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  1. Thank you for this. I was wondering if I’d be able to removing the 4 windows myself? Then maybe I could just hire an auto glass company to install back once the paint job is complete. Do they sell the rubber molding for all 4 windows? One quote i got said they'll sand it down to the original coat and If it looks good, they’ll prep and epoxy it. Then they’ll be using PPG Omni Plus basecoat and Spi universal clear.
  2. I found out that the hazard switch was disconnected and some wires were disconnected as well. Cleaned and connect everything. Waiting on a fusible link through the mail.
  3. Hi everyone, i will I’ll be getting my 280z within the next two months. I’m a bit unfamiliar of the steps I should take with getting the Z painted so forgive all the questions. - Should I remove all the rubber trim pieces before dropping it off at the body shop? - Does removing the quarter panel windows and front/rear windshield produce better results than lifting the molding and painting under it? - The Z has been repainted once in the past. Most of the shops just recommended sanding down a layer instead of sanding it down to the bare metal. Should this be okay? - Does you guys have any general tips on getting a Z painted? I haven’t had a car completely repainted before. -Do you have any recommendations for chrome side view mirrors to be mounted on the doors?
  4. Thanks for the replies guys. It's a 1977. I replaced the battery with a new one. I also cleaned the T plug with contact cleaner and a file. Everything seems to be working just fine. I thought it was just strange that the old battery wouldn't start after 20 minutes of driving.
  5. I started the Z this morning and noticed it was a bit weak when firing it up but it ended up starting. I drove for about 20 minutes and pulled into my garage. After about 2 minutes, I tried to start the car but it won’t start. I was trying to figure out what the issue could be because I just had gotten back from a drive. Wouldn’t that have charged the battery? The battery is about 3 years old. It’s showing 12v on the battery gauge in the Z. The charge light is off on the “on” position.
  6. Will do, I'll have a look under today. Thanks for the tip!
  7. I have KYB shocks and Eibach springs coming in on Friday! I'm looking forward to installing these because the ride in the Z has been pretty floaty. I'm thinking that this might be a good time to install new bushings as well. Is there anything else you guys recommend on replacing/fixing while I am working on the suspension? I wanted to get your guys' opinion on tire size. I was reading around the internet to see what would be a good tire size for Konig Rewinds in 15 inches for a 280z lowered on Eibach springs. I am not putting fender flares but would like the tires to be somewhat wide but not past the fender. What tire size do you guys recommend? I was thinking 215/60/15 if this would fit with a slightly lowered Z. Thank you guys.
  8. I’m putting back the trim pieces that the PO gave in a box. Does anyone know where this goes? I been trying to figure it out 😄
  9. Thank you guys so much! I'll be getting to this sometime this week. Thank you again!
  10. Hi everyone, i installed led the newly cleaned gas tank and so far there’s no rust showing up at the Fram clear filter. I got the Fuel Gauge to work! The only issue now is that it’s giving an inaccurate reading. It’s showing half empty when the tank is completely full.
  11. Thank you for the replies! I found old bicycle tubes sitting around 😃
  12. Today I dropped my fuel tank to be cleaned by my local radiator shop. The tank had a bit of rust. What would be good to use to replace the rubber liner that goes between the fuel tank straps and fuel tank?
  13. No I didn’t fix it yet. I’ll definitely getting to it this month. I been meaning to ask what this crack near the passenger side quarter panel could be. The driver’s side is slightly raised (middle photo). Is this frame damage or rust? Can it be fixed? Today I fixed a leak! The transmission leak was caused by the mechanic not tightening the drain bolt🤨
  14. I want to get the 280z painted soon. I was considering removing the 280z bumpers completely and have the shop close the holes or replace it with 240z bumpers. Do the 280z bumpers help at all with protection in a collision? I'd like to be sure that I'm not compromising the little safety the Z offers.
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