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Villeman

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  1. Sooo, I am finally starting my build thread. over 2 years ago I read an article about the Z, and immediately thought I should go for one. I have a strong background with my fathers cars (Mostly Citroen DS) and have driven one of those for 2 years at a time. I guess what really got me was the statement that it´s a GT car for larger people (i´m quite tall) and thats exactly my type of car. This may also explain why I got a 2+2...I actually honestly and seriously like it more that the coupe + we have an autobahn and wheelbase is king After half a year I found a lovingly butchered 260z 2+2 euro spec with a 2.8l engine and LPG conversion virtually everything was broken but hey, only 5.5k complete with bondo, rust, ripped interior, weird parts etc. so I had to leave the high class dutch escort (looking) woman selling it and moved on (thats why I just have to buy a hardwood club, when you find that in a trunk you KNOW the owner has class). some more digging brought me here fast forward through 2 blown deals where cars were sold elsewhere even though I had already started with shipping, we come to the part with the hero of the story Daniel, here from hybridz volunteered to check out a car from me and it was instant love. A 76´ 280z 2+2 with one owner, stored since 83, 47k original miles and completely unmolested, so exactly what I was looking for and even for a good price. i will skip through some stupid stuff with my german bank and in the end Daniel took the car and kept it for me till paperwork was pushed hard enough to produce a title. Once again, I am still puzzled about the amount of favors he did for me! Enough sentimentality, THE CAR: 1976 280z 2+2 (N42/N42) from Richmond, CA still with 83 plates Edit: Remembered it wrong, is 55k (47k miles) (we took the engine apart) missing title but already over 1k invested by the owners son before selling (see later why) and here leaving america after nearly 6 month of waiting, oh what a day
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    1975 280z Part Out, bushings, and more

    DAMN! no chance or getting them shipped prior i guess?
  3. Hey folks, I have (for now) chosen black 240z style bumpers and I am wondering it chrome bumper guards would be a) quite nice looking contrast b) horrible ? so did anybody try this combo?
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    1975 280z Part Out, bushings, and more

    Hey, can you sell me the center console harness? Its 30cm and running from the right footwell under the center console. You can actually see it on your pictures That + hazard switch also, price for the radio? And do you have the jack kit? (this way it makes sense to ship)
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    76 280z parts - hatch, trans, heater core, etc

    Do you have a center console harness? Its the 30cm long subharness with 2 black plugs on one side
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    center console harness 280z

    Hey, does anybody have a spare 75-76 280z center console harness? Its the one with the 3x3 hazard switch plug and the black radio connector. Don´t want to butcher my one since somehow a 77-78 got in there which is in far too good condition to modify. Its the one from the two black plugs (C10 and C11) to the radio, hazard etc. Like this one, only with the 3x3 connector. thanks
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    75-76 Hazard switch

    Yes, the 3x3 one! Do you also have the small piece of harness running from the 2 black plugs (C10 and C11) to the hazard switch? would buy both switch and cable
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    75-76 Hazard switch

    Hey you all, for some strange reason my 12/75 has a 77 year hazard switch + plug! Spend 2 days cleaning everything only to figue out one has a 3x3 plug the other a 2x4. Only that my harness has a 2x4 plug as well! So I need a new switch+maybe a 3x3 harness side plug cheers Richard
  9. hmmmm, i thought thats what the 6-1 header in my garage was for can´t wait to drive it, just need to figure out the turn signal and then I am ready to go ! Would really like to swing by for a beer, just need fitting floaters for my whale
  10. ITS ALIVE first test drive was a success, until the front tire blwe up..... our shop found a piece or their tire-mounting machine inside . The last thing to settle is a center console harness. If anybody can spare a 75-76 model 280z center console harness I would be happy. There is a 77-78 one inside and its far too good condition to butcher it. Looking good thought ! Car is now conserved with fluid film and will recieve a dose of Mike sanders (a fat/wax mix polular over here) to keep it from rotting away.
  11. Lets hope my driving skill never makes it look like that again. Still some things to settle, but it started on the first crank after a complete engine +everything else overhaul, so it clearly finally wants to DRIVE !. Brakes, turn indicators, tach. Thats all on my list. Daniel, you really picked a stunningly good car! Million thanks
  12. Nope, the position is pretty much fixed. I will test it once I am home again and then decide what to do.
  13. Still undecided about the Hella 4004 mirror. I an quite tall so i hope to sit far enough in the back for it to not be a problem...
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    New!!!

    ^^ could be, yes, only a Link in description ^^
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    New!!!

    Welcome! Seems like all the other over in the States are sound asleep ^^ . What car do you have?
  16. could actually be worse. On other note, that undercarriage looks really good now. I so hope I can visit TÜV in 3 weeks after handing in my PhD thesis. That would really be a nice revard.
  17. 100% Stock in 12/75. Maybe it was changed with the space saver tire? But still, the car can be good. Its just the combination of made up numbers and unknown repairs
  18. Just look for DCW classics on facebook or google him. He may help you get your 280z and he is very direct and honest in my opinion. He also knows these cars inside out and regularly goes to the states to get cars.
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    What should I buy?

    Is the wiring harness complete and in good condition? It just being out of the car is not too bad due to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poka-yoke The nice thing is that there are far less hidden surprises on a dismantled car IF!!!! you trust the seller everything is there and in good condition. Things to consider: -can you run a compression check? If so do it! You don´t want to start with rebuilding parts you can´t do on your own -in my opinion, the disassembled car gives you more room to negotiate -post pictures here! Just do it and maybe someone here will spot a dealbreaker, making your decision much easier
  20. kontkommer, should I just get you aquainted with some proper Datsun importers over here? Just the "feel" I get from that car scares me away to be honest For your money you can still get a "survivor" with enough patience, and there are people out there who can bring one along. Do you already know Romas? +a proper engine rebuilder would have used the right clamps for the fuel lines
  21. My MAJOR concern is big numbers. 6k paintjob!!!! 4K Interior!!!! . Let me guess, no receipts? If you seller cannot bring up receipts for 10k in recent work, just walk away. I know its hard, annoying and sucks. Took me 2 years. Just don´t fall fo big numbers, thats all I am saying + Looks like the tire well has no sound deadening, rest of the trunk has.... at least 76 the tire well had sound deadening in there. Why take it out only partly? (please correct if 77-78 was different) +the dogleg to door clearance looks odd.... +dashcap (should be possible in a 4k interor job) +overspray on the wiring harness in the trunk. Why spray the inside of a rust free car.... ask for a battery tray picture. Frame rails. Check the dogleg area with a magnet. Yes, blue plates are nice.
  22. yes, I will most likely go back to the 75-76 chrome bumpers but move them closer to the chassis (e.g collapse the shocks) to make them somewhat less obvious. The small ones would be EU stock but a good chromed set will make you cry here ...
  23. still a lot to do, but yes, he deserves one for sure ; only downside....really don´t like the small bumpers in black^^ guess its back to bulky bumpers for me
  24. Update time, things are going along slow but steady, sadly I have nearly no time to do any work myself still hoping to get her on the road soon
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