Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:34 PM
After a little bit of a search, I have bought my 2 seater '75 260z! I am so friggen over the moon right now!!! Even now in its unkempt and unmodified appearance, it still looks bad ass. Can't wait til i start fixing it up a bit.
I got this car off a very nice guy in Frankston. It popped up on carsales a few weeks ago. He has been the owner for the past 15 years, and although it has been a little neglected, it is in not too bad shape. The dash is cracked, the interior needs an overhaul, it's in desperate need of new paint and there are a few rust spots, but apart from that, it's pretty good.
As he passed the keys over, he told me it probably needs a tune. Driving it around today, it is lumpy as fudge, just how I want it!!! The engine bay looks very clean, but I didn't get a pic, will do later.
Luckily just when I received my new toy, my girlfriend was around to take some pictures for me.
Someone somewhere along the line has lifted up the carpet, taken off that sticky shiver everyone hates, and put down what looks like a black rust treatment:
Rust near the fuel cap, the worst of only a couple of rust bubbles, I will attack it with righteous fury:
This is my happy face!
I'm looking at doing the following stuff. I'll mark things off as they get completed.
Get a roadworthy certificate within 28 days or my rego gets suspended - Done
Remove rear bumper and smooth over the holes
Sand back to primer or bare metal (undecided) and remove rust, based on the rust bubbles and poor previous paint job, maybe its best to go to bare metal?
New front bumper - Purchased
ZG Flares - Done
BRE Spoiler - Done
Airdam - Done
Paint in orange, with flares, front bumper, airdam, rear spoiler and tail light area in satin black - Done
Wheels - CCW 16x10.5 -32 rear 16x9.5 -19 front, 225 and 205/50R16 tyres - Done
Arizona Z Car coilover and camber plate conversion kit, low with camber on rear wheels - Obtained
s2000 seats - Done
Black Carpet - Done
Diamond Vinyl trim - Done
Reskin Dash - Done
Fix crack in centre console - Done (just bought a new one)
New badges - Done
Fendor Mirrors - Done
L28 conversion eventually, and other mechanical upgrades when I learn more about that stuff (I know jack all).
Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:50 PM
I swear we had curtains the same as your door & seat trim in 70's....what a ripper, make sure you dont replace them, my missus said she could make some scatter cushions from the material
Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:04 PM
Loving the door trims and seats!!!
Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:34 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:39 PM
Bruce, I hope I can get it into a respectable condition before then!
Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:40 PM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:35 AM
You can actually pass a roadworthy with seat covers over the seats.
May save you a little money until you find the seats you are after.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:21 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:02 PM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:45 PM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:14 PM
Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:02 AM
Looks like a good base car to start with.
Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:25 AM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:07 PM
I got my suspension and camber plates, flares, s2k seats, and BRE rear spolier.
Wheels have been ordered from CCW and are 4 weeks away - 10.5 rear and 9.5 front, fitted with Dunlop Direzza 225 and 205 tires. Will see how long that takes me to get defected Was 3.8k all up including shipping which I think is not too bad, compared to Watanabe or something plus tires.
Bunch of other stuff is ordered on the way. By the way - DON'T EVER BUY CARPET FROM TRU FIT CARPETS - they have the worst customer service and they are slow.
I took it for a cruise up to Winton last weekend, went really well, no issues at all, seems pretty reliable.
So I need assistance installing my flares and cutting my guards an inch or 2, as per the critically acclaimed method on hybridz. If anyone has done this before and can assist me with it, that would be great. You will be re-imbursed with cash, or beer, jelly beans, or whatever you like we can work something fair out.
Want to get it done within the next couple of weeks so I can get the suspension in as soon as my wheels land (was gonna do this at a shop, but if anyone backs themself to put in the Arizona Z Car suspension kit, then let me know. Will reimburse you for your efforts of course).
Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:18 PM
the amazing thing was that I was pulled over another 3 times that weekend, all by cops wanting to defect it for being too low (not even that low http://farm5.static....5d18926a4_b.jpg), only to be disappointed when they found out they were too late! If it had ridiculous camber with rims sticking out past the guards like UMAD, or a rediculously low kit, i'd be interested to know if they would have made me tow the car instead of being allowed to drive it for the 7 days they give you. That could have been very expensive considering the fact i was 300+km away!
I dont really want to add up how much it's going to end up costing me, even just in time, fortunately all this did was put a timeframe on me getting the car to a roadworthy state, as i was wanting to do so anyway, so i can put it up for sale and get stuck back into the zed
Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:09 PM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:14 PM
For what its worth, does the ID plates and chassis stamp inside your engine bay say S15 at the start?
Strange question I know, but my mate recently discovered his early S15 has S14 plates and now he's freaking out thinking its a chop job or something.
Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:46 PM
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