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Old 01-20-2017, 08:23 PM   #521
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This is honestly so awesome, I have a roadster as well and I was thinking about putting the V3 Nismo wing on it and just had to see how it came out on yours. It's honestly amazing what you did with it!
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:45 PM   #522
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This is honestly so awesome, I have a roadster as well and I was thinking about putting the V3 Nismo wing on it and just had to see how it came out on yours. It's honestly amazing what you did with it!
Thank you kindly!

I wanted to give an update on the car. The original undertray broke so I removed the remanence for the time being. The problem is that made the bumper unstable. The other day I ordered a bright red undertray. It should be in tomorrow when I will install it. One of the things I like about it is that it has a little door that you can unbolt in order to do an oil change.

The paint is getting a bit tatty. The Southern California Sun is causing the clear coat to flake off on the hood and the trunk. Also I got a bit of curb rash on the right front and rear wheels. Looks like I will have to break out the paint gun and touch that up.

The car gets a lot of looks and comments. It is quite an attractive car and I'm proud of the way the project turned out. It drives beautifully it's even more fun because it is a convertible. Nissan should have produced this car but that's okay because I did.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:44 AM   #523
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***UPDATE*** I replaced my undertray with a bright red powdercoated metal undertray from TollBooth *****. It firms the front bumper immensely. I like that it has a little door for doing oil changes.

The driver window is acting up again. If I roll the window down or up and keep holding the button, the motor keeps running, even if it is all the way down or all the way up. I discovered this problem when I lowered the top and when the windows rolled down, the driver window motor kept running until i disconnected the battery. Any ideas to fix this?
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:38 PM   #524
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:22 AM   #525
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No help with the window motor question, but that undershroud from TBW looks pretty good. Did you get it powdercoated or was that an added option?

I got my undershroud from Zspeed for my ZR and the undershroud for my M35x from TBW after my first oil change of removing all that plastic crap under there. lol. The craftsmanship looked good and essentially a copy of Zspeed.

Maybe the window motor needs the reset, cleaning or the infamous replacement?
https://my350z.com/forum/maintenance...dow-motor.html
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:55 PM   #526
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The undertray was powdercoated by TBW. I think it was a few dollars more but, as beautiful as it is, you cant see it unless you are under the car.

I figure Ill try the window reset and all that but I have a funny feeling its going to get replaced. Ill do my best to find a used one though.
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:59 AM   #527
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The undertray was powdercoated by TBW. I think it was a few dollars more but, as beautiful as it is, you cant see it unless you are under the car.
The undershroud is your ZR's sexy panties.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:07 PM   #528
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Love it. Nice to see I'm not the only one that still wants to dump money into a vert
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"...not the only one that still wants to dump money into a vert
+1...No interest in having metal above my head.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:27 AM   #530
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Would be nice to see pictures of the door cards installed. Great car btw. Thanks for sharing.
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Awesome thread.

I did a number on a ZR way back; TT, Brides (top functionality with power seats removed took some figuring out back then lol), roll cage, BBK, everything. Had a blast.

I always adored the Nismo and wanted to do it with my ZR. Seeing it now, I don't care for the rear with the drop top but still love the original coupe version. Regardless, I have nothing but the utmost respect for you and your vision. What an accomplishment and I sincerely wish you and your awesome ZR the best!
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:09 AM   #532
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Special....thank you very much.

UPDATE..... today my driver window finally completely failed. It had been slipping for a few weeks and I have not been able to lower the top because the motor would just keep running and I would have to disconnect the battery to get it to stop. I went to AutoZone and found a complete brand new Dorman brand motor with lift for $275 plus tax. I'm sure the dealer would have charged me six or seven hundred dollars to install that but I did it myself and that made me feel a little better.

When I got the door card off and pulled the motor I found that the motor kind of came apart and just didn't look very good. I decided to replace it completely including the lift so that it wouldn't have to do this again and because when you take the top down the windows have to work.

There are plenty of videos on YouTube to show how to do the job but I would like to add a couple of things just to make sure it's clear on this procedure. Taking it apart it's pretty straightforward but when you put it together you want to bolt the lift and the motor to the metal panel. You also want to have the window at the very top of the frame and have it taped in place with duct tape. You also want to operate the motor so that the lift is at the very top. There are access holes in the metal panel so once you Bolt the metal panel in place it's easy to bolt the lift to the window. This took some trial-and-error for me to figure this out but this is the best way to do this.

Then once everything is in place you close the door and do the reset procedure on the motor. After you do the reset procedure then everything should be working correctly. My window operates very quickly up and down and it does not go all the way up and then do the halfway down thing like something was pinched. It works 100% perfect and it's much faster than the passenger window. I highly recommend spending the $300 and getting everything brand new so you don't have to dive in there again. It's nice to drive around with the top down again and for the first time since I've owned the car actually have a properly functioning driver window.

I will get some pictures of the Nismo door cards when it is lighter out.
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The unique red stitching is subtle but nice. It matches the red stitched Nismo steering wheel.
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I got the dreaded 0345 code with the SLIP and that other light - Bank 2 Cam Position Sensor (CPS), which is the driver's side. The car ran oddly and even stalled once. It was also very hard to start. I bought a cam position sensor from AutoZone and installed it. I had this happened to my Bank 1 sensor last year, I believe. These are common sensors to malfunction.

Replacement was not to hard, once I reviewed youtube videos.

1. Disconnect battery.
2. Remove intake tube from throttlebody.
3. Disconnect throttle position sensor.
4. Remove hose that connects from the head to the intake tube.

These last 3 steps give you room to access the 10mm bolt that holds the CPS. The CPS is connected with a green and black connector. I pulled the sensor while still connected so I could manipulate the connector easier.
5. remove 10mm bolt and remove sensor.
6. push the green part towards the sensor and then pull back on the black part which disconnects the connector from the sensor.

The sensor cost $80 from Autozone. Installation is reverse of the removal. The car ran great after I replaced the sensor.
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