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    Casey_z I work outside on my tools most of the...

    Casey_z
    I work outside on my tools most of the year. That's hard work welding up pipe outside in the cold. You have my sympathies...
    Charles
  2. Will they go on and stay if the door panel is off...

    Will they go on and stay if the door panel is off the door? Narrow down the source of the problem. If they fit with door panel off then its the panel thickness or hole cutout. If they wont its the...
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    So the metal thickness in the front frame rails...

    So the metal thickness in the front frame rails is still good? Whenever I see rust thru in the reinforcing plates, the front frame rails tend to have gotten pretty thin. My wife is from Texas and...
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    Stud welder is the way to go. It will take a...

    Stud welder is the way to go. It will take a number of close welded studs and work from the outside in towards the center of the dent. If the metal is good and not thinned out by corrosion a stud...
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    So it appears you cut the end off the jet tubes...

    So it appears you cut the end off the jet tubes and threaded them. What did you use for jets to thread into the modified tube?
    Charles
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    Sorry about the paint job not turning out the way...

    Sorry about the paint job not turning out the way you thought it would. Paint work is time consuming and time is money unless they work for free. I would not be happy about all the over spray,...
  7. FYI be careful with the AC parts in the footwell....

    FYI be careful with the AC parts in the footwell. I have found they can be brittle after 40+ years and are not easily repaired or replaced...
    Charles
  8. Thread: My Datsun 240Z

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    I have started dealing in BMW Z3's at my...

    I have started dealing in BMW Z3's at my dealership. I have a 2001 BMW M roadster that has front end damage. We will be repairing it soon. I am looking forward to driving that one. 315 HP M3 motor...
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    Good idea, very sharp. I will be doing this soon....

    Good idea, very sharp. I will be doing this soon. Thanks for the tip...
    Charles
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    I think welding is a bad idea. A good welding...

    I think welding is a bad idea. A good welding program can probably do it without blowing themselves up (i.e. clean the tank, nitrogen purge etc.) but the coating on the inside will burn or char and...
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    I love seeing great fabrication work. I have a...

    I love seeing great fabrication work. I have a great appreciation for this skill set after having tried my hand at some easier welding jobs. I am very good with my hands but fabricating panels at...
  12. Thread: 'Lucky' 71 240Z

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    Fabulous find. You got a great deal... Charles

    Fabulous find. You got a great deal...
    Charles
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    Bart, The car I am working on has the same...

    Bart,
    The car I am working on has the same sealant around the intake hat. I believe that black sealant is the factory sealant. It was piled up thick like yours was on the fire wall side. I used 3m...
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    Is it possible that the exhaust heat is caused by...

    Is it possible that the exhaust heat is caused by something else? wrong mixture or improper timing? Just thinking out loud...
    Charles
  15. Thread: Almost finished

    by Patcon
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    Like the engine bay, very clean and the gloss...

    Like the engine bay, very clean and the gloss black cover is a neat touch...
    Charles
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    Bart, There are six or seven spot welds around...

    Bart,
    There are six or seven spot welds around the intake cover. Drill those out and the cover will come out in one piece. You still won't have great access to the area between the vent stack and...
  17. Thread: Hey everyone!

    by Patcon
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    The limited slip can be checked in a gentler...

    The limited slip can be checked in a gentler manner. With both rear wheels off the ground spin one tire forward. If the opposite tire spins in the opposite direction it is an open diff, if it spins...
  18. I was hoping you had a picture of the hot UPS...

    I was hoping you had a picture of the hot UPS delivery lady... now I'm disappointed. ;) The drums are pretty cool though. What makes them superior to standard aluminum drums?
    C
  19. Thread: Goodbye Poly

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    I was hoping you had a source. All I have seen is...

    I was hoping you had a source. All I have seen is poly replacements. I haven't seen any rubber steering couplers for sale. NIX240z can you mold these in the correct material?
    Charles
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    That's wheel is just plain silly. The dude in the...

    That's wheel is just plain silly. The dude in the blue coat has some serious hair going on...
    C
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    Fresh water floods aren't so bad; salt water...

    Fresh water floods aren't so bad; salt water floods not so good. If everything dries out good you may get out ok...
    Charles
  22. I did a lot of research looking for a high solids...

    I did a lot of research looking for a high solids floor epoxy. It is very chemically resistant but if you slide something heavy like a tranny it will scratch it right off the concrete. I etched my...
  23. Thread: Goodbye Poly

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    Where did you source a rubber steering coupler? C

    Where did you source a rubber steering coupler?
    C
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    I agree. I hate the way the new Google works and...

    I agree. I hate the way the new Google works and their new algorithms are playing havoc with website search results. I also despise having to click twice to get to maps, finance or news versus the...
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    I love Japanese tools especially their hand saws....

    I love Japanese tools especially their hand saws. They make a special saw for every cut imaginable...
    C
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