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This is a build thread to document the progress on my 1977 Datsun 280z 2+2. We've never done any car restoration work before so any pointers would be appreciated. The long term goal is to swap a LS v8 engine (probably a 5.3L or 4.8L), upgrade the suspension and brakes, and have a solid daily drivable Datsun. Currently, we are about 6 months and we have completed the following: Stripped the interior and exterior, removed the engine, tranny and engine bay wiring, misc metal work (cutting out the usual Z rust and welding in patch panels), coated all internal frame rails and cavities with east-woods internal frame rail coating or POR-15. Here is what we started with. Inspiration / Goals possible paint color Pulling the engine - relatively easy. Cutting out the rust Here's some of the welding / patch panels. We used weld through primer so the the welds won't rust through. Battery Compartment The front nose area - patched on both sides driver's side floorpan (not nearly as bad as passenger side just one patch panel near the seat mount). Passenger floorpan - we fabricated a floorpan that was mainly plug welded in place and also replaced a rusty spot in the trans tunnel. a shot of some POR-15 rust convertor work That brings us up to present time, lots of work to do still.
We kick off our monthly meetings tomorrow: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 @ Noon Green Knoll Grill 645 Rte 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Meet in the lot, Talk Z's, Grab Lunch & Talk Events and Ideas.... We welcome Z's of all vintages -- come and check us out. You can also check http://www.NJZClub.com/images.html to see pictures of past events. Check www.NJZClub.com for a full calendar of events and upcoming meetings, or e-mail [email protected] to get updates.
*EVERYTHING IS SOLD* Hey guys, I've decided to part out my '78 280z 2+2 as I really just don't need it sitting around anymore. Most of the parts are available, except for the engine. I'm in the middle of moving at the moment but wanted to go ahead and post this. Let me know what you might need and when I get settled at the new house I'll start sorting through all of the parts. Thanks, EDIT: Here are pictures of what I have: https://drive.google...cVMwUF9ma3lFYkk Wiper motor, blades, fittings, etc. Rear bucket seat. One or two small tears. Needs cleaning. Door/window hardware: door handles (upper and lower), window handles, hinges, arm rests, . Original clock. It works. Steering column cover Steering column. Ignition. Turning signal mechanism. Antenna motor. Bay light. Some EFI stuff. Door trim. Emblems. Engine bay reservoirs. Rear view mirror. Side mirror. Headlights. Turning lights. Rear lights. Intake pieces. Rubber bumper ends. Brake booster. Drain hoses. Roof light. Drive shaft. Rear quarter windows with latches. And more. Lots of labeled nuts and bolts. Door panels. Front lower metal panel. Interior plastic. Heat shield Front grill. Other body pieces... Middle dash bezel with lights, vents, etc. Wiring harness AC control bezel Transistor module? More door trim, blower, etc. Dash with gauges, etc. Rear deck hard cardboard with brackets, etc. Steering wheel and horn pad Close up of lights and an MN47 head Close up of bumper rubber Seatbelts (I have to keep the AFMs and ECU) Drop down resistors, bay light, etc. Center console with lights, etc. Louvers and AC parts. Skid plate, other panel... Trim pieces and plastic panels Gas tank fill hose pieces Ford taurus fans Suspension Some random stuff.
I am looking into purchasing a set of 16x8 Enkei Compe wheels for my 73 240z. If you have them on a S30 please post pictures of your car! The picture below is not my car but this is the only picture that I can find.