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Popeye - The 1923 Datsun 240Z Nissan Dodge Bucket Roadster Pickup

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This is a hot rod based on a 1923 Dodge pick up and using 240z running gear.



According to the ad - "This vehicle was fabricated by a Nissan dealer for shows back in 1974 to promote their business".

It appears to have an L-series motor with triple Webers, what I assume to be a 240Z Jatco 3-speed automatic gearbox and the complete 240Z rear end (suspension, diff and brakes). It even has a Z badge on the radiator surround.


It looks good for a rod built over 40 years ago.


I am not sure why the ad refers to a "1974 240Z" and a "2-speed automatic", but I think its a pretty cool car.


This video shows it being started up and idling -







Edited by GongZ

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Looks more like a Ford Model T AKA "T-Bucket" body to me than a Dodge body. The cowl, is more Ford like than Dodge, the body shape and short bed is very typical of T-bucket bodies.

Edited by Six_Shooter

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The cowls are completely different between the two. 



Source: I have a 1923 T-bucket Hot Rod... well, My grandfather does (was my uncle's, his son), but I've done a lot of work on it, both when my uncle was still alive and since.

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Son of Popeye?




Nerang, QLD, Australia

Ford 23 T-bucket has 300zx v6 turbo engine and 5sp manual trans, independent suspension with a 300zx rear diff assembly

Autronic ecu , with an Autronic R500 CDI unit, 1000cc injectors, twin plate Excedy clutch

19x10inch front tyres and 22x12inch rears

Twin waste gates , a 4 stage Peterson dry sump pump with a 14 lt oil tank ,

Nissan 300zx brakes front and rear Autometer gauges and much more high end parts

Over 250 Speedflo and earls AN hose ends with all hoses being s.s.braided ,turbo is a GT42r Garret unit.

all serious offers considered .




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