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[SOLD] 1971 240Z for Sale. Fresh Restoration.

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1 hour ago, jfa.series1 said:

Possibly what I don't see???

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Ah yes, another of the eternal list of decisions. Go with a "used" set of DATSUN sill plates lovingly (and slowly) restored, or use a fresh set without? Or spend $$ on someone's NOS set...

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Trade someone four sets of used for one NOS?  

At least I can offer the buyer either option. I need a longer powder coating oven.....

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3 hours ago, zKars said:

Ah yes, another of the eternal list of decisions. Go with a "used" set of DATSUN sill plates lovingly (and slowly) restored, or use a fresh set without? Or spend $$ on someone's NOS set...

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Trade someone four sets of used for one NOS?  

At least I can offer the buyer either option. I need a longer powder coating oven.....

All those sill plates and not two to be refreshed?  Grab a choice handful, stick 'em in a long mailing tube and send them down here to the southern province.  I'll have a go at getting them back to a 10!

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Unless I missed a link to a gallery, I'd suggest a lot more photos of all the critical spots (floors?)...

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Ah yes, another of the eternal list of decisions. Go with a "used" set of DATSUN sill plates lovingly (and slowly) restored, or use a fresh set without? Or spend $$ on someone's NOS set...

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Trade someone four sets of used for one NOS?  

At least I can offer the buyer either option. I need a longer powder coating oven.....


I have a powder coating light system. No oven required! Powder coat any size too.

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Yeah I saw the Eastwood hot lamp system. How the heck to control temperature properly or is it that forgiving?

I think I'll buy another matching cheap toaster oven, chop the ends off of both and "merge" them. Just imagine the roll of duct tape around and around the seam.. Think Red Green. ;)

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So I have the beast up on jack stands working on the exhaust, and thought I'd post a couple of pics so you see the incredible un-touched un-rusty ness of this thing. Please ignore the green coloration in some pictures. its the "filter" I have on the halogen light.

I know I have a bit more scrubbing to do, but I wanted to show the never un-coated (or very very perfectly removed undercoating at some point) underside. I've stripped and coated everything from the firewall forward and rear suspension area back, but left the middle alone to prove the starting point quality. Nothing to hide here.

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The front of the frame rail/TC rod pocket is in the coated area here, as is the area above that where the re-inforcing/doubler plate is located. The messy stuff is painted seam sealer around the plate, not coated rust flakes! Really! Honest! Crappy shadows.....

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I think I'll leave the exhaust wide open like that....

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End of the frame rail. Flat, clean, un-scathed.

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Looking at these pictures there is something I need to take care of and it may be something you all need to consider.

Check out the gap in this seam where the firewall curves under and meets the floor pan!

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I've seen this on other Z's but never one this wide. Can you spot the same thing on the other side? I'm going to hammer that shut and get the seam sealer out.

And you wonder why these thing rot away....

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I'll take those black seat covers Jim... before the southern wolves feed at the remains of your re-skinning! :P

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26 minutes ago, wheee! said:

I'll take those black seat covers Jim... before the southern wolves feed at the remains of your re-skinning! :P

Done! Payment received. Thanks.

 

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Wow that paint looks amazing, can i get some information regarding how the spray was done? I dont have the money to buy ANOTHER Z (or space for that matter :P) but when i go to repaint my car thats what i want to look at :) 

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4 hours ago, zKars said:

Another value point submitted by a friend:  A 73 @ $37,000 asking!

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/datsun/240z/1534203.html

Apparently 73's are the hot tip at the moment...

$37,000 doesn't even get you vacuumed carpets or a washed engine bay, he's just fishing.

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7 hours ago, heyitsrama said:

Wow that paint looks amazing, can i get some information regarding how the spray was done? I dont have the money to buy ANOTHER Z (or space for that matter :P) but when i go to repaint my car thats what i want to look at :) 

Single stage white paint. I didn't paint it, would have to ask the painter for details. It's more about the underlying body work and priming and sanding than about the top coat. 

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You'd think I'd have done this by now, but I finally did the initial 20 min engine break in. 

Shall we just say...

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And it went for its inaugrial 'toodle" around the block this evening. Other than the lack of muffler, it was un-eventful. No police summoned from mad neighbors, it goes, stops, turns, lights work. 

Midas, here we come in the morning. Good thing its only 1.5 miles away. 

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On 9/14/2016 at 4:16 AM, jfa.series1 said:

Possibly what I don't see???

Jim - how did you clean up your sill / kick plates? What did you do to restore them?

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43 minutes ago, Gav240z said:

Jim - how did you clean up your sill / kick plates? What did you do to restore them?

G'day Gav,

I used a small non-metallic brush (pictured) with a good degreaser product to get all of the small grooves cleaned out - very tedious process.  Then I fitted the plate to the edge of my workbench with a couple of spare screws to stabilize it and hit it with a polishing wheel and compound (also pictured).  The grooves are hard to polish, a Dremel tool with a soft buffing tip can get in there and finish them.  Screw the stainless screws into a piece of wood or the workbench and hit them with the buffing wheel.  A final wipedown with NverDull or similar product can give a protective coating.

Jim

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Muffler work is complete.

Main muffler is a stainless Magnaflow 14211 and the resonator is a Vibrant 1140 "Ultra Quiet" The fitment of the muffler is fantastic. It is standing upright and looks totally tucked from the rear. Both inlet and outlet are offset to the same side. The resonator is about as wide as it can be. Wish it came in double offset, the in and out pipes would not have to be as curved. 

Just have to find a nice tip.

The sound is fantastic. Quiet'ish at idle and cruise but has a good sound under power, but not loud or obnoxious. 

I see more cleaning I need to do... sigh....

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