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Thread: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

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    Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    After much waiting, I was able to save up for my dream car, and this one showed up at craigslist at just the right time. I picked her up in Santa Barbara this morning from the second owner who's had it since she bought it at the Datsun dealership in 1979.
    Despite being in really nice shape and having a freshly rebuilt engine two years ago, it had clogged injectors, and I had to limp her home. I replaced a few injectors this afternoon, and now am amazed at how quick it is.
    It only has 83k original miles. It's a 1977 280Z 4-speed. Best $2900 I've ever spent.
    This is one of the happiest days in my life, haha.






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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Looking good! Blue is a nice color!

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Wow, thats a minter!


    What are the two flaps that are popped up?

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_RSX
    Wow, thats a minter!


    What are the two flaps that are popped up?
    Access panels, one is for the battery.

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Build it in wm style please 8) Cool car man!And soon I will get 280zx so :tu: And that mini car next to him is cute!

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Finally finished the repairs, and she actually passed smog with amazingly low emissions. She received headlight covers to celebrate.

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    3k for that? Holy shit. People in the midwest would put that up for 6-8. Redic.

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Here's a pic of where I got it to before not being able to do anything on it due to a job that didn't really pay. At all.


    For a long time it sat parked due to a faulty fuel pump, and me being too broke to replace it.


    But after starting a new awesome job, the parts started being collected, and I was able to call on some favors owed me to start a full build on the beloved Z.
    Last week it went into the shop to start getting stripped down in preparation for all the stuff about to happen to it.

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    The tear down has commenced.

    This has been picked up, and will be color matched to the new color.


    Side trim and marker lights will get shaved, as well as the rear bumper. The slot in the rear will remain for a tow hook or tow strap.




    Some corrosion that was hidden by the trim and a previous respray/bondo job was revealed. This will be replaced with fresh metal.



    I need to pick up all new weatherstripping this friday as well as some smaller parts, and drop them and a new rear hatch off at the shop next weekend.

    I also picked up a spare cam cover to do something fun with.

    In the meantime, here's how she sits.

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    Re: Finally joined the JNC club. My new S30!

    Love the colour !

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