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#1 David_R

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:49 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

I will be putting together a replacement brace for the "w brace" originally fitted to our Z's.

 

I am happy to put together a group buy style thread if people are interested once people have seen my first effort and are happy!

 

I've built up a jig. Just waiting on materials. All braces will be tig welded so be assured items will be of decent quality. 

 

 


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#2 LESmo

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 06:16 PM

Could not believe how bad mine was when I looked at it the other day on a ramp. 


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#3 Paul_S

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 06:52 PM

I am VERY interested in buying one of these. I love the idea of a nissansportz W brace ;)

The Members Workshop Day would be an excellent opportunity to fit these :teeth:
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Posted 28 July 2018 - 09:00 PM

Is there any chance you could do a 350Z version too?

 

I appreciate it's an extra hassle, and you'll probably need access to a 350Z too (unless you could get hold of an old brace - hint, hint), but for a quality item to replace a much needed, but similarly decaying, piece of 350Z hardware, I'm sure it will be in great demand and greatly appreciated by a similar number of owners. :)


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2007 350Z (my second Zed) - ". . . vigorously shakes out all your loose change and sends you hyperventilating on your way".
2011 Yaris 1.33 (my third Yaris) - With an extra 30cc and an extra gear it's become the S-Class of small cars.  Far less pretentious though - good.


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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

I think we need new bolts as well. I guess the old ones might not fit anyway. Can we work this out too?
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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#6 LESmo

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 07:35 AM

Just saw the other post.  Great Jig! - You may be one of the few with a non stock when you have produced it.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:40 PM

Would be interested in this aswell for sure. Will be following with interest :)

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#8 Paul_S

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 05:00 PM

Also, just to say, if you'd like money up front to help with buying materials then I'm happy to pay.


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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#9 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

Ditto - on the 350Z front.

 

Only if you promise to take plenty of pictures of the build. ;)


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2007 350Z (my second Zed) - ". . . vigorously shakes out all your loose change and sends you hyperventilating on your way".
2011 Yaris 1.33 (my third Yaris) - With an extra 30cc and an extra gear it's become the S-Class of small cars.  Far less pretentious though - good.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 10:41 PM

Definitely plenty of pics. On and off the car.

Just doing some research at the moment. Materials wise. It looks like fso tubing will be the best choice. No edges in theory should mean no flaking paint and better longevity which is something I am keen to improve on over the rust fest that is now my original. Rounded edges to the flat plates should help reduce this also.

Got a busy weekend but if I get my metalwork in time I'm sure I will Atleast be able to make a start. Get all my initial pieces cut and then if we do a run I can get everything precut from the supplier. That's the plan - so far!
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:52 PM

A selection of different materials being delivered friday. I have half day too, to do a few other bits and pieces but hope to still get stuck in to this!

 

How do people feel about titanium hardware? It does come at a premium however.  All pros bar the price. I'm tempted for mine purely based on how much of a pita those m8 bolts were to removed from my w brace.lol  


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:04 PM

The rounded edges sound like a great idea, for the reasons you've said.  The titanium option sounds similarly good too, with the only real downside (expectedly) being the price.


2007 350Z (my second Zed) - ". . . vigorously shakes out all your loose change and sends you hyperventilating on your way".
2011 Yaris 1.33 (my third Yaris) - With an extra 30cc and an extra gear it's become the S-Class of small cars.  Far less pretentious though - good.


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 05:58 AM

I might be interested in the titanium one (it does sound good!) but I'd need a rough cost of each version to decide :)
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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 07:17 AM

Ditto, what he said ^^^^


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:10 PM

Little update - parts did not arrive when expected (last friday) but instead were delivered today. Looks like I wont be able to do much now for about a week.

 

However I will keep you all posted. :)


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:46 AM

Cheers Mate.  It will take as long as it takes.  Its a very exciting experiment.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:40 AM

I`m looking forward to seeing this little project.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:15 PM

Hi David

 

put me down as an interested party too.

 

Cheers, Laurence


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:25 PM

No Problem Laurence. 

 

I hope to have something to show you guys soon enough!

 

I can do 350z braces too if someone is kind enough to supply an original good enough to make a template?


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 06:50 PM

Sorry for such a big delay and no update from me. 

 

All I can tell you is something will be happening with this brace sometime after christmas!


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