So it has always been my dream to take an old car and fix it up all pretty like. I fell in love with the 240 years ago and always thought it would make a cool project car. After years of playing with the idea, I finally started getting serious a few months ago. Fast forward to today, I am now the proud owner of a moderately clean 1972 Datsun 240z.
Here’s where it gets interesting. I have no clue what I’m doing. Seriously, I am 38 years old and the most advanced automotive work I have ever done up to this point was replacing brake-pads or installing an aftermarket exhaust. I have absolutely no business attempting to restore a car but here we are.
The good news is, I know what I want my car to be and I am ready to learn how to get there. I have no timeline or budget so if I’m here for the next 8 years (looking at you “seattlejester”) than so be it. I am surrounded by car guys who have a lot of knowledge and I also have many useful resources at my disposal such as a metal fabrication and paint shop.
The bad news is, I want to do a majority of the work myself. After reading this forum for the last couple days to try and figure out where to start, it dawned on me that I don’t even own a metric wrench set. So ya, if nothing else I should provide entertainment for everyone here.
Wish me luck!