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    lime yellow 240z

    10 years ago i started hunting for a 240z. 5 years ago i found this 1973 240z. I drove it on the road for 12 months before i decided to pull it off the road for a full make over. I had decided i was going to paint it wrx blue, that idea soon changed after i saw a few fine examples in its original lime yellow colour. When i first bought the car it came with a l28 with round top hitachi carbs after a while i found all the parts to convert it to turbo. This idea also got caned after i stumbled across a rb20et with all the bits to bolt it in and have it running.
    I will be running willwood brakes on the front and probably r31 on the rear. It is currently getting a coat of high fill primer before I rub it back for colour. i have most parts to finish it off except for the interia to finish it off. so once it is painted it should come together pretty fast

    How it looked when i got it


    how it looks at the momnt after extensive rust and body work











    my rims 17x9.5 for the back and 17x9 for the front



    some goodies

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    ...Well that's pretty much exactly the way an S30 should be :lol: Color and all. Looking forward.

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    Finally got it in primer. even when i work in a crash shop you would not belive how hard it is to get time in the both to blow a bit of primer over it.
    next i will be refitting all the panels so when i block it all down all the lines are spot on.. Its getting closer now ;D ;D ;D





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yxU7icRzlY

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    looks good in primer, was good to see it being stretched/pulled never seen that before. I like how one smallish adjustment made the gaps on the door better! cant wait too see it in colour!

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    yeh our rack system is old and out dated most modern crash repair shops have a whole jigging system that can have your car perfictly square to the the closest thousandth of an inch or millimetre

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    looks like you know how to use the old one well then! always curious how these jigs etc work! one of the places i used to work had a jig and ram to correct the camber/bent struts on the commodores, which i thought was pretty cool.

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    You need to know were to measure from which is usually a series of cross measurements from fixed points bend the damaged area. To work out were it is un square. Then you just pull it out till it is the same on both sides. The problem with there old foor racks is you can only rely pull horisontly an not up and down like you can on a global gig or car-oliner

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    a few diferent reasons 1 reason is it will have over 300 rwhp so i will need the traction. another is it has zg flares so i need them that big to fill them out and the last reason is how it will look.. check this car out it has the same rims as i have


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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    thats nice, i like your wheels better though. you going to go with a black bonnet or body colour?

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    Re: lime yellow 240z

    My body colour will be the same lime yellow my flares, bumper bars and tail light surrounds will be matched to the colour of my rims. The bonnet / hood will stay lime yellow for now but later on I might get carbon fiber flares and bonnet / hood

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