Autumn 2017

Autumn has been a period of procrastination, contemplation and frustration punctuated by clarity. With any large project your best intentions often get trampled by procrastination. Lazy evenings spent on the couch melt into each other. Almost every opportunity to breath some rust dust in the garage is met by an excuse and of course, each excuse is justified and valid enough to avoid the guilt of procrastination. Excuses. They come so easy, rolling off the tongue naturally, comfortable and safe in thought. Easy. My favourite has been my first-born, Benjamin. I don’t want to miss a moment of these precious …

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Pushing and Pulling

The 240Z is coming along nicely with everything from the firewall back now repaired. This week the front section is getting some loving with the car all jigged up on a chassis bench. The rails will be cut and news ones welded in place. Beyond that there are some holes to be repaired under the battery tray, the radiator support needs to be replaced and we are just about done with plugging up holes! Happy days.  

Starting to Resemble a Car Again

I receive photo updates every so often. Up to now the car was heading in the wrong direction as it was being stripped and cut up. Finally we are starting to see her come together and the excitement is building. I have booked a trip at the end of November to visit the car, Paul, and all the guys out at Adelaide. It coincides with their Datsun Day as well so it should be a fantastical auto-orgy of a weekend.

Engine Bay Inspection Light

I guess there is a bit of the obsessive here but I see no reason to fit a dirty old part in a freshly painted engine bay so…

Frame Bits and Bobs

This is from the donor car, all ready to be subbed in for the Swiss Cheese frame.

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Datsun 240Z Shell Media Blasted and Primed

I feel like I’ve been holding my breath up to this point. I obviously knew the shell was bad but until it’s blasted you just don’t know what really lies ahead and the anticipation of this moment has been replaced with calm acceptance. I’ve only really had one concern since day one and that was getting to this point and being told that it’s too far gone to repair. That hurdle has been cleared. The rest should be easy right?