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 Post subject: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:48 am 

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Location: Murray bridge south Australia
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
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how it looks at the momnt after extensive rust and body work

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my rims 17x9.5 for the back and 17x9 for the front
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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:22 am 
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...Well that's pretty much exactly the way an S30 should be :lol: Color and all. Looking forward.

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:54 pm 

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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

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:34 am 

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Location: Lobethal, South Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:56 am 

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Location: Murray bridge south Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:26 am 

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Location: Lobethal, South Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:29 am 

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Location: Murray bridge south Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:02 am 

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Location: Murray bridge south Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:59 am 

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


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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:37 am 

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Location: Murray bridge south Australia
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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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:24 am 

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making some progress. :D I have managed a dummy fit of all the panels and latches.
Im now blocking it all down then after that ill hit it with a couple more coats of hight fill primer just to be sure i have it all nice and flat. Then there will be the final block down and then the colour will go on :)

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:59 am 

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The final stages are here. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
I am in the middle of preparing my new house to move in to so am busy busy. the only chance i get to work on the zed is during my lunch brake. However i am still making progress.
I am Now up to the edging out stage. which involves sanding all the door jams and under bonnet and hatch and so on with 600g wet.
then my boss rick will hit these areas with colour. Then i will bolt it all together for the last time and then sand the rest of the car ready for paint

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:42 am 
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Nice work! :tu: Can't wait to see the finished product in lime yellow :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:10 am 

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got some color down

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:51 am 

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Location: Lobethal, South Australia
nice! love the colour!


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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:29 am 

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you might see it cruising through mt barker one day.. I dont think you will miss it :)


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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:02 am 

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bit more colour
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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:56 am 

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these ones look very juicy :P\
I might even get the body painted next week ;D

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:34 am 
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Those panels look smooth as glass. This is coming along nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: lime yellow 240z
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:12 am 

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Location: Murray bridge south Australia
Thanx man. 5 years on the body work. It would want to look smooth :)


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