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datsunbat

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Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903 - Resto

2 weeks ago

Hi,
 
"Here I go again" like the Whitesnake song says...but this time with a 71 240Z.
 
Some of you remember me for the LB110 restoration in Mr.Vitorino shop here in Portugal, well, he had a dicease and return to work a month ago the reason for this restoration project is starting now.
 
I will put some pictures and insert some comments.
 
The Z, it's a beautiful lady but the previous owner ruined it if we talk about what's original according the year and what's not. This will be a difficult task but I'm prepared for the challenge. My Z is a 71 and it's like a 73...
 
Yesterday I left the Z with Mr.vitorino and next week the resto will begin. 
 
We've inspected the car and found the usual rust on the model, it's not bad and has excellent mechanic, good for me...Let's see how far I can go returning this Z.
 
Hope you enjoy the topic.
 
Now the first pictures...
 
Regards,
Mário
 
 
 
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Z in Mr.Vitorino shop, last photo before the work...
 
 
 
 
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The last run...
 
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We were making some marks in the panel that should be covered. Perhaps relays and some stuff...lot's of holes...
 
 
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Mr.Vitorino leading the operation...
 
 
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The rubbers are completely wasted, I will put new ones. The scutcheons will return to it and the same will happen to the center bumper.
All the 73 details will disappear...
 
 
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The spolier and rear is in the wrong colour, I guess it's charcoal...
 
 
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Some rust, not really important...
 
 
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On this side of the car I was expecting more rust..,but seems fine for now!!!
 
 
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I will change the colour to the original one too, charcoal, the same as the rear and rear spoiler
 
Soon I'll have more pictures...