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JacktheRiffer

1980 280zx "Red Zed" Autocross/street build

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Decided to start a build thread for my main Z.

 

Some info on the car: 1980 280zx 2+0 slicktop.

Still NA but will be getting swapped soon.

Only mods so far:

Poly bushings

New seats and a harness bar.

 

Now onto the build stuff!

 

Finally got around to replacing the struts and adding some tokico lowering springs my girlfriend bought me for our anniversary.

 

Getting ready for the job at hand:

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One strut in the car:

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Other strut on the bench:

<a href="http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/MrValentine1383/media/Mobile Uploads/20150827_161946_zpsamhn11kf.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i344/MrValentine1383/Mobile Uploads/20150827_161946_zpsamhn11kf.jpg" alt=" photo 20150827_161946_zpsamhn11kf.jpg" /></a>

 

The passenger strut was not fun the do. The gland nut threads got bent on removal. Ended up filing them as best as I could then forcing the gland nut in. Hope it holds.

 

Next step: get passenger strut in tonight and do the rears!

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