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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:30 am 
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Had the opportunity to have a look underneath the car i checked out today. looks pretty fine. there is some rust here and there as usual, but it looks good. Have to negotiate about a price. if it's ok i'll buy it and then i'll talk about my plans :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:55 am 
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Update: Just bought the black Z for a really good price (the parts are worth more than 10 times the price i'll pay for it :D) will pick it up within the next 1-2 weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:21 am 

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Yeah congrats mate,well done!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:02 am 
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thanks for your tip stev! :tu:
The car looks shit, but is in great condition compared to the car i have yet, which looked great, but is in shitty condition, hahaha :P


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:45 pm 

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:D :D
want to buy the bird,how much is it??incl. shipping?? 8) 8) 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:44 pm 
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if you weld my mirrors you'll get it for free - i'll ship it together :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:01 am 

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alllriight!!DEAL!!


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:12 am 
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I'm preparing a few things for the new coming into the garage so i got some new wheels to move around the "old" chassis:
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Installed:
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and car back on the ground:
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:49 am 

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I have spent the last 4 hours reading this thread. It is amazing to see this kind of work go into a car. Good luck and I'll be following closely.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:05 am 
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EmeraldPeanut wrote:
I have spent the last 4 hours reading this thread. It is amazing to see this kind of work go into a car. Good luck and I'll be following closely.

thanks mate, comments like this one keep me motivated :) :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:09 pm 

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JDMjunkies wrote:
EmeraldPeanut wrote:
I have spent the last 4 hours reading this thread. It is amazing to see this kind of work go into a car. Good luck and I'll be following closely.

thanks mate, comments like this one keep me motivated :) :tu:


Of course sir! Its great inspiration to some of us here in the states.

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:32 am 
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Jup, it has been a while, but today i bought a second 240Z for a really great price. it looks ugly but it was a real great deal :D i'll also get some more parts from this guy beloning to the Z soon. Mor information soon:

1) My friend Simon is loading the car and tying it safely :)
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2) while at home my old Z chassis had to leave the garage for better workspace on the new one:
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3) and here my new fairlady is safely at its new home in the garage:
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Even have some OEM seats and seatbelts :)
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and a complete engine with carbs and everything :)
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4) Last but not least i had to wrap the "old" chassis so it wont get wet during winter:
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I'll explain more on my plans soon. all i'd like to say is that both are genuine swiss 1972 240z. The main plan is to strip the new chassis and build one car out of these two with each part choosen from which car the part was in better condition. but we'll see. will be fun to explore :) Lots of updates will come again soon - the project is back in full swing :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:50 am 
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JDMjunkies wrote:
the project is back in full swing :)

good to hear that, good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:52 am 
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Started disassembly on the second Z today. This is how it started:
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Removed some Paint first where i saw some rust underneath. It's a real shitte homegrown paintjob whith a wrong build-up. Seems like the big amount of primer and/or Bondo underneath drew humidity and started to rust on the surface. well luckily only on the surface!
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Removed the taillight covers first which have been painted in a wrong colour also:
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Rubber-taillight seals are really brittly and weak but lucky me i allready have a set of new ones lying around :)
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and taillights uncovered:
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Next i removed the rear wing:
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And cleand up a bit in the trunk. theres a hole and some rust in the spare-wheel "bowl":
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Found this funky oldschool-sticker in the mess that was inside:
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Next i removed the driver seat which is soaked in rainwater, but otherwise looks usable when re-done:
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Also found a genuine but black painted datsun emblem underneath:
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Then removed the driver side door panel:
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And rear window which was only laid inside without rubber - easy task :)
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And this is how i ended up today. I feel like i know one or two things now from my first Z and that makes it all faster :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:00 am 
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Not one but TWO z's... Hot stuff.

Loving the thread. Will be keeping tabs on this one.

Keep up the good work. Interested to see what's underneath the black car

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:16 am 
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Good to see you've found a reasonable chassis mate. It's always interesting peeling back the paint and trim to see what you've found!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:13 am 
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took apart a few more things this week and hopefully will have better progress tomorrow:
1) Started with the taillights, which were installed with about 5 different types of screws :P
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and out they are:
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2) removed the interieur cover around the inner light (Above c-pillar)
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3) Next on the list was the dashboard front piece thingy:
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At one point i was curious about how bad the paintjob is so i started chipping the paint of wih a small spatula. it was so much fun and easy, spent about 1,5 hours just chipping of old paint with a spatula - here we go :D
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well, hopefully i'll be more productive next time and get some more serious stuff done *lol*


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:33 am 
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Just a short update:
1) Pulled out the roof liner:
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looks ok underneath:
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2) I love the fact the new car came with alle the stuff like OEM-seats, and seatbelts. even if the need quite a bit of love to look shiny and work properly again :D
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and out they are:
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3) while cleaning the car a bit i found this wasp's nest inside the drivers door :D
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Aaaaand we're underway again!
Good to see :D

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:40 am 
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31GUN wrote:
Aaaaand we're underway again!
Good to see :D

Yess sir :D Haha, thanks mate. im happy too. progress has been far to slow during the last year and i've planned to buy some nice parts and work on the car during next few months then i have to see how i continue. i think i will make one car out of two ;)


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