Description of the project and general chit-chat concerning it...
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Late september 2004, I was lurking about on eBay, on the lookout for a
decent 240z. I had decided the wait was over - I needed to get myself
a Z! Said and done - one was found, one "no rust". Great!
Deposit was paid, and the auction settled outside of eBay - risky, I know.
Anyway, it worked out, and in november, I picked up my very own 240z.
Once I got it home - I started tearing it down. Stripping it came to be bit
of a sad moment, as lots - and I mean shitloads - of rust was uncovered!
Boo-hoo! Indeed. Ah, f*ck it. It's a project car - meant to cost immense
amounts of labor! Yeah, I was in for a treat
Once stripped of everything (literally), I started dismounting the body
panels, hood, etc and hauled piece by piece over to a company called
Allblästring ( http://www.allblastring.se ). It's their logo that's smeared
all over some of the update pictures
Now, with heaps of rust on the car - I'm not exactly keen on a deja vú...
So, there POR-15 has agreed to sponsor me with some products to help
keep my baby free from rust once the build has gone as far as paint.
Thanks goes out to http://www.por15.se - if you're in Sweden, check it!
If you're in the US - go to http://www.por15.com and have a peek.
Since the plan is to make this car/project stand out - it's going to feature
a lot of carbon fiber. With the help of Swedish Composite Engineering in
Norrköping, Sweden (duuh?) [ http://www.sce.se ] the mold-making and
carbon producing will start once the car's painted. Still a couple of months
to go on this... But, the idea is to make the following parts from carbon:
• Cowl plate
• Front fenders
• Center console
• Rear hatch
• Tail light panels
Not sure yet wether the head light housing will be carbon as well. So. Yeah.
It'll save some weight and add appearance
The rust will also be fixed with the help of SCE and a tinsmith. This part
is where I'm at (currently writing). I'm waiting to transport the car down
Plans are to fit the car with a 10 point (or more) full roll cage once the car
has been inspected by the Swedish "DMV" (called Bilprovningen). Installing
a fuel cell is also scribbled on the "to do" list... As is new wish bones made
by SCE from Chrome moly. The engine will be a Nissan RB26DETT. No
plans - other than about 400-500 hp has been thought of. Maybe a single
turbo conversion? Dunno - time will tell. The project will also feature a full
set of coilovers and 18" rims, tinted windows, etc etc... The bar is set, high!
Here are some pics to entertain you...