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1976 280Z Restoration Project

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    Those are the thickest fuel tank straps I've ever seen.  Assuming they are aluminum, is there any concern over galvanic corrosion or are they completely isolated via rubber?

    I like the Silvermine sticker placement too.

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    They are stainless steel from Skillard. There is an isolator between the tank and strap. I used heavy duty vinyl? floor edging material. It’s back in my thread about two years...


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    Some adhesive gasket packing to seal the joints for hi build and paint.

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    Masked and ready to spray! Hi build will go on tomorrow.

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    Did a test on the sanding after an hour and a half and it was still “mudding up” a bit with the 400 grit. I’m gonna leave it till tomorrow to sand.


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    Everything slows down if it's cool. If it's below 60dF it will almost stop

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    Yup. Patience is key. I spotted a couple flaws that will need touching up before seal coat too. As expected...!


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    I'll absolutely give you a high-five! With the current exchange rate, does that work out to a high-seven and a half or something by the time it gets to you?

    I love the crisp body line down the whole side. Especially where bodywork often muddies it out over the rear wheel arches. Looks great!

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    Thanks guys! I’m glad I got my MSA order in last month! Saved about $50 in exchange rate. Still a few things to order but I’m gonna wait till the dollar recovers a bit.


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    Sanding is going awesome! Slow but the results are good. So satisfying to see the roof sand out flat...!

     

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    First pass of the long block over the hi build on the door. The dent and repair took many hours of sanding and filling, but now I see it was all worth it! Flat!!!

     

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    All sanded. Feels smooth like glass! Now to wash the whole car with soap and water, then re-mask the car and spray sealer before the base coat.

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    You me both...


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    Any possibility of a video?

    Too tight a space really to see anything in a video... sorry.


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    Looks fantastic!  It got cold here overnight!  Still warm enough to spray?

    Well, I have a large furnace in there!...


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