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Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903 - Resto

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Datsunbat, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. jonbills

    jonbills
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    That's 3 Rob
     
  2. franky

    franky
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    Its been a while since i've had my nuts painted.
     
  3. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Tattooing is the way to make it last.
     
  4. franky

    franky
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    Eww.
     
  5. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Hi everybody!

    Today I bring fresh news!!!


    During the last weekends we were working on the car…but some minor bad luck happened…we didn’t progress as we like!!! But bolt by bolt we are assembling the BIG puzzle!!!


    At this moment there is a willfull rubber, the one from the hatch glass…it will go directly to the litter! I bought an original in japan and I’m waiting for it!

    Then the doors…we didn’t finish the driver’s door because the inside locker is broken and we were unable to tune the door properly.

    I’m getting bored with all these tasks…only adjustments and tunning and…and…and… too much time spent on each part!!!

    The only goal that is keeping me excited is getting her to it’s original condition…and it’s almost done!


    Let’s see the photos!!!



    Plated and zinc parts…

    The fuel filter stand is originaly painted black, but I’ll leave it zinc…it’s cleanerto the engine bay…I think!


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    New horns…before there were the giant vintage bosh…


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    New heater grommets…

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  6. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Installing the door. New key lockers, new door handles, glass elevators and the main lock. This last one borke down. I suspected before the resto, that it didn’t opened the door properly!

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    New hood handle...the previous one wasn’t original and didn’t match S30!

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    New rubbers for hood handle and km mark.

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    Cleaning and installing the side markers.


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    Installed..they fit very well!

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    And left side almost ready…

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    Rear bumper installation! What an enormous task!!! 3 hours until the end!!! Too much parts, rubbers, guards, bolts, tune and so on…luckily everything is original and fitted well!!!

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    All the new parts…

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  7. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    The result before it goes to the car!

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    Before the installation we cover the sides with sphincter to avoid some scratches!

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    Annoying car said Mr.Vitorino...

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    Almost!!!

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    And here is the result!!!

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    Seat in it’s place…

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    With a Zelfie I finish this report…


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    Hope you enjoyed all the results…next week some more news…I believe!!!


    Regards

    Mário
     
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  8. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    jonbills and johnymd - My seats were handmade by a professional here in Portugal! the result was excellent!

    Rob Gaskin - The nuts will be polished or new, I guess they'll be zinc too! The structure, you're right, Mr.Vitorino told the paint shop to clean and cover and all the area, because it has gravel on it! I believe the previous owner covered some areas with it...it's extra protection...but!!! At this time is impossible to clean and paint again!!
     
  9. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Excellent progress Mario. You must be very pleased with the results!
     
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  10. jonbills

    jonbills
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    That's looking beautiful Mario.
     
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  11. toopy

    toopy
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    It's getting there, looks nice

    and a little case of lost in translation, this had me in stitches "Before the installation we cover the sides with sphincter to avoid some scratches!"
     
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  12. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Correct! I didn't find the correct word for "esferovite"! It's a sponje paper to avoid scratches! It worked!!! eheheh!!!
     
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  13. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Hi again!

    Another great weekend!!

    The Z is getting shape!!! And all the weekend was dedicated to it! Now it looks like a Z…I’m very happy with all the results! But it’s a hard car to work!!!Too many bolts and tunning around the parts!

    I started with the lower and center valances, then the headlights and finally the surroundings.~

    On the lights, my car is from 2/71 and had the 3rd series front, now I’m restoring it to the original shape. Now I placed the original Toshiba headlights and get rid of the wires excess, even the lamps!!! After a deep cleaning all went simple and clear! I’m waiting for the test…

    About the grill, I’ll keep the original one, but I don’t know if I will put the 432 instead! But only for the aesthetic reason!


    Let’s see the photos….

    The sill plates were on the shop and I decides to install them! These ones are original, second hand, because the new ones from Nissan are just aluminium made, and these ones are covered with vinil with the same pattern as the seats and interior plastic covers!

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    The headlghts…before…


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    In the end….


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    Valances…


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    Installed…


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  14. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    The grill…


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    Installed….


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    The headlights...and the gift…


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    Then work and pacience…ehehehehhe


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    In the end, only the right side of the car needs a hand…only tunning, but it’s a work for Mr.Vitorino…not me!!!


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    Hope you are enjoying so far!!!


    Regards,

    Mário
     
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  15. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Hi folks,

    Here are some up-grades on the Z.

    I’m getting tired…the Z has so many detailZ…and I need to ride the car…I know when the resto will be concluded the effort will be forgotten but until then…

    On the past 2 weeks we have done some body work and assemble mostly structures on doors, bumpers and small details.

    We had an issue with the front windshield, perhaps I’ve to look for a new one, and on the rear hatch glass in order to avoid problems, I bought a new rubber from Nissan.

    The tunning on panels is very hard to do, on my B110 was simple and easy, but not this one…even the locks aren’t closing totally, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong…well…all will be solved…I think!!!

    Tomorrow the engine and gear box will be mounted and hope that on Saturday will be running…let’s see. To finish some trouble, the electric system has to be redone too…

    Let’s see the upgrades…


    Assembling the bumpers…


    Side rubbers.

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    Schuteons and rubbers.

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    Ready to fit…


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    On the car.


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    Before we had put in place the front lip.


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    Now the right door….


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    New handles…


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  16. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Locks and handles…


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    Before we placed the window some care was took no the top of the doors…


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    Almos…


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    And completed with trims…is missing the interior. Maybe next weekend!


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  17. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    New Datsun symbols on the guards.


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    The brakes system had to be revisioned. I stared with the bracket and rubber. My car didn’t have the bracket for the valve, now it’s complete again!


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    New parts…


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    Ready to use!


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    We decided to try the center console because tomorrow will receive the engine.

    There is a little issue, I guess easy to solve, my Z had the 3rd series center console, but it wasn’t correct, and when I tried this one, the series ½ the bolts miss the bracket for 4 cm’s. Is the center console small? Something isn’t right for sure, but I’ll try to check what’s going wrong.

    Have you changed the center console? What differences can we find on mounting the screws?

    I love this “downgrade” to the original…

    Here it is…


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    Almost…


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    Now is going to sleep until receive her “heart” again…

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    Hope you enjoy it.

    Regards

    Mário
     
  18. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Hi everybody!

    Here I am on the Easter holyday…I’m tired fo working on the car…but is almost done. I hope the car will be ready soon! At least It is working, it brakes and I’ve tried it…almost 2 years since the beginning of the resto.

    At this moment there are only small details to finish like the interior, centre console and many many more other parts…some are on its way!

    Aside a broken windshield, a broken door during the assembling, it’s time to relax and make everything carefully…this is such a puzzle!!!

    The rubbers got installed and the windshield and hatch were fitted…I had to buy original rubbers…the ones from precision brand weren’t as good as they said! On the rear hatch it misses for 2cm each side, and on the front the gap was huge on the upper right.

    Tuning the hood was easy…but damn…the door latch is tricky as hell!!! It didn’t close until I discover that the inside handle and its main cable has some adjustment. I was desperate to lock the door, the driver’s side only…I hope now all works for life,,,ahahaha…


    Let’s wait for the end of the resto…meanwhile…


    This was the starting point 1 month ago, last time I worked on it


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    Centre console


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    Changing shop…

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    The day was very cloudy and even the car is outside, the colour doesn’t shine as it should be…


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    L24 on the way…


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    Easy…right…


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  19. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    Then we assemble the differential, fluids, bolts and substitute all the rubbers.


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    Final result…but the starter will be replaced…this one is stopping once in a while…


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    The electric system…now getting back to 71…I think the car is very happy…agagagag


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    The seat belts…


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  20. Datsunbat

    Datsunbat Forum User

    The vent ducts were missing when I bought the car…now they are part of the car again.


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    These rubber caps were made by my father….they are better than the original…


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    The splash is awesome…a great detail…


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    The windshields….


    On the front…

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    Hatch…

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    People that collaborated during the process…

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    Windshield wipers are now working…awesome…

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    Top cowl grill got installed too…


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    The side lids…


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    Final results…


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    Tuning the hood with new stoppers..


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