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  1. Hood hinge mount area

    Over the past several years, I've seen only one source for a ready-made replacement panel for this area.  It was being made by a one-man shop in England.  Not sure of either his name or whether he's still in business.  Check out the excellent build thread by @ConVerTT for an illustration of how to fabricate metal for the repair of this area.

    Underfloor Reinforcement Rails

    There are several sources for these rails. ZeddFindings (Kingston, ON) and ZCar Depot (USA NE) come immediately to mind.  Make sure your floors are solid enough to weld onto. 

  2. December 2019 Update

    I've learned that he full set of gasket files never got restored.  I've done a fresh upload (see below). 

    For anyone about to begin this job, I'd suggest that you use consider a more dense foam sheet than what you'll see in my pictures.  That stuff was perhaps a little too soft (although it did replicate the OE material pretty well).  For a lot of the straight-forward butt joints, there's a semi-closed-cell neoprene sheet that might be a better choice.  You can buy it in 8-12" x 11" sheets at craft stores like MIchael's.  It's available in two different thicknesses (1/32" and 1/16", IIRC) and comes with adhesive backing on one side.  Very convenient.

    There are many other places where the softer foam is still the only way to go.  Common sense will usually tell you which ones require the softer stuff.  Unfortunately, the finicky little pieces that go inside the centre front ventilator duct is one of those locations. in that location, the foam is used to reduce airflow noise, so it has to be open cell.  You'll like the end result, but you won't enjoy the path to get there.

    240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Blower Motor & Fan Mounting Plate-to-Blower Housing join.pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Air Box Ventilator (plastic tri-outlet manifold)-to-Centre Ventilator Duct.pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Centre Front Ventilator Duct (plenum lining).pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Cowl (underside)-to-Intake Compartment.pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Duct Connection Flanges.pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Heater Box Air Inlet Flange (for plastic duct from Blower outlet).pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Heater Box Floor Vent Control Flap lining.pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Heater Box Outlet Control Flap lining (heat-vent-defrost control).pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Heater Core Header Tank & Lines.pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Intake Compartment Diverter Flap lining (fresh-recirculate control).pdf 240Z Series 1 - HVAC Gaskets - Intake Compartment-to-Blower Housing join.pdf

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  3. Modeller's chrome foil applique should produce a better result than aluminum/aluminium tape.  It has more reflectivity and better conformity.  Available in sheet that measures about 8" x 5", so -- with care -- it should be possible to lay it down as a single piece to cover the full surface of the reflector.  Trim the edges and bulb hole afterwards.  Any corrosion on the reflector's metal surface will need to fully removed and treated (phosphoric acid) before the foil is laid down.

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