260z 2+2 body differences between year models
Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:48 AM
I've just really started to get my teeth into the bodywork repairs to my 77 260z 2+2 and I am devastated. I bought the car of a guy just north of Brisbane and it looked pretty good at the time for a car that was supposedly part way through a full resto. The underside and internal floor was really thickly coated in a tar like compound but looked to be in good condition. Once I started scraping it off however I have found huge amounts of rust in the floor and wheel wells etc that he had glued pieces of shim steel over and covered with this coating so it couldn't be seen. Both Chassis rails from front to rear need replacing as does the floor LH inner guard and entire radiator support panel. I have pulled up on the job and I am now looking at another shell to build on. But I have a few questions first.
- Is the body of a 1/76 260z 2+2 the same as a 2/77 260z 2+2
- Will all of my parts fit the earlier model shell.
- Where do I find the chassis number on the 260z 2+2
Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:58 AM
- Is the body of a 1/76 260z 2+2 the same as a 2/77 260z 2+2 - Yes.
- Will all of my parts fit the earlier model shell. - What model shell are you referring to?
- Where do I find the chassis number on the 260z 2+2 - On the firewall above the brake booster.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:06 AM
Hahaha... Didn't look hard enough before you bought it, did ya?
That's not very nice Lurch, poor guy is gutted he bought a lemon.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:36 AM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:44 AM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:14 AM
Plus the fact under body deadner was plastered on with a trowel should have spelt a warning...
Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:27 AM
Another small things I noticed between a 74 and 77 is how the seats mount up (had to use rails from teh 74 to bolt in the 77 seats). But I would assume this changed in 75.
Good luck, don't lose heart. And post pics of your progress
Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:13 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:58 PM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:46 PM
lurch bad day mate?
as for differences. mine was 6/76 and was more closer to the later 75 models.
what i noticed from 74 to my 76 some polution brackets are different on the earlier model. also extra holes and brackets in the engine bay. on the 77 vs my 76 i noticed the door locks the later using the more modern d style also few extra or slightly different brackets in the engine bay.
usualy for pollution junk.
77 has "A: piller trim covers and two holes where they screw in interior.
in the rear some 76 like mine has child seat anchor point same as the 77. usualy located on the strut tower bracing. the 76 didnt have a hole/plug in the trim (mine didnt) while the 77 did.
most of this stuff can be added to the older chassis only difficult one being the door latches. u prob better off with earlier ones as there are more common.
u should see what last 2 PO owners did to my 240z. though i did see them before i bought it. so i knew what i was getting myself into.
good luck with all of it. post pics. maybe its not as bad
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