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  1. Nelsonian

    Reconsidering my options

    Three inches total, 1.5" each side for the subtlez found three more semi rear shots.
  2. Nelsonian

    Reconsidering my options

    I purchased the kit from John Washington at Reactionresearch.com well over a year and half ago but have yet to install. I am sloooowwwllyy gathering all parts for a l28et swap,completely adjustable suspension and Wilwoods fore and aft. I am getting ready to strip the undercoating, apply rustbullet or por-15, apply new seam sealer and most likely soda blast the exterior prior to paint. I have not posted any photos of my build because it is crawling along at a snails pace. Once I dig into the body work/stripping I will start a new thread. I have debated a few times in the past as to selling the kit and just quickly finishing my build but I reaallly like the coke bottle looks and extra width it provides and just couldn't do it. I will be starting a night course in 3d annimation in six months for 13 months so I'm hoping to get the ball rolling on my car. Either way you go on your build best of luck.
  3. Nelsonian

    Reconsidering my options

    This is about the straightest rear end shot I took at the 07' MSA show.
  4. Nelsonian

    Reconsidering my options

    Here are a few pics showing the car that sealed the deal for me with purchasing a subtle z kit. Here is a link to photobucket album http://s535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/Zedcar/Subtle%20Z%20Shots/
  5. Nelsonian

    Reconsidering my options

    I don't think you can go wrong with the clean, flowing lines of the rear subtle z package. Certainly not a "bolt on and go" affair, but as you have pointed out the expenses of a wider rim and tire combo for the cal z on a primarily street driven car. I feel your pain about the never ending, added expenses that these projects seem to throw at you. Bottom line, comit to your plan and see it through even if it takes you way longer than anticipated to find the necessary funds,time, energy, etc... Me personally, am a stickler for the details and have dragged out my own complete rebuild waaayyyy past the amount of time I was intending, but it will be done the way I have always envishioned my 240 to be. Only you know what's right for your build, but if your asking for opinions heres my vote for the subtle z rears. "Money money money....Nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, five, ten, twenty, fifty, hundred, hundredS...Yeah sounds like a Z quandary to me." Truer words have never sounded so clear as this statement, perhaps the mantra for the quintessential Datsun build.
  6. 240zprace, Not to jack your thread but am curious as to what spring rates are you using. 250/250 front and rear? How do you like them on the street?
  7. How about the "subtle z" kit from reactionresearch.com? Offers 1.5" width more at all four corners.
  8. Nelsonian

    Wilwood Rear Handbrake (e-Brake) kits

    I would like to get in on this also, count me in. Thanks.....
  9. Nelsonian

    Mallory Fuel Pressure Regulator

    WigenOut-S30, I have a lightly used MSA adjustable fuel pressure regulator that might be a consideration for your use. I would like to get $100 for it. If your interested shoot me a pm.
  10. I am anxious to see photos of the suede dash.
  11. Nelsonian

    Show Off Your Engine Bay! Pics Wanted, L-series

    No worries indeed Austin, your old turbo,downpipe and intercooler setup found a happy engine bay. I can't wait to eventually put them in their new home.
  12. Nelsonian

    Gas tank

    I have a completely reconditioned inside/out and warrentied 76' gas tank for sale in San Diego. I brought this tank to Gas tank Renu (Mac's Radiator) in Belflower, CA. They patched a few punctures that the junk yard put in the bottom, completely seperated, blasted then used a process known as plastisol for the inside. I opted to have the exterior left in bare blasted metal as to paint it with quality Endura primer and metallic silver paint. I have invested a good amount into this ($375 +) and have no intentions of letting it go for "junkyard prices". Also included are the original fuel tank sending unit and two longer straps to hang the tank all for $350. Either shoot me a pm or better yet (619)318-1437, Chris....
  13. Ghetto Fabulous. Reminds me of a friends ride back in highschool, big old house speakers.
  14. Nelsonian

    Ebay fuel injectors. (550cc Supra Turbo)

    I would do a search, in particularly on Venom brand injectors. You wont find many kind words in regards to them. I got lucky and scored some virtually new RC 550's for a good price.
  15. Nelsonian

    Made new door panels, what u think??

    I would jump on board if you were to start providing this service.
  16. Nelsonian

    *Pics* of your race car

    I believe they are WedSport SA90's in bronze. After photographing and staring at this car for a ridiculous amount of time at the 07' MSA show, I made my decision to get the subtle z kit.
  17. Nelsonian

    Giving My Evil Z away (not a joke)

    Clive, That is a tremendous act of kindness, one I'm sure will not go unappreciated. I just returned from surf vacation in Ecuador and watched a good friend give away an old surfboard to a local kid who had broken his in half. That kid went to church that friday night to show his gratitude. This was by no means on the same level as giving away a car, but heart warming none the less. Which ever route you end up taking with "the fleet", I'm sure will come out top notch.
  18. Nelsonian

    Rota RB/RB-R, 4x114.3, 17", Z-Offset Wheels

    I am curious if the standard zg flare allows for more than 1.5" distance of wheel space from the stock body specs? My car will utilize Reaction Research's "subtle z" flairs which give an extra 1.5" front and back along with gc coilovers. I'm not quite sure if I will need to order 9" f/r or the staggered 9"f-9.5"r as most are doing with the standard zg's. I sincerely hope I have not overlooked this in this lengthy thread but am asking for anyones advice, Thanks.
  19. Nelsonian

    fuel cell style components for stock z tank

    Count me in for one also, if it's not too late.
  20. Nelsonian

    best to get undercoating off

    I am at the same point with turbo280z needing to remove the undercoating. I searched and searched for others suggestions and input and ended up trying a few mentioned methods on a small portion of the car. I started with heating torch and putty knife, then tryed "Mr. Muscle" oven cleaner and then finally the fastest method, using a SnapOn "Crud Thug" stripper tool. I still have to remove the majority of old undercoating but feel more than confident the crud thug will get me there much faster than other methods. The down side to using this is its initial cost. That's where ebay luckily saved me a fortune. There are some tight spots where I will resort to using the torch/scraper but for the most part its Crud Thug time. Best of luck with your removal job.
  21. Nelsonian

    Custom projector head lights

    A little more details on the components that you are using please. I am very interested to see how these turn out as well.
  22. Nelsonian

    280YZ Wide Body Race Kit

    Featured in Grassroots Motorsports November 2004, vol 21-#7. Under the spec sheet, Tires: Goodyear Eagle 25.5x11.5-18 track, Michelin 335/30ZR18 street. Wheels: Complete Custom Wheel (CCW) 18x12-in, 3 piece forged. Also featured in this issue is funny man Adam Carolla's 510 BRE clone.
  23. Nelsonian

    Spirit Garage- Best motoring DVD.

    Please post for all. I've been jonesing as well to view that sweet ride again.
  24. While picking up some parts in a local auto parts store, I grabbed a magazine I was not familiar with Camaro Performers and saw an ad for a whole combo gauge cluster intended for a 67', 68'. The unit includes a 5-inch combo speedo and tach along with a 5-inch quad gauge mounted in a reproduction factory housing. The whole set up utilizes a sweeping style gauge. The company is http://www.classicinstruments.com and also stated they offer custom designs at an additional cost. Might be applicable with some modification.