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About jfa.series1

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    Jim Arnett


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    Richardson TX
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    Retired from retail information technology

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    Original owner of HLS30-15320, 12/1970. Complete restoration with mild customizations completed September 2011.

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  1. jfa.series1

    New house, bigger Garage!

    Congrats on the new digs. My long-time dream is a 3-car garage with a small cottage attached. Then my wife slaps me awake and says "You're having that dream again. It ain't gonna happen, deal with it!"
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    Wanted: 240Z Roller/Shell

    Steve - thanks for the link. I didn't hear back if he located a car but I'll get this one to him. Much appreciated. Jim
  3. jfa.series1

    918 Orange paint mix

    I did exactly the same thing years ago when I needed some brush-on paint for the interior.
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    1973 Rebuild

    I sprayed the front wheel wells with truck bed liner, then followed up with a light dusting of color. No problems with paint adhesion. I avoided the spraying bed liner in the shock towers as I did not want to provide a place for dirt, moisture, ...etc. to begin a build-up. The towers were done with POR-15 topped by brush-on color. Jim
  5. I'm just hoping to be able to stick around to celebrate my own 50 year anniversary in a couple of years.
  6. Probably not the best kept secret but today I spotted a Facebook post on the Middle Tennessee Z Club page. A member was answering a question about Z ATTACK occurring in 2019, this was the answer: "Z ATTACKS were staged at Nissan HQ in Franklin in 2012, 2014 and 2017. We're skipping 2019 so we can help with ZCON in 2020, which will be the 50th anniversary of the Z and will be at Nissan." You heard it here first!
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    Other than primer of your choice, I use a process developed by one of our forum members: Duplicolor BFM0360 FORD DARK SHADOW GRAY, topped by Duplicolor HWP106 WHEEL MATTE CLEARCOAT. Here's a closeup pic of a grill I've done to show the color.
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    That rear valance is looking a bit like FrankenZ with all that stitching! I've always been too chicken to try and remove the stainless trim on the rear finisher. I choose to blue tape it for my refinish work. Two sets completed and on the shelf now.
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    I'm not a body guy but it might be that when you removed the rear panels it released some tension that resulted from the collision.
  10. jfa.series1

    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    Pretty awesome work! Clearly time-consuming and often frustrating.
  11. jfa.series1

    [2018] What Did You Do To/with Your Z Today?

    WOW - that's a pretty impressive group of friends you're hangin' with! Great pic, thanks for sharing.
  12. jfa.series1

    Wanted: 240Z Roller/Shell

    Many thanks for the referral. I'll get it passed along to my buddy.
  13. jfa.series1

    Wanted: 240Z Roller/Shell

    Still looking. @Hardway @Mike W Jeff or Mike - any possibilities in your area? Thanks, Jim
  14. jfa.series1

    The front of my hood sticks up...

    You really want the torsion bars in place to help you manage the hood weight. Getting the hood down is a process of adjusting the hood hinges. You might want to consider removing the grill for the process but its not absolutely required. Loosen the bolts holding the hinges to the body so the hinges can float a bit. Lower the hood fully but not latched, then push down on the hood front to get the hinges to settle into position, hold it there and tighten the bolts (that's why having the grill out helps). This is your up/down adjustment for the hood. The bolts that secure the hinges to the hood are your fore-and-aft and side-to-side adjustment to align it with the fenders. Hope this helps.
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    Wanted: 240Z Roller/Shell

    Thanks for the response. So as not to interrupt the holiday, I'll give you a call tomorrow if OK.

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