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  1. I'm skeptical that the Z Car Source rack is actually new as claimed. The one in the photo looks like a used rack that's been painted, and it looks like it had some surface rust on it that was cleaned up because the finish isn't perfectly smooth. Also, I am not aware of any reproduction rack of any kind other than the T3 rack, which is why they went to the effort of creating a new rack to begin with, because there wasn't one available before. Maybe the ZCS rack has new rack and pinion in an old housing? I'm surprised this is the first I'm hearing about it since getting an actually new/rebuilt rack and not just a repainted or resealed used unit has been a problem for years now.
  2. Simple front and rear strut bars are not going to turn the flexible Z chassis into a stiff car. I would suggest you log onto HybridZ and search for what people have done with chassis reinforcement, and what is suitable for a street car, as that subject has been covered many times there with lots of discussion. How do you intend to use the car and what do you expect from it? You're in Germany so I would think the car will have to stay fairly stock. Here is the late John Coffey's list of reinforcements for a street car: 1. Seam Weld (every sheet metal seam overlap.) 2. Bad Dog Subframe Connectors 3. Weld-In Roll Bar. 4. Welded In Rear STB. 5. Triangulated Front STB. 6. Radiator Core Support Reinforcement. 7. Transverse Link Bracing Reinforcement. 8. RT Diff Mount. 9. Tubular Seat Mounts. 10. Box Upper Frame Horns to Firewall/Cowl. 11. Reinforce Pedal Box/Brake MC Mount. 12. Reinforce Front ARB Mount. 13. Reinforce Front Strut Tower to Frame Rail Junction. Doing all of that would be a lot of effort, I'd probably look into numbers 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 12. The reinforcements you posted would serve the purpose of number 10.
  3. With the value of 2+2s being relatively low, and the cost and effort of welding in a new floor plan and frame rail (if it does in fact need the whole floor vs just a patch), I think I would probably sell it as is and let the new owner do the repairs. I also suspect the car has more rust than just this area pictured, that rust hole has been brewing for a while.
  4. It'll be 15 years here for me too at the end of the month, although for most of that time I was more active on HybridZ. Started coming on here more a few years ago.
  5. I'm not sure why they don't make it more clear or offer them as a set, but yes, you order a set of front and rear frame rails, weld them together, and install in the car. I'm sure there's a thread on HybridZ that shows how they go in, they were a pretty popular item.
  6. Subframe connectors are the first thing that comes to mind for me. Available here: https://baddogparts.com/ Might want to browse Hybridz.org if you're looking to modify and do some chassis work as that site is geared more to that sort of thing. A full roll cage is off the table if you want to street drive the car though, unless you want to wear a helmet every time you drive it.
  7. My experience with Tabco parts has been that they don't tend to fit well. Reports on quality from those who have bought from KlassicFab have been very good. https://kfvintagejdm.com/shop/datsun/rear-hatch-slam-panel-datsun-240z/
  8. They're only on the series one cars. They had the tools located behind plastic covers just ahead of where the tool boxes are. Presumably someone realized there was some dead space there that could be used to put the tools in and did that instead for the next run of cars.
  9. Shame to see this thread go off the rails. The 'no' response was a bit curt, but whatever, not a huge deal. As for boasting, I think that's ridiculous. OP got himself a nice car and was excited to share, is that not what this forum is for? I think it'd be good if a mod would prune this thread back, and we could all just move on. Would be good if OP would put his pics back up. Just ignore the guy complaining.
  10. If you need a gofundme to pay for your sports car, you can't afford it. Most of the time I see people posting a gofundme its because they are in a dire or otherwise undesirable situation, not because they've purchased a luxury item and want to pay for things related to that. Poor taste and IMO an abuse of the site.
  11. That was my thought too. I would think leaving a drain hole in the bottom would be enough to take care of that. The only concern then is stuff getting in through the drain hole in the bottom, which I don't think would be very easy, but I'm sure might still happen to a small degree.
  12. The issue with clearance is likely the 5mph crash bumper supports, which could simply be trimmed off since they're not really needed if you're not running the impact bumpers, or intending on ever returning to them. I think this is what you're looking for: https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic02a01b/50-1402
  13. I can't imagine anything but the urethane air dam being able to bend like that without breaking, so I'm assuming that's the urethane air dam. You need to just lay it out in the sun, since they're flexible they tend to fold them up to ship them.
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