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280zx 1979 2+2 slick roof restauration

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PARTS WANTED,  Preferably out of europe...

I'm looking for a inner bar and … if it's a perfect one..  a chrome piece (stainless steel..) of the 280zx rear bumper.  It has to be the 1979-1981 type.  The later one ivé got but that one does not fit directly into the rubber cover..  Also there is a "hight" difference in the bar. (when laying on the hollow side.)

 

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Still waiting for the painter to paint my 280zx...  Last month he had an accident …  broken pols/hand and some ribs… :facepalm::angry:

After many other jobs that were more important (to him!) i told him i've waited long enough…  next year the 280zx 1979, becomes 40 ! years old and has to get finished !

So i told him it needs to finish before april!  I hope he get's it or otherwise i WILL get it home and finish it myself (have done painting early myself..)  

In the meantime i found a rear bumper that i can use, sandblasted the inner beam and busy with the chrome (stainless) part.  Bought myself an English wheel!  to get the small dents out.

 

Only thing i'm looking for is now the analog clock (or set of 3 meters) and the gearstick knob.. that is.. the top plate of the knob with the double H with gears1 to 5 and R....  The old one was a bit vague..  (this knob is very light bleu fake leather with aluminum plate on top with black letters and double H pattern.)

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So 23 of may… 2019!  i had to take my car unfinished home...   What an A...hole...  After 4 years my painter did'nt keep his word..  I'm to sick to tell the whole story but i miss my windshield that cost me a lot.. and payd for paint i never saw..

Year ago i brought him a super clean as new dash, i got it back covered in plaster dust (it layed in his house wich he was rebuilding..)  a mesh...

Cobwebs and all..  also a pic of cleaned seats.. not bad for forty year old ones hey!!

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gonna clean them chemicaly..  (left one is still a bit dirty..)  but overall not bad.

VUIL ?   … means Dirty?   Yeah it's Dutch..   keep on smiling!

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The horns were sandblasted.. they don't work any longer .. 🙄

(very dark olive green ones...  is this correct for a 280zx 1979.. YES! )

Question: has someone taken them apart already? (don't need to invent the wheel 2 times..)  is it the sandblasting material that gets into a contact or so inside? does someone know an answer how to fix these low and high both are dead..  ( meter says open contact..)

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 10:01 AM, dutchzcarguy said:

Thanks Bart,  we will see.. Painter says june... I say September HAHAHA... Ready next year... i don't mind.

 

Now we know how that worked out :O Glad you now have it at a " professional paint shop "...

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The Horns are working again!  Take the 6 screws out (on the front) at the edge, NOT the middle one.. leave that one in.  There is a contact under the small steel bridge.. this bridge is adjustibke by the screw on the back.  Clean the contact and adjust the screw on the back out..  In my case there was some sand or grit between the contacts, clean it thoroughly. put it al together and connect it to a battery or pwrsupply. (12v at least 3 A)  then adjust the screw on the back in so it sounds as it should…  paint it and ready to install.

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Start of the repair of door..

Door lower edge were not perfect so welded some new steel in..  the 2 doors are ready for paint by now.

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BTW... does someone know what part this is.....????

it's about 3,5 " wide..  (8-9 cm?)

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It's November 2019. The zx was for years in a heated garage. Bought me a new battery and a new windshield.. This month my car go's to the pro - paintershop… i hope haha  (oh are all those painters people were no good arranggements can be made ???  If i say tomorrow at 10 i'm there at 10!  (sons of ….grrrr)  

The fuel was prepped with some stuff the keep it from clogging..  i putted in the battery after a check for lose cables (the dash is not in..)  Then i started the car, the fuelpump started but no starting engine.. then the alarm made itself known.. AH.. that's it.. somewhere here has to be a switch.. i switched the alarm of and.. turned the key..  Yup!! it started right away! 

 

 

 

Some pic's from the work this year...

 

 

rear spring.

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Cleaned but not perfect.. If someone knows a way to paint this fabric.. it's called "tricot"  would be nice to paint it a bit darker...

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rear bumper, lots of dents taken out.. a week of work every afternoon….

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cleanup for paint..

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hinges..

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TAKE A GOOD LOOK.. at these.. Original hinges and no whear on them !!!  had good maintanance!!

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Creative people don't have junk laying around, they just surrounded by a lot of new ideas!

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My painter tried to weld… he shure can't..  (Danny's kaaiwerk = Danny's sloppy work..   i all deleted it.)

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New tools..

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Front skirt.

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Hinges rear boot lid.

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Get the horror out.

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Rust off before new paint.

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Original parts… like new..

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An electronics engineer doing metal work.

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Not bad...

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Checking over and over the edge in the plating.

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Making it smooooddeehhh….

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The as new rear wishbones

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some colored ground paint in rear wheelwell

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Lots of new parts..

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Rear wheelhousing , part of fuellines.

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Thanks Jim,  I'm fighting fatigue as you know. these days… eh nights...i only sleep a few hours a night and thats exhausting.. but i will finish this mother******* ….. car!! 

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14 minutes ago, bartsscooterservice said:

Danny's Kaaiwerk haha

HAHAHA... yeah  Danny's  SLOPPY WORK..   You should see his work on my engine hood..  :facepalm::facepalm:Everyone could see he had no interest no more.  After his girlfriend had dropped my windscreen in the home i could pick up the pieces en come en get the car.. paid him (partly) in advance for paint i will never see.. also had to buy a new windscreen ..  Till this day they still won't admit that she just dropt my windscreen, they say they never seen one..  oh my mistake… I  (Bart and me went and got them in his Van..) I never bought that heap of parts just for that perfect windscreen!  Now i'm on the 3th screen!  pfffff……   The next guy… who's gona drop this one….  illl Shoot!!!… (Just kidding..)🙄

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Last week the new screen came in from Germany...  I take it in the box to the painter.   Yeah fool me ones.. 😜

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20 hours ago, dutchzcarguy said:

HAHAHA... yeah  Danny's  SLOPPY WORK..   You should see his work on my engine hood..  :facepalm::facepalm:Everyone could see he had no interest no more.  After his girlfriend had dropped my windscreen in the home i could pick up the pieces en come en get the car.. paid him (partly) in advance for paint i will never see.. also had to buy a new windscreen ..  Till this day they still won't admit that she just dropt my windscreen, they say they never seen one..  oh my mistake… I  (Bart and me went and got them in his Van..) I never bought that heap of parts just for that perfect windscreen!  Now i'm on the 3th screen!  pfffff……   The next guy… who's gona drop this one….  illl Shoot!!!… (Just kidding..)🙄

Yeah it's better to have a professional shop do to the body work, and the rest YOURSELF.

I learned the hard way to..

EVEN now I still have that on-going problem with my mustang automatic transmission as you know.. not much skilled people left these days, where the hell am I paying for ? I've prob could have done it better myself with a good book and patience..

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