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  1. christianmoller,    I forgot to include the compressor #   SANDEN SD7B10 (7176).  Kwik Performance website also has installation diagrams that give dimensions

    the compressor mounting on LS motors.   This will enable you to determine if this kit will find in your particular vehicle.


  2. christainmoller,   Check out my posting under Heavy Duty Frame Rails underGen iii & IV  Chevy V8 Tech Board  Postingn 17 and 18.  They show y AC installation in my

    LS3 6.2L 240Z.   I tried several Aftermarket AC Kits that would not fit as I made my own motors mounts and custom made front sub frame( constructed from 2 1/4" square

    tubing.   The smallest AC Compressor that I found was a Sanden AC compressor which is only 7 inches long total length (comprssor with clutch).  I used a Kwik Performance Ac Kit but the mount can easliy fabricated by yourself.   I was rushing to enter my car into a car show so did not have time to measure and try and error the mount construction.

    But notice that you must use Chevy truck type water pump and longer harmonic pulley to match the belt location.  The posting goes into the details of the AC Installation.

    I hope this answers your questions, if not post any more questions that you may have.


  3. fturbo930,

         Check out -The guy with Larry Chen walkthrough Toyo Tire booth claims the Green 240z has a Lamborghini V12 motor in it.    Unforturnately, the hood was not open.     I guess we will never know for sure.         Green 240Z video at 4:29



  4. rturbo930,   

           I found one more pic of the Green 240Z at the Toyo Tire Booth.   I did recall any sign near the car with more information, though.   I hope this pics help you..



    looks like it has Apex Engineering  Time Attack rear suspension





  5. SEMA Show 2023 Las Vegas,NV  Oct32-Nov4


        The Sema Show is the Biggest Automotive Show in the World so there are hundreds of cars, trucks and now Electric powered vehicles( gokarts,sport cars,etc) were there.  I will try to label the vehicle pics with the proper description as possble.


    Sema Show Sign outside of the Central Hall



    interior picture of the Show




    Nitro Funny Car on Display




    240z with LS9 supercharger and 6 speed trans at the show for the Ultimate Street Car Competition Race.   This

    race consists various street racers who competete a events across the USA(East to West Coast).  The events include

    racing in a straight line, 60 to zero stopping,  a tght sports car track racing.


    LS9 into a 240z with 6 speed trans



    LS9 supercharged  Z




    Interior View note-Hand Brake




    There were Super High 4WD trucks all over the Show.






    K Mini Race Truck





    Under carriage



    Truck Interior




    Crowds of people outside the buildings







    How high can you go?




    Beautiful Red Ferrari with V10 motor



    V10 motor



    4WD Truck Lineup





    Another Z Race Car




    Skyline JDM









    Super Clean Green 240Z




    Full Blown  Black Dodge Charger



    Blown Hemi





    Inside of Show



    Large Trailing Arms




    Lambo with Metallic Wrap




    You can not get much Lower than this!!



    Road Racing 240Z



    More Road Racing Zs




    California Lower Rider Chevy



    Liberty Walk 370Z




    Scion Race Car?



    Porsche Race Car



    Cobra Race Car




    Fully Blown Hemi Roadster



    Yellow 240z











    Roll Bar in Deck



    Engine Compartment



    Tri[ple Webers Carbs




    This Z Car was build in "Snow Country" -Canada probably costed than 30% more because of that 



    K truck



    This Blue 240z was in the Battle of The Builders entries.   It was powered with Blown LS motor

     sticking through the hood.

    Rear View-modified Tail Lights, custom Spoiler and Rear Chassis Deflector











    It has a small Blower on a LS motor with square tubing front frame and custom strut mounts.


    240Z Radio Controlled Car







    Fully Carbon Fiber 240Z



    Video of Drifting Demo by Three Mustangs







    Next- Replacing Precision Weather Stripping

























  6.   Silvermine Motorsports has a Ford 8.8 Rear End Conversion kit for 240z.   The kit includes the bracketsnecessary for this conversion for

    $1340.00 plus shpping.   This kit does not include CV axles, strut shocks, wheel hubs, rear brakes,et and the Ford 8.8 differential.   The buyer

    must purchase the remaining items but uses available parts.   The only other conversion kit on the market is Techno Toys who sell their kit for $8000.00 plus shipping.   The Silvermine kit seems to be well built and strong enough for most people.   I am curious if anyone has installed this kit and would comment about it.








         i replaced my Original Factory Wiper Motor with one from a 1992 Honda Civic.   Amazon had a Cardone New Wiper

    Motor #85-1423 for $105.   This particular wiper motor has "Parking Return Feature" which returns the wiper blades to return in the Parking postion when Shut off.   The original Factory does not have this feature so the Driver has to accomplish this task manually.



    This Honda Wiper Motor has the same mounting bolt pattern so the installation is easy.   Also the  Motor rotation is the same.    The Datsun Wiper Mounting Plate has to "notched" for the Honda Wiper Motor Clearance.   The Honda Motor

    was similar Mounting  Slot for the Datsun Wiper Arm and bolts right up.

       A Hot Glue Gun was used to glue down the Hoda wiring to prevent possible  wiring problems.



    The most difficult portion of this installation is the Electrical Wiring of this swap.   A Water Proof Relay was utilized as the

    Wiper Motor is located in the Cowl Section of the vehicle.   I used -irhassody 40.30 Amp 12vt Waterproof 5 pin HD relay $11 from Amazon.

           This is my wiring diagram for this Honda Wiper Motor Swap.   Double check the wiring colors as I found some wiper motors has different wiring colors.




    Honda Wiper Motor installed.


  8. Sorry it took so long but this Japanese Body Shop does some of Best Restorations in Japan so they really busy.   Their workmanship is excellent and very detailed.

    This latest video is #49  and shows installation  of the Asphalt Insulation Pads on the Interior Floor Pans of the S30 car. 



    Go to Chevy Gen IV Posting under Heavy Duty Frame Rails-posting #17 to view all 49 Videos of this 240z Restoration.

  9. Replacement of Heater/AC Blower Fan-


         Finding a Replacement Blower Fan especially with the similar mounting arrangement and size was not easy.   The

    closest one that found was  one from a Kai Sportage for $99. This was a brand new one and a rebuilt one.   The blower shaft was the same size as the original Datsun.   Their Fan was slightly larger (about 1/4"}but made of black plastic..




    Its speed was a little faster so hopefully it provide more air flow.


    Replacement Electrical Connector Plugs-


         Alot of my original Datsun Plastic White Electricl Connector Plugs were pretty brittle.    



       So I found these Replacements on Ebay.

       IMG_4371.JPG.5d8843996a78ced6aa510e558446825e.JPG   2.3 connector and terminals


            Ebay also had 6.3 connectors and terminals but I could not find its pic.


    Repairing Interior Vents-

        These vents draw air from the two air tube built into both top sides of the engine compartment.   Basically the vents function at high speeds (above 40mph}.   Some people forget to close them when running their Air Conditioning and wonder why the Air Conditioning is not cooling the vehicle.

        Replacing Foam gaskets on the Vents.


    Used Contact Cement to Glue the form the Ducts.



    Next- Replacement of Wiper Motor



  10. Reapairing Right Side Dashboard Ac Vent Hose-

       The Right AC Vent  2"Hose was broken off from the Duct Vent.   So a method to reconnect that hose would have

    to be found.    I diecided to use a 3' piece of  2" radiator to"splint' the Vent Hose to the plastic Vent Housing.




     Used the Hot Glue Gun to adhere the Spint to the Vent Housing.


    Inside View of the  Splint





    The Finished Repair if the AC Vent Hose and Duct


    I had to fabricate a Micro Phillips Screwdriver to remove the Three Phillips Heas Screws to Chrome Duct Vent.



    This Micro Phillips Screwdriver also was used in other 'tight spaces" where normal phillips screwdrivers would not fit.


    Modifying the Dashboard Center Vent-

       The Original Center Console Vent only had a small piece of foam around the vent tube leading to the Blower Box.

    I decided to construct a sheet metal Tube that provide a tighter seal to Outlet Vent.



    Making Template for the Vent Connector


    Bending the sheet metal with a 5/8" deep socket to match the template shape.



    Finished AC Vent Connector




    Next-Heater Blower Fan Replacement



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  11. Finally, Part# 46 video-shows the complete of the Front Radiator Core Support.   Use of both Mig and Spot Welding is shown to fasten pieces together.   Note,

    the use of Weld Through Primer on the connecting sides of the welded parts prevents future corrosion.   This step is commonly skipped so corrosion starts immmediately,

    Go to Gen  II & Gen IV Chevy V8 under Heavy Duty Rails Section on Page 17.


  12.    I just added  Part # 45 which consists of Body working the Rear Body Panel. correctly Right  Fender gaps and Fender Body Lines.   The Bodyman  reworked some

    of their previous body work to improve the body panels fit.   Got to give them credit for their dedication to do a quality job.

          Part # 45 can be  found on Gen II & Gen IV Chevy V8 under Heavy Duty Frame Rails on Page 17. 

  13.     Sorry for Not Posting for a while.   After my last post on Jan 30,  I went my Orthopedic Surgeon to check on

    my Sore Left Knee.   He previously did a Partial Knee Replacement on my Right Knee about 6 years ago.  At that time,  my Left Knee was not too bad but I had pain occasionally.  After the 2022 Sema Show, my knee got real bad to the point that I could hardly walk at the end of the day.   So I made an appointment to have my Left Knee checked out.   No surprises, the X Rays showed Bone to Bone Contact causing the pain.   So I wanted the surgery as soon as possible.    But I did not expect that there would be an opening for my surgery in only 2 weeks.  So on Feb 15 , I had a Total Knee Replacement Surgery which consists of installlation of a Titanium Joint inserted into my leg.   I went home the same day but I knew that the Physical Therapy would be Painful and take Months too.


    Pic of my Left Knee

    IMG_5237.JPG.296e21ecc0fc8dd96e4713c27f7fae47.JPGTop to Bottom



    -Now back to posting - continuation of Air Conditioning Installation


    Pic of the Sanden Compressor mounted with 90 degree Outlet Fittings to clear the Hood.



    Top View of  Compressor Installation.



    Vintage AC Condensor mounted in front of the Radiator Core Support.



    As the new AC Compressor Location changed the Drive Belt Arrangement for the Alternator so

    new mounts had to be constructed.



    The New Alternator Mount being Test Fitted.



    Front View of New Alternator Mount.



    Mount was Powder coated and Test Fitted.




    Front View of Mount



    Because of the Evaporator Hoses, the Glove Compartment Box had to shortened in Depth by 2"'



    So now, the Holley ECU Box was mounted in the Lower Shelve.   This postion is better for view the ECU LED Trouble Lights.  The Upper Shelve would  be the New Glove Box although smaller.


    The Glove Compartment Door Hinges were slotted to provide additional adjustment.




    Next- More Modifications to AC Vents ,etc.

  14. More Good News, as of today Feb 24,2023, I posted Two More Videos #43 and #44 on my Chevy V8 Gen III and IV postings.   Number#43 goes into more 

    detail on Door Alignment and Fitment.    Number #44 shows how to create Body Lines and repairing Door Gaps.    Developing the "Feel Metal"(feeling High or

    Low Spots on the sheet metal usually takes a little time to acquire but some people never acquire this skill.  Bodywork is mostly learned from experience.   These Bodyworkers make their work look easy but it isn't.


  15. Good News-There is now a #42 Video Episode of The Complete S30 Body Restoration.   It seemed that Japanese Body stopped  working on the S30 when they painted the 


    Under Carriage of this car.   But I think a Emergency Job for the Tokyo Auto Salon Show (This show is Japan's Version of the US SEMA Show)  in early 2023 was squeezed in.


    But anyway, there should be at least a couple more videos coming down the road.   Enjoy!



  16. Kwik Performance Compressor Mounting Kit# L10291





    Kwik Performance  Kit  sits high above the Passenger Side Valve Cover.



    Sanden Air Compressor($250)




    Designing the Card Board Template





    Trial Mounting of New Mount



                                               Front View of Mountront View of the MounttIMG_4769.JPG


    Bolt Arrangement of Alternator Mounting Bolts



    Comparsion between Old Corvette Water Pump and New Camaro Water Pump



    Vintage Condensor#03701-OVA 12' Tall x 20" High x .83Thick was utilized($100 Amazon).



    It was bolted to Front Core Support in Front of Radiator.



    New Foam was installed around Outlet Opening of Evaporator Core Unit for sealing purposes.



    New NAPA Expansion Valve on Evaporator Core was used.





    Factory Interior Wiring Harness had to be relocated to the Right Interior Panel  to create space for

    High and Low AC Pressure Hoses entering the Core from the Firewall.



    Pic of the ARA Air Con Unit installed to Factory Heater Unit with Pressure Hoses to the Firewall.


    A !/2" Rubber Hose was also installed to allow Core to drain water out of vehicle.


    A High and Low Pressure Valve installed in-line to turn off Air Compressor to prevent its damage.






    top view of Kwik Performance AC Brackets




    Next-More Air Conditioning Work

  17.    While in Tokyo, I came across these Videos which shows in great detail show a Complete Restoration of a S30 Datsun Z.   The videos even show what tools,equipment, paint, primers are used.   The only problem is that the initial videos are in Japanese without subtitles.  However,

    due to popular demand, later videos came with English SubTitles.  I posted telling the general subject of repair so you can skip videos that

    you are not interested in.  Go to  V8 Z forums ---To Gen II& IV Chev V8 ----to Heavy Duty Frame Rails---Go to Page 17---Go to Posting dated December 22,2022.   I hope you enjoy them.

                                                          Tap on Arrow below to go to my site to view all 49 videos.




    Japan S30 FairLady  Restoration Video-


    Part 21-Repairing Engine Compartment Panels


    Part 22-Applying body Filler and Sanding Engine Compartment.



    Part 23-Repairing Core Support and Head Light Doors


    Part 24-Repairing Upper Engine Compartment




     ----------------------------------- ENGLISH SUBTITLES NEXT PART-------------------------------




    Part 26--Connecting Rocker Panel and  Floor Pans



    Part 27-Repairing Right Side Rocket Panel



    Part 28-Rear  Quarter Panel Patch



    Part29-Tail Light Housing Repair



    Part 30-Rear Panel Repair-



    Part 31-Changing Right Door Panel



    Part32-Repairing Rear Inner Wheel Housing



    Part33-Repairing  Right Floor Pan



    Part 34-left Rear Floor Pan Repair



    Part 35-Rear Deck Repair



    Part 36-Body working the Rear Deck Lid


    Part 37-Repairing the Car Roof



    Part 38-More Repairing to Roof and Rear Deck



    Part 39-Body Filling Interior Floor Panels



    Part 40-Installing Seat Mounting Brackets



    Part 41-Rust Patching through out the car



    Part 42-,Seam Sealing, Priming the Chassis and Undercoating the Bottom of Car



       I thought there might be additional videos on replacing the doors,hood,and hatch but

    it seems that the shop is finished with their portion of the job.   So this is the Final Video

    of this 240Z restortation.     



       2-17-2023    Good News, I was wrong about the previous video being the last one in this series.

    This video #43 covers more Rust Repair around the Front Windshield. 



    So it seems that there should be maybe one or more videos on this 240z Fairlady Restoration.


    Video #44    Assemble and Alignment of Right Side Quarter Panel and Door.  Also. the video describes in detail how to create Body Lines and repairing Door Gaps.



    Part #45   Body Working Rear Body Panel, Correctly Right Fender Gap and Right Body Lines



    #46 Repairing Front Radiator Support


    #47  Finish interior bodywork 


    #48 Exterior Bo



    #49  Detailed installation of Asphalt Floor Insulation.   I never seen replacement of the Asphalt Insulation in any Restored  240Z before.  This video gives a Step By Step Explaination of this process.


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  19. ShawnM,   I glad you enjoyed the videos.   Did you notice that a lot of the metal fabrication tools (such as sheet metal bender, bead roller, English Wheel, etc) are brand new.  The videos even show the boxes that they came in.  The equipment was Made in USA, too.    As my Father owned a Body Shop, I can tell that their workmanship is High Quality and would recommend that Body Shop to restore a 240Z.    Please bear with lack of English Subtitles, later

    Episodes will have more English Subtitles!!!






      I just returned from Tokyo, Japan today.   While there, I found this video on YouTube.com-JP    It was one of the Best Video Restoration of S30 Datsun Fair Lady car .   Although it is mostly in Japanese, the video shows in great detail of the restoration process.  The videos comes in 39 parts so I will try to divide the videos up into sections.   Then you can just go to the restoration part that you may be interested in.

         Part 1-Painting Stripping, Abrasive Blasting (normally 80 Grit),Epoxy Priming the Bare Sheet Metal.   This process gives the Bodyman the True Condition of the Car Body.   Then he can start ordering either Repro Parts or Junk yard parts.  As this car is over 50 years old, finding even Junk yard parts would lucky. So, a lot of sheet metal must be fabricated by hand.

      *NOTE-Press "Escape Key" to exit end of video.


    PART 2-Test Fitting of Replacement Panels and Hand Fabricating the Parts that could not be found.



    Part 3-  Abrasive Blasting Individual Parts and Replacing Floor Panels 


    Part 5   Welding Front Frame Rails

    A Professional Induction Spot Weld was used to weld up the Front Frame Rails.   A 180Amp Mig Welder could be used as a substitute.  This would be a good time to think about using a good welding primer that will be welded(spot or mig) to prevent corrosion caused by welding.   This treatment should be followed up with a corrosion resistant spray after finish painting the vehicle.

    Additionally, Drilling Rust Proofing holes and plugs will allow the spray to go where the factory box panels didn't.


    Part 6-Fabricating Wheel Housing Panels


    Part7- Replacing Front Door Skins and Lead Soldering Small Rust Damage



    Part 8-Repaiing Front Fenders and Rear Quarter Panels


    Part 9-Repairing Rear Quarter Panels-interior and exterior



    Part 10-Repairing Rear Back Panel


    Part 11-Repairing Inner Hatch Deck and Taillight Housing Area and Repairing Wheel Housing



    Part 12-Repairing Side rocker Panels and Tail Light Housing Area



    Part 13-Replacing Side Rocker



    *NOTE- After watching these videos, you may think Japan Body Shops are primitive compared to

    American Body Shops.   The real reason is that Japan has a very strict Vehicle Safety Code.  It is

    so strict that most cars have only a 5 year life especially in urban areas( Tokyo, Osaka,etc).  Scrap

    Yards in Japan are full of seemly good condition vehicles that can not driven on Japanese roads.

    Japan Body Shops have a huge supply of ":used parts".   So much, they can order replacement 

    parts such as car door in the exact factory color needed.  As most cars are only 5 years old and 

    under strict safety standards, there is no market to do corrosion repair except for those people

    will to pay the big dollars to restore popular cars.   I could not believe this fact till I saw stacks of

    "perfectly good cars" with no collision damage on them in the junkyards of Japan.


    Part 14-REplacing Rear Quarter Panel


    Part 15-Repairing Rear Panel.



    Part-16-Reparing Front Crossmember


    Part 17-240Z on Frame Machine to check Frame Alignment and pulling the Frame to put it

    in specifications.


    The Left Side (Strut Tower) is bent in about 1/2" so they pulled it with a Hydraulic 10 Ton Ram.

    This was only small damage to the frame but would affect Toe -in, Camber and Caster Specifications.


    Part 18-Repairing Front Frame Rail Inner Structure


    Part 19-More Frame Repair Work


    Part 20-Fabricating Front Crossmember Panel


     This Video demonstrates creating Contours on Sheetmetal with only Hand Tools.









  21. SEMA SHOW LAS VEGAS ,NV  Nov. 1 to Nov. 4, 2023


         I went to the Sema Show from Monday to Thursday.    Because of Covid, I missed going to Two previous Shows.

    This years Sema Show was Huge in size.   The Show now occupies the whole Las  Vegas Convention Hall area plus

    all the outside area of the major Halls.   Also, They built a Giant Building called the West Hall that was the Convention 

    Hall Parking Lots.   So the Hotel Shuttle Buses dropped Attendees about 400 yards from the Convention Property.

       I was so tired from walking around the Show and must have walked 4 miles each day.   I tried to take pics of Nissan

    and some other JDM Cars for you guys.   Please forgive me if I could not remember all the car descriptions to go with

    the pics.

         Pics  from the outside of the  Main Show Halls:











    Crowd of people watching Live Burn Outs and Optima Street Car Races,


    Inside the Halls

       Computer Guided Upholstery Sewing Machine




    Lowered Nissan 370Z



    Dodge Charger with a 392 Late Model Hemi with Twin Turbochargers



    Electronic Controlled Mufflers which Driver could control the Exhaust Sound.





      Drifting VIDEO-    



    1500 HP   5.9 Cummins 24 valve turbocharged motor




    Drifting Demos in Exhibition Area





     Custom Made 4 Rotor Mazda Race Car



    Driver Seat area



    This Mazda puts out 2000 HP and costs $500,000 to build!!!!!!!!!





    Skyline with Full Liberty Walk Body Kit




    Skyline with RB30 with Huge Turbo




    Traxxas had a huge Rock Climbing display where people could try driving RC Four Wheel vehicles 

    on it.




    B is for the Build had a Lambo wit Twin Turboed LS motor with Carbon Fiber Body Panels.




    This Purple 240Z with LS9 Sugercharged Motor was one of about a dozen cars in the Optima Ulimate Street Csr Races.







    an Older Nissan Skyline





    Beautiful Leather Interiot in the Toyo Tires Booth




    240Z Motor Compartment



    exerior of the 240Z



    Another Build for the Build Project Formula Race Car




    BMW with a one of its kind V-12 motor Mercedes V12 motor.



     A Wild Custom A Single UTV Built on Top of Two Big Jet Skis



    Closup up the Frame between the UTV and the Two Jet Skis



    !970  Datsun Restro BRE Race Car




    Another LS Swaped JDM Race car





    Hand crafted all Alumunim BMB with Suicide Frant Doors











    Artist used  Marker Pen to decorate this car.




     Next-Back to Finishing Air Condimtioning Installation



    I will be heading to Tokyo so the next posting maybe  after Xmas so Happy Holidays to You and Yours111111








  22. Before I go to Air Conditioning  Installation.  The construction of the Rear Tow Bracket will be covered.  A Rear Tow Bracket is a necessity to hold the vehicle securely when towing the car with a Flat Bed Tow Truck.   The Bracket also comes in handy if you ever end up in a ditch.

       Started off by Constructing a Card Board Template .



    The Bracket will be cut out of !/4" Mild Steel Plate with a Plasma Cutter.   Then Finished Shaped with a 4 1/2" Angle Grinder.



    The Bracket was then Powder Coated RED.



    It was installed on top of the Factory Rear Bumper Bracket.



    Rear View of the Rear Tow Bracket.


    Air Conditioning Installation


         There are many  ways to install Air Conditioning in a 240Z.   Since I had constructed my own engine mounts, most After Market AC Compressor Mounts interfered with my Custom Made Motor Mounts..

    Dirty Dingo Mount Kit was one example of these kits.



    ITC Billet was another kit that would not work with my mounts.


    Kwik Performance #L10291 Air Compressor Mounting Kit that located the compressor in front of the Right Side Cylinder Head.   Also, the Location was not too high like many After Market Kits.   Because of the 240Z Low Hood Configuration,  clearance  would be a problem.   But, using the Kwik Performance Kit would require replacement of the Water Pump and

    Harmonic Balancer(about $236 additional cost on top of $230 Kit cost).    These parts were required to move the Serpentine Belt ! 1/2" Forward.

    AC Delco Water Pump # 252-976 from   $156-Amazon was used.

    IMG_4772.JPG.cc7ffaa51b3089ddab736c2ea49226b4.JPG   Note- 1 1/2" height differance


    AC Delco Harmonic Balancer #19300488   from Amazom  $85



    Also, Note - 1 1/2" height differance


    LS Harmonic Balancers require a 3 Jaw Type Puller to remove the Balancer from the Crankshaft.

    This is because LS Balancers do not have any Pulling Threaded Holes and also require a Spacer 

    Rod under the Puller Screw.   If you do not have one, some Part Stores have them to Rent Out.


    Also, A Harmonic Balancer Installation Tool

    IMG_E4755.JPG.9385168bdd84f1ae9675ec6f1b6d061f.JPG Note-Spacer Rods under Puller


    A Harmonic Installation Tool will be necessary to install the New Harmonic Balancer on the crankshaft.  Using a heavy hammer to install the balancer can damage the Rubber Inert

    Ring in the Balancer.




    i will continue this AC Installation Process later as I am leaving for the SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas

    this weekend.  I will post pics from the show when I return.


  23. Preparing for Local Car Show-

        There was a Local car Show in my area on Labor Day.   Everybody was encouraging me to enter my 240Z in it.

    But, there was still a lot of work to make it even decent.


    Installing the Interior Carpet-

         Interior Innovations  provided a Full Eight Piece Precut Carpet for about  $700.   The fitting was good and was made of Good Materials.   I had to decide which method to fasten the carpeting to

    the metal floor.   Went to Home Depot and found Double Sided Industrial Grade Velco tape (cost $30).   So No Drilling and Screws were used.



    Epoxy Adhesive was used the hold the Velco Tape down.

    Passenger Door Panel-



    Driver Side Door Panel-



    Passenger Side Carpeting-



    Fabricating Front Tow Hitch-

         As this car is lowered, In case when the car would need to towed, the normal method of

    sliding a tire lift under the car would not be possible.  The Fiberglass Air Dam is in the way.

    So Towing on a Flat Bed Towing would be mostly likely method available.   But, you still a way

    to hook up the car to winch it aboard.   So I decided to fabricate a Front Tow Hitch.

       the Hitch was constructed of !/4" Steel Plate and bolted to the front frame rail.



    Hitch was bolted to the Frame RailIMG_E4666.JPG.6c17f6e08b4718a8b11dfd408bf574be.JPG


    The Tow Hitch sticks through the Front Air Dam under the Bumper.



    The Labor Day Car Show-

        There were about 400 assorted cars at the Show.   Everything from 32 Roadsters, 57 Chevys,

    Cobra Cars, Blown Gassers, VWs, Camaros, Corvettes, Vipers, Hell Cats, Low Riders, etc were there.  






    I spent most of the time there, telling people "What kind of Car it was?  - !971 Datsun 240z

    What is a Datsun?   Nissan introduce their Brand New Car Line as "Datsun".  There were even some

    Japanese Tourists asking questions about my "FairLady"( name of the.. 240Z in Japan).  I did not

    have time to even walk around and check out the other cars at the show.   But my car and I were luck to be filmed for an upcoming  Local TV Car Show.













    Here are some Black and White Versions of the Pics.   Black and White Photos really gives a 

    Restro Mod Feeling.








    Next-Air Conditioning installation

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