#
It is currently Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:10 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 4 of 27   [ 534 posts ]
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 27  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:18 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:02 am
Posts: 4
Location: geneva
hi there, im also from switzerland but from Geneva...If im only near your place, i can help you in restroring your Z.

I noted that you also have an EK9.. thats a nice car..I also have an EG6 but I left it in Manila.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:34 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
@ estri. hi - sounds cool, maybe once you're at the other end of switzerland let me know :) thanks a lot, EG are also pretty cool cars. so light and great handling :)

@ all:
As i mentioned before things slowed down a bit. first because of all the christmas stuff and second because of the lack of space for parts in my garage.. so i had to change things to get more space for the project and the only solition is to get the other car sleeping in there out. and now i've sourced a warehouse to store it and just wait for the weather to get better so i can roll my summer car into it's new winter-home :)

then i got another book and i think i have now all information ever needed to dis-and assamble the whole car :D
Image

now back to the garage: I have to get parts stored seriously and need some space for working, storing books, plans and thinking so i decided to give my garage a complete workover :)
i will spend it some shelves and get an old desk in there i think t his well be great then in there.. and work well be able to contine at high speed :D rendered a little 3d-room-planner image here how it will look.
The bed ofcourse represents the car :D but im pretty sure it will look much better on the real shots then. good i have some christmas-vacations now and hopefully will be able to do this within the next week :)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:43 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
well i know you're all begging for some uptades on the car, but still need to do a lot of other things.

today i was at IKEA and bought a load of shelves and boxes.
Image

and i put the car back on the wheels so as soon as the other car is out i can move it into it's new position and prepare my garage to continue work :)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:36 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:11 pm
Posts: 144
Location: croatia
Nice Z.
Good luck in project.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:35 am 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
IKEA shevling = classiest garage on JNC 8)

Is it bad that I think the bed in the garage is a good idea? :?

_________________
-Cam
1980 Datsun 510
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX7
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:00 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
@ camshaft: i think thos ikea shelves are much cheaper then those usual metal-shelves who cost a hell. and yeah, i know people who actually live in their garage :)

Here we go :) yesterday i managed to move my other ride (with summer-tires) into it's new location just minutes before snow started to fall again. phuh - that's what i call luck :)
No my garage has twice the space for only one car - great :D
Image

and then i started to build up the Ikea shelves :)
Image

and that's how it looks now - much better space for storing all parts. maybe i'll add another element on the left side but we'll see. I'll also move in an old desk today or next few days.
Car will come up on jacks again soon and then the project itself will contiune :)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:13 am 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
How do you keep warm out there?

_________________
-Cam
1980 Datsun 510
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX7
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:56 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:48 am
Posts: 85
Location: SoFLA
Nice progress so far. :tu:

_________________
73 Datsun 240Z |73 Datsun 510 |78 Datsun B120 UTE


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:26 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
thanks guys :)

@ Camshaft: How i keep warm?
Well i have a 300W Halogen lamp, a thick jacket and i work hard :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:03 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:11 pm
Posts: 144
Location: croatia
I know that.
Working in hard conditions. :td:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:28 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
just makes you love youre achievments even a bit more :) but yeah, a few degrees warmer wouldn't be wrong..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:55 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
ok, so after a long time doing a lot of other stuff and almost completed my garage i decided it's time to get some stuff done before a new year starts and im pretty happy with today's progress :)

first i got the car back on jacks:
Image

then i removed the door step on the drivers side. i wasn't able to open the door enough earlier to get that done before..
Image

next i decided to start with the body-removal, so i started with the trunk first - was a real heavyweight :)
Image

and then i removed those hatch-locks on the side:
Image

and the sealing rubbers:
Image

and then the aerial antenna:
Image

looked like this then:
Image

next step was to remove the doors, first drivers side:
Image

and the result:
Image

then co-drivers side and sealings:
Image

a little through-shot:
Image

and that's how she looked in the end:
Image

Image

next steps will be hood, door locks, fenders and small side windows :)
happy new year to you all - hope 2011 will bring you all good success with your cars and in your life :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:29 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:11 pm
Posts: 144
Location: croatia
Its still old year here :|
And you have good progress.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:13 am 
JNC Fanatic
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 1264
Location: Ohio
Nice progress. Sweet project! :wink:

_________________
- '71 Datsun 240z.....L28ET here we come


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:10 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
just another shortie from yesterday:

started with removing the door locks. If you do this, please note that always one screw should be left in place, otherwise the counterpart on the inside will fall down,
But im happy that didn't happen to me :)
Image

then i got the side windows out. each window is only mounted by four small scews and a sealing rubber:
Image

looks like this now:
Image

hope im able to do another update today, but we'll see..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:30 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:11 pm
Posts: 144
Location: croatia
Nice progress so far.
Dont give up!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:40 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
Here we go again. Today we got a little warmer winter day so it's perfect to get some things done again :)

1) Moved the desk and chair into the garage, so my garage-office is complete now:
Image

2) i removed the headlight cover on the codrivers side:
Image

3) removed both headlights:
Image

little rusty, but ok and with H4 conversion:
Image

say hello to mr. Frogface :)
Image

4) Removed both service flaps:
Image

5) and at the end i removed the engine wiring-harness. seems to be some kind of selfmade-harness or something. will need a new one i think...
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:21 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
Here we go :D after another hour of work today out in the cold i finally removed all the body parts. now i need to do some details and then next will be transmission and engine and drive-shaft. but i'll have to get an engine stand and an engine lifer first. so maybe i'll need a few weeks before i can do that.. but i still have a lot of small things to do until then..

got the hood off first:
Image

and that's how it looked after:
Image

next were the fenders:
Image

then i got off the four radiator mounts:
Image

and that's how she looks now. pretty naked :)
Image

hoping for another update coming in soon :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:59 am 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
The structure looks to be in great shape! You're moving pretty fast on this, considering how nasty the weather is.

_________________
-Cam
1980 Datsun 510
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX7
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:58 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:22 am
Posts: 368
Location: Switzerland
uh, while i got myself some glasses and can see now what i do wheather kepps terrorising us: we acutally had some ice-rain (water freezes as soon as it gets in contact with the ground) for the first time ever over here. was kinda fun to drive, but got a bit chaotic on the streets :)
also here a little shot for the fans of my water-bottle :P
Image

but who cares, i wanted to do a few things, so i did :)
started with the hood latch:
Image

next task was the wiper motor and wiper arms:
Image

looking pretty empty now (sorry for the blurry pic :D)
Image

next on the 2do list where the air ducts to be removed:
Image

think at least one of them needs to be replaced:
Image

looking nice and empty as well:
Image

then i got out the battery terminals. the minus was mounted to the transmission bell housing:
Image

went along with the speedo cable at the transmisssion bell housing:
Image

and speedo cable finally out:
Image

then last task for today was getting out the chrome trim from the windshield as a friend of mine will come over on saturday and help me getting the windshield out.
was kinda easy with a spatula-type knife:
Image

but i think i bent one of the trims maybe a bit too much. we'll see if i can reuse all of them:
Image

so next big task will be the windshield and the driveshaft. Then i think i have to do a major cleaning in my garage and at the chassis :)
and am just buying an engine lifter and an engine stand to get those last big parts (excepted the suspension and footworks) out of the car :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 4 of 27   [ 534 posts ]
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 27  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net