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#1 Herbonius

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Hi all,

Z car fan currently living in Melbourne. I was living overseas for a long time and wasn't able to own a car during that time but I've recently returned to Australia and so I'm currently in the market for a nice original 2-seater 240 or 260z.

My father, who is probably also on this forum somewhere, has a very nice 280zx that he is doing a bare metal restoration on.

I'm looking to buy over the next few weeks and once I do I'll surely have a lot of questions and will be in the market for parts.

Daniel.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Welcome Daniel,
Keep an eye on the for sale threads and everywhere else for that matter...good zeds pop up then sell almost instantly...as they say, you snooze, you lose! (and keep saving those pennies)

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Thanks mate, hope to officially be a Z car owner by this time tomorrow!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

Hi Daniel and welcome. You move fast if you have found a zed already , be sure to come to the VicZed BBQ and show us what you have bought, and its a opportunity to get some good ideas from the Zeds on display and talk to all the guys. Cheers Gordon.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

Thanks mate, hope to officially be a Z car owner by this time tomorrow!


Welcome aboard, hope you & dad find a straight one..

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Hi Daniel and welcome. You move fast if you have found a zed already , be sure to come to the VicZed BBQ and show us what you have bought, and its a opportunity to get some good ideas from the Zeds on display and talk to all the guys. Cheers Gordon.


Thanks Gordon. Yeah, I've actually been on the lookout for cars for a couple months but now that I've finally found the right car, I thought that I'd better register as I'll have a lot of questions very shortly!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

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It's a done deal! 1974 2-seater 260Z. The cars from QLD and I should have it in Melbourne next week.

Is anyone able to recommend a good mechanic for a RWC? Very excited!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

:o
Wowsers!
I just made a mess in my trousers!
::)

Noice one. Look forwards to seeing more of it!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

Whoa! Nothing to do to that other than drive and enjoy! Well done.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

:o

mate nice find, that car looks fantastic. It's cool seeing interiors other than black, especially in condition like that!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

Very nice !

I agree with Simon, I also had an accident when I saw it !

If youre thinking of going manual drop me a line, I have the complete drivetrain available.

Cheers

John

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

Nice! Very clean. I had a guy called daniel moore roadworthy mine with a minimum of fuss.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

When you factor in the cost of restoring a poor example to this condition, you realise that no matter what you paid for this car, you probably got a cracking deal.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Nice! Very clean. I had a guy called daniel moore roadworthy mine with a minimum of fuss.


Daniel at DJM automotive is excellent to deal with although not sure if he does RWC anymore?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Daniel at DJM automotive is excellent to deal with although not sure if he does RWC anymore?



last i heard he was out of the RWC game... its a shame!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

I think I had the same reaction as everyone else when I saw the pictures!

I don't think you can get a car in better condition than that! Congrats on the purchase.

I'm sure you'll obtain a roadworthy certificate for this without an issue.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

SAWEEEEET! lots of motoring fun to be had! congratulations.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

Thanks guys, you wouldn't believe how excited I was when I saw the condition of the car.

If youre thinking of going manual drop me a line, I have the complete drivetrain available.


I will definitely do that, John. Converting it to manual will probably be the only things that I do to the car.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Again, if anyone could recommend a RWC mechanic I'd be very grateful. I'm relatively new to Melbourne and got screwed on my motorcycle RWC and so I'd like to find someone trustworthy.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Nice car man, looks like you have done your home work. I would recommend DJM, he will look after you (if he still does RWC) how much if any needs to be done, looks really clean. Now you have to bring it to the Xmas BBQ .lol.




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