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E-tek RACING '71 Parts Car Resto

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I'm curious why you put the tiger hair over your welds that will never be seen. I've never seen that done before. Are you trying to seal up potential pinholes and/or

smooth out the weld and make it prettier?

Nice metal work btw. I've dismantled west coast cars with alot less rust than what you're dealing with. Since you have had the car more than 15

yrs, you probably have sentimental attachment to it.

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You continue to impress with your skills E-tek. I love watching this thread as it provides motivation and confidence that I can do my floors one day soon too. Keep the pics and updates coming!

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Wow - this is more replies than I've had since beginning this thread!

I'm curious why you put the tiger hair over your welds that will never be seen. I've never seen that done before. Are you trying to seal up potential pinholes and/or smooth out the weld and make it prettier?

Nice metal work btw. I've dismantled west coast cars with alot less rust than what you're dealing with. Since you have had the car more than 15

yrs, you probably have sentimental attachment to it.

To seal up potential pinholes - even tho I'm pretty careful not to have any!

These 240's had bad metal from the factory - likely all recycled and little in the way of rust-defense, like phosphate protection coatings where used in Japanese manufacturing back then.

Awesome build e-tek! Youve definitely got a dream garage and tool collection. Cant wait to see what parts you put in it!

It's gonna be perfectly stock....

You continue to impress with your skills E-tek. I love watching this thread as it provides motivation and confidence that I can do my floors one day soon too. Keep the pics and updates coming!

You can do it!

Got the bottom-side undercoated today - now on to prep :cry:

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Did you strip the underside before applying the undercoat. My plan was to get the whole car media blasted before applying underside coating, paint, etc...

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Did you strip the underside before applying the undercoat. My plan was to get the whole car media blasted before applying underside coating, paint, etc...

I didn't strip it, but the floor pans were bare of course and the back end had the factory Undercoat. I cleaned it all really well with a variety of wire brushes, then with a lot of wax and grease remover solvent. Any repairs and new metal got a couple coats of self-etch primer and then I sprayed 3-5 coats of the Dupli-color undercoating on it all. Should be good for another 30 years!

Next up is the body work on the body and all the panels, then I'll fit them all up, gap it all, then tear it down again to paint the inners and back-sides of everything - hopefully if I can get that done by May or June, I can get the entire thing painted by August. If that happens it'll be a running, driving show-car for summer 2014!

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This is Zedyone_kenobi's ride and mine will be a near clone of his. Same color, same wheels. The only difference is that I have the full front air dam on mine. Dupli-color has already supplied the paint for it!

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Just one small piece left to fab up for the drivers rocker before getting onto sanding....

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Pattern -

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Worlds best metal sheer -

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Over to the brake -

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Putting a bend into it -

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After welding it in and applying seam sealer to the edges, it was done. A quick coat of the Duplicolor undercoating and it blended right in.

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Then I spent the next 4 hours sanding and stripping the engine compartment paint....yuk.

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Its coming along nicely, I spent all day sitting on a stool inside my engine bay sanding as well. So I know what you mean. It is starting to look like you are going to pass me.

Dan

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Its coming along nicely, I spent all day sitting on a stool inside my engine bay sanding as well. So I know what you mean. It is starting to look like you are going to pass me.

Dan

Just catching up Dan!

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Just read through the whole thread.. I'm in awe! Great work on the rust repairs! Can't wait to see more!

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Just read through the whole thread.. I'm in awe! Great work on the rust repairs! Can't wait to see more!

Well thank you Sir!

Found one last tiny bit o' rust that needed a patch, then got some filler on 'er - it's coming along now!

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Can't wait to get to the FUN part!

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Great retoration work your doing. This is one of the threads I like to follow because of the good detail and I admire your workmanship. It will be a great car when its finished.

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Great retoration work your doing. This is one of the threads I like to follow because of the good detail and I admire your workmanship. It will be a great car when its finished.

Thanks very much - I'll be getting a LOT done on the body this week - so stay tuned!

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Lots of repairs where done in the front wheel wells of the 240Z, so I put another coat of Dupli-color's Undercoating on some thin spots -

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...and got very close to finishing the quarters -

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A final sanding and they'll be ready for primer!

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Got the windsheild out today as well -

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Found this side view before photo and thought I'd put next to Zenobi's side shot:

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Keeps me motivated!!

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Hope this motivates you a little more from a fellow Canadian's perspective.

Love following threads like this. Great work.

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Great Z Casey! I used to have a very similar set of wheels on a 240Z I had when I was 18.

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Thanks guys. Lots of sanding today. I'm using Dupli-color's High-Build Primer for contrast an a little fill while blocking it all out.

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