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#1 GongZ

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

This is a hot rod based on a 1923 Dodge pick up and using 240z running gear.

http://www.hemmings....0z/1765550.html

 

According to the ad - "This vehicle was fabricated by a Nissan dealer for shows back in 1974 to promote their business".

It appears to have an L-series motor with triple Webers, what I assume to be a 240Z Jatco 3-speed automatic gearbox and the complete 240Z rear end (suspension, diff and brakes). It even has a Z badge on the radiator surround.

 

It looks good for a rod built over 40 years ago.

 

I am not sure why the ad refers to a "1974 240Z" and a "2-speed automatic", but I think its a pretty cool car.

 

This video shows it being started up and idling -

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Edited by GongZ, 23 August 2015 - 12:39 AM.


#2 gav240z

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 01:00 PM

Restored the original topic you posted and removed the new 1 you created today.



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Posted 24 August 2015 - 02:46 AM

Looks more like a Ford Model T AKA "T-Bucket" body to me than a Dodge body. The cowl, is more Ford like than Dodge, the body shape and short bed is very typical of T-bucket bodies.


Edited by Six_Shooter, 24 August 2015 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 10:46 AM

It looks like this one to me;

http://blog.hemmings...the-lively-set/

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 12:31 PM

The cowls are completely different between the two. 

 

 

Source: I have a 1923 T-bucket Hot Rod... well, My grandfather does (was my uncle's, his son), but I've done a lot of work on it, both when my uncle was still alive and since.






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