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  1. gav240z

    The Build 73 240Z

    That engine stand is a joke.. an Rb26 shouldn't weigh 500kg. But perhaps it's made for V engines with all the weight closer to the post. Not a straight 6? The stand I bought, which you saw was a $50 Gumtree job. Holds the L28 just fine. Ha.
  2. All our tool collections start somewhere. I plan to use this year's bonus to add to mine.
  3. 260z 2+2 for sale in Tasmania. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/blackstone-heights/cars-vans-utes/datsun-260z-2-2/1203506048
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    Spotted (Vic)

    Well it looks like the house is sold now. So the car is next. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/briar-hill/cars-vans-utes/datsun-260z-2-2-auto/1203498256 Also selling the other bus. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/briar-hill/cars-vans-utes/range-rover-hiline-1985-deceased-estate-any-offer-considered/1198018563 https://www.realestateview.com.au/real-estate/11-lees-road-lower-plenty-vic/property-details-sold-residential-12226796/
  5. So you can see some of my progress on the rear of the car in this thread here. Interestingly I tried to buy this panel the other week and got outbid! I just couldn't justify the price of a second hand piece that would still need work. So I'll persist with this repair for now. Although my OCD means I'm going to be hard to please with this repair work. :). Even though this panel won't be seen once painted etc.. (top half). A friend in the US has this panel, I just need to get his butt into gear to help me ship it back here... but like anything you can't wait forever and like I mentioned before, I am happy to practice. My oxy welding skills have improved significantly, just working on these 2 tricky sections. So even if I don't use either, it won't go to waste. On another topic... I also tried restoring the washer bottles using the Retr0Bright technique, although it did look "improved" I wouldn't call them restored. I suspect I didn't have enough "heat" so will need to get more hydrogen peroxide to give it another go. It does appear they "lifted" in colour, but not enough. This is what I'm attempting. https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/47489-refreshing-your-windshield-washer-bottle/ Reproduction washer bottles exist here. http://www.zzxdatsun.com/catRequests.php But where is the fun in that?
  6. gav240z

    Rear Slam Panel Rust Repair.

    Spent some time this afternoon tracing out the original valance section (tail lamp sections). Here it is for reference. Which looks like this once traced out. Transferred to my repaired panel. Test fit 1 side done. Time to do the other side also. Still need to file it up and hammer dolly the folds better. Top and bottom pieces haven't been joined yet. But already you can see it taking shape. Still plenty of work to do, I must buy a compressor (and air tools) + oxy/acetylene welder because tafe has ended for the year and I don't have either of those tools at home.
  7. Hammer and dolly is the only way to fix those dents... You can't wish it back into shape Hard part is going to be those rusted spots! Do you have a welder or access to 1?
  8. gav240z

    TOPY steel rims 2/72 matched set

    Just bought a set in the US, with 72 date stamps (for my 72 240z) gonna cost me close to that by the time they get landed...
  9. gav240z

    The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-datsun-240z-31/
  10. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/eumundi/cars-vans-utes/datsun-fairlady-1965/1203300127
  11. gav240z

    The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.

    https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1971-nissan-skyline-2000gt/6765780706.html
  12. gav240z

    Hot Street L28 build

    Did you miss this 1?
  13. gav240z

    Z Get Together Or Run - January 20Th?

    Not sure what's going on here, but this thread is from 2017? Unless you 2 have bought DeLorean's and gone back in time?
  14. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tallai/cars-vans-utes/1976-datsun-260z-coupe/1203165273 Honest looking 2+2 in QLD. Asking: $11,000
  15. gav240z

    Classic car bubble

    If you can't easily plug a Haltech in and dial up tuning fork for a session, maybe it won't be collectible in future? https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/04/muscle-cars-arent-gaining-collector-car-market
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