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1979 UK S130 - 2 Seater Non-Turbo

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by WazzaJB, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. WazzaJB

    WazzaJB
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    Sorry for not being clear Richie, I have a load of RHD S30 components collected that I intended to eventually use on my 280Z.
     
  2. richiep

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    Ah, fair play then!
     
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  3. WazzaJB

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    Appreciate the feedback Huw, this is completely my own fault for not further examining the car months ago. Time and unit space just didn't allow it.

    Having booked my welder/fabricator I have to give him a shot at it for at least a day. Would be unfair to cancel this late on, that said if it really isn't working out I'll pay him for the day and like I said just put it down to bad judgment and lack of experience on my part.

    Based on this Huw, I don't suppose you have a reference for that drainage channel?
     
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  4. Huw

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    I will try to find the drawing when I’m home next.
     
  5. WazzaJB

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    Thanks mate, I'll take a look and see what's in tact the other side and let you know if I still need it. Assume the channel should exist both sides?
     
  6. franky

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    It’d make sense to get your own car from overseas, other wise you’re just loosing the few ££££ markup they’re making on it.

    It does look a little too far gone in the pics.
     
  7. uk66fastback

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    While that sounds practical, you're not seeing the car, whereas someone like Mike in the US is, and you'd expect to pay a small bit for his time, can't see the problem with that. I presume Wazza saw this car before buying it - Robbie J's mate saw one for him in person and that could have turned out better. It's all a risk to some degree ...
     
  8. franky

    franky
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    That's exactly what I meant, use someone like Mike.

    I'd say that Robbie J's mate wasn't too sure what he was looking at?
     
  9. richiep

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    Chris reminded me at the weekend that you bought that nice 280Z off him - I'd forgotten about that! Hope you're planning to bring it out and about this year. We are going to try and re-institute a regular Cheshire Plainz meetup, so hopefully you can pop over?
     
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  10. WazzaJB

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    Yeah I feel the same about this, the car I had from Chris is amazing. I looked at this S130 myself and didn't realise it would be this much of a rabbit hole, but it was cheap and that kind of blinded me. These are my first classics, the S130 is my first real project.

    I love the 280Z, passionately. To the point I am seriously reconsidering converting it. I think it is something I will do eventually but only when the car is already in a position to have it done (have the engine out for any reason etc).

    Cheshire is a bit out of my way but I'd still love to try and come, will be April onwards pretty much for me as it's Snowboarding season for me :)

    In S130 news, our welder & fabricator is brilliant. I think we dropped on, he spends half his year in France welding boats and half his time here - it was completely by chance we met him as he purchased a gearbox from us and I noticed welding gear in the back of his van.

    He came a day early to start cutting the car to bits, he's super confident and I have a lot of faith in him. Nice honest bloke that talks you through what he's doing and how he's attacking bits.

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  11. Huw

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    Cor could have done with a lift like that when I did mine. Hope the welder guy can sort it for you!
     
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  12. WazzaJB

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    Yeah it is great, very difficult to free it up though for personal projects when you have a business to run! I want a bigger unit but sadly the business just isn't there yet.
     
  13. WazzaJB

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    Guys, it's dead. We've taken more of the metal back and the repair work needed is just horrendous.

    Anybody need any cuts before I send the shell to its grave? Only really roof, rear pillars, rear hatch and rear light panel are good.

    Will be holding a funeral next week for anyone who wants to pay their respects to this very short lived project :EXTRAlol:
     
  14. Mr Tenno

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    Oh no! EXTRA:(
     
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  15. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Better a swift end. Its the right thing to do.
     
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  16. franky

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    want to sell the engine/box?
     
  17. WazzaJB

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    For the right price I would consider doing so, although the 5 speed box fits my 280Z (currently 4 speed).

    Haven't looked into what they're worth yet though. Have a video of the engine running.
     
  18. Huw

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    That’s the right move I think, tho it pains me to see another 280ZX broken up.
     
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  19. Rob Gaskin

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    Wazza, just don't be too hasty with what you scrap. I've junked a lot of stuff (due to lack of storage) that I've either wanted or could have made me money a couple of years later.
     
  20. WazzaJB

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    Really appreciate the advice Rob, currently I'm in the mind of keeping anything that fits my 280Z such as transmission and brake master etc.

    That being said, I have 2x lots of interior stuff (PO donor car) so if anybody needs odd bits of trim etc I would definitely reach out. Some to suit 2 seater, some 2+2.

    If anybody wants anything though do feel free to drop me a message and ask, worse I can say is no I'm keeping it :)

    How do I go about pricing this stuff currently? I naturally want to make some of my money back on the car but particularly don't want to rip off any members.
     

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