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#1 JacktheRiffer

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:03 PM

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:
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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!

#2 JacktheRiffer

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:04 PM

So I messed up the pics. Will fix that.

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:06 PM

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#4 JacktheRiffer

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:12 PM

Part two:Rear springs

The install on the rears went super quick. Everything came out and went together easily.

Passenger side:
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Added some undercoat to the control arm. Had a set get rusty on me last winter.

Driver side:
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As it sits now:
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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:12 PM

Next big step is getting the new wheels fitted and swapping in an l28et.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:35 AM

So when you post a pic there are 2 parts to it, the actual img part and then a link part. You want to delete the link part since it just redirects to your photobucket account where the picture is. 


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