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Also, thanks everyone for all the positive feedback.

I'm overwhelmed!! Thanks once again, your comments mean

alot to me and everyone that's involved with the project =))

 

 

The videos were hilarious' date=' are you a film major? [/img']

 

If you need parts, just ask! Awesome work, by far some of the best work ive ever seen in my life. Oh, and the 2 finger thing, LMAO!

LOL :D Thanks alot =) No, I'm not a film major - however, I love filming and

do it for a living nowadays. Work for a motorsport magazine - surprise surprise :)

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Hey phillip!! It's austin hoke with the blue 240z, weve talked over email a couple times and you helped me out with a place for those pics :) ! Nice to see you on hybrid. Looks like your project has been coming along nicely. Cant wait to see the finished product. People told me I started with a worthless car when they saw mine i cant imagine what they would tell you!!! Thats some crazy rust work, much repsect for what you have done.

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I just finished watching your videos and looking through the pictures. I really admire the work you are putting into the car!

 

Most people would look at that kind of rust and scrap the car. In Sweden, I guess there isn't much choice but to push forward. I'm really looking forward to your custom composite parts!

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Hey phillip!! It's austin hoke with the blue 240z, weve talked over email a couple times and you helped me out with a place for those pics :) ! Nice to see you on hybrid. Looks like your project has been coming along nicely. Cant wait to see the finished product. People told me I started with a worthless car when they saw mine i cant imagine what they would tell you!!! Thats some crazy rust work, much repsect for what you have done.

Hi Austin! I've been sneeking a peek in the galleries from time to time, checking

out the progress you've made. Good to see it's nearly finished now - big thumbs up!

 

If you started out with a worthless car - I started out with a... Uh, even

more Worse(worth)less car :)

I just finished watching your videos and looking through the pictures. I really admire the work you are putting into the car!

 

Most people would look at that kind of rust and scrap the car. In Sweden' date=' I guess there isn't much choice but to push forward. I'm really looking forward to your custom composite parts![/quote']

Thanks! =)

 

The Z's are pretty rare over here, so didn't have much choice other than to

make the best from what I had. I bond pretty easily to things, and this little

bugger had me from day one - so I moved on from there...

I am doing some restoring with my Z (260) and I am enjoying watching these videos... KEEP THEM COMING. It would be incredibly awesome if you had videos of the project from start to finish.

 

Thanks for the vids :)

The vids will keep on coming' date=' that's for sure... Thanks :)

WoW!!

 

I love the video's!!

 

I can't believe you have the patience!! You rock man!

Yeah well, you know what they say: Patience is a virtue... HAH! It's a necessity! ;)

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Short, really short update :)

 

New videos are on their way. Engine detail is starting its own branch of

the video section, apart from the rust fixing. Here's a ugly screen cap

of the N1 block getting a 0.4mm bore (followed by a 0.1mm honing).

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Looks like a crappy hobby garage - it's not. This company's been restoring engines for over 50 years...

 

Going away for a couple of days now. Hopefully returning with a bunch

of miniDV-cassettes featuring the new frame rails, subframe & mouting

the fuel cell...

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Wow. I'm almost speechless. I signed up here just to reply to this. I DO love Z's...in fact when I bought my current love (1987 Shelby GLHS) I had narrowed my search to 3 cars...one of them a yellow 240. Maybe next restoration will be a Z.

But...truely inspirational. Your filmography and editing is great. The work on the car is fabulous. I'm blown away. Guess I'll have to have a friend follow me and the Shelby around with my mini DV.

I'm certainly bookmarking this and following it.

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Keep up the great work. Your videos are excellent and show how to make the best of a bad situation. Too bad patience is something you either have or don't, but glad you do. I'm sure your car will come out as a superior representation of what can be done, if done right. Thanks for sharing with us.

Chris

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:2thumbs: nice documentation. Keep it comin!!

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Very nice videos. I admire your dedication.

 

Seeing that amount of rust really makes me happy I have a basically intact car (well before the "racing additions" IE roll cage/9-inch/tin work.) with only having some mild rust in rockers and quarters.

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Once again, thank you so much for all the kind/uplifting/cheerful comments!! :) :)

 

Here are some pics of the latest and greatest. Video is en route during the week hopefully :)

 

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Last picture showing the original... Crap :)

 

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...Chop chop...

 

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...Buh'bye now :)

 

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Mounts stripped from the original frame rails

 

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Welded to the passenger side fire wall!

 

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Inside/front (passenger side) - sweet stuff :)

 

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Johan - guilty - welding deluxe :) He holds a license.

 

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Sewing it together...

 

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...Subframe's shaping up :)

 

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...inside...

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...welding's done :)

 

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Subframe coming along :)

 

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Johan + Hugo = true? Either way, he loves his welds :)

 

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Floor's been cut and adjusted for welding/grinding :)

 

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Cover to keep stock look and to keep dirt out.

 

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Moving along... :)

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Awesome work! I've learned more about Datsun unibody structure in the last few day by reading your posts than I have over the last 5 years of having my own 240z in various stages of deconstruction. It has been pretty inspirational as well, I spent the entire day in the garage today, for the first time in at least a few months. Keep up the good work!

 

Mike

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