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  1. supershanesta

    Rear Hatch Sill Replace it or wait it out.

    Your right. At the end of the day it will be worth it for me to learn. I can use it on other parts of the car later down the road. Also a good point as it is not visible and structural. If it doesn't look great who cares. I really appreciate your guy's responses. I think I will be going the diy route and buying welder. It will come in handy for sure! I will be posting my progress here later in the weekend and hopefully get it done in the next couple weeks after I feel comfortable welding. Thanks, Shane
  2. supershanesta

    Rear Hatch Sill Replace it or wait it out.

    Well I got a quote.... $600. This is from Craigslist. At that price I feel like I should just buy a Vulcan 140 welder from Harbor Freight for $400 and make this a DIY. Practice for a week and go for it. Anyone here weld? Do you think it would be too ambitious of me to try to do it myself with little to no experience?
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    Rear Hatch Sill Replace it or wait it out.

    Interesting. Did he do the same repair or something else?
  4. supershanesta

    Rear Hatch Sill Replace it or wait it out.

    lol I need to find a buddy to weld. Well I guess I will start looking into it. Better sooner than later.
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    Rear Hatch Sill Replace it or wait it out.

    To me, it just depends on how much worse. If its not going to change much in 3 years then i would rather wait. But it does suck to stare at it.
  6. Hey Guys, I just finished doing vinyl work on my car and forgot about a major rust area at the back hatch sill. My question is.. can I wait? I plan to get the car sandblasted, rust corrected and painted in 3 to 4 years and would like to hold off but I can tell its bad. I bought a replacement top sill but I know damage is done underneath. If I paid someone to do the bottom piece (fab and welding) would it be expensive? Say over $500. I am not comfortable welding. I am in California and owned the car for 2 years and never touched the rust knowing I need to asap before the rear tail light area gets worse. Would the rust get much worst in that time or would it be similar and I should just wait. Thanks for your help, Shane
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    Just Vinyl Wrapped my 240z... Here are my thoughts

    Here is a video of the process that I did. Just a quick edit if you want to check it out.
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    Just Vinyl Wrapped my 240z... Here are my thoughts

    Yes. You tuck it under with the vinyl wrapping tool and I used like a tint square or interior trim tool. I used vinyl wrapping knifeless tape to cut it very close to the rubber and just tuck maybe an 1/8 to a 1/4 MAX of an inch under the rubber. I practiced before and I would used knifeless tape. I did the rear hatch by hand and messed up although you can't notice unless up close. The spots with damaged paint... I sanded. primed and painted. and sanded 1000 grit wet. It needs to be smooth like original paint to stick properly. I would do a good job painting because I had issue with paint peeling when I lifted the vinyl to pull, which ruined vinyl and finish. My first post talks about that. I would sand with 400 or 320 then prime, then sand, then paint, then sand. It needs to be hardened and stick well to the original paint. It needs to fully cure before applying vinyl. I would wait a couple days before applying as the gas from paint curing can ruin the vinyl. I had issue around the rear hatch with 1. Bad paint and 2. Bad gasket. So I paid to have the glass removed and reinstalled with new gasket. As he was working on the new gasket I sanded the area and applied paint. It would be really hard to wrap around dry, crusty rubber. If its in half decent shape and the paint just has chipping just sand it smooth and your good to go. The only time you need to apply new paint is if you sand through to metal. Normally you can fix chips with just light sanding.
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    Just Vinyl Wrapped my 240z... Here are my thoughts

    Hmm idk. You could ask a vinyl guy. Might need paint over it first.
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    Just Vinyl Wrapped my 240z... Here are my thoughts

    Thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate it! My car did look like shit for sure, but turned out okay. Wrapping the z is doable with patience's. If you paint it in good shape this is a good option for sure. I actually was just speaking with a guy who finished a 240z and he only charged 1500 which included the vinyl. I was thinking next time I would have them do it. It turned out great. Anyways here the final results!!! The hard part was taking off all the locks, windows, door handles, and finding the same bolts to put it back together.
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    Do my springs look right?

  12. Hey guys, I got this car and never cared to look although I knew that I needed to add bump stops. The prior owner mentioned that he added lowering springs and that he forgot to add the bump stops. I really need to put those back in because going over any hair thin crack in the road causes my whole car shake. While I am at it changing those. Do these springs look overloaded? They have almost no play and look nearly bottomed out. Is this normal under load without bump stops? Thanks in advance, Shane
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    Just Vinyl Wrapped my 240z... Here are my thoughts

    Update.... Had the buckets wrapped. Car should be assembled this Sunday.
  14. supershanesta

    current sensing tachometer

    I took the guts out of a 280z tach on eBay for 40 dollars and put it in the 240z housing, with 240z gauge plate and needle. Works perfect with my ms2 and cant see a difference. There is a guide out there for this. Like softtopz said might be other ways but its pretty darn simple. Shane
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    Building MS2 V3 Board

    Funny you say that. I built an MS2 from scratch for l28et, with stock dizzy and single coil and have the save issue with my leds. My board works. Car runs great. Everything works just no leds. In my opinion, if it works... it works. I worried about it for a while, but now I haven't thought about it until right now! BUT i did have all leds working on my megastim. Again if you see input in TunerStudio then your good in my experience. RPM will not be right unless you switch it to the correct setting for the megastim. Shane