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    New project - Datsun 240z

    It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to my new project, a Datsun 240z. This car has been on my list of cars to own for ages!

    I logged onto a Z forum on Saturday night with the intention of putting my 350z up for sale (thread was created here, but never got round to it on the other site) and came across a for sale ad for a RHD Datsun 240z. It was late so sent a quick text message to confirm car was available and that I would call the next day. It was Called the owner, had a good chat about the car and about 20 minutes later missus and I were in the GTR on our way from Surrey to Blackpool to view the car - 270 miles one way.

    A long trip, but well worth it!! The car needs a bloody good clean, some cosmetic work doing and the carbs need a tune up, but the car has been used on a regular(ish) basis and the owner is great!! Z nutter for over 20 years and such a nice guy. Spent about an hour and a half going over the car, going for a drive, chatting about this car and his many other 240z (he has owned a few). Left a deposit and started the long trip home, which did not go well...... but all I can think of today, is the 240z!! Need to arrange collection and transportation of it today.

    The list of things to do is:-
    1. Get the car down home
    2. Get the carbs tuned and exhaust manifold gasket needs to be changed
    3. Enjoy the car for a little, before the cosmetic works gets started.... not sure on how I am going to do this, might be a complete strip down and respray

    Here is a quick teaser:-
    -GTR is now officially SOLD, very shortly the Escort and 240z will also be up for sale

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    love these!

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    Are you going to slam it etc or restore it to new o/e
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnk View Post
    Are you going to slam it etc or restore it to new o/e
    Dont do "slammed".... honestly not sure, always liked the idea of an RB conversion, but I also like the idea of a nice sounding stock(ish) car.
    -GTR is now officially SOLD, very shortly the Escort and 240z will also be up for sale

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    -GTR is now officially SOLD, very shortly the Escort and 240z will also be up for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamc View Post
    Dont do "slammed".... honestly not sure, always liked the idea of an RB conversion, but I also like the idea of a nice sounding stock(ish) car.


    Look forward to seeing it progress, take photos at every stage
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    Looks great, is it suffering much corrosion under the body work ?
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    Very nice, always liked this shape
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnk View Post
    Looks great, is it suffering much corrosion under the body work ?
    No its not... drivers sill been fixed and the passenger front wing, but the car has a good coat of underseal and looks rather decent underneath. Just hope the underseal is not covering anything.

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    Very nice, always liked this shape
    Me too
    -GTR is now officially SOLD, very shortly the Escort and 240z will also be up for sale

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    Very nice, some deeeeeep dish wheels would go nice .

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    One day I'd like to have one of these sitting on the drive between the two Supras! I'm obsessed with the idea of a red one.

    Looks a tidy car! I'm more than a little jealous!
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    Very nice! looks like its already had some TLC, whats the plan? motor swap or staying std?
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