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    After you get that $1,000 Z, plan on spending...

    After you get that $1,000 Z, plan on spending alot of jack to get it in decent running condition.
  2. I had my car shipped from Oregon to Ohio using...

    I had my car shipped from Oregon to Ohio using Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS)...reasonable rates...
  3. No, you have the correct control arms, one is...

    No, you have the correct control arms, one is flipped and goes upside down compared to the other side.
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    ditto that, I kinda like it as well. I painted...

    ditto that, I kinda like it as well. I painted mine last fall trying different paints. Flat didnt look good, seni-gloss was too shiny. I ended up going with a matte finish with just a little sheen to...
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    This ad reminds me of the thief that I bought my...

    This ad reminds me of the thief that I bought my car from in Salem, Oregon, maybe he has moved to Portland : )
    Alot of the wording is the same, down to the needs a little love, with a paint job it...
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    I knew a couple guys that owned them back when I...

    I knew a couple guys that owned them back when I was a late teen. I remember one of them was mid seventies and the guy had alot of trouble. He broght it to my uncle to look at. I remember my uncle...
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    I wish I would ahve tried that idea Darrel. I...

    I wish I would ahve tried that idea Darrel. I just took a palm sander and sanded them down until they fit. Wasnt crazy about doing that but had read a few other people doing the sanding them down...
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    You beat me to the punch on the 3rd brake light....

    You beat me to the punch on the 3rd brake light. I bought one last year (still havent installed it, stalled on my progress in other areas) but it is a great piece.
    I did install the R/T mount...
  9. I will chime in as well, in no particular order...

    I will chime in as well, in no particular order
    Different seats ( I refoamed and reupholstered mine and still didnt like them )
    Different stereo
    Poly bushings
    Front air dam
    Lowering...
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    Another 5 spd transmission swap question

    Well, I've been away for awhile, havent worked on my car since last fall. Work, family, life allowing little time for awhile now.
    I am getting ready to get back to work and I am interested in doing...
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    Ive done many hundreds of transactions on Ebay...

    Ive done many hundreds of transactions on Ebay and have been burned once many years ago for the paltry sum of $20. The guy had 2,000+ transactions and 100% feedback too. Not usre what happened but in...
  12. Thread: Car Warriors

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    I agree with the Chip Foose rendering of a Z....

    I agree with the Chip Foose rendering of a Z. While some of his stuff is a bit over the top, I have seen a few episodes where the Overhaul was a bit more laid back. He always ask the "victims"...
  13. Thread: Car Warriors

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    I forgot to put down the one "reality" car show...

    I forgot to put down the one "reality" car show that I really do enjoy watching, Overhaulin' with Chip Foose. Great storylines and awesome builds, the guy is fantastic.

    I dream of the day I come...
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    I was browsing last night and caught the last 30...

    I was browsing last night and caught the last 30 seconds of this show, nver even heard of the Speed channel before last night. I caught a glimpse of the red car and thought, cool a Z. I set the DVR...
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    http://www.atlanticz.ca/ go to tech tips at the...

    http://www.atlanticz.ca/
    go to tech tips at the top of the page. Alot of useful info on rebuilding the suspension along with photos. Not sure if there is a section on ball joints but great...
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    I used the dry ice method also and it works...

    I used the dry ice method also and it works great! I was lucky because my company uses the stuff and I grabbed 4 blocks for the job. You simply sit a chunk on the area, wait about 15-20 seconds, you...
  17. Thread: New Member

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    You will find many on here :) Welcome. Post some...

    You will find many on here :) Welcome. Post some photos, we all like pictures. Congrats on ressurecting your car after all those years. You will find a treasure trove of info on here to help you...
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    I used poly all the way around on mine last fall....

    I used poly all the way around on mine last fall. I did do the ball and socket setup on the TC rods, using new rubber stock bushings on the front and poly on the rear. Then I tackled the back and in...
  19. I bought the poly kit from Energy Suspensions, I...

    I bought the poly kit from Energy Suspensions, I beleive I bought it from Ebay though, got a btter price on it. I dont think you will find any kit that offers bushings for the sway bar as I remember,...
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    Oh that piece. Mine was actually held on by tiny...

    Oh that piece. Mine was actually held on by tiny sheet metal screws, I simply removed it. I never like the look of that piece, it seems most over the years bowed at the ends slightly, like a smile....
  21. nothing better than a rebound fling :),...

    nothing better than a rebound fling :), especially if they are still a little vengeful!
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    Listen to Carl and heed is advice.I wish I had...

    Listen to Carl and heed is advice.I wish I had found this site BEFORE purchasing my car, I would have saved alot of aggravation. First and foremost, see the car in person or have someone (possibly a...
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    Are you talking about that little piece about...

    Are you talking about that little piece about (doing it from memory) less than an inch tall and maybe 2 inches wide that is tacked on behind where the bumper is? It is slightly off center below the...
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    Mine sticks out well past the rear bumper. I...

    Mine sticks out well past the rear bumper. I installed a Pacesetter Monza exhaust on my 280. Then I replaced the rear bumper with one off a 240. Since the bumper is in tighter, my muffler sticks out...
  25. Classic! :)

    Classic! :)
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