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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
    Z Club Member

    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
    Z Club Member

    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
     
  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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