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Dr. Kustom
2010.09.05, 06:14 PM
Another new project from me, this time is the Datsun 240Z! Can anybody guess what's the plan for this one?

Btw, it was a pain in the butt to take off the body piece, R246 not only melt the back of the parts to the body, but they also added glue to it, which make it really hard to take them off! But I guess it is a good thing if anyone will be race with them.

I started with lowering the ride height, and sand down a few rough spot on the body.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040443.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040445.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040446.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040447.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040449.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040450.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040451.jpg

I cracked the body while trying to pop off the side clip, but that's nothing but a little glue can't fix.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040452.jpg

Shave off the inside of the fenders to give the wheels more clearance.

Before:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040454.jpg

After:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9040456.jpg

herman
2010.09.05, 09:13 PM
hmm... i smell something bad (in a good kind of way) coming up... :D

KA2AEV
2010.09.05, 11:18 PM
Another new project from me, this time is the Datsun 240Z! Can anybody guess what's the plan for this one?





Jason are those the rims? :confused:

herman
2010.09.06, 01:14 AM
how about doing rally?
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30464&d=1283753740

herman
2010.09.06, 01:43 AM
some other ideas...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30465&d=1283755326
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30466&d=1283755339
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30467&d=1283755377

herman
2010.09.06, 01:47 AM
last few...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30468&d=1283755578
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30469&d=1283755597
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30470&d=1283755629
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30471&d=1283755647

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.06, 02:06 AM
Jason are those the rims? :confused:
Yup, they are. Thanks for the rims Mike!

herman - When I first got the body, I've thought of turning it into a rally car, but then I changed my mind. It's going to be a street car. Similar to the last few pics you've posted. :D

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.06, 07:39 PM
Update: I'm hoping by the end of this post, someone will know what I'm going to turn this 240Z into. Now I'll let the pics speak for itself.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060466.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060467.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060468.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060469.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060470.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060471.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060472.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060474.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060475.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.06, 07:40 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060476.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9060478.jpg

yochyoch
2010.09.07, 02:35 PM
Hello: whaouuu Nice job on 240Z

Goooooooood, wait and see.:)

Thanks.

color01
2010.09.07, 03:35 PM
No clue Dr. K, I've never seen any 240Z with the nose filled in like that. :confused: Well then, waiting on you to surprise all of us. :)

Rune
2010.09.07, 04:27 PM
280Z G nose maybe?

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.07, 04:44 PM
Thank you for everyone's comments and here's the goal. :D

It's a 240ZG.
http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Dino%20Dalle%20Carbonare/DEC2009/TAA-240ZG/240Z-008.jpg
http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Dino%20Dalle%20Carbonare/DEC2009/TAA-240ZG/240Z-016.jpg

herman
2010.09.07, 09:20 PM
here's an interesting article from road & track (http://www.roadandtrack.com/special-feature/bre-nissan-370z-datsun-240z)
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30474&d=1283912404
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30475&d=1283912417
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30476&d=1283912431

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.08, 05:46 PM
Oh wow! After looking at those pics, kinda make me want to build a 370z now. :D




Update: Adding some details to the rear fender flares...
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080516.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080515.jpg

But I'm not happy with the bolts, so I take out some model kit part trees and melt them down.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080518.jpg

Then cut them to size.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080523.jpg

And glue them to the fender flare.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080521.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080524.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080527.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080530.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9080529.jpg

color01
2010.09.08, 08:54 PM
Those rivets are a bit fat... I think it looked better before you added the tree pieces, since on the real car the rivets look slightly recessed. If you can imitate that look with the tree pieces that'd be boss, otherwise it looked just fine with cuts into the putty and no plastic tree studs. :) Aside from that, fenders look great! Keep up the excellent work. :)

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.20, 04:06 PM
Those rivets are a bit fat... I think it looked better before you added the tree pieces, since on the real car the rivets look slightly recessed. If you can imitate that look with the tree pieces that'd be boss, otherwise it looked just fine with cuts into the putty and no plastic tree studs. :) Aside from that, fenders look great! Keep up the excellent work. :)
Thanks for the input on the fender flares, Brian! I will get them fixed soon.


Update: Front bumper have been extended.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9200588.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9200589.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9200590.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.26, 09:15 PM
Update: Its the end of the week, finally got some time to work on it. Started to work on the front fender flares and widened the front rims.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9250598.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260600.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260603.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260605.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260606.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260608.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260609.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260611.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.09.26, 09:15 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260613.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260614.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260616.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-Z%20MA-010/P9260618.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.10.12, 08:08 PM
Update: Installed the exhaust pipes.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PA120633.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PA120626.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PA120640.jpg

rodz017
2010.11.01, 03:49 AM
Update: Installed the exhaust pipes.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PA120633.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PA120626.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PA120640.jpg

wow you got talent looking real hot

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.24, 04:07 PM
Update: Touching up the headlights and modifying the front bumper.

Before touch ups.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC170663.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC170664.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC170665.jpg

Putty applied.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC170666.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC170668.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC170669.jpg

After it's been smoothed out.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC230681.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC230682.jpg

Modified front bumper.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240684.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240687.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.25, 12:38 AM
Update: Added body lines.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240689.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240692.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240688.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240690.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Mini-z%20MR-03/PC240691.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.03.26, 07:12 PM
Decided not to sell this one yet, and finish it up instead.

Update: Body in primer.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2418.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2419.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2422.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.03.27, 06:30 PM
Update: Did some more touch up on the body work before laying down the paint.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2417.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2418-1.jpg

Another coat of primer.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2419-1.jpg

Spray on the silver coat.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2421.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2422-1.jpg

Then painted the front bumper and fender flares gun metal.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2424.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2426.jpg

herman
2011.03.29, 03:23 AM
coming along very nicely... thanks for sharing...

color01
2011.03.29, 05:21 AM
Paint quality on the nose is iffy, hopefully you get that sorted out -- otherwise it's lookin' pretty good!

KA2AEV
2011.03.29, 03:33 PM
Paint quality on the nose is iffy, hopefully you get that sorted out -- otherwise it's lookin' pretty good!

I think that may be just the angle Jason took the photograph at

Still cannot believe how much talent he has!

Dr. Kustom
2011.04.13, 11:21 PM
coming along very nicely... thanks for sharing...
Thanks herman!

Paint quality on the nose is iffy, hopefully you get that sorted out -- otherwise it's lookin' pretty good!
Thanks Brian! A piece of dust was sitting on the nose when I was taking the pics, and made the paint looks rough.

I think that may be just the angle Jason took the photograph at

Still cannot believe how much talent he has!
Thanks Mike!


Update: Finally finished painting all the trims.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2413.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2416.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2414.jpg

herman
2011.04.14, 02:08 AM
likey likey... can't wait for it to be done...

Beatles
2011.04.18, 09:45 AM
your craftsmanship is getting better! you've come a long way.

Dr. Kustom
2011.05.27, 01:37 PM
Update: All done!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2436.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2435.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2443.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2442.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2445.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2439.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2438.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2441.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.05.27, 01:37 PM
Outdoor pics.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2431.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2424-1.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2425.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2428.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Mini-Z/IMGP2432.jpg

color01
2011.05.27, 03:39 PM
Waaaaaay hot! The updated nose is definitely sexier than the old one.