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    s30 NOS quarter panels

    Uh, i feel honoured 🙂 Regarding the taiwan or Thailand made Panels, they had a pretty good reputation until somethiing changed and the quality wasn't as good as in the beginning and people started to prefer the tabco ones. I guess if you still are able to find a set of original old Thailand made panels then you're pretty lucky. @240260280 I would have killed for that NOS complete floor section with the transmission tunnel. what a lovely piece...
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Had a visit at the Bodyshop today to discuss some next steps. Then i realized you guys haven't seen the car as a whole in a while, so i made some pictures. only to find out back at home that the camera settings were wrong and all the pictures were blurry. Nevertheless. here are some (blurry) pictures of the car in it's current state. Next up will be the work on the floorpans 🙂
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Just another of these little things that sum up in a lot of time and money, but another little step is done: The inside uf the fuel filler cap - the fuel pipe mounting plate (or whatever you want to call it) is sandblasted and welded back in the car. Will visit the bodyshop on friday and have a closer look at those details: Oh and at the japanese classic car meet in Rhotrist last week, i got this german Datsun Book from my Buddy Stefan. Thanks for bringig it along 🙂 Haven't looked inside yet, so i'm curious how it is 🙂
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Getting a bit Off-topic here. but nevertheless. He said he "tinned" it, but in switzerland this is a generally used word like "welding" and doesn't specify the material used during the process. Yeah. it's not like we don't use bondo here in europe. But more than often we've seen terrrible amounts of bondo on imported classics over here. that's why we generalize all americans to do so on all cars. of course that's not true. Sometimes i see those bare-metal chassis from the classic muscle car guys and can't believe my eyes about the incredible work. But as you said. those guys are getting rare - all around the world. BTW: Just saw you're from spatanburg. just had a business guest here from there the last three weeks 🙂
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    From what i understand he uses tin. It's not that americans can't do it right. Just look at all those Mopar builds. But with the low prices the Z's had in the US in the past, it just was the cheapest way to repair. Throw a ton of bondo on it and make it look good. Times are slowly changing though. even in the US, the restauration quality for standard Z's are getting better. But not all of them. Mind that most of the cars we see today with much fiberglass and bondo repairs have been done many years ago...
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Nothing big, just another little update from the Bodyshop: RH rear lower corner has been tinned and smoothened out:
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Finally my Panelbeater is back at work and sent me a little update from today. Not a big difference to see compared to the last update, be he's now detailling and un-denting all the tiny spots that make the difference at the end:
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Thank you sir. Yeah, this is going to be the biggest project of my lifetime, aside from the next biggest project - a certain 240Z thing 😛 Will be nice to finally work on a lift, have all tools, cars and spareparts in one shop which is directly under my living room instead of all the stuff, cars and parts scattered in various levels in various locations in various villages. Makes life much more easy and hopefully will acellerate the whole project a bit...
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Yes it is. If you're interested in the build, i have a thread over here: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=348387 Looks nice, seems like you're located in the west. if you're ever in the north, let me know 🙂 Sorry, meanwhile the NOS parts and the 71B has been sold to a happy owner in the french part of switzerland 😉
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    While our garage- / Workshop- and House build is coming along nicely... There was something i've been looking for since a long while to complete my Documentation. And more than once i missed a chance to get one of those. but finally i Managed to get hands on it. Or at least a copy of it. the Nissan Sport service transmission manual. It's basically a Book with lots of background information on all (or most of them) optional transmissions for japanese nissans back in the day. I haven't gone through it yet but the information seems to be very useful... I want to thank a certain Man in Japan for taking the effort to copy this for me in excellent quality. Don't want to name you in public because many others may want to get this too, but you know who you are. Thank you! Will pretty sure post some Z-related data from the book on my Blog over the course of the next weeks. whenever i find time. Original and copy: Cover: Some basic information about the Z-relevant transmissions:
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    As i mentioned a few times before, i don't buy stuff from a website. JDMjunkies was my import business specialized on japanese parts for motorsports and "tuning". I had to close the shop due to lack of time, but i still have all the contacts in japan. I buy stuff directly from the suppliers and have it shipped through a personal contact in Japan. But since i closed the business i don't offer this service for other people anymore - i'm sorry. I just don't have the time and nerves for it anmyore 🙂
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    Unfortunately he's at the hospital now. he had planned to work on the car during the next week, but can't at the moment. hope he gets well soon...
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    While i'm busy building my garage/house/Workshop i don't have a lot of time to spend on the cars, but still from time to time i get some things done. like looking for interesting reads. Today this arrived from japan: A set of Nissan service announcement Book No. 184 "Introduction of Fairlady Z". With tons of information about the then new Fairlady Z. Still need to read through it (and my japanese isn't Very well). but so far i already found some really interesting information in there... For examlpe here the different badging on the different japanese versions of the cars are explained. Sure you find this information in the parts manual as well, but there is a lot more background information and additional information in this books and i absolutely love it 🙂
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    As far as i know, hee used oldschool hammer and dolly technique to re-shape it.. he's an oldschool perfectionist without a lot of modern day machines. Just takes his time (and my money *lol*) but the results are outstanding.
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    My two swiss S30Z Fairlady Restoration build thread

    This is just a short (but important) update. The right hand side rear lower corner has been re-attached (replacement part cutout from a donor car, which i found in America) to the car. This means the right side is complete again. At least from the outside. Now just floors, roof, rear and left side left *lol*. allthough i think the most complicated part of the body restauration is completed now. Still will take a lot of months until the rest is completed..
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