Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Burnaby, BC
    Posts
    13

    Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    My father has owned a lot of cars in his lifetime, but he has always insisted that his S30 was the purest of driving experiences, despite it not being the fastest car he had owned. I've never had the opportunity to experience one first hand, this particular chassis aims to remedy that issue.

    We purchased two 72's from Austin, Texas approximately two years ago, they are twins in every way imaginable. The chassis that this topic is based on, is the one that required the least amount of work to the floors. Ironically, both of the front floors are shot, but this Z in particular happens to have a better rear section.

    I'm starting from scratch, I've torn it down and need to build it back up. I intend to build it as a street car with some interesting changes made along the way. I won't bore you with the teardown, it's the same with every car, rather, I will start from the bare shell I have now.

    We built a rotisserie to aid in the restoration, so most of the major reconstruction will happen on this piece of kit. Now for the interesting bit.

    Keep in mind, my father is helping with this project, but it's up to me to do most of the work. This is a project that is meant to test me on my ability to adapt to new situations and overcome. I'm 19, with one year of autobody school under my belt. I'm going to channel all of my experience and knowledge into this, and hopefully, it will turn out to be one of the nicest S30's in the GVRD (Vancouver etc.)


    Stripped and waiting to be placed on the rotisserie





    On the rotisserie



    Floors out with the help of my dad





    Stripping the undercarriage and the start of some more cutting.





























    And finally, tonight, more deconstruction. We have a parts car coming in to source better quarter panels from, they're going to be installed using factory spot weld points.


















  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    193

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    Dude this is awesome! I'm fascinated by body work like this at the moment seeing it's close to where I am. Amazing stuff, love all the pictures. The more details the better!

    Good luck with the build mate.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    ksa
    Posts
    5

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    He is a very good work that is building s30 from scratch,,, more than wonderful achievement

    I have a s30 Model 1977 I bought two years ago from the United States - California - Rozlevt, and shipped the car to Saudi Arabia. Car situation to run away Agency worked on some improvements on the engine

    I'll show her a picture soon

    Wishing you luck

  4. #4
    Administrator JNC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Socal
    Posts
    1,644

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    reminder there's no undercoating or rustproofing on the inner panels (of any old jnc)
    makes you wonder what's under the skin of some other nice z's or skylines ......
    -Matt

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    193

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    Yeah this is what worries me with my C110. I have a strong feeling the 1/4's will come off. $$$$.....

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Burnaby, BC
    Posts
    13

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    Thanks guys.

    The parts we needed arrived today, recycling is the answer!

    Going to mainly salvage the inner (wheel well) and outer quarter panels, as well as the front rocker panel caps.












    We are going to cut up the rest of the car into useful sections and store them for the future, the rear floors and roof in particular are really nice.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    193

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    That shell looks pretty nice!

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Burnaby, BC
    Posts
    13

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    Rust doesn't sleep! :twisted:

    The driver's quarter panel is off, now we have to take care of fixing rust and getting the donor panel off the other car.




























    :mrgreen:

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Burnaby, BC
    Posts
    13

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada

    Drove to Blaine to pick up the vented hatch that I've been looking for, came with the plastic ducting inside the hatch, missing the interior vinyl trim panel and the outside grilles, but it's in good shape with the vertical defrost glass intact.

    Payed $100 for it, getting the outside grilles will be easy, the interior panel... not so much. I'll post pics tomorrow when I'm at the shop.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Burnaby, BC
    Posts
    13

    Re: Fe-C / 1972 240z / BC, Canada








    Here is how the vents work for those that don't already know.



    Air that is rushing over the hatch enters from the vents under the window, it's sent into ducting that exits through the holes at the bottom of the hatch. What it does is create negative air pressure to suck humid air out of the cabin (green highlighted slot), as humidity is what caused a lot of rust in these cars (240z's).

    One of the other, lesser known extraction methods for humidity, was under the emblems on the quarter panels. On the inside of the quarter panel, there is a vent (welded on) that runs through the emblem hole and out. It works the same way as with the hatch, air rushing past the quarter panel sucks air out of the cabin. I've had many people ask me why Datsun put big holes in the quarter panels just for emblems, but the emblems were actually just a way to cover up the extractor. These do not exist on 1970 240's, the quarter panel emblems are a more conventional, flush mount type. I can only assume that they switched to the vented emblems when they realised how much cheaper they could make the extractor on the quarter panel versus a hatch with multiple special parts.


    Almost finished welding the flanges up on the driver's side tonight, looking really good.

Similar Threads

  1. 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
    By Kennymonster in forum Datsun/Nissan Garage
    Replies: 150
    Last Post: 08-04-2015, 07:05 PM
  2. 1972 240z Shell with parts car
    By clean_s30 in forum Datsun/Nissan Swap Meet
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 09:54 PM
  3. 1972 240Z
    By JDubble in forum Datsun/Nissan Garage
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-08-2013, 07:59 PM
  4. 240Z owner from Qc, Canada
    By SLCustoms in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-03-2013, 09:39 PM
  5. some pics of my 1972 240z , RB25det
    By lalit0 in forum Datsun/Nissan Garage
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-12-2010, 02:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •