My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project
Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:14 AM
started with some rubber-stuff that was used as some damping material for the tool-trays behind the seats:
Then i started to remove the wiper arms:
and the wiper motor cover:
Next i removed the Exhaust mainfold:
Looks pretty empty around the block now
Then i contiued with the rest of the exhaust system. was quite easy because the whole exhaust is only mounted with two mounts at the rear muffler and three screws at the header
i contiued with some miscanellous pieces in the engine bay and some wiring stuff in the front end, as well as the horn:
next will hopefully be the fuel tank as well as some other small parts. as soon as i have my other car out from the garage and more space i can start with the body panels, Doors, windows, etc..
Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:34 AM
this one included a new set of taillight gaskets i will use as a template to drill and cut holes for going back to OEM taillights
and a genuine japanese kameari catalogue.. maybe i'll find some nice parts for the build
Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:43 AM
these are the last parts from my orders i made recently so now i can continue with a lot of stuff:
1) Front turn signal gaskets (new)
2) Taillight panels (used, and with some dents who need to be straightened..)
that's it for today, hopefully i'll get some work done tomorrow...
Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:02 AM
okok, i found some time for the project again, so let's see what i've done today:
1) Started with drilling the original holes from the taillights again, but after one hole on each side i decided to continue with other things..
2) so i continued with the plan to remove the fuel tank, but wasn't too successfull, as i wasn't able to remove the two small hoses (/"&&"%/!£è:£àèà!!!!) so i let that be for a while too...
3) and went back to the taillights. checked the fit of the "new" panels i got and it seems like the guys who did work previously on this car cutted the top panel. but i already found those as repair panels,
seems i will need one of these too...
4) Then after about 30minutes and some huge pain i got out the rear wire harness.. was really horrible, because they wrapped the whole harness in several layers of
electrical tape that got stuck every few mm's.. argh! but finally it's out and without cutting it
5) then i checked some rust in the front co-driver wheel housing. and seems like the previously done repair really is bad. because as you can see big pieces of painted bondo
came off quite easy and underneath there seems to bee some surface rust, in some points it even might be some bigger rust. hope it's not rusted too far. but we'll see.. i've seen alot of
projects in here whith a lot more rust. but as i can't repair rust myself i'll have to pay someone for that job so every little piece of rust hurts
hopefully i'll be able to continue work tomorrow. we'll see..
Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:46 AM
not too much work done today, but i decided to spend some 30 minutes with the car today and complete the fuel tank..
I hate every line / Hose who is connected to the fuel tank because they just won't come off. after i managed to gett of the two fuel lines i removed the tank and realized i forgot to take off the venturi hose.. argh!
somehow i got it of too and the tank finally was out - yipeey
not sure how it looks inside yet, but it seems like it needs some rework..
and that's how the rear end looks underneath now. looking good i think
now next big issue is definitly to get my other car out of the garage so i have enough space to remove all the bodypanels and things and maybe get some storage system to keep the parts off the floor
Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:27 AM
When i bought the car i asked the previous owner about the documents but he sadly didn't have any documents at all, but he told me to ask at the national car registration center for some information about the car.
Well and after about two months of waiting today i have the documents including the approval-stamp from the registration-center in my hands. lucky me
It says the car has been registrated in switzerland first time on 10. May 1972 Here in switzerland. Even the name of the name and adress of the first owner is included, maybe i'll try to contact him if he's still alive
also it tells me that the car has changed ownership at 4. March 1985. I think the car then wen't to the guy who restored it and kept it in the warehouse before the previous owner got it, stored it a few years under a roof outsied and then sold it to me.. but not sure.. and i think it's not too important as i tear down the whole car anyway and hopefully will be able to find all the weak points
EDIT: The document also tells me the car was originally painted white - great
Enough talking now. here you get the documents:
and a detailed shot on the first registration information:
that's it for today. hope i will be able to get some work done soon again..
Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:34 AM
then i got another book and i think i have now all information ever needed to dis-and assamble the whole car
now back to the garage: I have to get parts stored seriously and need some space for working, storing books, plans and thinking so i decided to give my garage a complete workover
i will spend it some shelves and get an old desk in there i think t his well be great then in there.. and work well be able to contine at high speed rendered a little 3d-room-planner image here how it will look.
The bed ofcourse represents the car but im pretty sure it will look much better on the real shots then. good i have some christmas-vacations now and hopefully will be able to do this within the next week
Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:40 AM
going to be a nice ride when your done
"they're coming to get you Barbara"
A Priest and a Rabbi are supervising a group of alter boys, the priest leans over and says to the rabbi "We should JDM510 those alter boys" The rabbi says "out of what?"
Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:16 AM
Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:16 AM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:44 AM
well i know you're all begging for some uptades on the car, but still need to do a lot of other things.
today i was at IKEA and bought a load of shelves and boxes.
and i put the car back on the wheels so as soon as the other car is out i can move it into it's new position and prepare my garage to continue work
Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:01 AM
No my garage has twice the space for only one car - great
and then i started to build up the Ikea shelves
and that's how it looks now - much better space for storing all parts. maybe i'll add another element on the left side but we'll see. I'll also move in an old desk today or next few days.
Car will come up on jacks again soon and then the project itself will contiune
Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:26 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:51 AM
first i got the car back on jacks:
then i removed the door step on the drivers side. i wasn't able to open the door enough earlier to get that done before..
next i decided to start with the body-removal, so i started with the trunk first - was a real heavyweight
and then i removed those hatch-locks on the side:
and the sealing rubbers:
and then the aerial antenna:
looked like this then:
next step was to remove the doors, first drivers side:
and the result:
then co-drivers side and sealings:
a little through-shot:
and that's how she looked in the end:
next steps will be hood, door locks, fenders and small side windows
happy new year to you all - hope 2011 will bring you all good success with your cars and in your life
Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:00 AM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:10 AM
started with removing the door locks. If you do this, please note that always one screw should be left in place, otherwise the counterpart on the inside will fall down,
But im happy that didn't happen to me
then i got the side windows out. each window is only mounted by four small scews and a sealing rubber:
looks like this now:
hope im able to do another update today, but we'll see..
Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:40 AM
1) Moved the desk and chair into the garage, so my garage-office is complete now:
2) i removed the headlight cover on the codrivers side:
3) removed both headlights:
little rusty, but ok and with H4 conversion:
say hello to mr. Frogface
4) Removed both service flaps:
5) and at the end i removed the engine wiring-harness. seems to be some kind of selfmade-harness or something. will need a new one i think...
Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:11 PM