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    Default Get your tape measures please!

    Evening Everybody,

    This is kinda a weird situation, or maybe not when some body explains to me what is going on?

    I beleive I have a 1975 280Z. The car has a Alpha GTO body kit .
    The VIN # is HLS30 224694

    The car had doors mounted on the car and came with a spare set of doors.
    The mounted doors worked perfectly well open and closed using exterior door handles worked locks worked ..so cool but were rusty
    The mounted doors did not haved interior door pulls, or interior panels installed.
    Now I tried to install the "extra doors on the car as they were in better (Quantity and Quality of Rust) shape.

    Using the hinges that were on the car, I attempted to install the extra doors. No Fit!
    The trailing interior edge of the door were shaped differently. And the latching mechanism was incompatable.
    Could the mounted doors Have been altered for the GTO body kit? Its a damn good job if they did it!
    So I did a complete job on the old doors, grinding welding , great!

    Now based on the fact that the door bolted up but couldn't close I asummed (like an idiot) that the interior door panels would fit.....negative once again very very close but no go.

    For starters the door lock pull up and down thing hole on the interior panel is at 8 & 1/2 inch from trailing edge of door panel (see pic 0076).

    My door lock pull up and down thing is 6" from end of door? (see pic 0070)

    Possibly this is a pair of door s from a 2 + 2?, a 240Z , a 260Z?

    The latching mechanism is completely different on the doors.
    (see pic 0073) mounted door, (see pic 0078) extra doors.

    The door lock pull up and down things are mechanicaly different on the mounted doors you can see the rod travelling straight up parrallel to the back of the door. (see pic 0072)
    On the "extra door there is a lever involved.(see pic 0077).

    This is a kinda glaring difference, but in my defence was not viible with the plastic moisture bearier still in place.

    So I am thinking I need a new used pair of interior door panels.
    The "extra doors' interior panels are black with a purple or blue metal trim.
    There is a fella selling a pair of door panels on ebay currenty and his panels are exactly the same as mine Purple blue trim and all. He beleives they are from a 75 280Z.

    I suspect the answer to this problem can be solved if everbody run out into the garage with their tape measure, if your door lock pull up and down thing is around 6 inches from trailing edge of door , could ya be a pal and tell what your driving!

    Any body know what Year /Model I'm looking for?
    There is a fella selling a pair of door panels on ebay currenty and his panels are exactly the same as mine (extra doors). He thinks they are from a 75 280Z

    Bloxman
    Last edited by bloxman; 12-19-2006 at 03:53 PM. Reason: Forgot to upload the pics
    1975 280Z
    P-30 Block,E88 head
    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
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    Luckily this thread is about something different than I thought when I read the subject line!
    1970 240Z
    HLS3014160

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    where are the pics again?
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    As unfortunate as it may be, if you want to vintage race, go Euro....If you want to race for real, stick with the Z!

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    Default Still uploading

    So I went and ate dinner , and flicked dchannels for about twenty minutes and I was able to open another browser window and reply to where the pictures it still says "uploading please wait"

    What gives I've never had this problem before?
    1975 280Z
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    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
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    I'll try them one at a time
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    1975 280Z
    P-30 Block,E88 head
    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
    Body Kit

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    The red doors belong to an earlier 240Z and the blue doors to the later 280Z.
    The 1973 240Z 165540 Slightly modified. L28, 5sp, cam, headers, MSD 6AL, power windows, power door locks, leather seats, custom this and custom that.

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    Default Make 'em fit or toss 'em

    So you saying I need to get 240Z interior door panels?
    Or should I butcher these till they fit and then recover them?
    1975 280Z
    P-30 Block,E88 head
    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
    Body Kit

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    You should do what you want.
    But if it were me....
    You have a VERY custom car, VERY custom. I'd make the panels look like GTO panels or better.

    BTW we would love to see some more pictures of your car in your gallery!
    The 1973 240Z 165540 Slightly modified. L28, 5sp, cam, headers, MSD 6AL, power windows, power door locks, leather seats, custom this and custom that.

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    Thanks Ed
    loaded some pics in my gallery as requested
    You may or not have noticed I powered my locks also.
    How did you power the windows?
    Could you recommend a particular kit and Manufacturer

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    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
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    e_racer1999

    Sorry about the tardy pics

    it was my turn to be village idiot.

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    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
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    ddezso

    That was a truly snappy one liner my belly still hurtin from the laughin'

    Well done

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    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
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    That "purple trim" as described on the e-bay auction, may be an indication of door panels that have lost the Chrome on the vinyl striping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloxman
    e_racer1999

    Sorry about the tardy pics

    it was my turn to be village idiot.

    Blox
    no problem, my friend!
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    As unfortunate as it may be, if you want to vintage race, go Euro....If you want to race for real, stick with the Z!

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    EScanlon

    You are absolutely correct ,you can see in the second photo where the chrome foil is still intact.

    looks kida cool though - might take the rest off

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    P-30 Block,E88 head
    E12-80 Distributer Upgrade
    ZX Alternator Upgrade
    Toyota S12.8 Brake Caliper upgrade
    Triple Weber DCOE 42's
    Mcburnie GTO
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    Hi Bloxman,

    You could very well have a '75 280z with original '75 280z doors. These doors are different than later year 280z doors, as you have discovered. The most notable difference is the location of the interior lock pulls. On my '75 280z, they are 6" from the rear of the interior panel. On my '78 280z, they were a few inches farther toward the front of the car.

    If you had 2+2 doors, you would have secondary interior door releases at the rear of the doors that enables the rear passengers to release and open the doors from the back seat. They would be longer as well. One thing to consider if you try to use the later 280z doors is the differences between the weatherstriping of the two and how that would affect the fit of the doors to the body. The later doors have additional rubber pieces on the top of the window frame, and I believe, at the bottom of the door.

    I noticed you're not exactly in an area of the world where body parts would be plentiful. If you can't find '75 doors, you might consider having the outer skins of the '78 doors grafted onto the '75 frames, that is if the '75 frames are in good shape.

    I hope this helps and clears things up a bit.

    Good luck,

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloxman
    Thanks Ed
    loaded some pics in my gallery as requested
    You may or not have noticed I powered my locks also.
    How did you power the windows?
    Could you recommend a particular kit and Manufacturer

    Blox
    My power windows were a one off custom job. I used an old door, cut the skin off so that I could work on the regulator. 81ZX motors and a little cutting / welding / fabricating. Sorry.
    The 1973 240Z 165540 Slightly modified. L28, 5sp, cam, headers, MSD 6AL, power windows, power door locks, leather seats, custom this and custom that.

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