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  1. Here is my project journal for the restoration of my 73 Datsun 240z. The car was bought by my dad in 1974. The original owner bought it only to find out that his partner was pregnant with his first child. Needless to say, the 2 seater had to go. My dad was the lucky new owner and bought it with less than 1000miles on the clock. My dad and his 240z were inseparable. So much so, that my brothers and sister more or less grew up in that car. He loved that car from the first time he drove it and he still talks about it. It was his pride and joy and almost became a friend he could journey with and rely on. As time went by though, it got a bit sad as family and life got in the way. It slowly became a bit unreliable and it was stored. However, when I was 16 the car had a very light fix up (to a mechanically drivable state) and a new coat of paint applied to the outside (external only) and it was re-registered. I drove the car for 10 years. I learned to love and rely on the z the same way that my dad did. It became a friend and companion who it just loved having around and going on adventures with. It taught me how to drive...I swear it has a soul. This went on for quite some time until I moved to Canberra and the Canberra winters got the best of it and it was retired into a garage...until now. So after much research and deliberation, I put myself on the waiting list for Classic Auto Fabrications. I wanted Locky Fowler to do this project. I spoke to many people but I just wasn’t convinced that they were right for this job. I had always dreamt of doing the z up and so I wanted the right person with the credibility and the passion to do the job and do the job well. I didn’t want to simply apply makeup to a pig. So here we are, the car is now down with Locky and the restoration has begun. As a side note, so far, Locky has been fantastic. The guy is pedantic and fastidious and he doesn’t miss a trick. I have no regrets about having him at the helm of the project and les Collins racing rebuilding the engine, gearbox and diff. This is one mean team I’ve got on this job. So I hope my pride and joy, that means so much to me and my dad, brings you all joy as you follow this journey with us. i have named the car ‘darby’ in honour of him. I owe him so much. Be safe, thank you, Jon
  2. 432 Style Exhaust - Vertical Twin Tip - Brands and Where To Buy Fujitsubo Manifold Back Exhaust System (Manifold also available) Part Num: 750-15411 Manufacturer Website: https://www.fujitsubo.co.jp/prods/detail/000000000000000979/00000000000000002324/00000546 Purchase RHD Japan - https://www.rhdjapan.com/fujitsubo-legalis-r-exhaust-muffler-s30-gs30-hs30-hs30h.html White Head Performance - https://whiteheadperformance.com/product/fujitsubo-legalis-r-exhaust-system-datsun-240z-260z-280z-s30/ Nengun - https://www.nengun.com/fujitsubo/legalis-r-exhaust-system Spirit Garage Complete Exhaust Manufacturer Website: http://www.spiritgarage.com/product/138 Purchase Spirit Garage - direct through manufacturer (as above) RHD Japan - https://www.rhdjapan.com/spirit-garage-stainless-dual-muffler-exhaust-manifold-header-set-48mm-240zg-s30-s31.html Z Story Can purchase individual exhaust components separately (ie muffler / manifold / exhaust lines and cat) Direct Purchase From Manufacturer: http://www.datsun-zstory.com/echappements/mufflers-silencers/silencers-jdm-muffler/ Price List (as of 2017): http://www.datsun-zstory.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/TarifsWORLD.pdf Abarth Able to purchase separate components (ie muffler or manifold back system) Direct Purchase From Manufacturer: http://www.abarth-exhausts.com/datsun/ After some personal research trying to find the style of exhaust I was after, I thought I would share my findings. If anyone knows of other similar styles, please post below.
  3. ToddMalk

    Wtb Project Datsun 240Z-280Z

    It's been a long time since I've had my hands on an old Datsun and I've been resisting the itch. Though I'm at a point now that I can take on another project! I am now looking to purchase an old Datsun 240z-280Z (2 seater or 2+2) to work on in my spare time from work. I'm happy to pay freight to get one interstate, but being located in Melbourne would be good. My budget is around $5,000 Text me at 0433 713 091 if you are looking to pass on a Datsun! Thank you! Todd
  4. Melbourne Custom Paint

    1983 280Zx - Super Clean Example - Melbourne

    Model: 280zx Required Location: eg: Melbourne Required Price and Payment Conditions: $13,000 + GST Cash in hand, cheque, paypal, Item Condition: Excellent Body: Super clean example. No rust. Mechanical: Engine running really well, Reco power steering rack, New fuel rail, New rotors Registration: Selling registered - registration until March 2017 Engineers Certificate: N/A Pictures: For Best Results - Please include pictures (Up to 4 per post). How do I post images here? Extra Info: Full Vehicle history, good tyres, personalised 'ZX-280' plates, original cassette player. Contact Details: PHONE: Mat 0409569463 Email - melbournecustompaint@gmail.com For Photos - (photos are not uploading to this forum) http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/campbellfield/cars-vans-utes/1983-datsun-other-coupe/1111241579
  5. Anyone interested??? Normally $195 ea Only If there's enough interest we'll do a run of these to keep the cost down will be needing to do a run of at least 10 left and right sides Payment via bank deposit only Price will be $125 ea plus postage if we reach the quota Post your interest or email us at automotivepanelcraft@gmail.com Only available on this forum and email.
  6. Model: 240z Required Location: Sydney Required Price and Payment Conditions: $ 42888 Cash in hand, bank cheque, paypal (Has to be face to face) Item Condition: Excellent Body: Body is great condition, it still has the shine and looks great, need to see. Mechanical: Running, weekend driver. Registration: Full NSW registration and engineered with L28 Engineers Certificate: Yes Pictures: Yes lots of photos on my site website leads to malware or carsales Extra Info: Have known this car for 15 years, was purchased fully restored, poored over $25K in the last 6 months on the engine and drivetrain, all new, rebuilt and bulletproofed. The car presents very well. Contact Details: Mobile 0403739979 or through the Forum Let me know Thanks
  7. Hi Guys, I'm in the market for a 240/260z coupe with preferably minimal rust and a working engine in it. I know this sounds like a lot but if anyones got a rolling shell + an engine I'm happy to talk about that opportunity too. I'm fairly new to all this, never owning a z before. If anyone has a rolling shell + Engine and gearbox ready to go, please pm me to educate me how to get that running. Thanks heaps Andy
  8. An original used condition filter box, paint has worn in some areas and has surface rust. Its structurally sound. Located in Alberton, Adelaide South Australia. PM for more details Price: $50 neg Shipping: Yes at your expense Open to inspections can provide pictures and measurements. Thanks.
  9. Used condition, inside is still coated in a film of oil so no surface rust to clean up. Out side had surface rust but has been cleaned up and repainted (engine enamel) for storage. Paint has chipped/worn off in some areas so it needs a repaint (I'm a shit painter). No rust holes present always stored indoors. Located in Alberton, Adelaide South Australia. PM for more details Price: $50 neg Shipping: Yes at your expense Open to inspections, I can provide pictures and measurements. Thanks.