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  1. If the area in red in my picture had a passageway, then the wires running from the front to the back wouldn't need to be in the interior space of the cabin. It would just be a cleaner install, IMO. Your point of the wires still being in the footwell is a good point. I will be doing a complete rewire and won't be using the factory connectors. It looks like if the area in red was opened up, a passageway could be created. Maybe not though, I'm not sure what's in the way in that area. Thought I'd ask if someone has done it or at least knows what it looks like in there.
  2. Thanks for your reply. Has anyone ever opened this area up? It sure would be nice to not have wires in the cabin.
  3. I have a 1976 280z. When I got the car, there were no wires running from the front to the back for the taillights/etc. I believe that the factory wires run in between the body and wheel well on passenger side. But how do they get up to the firewall area? It looks like they would run perfectly in the channel of the inside rocker area, but I cannot fish anything through the area right at the base of the wheel well/door area. (See picture) How have others done this? Pictures would be really nice. Thanks in advance
  4. How much are the axles and what power level will they hold? Thanks
  5. Thanks for your reply. Anyone have any pics/info on mounting 3 point belts with a roll bar? Is mounting any parts of the seat belt to the roll bar make sense?
  6. In addition, does anyone know where 76 280z shoulder belt mounting points are supposed to be?
  7. Hello, I am in the process of putting a 6pt roll bar in my 76 280z. The main hoop is being welded directly over the existing seat belt pockets with kickers going down to the top of the rear shock towers. Door bars will be removable and not installed unless at the track. I will be using 3 point retractable seat belts for street driving and will bolt in a harness when I go to the track. I'm hoping others have info and/or pictures of how they may have mounted 3 point belts with a roll bar/cage. I found a few threads but most of the time pictures don't work anymore and was hoping others could chime in as well. Thanks
  8. Thanks, I hadn't seen that. Do we know if this will require transferring the existing ignition, turn signals, wipers, lights, etc from the factory column?
  9. I must have missed it, but how do I donate to the site?
  10. I am using the roll bar hoop dimensions that 74_5.0L_Z graciously posted and wanted to make sure that it would also work for a 280z as well.
  11. Does anyone know if this measurement is the same from 240z to 280z? I have 53.75" just above the middle circle. I'm assuming it is, but just wanted to double check. Thanks Joe
  12. Has anyone put in a universal tilt steering column? I am thinking of putting in a flaming river or ididit column to get the tilt functionality and also make rewiring a ton easier. Has anyone done this? I found a couple of threads but nothing concrete. Thanks
  13. Car is a 1976 280z. Just got it a while ago and starting my build. I am beginning to plan my roll bar. I noticed there are 2 bowl shaped recesses in the floorboards, behind each seat. I am assuming they are there for clearance when the seat is slid all the way back? Either way, this is in the area where I am going to build the boxes for the main hoop connection, so I am planning on cutting them out and welding in a flat plate. Just wanted to know what they are there for. Thanks Joe
  14. Does anyone have pictures of the fitment of this hoop in their Z? Close ups would be really nice. Any reason the fitment would be any different in a 1976 280z? Thanks much in advance.
  15. Did you use a different ignition module? If so, where did you mount it? Also, good advice on the LS wiring. I am planning on using a Holley standalone, so I'll be using their harness.
  16. Joe, would you be willing to share how you wired the column? That looks like the biggest headache by far!
  17. Thanks everyone for your comments. It's definitely a big, tedious job.
  18. Hi guys, I have a 1976 280z. I am new to Datsuns but have done an LS swap in a 60s muscle car (that had much less wiring). I am putting a 5.3 LS/t56. I want to rewire the car. I will be trashing the stock engine wiring harness and likely running a Holley standalone with harness. I will be replacing all factory gauges with aftermarket. The biggest challenge seems to be the ignition and steering column. I have read that some people like putting in an EZ wire universal kit. For people that have done a motor swap and rewire before, did you just trash the factory junction block and connectors? Or just use a couple of them? Any other general advice? Thanks Joe
  19. Hi all, Anyone have any comments/feedback on the zpowersteering or silvermine electric power steering units? Obviously the zpowersteering costs a bit more. Looking for some comparisons. Thanks
  20. Thanks guys. Since power steering pumps are an easy add on an LS, any reason to not do the Subaru rack? For those that have done them, did you have to restrict the flow? Any good step by step write-ups?
  21. What is everyone using for hydraulic power steering racks with an LS swap?
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