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  1. Great eye - and if body proves sound / minimal effort then I won't feel so bad about some of the changes I was considering. You are right on the rubber and sills - once pointed out can see. Unfortunately the guy that could answer isn't here. Like a box of chocolates Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. Not busting any dreams. If it was sprayed it was a long time ago. Its kinda like my dad (74). Love him but over the years I've picked up some work or a project he has done and scratched my head - if it worked was good enough. Not sure what is under if has been sprayed. Will be on my lift next weekend and go through - regardless looks to be straight. Rust and bondo are my biggest fears - but as I said I've known the car and can vouch was never in an accident and never had major work done. It is possible PO sprayed it when he first got it - I know he had underbody treated with some tar/oil coat. Will let you all know - curious what paint meter will say. Will get treatment with a magnet and microfiber too. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Just watched a YouTube which referenced "Enviro?" as a safe replacement for R12. I do all my own labor except welding, fine bodywork and paint. Prior projects Have helped me find my limits - and I'm old enough not to delude myself . Below will be the cars new home and workshop - getting organized. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. 50,858 original miles. Respray ? paint. Lived a 1/2 mile from Biscayne Bay in a garage most of its life - survived Hurricane Andrew with out a scratch. Anyone have suggestions for where to get good interior materials - carpet kit, padding, door cards? Still thinking on interior. Will attack the few areas of surface rust and prime..then touch up. Mostly elbow grease which I don't mind. Very pleased Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. Thank you for this thread - lots of good ideas. What you did with cable routing is genius and looks great! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. New pics and an update - AC confirmed to be dead, compressor is supposedly the issue. Would like to keep stock setup for AC but dont know what is involved. Another topic to research. Pics below...overall looks great but need to decide on interior. Yellowed plastics you see not sure I can get replacements in original colors - think you can still get black? Depending on how vinyl cleanups and what is available...will see. If cannot get the right color trim may match interior to trim. Down the road. Carpetkit was replaced - badly - long ago. Door cars ...overal pretty darn original with only some spots of surface rust to address. Look at that paint shine...interior...we will see.
  7. Thanks! Yeah I've been making my list. Step 1 is make sure it runs well - distributor, thermostat, fluids, plug wires, EFI wires and connection, hoses, belts, fuel, etc. Top to bottom. Then make sure it stops - brakes. Other than fluid change, check pads and shoes, drum wear and make sure lines aren't bulged or leaking I'll leave that alone for now - Toyota calipers and booster when / if needed. Then suspension - Tokico Illumina all around, urethane bump stops, eibach springs, urethane bushings. I really went back and forth on that but in the end I like a firm ride and roads are good. I'm leaving radiator alone for now (will flush and fill), but new pump and fan clutch. Punting on AC until another day. All of this gets me a car that looks the same but updated for fun and safety. Now, for appearances...the paint needs a claybar and detail and should look 95% I'm told, pics agree. The interior carpet kit was roughly done by my buddies dad and needs to be replaced. I have new door cards that come with car. Seats, headliner and dash are good. Front bumper is ugly as sin and showing age, rear is OK. I've decided to pull both and go with MSA 240z carbon fiber front and rear. Wheels will be Konig Satin black rewinds 16x7 with 205/55. I went back and forth and frankly prefer 15 but that size is a pain to get tires for. 205/55 is same diameter almost as stock and seems no rubbing and no mods needed. The black on blue theme is classy and simple and will go nicely with those white seats. May do a black carpet kit...don't know going to wait and think on that. Still classic with light updates but nothing that takes away or couldn't be put back. - and still unique. There is no visible rust but driver side wing bottom by rocker has a quarter sized spot of paint that needs some attention. May do a fuel filter off of tank - will check for rust, really tanks are a wear item. An induction tool would be awesome but $450 is a bit steep - my MAP torch has helped me with 71 MGB rust bomb, 67 Camaro, multiple boat trailers. That and big arse breaker with cheater does wonders...though I do need to be careful about those water pump studs. All the above puts me $3K in the hole, with AC my next wallet black hole. No air dam, but if I do carbon fiber BRE spook to keep it period looking. Yep, feels familiar- this is what it is like to own and old car again Great site - wealth of information.
  8. I'm doing this remote with the seller - but he tells me the underside is perfect. I know his dad put on undercoating and was very aggressive at staying ahead of rust - we talked about that multiple times. The pics he sent are as you'd expect - a dirty dark underside . Was always a south Florida car and garage kept - so gutters and hatch tray as well as Around the windshield were my areas of concern - but as you can seen no bubbling in original paint. Better (cleaned) pics coming today. I'm getting this for roughly half or more of what they could get in the market (given shape of car) so can afford some blemishes. But really the car is as you see - I'll be able to confirm Better when I put on lift and inspect. I'm really torn about how much I change this - it is original and think I want to keep most of that / nothing irreversible. When I did my MGB I did it to SCCA race spec of the day with 1.75" SUs and updated springs and Armstrong lever arm shocks. Not sure what I want - original has its own attraction. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. Shipping set, being picked up Monday. Dusty, buddy just pulled out of garage and is cleaning. Will get a few more pics tomorrow.
  10. Serban thanks - I'm not on FB but my wife is. Just had her join so we can keep current - she's loves the cars but not mechanical, though I did teach her to balance SUs and tappet adjustments on my 71 MGB. Loved that car but makes Datsuns look rust proof, had to get rid of or get a new shell. Strongly considering SUs or DCOE on this if I start to modify. Got pretty good with needle profiles and tuning after so many years with the car. Really looking forward to this project. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Definitely. Car gets put on the trailer Monday and should be here before EOW. Getting garage sorted and floor epoxied this weekend - will have dual projects running between my S2000 and 280z - glad I picked up a lift and low boy at Xmas. If the car is as I think it is - I may leave it fairly stock and do "deep" tune up and enjoy...but I love to modify. My S2K had 3000 miles on it when I dropped suspension and replaced/upgraded and put in a supercharger and I had nothing but fun with that car until bending it at Homestead. Will get pics up when it comes - but definitely a drive and some good bars. The bar at Cap's place looks the same as in this linked pic - Caps Place
  12. Serban - who do use locally for bodyshop? I do most of my work but paint and final prep goes to someone else Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. Funny that picture at Camino gardens is a 1/4 mile from my house - I'm just south of there. Yeah - Cap's bar is excellent and very cool. I'll fish for tarpon near there and while waiting for the tide to change take the boat in there with my buddies. Like something out of Hemmingway's Key West. BTW- there are no gated communities in east Boca - that "gate" has no guard and no gates, all roads are public. You can drive in there. Serban - thank you, your rear bumper delete with that muffler looks fantastic. I'll get there sometime this summer - is your air dam the BRC Spook with ducts?
  14. Btw - is that Z parked in the lot for Cap's Place? Has the coolest bar there - Churchill and Roosevelt met secretly and their Yellowtail snapper, wahoo and cobia is the best. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. We live on the other side of the red bridge running from Camino to that Safari park. Some of the old pics of that are crazy. Would have pointed you to Rebel House for some great beer and food, Dubliner in Mizner for real bangers and mash + beer. Nice area with lots to do - we will see how much work the new Z will take before I can cruise it up A1A. Btw that Z looks awesome. What exhaust is that? Getting the bumper deletes done will be one of the first jobs I take on. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile