Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 101 to 134 of 134

Thread: 240z rebuild / restoration right down to the shell

  1. #101
    Registered User EuroDat's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26512
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,420

    Default

    I think the column can compress by 12cm, which doesnt help much when the rack is position up front where the action is in such a situation.
    Chas
    5/77 280Z HLS30 403100 with some modifications
    Original colour: 305 Light Blue. The PO changed it to Red

  2. #102
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    I think I have found something that is worst than sanding, gluing vinyl.
    Just finished the headliner and header, what a hateful job!
    You get like one and half chances to get it right.
    Nerve wracking. And you can see from the wrinkles one the DS header I didn't get it right, hopefully the heat of summer will relax that a bit.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0046.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	103.4 KB 
ID:	62547

    Got the rubber seal and chrome strips on the hatch window and windshield without too much trouble.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0048.jpg 
Views:	118 
Size:	106.5 KB 
ID:	62548

    Tried twice to get the hatch glass installed and failed, I thought if I can't handle the back glass I'll never manage the front but it went in about 20 min.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0053.jpg 
Views:	104 
Size:	108.4 KB 
ID:	62549

    Once the windshield is in the dash goes in and as soon as the fuel pump switch (oil pressure safety switch) arrives in the mail I can start the engine!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0051.jpg 
Views:	126 
Size:	119.7 KB 
ID:	62550
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  3. #103
    Registered User EuroDat's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26512
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,420

    Default

    Hi Chris, You are not alone when you say this work is frustrating. The last head liner I did took me so much time and I was nether completly satisfied with it.

    Your project is coming along nicely though. It will give you a good feeling when you start the engine for the first time.

    Your at a point where most of us take years to get to, and some give up before they get there. You spent one winter doing a complete resto and I just did the brakes and PU bushings. Just amazing.
    Chas
    Chas
    5/77 280Z HLS30 403100 with some modifications
    Original colour: 305 Light Blue. The PO changed it to Red

  4. #104
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-24680
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Amherst, NY
    Age
    44
    Posts
    24

    Default

    For your firewall insulation, did you just use the Murder Mat, or did you put another layer of insulation on top of that?

  5. #105
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dershum View Post
    For your firewall insulation, did you just use the Murder Mat, or did you put another layer of insulation on top of that?
    I coated the inside of the firewall and the whole cab with my version of Lizard Skin, then Murder Mat then the stock firewall insulation.
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  6. #106
    Ultimate Restorations e-tek's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-18557
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    245

    Default

    Really looking good. Gonna be a beautiful ride.
    E-tek Racing and Restorations

    Visit me at : www.E-tekRestorations.com

    or check my Blog: www.E-tekRestorations.blogspot.com

  7. #107
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Got the passenger door on, glass in
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0055.jpg 
Views:	128 
Size:	103.8 KB 
ID:	62606

    Had enough left of the Murder Mat to do the inside of the doors and so the interior door panels never have to be replaced again because of rain I lined it with plastic the way modern cars do.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0054.jpg 
Views:	124 
Size:	101.9 KB 
ID:	62607Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0056.jpg 
Views:	110 
Size:	109.0 KB 
ID:	62608

    The black paper on the inside of the glass was to protect the tinting layer during installation.
    I really wanted to put the panel on and finish it off but I think I should wait until the carpets and seats are in so nothing scratches the new panels.
    Somewhere on this forum I read about the little trick of wrapping the inner and outer door handle linkages in vinyl or rubber tubing to quiet them down while driving and when closing the door.
    When I actually slammed the door after all the fitting was done it was a nice thud, solid sound.

    Chas, even though we just had 3 days of ice pellets and snow, spring is here in a big way and that is really pushing me to get the car road worthy.
    I tried for a third time to get the hatch glass in with no luck, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, now I'm just going to leave it to the old guy at the local auto glass place. He'll have it in ten min. flat
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  8. #108
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Well, I have spent all the time since my last post fighting with the engine just trying to get it started. If you are interested these threads document it,
    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/h...-no-spark.html
    and this one,
    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/h...bs-timing.html
    I have got a few things done, got the Integra seat mounts built and installed, they are so much more comfortable to my back then the original seats.
    Chris
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  9. #109
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    So I have spent the last 2 months farting around with an engine that I can't get to idle but while I'm waiting for rebuilt carbs to to arrive from ZTherapy I manged to get some stuff done
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0045.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	133.7 KB 
ID:	63646

    Here is the SU balance tube project I started last summer,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PICT0100.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	182.6 KB 
ID:	63647

    then with a bit more smoothing,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PICT0103.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	161.4 KB 
ID:	63648
    then I put it on the shelf because I thought I would use the triples instead, now that I'm back to using the SU's I finished it up. How is this for a smoothed balance tube?
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0046.jpg 
Views:	80 
Size:	104.6 KB 
ID:	63649
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0047.jpg 
Views:	86 
Size:	115.1 KB 
ID:	63650

    Throttle will be actuated by a cable instead of the old Mechano set linkage.
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  10. #110
    Registered User madkaw's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7622
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    bloomington IN
    Age
    57
    Posts
    2,288

    Default

    Don't give up on the triples yet- I doubt that had much to do with your issue anyway.
    Then again, can't go wrong with SUs
    Steve
    71 240z,bw-5sp 2.4-40 over,balanced,e-88,big valves,ported&polished, stage2,header, triple Mikuni's 40's
    3.90 Subaru STI LSD

  11. #111
    Registered User EhlersRS's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-21096
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    228

    Default

    Chris, I finally had time to catch up on your thread. The car is looking good and glad Ted is doing well!

    Robert S.
    1971 240Z HLS30-21244

  12. #112
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    I sure am paying for all that progress I made during the winter, I am getting it finished though,
    all pretty self-explanatory, the muffin fan epoxied to the fresh air duct is something I'm trying to get more cool air into the cab, it might not work but it didn't take long to do it.
    The seats are from an Integra and very comfy. Sorry about the relay, that's not suppose to be there but couldn't figure out how to delete it.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0048.jpg 
Views:	69 
Size:	130.6 KB 
ID:	64037Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0050.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	96.6 KB 
ID:	64038Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0053.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	115.9 KB 
ID:	64039Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0055.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	104.4 KB 
ID:	64040Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0056.jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	120.2 KB 
ID:	64041Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0059.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	122.1 KB 
ID:	64042Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0064.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	59.5 KB 
ID:	64044
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0061.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	129.4 KB 
ID:	64043  
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  13. #113
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    I finally got her running, took it out for a 100 mile run after work today. Very different car than the one I parked in Sept. last year. First impressions, lots more power! Handles much better then before, some strange high pitched rattling coming from the either the tranny or under the dash somewhere. I'm very happy.
    But I'll pick up from where I left off.
    ZTherapy anyone? Straight out of the box.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0070.jpg 
Views:	76 
Size:	136.9 KB 
ID:	64275 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0073.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	140.3 KB 
ID:	64276

    Carbs on, throttle linkage gone and cable installed,Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0075.jpg 
Views:	95 
Size:	124.2 KB 
ID:	64277

    New reg and gauge,Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0087.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	113.8 KB 
ID:	64278

    Bottom of rear spoiler, double sided 3M stick tape,Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0098.jpg 
Views:	77 
Size:	117.5 KB 
ID:	64279 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0100.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	114.9 KB 
ID:	64280

    This is Twit of the year award. If you don't see it at first keep looking, not a staged shot.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0103.jpg 
Views:	113 
Size:	127.5 KB 
ID:	64281
    I had just tighten the crank bolt to 100 ft lbs and was backing off the piston so I could remove the rope from the piston chamber, I forgot about the wrench and started her up and pulled out of the garage,
    parked it down on the level where you see it and walked back up for a few tools. As soon as I saw the crank bolt, washer and 1/2" drive I ran back down a shut her off. Thank GOD for woodruff keys.

    A few engine shots,Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0104.jpg 
Views:	112 
Size:	137.9 KB 
ID:	64282 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0105.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	141.4 KB 
ID:	64283

    I have not washed or buffed this paint!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0107.jpg 
Views:	140 
Size:	123.5 KB 
ID:	64284
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  14. #114
    Registered User madkaw's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7622
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    bloomington IN
    Age
    57
    Posts
    2,288

    Default

    You wouldn't be the first to leave the ratchet on that bolt!!
    Congrats on getting to drive all that hard work- it's a great feeling isn't it?
    Steve
    71 240z,bw-5sp 2.4-40 over,balanced,e-88,big valves,ported&polished, stage2,header, triple Mikuni's 40's
    3.90 Subaru STI LSD

  15. #115
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    A few more shots,Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0112.jpg 
Views:	92 
Size:	123.4 KB 
ID:	64285,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0116.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	124.6 KB 
ID:	64286
    The End?
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0117.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	123.4 KB 
ID:	64287

    Once I buff and wax I'll post pics using the better camera.
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  16. #116
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Steve, how the hell did you you get a comment in between my posts? They were back to back. And yes I was grinning from ear to ear.
    Chris
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  17. #117
    Registered User EuroDat's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26512
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,420

    Default

    Hi Chris.
    I had the luck of just catching a glimps of the ratchet and bolt on the ground when I was reversing out of the driveway. It was a "WHat is that doing there. Oh sh#t" moment after changing vavle stem seals. Its amazing how those things can fall on the ground and not make any clunk sound. You certainly are not the only one.

    Your Z looks really clean and neat. Like the colour. You have done a top job on it. Something to be proud of and now its time to enjoy it
    Keep the photos coming
    Chas
    Last edited by EuroDat; 07-02-2013 at 10:03 PM.
    Chas
    5/77 280Z HLS30 403100 with some modifications
    Original colour: 305 Light Blue. The PO changed it to Red

  18. #118
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Got the cut, polish and wax done last night,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06348.jpg 
Views:	95 
Size:	197.7 KB 
ID:	64368 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06352.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	182.1 KB 
ID:	64369 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06354.jpg 
Views:	97 
Size:	192.1 KB 
ID:	64370

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06363.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	173.4 KB 
ID:	64371 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC06367.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	138.9 KB 
ID:	64372
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  19. #119
    Registered User Hardway's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26208
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    659

    Default

    Looks great Grannyknot! A good cut and polish always does wonders for a paint job, new and old. All of your hard work has certainly paid off. Your bumpers appear to be originals but in excellent shape. Did you have them rechromed or were they that good to begin with? Again, wonderful job!
    08/1970 240z Series-1 #8011 - Silver, black int., 2.4L I-6, 5spd, 90% restored.
    06/1973 VW Karmann Ghia - Black convertible, 4spd, 1600cc air-cooled engine.
    11/2013 Scion FR-S - Silver, 6spd, a car with the soul of a Z for the modern times.
    Restoration thread of my old '72 240z -> http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/o...1972-240z.html

  20. #120
    Registered User EuroDat's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26512
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,420

    Default

    Chris, Just one word: Brilliant!
    Chas
    5/77 280Z HLS30 403100 with some modifications
    Original colour: 305 Light Blue. The PO changed it to Red

  21. #121
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-23182
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Mid-Atlantic
    Age
    49
    Posts
    148

    Default

    I had to scroll through the beginning of this thread just to convince myself this was the same car. I can't believe how quickly you completed your project. By way of comparison, I started about the same time you did. I decided to do a staged resto-mod. I did the front and rear suspension and the brakes. Drove it a few times and then decided to just tear it down and finish the job. I am only just getting ready to put mine up on the rotisserie.

    On a side note, which air dam are you using? I like it.

  22. #122
    Registered User pacemkr's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-23165
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ontario
    Age
    46
    Posts
    82

    Default

    OK, No more waiting for me to drive to your place.
    get over here with that car, let's go for a rip.
    centennial st.
    holland landing.

    your car looks great Chris.
    way to go for staying focused and keeping on track. what a great time of year to get a new car on the road.
    salt is gone and the weather is perfect temps.
    still looking forward to seeing it in person.

  23. #123
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Thanks guys, Hardway, the bumpers are original and one of the PO had them re-chromed a few years ago.
    Ksechler, the air damn is an aftermarket from the late 70's.
    Pacemkr, are you going to the Sharon show soon?
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  24. #124
    It's awesome bartsscooterservice's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-28929
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Gendt, The Netherlands
    Age
    33
    Posts
    857

    Default

    Looks awesome !

    By the way you gotta look at the door alignment though, the driver's side looks s bit out.
    HLS30 32581, 5/71 Matching numbers

    Jay Leno : You know one week after the Americans have walked on the moon, the Japanese introduced this sports car, and…if you’re a car guy pretty equal. I mean walking on the moon was pretty good, but how many times you’d gonna walk on the moon? But here was an affordable sports car that had real performance and looked like it cost a lot more than it did.

  25. #125
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Bart, I know where you mean, the original doors have had a lot of work done to them over the years but I didn't find that out until I had scraped all that paint and putty off. I should have just tried to source 2 better doors to start with. Both of the front fenders are new Nissan steel and although Nissan isn't producing them anymore, they are very good quality repops
    they may bulge out a bit too far or the doors have been worked so they are flatter then they should be. If you look at the pics with this in mind, the back of the new front fenders are bowing out toward the viewer and that is what is making the shadow of gap. The gap is larger then it should be but it's in a direction that is 90* to what is usual.
    Didn't mean to go on so long but I spent a lot of time trying to correct but couldn't.
    Last edited by grannyknot; 07-06-2013 at 03:30 PM.
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  26. #126
    Registered User Dr. 240Z's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-28265
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    New Brunswick Canada
    Age
    69
    Posts
    228

    Default

    Great job Chris...Please let me know if/when you plan to drive it to the east coast

    George
    Original Registration and Warranty Card

    Original owner of: HLS3018859 (Jan./71) ZCOOR Member # 178

    'Storms Never Last'

  27. #127
    Registered User LeonV's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-19146
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    1,961

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by grannyknot View Post
    Bart, I know where you mean, the original doors have had a lot of work done to them over the years but I didn't find that out until I had scraped all that paint and putty off. I should have just tried to source 2 better doors to start with. Both of the front fenders are new Nissan steel and although Nissan isn't producing them anymore, they are very good quality repops
    they may bulge out a bit too far or the doors have been worked so they are flatter then they should be. If you look at the pics with this in mind, the back of the new front fenders are bowing out toward the viewer and that is what is making the shadow of gap. The gap is larger then it should be but it's in a direction that is 90* to what is usual.
    Didn't mean to go on so long but I spent a lot of time trying to correct but couldn't.
    That's what the door hinge shims are for!
    2/74 260Z

  28. #128
    Casey H Casey_z's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-21264
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Smithville Ontario
    Age
    67
    Posts
    207

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonV View Post
    That's what the door hinge shims are for!
    What he said
    It took an experienced body man a few hours of cussing and shimming to get it right.
    The new fenders are not identical so it takes some imagination to get all the gaps good.

    By the way that car looks great and we need to meet up somewhere again so I can see it.

    Casey
    Last edited by Casey_z; 07-08-2013 at 05:27 PM.

  29. #129
    Registered User pacemkr's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-23165
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    ontario
    Age
    46
    Posts
    82

    Default

    After seeing the car in person, I completely agree.
    the car looks great, and drives even better.
    when you guys get together, let me know, I'm looking for a s30 cruise anytime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey_z View Post
    What he said
    It took an experienced body man a few hours of cussing and shimming to get it right.
    The new fenders are not identical so it takes some imagination to get all the gaps good.

    By the way that car looks great and we need to meet up somewhere again so I can see it.

    Casey

  30. #130
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    Wow, it has been a while since I updated my build, hope I can remember everything.

    I have mounted triple SK carbs, some big air horns and loving the extra power and beautiful induction sound.
    I have also added a Clifford equal length header, a 123Ignition digital distributor that is a great product that I have only begun to play with and powder coated the valve cover and strut brace.
    Last winter I installed 4ga power and ground cables and a pony panel to handle the 140amp alternator, sound system, electric rad fan (that I have now deleted) and a HD wiring harness for the head lights.
    So went from this,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN0104.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	137.9 KB 
ID:	74150

    to this,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	new engine bay1.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	115.3 KB 
ID:	74151Click image for larger version. 

Name:	NewEB2.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	225.9 KB 
ID:	74152Click image for larger version. 

Name:	NEB3.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	131.7 KB 
ID:	74153
    and before the ramair filters went on,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN6623.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	124.5 KB 
ID:	74155



    Please disregard the attached pic of the package going to Bart.
    It's the ZTherapy carbs I sold him and I mis-labeled the pic and can't figure out how to delete it.
    Chris
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN6407.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	123.0 KB 
ID:	74154  
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

  31. #131
    It's awesome bartsscooterservice's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-28929
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Gendt, The Netherlands
    Age
    33
    Posts
    857

    Default

    Chris your carbs are doing fine so far, it never ran so good, the old carbs must really have been worn !
    HLS30 32581, 5/71 Matching numbers

    Jay Leno : You know one week after the Americans have walked on the moon, the Japanese introduced this sports car, and…if you’re a car guy pretty equal. I mean walking on the moon was pretty good, but how many times you’d gonna walk on the moon? But here was an affordable sports car that had real performance and looked like it cost a lot more than it did.

  32. #132
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-24552
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    kona hawaii
    Age
    59
    Posts
    481

    Default

    Did you use aerosol spray glue for the headliner? i've not had any luck getting mine to stick with
    the aerosol stuff. next i'll try that stuff in the can with a roller. I think part of my problem is the
    padding is rotted but i've heard upholsterers say that aerosol stuff doesnt hold. How is yours
    holding up? did the wrinkles flatten out?
    Last edited by hr369; 09-27-2014 at 04:13 PM.

  33. #133
    Registered User rossiz's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-30163
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Age
    53
    Posts
    323

    Default

    fwiw - i installed a new headliner with the spray adhesive provided (from msa) last winter and it's been great so far. i wound up w/a few wrinkles due to my poor skills, but they are not horrible - and they have not changed over the summer.

    the key is prepping the underside of the roof (total pita to get all the old crud off) and using new foam, as the old stuff will keep tearing apart and just ain't gonna cut it.
    '78 280z - Daily driver/work in progress...

  34. #134
    Registered User grannyknot's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26437
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    698

    Default

    hr369, I used 3M aerosol adhesive and so far no problems and the wrinkles smoothed out.
    Now one of the reasons the headliner is staying put I'm sure is that it doesn't get the full heat from the sun anymore, that home made version of Lizard Skin I made up and applied to the interior of the car as well as the roof has made a big difference .
    Chris
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 240z Shell?
    By Tspite in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 09:09 PM
  2. 240z shell
    By zman525 in forum Help Me !!
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 07-11-2005, 02:03 PM
  3. R.C 240z shell!
    By datto_240z in forum Open Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-26-2003, 01:33 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •