Not your average Z26... a resurrection

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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby snowblindburd » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:30 pm

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themixer wrote:i would like to take this opportunity to state my dislike for rust. It actually makes me feel physically ill.

I hear you. I lost my dearly beloved 95Z to cancer.

About to lose mine too. Granted it's a 95 Z clone.. It's running your Z's struts and springs, must have been a transferred disease *glare*. :D

Yay to more progress on this car. I'm glad I finally got to go for a ride in it last year!



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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby bonecrrusher » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:41 pm

Pics of the Boner mounts?


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:22 pm

I have a replacement 95 metal tank in mine with no issues. Stock pump or IROC. Both are fine.


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby heavywoody » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:25 pm

Not as much progress as I wanted today, but I'll take what I can get here lately.

Removed the old bushings and ball joints from the control arms to get them ready to powder coat, cleaned them up and the subframes, started a pile that needs to go to the powerdercoater (so far it's control arms, subframes, front knuckles, Neon rear disk brackets and shields, rear calipers).

All the parts came in for the rear disk swap. Wilwoods have been ordered, should hopefully arrive in the next couple weeks.

Still need to get to cutting out the rear spring perches and cross member. I dropped off the rust free spring perches to a fab shop to have them bend some plate for me to make new spring perches to use with the 2.5" springs. Those should be ready this week.

Got the old 5spd mount out... this pic reminds me of the pic I took when removing the auto mount.
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Started grinding down the old welds, I'll be fixing the dented area towards the bottom right of the picture and cleaning all this up.
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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby 1988GTU » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:11 am

The old picture of the auto to manual swap was some time ago! Didn't that auto mount get drilled out at all the spot welds? The one above looks like it was ground out any which way.

I've been trying to spend some alone time with one of my Beretta's.. Seems as if the DD'ers and work fleet want the attention more. Can't blame them since these roads chew threw suspension and steering components left and right.


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby heavywoody » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:33 am

The auto mount was actually cut out with a grinder; there are still remnants of it that will be removed. The level of professionalism changes over the years; I didn't know anything about spot weld drill bits when I started that project back in the day. Just like when I did the Euro light swap and changed the wiring to get things to work; used dummy bulbs hidden in the trunk first go-round. Later on (as in about 6 years later), I re-pinned the tail light harness and got the appropriate flasher. Young-uns, eh?

I had to cut it up that way to get to some of the welds; I didn't want to cut into the existing "frame rail".

My excuse for lack of more progress doesn't have anything to do with repairing DD's... more along the lines of parental type stuff (homework, feeding baby, cooking dinners, cleaning house, dealing with new puppy... the joys of adulthood!)


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby 1988GTU » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:45 am

I didn't think it was done that way back then. Been a long while since then tho.
Progress is progress!


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby themixer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:48 am

damn spot welds they are a bitch



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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby bonecrrusher » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:57 pm

Needs more woo woo!


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:49 pm

heavywoody wrote:The level of professionalism changes over the years. Young-uns, eh?!

Everything got done a lot faster when we were young, even if some of it was ugly! Hahaha


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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby themixer » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am

woody90gtz wrote:
heavywoody wrote:The level of professionalism changes over the years. Young-uns, eh?!

Everything got done a lot faster when we were young, even if some of it was ugly! Hahaha


there is some truth to that



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Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Mon May 09, 2016 10:44 pm

Any further progress on this interested in what your doing as far as the rear perches go myself


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