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#41 JDMjunkies.ch

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:14 AM

I decided to take an evening off from all that christmas-things and work on the lady a littlebit..
started with some rubber-stuff that was used as some damping material for the tool-trays behind the seats:
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Then i started to remove the wiper arms:
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and the wiper motor cover:
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Next i removed the Exhaust mainfold:
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Looks pretty empty around the block now :)
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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 :)
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i contiued with some miscanellous pieces in the engine bay and some wiring stuff in the front end, as well as the horn:
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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..

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:34 AM

just a short update, as the postal guy just came in with another package from Japan.

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
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and a genuine japanese kameari catalogue.. maybe i'll find some nice parts for the build :D
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:43 AM

As days come and go, parts roll in :D

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)
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2) Taillight panels (used, and with some dents who need to be straightened..)
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that's it for today, hopefully i'll get some work done tomorrow...

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

Haven't really followed this in a week, you are truckin right along. Very cool work so far.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:02 AM

@ dennis: thanks a lot :)

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..
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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...
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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...
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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 :)
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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 :D
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hopefully i'll be able to continue work tomorrow. we'll see..

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:46 AM

First: Got this new datsun Z-car restoration book, seems to be a pretty cool thing, but have to read it first :)
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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!
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somehow i got it of too and the tank finally was out - yipeey :)
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not sure how it looks inside yet, but it seems like it needs some rework..
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and that's how the rear end looks underneath now. looking good i think :)
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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 :)
we'll see..

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:44 PM

very cool thread.will be watching
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:27 AM

@ Deltapeco: Thanks :)

little update:
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 :D

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 :D

EDIT: The document also tells me the car was originally painted white - great :)

Enough talking now. here you get the documents:
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and a detailed shot on the first registration information:
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that's it for today. hope i will be able to get some work done soon again..

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:34 AM

As i mentioned before things slowed down a bit. first because of all the christmas stuff and second because of the lack of space for parts in my garage.. so i had to change things to get more space for the project and the only solition is to get the other car sleeping in there out. and now i've sourced a warehouse to store it and just wait for the weather to get better so i can roll my summer car into it's new winter-home :)

then i got another book and i think i have now all information ever needed to dis-and assamble the whole car :D
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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 :D rendered a little 3d-room-planner image here how it will look.
The bed ofcourse represents the car :D 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 :)
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:40 AM

damn, keep up the work.
going to be a nice ride when your done
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:16 AM

Anyone know if there is a registry like that in the states? Id like to have some info on my z...



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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:16 AM

keep going i like all the post good job
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i like the short bus and i can't do a long post :rofl:

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:44 AM

thanks at all for you're comments and feedback. good to know other ones support my project :)

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.
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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 :)
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:01 AM

Here we go :) yesterday i managed to move my other ride (with summer-tires) into it's new location just minutes before snow started to fall again. phuh - that's what i call luck :)
No my garage has twice the space for only one car - great :D
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and then i started to build up the Ikea shelves :)
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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 :)
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:26 AM

looking good keep going we want more
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i like the short bus and i can't do a long post :rofl:

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:51 AM

ok, so after a long time doing a lot of other stuff and almost completed my garage i decided it's time to get some stuff done before a new year starts and im pretty happy with today's progress :)

first i got the car back on jacks:
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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..
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next i decided to start with the body-removal, so i started with the trunk first - was a real heavyweight :)
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and then i removed those hatch-locks on the side:
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and the sealing rubbers:
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and then the aerial antenna:
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looked like this then:
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next step was to remove the doors, first drivers side:
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and the result:
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then co-drivers side and sealings:
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a little through-shot:
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and that's how she looked in the end:
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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 :)

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:00 AM

Wish I could find one as decent as yours. I look forward to this build in the coming year. Happy new year!!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:10 AM

just another shortie from yesterday:

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 :)
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then i got the side windows out. each window is only mounted by four small scews and a sealing rubber:
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looks like this now:
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hope im able to do another update today, but we'll see..

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:40 AM

Here we go again. Today we got a little warmer winter day so it's perfect to get some things done again :)

1) Moved the desk and chair into the garage, so my garage-office is complete now:
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2) i removed the headlight cover on the codrivers side:
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3) removed both headlights:
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little rusty, but ok and with H4 conversion:
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say hello to mr. Frogface :)
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4) Removed both service flaps:
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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...
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:11 PM

you are doing a great job keep it up we want more
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i like the short bus and i can't do a long post :rofl: