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New Z purchase... Where do I look for rust?


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Yeah that's a bummer, the guy had it sold, n got greedy, but hey, it's his car. Don't worry too much about the 280z bumpers, you can always swap 240z bumpers onto it, just don't hit anything.

 

Just like the 240, you'll need to check in all the usual places for rust. it'll be a good car so don't worry. but take them picts! we want to see it!

 

Phar

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alright everyone.....so i checked out the 280 and i was PLEASANTLY suprised. the das has cracks in it but what z doesnt really?.. the guy wants 800 for this car. The engine started right up with no problem and reved without any hiccups. The owner says he thinks the throw out bearing might be going out but thats the only thing that would be wrong with it. He took off the big ol bumpers and all the trim and did some mediocre body work to pug the holes that held the trim on but those are easy fixes. he primered the car also and the paint is cracked in a few places, but nothing that some sanding and re-spraying cant fix.

 

So as i promised ill show you pics. its my first time posting pics so if it doesnt work the first time ill keep trying til i figure it out!

 

http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/

 

thats the only way i could figure out to post it. If it doesnt work could someone tell me how to post pics?...lol if it needs a password the password is jimbo87

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So as i promised ill show you pics. its my first time posting pics so if it doesnt work the first time ill keep trying til i figure it out!

 

http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/

 

 

 

You did good! Presuming this guy didn't weasel out on you too... heh

 

...lol if it needs a password the password is jimbo87

 

Dude, you seriously gave out your password? I have some swampland for sale in south FL ready for development if you're interested. :mrgreen: j/k

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hey doesn't look bad. Needs some fixin' up the 280zx rims are kinda funny lookin on it, but the tires don't look bad. Nice racing strip tho :wink: Interior looks pretty good too. n the dash looks fine. pretty decent shape. a full cap would hide any little cracks. tho you may be able to use vinyl patch and patch up your dash...

 

pretty decent. it's always nice to see one saved :)

 

Phar

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Yeah I can't wait to bring her home. I'm glad that it's a running car so that way I can save money on gas. My other car is a 5.3l Yukon. So I can use this car as my car to go to work and stuff and it'll save me quite a bit in gas. And if anything happens to it like if it breaks Down I still have the yuk to drive,..good times here I come!...lol

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  • 3 weeks later...

another UPDATE.....well i finally picked up the z today after about a month of problems not letting me have the money to purchase it. Well its kinda rough around the edges, but then again what 30+ year old car isnt. I took a few more pics for everyone but keep in mind i dont have a digital camera for great pictures so im only able to use my phone. most of the pics are of the over all car and a few of them are things that need attention.

some interrior pics

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0100.jpg

 

crappy picture of the engine

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

drivers side

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

rear

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

minor cancer (both the drivers side and passenger are the same condition)

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

hood that has a dent and couple surface rust spots. not sure if im going to try and fix the hood or just get a replacement

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

previous owner tried shaving the moldings but did a quick or uneducated job, so they will be fixed. the whole care is covered in these (well not the whole car but where ever there was trim and what not) these i will start working on tomorrow.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

picture of the front (not a big fan of the hood "scoop" but whatever...

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

Last but not least my favorite part of the car....everyone say hello to Jose

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee80/mattissofine87/280z/IMG_0101.jpg

 

 

 

Thanks everyone for looking. I will keep u updated on the progress.

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yeah, is that hood scoop off a Z31? and okay... what's with that ant ball, yeah esse,' it's all good.

 

Still looks pretty good. It's great that it runs, and your interior is in good shape. Keep the picts comin...

Phar

 

i think the scoop is one of the cheapos in jc whitney mags its just glued on and is none functional

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