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My car goes in for paint next week. I'm going with a color change to 901 silver so lots of stuff to take apart. I put my 10 year old daughter to work drilling out the rivets holding on the side trim.

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The painter I am using has done some amazing cars in the past so I know he's got the skills to do a great job. There is a Ferrari 308 in the shop in front of me but as soon as the Ferrari is done the 240Z goes in. I can't wait!:D

He thinks it will take about 3 weeks to finish the job. I'll post some photos along the way.

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Good color - my my 2/71 originally was 901 (original owner had a repaint done to a light gold) and am thinking of returning to the original 901. 5/71 is 901 and will be headed to the paint people hopefully in a month. Not sure of their schedule. Look forward to seeing the photos of the work you do and the paint shop.

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If you daughter is helping you fix the car now, does that mean she gets to drive it to school in 6 or 7 years?:cool:

(I only ask because neither of my girls will drive my car, even if I offer to loan it to them. Something about the manual transmission and the fear of wrecking something that I spent a large portion of their lives rebuilding.)

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If you daughter is helping you fix the car now, does that mean she gets to drive it to school in 6 or 7 years?:cool:

(I only ask because neither of my girls will drive my car, even if I offer to loan it to them. Something about the manual transmission and the fear of wrecking something that I spent a large portion of their lives rebuilding.)

Man, if you were my dad, every time you offered me the keys to drive it, little plumes of smoke would peel out from the heels of my shoes as I ran out the door to drive it! :bunny:

oh sorry... I should stay on topic. I think my 240 was silver first, but then at some point got primered, painted a different silver, then RIO primer, and now this fabulous peeling, cracking white "paint" that was laid on OVER the pinstriping.

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If you daughter is helping you fix the car now, does that mean she gets to drive it to school in 6 or 7 years?:cool:

She thinks she will be driving it. I'm thinking...no.;)

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Mine just graduated from nursing school... She can date when she is thirty but she can drive the Z anytime she wants.

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Will you ever let her get married???

Marriage is fine and her choice. She can drive the Z when she is a little older but not when she first turns 16. I was 16 once. I wrecked a car. My friends all wrecked cars. It was the thing to do.:)

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I finally got the car stripped to where my painter wanted it. Unfortunately the paint shop is a little behind so he does not want my car until Thursday. I guess I can wait a little longer.:disappoin

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In the mean time I packed up the bumpers and sent them off to Denver Bumper Works to get the dents pounded out and the chrome refreshed. I couldn't bring myself to put beat up old bumpers on a fresh paint job.

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901 silver can look very tasty! And I am not really a fan of silver cars most of the time!

If my car turns out half as nice as yours I'll be ecstatic!

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I dropped by the paint shop tonight after work to see how things are coming on my car. He has the car mostly torn apart and the good news...Zero Rust!:classic:

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The bad news... My front air dam is full of dents and old bondo.:disappoin. The body guy figures that it will take 10 hours of shop time to get it looking tip top so I guess it's time to start looking at replacement parts.

The guy with the 308 in the shop with me wasn't so lucky. Rust holes lurking under his paint all the way around the car. Sad to see such a beautiful car in such bad shape.

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Mine just graduated from nursing school... She can date when she is thirty but she can drive the Z anytime she wants.

HAHAHA I'm part of that club, too! My two daughters can't date until after they're old and already married. I know it doesn't make any sense, but what I say goes. LOL

"Papa, why are you always cleaning your shotgun on the front porch? How clean does it need to be?"

They're only 3 and 4 right now, so it gives me a chance to build my shotty collection. ;)

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I was 16 once. I wrecked a car. My friends all wrecked cars. It was the thing to do.:)

HAHAHAHA

I should have died at least 10 times when I was 16.

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I always have to laugh when I hear fathers of young daughters.:paranoid:

I have 5 married daughters and all your best laid plans will not stop them from doing what daughters do.

I have come by my grey hair honestly!:stupid:

Casey

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I dropped by the paint shop tonight after work to see how things are coming on my car. He has the car mostly torn apart and the good news...Zero Rust!:classic:

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The bad news... My front air dam is full of dents and old bondo.:disappoin. The body guy figures that it will take 10 hours of shop time to get it looking tip top so I guess it's time to start looking at replacement parts.

The guy with the 308 in the shop with me wasn't so lucky. Rust holes lurking under his paint all the way around the car. Sad to see such a beautiful car in such bad shape.

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Your wheels are outstanding! It is going to look beautiful... congrats, and enjoy the journey.

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The bad news... My front air dam is full of dents and old bondo.:disappoin. The body guy figures that it will take 10 hours of shop time to get it looking tip top so I guess it's time to start looking at replacement parts.
You mean the stock valance parts? If so, and if I were in need for a non-concours car, I'd look into the fiberglass replacement valance (one-piece) from Classic Datsun.

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Be sure to save those rubber strips that are attached to the top of each front side. They can be cleaned and reused. Also, run to Home Depot and pick up some neoprene insulating strips about 1/4" - 5/8" thick and 3/4" wide with the self stick on one side for the fender supports and waterproofing just in front of and behind the cowl drain area.

Gonna look nice!

John

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Let me know if you need the center valance. I have one pulled off of a 73 that is in nice shape. I also have a cowl a couple interior and engine parts from the same 73 if you need them. I would go with the one piece fiber glass though if it wasn't a show car.

John

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You mean the stock valance parts? If so, and if I were in need for a non-concours car, I'd look into the fiberglass replacement valance (one-piece) from Classic Datsun.

Great tip. I did not know that Les had the "stock" replacement in fiberglass. I called him, he had one in stock and it's on the way to me. I'll take some photos when it gets here.

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Great tip. I did not know that Les had the "stock" replacement in fiberglass. I called him, he had one in stock and it's on the way to me. I'll take some photos when it gets here.
Had that part been available when I bought my spook from Les, I'd probably have bought one just so I didn't have to drill holes in my original valance parts.

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I'd look into the fiberglass replacement valance (one-piece) from Classic Datsun.

Did I miss it, or does someone have a pic of the one piece fiberglass valance from Classic Datsun?

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Ron, I don't think that there is a picture of the fiberglass valance on CDM's website, the picture they use looks factory steel parts to me. But I know they make it, so hopefully Steve will post a picture when he gets his.

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I'm hoping it's what I've been waiting for also. The ones formerly made by Peerless don't appear for sale very often and I didn't bid high enough, the last time one turned up on Ebay. I want to bond my spook to it and make it a single rigid assembly. I'll add the steel one to the "original" pile.

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