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  1. Yesterday my 240z was hauled away to a new home by 2 good souls.
  2. Thanks. I do too. I think it's most likely destination will be the local scrap yard though unfortunately.
  3. ... and just so I'm not posting only problem areas. Here are some more pics of the rest of the body. The stuff you see on the inside around the spare tire well is not rust. It's rust colored media (sand) from the media blasting (that stuff comes falling out of every nook and cranny). The underside of the body is actually in really good shape as is the interior back hatch area and transmission tunnel. The driver side floor could use a patch near the front but doesn't need to be replaced like the passenger side did.
  4. In a reply to an interested forum member I realized I didn't post a pic of another area of the body that needs a little TLC. I removed some of the sheet metal around the passenger side quarter window to get to good metal. The rust pictured is surface rust to be grinded off.
  5. cesar280z - I just PM'd you. Let me know and I'll send you contact info.
  6. I was doing a ground up restoration on my '73 240Z and just don't have time to work on it. I have a job that often has me working nights and weekends and even if I spent every day off that I had it would literally take me years to finish this project. Pick N' Pull will come and take the body away for me and give me $200 for it but I would hate for another 240Z to go to the crusher. I would rather give it away to someone for free that wants to restore it. The body has a hole cut in the roof for a sun roof and I had planned to replace the roof skin with a wrecking yard cut that I got that is
  7. Here is a photo that gives a better view of the kind of condition that the passenger side frame rail is in. There is a photo of some more carnage near the back of the passenger side rocker panel and wheel well. This will be the next up for surgery after the battery tray and frame rail. I also included a pick of the body so you can see the "big picture".
  8. Wow! Thanks a lot for the offer. I'm hoping I can figure out a way to do this myself since I'm going to be doing all the work and will need a few weeks to get it done. My guess is a shop probably wouldn't let me come and do my work over at their place. I was actually able to get the frame more or less straight and have been reassured by madkaw that it probably won't mean a problem with alignment anyway. This just leaves for me to figure out a way to hold everything in place while I'm doing all the cutting and welding work. I may have to bite the bullet and build a jig but am eager to her
  9. Here are some pics of some of the floor pan work for you your entertainment. I had to cut away some rusted areas and rebuild them with new sheet metal. Painted everything up in POR-15 before I decided to grind it off and use weld-thru primer instead. In one of the picture you can see how far gone the passenger side kick panel and frame rail bottom were/are.
  10. Thanks a lot for your reply. It's good to know that the mods I had to make to the floor pan were normal. It took a lot longer than I thought not just because I had to modify it but because when I cut the old one out I had to cut quite a bit of rusted metal out right in front of the seat belt housing and other places like the trans tunnel and weld in new. I'm getting used to new "surprises" every time I remove some sheet metal. I'll post some pictures of the back passenger rocker to show you what I mean. The frame rail has definitely lost some of it's structural integrity. I was able to mo
  11. Hey thanks for the link! I just might do that.
  12. Modesto, CA I don't know anyone around here with a trailer. If I did I would probably take it to get it straightened. The suspension is definitely off the car. Actually, there is nothing at all on the car. It's just an empty shell. 2 guys can lift and walk it (with a bit of effort of course). Do you know any way I could do it myself? I have a 230volt continuous MIG so fabricating something wouldn't be a problem as long as it is simple.
  13. I'm neck deep into a complete ground up rebuild of my '73 240z. I thought it's about time I started a thread on this car and started sharing my "experiences" I just finished replacing the passenger side floor-pan and decided to start working on the battery compartment area (it was completely rusted out). After cutting away all the sheet metal I got a better view of the condition that the passenger side frame rail is in. I new that I would have to cut parts of it out and replace with good metal but after getting a good look at it I think I'll just replace the whole thing. Before I cut it
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