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Restoration of my 72 240Z


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The car originally had a type 1 FRP airdam. I decided I wanted a stock valance and possibly add the Euro style front spoiler.  It was a last minute decision so I purchased one off EBay.  Had it straightened and painted only to find out that the center section was the wrong one.  I believe this is the 73 and up with shorter brackets..I then purchased a brand new re-pop, which are really super nice quality BTW and mocked it up to make sure it’s going to properly fit.  

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I used color chips epoxy and clear coat for my shop floor. It is resistant to almost all thinners. I had some gasoline varnish stain it in one area when it sat for several years. I have scratched it in places. Like dragging a transmission. The most important issue is getting the concrete clean, acid etching properly and neutralizing really, really well. Cody has also burned some areas from welding on the floor :angry: but if the floor isn't abused, like my floor, I believe it would hold up really well. The color chips epoxy is a high solids epoxy and the clear coat seals the color chips in so the floor is smoother.

2 hours ago, 7tooZ said:

@Jaymanbikes looks like you have an epoxy floor in the garage. I am trying to decide what to put on mine. Which brand did you ? Would you recommend it?  How is the durability?

 

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7 hours ago, Jaymanbikes said:

The car originally had a type 1 FRP airdam. I decided I wanted a stock valance and possibly add the Euro style front spoiler.  It was a last minute decision so I purchased one off EBay.  Had it straightened and painted only to find out that the center section was the wrong one.  I believe this is the 73 and up with shorter brackets..I then purchased a brand new re-pop, which are really super nice quality BTW and mocked it up to make sure it’s going to properly fit.  

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Where'd you get these front valance parts?  I may look at going back to stock so it would be good to have this source.

I'd likely go with a BRE front airdam.  Have you seen this one?  https://www.bre2.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=020B01&Category_Code=bre_datsun_body_parts

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16 hours ago, Mike said:

Where'd you get these front valance parts?  I may look at going back to stock so it would be good to have this source.

I'd likely go with a BRE front airdam.  Have you seen this one?  https://www.bre2.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=020B01&Category_Code=bre_datsun_body_parts

This is the Euro spoiler I’m things about getting.  

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Got all the glass in and rear bumper.  Was able to drive it for the first time.  Drove straight as an arrow.  Now to have the front valance painted, install front bumper and reassemble the balance of the interior.  I also have a bad spot in my fuse block and am go8ng to get the MSA fuse box.  

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On 4/20/2019 at 9:58 AM, 7tooZ said:

@Jaymanbikes looks like you have an epoxy floor in the garage. I am trying to decide what to put on mine. Which brand did you ? Would you recommend it?  How is the durability?

 

Yes I would, it is durable however like most things it’s all in the prep.  Make sure and diamond grind your floors, you can rent the machine from Home Depot.  I would also recommend the UV resistant clear, if you don’t it will yellow in time.  I am seeing spots not exposed to natural light yellowing slightly.  Here is the link.  There is also a very good installation video on You Tube.  Don’t waste your time with the paint on stuff from the Big Box stores.

https://www.epoxy-coat.com/?cid=359759602

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15 hours ago, Patcon said:

What are your impressions on the exhaust?

It’s not a complete exhaust, just the muffler.  I had a new MSA exhaust already so I had it cut down to fit the longer ZStory mufffler and added a small resonator in to hopefully control some of the drone I was expecting.  It’s pretty loud under acceleration but mellows out once your cruising. 

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