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Jethoncho

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  1. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Thanks! Trying to stay on track. Its a long road to go but the shiny bits help me stay motivated!
  2. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Carbon was unboxed this past Friday .
  3. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Today’s project was to build up my axles. After waiting a good length of time T3 got me the correct axles and CV boots for my differential conversion. I dismantled everything about two months ago. I painted all the parts yesterday...I also took the stub shafts out to the airport today to deal with the hammer damage from the hacks that removed the axles prior to my purchase. I put the stub shafts on the lathe and turned down the ends where the hack hammered them into submission. Then I returned home and assembled them.
  4. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Haven’t weighed anthing yet bet the Carbon hatch is probably 15-20lbs lighter than the steel hatch. I’m guessing a total weight savings of 50lbs
  5. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Yesterday the boxes from Retro-Spec Carbon started to arrive. The first box contained my rear hatch. I unboxed it and was happy to find it undamaged. The quality of the construction is very nice with on two very small areas noticeable in the weave where the cloth overlapped. Today’s delivery included the balance (hopefully) of my parts: hood, fenders, headlight buckets, front and rear BRE spoilers and wiper cowl. I’ll unbox on Friday when I return from work trip. I also received photos of my new calipers that are being color-match painted.
  6. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Thanks amigo! You should, it’s only getting more valuable!
  7. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    This morning’s project was the last bit of sheet metal work on the left side of the car. There was an area of damage/rust on the driver’s floor board. The area measured 11”x7” it it was right in the middle of the contoured pressed into the original floor board. This meant if I wanted to match the existing structure I would have to recreate these. I bought a bead roller from Jegs but since I’ve never used one before there was a bit of a learning curve. All in all I pleased with the results...
  8. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    The windage tray I attached to the previous post from yesterday is a completely new fabricated part. The louvers are reversed from the original to compensate for the pan/sump being reversed. I’m gonna try to be a little more active with my post cuz I think it helps keep me motivated! Thanks for following my thread!
  9. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Today’s project was to fabricate a new windage tray for my modified oil pan. The oil pan is now complete except for leak check of all my welds. I ordered an extra pan gasket today, once that arrives I’ll bolt the pan down to the aluminum slab that I have then pressurize it through the drain hole and soap check the welds...once that’s complete I can finally close the lower end on my engine.
  10. Jethoncho

    rb25/26 rear sump custom oil pans??

    I like this idea, since I already have a slab of billet aluminum I bolted it down to to prevent warpage i’ll Just bolt it down to that with a pan gasket and pressurize it as you suggested. Great idea, thanks!
  11. Jethoncho

    rb25/26 rear sump custom oil pans??

    Did you have any issue with leaks? I’m trying to think of a good method of leak checking my welds.
  12. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Thanks for responding to my vent session...I appreciate your feedback!
  13. Jethoncho

    rb25/26 rear sump custom oil pans??

    Thanks man, the second attempt was definitely yielded a better result plus I had the original pan to cannibalize. The slap of aluminum was scrounged from the shop that maintains the aircraft I fly. It was so billet material they had laying around and the were good enough to give it to me. I drilled and tapped it so I could bolt the pan to it to limit warping during the welding of the flange. Worked great!
  14. Jethoncho

    1978 Datsun 280Z RB25 Restomod

    Put most of my bare metal in epoxy primer this week. No more chasing flash/surface rust. Not too bad for spraying in my rather dusty garage.
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