clocatelli

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    Guys,

    i have begun my journey on bringing my recently purchased z back to life.  overall the car is in great shape for being a new england car but will need some work prior to spring to be fully drive-able.  The car was converted at one point to a track car and was never really used for said purpose.  my first purchase will be the seat brackets from the below link:

    https://baddogparts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5

    my question for everyone is, can anyone please supply me with some measurements and locations for these?

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    Dimensional placements can be taken from the FSM, Section BF-1, Figure #BF-3, 'Standard Body Dimensions'.  The version shown below comes from the 1970 FSM...

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    thanks guys-this is great.

    With this i realize i am also missing the sheet metal behind the two rear stay brackets.  any idea where i can source those?

     

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    41 minutes ago, clocatelli said:

    thanks guys-this is great.

    With this i realize i am also missing the sheet metal behind the two rear stay brackets.  any idea where i can source those?

     

    Parts cars or fabricate. I think some reproductions might be available

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    5 hours ago, clocatelli said:

    With this i realize i am also missing the sheet metal behind the two rear stay brackets.  any idea where i can source those

    If I am recalling correctly the early cars did not have this brace behind the rear seat mounts, it was added later on. My 6/70 did not have it.

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    2 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

    If I am recalling correctly the early cars did not have this brace behind the rear seat mounts, it was added later on. My 6/70 did not have it.

    Good catch.  My 5/70 also lacks these ribs.   Added floor stiffness to better cope with 220-lb + North American occupants?  Better strength for side impact crash testing? Doesn't look like it adds much to the seat mounts.

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    15 hours ago, Namerow said:

    Dimensional placements can be taken from the FSM, Section BF-1, Figure #BF-3, 'Standard Body Dimensions'.  The version shown below comes from the 1970 FSM...

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    Wow I wish i had this when I was repairing the floor pan/ seats. 

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    7 hours ago, Namerow said:

    My 5/70 also lacks these ribs.   Added floor stiffness to better cope with 220-lb + North American occupants?

    My 02-'71 doesn't have those ribs either..   Some extra floorstiffness would be also good for bigger europeans 😉  When i put in a whole new floor i didn't know of them so mine still has none.. oh well, it's 1mm steel i used so it is already a bit stronger than the old floor..

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    My guess is the ribs came along at the same time the tools moved from behind the seats to the smuggler bins on the rear deck. The seat recliner handles on the outside of the seats may have come at this same time.

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