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#41 Dionysus

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:08 AM

I've sent 2 members sms inquiring on their cars also, see how we go

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 09:50 AM

Just an update, I found one that appears to be in better condition that I will be seeing next weekend.. Fingers crossed.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:10 PM

I've seen this car on the road and it does look great.

http://www.gumtree.c...oupe/1097702065

 

However I've not seen it up close to really get a good sense of how the body work is on it. Just seen it when riding my bike home across Anzac bridge going in the opposite direction.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:17 PM

Contacted that seller..

 

Apparently it's pretty much sold but I wasn't sure about the Auto trans.. 



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:31 PM

I wasn't sure about the Auto trans.. 

 

In the grand scheme of things that's probably the last thing to worry about. Easily changed..



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:42 PM

haha true and I have done a conversion in the past... It's also is out of budget unfortunately but if not sold I would still like to see the car in the flesh if the seller allows.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:00 AM

I'm off to see this tomorrow

http://www.gumtree.c...oupe/1073747234

Wish me luck...



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:42 AM

How it looks from the out side is not to important when rusting from the inside like that. Bog hides a lot of sins.

From what is the photos my guess is it will need the following.

Removing the radiator support to repair rust or replace whole thing.

New rails at front maybe and under floor most likely.
New floors
New sills.
Fire wall repairs
And once striped a lot more.

The 1/4 window is an easy fix. There is just a steel 90 degree bracket which is easily replaced.

Depending on time,skills and budget its going to be a large job.

Maybe keep looking for a better start.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:22 PM

I'm off to see this tomorrow

http://www.gumtree.c...oupe/1073747234

Wish me luck...

 

Looks a nice car and if seller is true to word on this point:

 

 

 

All known rust cut out and metal sheet shaped and welded into place

 

then the price is a bargain.  Definitely a nice looking bus!



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:15 AM

Seller had planned to keep it but his plans change.

Main section of rust was Floor in the rear was rusted out and he did a total cut out and replace.
Now I would think if he was going through that much effort he would of replaced any other rust at the time of the work.
Hopefully...
Not to say there hasn't been more rust forming since. Anyhow maybe it would be a better starting point.

Waiting for my flight as we speak.

Will update after I view it.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:25 PM

So looks like I'll have a 260z in the garage in a week or so..

 

In brief

Drive train: 8.5/10

Suspension: 9/10

Interior: 8.5/10

Exterior body: 8/10

Internal body: 7/10

 

I found some rust as per usual which I feel comfortable in repairing over time, there was also some "areas of concern" which may also be an issue in the long run but again nothing that I feel will get out of hand..

Price wise I got it for under 20k but did pay a little more than I wanted but in saying that if the next set of flights didn't score me a car I'd be in for the same amount.

Overall I'm happy considering the price to import a decent one from japan is well over 30k right now...
 


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:58 PM

Congrats.

Looks like a nice ride.

Great to see another Z joining the Sydney community. Hope to see it out on the road one day.

 

Mark



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:27 PM

Congratulations !



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 10:05 AM

Thanks, when I get the car I'll make an official intro with pics

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:35 PM

Congrats, really looking forward to seeing another Sydney car around.

Cheers

PB




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