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Im back with more pictures of the progress on my 240z. I started replacing the floor pans and have one side completed. The pans came from Charlie at Zeddfindings. I also started work on the passenger door. I am replacing the outer door skin so I blasted the inner side of the door shell and treated it with POR 15. Finally, I removed both hood ledge support rails to replace with NOS that i bought from Courtesy Nissan.

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Great progress - keep the pictures coming.

The inside of that door looked like it was in better than average condition. Where did you get the replacement door skin?

Was there something wrong with the original hood ledge supports? Hard to tell from the pictures..

Did you treat the inside of the new frame rails - that came with the floorpans - with POR-15 as well?

Carl B.

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Great progress - keep the pictures coming.

The inside of that door looked like it was in better than average condition. Where did you get the replacement door skin?

Was there something wrong with the original hood ledge supports? Hard to tell from the pictures..

Did you treat the inside of the new frame rails - that came with the floorpans - with POR-15 as well?

Carl B.

Carl, The door skins are coming from Rare Spares. The original ledge supports had rust on the back side and since I came across the NOS panels, I decided to go ahead and replace them with new. Also, I did treat the new frame rails with POR 15 as well as all the areas I can get to to stop the rust from coming back. I was also lucky enough to purchase a NOS rear hatch for my car from Courtesy Nissan.

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Good to hear..

Today with the very small digital video camera's that came be put on a flexible rod and inserted into very tight places - it is possible to look inside just about every nook and cranny in these old Z's. Then you can spray POR-15 in - then re-inspect the area to assure complete coverage. Keeping video or still images of that process would add significant re-sale value - should life ever dictate its liquidation in the future.

The guys at Courtesy are great - but they lost a really Great Parts Manager when Steve Richards left.

Keep us posted on the project...

Carl B.

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Hey, Leon

To change the subject, I noticed that your 260 Z was built in 9/73, same as mine. Mine is 904 white and is #1979. Just out of curiosity how about yours?

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Very nice work. It is great to see other Z's being restored. There are too many rusting away. Good luck with the project, keep the pics coming.

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Hey, Leon

To change the subject, I noticed that your 260 Z was built in 9/73, same as mine. Mine is 904 white and is #1979. Just out of curiosity how about yours?

Cool! Mine is 110 Red and #4406.

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