Jun 27, 2005 update to the Datsun 240Z project car

Work on the 240Z Progresses

Work on our 240Z has progressed on two fronts. First, we’re replacing the door seals with new pieces from MacGregor. After pulling off the well-crusted originals, we’re cleaning up the area with lacquer thinner and a scraper. We’re trying to be really careful and not harm the original paint.

On the underside, we’re treating a little bit of surface rust. Early Datsuns rust around their seams where the factory never sealed anything before the cars were painted. After wire brushing the few spots that there were, we treated the area with Rust Bullet paint. This was then overcoated with factory matching yellow paint, followed by some modern seam sealing compound. This will effectively stop any new rust from forming. If and when the car is fully restored, we can just spray the underside with a chip-resistant paint.

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