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    Default My new project: 1970 240Z

    Hey everyone!
    Just joined the forum last week, and so far it looks like an invaluable resource. You guys have so much info here.

    In any case, after a several year search, I finally found the car I was looking for- a relatively low mileage 1970 240Z, with not too many rust issues. My dad had a similar car (his was a '72), and this was the first car I ever cared about.

    I'm in the process of sorting out what needs to be done, and it's remarkable how many parts are still available. She runs, strts and stops great, so I'm going to hold off on some of the mechanical things for a while so I can enjoy driving it before I take anything major apart.

    Here's where I'm starting out:

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    Remarkably for a PA car, it's not too rusted out, and all of the original trim pieces are there. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me, but my plan is to take it to stock

    Another member here is helping me source steel wheels so I can use original hubcaps (I'm using the Z caps, which I know is technically wrong for the year, but I like the look of them better than the D ones).

    I'll keep you posted on my progress- ive allready started getting ahold of the interior pieces, and the cabin should be well on its way in the next couple of weeks. Also remarkably, all of the diamond trim is intact, so that's one job I don't need to do.

    Best to all of you!
    Andy

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    Howdy Neighbor! I'm in the burbs north of the city. Car looks great! Congrats!

    I'm no expert, but if you need help, give me a shout. I know some stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    I know some stuff.
    That's funny.

    Looks to be a great car you've bought. I have those same floor mats in mine.
    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    Thanks to both of you-

    @ Captain- please pm your contact info. Always good to know others in the area. There's a good guy down the street doing a 280z as well.
    Best,
    Andy

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    Andy - nice find. Thats a great looking car.
    Andy, Siteunseen - are those rubber floor mats still available? I'd like to get a set for my restored '71.

    thanks
    Hank
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    1971 - HLS3034789 (silver, L28,5Speed, AZC suspension, Wildwood brakes,etc) - oh so close
    1971 - HLS3023650 (yellow, third owner all stock) - resto complete and sweet

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    Hank- they came with my car, and I'm replacing them with regular mats. For sale cheap if you'd like them. Don't know if they're still available.
    -Andy

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    Thanks very much Andy - I sent you a PM.

    Hank
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    1971 - HLS3034789 (silver, L28,5Speed, AZC suspension, Wildwood brakes,etc) - oh so close
    1971 - HLS3023650 (yellow, third owner all stock) - resto complete and sweet

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    Andy - after two tries, it appears my PMs are not working - please email me at hfuchs@suncor.com

    Thanks

    Hank
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    1971 - HLS3034789 (silver, L28,5Speed, AZC suspension, Wildwood brakes,etc) - oh so close
    1971 - HLS3023650 (yellow, third owner all stock) - resto complete and sweet

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    Will do tonight.
    Best,
    Andy

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    Great looking car - a very nice find and it looks to be unmolested. Welcome to the group and we'll be looking forward to your progress updates. Be sure to share your VIN and build date in a future post.

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    I don't have the VIN here, but the build date is November 70.
    -Andy

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    Andy - another PM sent.

    thanks

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    1971 - HLS3023650 (yellow, third owner all stock) - resto complete and sweet

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    I've been feeling lousy for the past couple of weeks- sorry for the slow replies. I just responded.
    Best,
    Andy

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    That's a great looking car! Your story sounds much like mine. Finally found the one, enjoying driving it before digging into it too much.

    Have fun - I know I am!

    Dave
    1972 240Z (HLS3073884) Build date: 3/72
    Paint code 114 (Brown Metallic/Tan)

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