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1976 280Z Restoration Project

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Looking great! Hopefully you won't have any issues with the vinyl kit over those rear shock towers, mine were so tight that I ripped one and I didn't have any sound deadening material on them. Hope all is well!

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Looking great! Hopefully you won't have any issues with the vinyl kit over those rear shock towers, mine were so tight that I ripped one and I didn't have any sound deadening material on them. Hope all is well!

No issue as I am going carpet over the towers and wheel humps!
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I am getting ready to build a rotisserie may I ask on your rotisserie what the distance is from the top of your horizontal front/rear to the lower side of the pivot? Are you using the bumper mounts at both ends? Any drop from the pivot or just straight? 
Thank you

50” from floor to pivot point.
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The ceiling is only 8’ so it’s tight. But it works!

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@wheee! great work! Will you use closed cell foam in certain areas or leave it like it is? The only thing I don't like is that these tar mats are that heavy.. should be 10-15Kg (20-30lbs) if you cover all of the interior? 

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I removed 80lbs of undercoat at least so I am not concerned with the soundmat. Plus it’s butyl, not asphalt so it’s a bit lighter. I do have the closed cell foam floor mat to go on top of the floor pans too.

The rest will get carpet backing and carpet to cover it. I also have the Techno Toy Tuning spare tire cover in powder coat for the rear!

 

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I am thinking of a sewn and molded kit. No definite supplier yet. Something I can work with to make a good custom fit.

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So after three attempts to deliver the correct gas tank straps, I have received the correct set as of today! Skillard makes a great products and the quality is awesome. At least now I have the correct lengths for my 76!
The previous 77-78 version was an inch or so short each side. The 70-74 set were wildly different.
77-78’s here next to the originals.
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Good eye. The pitting was on the original metal. I wasn’t too worried as this was a test. I have another one in better shape.
I used the gloss coat on top too. Big mistake. Looks like crap.
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Started fresh... no gloss on this one.
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Not a  lot to report lately. I have been working on a lot of small part refurbishment and powder coating. Which means a lot of sandblasting and detailing...

I did find a set of Interlouver louvers on eBay that I ordered. Used and partly stripped with missing hardware, but alas, beggars can't be choosers. @zKars has already hooked me up last year with the trim mounting hardware so hopefully I can make a functional set out of these. Not sure how they will look in the end, but I am very nostalgic towards having these on the car. This is how I remember seeing my first 280 back in high school!

 

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This is my second set now. The first are the ones that drill into the hatch. Those are not going back on LOL.

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Hell, I wish I still had some of the parts I got rid of. Like the stock hood -_-. It was a phase I went through. Wanted my Z to look different from everyone else's. Now I can't find a hood descent enough to put back on my car. Or if I find one it's located on another planet. Oh well. 

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