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Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903 - Resto

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  • #16
    Today I’ll show some up-grades on details and new parts I got installed.
    Next week I’ll be on Christmas holidays and then the assembling continue with another rhythm. We have some interior parts, and the rear windows…what a trouble…ahahaha….rubbers and more rubbers…I’m exhausted…ehehehe

    Let’s move on…

    New parts on the rear…Mr.Vitorino changing the washers to the new parts.

    Then we move into the gas cap…not finished yet…need the cover plated…will arrive soon.

    The vin plate…

    Now the interiors…they are the original ones. I decide to use them because they are part of the car and Loved the result…

    The kick panels got installed too. Mr.Vitorino just polished them…what a result!!!

    In DATSUN we trust!


    • #17
      Mr.Vitorino working!

      The antenna…nice to see it again on the car…

      The center console got the texture too and the result was great!

      To finish the day we decided to chenge all the rubbers from the rear quarter glasses…what a hassle…it’s a difficult task!!! Never thought it!!! Extreme detail on the system and then on the application…Mr.Vitorino was tired…but the result was good…

      By the end…

      A friend got the seats today…awesome work!!! Next time I’ll put some detailed pictures!!!

      Ready to Zleep…

      Mr.Vitorino and Mr.Vaqueiro the upholsterer.

      Hope you enjoyed so far…
      In DATSUN we trust!


      • #18
        Hi friends,

        Here I come again to show some updates ... because I'm on vacation Z is growing with another rhythm, but still go slow ... Mr. Victory is enjoying holidays ...

        In the last 3 days I have cleaned more pieces than in a year of restoration !!! bolts, nuts, washers ... clean, polish, paint ... the luck is that as I was the one who disassembled the car and got everything labeled... in the midst of my disorganization is not going far…

        At the moment I am waiting for the pieces of the galvanized process, they must arrive on Wednesday and unexpectedly I have to buy some pieces, I am missing two details that possibly the car no longer had, the central plate of the license plate and two black aluminium scuff plates that are in the inside the car. Possibly they were removed by the previous owner.

        The mechanics should come in January and until then we will build what we can !!!

        Let's go to the photos:

        After a cleaning and a polishing were very good! After it was applied with new screws and new rubbers, the old pieces were miserable.

        In this photo we can see the missing part ... Let’s see if I can find one quickly!

        I also installed the windscreen wiper motor. Tough task, I never thought it would take that long. I was afraid to scratch the car ... eheheeh

        The door locks were painted in the old car colour, I still thought of having zinc, but chrome is funnier and the result is very curious ... I like it !!!

        Here already applied ...

        In DATSUN we trust!


        • #19
          The Z hook was in need of a good turn ...

          They were like this ...

          Here applied on place...

          I opened two new parts ... the tailgate supports ...

          And along with new and original screw and washers ... here we have them in place.

          Rubber from the doors already in the place ...

          Cleaning the clutch pump, and polishing. I'm new to this, but it turned out well !!!

          Here it is already on the place...

          I started by putting some pieces inside ... the "dogleg" already there! There are a few details missing ... especially stretching the vinyl ... let’s see if I can do it myself !!!

          I put the first symbols ...

          I had to take out the spoiler, but the result was very good!

          Here is the original color ... it was black ... but it should turn to grey ... I've been cleaning it for more than 30 minutes ...

          during the day I was just treating some pieces and going to the car on the next visit .. maybe Sunday..

          I hope you continue to like the result, I would like to finish it before the end of January ... but it will be very hard.

          In DATSUN we trust!


          • #20
            Hello my friends,

            Some more parts intalled during this week! I wish I could finish it before the end of February…let’s see if it’s possible! Right now the issue is to assemble the engine and clean/paint the members under the car.
            The next task is prepare the car to receive the engine and ear box…I’ll take the hood and fenders again.
            Let’s see the photos…

            Relay…I don’t know where to install it…

            In DATSUN we trust!


            • #21
              New rubber a cleaning…


              The resistanse installed too

              Water bottle and the famous piece…


              Painted in it’s correct colour…


              Seats covers…it’s excellent…love the final result.

              First seat mounted…

              A picture of me seated on the new seat inside the car…

              New symbols…

              In DATSUN we trust!


              • #22
                Belt hooks…

                Brake pump got cleaned and polished,,,

                Final result..

                Getting ready on the engine bay

                Then…Datsun 1200 take me home….eheheheh

                Hope you enoy this good news!!!

                In DATSUN we trust!


                • #23
                  Hi everybody!
                  Today I bring fresh news!!!

                  During the last weekends we were working on the car…but some minor bad luck happened…we didn’t progress as we like!!! But bolt by bolt we are assembling the BIG puzzle!!!

                  At this moment there is a willfull rubber, the one from the hatch glass…it will go directly to the litter! I bought an original in japan and I’m waiting for it!
                  Then the doors…we didn’t finish the driver’s door because the inside locker is broken and we were unable to tune the door properly.
                  I’m getting bored with all these tasks…only adjustments and tunning and…and…and… too much time spent on each part!!!
                  The only goal that is keeping me excited is getting her to it’s original condition…and it’s almost done!

                  Let’s see the photos!!!

                  Plated and zinc parts…
                  The fuel filter stand is originaly painted black, but I’ll leave it zinc…it’s cleanerto the engine bay…I think!

                  New horns…before there were the giant vintage bosh…

                  New heater grommets…

                  Installing the door. New key lockers, new door handles, glass elevators and the main lock. This last one borke down. I suspected before the resto, that it didn’t opened the door properly!

                  New hood handle...the previous one wasn’t original and didn’t match S30!

                  New rubbers for hood handle and km mark.

                  Cleaning and installing the side markers.

                  Installed..they fit very well!

                  And left side almost ready…

                  Rear bumper installation! What an enormous task!!! 3 hours until the end!!! Too much parts, rubbers, guards, bolts, tune and so on…luckily everything is original and fitted well!!!

                  All the new parts…

                  The result before it goes to the car!

                  Before the installation we cover the sides with sphincter to avoid some scratches!

                  Annoying car said Mr.Vitorino...


                  And here is the result!!!

                  Seat in it’s place…

                  With a Zelfie I finish this report…

                  Hope you enjoyed all the results…next week some more news…I believe!!!

                  In DATSUN we trust!


                  • #24
                    Hi again!
                    Another great weekend!!
                    The Z is getting shape!!! And all the weekend was dedicated to it! Now it looks like a Z…I’m very happy with all the results! But it’s a hard car to work!!!Too many bolts and tunning around the parts!
                    I started with the lower and center valances, then the headlights and finally the surroundings.~
                    On the lights, my car is from 2/71 and had the 3rd series front, now I’m restoring it to the original shape. Now I placed the original Toshiba headlights and get rid of the wires excess, even the lamps!!! After a deep cleaning all went simple and clear! I’m waiting for the test…
                    About the grill, I’ll keep the original one, but I don’t know if I will put the 432 instead! But only for the aesthetic reason!

                    Let’s see the photos….
                    The sill plates were on the shop and I decides to install them! These ones are original, second hand, because the new ones from Nissan are just aluminium made, and these ones are covered with vinil with the same pattern as the seats and interior plastic covers!

                    The headlghts…before…


                    In the end….



                    The grill…


                    The headlights...and the gift…

                    Then work and pacience…ehehehehhe

                    In the end, only the right side of the car needs a hand…only tunning, but it’s a work for Mr.Vitorino…not me!!!

                    Hope you are enjoying so far!!!

                    In DATSUN we trust!