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Yoak    10

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Early install pictures of my new frame rails from Z Man of Washington.
 
My welds are going to win any words, but the tail is solid. In fact it is one of the things I wish I had left alone. I went back and tried to clean it up a bit and made it uglier (future pictures)...oh well as a rookie welder this is how you learn :)
 

Pictures Taken in June

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Yoak    10

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Rounding out some of the welding on the floor, I am pretty happy with the bend near the gas/brake pedals came out all things considered.

 

I am not going to win any contests for welding...but at least this tricky portion is done. The passenger side did not have as many issues so I did not take extensive pictures of it (some are in a previous post).

 

Pictures Taken August 2015

More Pictures (same thing higher rez this time only): http://www.doitinadatsun.com/yoak/2015/09/floor-install-ix/

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Yoak    10

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I haven't been able to do as much on the car as I am waiting on things but trying to do little things here and there to keep busy.

 

Pictured above is my test fit and modify of the Dash cover. I was originally going to fix it, but everytime I would fix a crack 2 new ones wold start. In the end I decided to seal up these areas and go with a cover and paint with SEM like many other have done. The end result is looks very close to the original (future update will have pictures) and the costs associated with fixing said dash can been used else where.

 

Pictures Taken September 2015

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Yoak    10

Posting Everything here as there is a bit of context

 

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There is quite bit going on in all of these pictures so they will require a bit of explanation.

 

Pictures 1-3 show the new dash cap paint with SEM Black Trim & SEM Black Texture.

 

Pictures 3 & 4 show some of the damage that my dash had, these is more but you get the idea.

 

Pictures 4-6 show the original dash painted with SEM – this was so when the cap was on things would blend a bit nicer. I did not use the trim paint on everything…but only in areas where overlap wold occur as you would not see it anyway and the stuff is expensive for a spray can.

 

The remaining pictures are for contrast only, to show the cap vs original repainted dash. I do not have any final pictures of how things came out yet as Winter came along and I put this on the back burner for the moment, however, the fitment came out very nice with only a few spots that will need to be glued and re-clamped.

 

Pictures Taken September 2015

 

 

Same Thing slightly higher resolution: http://www.doitinadatsun.com/yoak/2015/12/dash-cap-test-fit-paint/

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Yoak    10

Curious what the cost of the modified pan was? I'm looking at doing something similar soon.

 

 

Here is a link to his site: http://www.dpracing.co/#!engine/c1pj

 

As of this writing it looks like it is $780.00 plus shipping, spendy but really nice quality.

 

For the record I am in no way affiliated with him. I wanted a pan for the ZX and I emailed him and he was able to accommodate me. I did have to get a few measurements as he generally works with S30, but that was expected.  I figured after all that I have gone though that $780.00 is not to bad over the lifetime of a car. In my case (ZX Pan) my options were pretty limited, but saying that - I would still buy his pan again and likely will when I get back to my 240z. Another option was Kameari which I was told would not clear my center cross member and was a similar price. It may have been able to squeeze in my 79ZX but there was just to much risk in that :)

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LanceVance    20

Here is a link to his site: http://www.dpracing.co/#!engine/c1pjAs of this writing it looks like it is $780.00 plus shipping, spendy but really nice quality.

 

Thought that looked like the DP racing pan. I'm hoping to do something similar, but without the price tag and plating...

 

Looks very sharp, eager to see it all go in. Builds with good photography are always more fun to follow! Are you using a tilt shift lense for some of these?

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Yoak    10

The ones here are not tilt shift. They were taken with L series lenses, but I have done some older ones  of the Z with tilt in the past. Tilt-shift seems to be a a bit of a mixed bag on how people recieive as it can be a very different look. That being said, I have used tilt quite a bit on my photography website, and I will try and take a few once the engine is back togehter (hopefully this week - more on that to come).

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