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280ZX complete rebuild powered by a 3UZFE

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Jabbar, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Jabbar

    Jabbar New Forum User

    Hi guys great forum.
    I'm new to the Datsun world, however not new to car modifying as I have been modifying Toyotas for many years.

    I bought a 2+2 280ZX off ebay last month with the intention of restoring and modifying it with modern running gear.

    I soon changed my mind when this 2 seater coupe showed up, so I bought it :D and will end up breaking the 2+2


    Not sure if its on here? I'm sure the owner mentioned something about the Z club!

    Anyway, here's what I have planned.

    Lexus 3UZFE V8 running of Link Fury+ ecu
    Bigger and wider wheels
    Front air dam
    Ducktail spoiler
    Big brakes
    Interior update

    Looking forward to working some magic on this. :thumbs:

    Here's my 800+ bhp widebody Supra.


    And my current project which I need to finish before I get started on the ZX :smash:


    Attached Files:

  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    Hi Jabbar, I saw that 2 seater on ebay - it came with a 2+2 donor car too didn't it?
  3. tel240z

    Z Club Member

  4. datsfun

    Z Club Member

    About time we had a hybrid 280zx with matching looks!

    Should be great when done.
  5. Jabbar

    Jabbar New Forum User

    It did yes the donor car is a 2+2 I haven't picked it up yet though.

    Thanks for the link, I will take a look. :thumbs:

    Thanks :thumbs:
  6. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    Agreed totally, whether it be a 2x seater or 2+2 ! The dark-horse in the hybridz family.;)


    once you go past the front there is very little body wise that is the same
  8. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    I'll be following this with interest.

    My 3uz 280z has not progressed very far. In fact it's hardly started as I've only test fitted the engine and box then removed while I try and find a Soarer sump.
  9. Jabbar

    Jabbar New Forum User

    I take it this hasn't been done before then? :D

    You lost me there Steve.

    I have the rear sump already just not fitted yet, want to finish the wiring and get it running on the stand first.
  10. Jabbar

    Jabbar New Forum User

    @admin can this thread be moved to restorations?
  11. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    The wiring is quite straightforward. If you need some advice I'm happy to help.




    Doors,glass,rear quaters, hatch, hatchglass,roof all different sizes near enough every thing bodywise and interior trim from the dash back is different size
  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    Most swaps have been performed on S30s, I've seen a few Z32s but rarely the two ZX models inbetween and considering the diffusion of the S130s and how inexpensive they can be to source, perhaps it was the rear suspension that limited people's imagination ?
  15. Jabbar

    Jabbar New Forum User

    Thanks for the kind offer however I am sorted on that front :thumbs:
    Thanks :thumbs:

    Oh, got you. I am also getting a few crates full of parts from the 2 seater. I may sell the 2+2 as a running car instead of breaking it!

    Thanks, enlighten me on what's up with the rear suspension?
  16. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

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