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Hey everyone, welcome to my project thread. It's been quite a while since I've made a proper post, me meaning not posting in the WTB Classifieds.

For once I have something thats now worth posting.

Back in May 5th 2016, my 16 year old self was immensely desperate to purchases a S30 as some might remember: 

https://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/14973-wtb-260z-project/?tab=comments#comment-178253

Since then I continued my search checking classifieds daily, and jumping on any S30 in my price range, as well as accidentally annoying a few people in the process that also being members on the forum. Four years has past since then, and about November-ish of last year I purchased a 1975 260z 2+2 that was crashed in a ditch by the owner, but was repairable and happened to be in good nick despite the light impact damage. The left guard, nose-cone, three piece stock front valance, front bumper and grill were severely damaged beyond repair, the left conner of the hood was mildly pushed in as well as the left support mount for the hood hinge. Since purchasing the zed I've replaced the left guard and bought a type 1 air-dam which is yet to be installed. Recently I took the zed to the panel beater's to be put on a chassis puller and to fix the hood. Got it back last week and she looks fantastic.

As for future plans I'd like to make some minimal modifications to improve handling, ride quality and to get just a tad more power out of the old l26 NA [nothing ridiculous, at 46 years of age the old fairlady may be a bit of cougar but she isn't slow poke either, To my surprise I learn't that while driving her back from the panel beaters.] Because I want to track her occasionally, as well as being a daily driver. As for short term plans in 6 weeks or more I plan on getting the hood and guard painted to color match the rest of the car, meanwhile i'm going to test fit the air-dam and fit the indicators. I'll post more updates as soon as I can, and ad more photos of how the car was when I got it. Any suggestions and advice is welcomed an appreciated.imageproxy.php?img=&key=89e1b23c09079654imageproxy.php?img=&key=89e1b23c09079654           

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Update 2: Paint

Hey guys its been more than two whole months since my first post for this project I did estimate an update after six weeks from the original post and have ..... well exceeded the time frame from what I first thought. me being a slouch aside from that significant progress has been made between than and now.

 

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These two Images below are of the guard damaged in the crash, I originally planned on using the silver guard as a replacement but the day after I dropped the car off at the painters, he called me saying that when the replacement guard was being prepped he found a F*** load of bog and would have to fab a repair panel at an extra expense If I didn't have a better guard or one that could me used as a donner which is fair enough, I told him that I had the guard that was damaged in crash which should suffice as the donner he needed to complete the repair he agreed and I brought it over, once he saw the damaged guard he went silent for a minute staring at it with complete concentration with a look in his eyes one could probably perceive as a glimer, the old fella looked up and smiled at me and said uh well mate to quite frank with ya uh I rather bash out this one because i'd be F***ed to cut it up and use it as a repair panel since its all rust free, just F***in leave it with me and I'll give you a yell once its all done.

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The results speak for themself.

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My to do list before getting her on the road is.

Install headlight.

Install guard indicator.

Install Indicators to Airdam.

Install Airdam.

Purchase Front bumper than install it.

RWC.

Rego.

Find a Insurance company that will Insurer a 19Yr old for the lowest price ......uh... hmm.

My to do list for the long term future. Not in order.

Install Coilovers.

upgrade control arms.

Install headlight covers.

upgrade braking system.

Replace bushings with prothane bushings.

Repaint engine bay.

Repaint engine block.

Polish engine tapid cover

Dress up engine bay cables.

Replace carpet.

Install Fairlady Z badges.

Purchase new wheels.

Install front and rear strut braces.

Replace guard indicators lenses with clear ones.

Either upgrade twin SU's to triple side draft Webers or to a EFI ITB setup

Prep and paint grill.

A possible full exterior respray(except for the panels I just got painted.

Fix cracked dash.

Fix cracked center console.

Install ashtray. 

Buy cassette tapes since AM radio stations are nonexistent 

Install custom full 2.5 inch stainless exhaus

Replace Steering wheel.

Upgrade diff to an LSD.

Upgrade Mustache bar.

Upgrade fuel system. 

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Like usual any suggestions and advice is welcomed and appreciated.

 

 

 

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