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  1. Hey everyone, I'm a newbie here. Been wanting and researching S30s for years. Finally pulled the trigger. Initially I sourced a 1975 280z 2+2 with a "rebuilt" P79 Head with a F54 Block. I pulled this out of a field in Northern New Mexico. Ultimately I want to restore a 2+2 because I feel they are under appreciated. I want to do a resto-mod. I'm going to stay with the L28. Going to go with a F54 Block, Dished Pistons, P90 Head with a Turbo setup. Megasquirt, custom fuel rail. Essentially the works. My goal is 350whp and I am willing do whatever it takes to get that reliably. (Warning Graphic Images of Previous Owner's Datsun Torture will ensue) Rat nest next to the injectors So I knew this was going to be a huge project. Which was fine for me. The car was a decent price. And apparently the P79 Head and F54 block were "rebuilt" around the time the car was parked about 10 years ago. The car was parked due to some issues with fuel delivery. I was curious about how the quarter panels and the body was in general. So I put some paint stripper on. The rear quarters looked decent and then I found this under about an inch and a half of body filler. So at this point I really knew that I had my work cut out for me. But luckily, while I was stripping down this body and cleaning out this 2+2. A friend of mine gave me a call and told me he found a 2+2 with no motor. That was hidden down the street from me. I loaded up the trailer last weekend and we brought it home! The quarter panels are nearly perfect with only a couple dings. Driver side fender is meh. Everything else is in great shape with an exception of a few small dings here and there. The interior is in ALOT better shape than the previous one. After acquiring this I decided to yank the drive train out of the other 2+2 and part it out. Bonnet off let's get to work.
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    Hello from New Mexico

    Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone! So the first one is the initial 2+2. I picked up. It was in pretty rough shape. Had a rebuilt p79 head and f54 block but isn't running. Then I was able to get the green one for a great price. It doesn't have a motor which is fine for me but the body is super straight and the interior is in pretty decent condition. I'll be starting a build thread soon!
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    280z 2+2 resto mod

    Great job so far! I love the 3M undercoating! I am starting a '75 2+2 build very soon and gonna be using a lot of that
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    Hello from New Mexico

    Hey everybody! I am new here; I am a young computer engineer who lives in NM. I have been a car enthusiast most of my life. I recently got rid of my previous project which was a 1996 BMW 328i E36 that I had done a M3 engine swap on. I pulled the car out of the junk yard. Nearly replaced everything on it. I've worked on a lot of cars/trucks over the years; BMWs, Fords, Chevrolets, Hondas, Mercedes (80s-90s) and some Toyotas. I've always wanted a Datsun. specifically an S30 and I wanted to do a 2+2 because I feel like they are under appreciated. I managed to score a couple '75 Datsun 280Z 2+2 for a bargain in my local area in the past couple weeks. One has a little bit of rust and the other one is pretty clean. One came with a N42 block/ N42 head and N42 intake. The clean one has no motor or tranny. I've been researching these cars for years so I know more or less what I want to do to it. I plan to run to do a full resto-mod on the nicer one with a N42/P90 Turbo'd setup with goals of about 300hp. Will probably end up parting the other 280z out. Thinking about doing a build thread if thats a thing around here. Currently my garage is 2018 Colorado ZR2 1992 Ford Ranger 1991 Mercedes 560SEC x2 '75 Datsun 280Z 2+2 I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and becoming a member here. A lot of my resources that I have saved are from here. So I look forward to joining the community and learning more about these cars.