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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:17 am 
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haha yeah, they exchanged their fairlady's Heiko's red Fairlady is now in the netherlands and he got got the black one from him istead. the black one was in better condition but the guy in netherlands prefered the red one from switzerland (it's a quite rare model: old chassis with new egine, only very few where made of these before the changed the chassis as well ;) )


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:36 am 
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Yeah, you remember i tried to get thows OEM screws cleaned from rust and old paint and stuff? nothing really worked, so i followed your inputs and bought myself a cheap stone-tumbler from ebay with some walnut-shell grain :D
hope this works. the walnut-shell's came for free with the tumbler, so if this won't work i might use some more specific stuff for cleaning metal. have to try it soon :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:47 am 
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Today we had some nice (but cold) weather, and it has been a while since i spent som time at the garage. You all know saturdays are made exactly for this, so i had to :)

1) The powder-coating guys missed to poweder a few hard-to-reach points on those parts so i decided to clean those parts and paint them before rust gets them:
Before:
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After:
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2) I decided to test my new Stone-tumbler, so i had to assamble it first:
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installed and "rattling":
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My first attemts with walnut-shells and a few test-screws:
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Actually No changes after a few hours of running it. After reading the manual i figured out i'd also need a special sanding-lube (or whatever it's called in inglish) some brush-paste or something like that. allready ordered a package... :D

3) Now i have the taillights so it's time to get them fitted and that ugly old different-taillight-installation stuff removed: (me at work :D)
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that's how the "Holes" loooked afterwards, still need a lot of detailing and work to look OEM:
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But yeah, the taillights fit through the holes now:
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And looks even better with the surrounding plates installed:
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Thats it for today, hope to get updates on more regular basis soon again...


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:07 am 
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Nice report on your visit to heiko, I hope I'll get a chance to meet him one day.

For the problem with the powder coating, I thing it's the sanding that wasn't done in this small area, the powder coating needs clean metal for good adhesion.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:35 am 

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mitx wrote:
Hi simzgi,

show us your car! Is it the blue one that I've seen at Petitjean's garage this summer? If yes you have a very nice Z. I'm in Neuchatel.


hi mitx

thanks. yes, that was most likely my blue Z.

i don't want to hijack the thread so i will post some pics of my Z soon.

BTW is it possible that we talked on the phone about a year ago, and i asked you about the silver Z that was on autoscout? (i think heiko bought that one).

i also know heiko from on the phone and he is also very supportive and cool. i never knew he had so much stuff but i already agreed to visit him at some point - very excited about that!

best

simzgi

UPDATE: i uploaded some pics after all - just iphone pics so the quality is not very good but it gives you an idea!

http://s672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/simzger/


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:13 am 
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Hey Simzgi - nice zed you got. seems to be a Series one car (with those extra vents beblow the rear window), also i see now your's is an US-import, because of the US taillights and the USA Bumpers. looks nice, mate! need to meet someday :tu: :tu:

Back to "work"
1) Im still busy planning and ordering a lot of stuff, so no progress at the car itself. anyway, was looking for a few "rare" parts for the datsun and figured out i alleady have a "sought after" part on my Zed: the genuine "Elephant" oil filler cap:
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actually i got that feel it isn't too rare, there are several similar caps for sale on ebay, pretty cheap. anyway, it was a kind of limited item so i'll clean it up and re-use it. specially like the japanese lettering :D

2) after reading about this http://speedhunters.com/archive/2012/01/19/reader-s-ride-gt-gt-peter-brueckner-s-2000gtx.aspx Hakosuka on speedhunters i was curious about the watanabe steering wheel. checked the 2009 watanabe catalogue, but no steering wheel for sale. a bit investagation and i found ot it's discontinued, rare as hell, and usually expensive:
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I found one for sale, but really expensive.. i'll think about it tonight, but i believe i need this :D
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the other possible steering wheel could be a vintage nismo one. a guy on Yahoo auctions is selling about 15 of these, but sadly all without horn button and all need some new leathering:
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They're cool and rare too, but somehow i feel like the look more 80ies than 70ties. fits probably more into an R31 skyline or something boxy..
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these would be a fitting horn button:
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Also found this cool one, but somehow it doesn't look OEM:
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So what do you guys think? what should i go for? rare or ultra-rare? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 am 
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just use the one you got with the car?

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:16 am 
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the one i got is an ugly genuine huge datsun item with rusty metal, cracked wood and a missing horn button :D i prefer something oldschool aftermarket :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:28 am 

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JDMjunkies.ch wrote:
the one i got is an ugly genuine huge datsun item with rusty metal, cracked wood and a missing horn button :D i prefer something oldschool aftermarket :)


That's my car on Speedhunters. The Watanabe Falcon wheel is definitely cool. It has a very interesting shape to the rim (i.e. not round) which gives a cool feel in the hand. It's hard to find a good one though, but keep an eye on YAJ. I spent about 4 months checking YAJ every few days and unsuccessfully bidding on a few before I managed to get mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:50 am 
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thanks a lot Amorphiss! you have an amazing beautyful car :D - love it!
Thanks for your input as well.. do you probably know which period these where made?
only checked the 2008 and 2009 watanabe catalogues on their website, but no steering wheel.
I'm not really sure if this is a vintage item or just has been obsolete since a few years?


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:07 pm 

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I'm actually not quite sure when they were made. There wasn't any year designation that I noticed on mine, and I have barely been able to find much info about them online. Sorry I can't help you!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I have the horn button but not the steering wheel
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:22 am 
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I have a new favorite tool of metal destruction, but more on that later :)
1) Started with cleaning the "Elephant" oil filler cap today:
- Tools of choice: old toothbrush, acetone and the oil filler cap:
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got inspired by inzane's blog, probably i'll highlight the textures too (like he did). kinda like it. but here's the result for now - really like it! and the o-ring looks good, so no replacement needed :)
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2) now back to my new favorite metal tool..
- this is how the taillight-cutouts looked about an hour ago - still a lot of "wrong" metal there from the attempt to add different taillights (some corvette kind of...), which some of the previous owners did..
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now here's my new favorite tool: FIBER DISKS :) so much fun and so fast to work with:
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and here's how the taillights looked after i used the disks:
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Still needs much sanding and detailing to get it perfect, but at least i don't have too much "wrong" metal there now and no sharp edges. great :D

also oredered some tools and stuff from around the world again, hope they arrive here soon :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:13 pm 
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my feeling is these steering wheels look too modern, more like 80's or 90's steering wheels.
One steering wheel is more period correct for your car:
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:22 am 

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you could always use a momo prototipo, looks similar to the falcon one

i think 80s mods on a 70s cars work well since thats when they got cheaper in japan and youths could afford to buy them and modify

so in a way its period correct

just my opinion though

besides the momo prototipo design dates back to the mid/late 1960s

nice build!


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:42 am 
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feeesh^^ wrote:
you could always use a momo prototipo, looks similar to the falcon one
i think 80s mods on a 70s cars work well since thats when they got cheaper in japan and youths could afford to buy them and modify
so in a way its period correct. just my opinion though. besides the momo prototipo design dates back to the mid/late 1960s
Nice build!


Thank's mate for the input! i always wanted a nardi classic, but now i bought a different one. you'll see here soon :D
But of cours're you're right, my mods for the z have been brought to the market in the late 70ties or early 80ties, so i think this would fit well :D


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:58 am 
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there is a wata on the auctions now

http://www.japanorder.com/trans/yahoo_a ... =m92742760

and there is a button too but its cracked ..maybe you can fix it

http://www.japanorder.com/trans/yahoo_a ... =w70782284

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:07 am 
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thanks for the link, mate! btw - cool website :D
but i now allready ordered a steering wheel, should arrive h ere within 2-3 weeks, then i'll show you what i got :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:00 am 
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So you remember stripping the old screws from paint and rust didn't work with the nutshell grain delivered with the tumbler? thanks to Markus' Ford Project blog (http://www.maurer-markus.ch/ford_a/tipps_vibrations_tumbler.html) i found the information on which abrasives i need to get thos damn parts clean again :)
I finally ordered a set of PL-M Delfir Chips, 1x1x1cm he recommanded at a local company which makes abrasives: http://www.Polyservice.ch
after a few days of waiting they finally arrived here, so i hope i can try this stuff soon:
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:38 am 
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very interesting site!! Good ideas!
Tell us your feedback from the tumbler with this abrasives, please.
Don´t forget the water, grease and of course the dish fluid :mrgreen:
Good luck :tu:

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