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    Default S30 240Z Datsun from Poland

    Hey guys.
    Here's some pictures of the build-up of my car. I bought it in 2010, in November. It's a Datsun 240Z built in 1972, first bought in 1973. The car had it's engine shot and the floor was mostly rust covered with silicon kind of ish. Interior was also in bad shape. The car was originally white with dark red interior so I decided to keep that combo - with a twist.
    It took me half a year to get where I am now working day by day on the car. Here's what was done so far:

    Engine:
    2.8 liter block bored 0,2mm and fully rebuilt with dished pistons, cleaned round top Hitachi carburators with fresh 20W oil, new gaskets, K&N oil filter, fresh paint on block and engine cover, custom exhaust with CherryBomb Turbo muffler, R200 limited slip differential with 280Z mounts and mustache, 5 speed manual gearbox, Centerforce clutch.

    Body:
    New floor, and some body panels, every other body part repaired, removed antenna and emblem holes, front and rear bumpers modified and painted, FairladyZ emblems, BRE duck tail, Xenon front air dam with cooling duct holes, ZG fender flares, clear headlight covers, H4 headlights, clear front indicators modified to work as positioning lights, clear front side markers, new mirrors on door. Color is Spectrum White Pearl.

    Interior:
    Fresh roof liner, repaired trims and new gaskets, screws, pins, dash cracks repaired and dash half cover installed, OMP Brands Hatch seats, roll bar, Nardi Torino Classic steering wheel and hub, Nardi Classico gear knob, Nardi handbrake lever with custom leather boot, Sparco Reflex pedal set, new floor carpet and Z logo carpets, new speedometer line and all bulbs. Some stereo system on it's way too including Nakamichi player and speaker box as taillight cover.

    Suspension and wheels:
    Hayashi Racing 501 meshies with rotors powder coated gold, custom aluminum caps, front 15x8 ET 0 with 35mm spacer, rear 15x9,5 ET -38, no spacer, tires BF Goodrich G-Force Sport 225/55/15 front and rear,
    Tokico adjustable struts, unknown coils, fully adjustable hight, front suspension spacers, pillow mounts with adjustable camber f+r, adjustable camber aluminum bushings f+r, polyurethane bushings everywhere else, Cusco rear stabilizer bar, front brakes swapped with bigger diameter brake rotors and 4-pot calipers, Goodridge steel brake lines, suspension parts powder coated gold and black, front and rear strut bars.

    There's some more things that I can't remember now. I'll update it eventually.
    Pics:

    After I bought the car - it looked OK but boy what a mess of a car it was:



    The rebuild process:













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    And then the (not yet really) final results:





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    The car now sits lower, especially at the front and I am still putting the interior back together, so no pictures of it yet. It still requires a lot of work and attention but it runs so I can call it a success anyway

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    Here's aome recent shots of the car:









    Any comments and suggestions are welcomed!

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    B e a u t i f u l !
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    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Very Nice!
    Julio
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    Wow... I'm amazed. That is one beautiful Z!! I'm lovin' the interior!
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    Fantastic - how do those seats sit? Great decisions all the way around!
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    Did you buy the car from a guy in Texas?? It really looked like a car that belonged to a frined of mine who sold it to the guy in Texas.

    I like what you have done to it. Very nice!!

    Marty

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    Thanks a lot for all the comments guys! I bought the car in Germany but it had "Z Club of Texas" stickers on it. I'd appreciate any information on my car's history, so if you could point me to someone who knows this car it would be great. Thanks a lot!

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    You have done a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusbo View Post
    Thanks a lot for all the comments guys! I bought the car in Germany but it had "Z Club of Texas" stickers on it. I'd appreciate any information on my car's history, so if you could point me to someone who knows this car it would be great. Thanks a lot!
    My friend confirmed that you have his old car. He bought it in Austin Texas and drove it back up here. It lived in the suburbs of Chicago for a number of years. He used it mostly as a track day car and did high speed, on track autocross with it. Check out my gallery and you will see pictures of our cars at a track day at Road America in Oct. 2005. http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...cat=500&page=3

    He sold the car to a guy in Texas so he could buy a vintage race Z.

    It's a small world!!

    Enjoy the car, it looks great.

    Marty

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    Oh that's awesome! Thank you very much for sending this pictures and getting me in touch with your friend / previous owner! I'll definitely reply and wright some more about my car's story as he asked me to. Thanks again!
    Tom

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    The car looks amazing!!!

    I was chatting no later than yesterday about classic car in Poland with colleagues - I was in Tychy & Krakow this week So it's good to see some Classic Z around!

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    This thing is gorgeous!

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    Simply PERFECT!

    I think the tail muffler can be turned around end to end, 180 degrees, and tucked fully up into the space behind the wheel.
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    Thanks guys! The seats seat pretty good in the car but I had to make custom mount brackets to make them fit. Also, because of the rollbar the passenger seat is a little more forward that the driver's but there is still enough space.
    The exhaust... I don't know why but I somehow I started to like it the way it is. I bought it like that and only cut the tip because it was bent downwards. It also has a chrome tip added now.

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    Here's some more pictures, I hope you'll enjoy!








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    Yep, that's my old beast! Would love to know how it got there, it's had a pretty rough, but fun life. Enjoy!
    Bill Oakes
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    Hey Bill! I will tell you all I know, I just need some spare time to seat and write. Thanks man!

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    Hey Gusbo

    Where do you live in Poland. I am from Belgium but my dad lives is Poland, near Rybnik.

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    WOW.......this is a FANTAZTIC "Z", the stance is perfect,white and red looks Zuper Zexy........thanks for the eye candy
    Last edited by 72 OJ; 04-18-2012 at 01:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusbo View Post
    Thanks guys! The seats seat pretty good in the car but I had to make custom mount brackets to make them fit. Also, because of the rollbar the passenger seat is a little more forward that the driver's but there is still enough space.
    In case "qusbo" returns... it might not be the roll bar stopping the passenger seat from going back. The original passenger seat tracks on do not allow the seat to go as far back - as the drivers side does. I've ran into this on several 240Z's - I usually just install a set of driver side seat slides on the passenger side.

    FWIW,
    Carl B.

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    Looks really nice, I love how you did the interior.
    Current:2011 370Z 6mt with simple mods
    Starting my 240Z project

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    I wonder where he found the wheels... Love the original BBS's with the covered lugs..

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    Nice looking car. One comment- I have a spare motor on my shop floor that has the same air filters. They do not appear deep enough to permit air horns to fit. These are supposed to enhance air flow at higher rpm's. Do you know if they are in there?

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