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  1. sounds like an awsome deal, get some pictures of it so we can check it out
  2. I know its a big project, but it's coming along god, and it feels better for me rescue a car that needs it instead of buying one that rust free. And yes you could think it would have lived all its life in southern sweden, 😂 Today i go the frame rails welded in, well atleast started welding it in, next on the list is prepping to put in the driver side floor and patching up the front of the passenger floor.
  3. Hi guys, since my last update I have been cadet on a ship and haven't had much time to work. But I'm started getting back at it, especially considering my girlfriend is leaving for 6 months to be a cadet on ships, i will get a lot done. I made a rotisserie from wood and some steel, as it was cheaper and the chassi doesn't way that much, (lifted one end with engine crane and the other by hand with my friend.) I cut out the spare wheel tub, have decided to make a lite bigger fuel tank and a flat floor. And I have almost finished making my own frame rails as I wanted some more strength by having the rails connected to the rear part of the chassi, and partly to make the floors land in the same place. And for those of you whom are curios my rear swaybar goes behind the dif, came that way when i bought it. I also decided that i will be changing the drive line to something more modern, to be more precise i bought a bmw e46 323i, which means i got the m52b25tub engine, and the reason for getting this engine and not the 2.8l one or the s52 m3 engine is that I live in sweden and the law say i can change the power of a car by 20% form my cars specific power, and I do want the car to be fully legal, even if I will be making more power than the bmw made stock. thanks for reading, and i will try to update more the coming months as i finish things on the car!
  4. My car acctually have a rear mounted swaybar from when i bought it.
  5. well i did buy factory style frame rails but wasn't really pleased with how it was turning out so i decided to do some full length rails and it was cheaper to buy material i needed than to go for bad dogs extra piece . But i think i will just stitch weld it as some of you suggested. here are some more pictures its almost final fitment, need to get it down a little in the rear but otherwise i'm ready to start welding the first one in.
  6. Hi guys need your opinion before i start welding the frame rails in, currently i have a made the rail from 70x25 with 1.5 wall but was wondering if i should make a lip for them (so i can spot weld them like factory) or just weld the corner to the bottom of the floor, I can't spot weld from the top as the bulge runs along just above where the frame rail will land. So what do you guys think i should do? And yes i know there is some gaps but that will be taken care of when i get ready to start welding in the frame rails.
  7. Fabrication looks really awesome! From what car is the HVAC unit?
  8. Work is slow but steady, almost finished with welding the rear of the passenger floor area. I also talked with a company about blasting the undersider, inside and engine bay to get them metal clean. they said about 300- 350 usd to do it. does it seem reasonable?
  9. Any progress on the side mirrors? they are looking really good
  10. Got the floor welded in, also snapped some pictures of all the bare metal that i stripped, removed the sunroof to get to the metal underneath, looks alright, but cant fix the hole so will be putting it back when the day comes.
  11. I have been in my garage a lot the the latest days, have striped most of the paint on the outside of the car and slowly started stripping bottom and inside, it's going slower as the are more complicated curves to deal with, also I fitted the passenger floor today, planning och welding it in tomorrow. .
  12. Today i did some work on the car, mostly paint removal, and removed the last of the sound deadening. They had a lot of bondo on most of the quarter panel, but it came of quiet easy. here is a before and after. I also made a new piece of leather for the key tag, didn't turn out perfect, so might remake it at a later date.
  13. Did some more work today, mostly made a mount for the engine so i can hang it on my engine stand as it didn't have one when i bought it. Also found some repairs, under a ton of body filler. But i already have new sheet metal for the rear overfender area on both sides. I was curious if the antenna hole looked like this from factory or if it's also a repair.
  14. A lite update, i dont know anything about the cars history but the vin is #HLS3021599 the engine is a matchning numbers, with a p30 block and a E31 head, and SU carbs.  Some more picks of the car in its current state.
  15. I thought i start a build log here, mostly for me actually. Feels like i will have more of a reason to get work done if there is someone who sees what i do, not just me and all the people that say i have a way to much to do. Which i knew when i bought the car. But on to the story of my car. I haven' t really been in to any type of vehicle until i stumbled on a picture of this car a couple of years back. I was immediately in love, i knew i needed to have one. Fast forward to last autumn, i realise i have the possibility to actually buy one, so i start to scour the internet, both the European market and the american market. Europe was a bit too pricey for me as cars started at 6k euro and it was at least 1.5k to get it to Sweden. So i very soon looked towards USA where cars price start at like 500 dollars. I almost purchased a track day 240z from the west coast but backed out in the last minute, as I had to buy the car sight unseen, it was a bit price for what I got. So the search kept on going until spring 2018 when i stumbled on a 2/71' 240z, quite rusty as you will see, but it appealed to me somehow, so i won the bidding, and contacted a shipping company, and the car was on its way. The car landed in Gothenburg late May and i picked it up a few days later. Now that i had my dream car there was a lot to do. I started with a cleaning it was long overdue. when the car was cleaner then it been in decades i didn't really find any new damage. Fast forward a couple of months, i bring the car from my parents place to my own garage and i have now teared down the whole car and i am doing rust repair. So the cars current state, i'm doing rust repair on the passenger side floor area, to get it ready for the new floor and frame rail, and slowly working away at the area below the hatch. Then there is the driver side floor area, battery tray area, rear wheel arches, some rust spots in the trunk but none in the spare-wheel arch. Other then that there is some more places but nothing mayor i have found yet. Most of the interior needs replacing, I will repair the dash, but unsure what to do with the seats, as there is nothing more then the seat frame i can save. Engine wise i'm very unsure what to do, the car didn't ran when bought, but does turn over. I'm about to put it on a engine stand and pick it apart some so i can try to decide what to do. I'm thinking of doing an engine swap but i can only increase the engine kW by 20% and torque by 10% or 15kW/100kg, (this is factory power, can still tune the engine for more power) so cant put in a much bigger engine but i would like something a bit more reliable that i can start no matter when and where. Something i can repair without having to wait for parts for months. This is the car in its current state.
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