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drpchuynh last won the day on July 21 2018

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  1. Not certain why these images didn't upload correctly. Going to try it again. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. The front end wasn't so lucky. So we're replacing the bumper, hood, both fenders, left "fiberglass" headlight bucket, cowl, grill, and front valance. Luckily, no major damage to the front end. Radiator support are straight and true. We plan on recycling the foam pads. Rod will place a layer of POR-15 before gluing them back on to prevent "rust-through". Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. Surprisingly, the back half of the car is relatively solid. No major damages as far as Rod can tell. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. Here are other rust areas that were addressed around the base of the strut tower. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. Here's a diagram of the door showing the "bamper". Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. Rod informed me that both doors sustained prior damages, with the driver side door pushed in so far that it bent "the bar". That would require removal of the skin to straighten it out properly. So we decided to replace the doors instead of repair. That would be easy enough on most 240z but it turns out the early cars had their "bamper" located in a more forward position than midway on the glass. I'm calling it a bamper because that is how it's referred to in the manual. Rod was able to source a set of doors (orange doors in pic) but those doors too had a lot of fillers. So we decided to grab the doors off of #1610 (blue car), hence you see the passenger doors go from silver to blue and the driver door is now free of fillers. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. Here are some updates. Rod addressed several large areas of rust before handing the car off to the body shop. The battery tray needed the most attention. The body shop will finesse the welding seams. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  8. And as an American who risk his life to fight for my former country, my family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It's a debt that we can never repay in full. All we can do to show our appreciation is to better ourselves as Americans by giving back and never forget the sacrifices that so many made in pursuit of our freedom. My respect to you and all those who wear the uniform. Thank you Mike for the kind words. Have a great Labor Day! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  9. Thank you Pilgrim for the kind words. If you still keep in touch with your friend, please extend my deepest gratitude for his service and sacrifices. Deployment to Vietnam was no joke. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  10. Someone PM me asking if dprchuynh and drpchuynh are the same member. Yes it is. Since they did away with the app, I forgot my registration information. So I created another through Tapatalk just to update this thread. Needless to say, I am able to get back in. All is well.
  11. Quality work Rod! Brad is in great hands. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Website states location as 386 E SHORELINE DR, LONG BEACH, CA 90802 Looks to be across the harbor from the Queen Mary. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. Here's the flyer. Marina Green Park, Long Beach. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Last Sunday we fired her up! Here's the link to the completed video. If you don't have time to watch the entire video, feel free to jump to minute 3:50. I tried uploading the video here but I think it's too large of a file. I spliced and edited the video with descriptive captions to help my viewers, especially the novice DIY-ers like myself, navigate the thought process of a master mechanic as he systematically works through the process of getting an engine fired up and idled correctly. Most of you on here probably do this in your sleep, so you'll find the descriptions elementary.[emoji23] Have a great Labor Day weekend and enjoy the video! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. Thanks Hardway! I'll relay your message to him. I'm always amaze at how quickly he does things, and how knowledgeable he is with the internals of each working parts. It's easy to buy new to replace broken ones, but to have the "engineering" knowledge to tear down and rebuild 40+ year old parts that are no longer available takes a special kind of expertise. Kudos to all of you tinkers out there that can do this sort of stuff. Hopefully you can pass that knowledge on so these cars will always have a mechanic/restorer that will keep them on the road for years to come.
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