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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 am 
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from w hat i know the original colour is some kind of flat charcoal color on the fender mirrors as well as the taillight surrounding panels but people usually paint them flat or glossy black.


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Satin black on fender mirrors and flares is the go

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Datsun style wrote:
Satin black on fender mirrors and flares is the go


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:54 am 
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Finally i got some stuff completed :D Removed the doglegs first:
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And then the stabilizer bar:
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As next i disconnected the brake-lines
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The removed the front axle :)
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Out it is :)
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And this is how it looks now :) Hope to get some more stuff done during christmas days :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:54 am 
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Got some stuff done again:
Started with the removal of the tierod-end links. one worked fine, the other one destroyed my splitting-tool. ok, have to find another solution :P
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removed those side-skid panels within the fender-housings:
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and out they are. one seems to have a custom-made rubber extension :)
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also removed those water-drip hoses inside the car:
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both out:
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and while working i found an old wrench inside the space where the wiper motor usually sits. someone must be missing this one for ages :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:56 am 
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nice find! :mrgreen: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:01 pm 
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Just read through this entire thread, loved it! Very thorough and informative! This is a huge inspiration to my 280z restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:24 pm 
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TougeJunkie wrote:
Just read through this entire thread, loved it! Very thorough and informative! This is a huge inspiration to my 280z restoration.

Thanks mate you're welcome and always appreciate if this thread helps someone else :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:47 am 
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After vacation, a few crazy weeks at my job, a rusted-through exhaust system on my daily car and a lot of other stuff going on, im happy to have some good news. I finally found some time for the fairlady again and i have a big Package of JDM-parts for the Zed coming in the next days. So be sure to watch this thread here next week :)

Nothing big today, just wanted to thank my mate Nils for his input. Thanks to heat and a copper hammer my stuck-for-weeks tierod end links came apart pretty easy and next step will be to rebuild the entire steering rack :)
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Oh and then i got a TODA Racing flag from japan (you might know my EK9 is running Toda parts) so i decided to hang it in my garage :)
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This is how it currently looks in my shed :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:45 am 
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Whoohoow! After some delay by the postal service i finally picked up a BIG Package today. So what was inside? A bunch uf nice JDM goodies and parts:
1) A Bunch of Kameari Racing Goodies like reinforced Transmission mounts, engine mounts, Engine Brackets, Steering damper deleter, and a NISMO Differential Mount :)
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2) A set of ENDLESS Reservoir tank covers (Just for fun :P)
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3) A Set of Autorefine ARC Stabilizer bars (For Cars with Differentials), including bushings and stuff...
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4) A set of IPF H4 Headlight conversion kits, including the High-power relay
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5) And last but not least i bought a Poster from 7tune.com which is from the Famous Starroad Fairlady Z. THe poster is limited to 50, numbered and signed by Inoue-San from Starroad himself :)
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I Hope to get back to work on the car soon but because i'm so busy it's hard to find time.. On sunday i have another Datsun guy visiting me and I then i just have to annaunce another great buy for a big, rare part in Japan, which will hopefully arrive here within 2 weeks :D


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:05 am 
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Found a few spare minutes today, so i decided to jump into the workshop suit and get something done. well my progress wasn't that big, but at least i got something done :)
Steering rack before:
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Found these nice Genuine Nissan stickers underneath the steering rack boots:
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And that's what it looked like after an hour. Was quite a task to remove the sticky busihngs and stuff, but the rest shouldn't be that difficult after i'm soaking it heavily in WD40 now :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:03 am 
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Had some free time so i decided to uninstall the gauges from the dash, to do a few measurements and thoughts about the future installation of some oldschool aftermarket gauges.
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From behind:
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Removed :)
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Out they are :)
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And that's how they look from behind:
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I always thought 52mm gauges will fit plug & play but the holes seem to be much bigger (like 80mm's) does anybody know how to install 52mm gauges in a nice way? or does everybody use 60mm? I'm a bit confused... Thanks for any input and / or advice :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:42 am 
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I've actually wondered the same thing. If you have access to a 3D printer (they seem to be becoming more and more common), you could print rings that act as "shims" to make the gauges fit. Paint the rings black, then fit them around the gauge and you won't have the gap. Plus it might allow you to use the stock bracket. Just an idea, plus it'd also be cheap, at least if you're just paying for plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:56 am 
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Italian has a good point with the 3D printer option. Another thing I've seen done on Z's is to build a metal bracket to support aftermarket gauges (if the stock mounting wont work) and then wrap the gauges in a black weatherstripping foam. You would have to check on the thickness of foam against the size of the gauges you plan to use to make sure it would fit properly. Just thought I'd mention it as it has seemed to work well for those that have done it, while still providing a clean look.

Great job on your car by the way, keep up the good work.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
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You should measure the gauge you will try to install outside diameter ;) Because 52 or 60 is the core diameter, outside is usually bigger. Then i had my dash out, i tested my Omori 60mm gauges to see how they would fit - and they where almost a perfect fit in the dash, all you would need is to fabricate panel under the dash to hold them.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:10 am 
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Is it Christmas already? Well, feels so, because today i got a nice delivery with some super-rare parts from the land of the rising Sun again:
Forst the least important part: Some Oldschool Falcon racing stickers from RS Watanabe which will perfectly Fit my Falcon steering wheel :D
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Then i Got a NOS Fuel 52mm gauge from the now out-of-business Omori Meter company. With the right resistance for S30Z Fuel sensor. Will use this one to figure out if it will fit into the Center gaues. if yes i'll buy two others :D
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Like the Patina / wear on the original packaging :D
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And now the Highlight :D A Brand new NOS BRIDE Histrix seat. they're so super rare that i've been looking for one since over two years and now found one on an occasion :D Brilliant quality. great design. just perfect. Maybe not really oldschool with that carbon shell but most people won't even recognise and honestly it's just the pure style and JDM-ness that made me want one of these for many years now :D Anyway, still need a second one :
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:16 pm 
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Love that seat!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:31 am 
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Haha me too :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
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Nice scores, awesome


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