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Old 27-11-2016, 05:55 PM
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280ZX complete rebuild powered by a 3UZFE

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 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
Coilovers
Overfenders
Bigger and wider wheels
Front air dam
Ducktail spoiler
Big brakes
Interior update

Looking forward to working some magic on this.

Here's my 800+ bhp widebody Supra.



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

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Old 27-11-2016, 06:05 PM
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Hi Jabbar, I saw that 2 seater on ebay - it came with a 2+2 donor car too didn't it?
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Old 27-11-2016, 06:14 PM
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Hi Jabbar

this is great there will be 2 of you doing a 3uz fe swop my mate John is as well

http://zclub.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27462
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Old 27-11-2016, 06:20 PM
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About time we had a hybrid 280zx with matching looks!

Should be great when done.
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Old 27-11-2016, 06:33 PM
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Hi Jabbar, I saw that 2 seater on ebay - it came with a 2+2 donor car too didn't it?
It did yes the donor car is a 2+2 I haven't picked it up yet though.


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Hi Jabbar

this is great there will be 2 of you doing a 3uz fe swop my mate John is as well

http://zclub.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27462
Thanks for the link, I will take a look.

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

Should be great when done.
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Old 27-11-2016, 08:38 PM
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About time we had a hybrid 280zx with matching looks!

Should be great when done.
Agreed totally, whether it be a 2x seater or 2+2 ! The dark-horse in the hybridz family.
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Old 27-11-2016, 08:39 PM
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once you go past the front there is very little body wise that is the same
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Old 27-11-2016, 08:45 PM
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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.
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Old 27-11-2016, 10:37 PM
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Agreed totally, whether it be a 2x seater or 2+2 ! The dark-horse in the hybridz family.
I take it this hasn't been done before then?

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once you go past the front there is very little body wise that is the same
You lost me there Steve.

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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.
I have the rear sump already just not fitted yet, want to finish the wiring and get it running on the stand first.
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Old 27-11-2016, 10:40 PM
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@admin can this thread be moved to restorations?
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Old 28-11-2016, 07:47 AM
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The wiring is quite straightforward. If you need some advice I'm happy to help.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
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'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
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Old 28-11-2016, 08:30 AM
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@admin can this thread be moved to restorations?
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I take it this hasn't been done before then?



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.
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
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Old 28-11-2016, 10:03 AM
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I take it this hasn't been done before then?
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 ?
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Old 28-11-2016, 09:23 PM
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The wiring is quite straightforward. If you need some advice I'm happy to help.
Thanks for the kind offer however I am sorted on that front
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Done
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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
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!

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