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#1 d3c0y

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:42 PM


Engine and Interior
This car is 99% complete and was bought to restore but now need the space for another project. It is running an L24 with an E30 high compression head and standard Hitachi twin carbs. Starts and runs but the head gasket is blown, however the car can still drive. The automatic transmission is in excellent condition and shifts smoothly. The car has an A/C unit installed but is missing the condenser. Dash is cracked but still has all the original gauges in it and a heater fascia. Glove box is in good condition and is still the original cardboard item. The car has the original series 1 centre console with hand throttle and choke controls still intact. Original seats have been re-trimmed in velor. Diamond vinyl trim is in excellent condition.

The Body
I have ground back the bad areas of the body to reveal the major rust and generally this car is very good.
It needs the following rust repair panels:
  • driver's side door skin
  • beaver panel
  • LHS dog leg
  • LHS guard bottom
The rest is just normal rust patching. The other thing to note is the right hand side wheel arches are rough and this car is a prime candidate for the installation of Z-G style fender flares. The right rear quarter has been dented and pushed in a bit, but cutting the arch to suit the flare will remove a lot of the damage.
The back of the roof, hatch hinge area and spare tyre well have no signs of rust. From what I have inspected the chassis rails look to have no rust in them.
Check out the 37 images detailing the rust in the slide show below.
Call 0410 117 169 for any questions or to arrange an inspection.
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#2 Gordo

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:24 AM

Jake, there's a lot of work to be done, can see why a lot of people get these cars with good intentions and leave them in the Garage. And over the next 6 months you walk out to the garage, go over the zed a thousand times , yer a bit here a bit there, a few sleepless nights. And then reality sets in, time money and more time. Would make a good project though. I wonder if Lurch could give it a photo quote to give us an idea on the body work to be done. After that should be smooth sailing .

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:29 AM

From the photo's - about 5k would see the body repaired.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:07 AM

Jake, there's a lot of work to be done, can see why a lot of people get these cars with good intentions and leave them in the Garage. And over the next 6 months you walk out to the garage, go over the zed a thousand times , yer a bit here a bit there, a few sleepless nights. And then reality sets in, time money and more time. Would make a good project though. I wonder if Lurch could give it a photo quote to give us an idea on the body work to be done. After that should be smooth sailing .

I've already got a nice shiney silver 240Z in the garage next to it and i have to move house in 4 months. This was never the car the big motor was going in.

#5 d3c0y

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

I find this funny. So many people come on this forum posting how they want a 240Z two seater to restore, put one up for sale and no interest.  ::)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

Maybe you should give it more than 2 days.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

I find this funny. So many people come on this forum posting how they want a 240Z two seater to restore, put one up for sale and no interest.  ::)


Give it some time mate. If this was for sale when I bought mine, I would already have given you the full $3500 and it'd be on a truck to Adelaide.

Fact I'd swap mine for this, but who'd be stupid enough to do that? hahaha.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

;D  Buy this one sell yours?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:03 AM

Can imagine my sale ad now:

Item: Lifesize realistic 240z spaghetti strainer
Price: $3500. Will look great in the kitchen. Perfect for outdoor dinner entertainment! Doubles as an excellent garden sculpture.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

shame its automatic, otherwise i'd be all over it for 3.5k.. its close aswell. I'm flying down to sydney next weekend to pick up a 240. out of interest 1-10 how hard would it be to do a manual conversion with a complete 280zx to parts off?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

The ," I want a two seater" brigade, want a near perfect rust free totally restored concouse condition perfect car, but only want to pay $2500 for it
Most of us realise what $$ are involved, and we price pretty well accordingly.
If, say, this was a 5 speed, in same condition, what would be an asking price?
I'd say add another 1.5 k.
Not at all hard to do a conversion, it's the body that will be a labour of love.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

The ," I want a two seater" brigade, want a near perfect rust free totally restored concouse condition perfect car, but only want to pay $2500 for it


Yep, just as bad as i want to win the lotto, nothing like dreaming eh?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

out of interest 1-10 how hard would it be to do a manual conversion with a complete 280zx to parts off?

I converted my parents 260Z when I was a dumb 16 year old kid. So if you've got some mouse, you'll be fine.
But you'll need S30 components, not S130.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:36 PM

Unfortunately people this car is mine :)

So BACK OFF :P

cant wait till its in melbourne and all ready to be loved!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

So you did buy it @Vramjee91?

See didn't take long to get snapped up after all ;).

Honestly the auto is not the concern, that's easy enough. It's the body work that will need work, but at least you can see most of the problems here. Not hidden under paint ;).

Would love to see this car go back to Lime Green :P

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

+1 for the lime green if it's anything like Micks

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

Sure am :) Now to get rid of my 2+2 and to start on making this:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Maybe you should give it more than 2 days.

It was for sale on ebay for about 4 weeks before i put it on here so yeah it didnt sell that quick.
I like the lime green too, seems to be the opposite of what Vivek is thinking though lol.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:35 AM

Yay another Wangan Midnight clone! Lucky people like them more than burnt orange Fast and Furious Supras!




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