Discussion in 'General' started by Fosworth, Jun 23, 2020.
That looks outstanding!!
I like them car looks fantastic !
I'm sticking with what the car came with which look ok now I've had them refurbished not sure what to do about shocks and springs but want to keep ride height pretty much as is
Another milestone in my life !!. The roads were bone dry and the roads on the estate almost salt free so I fired up the engine and took my first ever trip in a Datsun. Oh now I know why you all love these cars so much. Of course there are a few little things to sort after such a major rebuild but it just drives so nicely and the engine is silky smooth. The view down that long bonnet is something else. Now I need to get back to the hum drum of lockdown and get ready to trailer it to get MOT'd on Monday.
leada will be miles better than BC. great choice. I love Bassingham.
This car just gets better and better. It is now MOT'd and UK registered. It took less than three weeks to get the V5 which I really didn't expect so this week has involved plenty of driving out on the open roads - well as open as they ever get these days !. Even managed to call in on toon_herit to view his very tasty 240Z rally car, thanks Paul. I've now done about 120 miles and everything is really settling in nicely, no oil/water leaks and it isn't using any oil or water. Just wish I had discovered these cars a long time ago.
My wife is delirious about her '77 Z !
We used stock replacement shockers and lowering springs. She has a few other hidden mods but otherwise basically stock which is great for the road.
Good luck with yours - enjoy.
Very tasty cars. How much did you lower them by ?.
The 280Z by a couple of inches just to remove the "4x4" look.
That looks great! What front spoiler is that? Would like to do the same thing to my 280z.
Simple 240Z/260Z stock front incorporated spoiler - fits straight on and then the 'spoiler part' painted black to immiate the stock rubber chin !
Thanks. I was worried it wouldn’t fit if I brought one. I really like the look with the indicators still in the grill.
I decided to keep them there because they are part of what a 280Z is.
The only choice then is orange, clear or smoked - I chose Klearz' 10% smoked to make them a little more discreet, sinking into the grille but still present.
Looks great. Agree that the smocked does look better
Well, almost at the end of a journey of discovery with a Datsun. A great journey it has been and it is now a case of driving it and enjoying it. These pics are from today when I finally fitted the spoilers. I couldn't decide what to0 do so just fitted them and now I think they are nice. Still need to sort the ride height but that will wait until the end of the year. The spoilers are from FRP Automotive and are very well made but FRP area bit difficult to deal with. No big deal just don't expect your stuff 'next day'!.
Looks lovely, but you need a wider rear number plate IMO
There's a good market out there for FRP's stuff. It annoys me they can't get their act together any better than it is.
Yep, I am working on it. Do I make the plate 1. fit the mounting ? or 2. fit the reg number ?. Someone mentioned that there should be a black insert in the rear panel which covers up the holes, is that correct ?.
If there's something missing, it's missing on mine too. I'd say get a plate that fills the space and then choose a font that best fills the plate.
There's lots of good info in this thread:
You’ve done a great job, it looks fantastic. I hope to see it out and about.
I always thought the rear of my 260 was a little ‘busy’ looking, but that was mainly due to it having two licence plate light systems, the chrome bumper lights plus the plastic lipped one above.
I really like the look of MZR’s seemingly ‘one piece’ rear panel on their 240 builds and think something similar could work well on a 260/280 rear. It would make plate choice a lot easier too with more space.
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