Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

Mmm dirty hands, new dash, lower car.

Thankfully the lighting was decent enough this morning to show you the gap that I have to fill with something on the dash, I have seen others use a massive black strip across the whole dash, but I will probably be going a different route.

240sx dash
install

And here is what it looks like from the cockpit; still need to armor-all it but, you get can get the gist of it.

240sx dash install

After I took the pictures, I jacked the front of the car up and lowered it .25 of an inch. It isn’t THAT much, and I may end up lowering it another .25 of an inch the next time the car goes in the air, but it did tighten up the lines of the car just a tad. Then I took the Z on a run around town which caused my car to get a bit hot; was due to me forgetting to ground the fan relay when I removed the stock e-brake assembly. So once I got back to the house and ground the wire properly I figured it would be the perfect time to bring out Martin’s Jag and take a few more pictures.

Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z
Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z
Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z
Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z
Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z
Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z
Nose to Nose XJ-S and
240z

Finished my drink and knew it would be the perfect time for the can test.

Can
test
Can
test

Can
test
Can test

After the fun with Martin’s Car I took the Z out for a drive around the towne and stole a few photo opportunities.

July Photo ops with the
240z
July Photo ops with the
240z
July Photo ops with the
240z
July Photo ops with the
240z

After some down time I decided it was time to head to the store and pick some random tidbits, but as I was pulling into the parking lot the good ‘ol blue and reds start flashing in my rear view mirror. I start to chuckle a bit, and my sister gave me the “are you serious?” look. It turns out that it is illegal to use your hands as turn signals when your turn signals don’t work… really?! He also pinned the “no front license plate” law on me, but I deserved that one (I haven’t built the bracket yet). Fortunately I did not get a ticket, but it did however make me really want to make that wiring harness so that I won’t have to run into these issues again. Oh well, the project continues and continues to make me smile.

-‘till next time.