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  2. Black S130

    280zx's with Ls swaps

    I just purchased some Patriot LS Manifolds for my swap. They are a lot more narrow 1 1/2 than the Camaro LS3 manifolds but I will still have to put a u joint in the steering shaft. Pictures of mock up will be soon. RT
  3. jhm

    New to the Forums !

    Wow, nice start for your first Z car. Welcome. (We also have a "New Members" sub-forum, if you care to post there as well.) http://forums.hybridz.org/forum/68-new-members-forum/
  4. Today
  5. Dat73z

    Gpop shop rebuild result

    The turbo looks great 👌. Maybe consider a shield instead of a blanket too. They have some bolt-on solutions or I've seen some posts online about people making one from a dollar store pot. https://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?326366-DIY-Turbo-Heat-Shield-write-up-with-pics
  6. Gollum

    Gollum's DD L28ET 75'

    Well, in his defense, expanding urethane foam can be pretty "solid" stuff! I'm not all that upset, and it's not like I ever felt this was a completely rust free car... It's just a "well I guess this is the state of things". The front chassis ears where the hood hinges mount are all rusted out, by fenders have rust in the rocker area. and there's other mild signs of rust elsewhere. My interest in digging into the problem is low, largely because I don't have welding equipment (yet), and no interest in making a far for the sake of "pretty". That said, if I'm going to work on a part of the car, I might as well do what I can while I'm in there.
  7. NXGonzo Video

    Newbie here

    I will get some posted ASAP, thank you!
  8. Tonyorlo

    Budget build ZX

    I didn’t consider using these on this car untill now, but they are 7” wide I assume. I’m not a huge fan of them, but they won’t cost anything.
  9. ubergumgum

    ubergumgum's 71' 240z

    A lite update, i dont know anything about the cars history but the vin is #HLS3021599 the engine is a matchning numbers, with a p30 block and a E31 head, and SU carbs.  Some more picks of the car in its current state.
  10. Home Built by Jeff

    Home Built Z 'Full video build'

    The factory plastic trim pieces for my 240z are all cracked and broken, so this week I repaired them and covered them in alcantara.
  11. rossman

    Gollum's DD L28ET 75'

    Sux. I know the feeling all too well. The PO of my car filled holes in the frame rails and corresponding holes in the floorboard with Great Stuff then covered them with dynamat. He told me with a straight face that the frame rails and floor pans were "solid."
  12. Gollum

    Gollum's DD L28ET 75'

    So my battery still needed some work to be mounted a bit more "properly" compared to how I had it last time I was daily driving this car. My "long term" goal was to square out the passenger foot well and make a little enclosure for it with panel mount terminals. This would make it racing body legal, but also putting the weight as low as possible, while being between the wheels. I'm not a huge fan of putting the battery up high in the back, as I don't NEED more weight in the back per se, since I can always tune the front/back grip with the same measures it'd take to balance the car if I put all the weight in the back. Anyway, I'm rambling. So I still had a ton of dynamat on the floorpans from a PO (I think it was hybridz member FlatBlack or it had to have been before him even maybe). I didn't want to look at even a temporary riveted or bolted in solution for a tray in the eventual battery space to be with the crap in the way. Well, so I got to removing the dynamat... and just.... yeah. Nice hole up in the top right of the image, and I have to wonder if dynamat was intended to just hide rust that someone didn't want to repair. I haven't had the car stored outside, I've never seen/had standing water in the floor... Yet... Healthy rust, growing like mold in a forgotten fridge. And to add some insult to the mix, I confirmed a suspicion that my floors weren't exactly flat. And after some more grinding (flap disk) , more sound deadening removal, and more grinding (flat disk), and the some pounding, I have a more flat floor, and a heavy desire to go buy a wire wheel for the angle grinder. All my existing wire wheels are for drills or die grinders. Which, I guess I could use the die grinder with a wire wheel, I'd just be running the compressor pretty hard for a few hours to get this really cleaned up. So, I'm really tempted to wire wheel the rest of the rust away, cut and weld the minimal spots, spray on some weld-through primer, and build a temporary battery mount where I want it to end up. That "temporary" solution is likely kicking the can down a year or two at the rate I've been going this last year, but I think I'm okay with that. I'm not building this to sell, or for someone else. And I'm not going to be competing in it anytime soon. I'm going to be driving it, putting miles on it, to work, to play, etc. I'm mostly just interested in "safe" and "don't lose objects to the road through the floor" status.
  13. So a few times now I have tried to figure out how to add images directly from my phone (iPhone SE) into a private message. There seems to be no “upload” option. thanks for any help
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  15. theczechone

    Sider marker lights

    I’ve got a set. Pm sent
  16. artishard116

    Bodywork game plan for new project

    Haha yes, I’m all for function. Also don’t plan to ever sell this thing but we’ll see. Did you do much chassis reinforcement? Not sure if the frame rails, etc are necessary on a 280. Better to overbuild I guess, in case i want to up the power down the road.
  17. grannyknot

    Newbie here

    Pics are mandatory, we all want to see the car, and welcome to the forum.
  18. grannyknot

    New to the Forums !

    Hey Techie, welcome to the forum. Looks like a very nice Z you picked up and the paint is in great shape, maybe just a cut and polish to bring out the depth. Did the PO cut the firewall at all? It just looks like the engine is sitting really far back.
  19. grannyknot

    Bodywork game plan for new project

    You'll find them necessary if you are ever in a flood, Nissan put them there as drain holes I think. Personally I never fill or eliminate stock holes because I am just the current owner, the car is definitely going to have other owners in the future and they may want to go back to original. Also I don't like the thought of being cursed at after I'm dead
  20. TattooedTechie

    New to the Forums !

    Hello All !My name is Patrick and an owner of a newly acquired 1972 240z in paint code 112 with a CSB V8 swap I bought the car for a steal from a friend of mine, and am planning on a few trivial mods before I start to enjoy driving it. I just need to get the dashboard and some interior body panels installed as my friend was planning on repainting the car. I am so glad that he didnt because I love the Lime Green/Lemon Green color. Here are a few pics of the car itself:
  21. NXGonzo Video

    Newbie here

    What up everyone! My name is Aaron and I just picked up a 78 280z with a 5.3/BWS366 swap. It is a fun car and I'm excited to clean it up and add some touches to it.
  22. Neverdone

    1978 Datsun 280z Project-OREGON

    If you're considering parting it out, I'd be interested in the radiator, front windshield, and those caster arms.
  23. DMAD

    1978 Datsun 280z Project-OREGON

    No offense taken and thank you for the tip! I'm hoping to find that one guy who's looking for a complete package that just needs the work put it in. Open to offers of course.
  24. NewZed

    1978 Datsun 280z Project-OREGON

    No offense. I broke your ad up in to its most basic elements just to get a feel for it. Break it up and put a price on each item and see if they all add up to $7000. Might be informative. The body and the parts to make a 280Z might go pretty quick if priced right, and they'll free up the most space.
  25. I've been working on the new dash gauges. I got all new Speedhut gauges in 4.5" and 2 5/8" -- GPS speedometer with fuel gauge, tachometer, oil pressure, water temp, and voltage. I was able to re-use the original housings for the 2 5/8" gauges with some modifications.
  26. jkelly

    Series 2 1972 240z Dash Full Cover (NEW)

    Bump. Anyone needing a new dash cover?
  27. DMAD

    1978 Datsun 280z Project-OREGON

    Any offers?? Lots of interest but nothing serious yet. Need to make some serious room ASAP.
  28. Great work! I am well versed in just how tight of a fit that is for the compressor. You got that tucked way in there.
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