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    Default question about panel in front of a-pillar/under the fender

    I am waiting on my pictures to be approved by the admin so I can't post a pic with this question. Does anyone have a 280z with the front fender removed that would be willing to take a few measurements for me? I am fabbing a patch panel for the area where the cowl drain exits and the two L brackets for attaching the plastic inner fender are welded on. I need to know some measurements for where to drill the hole for the drain tube and where to attach the L brackets. I measured before I cut the old one off but it turned out that my rocker panel was installed too low when it was previously replaced. This throws off my measurements. Is there anyone out there that might be willing to help out. Hopefully my pics get approved soon and I can post a pic to clear up any questions. Thanks!!!
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    This picture might help out some with general shape and location of various holes and brackets...kind of "cold" out in the garage right at the moment tho...


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    Yea, I understand about the cold. My garage is insulated and is pretty comfortable after running a kerosene heater for about an hour. I hate winter!!! When you do get a chance, would you be willing to take some measurements? Like starting with the lower L-bracket, I know how far mine should be from the a-pillar, what I need to know is how far it is from the top of the rocker panel to the bottom of the L-bracket. Once I get that measurement, I might have enough of the old panel left to be able to locate the drain hole. I might need a measurement on it just to be sure. The upper L-bracket was gone from my panel so I will eventually need the measurements for that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    By the way, your Z looks really solid. Are you going to have to do much panel replacement.

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    That picture was one I found on the forum...I usually download them for future reference...as you never really know what you will find as you dig into the body on these cars...will be doing the floors for sure......up around the battery tray area as well.........will be warming up some today...so will get out to the garage here shortly...


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    I understand about using the photos for reference. I had several places that I have or will have to repair. I will post some pictures later today of the repair I did under the passenger dog leg. I will be checking the forum throughout the day to see if you got a chance to do any measuring. I really do appreciate the help. Once I get this piece finished I can move on to the passenger side floor pan/toe kick/firewall.

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    Got some measurements for you...give me a shout when you see this and I'll feed the measurements back to you...probably just give you a call if you like...as it would be faster...


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    That's My 260Z Project (Pictured by Webdawg1) I was in the process of stripping the coatings off, removing rust from the door hinge area and getting ready to POR15 and New Undercoating.

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    Thank Zs-ondabrain, looks nice. Webdawg, I'm watching the forum or my number is 513-404-3971 if you think it would be easier.

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