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73Fairlady's 240z Build *heavy pics*

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Hmm, that's a good point  It does look great, but that'd be a shame if it didn't hold up.  As far as bed line, this stuff 71-cahvSILL._SL1335_.jpg is great.  I put it in a truck bed that I mildly restored and it looked great.  Similar low-glass textured finish. 

Ill keep that in mind, Ive got my fingers crossed that it holds up but if not ill give this stuff a try

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started working on the dash this weekend. Its in pretty bad shape, and there was a leak so the pad had to be separated from the frame so i could get all the surface rust off and paint it. I started by fiberglass reinforcing the corners of the pad where it was starting to crack, ill get all the cracks filled and the frame painted and get them back together for texture and paint. I also started working on the center console, repairing the cracks and doing a little modification to the fuse box cover.

 

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so had a small setback over the weekend. decided I was not happy with the undercoat in the engine bay. i stripped it (other then motor/trans) and cleaned up and repainted with bed liner. looks and feels way better. I'm giving it a few days to cure then will be reassembling and finishing setting suspension this week.

 

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Really digging the seats. I'm actually in the process of doing my engine bay similar to yours. I have been thinking of coating mine with this http://www.eastwood.com/ew-textured-rust-encapsulator-black-aerosol-15oz.html?reltype=2&parent_id=26929

How rough is the texture of the bed liner?

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Really digging the seats. I'm actually in the process of doing my engine bay similar to yours. I have been thinking of coating mine with this http://www.eastwood.com/ew-textured-rust-encapsulator-black-aerosol-15oz.html?reltype=2&parent_id=26929

How rough is the texture of the bed liner?

I don't know if you can really tell from the picture, but its pretty rough. I like it though, that was what i was going for was the wrinkle/rough finish. I'm sure the Eastwood will be better then the rustoleum, Ive always heard really good things about there products.

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over the weekend i dropped all the rear suspension and diff. Had to fix the diff mount and run new brake line and ebrake line and got the spare tire well cut out for clearance and fuel cell. got everything all in and set now. should be putting in axles and drive shaft this week and should be on the ground next weekend. Also did a little work on the dash, this thing was ruff but I think it will come out decent.

 

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I mounted my fender mirrors yesterday, I think i screwed up the measurements on the passenger side. Drivers side is perfect, but I'm seeing high right on the passenger side. At this point I'm not sure what if anything I can do about it. Remeasuring i thing its inward and forward 1 CM. I measured from the hole and not the base plate like i should have done.

 

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And now that its on the wheels, this thing is tiny! never realized how small these cars are

 

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Off topic question...can you see if the seats from the mazda3 would fit.  I loved my Mazdaspeed3 seats and always wondered if they or the mazda3 seats fit.

 

Thanks

I could measure to see if they would fit in the car, but I don't have factory seat brackets anymore.

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Great...just interested if they fit width wise.

 

You maybe able to get them to work, but it would be tight. width of the seats or 21" I don't have factory seat rails so i'm not sure how high they would sit. But measuring from the tunnel to the sil its under 21" wide, so you would have to mount them really high.

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Started fitting the front panels on this week

 

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you can see the passenger side is just about fitted, Drivers side has yet to be. These are aftermarket fenders and there is defiantly trimming and messaging that needs to be done, but there not horrible. after a little fitting I think they actually line up really well.

 

 

Also got some new linkage rods, New OER rods

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and just more pictures of the pretty colors

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This build makes me happy

 

I'm glad it makes someone happy haha. I think it makes me just as frustrated as it does happy, but that's kind of half the point of building something isn't it?

 

 

 

So summit racing brought me the goods yesterday, got the new RCI fuel cell. Went for the 10 gallon, smaller, lighter, and gives me tons of room back there

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Fuel cell looks good, I'm thinking of moving up to aluminum from my plastic/steel case one.

 

10 gallons might be a little on the small side. I know my tank was using gas at about 1% a mile with the L28 and a richer tune. It didn't hit the sender float until you had a good 3 or 4 gallons in it and I think the float topped out before the gas filled the tank, but the these guys can be thirsty.

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Fuel cell looks good, I'm thinking of moving up to aluminum from my plastic/steel case one.

 

10 gallons might be a little on the small side. I know my tank was using gas at about 1% a mile with the L28 and a richer tune. It didn't hit the sender float until you had a good 3 or 4 gallons in it and I think the float topped out before the gas filled the tank, but the these guys can be thirsty.

I was going back and forth between the 10-12 and decided to just go with the 10. I know it is a little small but i figure its no way a daily and I don't mind a few more gas stops.

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I'm starting to get into the body work and deciding what I'm going to be using. I think I'm going to go with the type 1 air dam from retro spec, I have there ZG wide flares on the way. For the back I think I'm all over the map, some days i want to go no wing, but most days I'm debating which one in my head. The rocket bunny wing has the PERFECT look, but at $800 its about the most insane thing ive seen. I do like the tall BRE spoilers as well as the victory.... O decisions

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