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Dan''s 240Z - 2nd time lucky

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by IbanezDan51, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    And hopefully this one won't live a short life as I've used up all my luck.
     
  2. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
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    Welcome back fella
    Don't smash this one or yourself up this time
    Really glad you have returned to the Z scene
    Hope to see you again soon
     
  3. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Great to see you back. Have you acquired a zed yet.
     
  4. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    That's why I'm back Johny, just put a deposit on an amazingly solid example.
    Looking forward to being part of the club again.
     
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Oh no another left-hooker. :eek:

    ;)
     
  6. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Get your name in red then ;)
     
  7. richiep

    richiep
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    Not the brown one at Galliers? Which is now ended on eBay I see?

    If so, ####!!!! I was going to call him tomorrow about that! :eek: :(

    It's a brilliant project car. I saw it back before Xmas. If it hadn't of been for my Dad falling ill and killing any interest I had in getting involved in a project at the time, I'd have bought it. I didn't realise he had it still until I spotted it on eBay earlier.

    Clearly I need to be more decisive.
     
  8. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    It is indeed Richie, couldn't believe how clean it was despite the paintwork!
     
  9. smileyinside

    smileyinside
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    Welcome back dude!!!! Can't wait to see the car and you in the flesh.

    So good to hear your little bit of "drifting" didn't put you off the Z scene. And, better still that you picked up a car Richie was after - shows you made an excellent choice.

    Looking forward to the pics when you have her.
     
  10. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member


    To quote Johnny Palmer last Sunday at Silverstone "you like your standard car for the same reasons as I like my American cars".

    Beats all those hours of welding Dan. :D
     
  11. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    It sure does. Maybe I'll cut some holes in it just so I can weld it ...

    Only joking. Side note though, I've no idea what I'm going to do with it. I don't want to modify to an irreversible state as its far to original so I'm thinking just a slight drop, fresh paint and some nice wheels...

    Undecided on stripping it down completely as well...
     
  12. richiep

    richiep
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    Steady on - I wouldn't go that far. The end of my week has been ruined! :smash: :D

    Clearly I need to act on impulse rather than think too much, as I'm want to do...

    Dan, I was going to ask what you'd got in mind - what you've said sounds pretty good. It's such a great shell that really a bit of tidying up, new exterior paint (I would probably have kept it the original brown as the paint inside and in the engine bay is still good), maybe adjustable suspension and good wheels would be more than enough. Although I would've been buying it to drop my stroker in it! :devil:

    Of course, if you really still find yourself lacking in inspiration for what to do with it, I'll be more than happy to take it off your hands! :p
     
  13. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Honestly I think I'll drop all the running gear, pull the engine and maybe source a 5 speed for it (shame I sold the one from my old Z!)
    Strip and re under seal. Freshen up the engine and replace worn parts as and where needed. And get the car painted.
    Using this as inspiration...
     
  14. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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  15. richiep

    richiep
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    Good plan!
     
  16. richiep

    richiep
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    Oh, and I realized there's a welding opportunity on the car if you want one (although easy to replace) - the RH door window frame has snapped at the top corner! :p
     
  17. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I have sold or scrapped a lot of standard parts I wish I'd kept. The problem is storage.
     
  18. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Yes Rich it is indeed broken! So I'll either source a replacement or repair that one, looked quite a simple fix - just need some more stainless wire.
     
  19. MikeB

    MikeB Forum User

    Welcome back Dan, I look forward to following your new project :)
     
  20. johnymd

    johnymd
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    That picture is what made me want to return my black zed to its original brown. even thought about a standard RB25 to go in it, the same as that car.
     

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