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  1. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Got the car supported in multiple places and level. Removed the carpet on the passengers side and found a hole on the floor pan. Very minor considering what I have been dealing with so far. Funny how your perspective changes!
  2. gotham22

    Need front cross member

    Hi all, I am in need of a front cross member for my 1978 280z. Does anyone have one?
  3. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Does anyone know what gauge sheet metal I need for the firewall and floor pan patch? How about the frame rail fixes and strengthening? I saw another thread where someone was using 18gauge. Is that correct? Also, if anyone is looking to sell a steering cross member please let me know. As you can see mine has seen better days. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    The strange thing is that all the damage appears on the drivers side only. I made some wood jack stands this weekend to better support and level the car. I will post pictures this week. Thanks for all the support. They rest of the car looks so good I cant choose the parts car option just yet without giving it a try.
  5. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    I thank everyone for their comments and help. I have thought about this a lot and although I am a novice and my setup is no where near ideal I am going to save this car. It’s un-drivable as it is so what do I have to lose? The worst thing is I find out down the road I need to part it out. Besides it will be a great learning experience. I hope I can continue to count on this community to guide me through the process Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    A little more progress today. Think I am going to replace the entire frame rail. Where is the best place for a jack stand if I am removing the frame rail. Right now it is on the rail.
  8. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Thanks Grannyknot!
  9. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    So what would be the procedure here? I know I need to cut and grind until I get to good metal. Do i remove the frame rail first or fix the floor pan then do the frame rail? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Not supposed to see the ground right?! Ugghh. Someone tried to do a half assed fiberglass repair that I cut out today. In the second picture (the one without daylight to the ground) , is this just a coating applied to the metal?
  11. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Guys, I was able to do some work on the car today. Started cutting out the cancer!
  12. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    I want to thank you for all of your replies. It means a lot, especially as I am a novice. I have decided to attempt to do it myself. Doesn’t look like I can make it any worse! Ha! Your advice has been extremely helpful. I love this car! It has been a dream of mine to own one. I just had a baby, she is 4 months old so progress will be slow on the car But I will update the thread as i get stuff done so others like me can learn. This is truly a great community.
  13. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    No not driving. Figured that would be a bad idea! As for salt, I never drive in the winter or early spring. Too afraid of the salt!! My wife might object to me moving to a non-salty environment!! HA!
  14. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Also, does the steering cross member need to be replaced? Or can it be reinforced?
  15. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    I took some pictures from inside the engine bay. It doesnt look as bad as I thought it would.
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