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Somebody just offered me a great deal on a 83 280zx, but I noticed the front underbody jacking points are crushed and there appears to be some rust. The Hayne's manual says you should use a wooden block between the jack and the car when using this jack point, but evidently somebody did not! Anybody have any experience on this type of damage and the best way to repair. I can cut out the rusted parts and weld on repair panels, but should I do more? Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

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> Somebody just offered me a great deal on a
> 83 280zx, but I noticed the front underbody
> jacking points are crushed and there appears
> to be some rust. The Hayne's manual says you
> should use a wooden block between the jack
> and the car when using this jack point, but
> evidently somebody did not! Anybody have any
> experience on this type of damage and the
> best way to repair. I can cut out the rusted
> parts and weld on repair panels, but should
> I do more? Thanks in advance for any advice

Your supposed to use a wood piece between your sure? i just used my car jack that came with the car and went to the points it told me too, did i do that wrong?:(
yuichi
 

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> Your supposed to use a wood piece between
> your sure? i just used my car jack that came
> with the car and went to the points it told
> me too, did i do that wrong?:(
> yuichi

Yuichi...If you use the scissors jack that came with the car, you're OK. My problem is with the jackstand positions under the car. The picture on the bottom of Haynes manual (page 14) shows a wood block between the jackstand and the car. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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Re: Mine crushed also:left them on jks for 1 yr

> no problems w/alignment

Cyris....

How did you repair the damage? Do I need to weld a replacement panel? or can I just remove the rust and fill with foam and spray with undercoating.

Dan
 
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