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  1. Robert thanks for the comment and letting others know the quality of Charlie's inner rockers. Glad to know you are satisfied with the set I made for you.
  2. I would love to buy those tie in panels for all 4 corners...do you have any available?

  3. Hey Just figured id update everyone that might not know already. But just noticed that Charlie at Zedd Findings is now offering the Inner Rocker Panels. I dont think I am allowed to post up links, but if you check out his website they are on there on their own link/tab. Hopefully what he offers will be a great alternative to mine. My apologies to those that tried to buy from me, just unfortunate that I dont have a lot of time to spend on make parts. Hopefully ill be able to make some more soon.
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  5. Sorry for the extremely late response. Unfortunately I am unable to do high volume production. I can do seat brackets, but they are really time consuming to make as I dont have much time to spend on making things for others anymore due to my work keeping me busy and the time I need to put into my own cars. But there are times when I can put time into making stuff for others. Well all id like to update this and inform everyone that Charlie at Zedd Findings called me up and talked to me about he wanting to start making the inner rockers. I told him I have no issues with it as I think competition is healthy to have in any business. Honestly he didnt even have to talk to me about it, I wouldnt had cared if he made them with out speaking to me, not like I have a patent on this, but its nice to know he wanted to talk to me about it first. I told him that I dont have time to keep up with the requests I get in providing these panels, thus the reason he wanted to start selling. I am currently making a set for him as he wanted it to use as a prototype. I think be better to have the actual Factory panel to mimic off of but I guess he doesnt have any on hand. I dont know when he will be getting his inner rockers ready for production, I dont know how he will be making them and what he will be charging, but I will keep this updated for when that happens or you can just get in contact with him or regularly check his site. Ive already told some people about him, so hopefully he is motivated to get this going. Id love to keep this up and even making other products like talked about in this thread, but still dont have enough of my own time to give up on this. Hopefully in the future ill be back at it and be able to provide for all that wants. Well anyways, stay tuned!! P.S. sad news for my project 240Z is it hasnt gotten any attention since I left off in my build thread, for those wondering. I actually have some surprising news about it, some may think im crazy....but wont say it, so you will have to stay tuned!! Edit: I should add that the best way to contact me is at bpeck@prospect-d.com if you call me and I dont pick up my phone, then leave a message. I hardly answer the phone when its out of state callers. You can check out my site as stated in my email.
  6. In regards to your welds on the insert you made, looks like the material was well cleaned. As others said, probably just a combination of your settings when you welded it. Only thing I can say is just practice practice practice. I myself should be out more practicing but I tend to get lazy. If I were welding on someone else car parts, then I would spend some time practicing before. But if its just for me, I dont care, like you said, more of a function guy than looks (to a certain extent). Looks like it worked out well in the end for you. Now I know what to look for if I have to do this, thanks.
  7. definitely a Chassis camera under body view. Reminds me seeing stuff like this at Barrett Jackson and Mecum Auctions when they show the chassis camera as the cars roll up to the podium. Id be scared to drive that on the road, wouldnt want to get any niks or scratches or scuffs.
  8. Another slow progress update. So I am kind of mad at myself for not knowing what happened to the pictures when I reworked on the driver side quarter panel. I must of either forgot to take pictures or accidentally deleted them. But anyways here are some pictures I took before welding the antenna hole. The crease got a little banged up during the rework, tried to crease it back out some. The Antenna hole metal piece cut out and test fitted. I used tape to get the shape. Taped over the hole, then just marked on it. Peel the tape off then tape it on to a scrap piece of metal to make the piece to be welded in. Used my snips to cut it out, then fine tune it with a sanding disk. I marked lines on the tape so i know the direction to curve the metal piece as antenna hole area isnt flat and has a slight curve. Tig Welded into place. I used the pulse feature this time. Starting to get used to using pulse and liking it. I probably didnt need to add that much filler, but it all worked out in the end. Welds sanded down and some hammer and dolly work, then shrinking disc work. Had to fix a sharp dent in the driver side rear. It appears that sometime in the past from the previous owner, that he either got hit in the rear or he backed into something that cause the rear metal bumper to get pushed into the rear quarter and leave a nasty dent. luckily it was right below the structural beam on the underneath of the car and I was able to get behind and pound out the dent. If the dent was covered up by the beam, then im not sure what I would of done. Probably would need something like a dent puller weld kit, weld on a rod, then attach the dent puller to the rod and start jacking it...... The area right below the tailight in the corner is lower than the area I worked on. I cant get behind it and this would be a case I would need the dent puller to bring it out flush with the area I worked on. Only thing I can think of is make something that can reach back there from the inside of the car and use my slapper to help bring it back out. Older picture of the dent. Dont have any good pictures of it other than the one above. Good as I can get it. Painter will either need to Bondo up the sunken part in the corner below the taillight to blend it the area i worked on or user what ever trick tool they got. Also had to work on a small dent in the rear driver side bottom corner. You know I just dont understand why there are so many dents in the rear. I fixed two I or so think on the passenger side and now all these on the driver side. You can kind of see in on the back side. Smooth out. There was a bad rust spot on the driver side quarter panel in where the bumper would cover it up. I used my plasma cutter to cut it out. Pretty angry with myself because I either cut to high up or I cut to hot or maybe the angle I was holding the torch while cutting, but it ended up cutting a hold in the quarter panel support. Made more work for myself than needed. Belt sander used to smooth out the holes. Used the tape method again to getting the shape needed. Welded in. Smooth out. My replacement piece for the support bracket. Used my magnetic sheet metal bender. Now I just need to trim it to fit and weld it in. Will do that tomorrow. Dents, antenna hole, and rust spot fixed. Now I can start getting those quarter flares mounted and panels trimmed out so i can make the inner wheel well. Stay Tuned!!
  9. The green in the font is most appealing of them. The one next to is nice, but just a bit too bright/light of a green to me.
  10. Thats awesome, may have to look into it. Would it work on the hood?
  11. Those actually dont look too bad. Ill have to think about those. Thanks for sharing and taking time to post up pictures.
  12. Glad you got a chance to use one. Really is the magic marker tool of the sheet metal tools.
  13. So Im kind of curious now. Looking at various pictures online of what appears to be stock datsun Z's from japan and perhaps other counties, they have no rear side markers, only the fronts. Was it only America that had the rear makers?
  14. Thanks for the interest, will let you know If I decide to make them. This guy has the answer right! Yeah it would suck if someone side swiped you because they didnt see any lights on the car at night, which I highly doubt would happen. I had my front side markers wired to blink with the turn signal on, to better help others on the road knowing if im turning right or left when looking at my car from the side. Thanks for sharing, I would like to see an image with a Z having those side makers installed like everyone else.
  15. So I ended up reworking the passenger side quarter panel. I had to fix one of two dents at the very rear end and figured while I was at it, might as well do a better job than my previous hack job. You all probably had enough with these quarter panels updates, but this will show you why not to give up and keep at it till its about where it should be for the painter. Painter should only need to but a skim coat of bondo and sand a lot of it off. Heck if your a true master of metal working, painter would only need some coats of primer then off to color paint. If I welded better from the get go, I wouldnt had to do so much correcting, hehe. So the dent I worked on was right next to the side marker. I forgot to take a pic, but found an old image showing it, can kind of see it in the below picture. What I did this time to redo the areas where I welded and some areas of the replacement panels away from the weld was first remove all the paint from the quarter panel, then use the shrinking disk. Did some hammer and dolly work, then shrinking disc again and repeat till its where you want it. Now the welded areas blend in a lot better than before versus if you look back at my older pictures. Also the vertical weld on the rear side of the replacement quarter panel blends in better too. I had to do some major dolly work to bring up some low spots, still a little low, but way better than before now. My bad for the bad quick primer spray job, Damn nozzle was spitting instead of spraying paint, left some runs. As always a bunch of pictures from various angles to get lighting to show. Will rework the drive side tomorrow while shaving the antenna hole shut. So I am debating now whether I want to shave the rear side markers. What are your guys opinion? Think it looks better with those huge things on or off?
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