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    HLS30U01955 March of 1970 240z about to under go a complete resto mod.
    1987 BMW M6
    1974Triumph TR6
    1966 Ford Mustang

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  1. I had the car on a rotisserie so could weld from underneath on the inside and outside of the car, also a few tack welds around the outside of the panel that was hidden with seam seal.
  2. I know, I know, I'm the last one who should talk about adding personality to a Z but at least I remove everyone else's before I apply mine, this car looks like an accumulation. http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-datsun-260z-3/
  3. Hope your buddy heals up soon, how did they get him out? I don't see any cut marks from all those tools the firefighters carry now, maybe they actually got the passenger door open. If that same collision had happened to a 240 or 260 I'm sure it would have had a very different outcome for the passengers. I have heard people talk about the crumple zones that were built into these cars but I have a hard time believing it was much of a consideration before the 280z's came out. The early 240 was basically a large beer can and it wasn't I think until 73 that they started adding reinforcements in the doors. But you are right, it's a topic that isn't discussed much, I guess because really there isn't much you can do about it .
  4. I bought these dark grey Eibachs from MSA about 5 yrs ago, I also had the rear end droop that Eibachs do sometimes on the early 240Z's so had to add a .75" spacer to even out the car.
  5. It needs Godzilla's foot on it.
  6. That's too bad about the delete plates, I have no experience with that guy I just saw how nicely fitting his pictures are on his website. The thing about metal that is that thin from rust is it's very difficult to get a good weld on it without blowing holes in it and the more you cut out the bigger the job of trying to match the original stamping curves. It depends on how original you want the car to look when it is finished. I have done that rear hatch deck panel twice now, one I patched and one I replaced. I was not happy with the look of the patched one even after lots of grinding, filling and sanding, the replaced panel looks great, hard to tell it from the original. Looking forward to your update!
  7. I just want to be an unpaid advisor in you administration but that means I'll need a bomb proof limo, body guards and pastrami sandwiches anytime want.
  8. http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1976-datsun-280z-3/ 6 days left, anyone want to put up a guess for the final price? The way the prices are going I'm going to state a firm prediction of some where between $10,000 and $40,000
  9. Success! Nice to see that it could be saved, now you're going to put some anti-seize on that new gland nut, right?
  10. Wow, didn't see it going much over $24,000. If you look at the bid history, $24k is where the 3rd guy wisely left the stage and the remaining 2 guys duked it out for the next $5000.
  11. Jimmy, listen to what these boys are telling you, I think everyone of us that have posted in your thread have restored at least one rusty Z and some of us more than one. Don't try to flip this car, buy it and keep it, fix it properly, if you can find a rust free Z in the future you will pay through the nose for it. This one is very fixable and affordable.
  12. Thanks for the heads up on flocking, the final product looks very presentable. So all the gauges are been lit by just LED bulbs in the stock position with the green filters removed? That's a very even illumination, can you tell us which led bulbs you used?
  13. You are most likely not going to see a profit but you will learn a lot about these cars which is great fun and worth every penny.
  14. I'm guessing a telephone pole or light standard got in the way but it looks like the driver may have walked away from it. The remnants of that white plastic sheet that is on the car, would that be something the Cops put on it to keep the traffic moving or maybe the tow truck driver to keep the broken glass from falling off?