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73Fairlady's 240z Build *heavy pics*

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Hi i have been lurking around on Hybridz for years and years for info but just recently joined. I have been around cars forever but just recently started a z project finally! I love these cars and have wanted one for years. I figured a good way to get myself out there was to start a build thread. I have had this car for a little over a year now, previously my dad owned it since 2006 but its been sitting for a few years. I started working on it last winter so i will try and catch up to where I am now.

 

 

This is as of 2006 when my dad got the car.

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and this is when i got the car last summer

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once i got it home i was in the middle of another project. I didnt really get started on this one until January of 2015. I started stripping down the car.

 

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Whomever originally did the car did some questionable things that will have to be fixed, the fenders looked like hell...

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Last week i got the hubs all rebuilt and on the car.

 

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I had a issue with the wheels clearing the T3 LCA and outer tie rods. I talked to someone who said they removed the RCA and it cleared, I did not want to have to do that so i opted to order the NCRCA from T3 and hopefully i can pull out enough camber with the camber plates. Possibly bigger wheels are needed in the future.

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Man, this car is looking so sharp! Is that diff a R180 and do that make that LSD for the R200 in the 280Z's?

yes it is a R180, but its a "K stamp" so its out of the early S12 not a z. it has a 115mm ring gear where the R180 out of the z is a 110mm. i have only seen the OS giken in the 115mm R180, but i know that quaife makes one for the R200.

 

Edit: they do make the OS giken for the R200

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Love this build!, and it's coming along at a good pace. Where did you get the vented inspection doors from? I had MSA do mine many years ago, but they only had 4 vents added to them.

I found them on eBay, there is a guy on there that does it and sells them. User name arizonas30 and there well priced and no core is required. But he will buy your old ones too.

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Is that 3M undercoat just a spray on product? That's the only ones I've been able to find. Fortunately that means it's easy to apply. I assume you bought the regular undercoating and not rubberized?

Yes it's just the regular spray on can with the green label. Who knows how it will end up holding up but I guess I'll find out. but I sure like the way it looks

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made a threaded block plug for the crank case vent. I wanted to be able to just screw in a fitting for a line to the catch can, so i went to lowes and ended up finding a brass fitting that was threaded on both sides. I milled down the outer threads just enough to press it into the block. Its solid enough for my use, ill be running a line to a vented catch can along with the valve cover vent.

 

 

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Also finaly got my super sweet gold heat reflective film, and got the heat sheild in.

 

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Fellow nw guy here. Looks awesome you definitely done as much work ad I've done to my Z except it's taken me 6 years lol. Married kids..you know the deal.

 

So I just finished rebuilding a junkyard 83zx 5 speed and installed that.

 

Today I just finished installing a front differential out of a nissan 720 4x4. Took it all apart to swap the buttons out of the side gears so my stub axles will bolt on. Looks like it's barely even used. It's a 4.38 ratio so it's bound to make hole shots real fun.

 

How was the floor instal? My passage needs it real bad. I got a set of zed findings floors and rails, I'm just a little scared cutting into the body. I'm a mechanic not a body dude.

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Fellow nw guy here. Looks awesome you definitely done as much work ad I've done to my Z except it's taken me 6 years lol. Married kids..you know the deal.

 

So I just finished rebuilding a junkyard 83zx 5 speed and installed that.

 

Today I just finished installing a front differential out of a nissan 720 4x4. Took it all apart to swap the buttons out of the side gears so my stub axles will bolt on. Looks like it's barely even used. It's a 4.38 ratio so it's bound to make hole shots real fun.

 

How was the floor instal? My passage needs it real bad. I got a set of zed findings floors and rails, I'm just a little scared cutting into the body. I'm a mechanic not a body dude.

 

4.38 wow let me know how that thing is to drive, I’m interested.

 

The floors were defiantly time consuming and a royal pita, but other than that it’s not that difficult. Just don’t cut too much until you know where it’s going to sit, don’t want to make a bunch of small patch panels to fit it.

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