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    Default Hello from Z dreams

    Just joined CZCC yesterday. I'm located in southwest Michigan, where very
    few remember what an early Z looks like because they have turned to rust, have long ago been crushed, and sent to China for scape.
    But I have a surviver found in an old factory.Bought it for a C-note and dragged her home. She's complete right down to the book in the glove box, but with plenty of rust.
    My Z is a72, HLS30 8765 totally stock" cept" for the 5speed.
    I'm thinking of getting a body shell and start building. any thoughts?


    Thanks

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    Welcome to the club. Z's are great, fun cars.

    Look for as rust-free an chassis as you can find, unless you have sheetmetal/welding skills. Otherwise it can get pretty expensive.

    Good luch with the car!
    Julio
    1972 240Z (in-progress, 95% complete)
    CZC# 15388

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    I located a 73 shell. same as a 72?

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    Close enough. Not a big difference between those two years, body-wise.
    First & Third owner of HLS30-00721
    B. 01/70 D. 03/12

    New owner of HLS30-15653
    B. 12/70 D.

    Frank in Houston, Texas

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    Welcome to the club! I'm down in Indy and we have a pretty good club here if you need help or advice. Keep us up to date with progress and post pictures! Utilize the search function up top for tons of information. Good luck.


    carl
    HLS30 00333
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    If the VIN really is 8765, its not a 72! more like about a 08/70 build date, makes it a 71. Check the drivers door jam ID plate to get the build date and get back to us.
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    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z dreams View Post
    Just joined CZCC yesterday. I'm located in southwest Michigan, where very
    few remember what an early Z looks like because they have turned to rust, have long ago been crushed, and sent to China for scape.
    But I have a surviver found in an old factory.Bought it for a C-note and dragged her home. She's complete right down to the book in the glove box, but with plenty of rust.
    My Z is a72, HLS30 8765 totally stock" cept" for the 5speed.
    I'm thinking of getting a body shell and start building. any thoughts?


    Thanks
    Welcome Z dreams. Please put up some pics so we can see what degree of rust issues you are dealing with. I possibly can help you source a shell or the parts to repair yours, not too far from your location. Yep, we all know about rust around here.

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    Welcome to the club! If it is infested with rust, there are plenty of shells out here in California that you can purchase and use your current as a donor car. However, if your car is fixable, or you have the emotional attachment to it that many of us have, you can stick with it
    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
    '70 240Z - HLS30-19927, History in SCCA CP & Trans-Am, ICSCC CIP, IMSA GTU
    '77 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera - Black on black
    '13 Subaru BRZ Limited - Daily Driver

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    Welcome to the board and welcome to the Datsun family....
    "May the traffic be light and the curves be tight."

    "72" 240-Z
    "02" E46 M3
    "05" S40 T5
    "02" Honda Passport

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    sorry zKars, the vin is 87-TWO-65, and no biuld plate on the door jam.

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