Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

79 Resto Mod


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:33 PM

Figured I'd start a thread on my build as well.  I've thoroughly enjoyed reading others' projects.  I'll update later tonight with more narration.

 

Attached File  2014-12-28 17.24.05.jpg   39.72KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2014-12-28 17.24.21.jpg   70.66KB   0 downloads

 

When I first got her home.

 

Attached File  2014-12-30 17.48.22.jpg   64.92KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2014-12-30 17.48.28.jpg   63.73KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2014-12-31 15.43.46.jpg   42.25KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2014-12-31 15.43.53.jpg   39.72KB   0 downloads

 

Started work on rear bumper delete.

 

Attached File  2014-12-31 15.44.11.jpg   39.77KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2014-12-31 15.44.01.jpg   45.83KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2015-01-02 19.57.48.jpg   40.39KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2015-01-02 19.57.57.jpg   44.01KB   0 downloads

 

Fabbing rear deck spoiler.

 

Attached File  IMG_1164.JPG   114.76KB   2 downloads

Attached File  IMG_1165.JPG   123.53KB   0 downloads

Attached File  IMG_1171.JPG   89.65KB   0 downloads

Attached File  IMG_1172.JPG   100.82KB   0 downloads

 

Smoothing out an MSA fiberglass front bumper.

 

 



#2 FricFrac

FricFrac

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 712 posts
  • LocationVictoria, BC

Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:34 PM

Looking good :)

1969 Datsun 510 2dr Z22ET, 1972 Datsun 510 2dr L28, 1972 Datsun 240Z, 1981 Datsun 280ZX, 1981 Datsun 280ZXT 3.1l stroker, 1983 Datsun 280ZX, 1983 Datsun 280ZXT, 1993 300ZX Convertible, 2009 Nissan 370Z


#3 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:49 AM

Thanks Fric

 

IMG 1173

 

Prepping air dam for fiberglass.

 

IMG 1258
IMG 1257
 
Smoothing out the nose.
 
IMG 1255
IMG 1256

 

Molding in fuel cell cap.

 

2015 02 01 16.45.24
2015 02 01 16.44.59
2015 02 01 16.45.24

 

Smoothing out roll pan.

 

IMG 1224
IMG 1222
 
Getting s13 coilovers on all four corners.


#4 JacktheRiffer

JacktheRiffer

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 80 posts
  • LocationOklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted 20 May 2015 - 03:00 PM

This thing is looking amazing.

#5 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:31 AM

Thanks Jack!

 

20150313 114652
20150310 162303
 
I also found an 81 ZXT engine donor for my 79.  I'm planning on doing a fair amount of engine work while it's still in the 81 chassis.  Once everything is dialed in I'll make the swap.  
 
 

 



#6 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 06 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

Finally got the car out of the garage and the front flares mounts.  

 

2015 07 04 09.53.48
2015 07 04 09.53.41
2015 07 04 09.53.32
2015 07 04 09.53.18
2015 07 04 09.52.50 1
2015 07 04 09.52.38


#7 boosted280

boosted280

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 144 posts
  • LocationTexas

Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:20 PM

Keep up the good work man. Makes me want to delete the rear bumper on my current one. Had a ton of hours in the last one with a ton more to go though.



#8 redzedturbo

redzedturbo

    Always Here

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 168 posts
  • Locationglasgow ky 42141

Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:52 AM

im loving the spoiler man. I was lazy a got a urathane one but good work keep it up.


Addicted to boost!

#9 260DET

260DET

    HybridZ Supporter

  • Donating Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2817 posts
  • LocationWarwick, Q, Australia

Posted 27 August 2015 - 11:07 PM

Keep up the good work, it's looking good, what flares are you using?



#10 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 02 September 2015 - 06:22 AM

Thanks for the compliments.  

 

I hope to get back on this project soon and finish arching out the rear wheel wells so all the flares can be installed.

 

Flares are the universal Ebay special flares.

 

I'll update again when progress is made.



#11 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:09 PM

2015 09 26 13.47.13
2015 09 26 13.47.19
2015 09 26 14.08.27
2015 09 26 14.08.20
2015 09 26 14.08.14
2015 09 27 16.10.10
2015 09 27 16.10.17
 
Added a little detail if anyone is interested in how to enlarge a wheel well on a 280zx.

 



#12 boosted280

boosted280

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 144 posts
  • LocationTexas

Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:27 AM

Anymore progress on your build?

#13 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:42 PM

boosted,

 

not much lately other than more block sanding and some gas filler cap body work.

 

I'll update as soon as I get back on it.



#14 boosted280

boosted280

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 144 posts
  • LocationTexas

Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:53 AM

Block sanding is just so much fun. haha



#15 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 10 May 2016 - 04:59 AM

Just a little bit of progress.  Cutting out and replacing the rot.

2016 05 07 20.46.25
2016 05 07 20.46.14
2016 05 07 20.46.01


#16 jgraham

jgraham

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationSuffolk VA

Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:29 AM

Again just alittle more progress.  Finished the rust repair on the bottom side.  Welded, seam sealed, and undercoated.

 

2016 09 05 12.53.26
2016 09 05 12.53.36

 

Also ran the battery cables.

 

2016 09 05 12.54.02
2016 09 05 12.54.26
2016 09 05 12.54.38

 

Alittle more work on the nose with some body putty.

 

2016 09 05 12.55.05
2016 09 05 12.55.12

 

And lastly a photo of the stands that have made this work bearable.

 

2016 09 05 12.55.37


#17 Nelsonian

Nelsonian

    HybridZ Supporter

  • Donating Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 729 posts
  • LocationSan Diego, CA

Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:28 AM

Loving this :2thumbs:


Nelsonian, San Diego, CA.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users