I've been floating around these forums for a long time since I bought an '82 280zx as my first car eleven years ago. I had it for around two years and it taught me a lot and cost me more then I had to spend at the time so I eventually had to move it on, but I've always missed it and I've had a string of functional cars since, but never a passion project.
I've lived inner city melbourne pretty much since I moved the 280 on and space has always been an issue, but last year we moved into a place that not only had off street parking, but has a fairly secluded carport. When we moved in I started looking at Datsuns again and was pretty blown away by the price increase and decided it might be now or never to get the car that I'd always wanted in the 240.
So myself and a friend did some looking around for a few months and with little hands on experience with anything larger then changing a tire or spark leads and a realistic understanding that doing bodywork out in the open in melbourne weather with neighbours within meters, I decided to go with something that was less a restoration and more a fixer uper.
After a buy fell through with a member on here, he referred me to a mate of his in Brisbane that had a 72' 240 that he hadn't driven in close to eight years sitting in one of the sheds on one of his properties. After speaking to the guy he sent through some pics and it looked to be in decent condition so my mechanic mate Dave and I flew up to check it out and it seemed almost exactly what I wanted. It was slightly more expensive then I was looking at spending, but at the rate they seem to be climbing I decided to jump on it and get her home.
That was about ten months ago now and I've made small progress on getting her onto the road, but holidays and work have eaten up that time pretty quickly. But here we are, I'm determined to get her on the road and freshening up all the tired bits one at a time, I'm pretty new to it all, so I'm sure I'll be after as much advice as I can get.