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#21 d3c0y

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

Just buy a complete car with a good painted body, it will save you tones of money!

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:17 PM

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

Holey rust holes batman, that thing is rough.


That car has had the sill painted black like mine, anyone else's car have that treatment?

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

That car has had the sill painted black like mine, anyone else's car have that treatment?

That was a popular used car trick in the 80's, I even heard it described as Sports Sill Treatment  :o

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

And there i was going to take it off! Loose 10hp right there  :o

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

That was a popular used car trick in the 80's, I even heard it described as Sports Sill Treatment  :o



sports sill as in lightweight fiberglass used to cover the gaping holes then paint it black for extra speedieness  ;)

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

If I was 17 I'd be buying that, 2k wow!. Do the necessary repairs myself and drive it, be stupid and carry on like a 17 year old should.
A car does not have to be concourse or anything near it.
Buy it, make it run and get rego, spend every cent you got on your pride and joy. Learn a whole lot about car repairs along the way. If you and it are still kicking in 10 years think about a full resto when you got the cash and experience.
Most importantly enjoy life and enjoy the car you want.
Looks like a great way to get into a Z at your age and budget to me.
Good luck

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:15 PM


sports sill as in lightweight fiberglass used to cover the gaping holes then paint it black for extra speedieness  ;)


Indeed, but you forgot the chicken wire and newspaper  ;)

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:12 PM

If I was 17 I'd be buying that, 2k wow!. Do the necessary repairs myself and drive it, be stupid and carry on like a 17 year old should.
A car does not have to be concourse or anything near it.
Buy it, make it run and get rego, spend every cent you got on your pride and joy. Learn a whole lot about car repairs along the way. If you and it are still kicking in 10 years think about a full resto when you got the cash and experience.
Most importantly enjoy life and enjoy the car you want.
Looks like a great way to get into a Z at your age and budget to me.
Good luck



Your forgetting that when you are 17 you dont have any money and couldnt afford to fix that rusty heap to get it on the road...

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:26 AM

Yeah ditto to said above. I would care about concourse either but you have to make it relatively safe to put on the road. It looks pretty rusted..

If you have the space to do a full restored and your parents don't need the garage for 10 years you could always work that way though.

I would buy a cheap run about car good on fuel to get around in and moonlight as a car restorer in your spare time. In 5 years you would have a nice 240z on the road. The trick is not to get carried away with modifying keep it stock and it will cost a lot less. I think we all fall into that trap though.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

I tried to do a vw beach buggy taipan (roadlegal) when I was 18. Just way too much work. Get a 2+2 that is running, registered with a few problems for 5 0r 6 grand.Thrash it have fun and keep your eye out for a 240z in the future plus a daily driver. These cars take so long and so much money to them up

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:59 PM


Your forgetting that when you are 17 you dont have any money and couldnt afford to fix that rusty heap to get it on the road...


Haha. No I'm actually remembering my first rides at 17 when I was in year 11 at school and working a part time job to earn money to blow on my car addiction.
First a '63 mini that I got for free, it had been off the road for 19 years. I rebuilt the motor, gearbox, whole front end, electric fuel pump from memory, not much rust though I did spray the engine bay the ugliest BRG you have ever seen from a spray can. I paid the bills but the old Man offered his knowledge on many things. Drove that for about 6 months before I flipped it end over end.
Next was a $300 Datto 1600 which needed a lot of work, mech and body.
Neither of those cars were show cars or wild street machines but they were mine and i knew them inside and out. Mate if you want it, get it. Put some time and love in to it and Shazam!!
Doesn't have to be perfect, the repairs don't have to last a lifetime, in my eyes it's all about for for purpose. This is for a 17 year old not a perfectionist.

I'm not suggesting this is a project for all but maybe for someone who has a small budget and willing to get their hands dirty and learn a wealth of knowledge and skills that are transferable for many things in life.
Perfect for a 17 year old in my opinion. :)



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:45 PM

Mate if you want it, get it. Put some time and love in to it and Shazam!!
Doesn't have to be perfect, the repairs don't have to last a lifetime, in my eyes it's all about for for purpose. This is for a 17 year old not a perfectionist.

I'm not suggesting this is a project for all but maybe for someone who has a small budget and willing to get their hands dirty and learn a wealth of knowledge and skills that are transferable for many things in life.
Perfect for a 17 year old in my opinion. :)


I'd have to disagree with you on this car.  The rust in the A pillar makes it a proposition for someone with plenty of skills and experience to bring back, and who knows what is where you can't see.  The boot floor is fibreglassed, who knows where else has been - thinking particularly chassis rails and sills.  It may not need to be particularly pretty, but it does need to be structurally sound, both to pass roadworthy and for general safety.  Someone like Lurch would be able to do it, but I'm guessing wouldn't want to bother.  I'd personally have a go at it, had I time and money, but as a first project for someone without money, tools or experience?  That ones a bit too far gone in my opinion.  And don't forget it's probably closer to a 3k car by the time he's got it to Sydney....

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

I'm not suggesting this is a project for all but maybe for someone who has a small budget and willing to get their hands dirty and learn a wealth of knowledge and skills that are transferable for many things in life.
Perfect for a 17 year old in my opinion. :)



It's not like the good old days Cozza. I bet you would be flat out getting a RWC for those cars you had these days... Also the cars you listed weren't 40 years old back then either which makes a difference.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:42 PM


It's not like the good old days Cozza. I bet you would be flat out getting a RWC for those cars you had these days... Also the cars you listed weren't 40 years old back then either which makes a difference.

This is a really good point, back in about 84 my mates and I pitched in and picked up a MK1 Escort that had suffered an engine fire that cooked most of the wiring, rubber and plastics under the bonnet. Parts were plentiful at the wreckers and the car itself was simple, we even made a new loom out of wire from Dick Smith and electrical tape. A bit paint, a slab of beer for a rego pass and we were away. Not safe but hey young and reckless.

We had so much fun in that car, probably had our parents terrified. I am not sure we would be able to pull off the same stunt in 30 years later.




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