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    Yeh its that one, will send you a pm with my details.

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    Right! I've got the rear lights out now. Who ever it was that suggested i buy a Dremel tool.... GOOD advice. It was fairly easy with the new tool. I've also detached the fuel tank and that doesn't look to have any holes in it yet.

    I went to visit Charlie Boy the other day to see his Z and WOW, what a Z indeed. So after that I have decided that my Z project will not be a "to original factory" job. This is purely because the amount of chassis work that will be done the car won't be original anymore so what's the point?

    To that end, hopefully I can get the body done with what i have in the bank now! Does anyone know where i can get my bodywork stripped down to bare metal cheaply. I had an absurd quote of £1600!!!!!

    These are some pics i took of Charlie Boy's Datsun 240Z for anyone who was interested.

    3.1 litre Stoker. Datsun 240Z

    Interior Datsun 240Z

    240Z

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    Hey Matt

    I did a google search and came up with these guy's.

    http://www.blast-cleaning.co.uk/car_restoration.html

    I would stay a way from soda blasting as I think most paint manufacturers won't warrant their paints over soda blasted metal.

    Good to meet you.

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    Thanks Charlie, I phoned them on friday and they'll get a quote back to me for monday I suppose. Thanks also for the heads up on soda blasting. I didn't know that and they don't tell you!

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    I've found a sill panel for sale on one of the other Z club websites and it says it's for a 240Z or 260Z. Can this be right? I thought that part of the car was a different length in the 240 and 260. It's only £100 though so if anyone could help I'd be gratefull.

    Cheers

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    Matt,
    If it's for a 2-seater '260Z' then it will fit your car. The '260Z 2+2' is the one that is longer, but the 2-seater / coupe versions are all the same.

    Do watch out for some of the lower quality 'pattern' parts, which were never as good as the original Nissan-made panels.

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    Thanks for a lightning reply Alan.

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    Well sadly, the Army (arseholes) have forced my hand and posted me 18months ahead of time so I'm not going to have a garage! I'm furious with them. So I think I'm going to sell this project. Also I've picked up another rolling resto. Will post some details of that one eventually.

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    Default 240z restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by That-hurt View Post
    That will be one of the floor support rails. You will need to cut it off and re place. a fabricators will be able to make them for you for a few quid.
    I am in the midst of restoring 2 240s so if you need any help just PM me I am in Sheffield UK

    hi i am in birmingham also restoring a 240z g nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shak130 View Post
    hi i am in birmingham also restoring a 240z g nose.
    My English teacher is from Birmingham. He married a Finnish girl about 15 years ago...
    Tuomo
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