Performance VH's Not so Fairlady Z

Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by nismo300zxjdm, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

  2. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    Updates!

    Molded the Winfactory CSL-R spoiler into the hatch. The fitment of the raw piece was incredible, very well worth the money.

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    The sideskirts and flares have been bonded to the body, the screws are temporary. The TBO side skirts took so much work to fit correctly, the door sizing was way off, one side was too long the other too short. They fit perfectly now. The TwinZ rear bumper has been edged and permanently installed.
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  3. Romonski

    Romonski And Justice For All

  4. raZorTT

    raZorTT Member

    Looks fantastic! Are you doing the body work yourself?
     
  5. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    Great work mate.

    Is the CSL-R the smaller or larger of the two versions?
     
  6. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    R is the 'race' one Erik, so larger. Have certainly done a nice job blending it into the hatch, well done
     
  7. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    As above, the "S" signifies Street.

    Great work on the bodywork. I'm molding in my CSL-R too. What technique did you use? I have a vague plan in mind to make it stupid super strong, I really don't want it separating in a few years. It would be awesome if someone made a fibreglass 2+2 hatch, I'd jump on that in a heart beat and would never have to worry about separation.

    My wing didn't fit perfectly. Wasn't bad, but hang down a good 1/2 inch too low (beyond the actual edge of the hatch) on the passenger side (your drivers').
     
  8. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    I am not doing the body work, I wish I was able to do body work this well though. My body shop wizard has been doing this kinda thing for the past 30+ years. He is incredible artist when it comes to body work.

    He bonded the spoiler to the bare metal hatch. No need to worry about it ever separating. It's a special bonding agent specifically for plastic to metal.

    Thanks for all the love guys! Can't wait to see it in paint!
     
  9. the r32 lights actually suit it. i like this. you going for the clean flush look at the join of the rear guard?
     
  10. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    Yeah... no...

    there is no proven permanent way to do this or it would be widely utilised and not the go-to criticism of molding in panels.

    Ask him if he used bondo :p
     
  11. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    We are keeping the factory body line at the rear bumper. Not a fan of smoothing out the bumper lines.

    Haha, nooo he didn't use bondo to attach any of the body panels. With over 30 years of body work experience he knows what he is doing.

    Glass has been pulled, the body is all in primer now for the fun part... block sanding...
     
  12. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    Those green smears on the cardboard scrap sitting above look like bondo to me :p I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but I'm doing the same thing with my CSL-R so it pays to ask what works for people.
     
  13. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    Body filler yes, Bondo no.
     
  14. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    And so it begins...

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  15. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    Completed rear fenders and sideskirts.

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  16. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    Weekend updates!

    Removed the glass from the car, and started making the front splitter/bumper support.
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    Rough cut of the splitter
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    Aluminum splitter support brackets that replace factory tow hooks.
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  17. ryzan

    ryzan Black Mesa? Fat chance...

    Um isn't bondo body filler?
     
  18. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    yes, a brand of it. I won't eat ham or pork, but I'll have bacon lol
     
  19. nismo300zxjdm

    nismo300zxjdm New Member

    Weekend update:

    Roof painted black, and the green on the hatch jamb.
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    Fitted the hatch
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    Working with the front fitment
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  20. Jinxed

    Jinxed Moderator

    slow progress, but good progress......looing forward to seeing the body panels painted
     

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