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Dr. Kustom
09-05-2010, 08:13 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

Osiris19
09-05-2010, 10:30 PM
That's looking really sexy.

Kot
09-06-2010, 01:25 AM
shakotan boogie - yanky mate!

Songha
09-06-2010, 02:22 AM
The car is beautiful and the way you take the pictures make them gorgeous! Nice man, can't wait to see you plans being put into this one. :thumleft:

Dr. Kustom
09-06-2010, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!

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
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

Kot
09-06-2010, 09:45 PM
240zg! if anything more, then idk.

Songha
09-06-2010, 10:26 PM
280z front end conversion? 240z concept? I'm clueless. LOL. I like how the front it looks so smooth.

Dr. Kustom
09-07-2010, 12:20 AM
Flipsoulja got it! It's going to be a 240ZG!
http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Dino%20Dalle%20Carbonare/DEC2009/TAA-240ZG/240Z-008.jpg

Songha
09-07-2010, 01:10 AM
Aww man, that's gonna be an awesome product! I'm gonna be checkin this one out.

Dr. Kustom
09-08-2010, 07:43 PM
Aww man, that's gonna be an awesome product! I'm gonna be checkin this one out.
Thanks you.


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

texan_idiot25
09-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Very clever.

Dr. Kustom
09-20-2010, 06:03 PM
Very clever.
Thanks tex!

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

Osiris19
09-21-2010, 07:29 AM
Looking really nice. Can't wait to see this.

pinsk17
09-21-2010, 10:25 PM
Looking awesome man! keep up the good work.

Dr. Kustom
09-26-2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!

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
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
10-12-2010, 10:08 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

Osiris19
10-12-2010, 10:42 PM
Sweet... vertical mount exhaust.

kano2864212
10-13-2010, 04:45 AM
looking great man, cant wait to see it finished

4G63punk
10-13-2010, 09:50 PM
What exactly did you do to widen the rims? :)

winner
10-13-2010, 10:06 PM
What exactly did you do to widen the rims? :)


Thanks for the comments guys!

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/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
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


http://www.norcalblogs.com/bored/heres-your-sign.jpg
lawl......

4G63punk
10-13-2010, 10:35 PM
lol What I meant was what material did you use and where did you get it from? :)

Dr. Kustom
10-14-2010, 01:32 AM
lol What I meant was what material did you use and where did you get it from? :)
It's lexan and could be found from packaging. :nod:

Dr. Kustom
12-24-2010, 06:04 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
12-25-2010, 02:32 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

BlueDragons
12-25-2010, 04:07 AM
That is an amazing work!
As all your projects are! :bigwink:

Dr. Kustom
03-26-2011, 09:09 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

spitfire
03-26-2011, 09:44 PM
Thats looking realy good. I finaly got a mini-z. Im looking at ording the white 240z for mine.

Dr. Kustom
03-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Thats looking realy good. I finaly got a mini-z. Im looking at ording the white 240z for mine.
Thanks spitfire!

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

BlueDragons
03-28-2011, 12:54 PM
Nice Work.
Really like that Car! :nod:

Dr. Kustom
04-14-2011, 01:15 AM
Nice Work.
Really like that Car! :nod:
Thanks Andreas!

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

theoriganalRiD3R1967
04-14-2011, 01:22 AM
Glad you kept this one, cuz this looks like its going to turn out to be the best looking car of all ur projects, at least imo. Silver is always the way to go lol

CJA94
04-14-2011, 12:39 PM
Woah! this car looks amazing, this is really good work. :)

Dr. Kustom
05-27-2011, 03:35 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

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