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Reinforcements added before more front end cutting



Front suspension removed for access and for disassembling



Many worn out parts to be replaced



Good help and company



1966 Ford Falcon in background.  Two chainsaws not related to project - yet.



Engine stored for now



Soak, have turned, oil and store in plastic bag



Bead blast and prime



Suspension cross member, control arms, and hubs bead blasted and primed with Rust Encapsulator


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote slam_dat_sun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 10:15pm
Looking real good Scoot, I see you made the shop manager do some physical labor!Tongue
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille
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Cut out dented front frame rail



Cut rusted out outer front frame rail



Just another inner fender area to patch



My helper running a wire brush through the frame rail



Frame rail patched on bottom



Inner frame rail area that was patched due to dent



New, temporary front wheels



Patch in progress



Slow work.  On the right is a weld-in patch.  On the left is a fresh hole awaiting a patch.  I'm sure Braden will remember these mysterious rust areas.



More structural patches - all made from 14 ga CRS



Three-piece patch in process.  This area (pocket) with the holes juts in to allow the bolts and nuts to be accessed from outside the frame rails



Leaky batteries, time, and compound curves cause involved problems



My helper cutting away rusted bumper mounting brackets



Taken earlier as it arrived back home from my workplace.  Many of the front-end fender and frame patches can be seen.



Taken the day I bought it.  I like to refer back to photos taken just as it came from Braden to see how good it looks as a complete car even though it needs complete paint, it provides some inspiration as to how good it will look when completed.








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Dude you are putting so much great work, many hours, love and sweat just to save a Datsun. You are my hero and you better keep this car for ever!!!!Thumbs Up   Very nice work
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 2:31am
Geez, nice work Scott & sonThumbs Up
after seeing all that, my old red Z wasn't so bad after all. sadly, i parted and dumped itCry
hopefully the sunshine Z isn't as bad also
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pa's Truck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2010 at 8:01pm
Even though I bought my '76 280Z new this makes me afraid to go out and look too closely!ErmmLOL'
 
Fantastic repair work....very skillful...Obviously a labor of love....keep it up...where ever you go when it is finished people will admire it and many will comment on how they had or wished they had one years ago.  Hang in there and good luck! As was said thanks for bringing this Z back to life.  Keep it as original as possible.  It was too beautiful to improve on.
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Nice work Scott, alot of time and work, but well worth it. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks guys for the kind words and encouragement.  It has definitely been a lot of work and it is beginning to become a lot of money.  The labor of love, the time spent with my youngest son who is very interested in this sort of stuff, and my own desire to learn and to reach a goal is keeping it going (a very supportive wife always helps too!)  Mistakes have definitely been made due to my inexperience and hast, but what the heck.  I have wanted a Z since I was in high school and came very close over the years, but never pulled the trigger until this one.  I think I almost bit off more that I could chew, but I think it will come together in the end given enough money, patience, and research. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pa's Truck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 3:30pm
How's your Z project going?  Any pics to show? Let's hear from you.
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