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280z Photodump

Coming to a close just shy of 4 months, the car showed up to have the rust patched but as work progressed it snowballed into a pretty thorough refresh.

Still waiting on special lugnuts to center the 70's wheels, otherwise its complete
Still waiting on special lugnuts to center the 70's wheels, otherwise its complete
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Here are the after and before, from actual Gambler 500 participant to a driver

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Below are a dump of photos throughout the past 280 hours. This isnt a restoration, rather a refresh that can keep the car on the road until someone more skilled comes along to do the floor.

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inside of all front end panels were sanded down, primed, and sealed
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sourcing a new hood was out of budget so this one got a few more years welded in. Regrettably the centerline is off by .25" to the passenger side.
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Car had been keyed which led to rust under the paint along the entire car
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both rusty bits at the edge of the door were vast holes up close
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Replaced: Door handle, hood release, trunk seal, fuel lines, both lower balljoints, LH lca, marker lights, wheels, LR brake line, RR wheel cylinder, side trim, fuel pump, and fuel pressure regulator. Parts costs were driven up significantly by the paint and wheels coming out to $3300

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Some bodywork mistakes and the Cut/buff are disappointing, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out. Now back to the Locost!

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