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    Nelsonian 240z

    I started on a few small projects of my own as in stripping the exterior of the stock gas tank priming then painting it. I also soaked the inside with Evaporust for three weeks flipping it around in a big tub as over time in storage it began to have flash rust form inside. I originally had it hot tanked at Ace Radiators in San Diego years back with intentions to modify it into a custom fuel cell. I bought a member made ring and had it Cadmium coated as well as bought new fuel filler tube and fuel sending unit from MSA. Stripped the outside paint with Aircraft remover, my Crud thug and 3m wheel. Applied Dominion Sure seal etching primer and finished with Rustolium gloss black rattle cans. It's an amateur job at best and shows the dings and dents, but it sure was fun doing it. I also took my new used Tech 2 Motorsports 2JZGTE cross member and engine mounts and applied the same Rustolium gloss black to clean up the scrapes from the previous owner who test fitted his engine in the bay with it. I intend to sell the stock tank, filler tube and fuel sending unit soon. Lastly I wanted to have all the cross members, mounts and steering pieces in a uniform gloss black color so painfully had to take back some of the components I had powder coated in a wheel silver years ago to have re powder coated in the mentioned gloss black. I also took the front T3 lower control arms apart and along with the rear Z Race Products had them coated in a sparkle silver and the tc rods in a candy sparkle red to match the aftermarket front sway bar I had done along time ago. Lastly I came across some new, unused Bad Dog single point jack plates that I forgot I had in an improperly marked storage box. I soaked them in the Evaporust to clean them back to original condition and will put them up for sale shortly as I will not be using them. That's about it for now...
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    Nelsonian 240z

    A little update on the work that has been happening for the last month plus. Almost all of the stitch welding is complete from the front of the rear shock towers forward. I will have the rear finished at another time when we get the 15 gal Radium (FCST) fuel cell surge tank and have the car back on the intended suspension and wheels. The rear spare tire will obviously be cut out and provide better access to the intended stitch welding areas. The passenger side rear quarter panel that was poorly applied by the previous owner who fixed the wrecked area, was cleaned up and new spot welds applied. The small window areas will be cleaned up and fixed as the passenger side has a screw hole piece of metal as thin as dental floss on one of the holes. I am having Tho remove and weld in the Riv nuts that he had applied awhile back to make the battery tray removable as that will now be relocated to the rear with the intended fuel cell project. The pinched upper frame rail in the engine bay has been cut, blasted, a weldable primer applied and pieced in place with a little bit more clean up work needed, ( Big Thanks to Member NW240Z for cutting the piece out from his parts car and sending it my way). The stock transmission mounts/ears were removed in preparation for the CD009 trans swap for when the time comes for that. I bought a Hoke Performance lower mount for that swap. He ended up sending me out some better slotted mounting plates after I received the mount kit on his dime, (Great guy to do business with). The BF Goodrich all season tires were returned as I saw another ad for the performance summer version (sport comp 2) that I initially wanted but was told they could not get them. The company contacted BF Goodrich and got me the 275 rears and 245 fronts, so back in business with all things wheels. I am hopefully looking at all the welding and fab work to be finished in two more weeks and will hopefully have the car brought back down to my body/paint guy Stuart to start blending in the new rear YZ quarter panels and adjusting the front Rocket Bunny bumper to fit within the Ztrix subtle Z front end.
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    Nissan center stage at the 2018 Mitty

    Thank you for posting this and I bet it was a great event. I had been searching for videos on Youtube since not being able to attend in person.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Keep the progress pics coming.
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    Welcome back OverkillZ. Looking forward to the next version of that beast.
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    AZC Rear Brake bracket - front 280z rotor centers

    I have a Tim O design mount similar to the Woza design which uses a Wilwood spot caliper for the e brake and the commonly used Wilwood four piston forged Dynalite caliper 120-6806 or 120-686 for the rear. It is new, unused and has been anodized red.
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    Post your favorite racing/driving vids!

    Another car I am pretty much lusting over but most likely will never come across in person, at least not here in the states. Too many interesting cars and videos here to let this thread stay too dormant.
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    Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Spits, I'm really sad to hear your giving up on the Z because of the time frame. Personally I am going on 11 years of not driving the car. I have been slowly building my dream Z and have been down on it many times, but time goes by and funds recuperate then progress happens. Funny enough, I just bought a 350Z mount from Austin the beginning of this week and I also sent him a link to this thread just trying to see if it would spark some interest with him. I wasn't sure if you were going to see this all the way through and my body/paint guy won't do anymore work until I have the rear end components on the car. I might have my local fabrication guy interested in this as another possibility. He is very qualified, (worked on many 510 builds for Les Cannady and Adam Corrola) and very punctual and efficient. Thank you for what you have taken on, enhanced upon and done in general as your time, effort and communication sharing with us all is very much appreciated. I really hope you reconsider keeping the car, but I understand if timing just isn't right for now.
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    Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    I'm still extremely interested in this kit also!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Here's how my 4 pt roll bar was constructed.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    I'm keeping my eye on this to see how it progresses. I recently bought an '02 expedition 8.8 diff, but am liking the removal of stub axle part to the equation you present here. Subscribed to this thread...
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    Nelsonian 240z

    Went up to visit the car today and pay off some of the bill and generally view the progress. The engine bay is almost complete, just need to remove and back fill the rivnut holes that were intended for the battery tray that will no longer be used. Prior to this round of work, I had Tho weld in rivnuts to make the cleaned up battery tray removable, but after committing to the fuel cell I will mount the battery in the back as well. A few of the factory spot welded areas will be beefed up with new spot welds beside them also. Opened up the Ford 8.8 irs diff to find a watery mix in with the synthetic fluid which has a grit like, dirt texture inside. Starting to wonder if this diff was involved in a flooding. Not quite jiving with the sellers story ,but I was in need of a housing anyway and it is very externally clean. None of the gears are damaged in any way thankfully. I will be cleaning this out this week and getting new bearings and gasket. That's about it for this past week, but stitch welding will continue starting in the cabin.
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    boosted300's RB 240Z

    I'm loving them both!!!
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    Nelsonian 240z

    But it adds + 5HP, I read it on the internet so it must be true!!!
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    Nelsonian 240z

    Yes, every seam will be touched. Going to make it as strong as I can, minus full cage. Squeaks Be Damned!!!
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    Nelsonian 240z

    A few pics of the initial front end stitch weld progress from this past week. The Endura brand epoxy primer has been a real challenge to remove and prep for the stitch welding. I have been super stoked that it has lasted as long as it has since it was applied several years back, but it has slowed down the welding with pre prep. I am in the process of breaking down the diff to bring up to Anaheim and have it vapor blasted, but have been contemplating having it dry blasted then powder coated instead. Not quite sure which path to take just yet. More to come.
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    What year 240sx trans

    Yes Sir that is it, well done. His write up helped me as I followed this with my S14 trans swap only to finish the machine work and sell the trans after buying a Z32 trans instead.
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    What year 240sx trans

    Yes that's him, thank you for jogging my memory. Now if I could only remember the site he posted it to.
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    What year 240sx trans

    There is a difference from an s13det and s14det coming off the Black top engine. The later s14 has dual cone synchros on (if memory serves me correctly) 2nd and reverse gears and I want to say they are slightly wider gears. There is a write up by a member here on another car forum, that for the life of me I can't remember the members screen name or the site he posted it on. It was very in depth with well documented photos and description. I want to say the member lives in Canada.
  20. I am on the hunt for a non rusty passenger side upper frame structure to replace my crumpled one that was the result of the previous owners rear end wreck.Hopefully someone in southern California or elsewhere willing to ship, has something they can cut to fit the need. Pics provided for a better explanation.
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    engine bay upper body frame structure for a 240Z

    Any chance you could get pic looking up under view ? I am a bit worried that car may be a bit too rusty for that piece but will remain optimistic. I am still debating on cutting my pinched rail piece out and rebuilding it, but would like to see another angle or two if you don't mind, Thanks...
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    engine bay upper body frame structure for a 240Z

    It may just come down to that option but I am first reaching out to a few other car forums and Z related businesses to see if they have a possible donor car to cut from. Tho of Time Machine Race craft does have a rather nice spot welder waiting for use.
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    engine bay upper body frame structure for a 240Z

    Yeah, it may come down to that if I can't find a donor car to cut the puzzle piece from. I just spoke with Tho (fabrication specialist), and a smaller piece as shown in the edited pics would suffice if we can't find the upper rail all the way to the tip. My detail obsession or ocd, call it what you may, makes life hard for me to do simple things or ways that most wouldn't think twice about. Much like the painted wall of Singer Automotive "Everything Is Important" tends to rule my thoughts.
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    engine bay upper body frame structure for a 240Z

    Ritrebor, Unfortunately I don't think that would work as it was cut just in the zone forward of the uprights where I need it the most. Thanks for offering and it is a damn shame as that would have been a convenient possibility.
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    Exposed's 1jz Build

    I agree, those wheels look great! I would be interested in seeing the fitment in the trans tunnel with that CD009 as well as my car just got dropped off with my Fab guy to do other work. I'm sure the original mounting tabs in the trans tunnel had to be cut.