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    Gas 1600

    My Z requires more money than I can afford to throw at it, so when my mate told me about this car it just seemed logical.
    It cost me a slab of carlton cold and a tow truck to "Come and get it ASAP".

    Plans for this car are a quick (like to get it on the road late next year) and cheap build to give me something to enjoy while the Z sits in modification jail.

    This is where it got parked in 2003 and it stayed there till I picked it up.
    Even had a tree growing through the rear bumper.
    GAS1600001_1_zpsef06b188 by Garvice, on Flickr

    This is after a good wash with help from my eldest.
    GAS1600_001_02 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS1600_001_03 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS1600_001_04 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS1600_001_05 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS 260Z RB26DET
    GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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    Rear passenger quarter was the first job to be tackled. 1/2" of bog on the lower edge gave me a couple of frights. Decided to cut out the front panel and rebuild the inner panel. Made the inner panel in 3 sections.

    GAS1600_002_01 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_02 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_03 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_04 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_05 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_08 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_09 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS 260Z RB26DET
    GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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      #3
      Front passenger quarter was next job. It was like swiss cheese in there. I still have to make the piece in the second last photo and remake the inside car section and bottom flange so I have something to weld to.

      GAS1600_003_01 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_02 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_03 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_04 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_05 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_07 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_08 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_09 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_10 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_11 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_12 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_13 by Garvice, on Flickr

      GAS1600_003_14 by Garvice, on Flickr
      GAS 260Z RB26DET
      GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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        #4
        Not mucking around! What is it with these being parked in yards to rust?!)
        Originally posted by thebluerx7
        The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .

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          #5
          Should have mentioned, picked car up a few months ago, did rear quarter a, weekend about 3 weeks ago and front either last weekend. Would love to have a month off work and attack it in anger but that won't happen.
          GAS 260Z RB26DET
          GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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            #6
            Do you have a upwm at home?, how did you bend those folded bits under your thumb 4 photo's from the bottom?.

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              #7
              Wow I'm jealous of your skills. Photos are porn.

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                #8
                Some nice skills! Shitload of work, if it wasn't a 1600 you just wouldnt do it!

                What's the plans post resto?
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                  #9
                  Upwm? You mean hoist? Yep got one at home, makes a huge difference.

                  These are my first rust repairs ever. Not as hard as it looks guys. I started shrinking by making puckers, then heating and hammering then flat, but that took to long, so I bought a shrinker stretcher combo from hare and forbes. Some panels I did a couple of times before I was happy.

                  I don't think it will be too much work, roof is just previous colour coming through, bonnet is shot, would like to get another one or maybe even just fibre glass one, maybe guards too. Floors are great, and other side is considerably better, though still needs work.

                  Thanks for all the replies, makes it more motivating (though I'm really enjoying this one at the moment.

                  Plan is to have a crack at everything on this car, going to have a go at painting. but might just concede and buy some bolt in brakes/suspension. will also get an engine conversion, but that is top secret at themoment, suffice to say it will piss off the purists.
                  GAS 260Z RB26DET
                  GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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                    #10
                    great fab skills going on there.

                    interesting to watch this

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by garvice View Post
                      .will also get an engine conversion, but that is top secret at themoment, suffice to say it will piss off the purists.
                      3rz's been done, 4g63?
                      Hr under construction

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                        #12
                        UPWM = universal plate working machine, was asking if you used one of these. I'd imagine what you ended up using was much the same.

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                          #13
                          Nope, no upwm, no rolls, just various steel sections and wood pieces as anvils and dollies. Rear quarter with half cylinder indent wad done by hammering over a broom handle.
                          GAS 260Z RB26DET
                          GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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                            #14
                            Sweet, it has widened stockies! Please keep them on it.
                            Skrrraaaarrrrrk

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                              #15
                              Looks great, feel like having a visitor come over to watch and learn plus help where he can ?

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