MY WET DREAMSOk, so some ideas for this ride include:Carbon Fiber, lots of it. Hood, cowl, rear lid, spoiler, front air dam.White face gaugesbillet engine pieceslightweight clutch, verbose amounts of engine/drivetrain modificationslots of reupholsteryTo turbo, or not to turbo...To V-8 swap, or not to swap...Removal of front and rear bumpersFront brake components upgradeRear disc brake conversionAll of that is just dreaming though... The first thing on the list is a total tear down and repair of all rust and body damage. I'm going to do this myself, so it will take time. I have a couple of 300zx's sitting in my yard that will be happy to donate their skin in the replacement of metal on this project. I'm no body man, but I know a little. Any advice you can offer me on this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.As of 2/3/10:My first purchace for it was a new set of lugnuts, since it only had four that worked on the spare set of rims he had for it. $318.00 in it so far including purchasing the car..2/5/10:Went to spend time in the new garage with the Z and realized I couldn't do much until some things were put in order, in da G first. Had to put nails in the walls to hold items, had to run an extension cord to another light, had to put the wires from the lights up in the air so I don't have to duck every time I'm around them, had to drill a hole in the wall, to put the air line into the shop... All in all, I haven't even been able to look at my baby yet. Now I'm taking a lunch break... worked up a hunger, you know how it goes.So I finally got my ass in there and started tearing stuff off, it's amazing how fast it went once I got the first piece off. I got the front bumper off, removed that crap moulding that was going down the side and took a bunch of other crap off. The cold is overpowering the heater, so I'm calling it a night... for today.2/6/10Got a late start since I didn't get up until 10:30. Got some food in me and went out to fire up the heater. Went to take my first photo of the day, and wouldn't you know... I dropped the damned camera. Now the flash doesn't work, and my pics are coming out crappy. To top it off, I got bolts breaking left and right, and then breaking mounting flanges... I'm trying to remove the fenders, and get the rubber off of them from the bunpers. Finding a lot of bondo pushed in through body lines, that sucks. But I expected all these problems, just hate when they do happen. I was going to start taking apart the interior today, but changed my mind and decided I wanted the fenders off before the end of the day. Well, my lunch break is over time to get back at it. Alrighty, got the fenders off today, woo hoo! They are 3 piece fenders consisting of the fender, the headlight bucket, and lower front fender. 4 pieces if you count the headlight assembly. There's a grand total of 16 bolts to remove to get a fender off. Once the fender assembly is off, then there are 4 bolts to get the lower portion off, then 3 nuts to remove the headlight bucket. Then 4 phillips to remove the headlight assembly. And that's all for today folks.2/8/10Ok takin my luch break, got the taillight assemblies out and license plate mount off, workin on the bumper. One of the bolts broke loose and I can't get to the back side of it, so I am cutting through the bumper to gain access to it.2/9/10Got in the G and started looking at what I need to do , to get the fuel tank down, looks simple enough, one bolt, one bolt/nut, and disconnect the wiring, fill tube, and hoses, should come right out. Just got it up on jackstands, and looked at the fron jackstands and they were about to fall backwards... So I ever so carefully, snuck up front with my jack, and put it in place, and jacked it up, and repositioned the front stands. Gave it a good wiggle test, and I think I should be safe to get under it. Saw lots of nasty rust... although the driver's side frame rail doesn't look rusted out. The passenger side is missing half the rail... This should be fun! It'll be very satisfying to know this car is structurally sound once I'm done.2/13/10My friend Dagen came to visit, and we popped off a few rounds at some targets, then worked on gutting the interior of the Z. I'm glad it was such a nice day, since every day since has been cold as hell. We got quite a bit done on the Z. We got the fuel tank out the bumper brackets off, the seats out, the center console, panels, and the seatbelts, and visors. It was a pretty good day.2/20/10Been taking a little time off from turnin the wrench, since the weather's been nice. I got a lot of yard work to catch up on... BOO! But all the many work around here has paid off a bit, it looks better for one, I'm finally getting the trees cut and burned that fell in the ice storm last year. I'll get back at here in the next few days for sure though.2/21/10I just happened upon a possible set of 280z's for a trade/deal. Nothing is carved in stone yet, but I am going to go and look at Jim's 3 280z's and decide if I can build him one good one out of all three of them. In exchange he will give me the leftovers. It'll be a good trade if we do it. There will be one more Classic Z on the road, and I'll be that much closer to having donor parts to restore my Z.