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    just picked up a 240z

    Ater a busy afternoon i finally have a 240z





    work starts on it tomorrow

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    Any details on plans? motor work?

    If my eyes aren't deceiving me, those look like legit Watanabes.

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    Looks like a good start.

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    Hello

    Been in a garage for 9 years off the road the guy stated doing the floor pans and then gave up,
    Its got a 260, 2.6 up front with janspeed header and exhuast and a R200 diff out back and twin Su's,
    Starts and drive but a bit rough, so carbs need looking at and the brakes it's had 4 pots up front and 260 rear callipers and disc's which need bleeding but sort of work,

    Plans are to finish off the welding build some coil overs for it and some camber plates and get it a bit closer to the ground, I also have as set of weber 40 DCOE's lying round and some ZG flares.

    The wheels are minilites 8 x 15's they do look alot like watanabe's though , the fronts look abit to wide with the offset and the backs look to narrow, So im thinking new wheels or just some wider backs,

    Wanna try and get it done by the end of March as there is a show i wanna take it to, i can see some late nights over the next month :lol:

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    :tu:

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    been on it the past couple of days trying to sort out the floors, welding was started by the previous owner about 9 years ago then he gave up because he couldn't really weld :roll:



    I've spent 2 days going over all the welding checkin its actually bonded and redo'in the bits which haven't and seam sealing and general tidying up.

    Made some floor rails and grafted them in to, made them a bit thicker than usual so if i do ground the car out it will bit stronger,

    Sorting wheels out the next few days, think im going with banded steels in 10 x 15 and 9 x 15 ( need to check fit before i get them banded thou) I have got archs so gonna stretch the tyres a bit I rekon

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    Banded steels and overfenders, eh ?
    Top Job

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    Quote Originally Posted by DmK66
    Banded steels and overfenders, eh ?
    Top Job
    yeah

    Been looking at loads of different rims over here in the UK and I cant find any I like in the sizes i want

    So im just gonna make some steels to suit :tu:

    Was thinking painted black with those red extended ally wheel nuts you an get to go with the red vinyl inside ?

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    Black steels never look wrong, I reckon.
    Any idea what car the steels you have are off ? I've been after some old style 14" or 15" steels for a while but all the old British rims with the right PCD seem to be 13's. TR5 wheels are ok but they have holes, I'm after something Lotus Cortina-ish looking.

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    Re: just picked up a 240z

    im going shopping round the local scrap yards tomorrow for some,

    from looking around volvo do a nice 15 with the right PCD but they have got holes in them or they do have a space saver rim in 15 that is solid, i think :lol: i have been looking at alot of wheels the pst few days

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