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Toni L

260Z 2+2 1974 Project +1000hp

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Hey that rear end is looking really sweet, you sure do good work, I'm still very impressed. Are you concerned about water spraying up inside it from behind? It looks like you cut out the old panel and welded your new one in place. but how are you sealing it since it didn't look like you welded the inside?

 

 

Phar

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Please tell me that the toolboxes under the wheels are purely so that you can see how the wheels will look with flares. Please also tell me that is a car stand at the bottom of the photo. Would hate to see someone not finish their project because they are squashed.

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If you are wondering why there is a wheel and tyre..

It´s because I was measuring what could be ride height for car. With new flares, and without.

 

Those are summer wheels from my other car. Off course I will test fit again with suspension parts.

 

When i know what is best wheel offset for my car... I will order new wheels, with correct offset. Before that... it is testing with spacers.

 

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Hey, nice headlight bucket integration. no seams no rust right? Pretty nice on the access panel integration as well. I guess you're moving the clutch reservior to some other location. I would guess lower mounted looking at those new pedals. it's all pretty nice, but are those really going to be that much better than stock? what are you using to grind down your welds?

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Hello. I didn´t leave space for original clutch / brake booster. Pedal box was my plan all time. It could be more worse than boosted stock brakes. Who knows... But there will be 2 new brake master cylinders (wilwood or girling) with balance bar and quick adjust. Off course new cylinder for clutch too.

 

If I have to grind down my welds i use this http://www.terassusi.fi/images/keraaminen.png

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Oh? Flapper sanding disks huh? I wasn't figuring they work that well on welds, but thinking about it, they make a lot of sense. shouldn't hurt the base metal, yet any high spots should sand well.. I'll try them when I get back to my bodywork.

 

I've been looking for a high pressure water blasting paint removal company here, and so far they've been hard to find. I am thinking I may go with wire brush + angle grinder to remove my old paint.

 

Phar

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r those su[ppose to be like Skyline tailights?

 

This car has long history and many owners. If we go far backwards... In some point the original rear lights and some other parts were stolen. I don´t really know that person who built this car before, but i´ve heard something.

(stripped bumpers, fitted new lights and exhaust, 1st rust removal, red paint and much more)

 

I´m pretty sure that previous car builder didn´t even know what is Nissan Skyline, and the model was something like Ferrari...

 

I have now original USA rear lights but I probably change those to Euro model.

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But, rear strut is little bit long and its not easiest coilover conversion.

It will be fitted okay, with machine work.

 

 

Why is it harder to fit the rear strut?

What machining other than the new coilover sleeves did you have to do to make it work?

As I'm think that maybe I should do the same as my shocks and springs need replacing and I could see myself doing something like this.

 

I would be fitting these to a 240Z so wondering what the difference in rear strut from the 2+2 is I measured my rear strut as per your image http://toni.dnsf.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=2981

and I get roughly the same dimensions as you 275mm.

I don't know where the difference is between the 2+2 rear strut and the 240Z?.

I measured the overall length of just the standard strut tube from where the shock retainer nut screws into the top of the tube to the top of the casting as per the above link and I measured 390mm.

I do know that the rubber mount that isolates the shock rod/spare to the car body are different lengths.

 

Hope you can help and keep up the good work

 

Cheers

Ian

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Toni,

 

we seem to be heading along a similar path

 

http://album.hybridz.org/member.php?uid=8086&protype=1

 

Nice work. I Just dont seem to get the time to work on mine. I will post some new photos when i get the front coil overs on. Just need to pick up some bearings. I just want to get the wheels on for a trial fit then its final body prep and off to paint. Actually not a hell of a lot left to do.

 

Douglas

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Rear strut modifications done. Hole drilled from 55mm to 60mm and new coilover sleeve fill fit nicely. Strut housing where the bearings fit also bored from 70mm to 72mm so I can fit Z31 rear stub axles.

http://toni.dnsf.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12268

http://toni.dnsf.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12270

 

Tunnel for big exhaust:

http://toni.dnsf.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12254

 

Tranny mount almost ready:

http://toni.dnsf.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12264

http://toni.dnsf.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12266

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