure washer you should be inn pretty good shape. Plan is to strip the car to as close to bare metal then sand blast and follow up with more pressure washing. Never can wash to much. Overall both of the cars I have in really good shape. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. New Tool Toy

    Thanks Dennis. This car 2 layers. The 2nd car is 4 layers plus the primer. One car at time, right. Enjoy the weekend. Wayne Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. New Tool Toy

    Didn't work on the door today but did work on stripping paint off the body today. Decided to try an old bodyman trick stripping paint. Was taught (ok, was told) to put the chemical stripper on the surface and wrap it plastic wrap to trap the chem vapor on the paint and to keep it from drying out on you. You use a lot less chemical too. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. P79 Head Stuck to Block, Please Help!

    You likely have removed the broken bolt. Typically one can clean the shaft of the broken bolt and the wedge a nut on it and then weld it. Once cooled then take a 50:50 ratio of acetone and brake fluid. Start wetting the bolt and hole with the solution. It will take a bit of time for it to work its way down the threads. This has worked well on numerous broken or seized bolts. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. New Tool Toy

    Finally got some time this evening after work, doing dishes, and mowing the lawn to work on the passenger door. I am trying out the KBS products (rust seal/preventative). Earlier I had removed the door skin. Tonight I applied their Rust Blast (etching and a zinc coating). This evening I sprayed their Rust seal urethane paint. Debating whether I will either use Lizzard skin or mats yet. Plan to do that before reassembling the door. Hope to get the door reassembled this weekend, maybe. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. hood louvers-78 280Z-paint removal

    I just finished my louvers. I used an ultra-fine glass bead in my media cabinet. Took 3 hours for each louver but the results are clean plastic surface. I will still sand each louver with 220 wet and then prime. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Source for whole quarter panels

    Diseazd, Could provide a link where your friend sourced a full quater clip from? Thanks, Newtonhubcap Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. The Classic Z Motley Crew

    If Zcon comes to Wisconsin maybe hold in Elkheart and may be a day on Road America road race course! Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. The Classic Z Motley Crew

    Hey why not have up here in Wisconsin. Temps today 67 degrees. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. New Tool Toy

    Order the tool from Astro (company who makes it). Yes, the tool fold the lip of the door skin up and back. Panel just slips off. As for blasting, if you sit in one spot you canwarp the panel. I move from one side to the other. Eventually I get the whole thing done. I Like today, took the cross bar out of the door and blasted both the door frame and door skin. Ready to rust seal with KBS rust blast. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    I know this thread long and great but I was reading through it again that raised a question. Being new at actually restoring a z car then was some discussion that alluded to sheet metal parts (fenders) available from Nissan in Canada. Is that correct? Back to focus on the current thread but a simple yes or no would appreciated. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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