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Kevin McSweeney

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About Kevin McSweeney

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  1. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Not sure about yellow, but they offered gold zinc - is that the same? I'm certainly no expert but in my experience zinc offers pretty good corrosion resistance.
  2. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    It's all clear zinc.
  3. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    One more really small update but got some parts back from zinc plating yesterday, looking great. Unfortunately all of my ziplock bagging and organizing work has been undone by the platers so I'm in for a treat when it comes to reassembly...
  4. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    I've seen that car before, looks great! Unfortunately the RB or any engine swaps will have to wait!
  5. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Does anybody have any experience with the brake kits from Silvermine Motors? Looking at the stage 3 or stage 4 front: https://www.silverminemotors.com/datsun/datsun-280z/brake-upgrades/front-big-brake-kit-stage-3 https://www.silverminemotors.com/datsun/datsun-280z/brake-upgrades/front-big-brake-kit-stage-4 Planning to leave the rear as is for the time being.
  6. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Thanks! I'm not 100% decided, but as I'm powder coating all of the trim black and going with dark wheels, the interior will more than likely be black. I am planning to keep the sides of the trans tunnel, the rear strut towers, and the roof bare as a contrast.
  7. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Excellent! Is yours an original Datsun green or what’s it off?
  8. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Base/clear - it’s a PPG Envirobase High Performance Waterborne paint. It looks amazing in the sun, and got a lot of compliments even in its current state!. It will be a few months until the exterior is anywhere near ready for paint, but definitely happy with progress!
  9. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    So this got delayed a bit by a few days in Vegas for LDW, but I picked up the Z this morning. Looking forward to hearing thoughts and opinions. The color is probably not for everybody but it's even nicer than I imagined.
  10. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Probably the final update of 2018 (or at least major update) will be coming tonight or tomorrow morning. The car has been painted on the interior and engine bay. I haven't seen it in person yet (will be picking it up Tuesday after LDW) but the photographs, which I will share later, look incredible. The paint is expensive but it looks better than I could have imagined. The vehicle is now fully undercoated also.
  11. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Color of choice: Verde Ermes. Wheels will be 15x8 Atara Racing Pisang Bronze.
  12. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Some more pictures of the car in primer, showing some areas of rust that need to be addressed later when we do final bodywork. FYI we used SPI 2K Epoxy Primer, and will be using Transtar Quick Dry Rubberized Undercoating.
  13. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Roof skin replacement finished and car in epoxy primer. Progress will be much slower between now and the beginning of 2019 as I'm going to be out of the country for a couple of months, but before I go I'm planning to get the underside protected, and the interior and engine bay painted. I was planning on getting the BC Racing Coilovers installed but that may or may not happen before I go.
  14. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Just went for a look at the progress on the roof work. Of course when we stripped the donor roof we found a lot of bondo, and that the support/brace was pretty rusted out, so we decide to drill out the spot welds of the roof skin and similarly on my car, and will re weld the skin in place. Should be finished today and ready for epoxy primer tomorrow or Saturday.
  15. Kevin McSweeney

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    donor roof from 240z
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