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  • 2 weeks later...

Little more playing with paint.

Air box is good enough, it ended up a little “flat” looking. It think the temp and humidity was a bit too extreme. Need to compare it side by side with the top to see if I’m happy.

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ZX and ZXT alternator tensioner

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Played with cleaning up some parts for platting

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Decided to try and see what I could do to this wiper motor piece. It’s been stripped but seems to have another layer of platting or something that rust had eaten into.

I had already started to sand the lower right side with 120.

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Not to shabby!


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I’ve got most things removed from the engine bay. Decided remove the battery mount so I can “clean” up underneath it. Just to hard to properly work on without removing it. It’s the only really rusty area in the bay. The other side has some surface rust from spilled brake fluid but is not as ugly.

It looks pretty rough but all the metal seems to be solid. No holes other than what I created with my first attempt at drilling out the spot welds. Couldn’t find a decent bit. Bottom holes freed up easier with a good bit.

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54 minutes ago, mailnome said:

I’ve got most things removed from the engine bay. Decided remove the battery mount so I can “clean” up underneath it. Just to hard to properly work on without removing it. It’s the only really rusty area in the bay. The other side has some surface rust from spilled brake fluid but is not as ugly.

It looks pretty rough but all the metal seems to be solid. No holes other than what I created with my first attempt at drilling out the spot welds. Couldn’t find a decent bit. Bottom holes freed up easier with a good bit.

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It is easier to use a spot-weld cutter than a drill. And the cutter doesn't leave a hole in both pieces, only the part on top. This makes welding the part back on easier.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Slow progress on platting prep but I’ll get there eventually.

Some hose clamps in progress

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After some time in a vinegar bath and some brushing. Did find some small holes I the bracket and in the fender. Forgot to take a finished pics but just stripped it and put a light coat of cheap paint on to keep it till epoxy starts.

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One done

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Slow progress. Been messing with naval jelly in the battery tray and booster area.

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Wire wheeled to get the crust off.

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After naval jelly soaked over night covered in plastic wrap

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Another round

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And a before and almost after. Still more work to do but much nicer to look at.

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On 10/11/2021 at 1:16 AM, mailnome said:

Decided remove the battery mount so I can “clean” up underneath it.

I'm , as you know, also busy in the engineroom and i know that i many years ago also took out the tray out of the 240z. I didn't weld it back.. in stead i took a set of big steel selftapping screws. That way i can always take it out as it is a bit of a fragile spot!

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Same old story, more slow than steady. Of course the holidays didn’t help.

I been waiting for a spot to open up in the shop to so I can bring mine over and in. We have a car that’s basically been in storage in the shop since I’ve worked there that I started on this week. So hopefully I’ll be in soon.

Can’t wait for shop tools and “late nights”.

Figured I’d see what the core support looks like.

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And playing with my fender liners

One mostly clean

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After sitting with a lacquer thinner soaked rag

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Wow.. you have a lot of work there, is that undercoating on the plastic fenderliners?  I just needed to clean mine with a pressurewasher.. Most of the paint in my engineroom is still there.. i just need to sand it a bit clean and paint it.. The engine is ready to go in.. Haven't made any pics yet.. now 2 month's pause.. i'm not motivated and the heater in my garage is broken.. so as it is a bit cold i'm even less motivated unfortunately.🥱

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Yep, lots of rubberized undercoating. It’s like an iced cake. I think it may have been from the dealer.

Probably a bit obsessive but I have a few areas where the plastic is cracked and needs repaired

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Dollied the car to the shop yesterday and went ahead and pulled the motor, trans, and gas tank while there was an open lift.

Everything came out easy, just a little short fight with the trans.

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All that was needed to remove. Everything else had been previously removed.

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I haven’t been under this car on a lift until now. Could be better, could be way worse. Nothing I didn’t already see and it actually looked better than I thought. The frame rails are rough, but only on the bottom and the metal I could see inside looked great

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I wasn’t sure about pulling the tank, but I was curious if it was hiding rot.

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Yeah yours is better than mine was.  Wish I could find pictures. At least the weather stays out of it now.   My frame rails and body panels are still pretty rough.  It's got the drivetrain and suspension of a 21 year old sailor on liberty in Bangkok and the body of a geriatric haha.

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Ha.

Here’s some of the rust spots. Mainly the usual places at the joints between the front and rear of the floor pans. One good one back in the spare tire well but not in the usual spot and possibly some “work” around it so it may have been previously patched.

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Maybe treated inside?

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Just poked it with my finger

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More rust on some upper body panel parts but no pics. Drivers door needs major work, both doglegs, and the right rear. Also some around the windshield which I really don’t want to remove.

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Before you even put more hours and work in this body... (i would not restore the damage it's to much..) take a good look under the front fenders near the doors.. I think the body is to far gone there.. as it is a real collector from mud and water. Damn that bottom is rusty!  Don't know your budget but get yourself a better body i think! 

 

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You take it with a smile but this car needs a lot.. all depends on what's under the fenders.. 

Could be a little and could be gone completly bad..

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On the pic of the front of the rear wheels i see some glassfibre repair... A BIG ALARM just went off!!

I know what you are going thrue..

In 1991 i bought a 240z ... original Dutch (Read: complete pile of rust!!) ...  After i removed the flooring i took all the good parts off of the car and called the local wrecker to pic up the car... it went with a good roof.. damn... the rest was junk..

Today i still drive a 240z with euro (Dutch) drivetrain! 😉 

I'm curious what's under the fenders please remove them and make some pics and place them here!

 

 

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