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ok so ive had my z for a couple months now and i though id post some foward progress. i got it pretty much stock. not a whole lot done besides asthetics. i will slowly be going through it cleaning her up and making it run for autoX races eventually. well without further ado here it is.

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and this is how you lower you datsun for 50$. go to your local fasten all and buy 4 two piece shaft clamps ( btw they are rated for 6000 lbs each). place it on the strut tube where you ant to drop it too. I chose to lower it 3 inches in the rear and 4 in the front. cut off the old ring at the bottom. grind the weld away, and walaaa. youve just lowered your z for 50$ and its actually safe.

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and this is how you lower you datsun for 50$. go to your local fasten all and buy 4 two piece shaft clamps ( btw they are rated for 6000 lbs each). place it on the strut tube where you ant to drop it too. I chose to lower it 3 inches in the rear and 4 in the front. cut off the old ring at the bottom. grind the weld away, and walaaa. youve just lowered your z for 50$ and its actually safe.

Pretty ingenious but there is a reason that they section strut tubes.  Three and four inches of lowering seems guaranteed to bottom out your shock absorbers.  You'll be bouncing down the road like a bad Honda.

 

And how much force will those clamps take without slipping.  You're depending on the friction between shiny new clamp steel and 40 years of rust, at the limited contact area between the two.  Not safe at all, you could easily be dragging frame rail after a hard bump.  Add a little rain water and it's even more likely.

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