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#41 Corzette

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 02:50 AM

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 04:15 PM

Fanstastic work, thank you for sharing!
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:02 PM

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.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 07:46 PM

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

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:13 PM

ohh you know what?!?!

When the project is all over.. you should collect all the footage and make a DVD!!


I'd be willing to buy a DVD.. very entertaining video's .. and there are soo many tips and tricks I learned just from watching the vid's!
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:15 PM

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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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:55 PM

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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#48 mull

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:56 PM

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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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#49 mull

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:59 PM

Subframe is 10 gauge metal: 60x30 mm
Frame rails are 10 gauge as well: 60x60 mm
Floors are 16 gauge...

Should be pretty sturdy...

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:12 PM

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!

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:31 AM

holy crap philip, this is an amazing undertaking! [i'm also] interested in a mull-hugo compilation dvd when it's all done. i'm always amazed when i see the work of true craftsmen, such as who you have helping hugo working their magic. love the video's also, sure wish i had the creative talent to do something on the same level for my z...

keep us updated as we're all enjoying the great progress!

David
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:20 AM

Hey, the videos are really great and I'm looking forward to more. I have spent countless hours doing the exact same thing on my friend's rotisserie car.

My biggest question is this: how much is that guy charging you an hour? Are you on some kind of sponsorship? Because although I know shipping a car over there isn't cheap, I would think you could have bought and shipped 5 or 6 more cars that really were pretty rust free for the normal price of the shop time that's been spent so far.

In any case, good luck and keep them coming!

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:40 AM

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WTF is Pimp My Ride?

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POR-15 + dust = true. LOL :)

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18"? Chrome? Bling? Is that something you eat?

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Subframe connects to the rear

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More rust fixed, yey!

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Handsome!

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Floor fixed

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Closing time =)

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Richard, welding!

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So pretty :)

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Charming :)

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Hugo thought the plastic made him look younger.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:08 PM

Video from last update:

http://www.voodoo-pe...mull@hugo13.wmv

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:56 PM

nice! very well done yet again. im really impressed with the project pace and must say I look forward to each update/installment!

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:32 PM

I've been following this because I scraped a 240 with less rust than you're dealing with and found a 260 that was much cleaner. I still had to do quite a bit of work to it but nothing like what you have been through. Our front frame rails and subframes are very similar though. Here is a pic before gusseting the TC buckets.

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I went with 1/4" plate instead of tubing but I still think it will be very strong.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:53 PM

Your work is an inspiration and I live to see the videos of progress you are showing, its amazing the work those guys do over there.

If anyone isnt using them now for metal fabrication, I cannot see why they are just incredible.

Your Z will be awesome to say the least.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:20 AM

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

Good on ya :) If you have a thread on the car anywhere on this wonderful
forum - please let me know. Keep hammering/welding/etc - your Z loves you ;)

interested in a mull-hugo compilation dvd when it's all done. i'm always amazed when i see the work of true craftsmen, such as who you have helping hugo working their magic. love the video's also, sure wish i had the creative talent to do something on the same level for my z...

keep us updated as we're all enjoying the great progress!

Not sure there will be a DVD for sale when I'm done. Why? Because of the
songs I'm using. Copyrights/royalties would put me back 200 years financially :)

Are you on some kind of sponsorship?

Yeah, I am. I suppose I could've had a couple of more 240z brought in, but
Hugo is my first born you know - can't just get rid of it ;) :D

nice! very well done yet again. im really impressed with the project pace and must say I look forward to each update/installment!

Thanks mate :)

I've been following this because I scraped a 240 with less rust than you're dealing with and found a 260 that was much cleaner. I still had to do quite a bit of work to it but nothing like what you have been through. Our front frame rails and subframes are very similar though. Here is a pic before gusseting the TC buckets.

[IMG]http://www.musclecarsoforlando.100megs25.com/jeff/zcar/subframes.jpg

I went with 1/4" plate instead of tubing but I still think it will be very strong.

[IMG]http://www.musclecarsoforlando.100megs25.com/jeff/zcar/TC%20Tie%20In.jpg

Haha, I had a friend look at your rotisserie while he was doing the drawings
for mine. It was a great help, thanks for "the plans" over at Z-parts.com =)

Personally, I friggin' hate 1/4" plates - since that's what we had to remove
from therails, revealing the hinge, etc. Looks like a good fit on your car, lets
just hope there aren't any surprises behind it ;)

Thanks for the pictures! Best of luck to you as well, keep up the good work!

Your work is an inspiration and I live to see the videos of progress you are showing, its amazing the work those guys do over there.

If anyone isnt using them now for metal fabrication, I cannot see why they are just incredible.

Your Z will be awesome to say the least.

Thanks man! Reasons for the step up in pace are mainly:
1: SCE had to clear out some space to make way for new projects, among
others: Building a BMW Z3 M-GTR (thread in swedish here), making carbon fiber
roofs for a wicked custom Porsche (one that hopefully will run 7's on The Ring),
a couple of BMW's, Audi S2's, Saab 93, and loads of other custom carbon stuff.

Also, summer's here in less than 5 months - depending on what you call summer :)

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:24 AM

Wow Philip, What do you guys drink? This is absolutely breathtaking; I just love the total commitment to the restoration it reminded me of the pain I went through during my rebuild when I had to replace both sills, make up repair panels for the rear ¼ and dogleg but I didn’t need to touch the chassis/frame.



My references to the water there in Sweden take a look at this chop top Z!

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Look Here for the full Story it is worth it!

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:52 AM

Wow Philip, What do you guys drink? This is absolutely breathtaking; I just love the total commitment to the restoration it reminded me of the pain I went through during my rebuild when I had to replace both sills, make up repair panels for the rear ¼ and dogleg but I didn’t need to touch the chassis/frame.



My references to the water there in Sweden take a look at this chop top Z!

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Look Here for the full Story it is worth it!

Do you know him?

Chuckie:twisted:

Yeah, I know him. Well ... The water. Hmm. I dunno. I was born pretty close
to when Chernobyl blew up. Maybe that has something to do with it? :)


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Screen cap from upcoming video, some paint and clear coat being added to
the dash in order to make the mold for the carbon fiber dash. Dash will most
likely be messed up when removing the mold (since the vinyl isn't attached
that good in some places, etc) so don't get too angry or attached to the
color of choice :)

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