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Barn Find 71 240Z Restoration

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Hi every one. Im back with another 240z. This one is a beauty! Minimal rust every were except a bit in the floor. Its been inna shed for close to 20 years under a big old tarp. It got pulled out 10 years ago and pulled apart then stored again because of the previous owners wife haveing a bad car accident.

Any ways.. im the lucky one that the guy decided to reluctantly sell it too.

Ill keep you all updated as we go. Heres some pics of the z and were it was stored

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Hi every one. Im back with another 240z. This one is a beauty! Minimal rust every were except a bit in the floor. Its been inna shed for close to 20 years under a big old tarp. It got pulled out 10 years ago and pulled apart then stored again because of the previous owners wife haveing a bad car accident.

Any ways.. im the lucky one that the guy decided to reluctantly sell it too.

Ill keep you all updated as we go. Heres some pics of the z and were it was stored. Came with alot of parts of 3 other 240s aswell.

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Nice find, let me know what the chassis no. is so I can add it to the collection. The other parts you got, were those cars scrapped?

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Agreed, great find! Will happily buy the parts you don't need ;)

Will keep all parts till im finished.

Theres 2 set of tail lights, 2 hatches, 6 seats, and heaps of other random bits. Gauges, trims, lots and lots of chrome bits...

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Will keep all parts till im finished.

Theres 2 set of tail lights, 2 hatches, 6 seats, and heaps of other random bits. Gauges, trims, lots and lots of chrome bits...

Hey drifta, I sent you a PM earlier (when I posted in this thread), asking about a few parts that I needed, the main being a hatch.

 

So I guess what I'm saying is, let me know when you're ready to sell the hatch, I'd love to buy it.

 

Cheers,

Rick

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Hey drifta, I sent you a PM earlier (when I posted in this thread), asking about a few parts that I needed, the main being a hatch.

So I guess what I'm saying is, let me know when you're ready to sell the hatch, I'd love to buy it.

Cheers,

Rick

No worries mate. Ill see how i go. They both have a small amount of rust.. so ill use the best one obviously. But ill sell some bits in a few months i guess

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A few update pics. Just over 3 months now.. with a few holidays in between.

New

shocks

Bushes every were

New brake pad, seals, shoes, slaves

New brake booster

New clutch m&s

New steering column bearing

Not much thats not new now.

Hopefully in another couple of months shes registered. :-)

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nice to see anothe Z in the area

...were you the chap who pulled me over in your

van?

anyway, good luke with the build - looks great   :) 

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A few update pics. Just over 3 months now.. with a few holidays in between.

New

shocks

Bushes every were

New brake pad, seals, shoes, slaves

New brake booster

New clutch m&s

New steering column bearing

Not much thats not new now.

Hopefully in another couple of months shes registered. :-)

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Interesting hatch repair method, did you get much distortion doing it that way? I'm guessing it needed a skim of filler?

No distortion as the lip was double skinned and tacked on first. Then the top skin was tacked on at random points to minimize the heat. And yes.. and weld/patch work need a layer of filler... ideally id buy a brand new hatch.. but cant find them. Also would buy new doors and new gaurds.. but cant find them/get them in Australia unfortunately. In trying to organised heaps for parts from the usa in container.

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In trying to organised heaps for parts from the usa in container.

I'm trying to do same thing actually. With doors, bonnets, hatches, steel wheels, roofs etc..

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nice to see anothe Z in the area

...were you the chap who pulled me over in your

van?

anyway, good luke with the build - looks great   :)

 

Hay mate!! Yes yes i was the fella who flaged ya down!! About a week after i saw you i picked this up.. had no idea i was gonna get it when i saw you!

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I'm trying to do same thing actually. With doors, bonnets, hatches, steel wheels, roofs etc..

Do have a conection over there? Ive got a guy looking into it for me

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Do have a conection over there? Ive got a guy looking into it for me

 

I have a couple, but the problem is getting them to get organised and give me a list of inventory and let me know what they are willing to sell me. :D

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