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    Automobile restorer for fun

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    HLS30U01955 March of 1970 240z about to under go a complete resto mod.<br />
    1987 BMW M6<br />
    1974Triumph TR6<br />
    1966 Ford Mustang

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  1. grannyknot

    Where to go with this rusthole

    Man, you are making good progress and your shop is so clean! You could try a a razor blade and a heat gun or since you are going down to bare metal a chemical stripper. Once you get that last 1/3rd of the roof done you could switch to a long board to find out where you stand with the highs and lows of the roof panel, side to side, front to back, corner to corner.
  2. Especially with a sunroof, $10,000 to 15,000 is more realistic.
  3. grannyknot

    White 240Z Door Cards

    These are the door panels from the 280z I'm working on, they were the stock off white but were looking sad and faded, this is the SEM super white. I'm not sure why they call it that, it's really more of a light cream, it was the closest thing I could find to the original colour.
  4. grannyknot

    V8 '73 in Mecum Vegas lineup

    Or the ones that run an orbital sander over the stainless steel trim, the locks, the door handles
  5. grannyknot

    Not a Z but so charming

    Oh I probably wouldn't drive it much, I just want to take it apart and put it back together, yes I was one of those kids, my Mom would never leave me alone with a multi driver.
  6. grannyknot

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    The hook is set firmly in your cheek and you're being reeled in, enjoy the ride.
  7. grannyknot

    Not a Z but so charming

    I'm trying to come up with a plan to scrape together $4,500 to grab this cute little guy, a gem. It's only an hour north of me. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-auto-body-parts/barrie/1965-datsun-quarter-ton-truck-super-rare/1397489416?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  8. grannyknot

    Where to go with this rusthole

    I've only done this once so I may not be the best person to ask but here is what I did, the area I was working on had been primed with 2k primer and I decided to improve a welded patch, I sanded the area down to metal again, repaired the patch, cleaned it well and mixed up a small batch of 2k primer. Sprayed the bare metal area with a heavy coat, let it flash off and did a 2nd heavy coat 2-3 ft all around the repair, after it cured it was blocked out until it was smooth. Maybe it was beginners luck but it worked okay for me.
  9. grannyknot

    Where to go with this rusthole

    That is a tough one, depends on how long you think it will take you to get to the last area that needs repair, you could mask off all the areas that need repair work and 2k prime the rest of the car. Whoa, just the pics of your score, what a score!
  10. grannyknot

    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    I would buy this one, I imagine the speed bump on the hood is really needed to fit an L24 in there.
  11. grannyknot

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    The rust on the exhaust manifold is thick stuff, sand blasting is best method and the fresh metal is perfect for header/manifold paint. All the other methods for rust removal work well enough on surface rust but exhaust manifolds are different, most media blasting shops will do it for $20
  12. grannyknot

    Where to go with this rusthole

    Go as far as you are comfortable with it. I think I previously said the doglegs were the worst area on these cars to fix, I was wrong, the worst place is the A pillars. There is just no room to work, all you can do is drill the spot welds and try to open it up, or cut it out and replace with an A pillar from a donor. If you take it down to bare metal there is a good chance you can correct a lot of the dent with hammer and dolly, many body shops won't go to that trouble and just mud it up and sand. But sometimes I've removed all filler to find the previous guy did a good job filling and now I have to re-do the same job he did. If there is thick bondo you know there are problems there that will need work, if the filler is thin and there was no bubbling of the paint before hand then you could leave it. Just seal it with a 2k primer.
  13. grannyknot

    50th Anniversary Edition Thread

    @dmorales-bello, yes that new Jag is quite pretty mostly because they resisted the trend of adding fake scoops, ducts and wings that is so popular these days. Mind you Jaguars target market is probably older, well off guys that lusted after the E-type when they where kids, where as Nissans Z market is much younger, maybe looking for a bit more flash. @wheee!, We should start a petition! That white Z would make a great modern edition. Maybe loose the rear wing and put in a Porsche type retractable spoiler.
  14. ooooooh, I bet that was fun.
  15. and I'm sure I saw a thread on it as well. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/city-of-toronto/1973-datsun-240z-g-nose-fender-flares-webers-original-motor-108k/1395992940?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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