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Okay the pics that I have from my build are on the large side and I guess I am limited on space on this forum. So I set up some links to my photo bucket album. Let me tell you a bit about the project. This is a 74 260z (early) that I bought 3 years ago for $1,700 in Moreno Valley CA. I started taking the car apart with no intension of doing a full restoration, but that is what ended up happening. Anyway long story short, found rust, had to fix it. I have so far done 100% of the work myself, never done it before, and I am still flying by the seat of my pants. All the knowledge I have gained from this project have been from the terrific people on this forum. Any questions feel free to ask and I will try to answer the best I can. Sorry some of the images are out of sequence, but you can still get the jist.

 

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Okay the pics that I have from my build are on the large side and I guess I am limited on space on this forum. So I set up some links to my photo bucket album. Let me tell you a bit about the project. This is a 74 260z (early) that I bought 3 years ago for $1,700 in Moreno Valley CA. I started taking the car apart with no intension of doing a full restoration, but that is what ended up happening. Anyway long story short, found rust, had to fix it. I have so far done 100% of the work myself, never done it before, and I am still flying by the seat of my pants. All the knowledge I have gained from this project have been from the terrific people on this forum. Any questions feel free to ask and I will try to answer the best I can. Sorry some of the images are out of sequence, but you can still get the jist.

 

Looks like an awesome project so far. 2JZ was a good choice of powerplant :D

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Very interesting to see your approach to a similar project to what I have going...i was interested in if you started fabricating any type of motor mounts or how you are going to approach it...i am currently weighing my options...thinking about two seperate mounts that bolt to the engine bay fraim rails instead of the $400 crossmember made by beta motorsports...let me know if you have any ideas thanks Matt.

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I just went through all your links. very nice progress. I love the datsun in the rear! What is that off of?

 

Thanks I have been working on this as much as possible, then when winter came I had to hold off on painting, because it was not warm enough. A member on the forum here was having them made and was selling them. I think it was like $35 shipped or something like that. Try to do a search and see if he is still selling them, if you are interested in one.

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Front brakes are mounted withe new wheel bearings next is to plumb the brake lines. I tried using the standard flaring tools, to double flare the lines but they turned out like crap. I am even using Fedhill lines which are supposed to be easier to flare. So, I'm getting a better flaring tool. Hopefully this will work and not leak. Seems like I spend just as much money on tools as I do on parts.

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