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V8 Swapped JDM Styled 280Z

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  • Been a while since an update. Closer inspection showed it was a loose brake caliper. One bolt was missing and the other wasn't even finger tight!!

    Took me a while to find some time to get the wheel off and look at it properly. The first look at the wheel gave me a scare. The caliper had scraped a ring around the inside of the wheel, but after I hit it with a wirebrush it was clear it just took the powedrcoat off and the rim itself wasn't cut. Good thing I pulled over in a hurry.


    Sourced a replacement bolt and they're both back in there with loctite on them. Have been out for a few drives since and everything is fine (I checked the brakes on the other side as well, all good).

    With that behind me I started plans for some engine bay cleanup. Decided to try my hand at my first metal fabrication as well. Picked up a metal brake and recycled an old metal desk panel. Step one cardboard templates.


    After that cut and bend some metal sheets


    I think it came out quite well! I should have time to make the drivers side one on this long weekend.


    • went for a drive, took some pics



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        • A few more photos from before the snowfall


          • I installed some new garage lighting and most importantly a 4 post lift !! Then rinsed the car off and went for a first drive the other night.


            • Engine covers completed, looks great now

              video, sharing, camera phone, video phone, free, upload


              • I didn't have the trunk open during Zfest but I just finished this up the day before the show. I think a few people got to see it.


                • The next week is prime time for fall cruising and photos. Snapped a few today, will be uploading them over the next couple days.


                  • Wow i shot my new personal fav photo of the Z. Finally figured out how to shoot the 20mm wide.

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                    • Gorgeous photography, as always.
                      Eric Zondervan
                      72 240Z
                      54 Chevy 3100 pickup
                      91 Nissan Figaro
                      11 Sierra 4X4
                      17 Nissan Juke Nismo
                      18 Audi SQ5
                      18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                      17 Yamaha FZ-10
                      65 Honda Moped


                      • I finally got my hands on a new car, after the Z it was the next on the bucket list. It's not another Z but at least it's still a Nissan


                        • fall photo <3