I started this project in 2010 when i first bought the car, and i havent had a project thread here about it yet so i figured id write one up.
the car as it was when i got it.
had seats im pretty sure were from a zx.. they couldnt even be bolted down. only the front right blinker worked as far as lights go. had the stock l24 with an arizona z car intake manifold and holly 350 carb.
one of the previous owners had repainted the car blue, and everything in the engine bay....blue. had alot of runs, looked like shit. car had a few dents and dings and scrapes.
interior panels were also blue and not holding up very well.
had alot of surface rust inside and out. only underneath the battery tray and the floorboards had holes from rust.
yup, everythings blue.
bought a service manual and some extra reading material.
I began stripping the car down to the chassis to prep for some restoration type work.
Once everything was out and it was just the rolling chassis, i towed it over to american stripping company in sacramento to get media blasted and primer dipped.
they had some nice rides getting work done there.
i started buying more parts in the spare time while the car was there.
Then the car was ready to come back home.
after this, i sourced a guy in my local area who does body work and had him straighten the body, remove dents on all the panels and all that good stuff.
this was all back in the first year of owning the car. I have gotten back on the project in the past month as i returned from a deployment overseas and had ample money to throw down.
i started removing the sound deadening from the rear that was still stuck and then i treated the area with POR-15.
I bought a miller welder and stitch welded a few spots on the front of the car. I painted the engine bay white(better to identify where leaks are coming from) and the interior black. I cut the fenders and installed the fender flares, removed the rear wheel bearings, bought a bunch more parts, and started laying fat mat in the interior.
some stitch welds
engine bay in white
parts: full weatherstripping kit, full poly urethane kit, msa sway bars, nardi classic mahogany, fakey bride bucket seat, koni shocks, arp extended studs, lug nuts, wilwood 1" brake master.
not shown: diamond racing wheels 15x10 -25, , T3 weld yourself coilover kit.
line up the flares, mark holes and edge, cut edge and drill holes, place nut inserts and tack weld in place, cut and shape garage door bottoms to make a seal for the edge. bolt up.
I also installed the fender mirrors.
interior painted black. i figure it doesnt have to be perfect as its gonna get covered in fat mat, carpet kit, and trim pieces(which i still need to buy new black ones)
started laying fat mat
As for the motor, I purchased a most likely well-known motor on this site... Docaam's rb25 neo 6 He mentioned wanting to build an NA rb30 i believe. almost everything from this engine bay is coming my way in several weeks time. here is the link to his build thread if you havent seen it. its very inspirational. http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/104889-project-rb-z/?hl=rb-z
And so thats where im at right now.