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    car-part.com is a super resource. I can't even tell you how many things I've gotten off that site. Database of all US junkyards "good" inventory.

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    I have no clue as to where this Z is at. Not much worth saving here.




    1972 Datsun 240Z
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    I'd snag those slotted mags. And that roof for a donor project.

    1978 280z - "Victoria"

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    Thanks for the tip on getting the picture on the posts I feel like a idiot it was pretty easy but just couldn't find it. I went to EZpull & save in New Ringold, Pa today and no 280z they did have a few 300Zx's and one 280ZX but nothing earlier. Wow it's amazing how these pictures of these cars in the yards makes us Z lovers cringe. Anybody know of a 280 in or near eastern Pa please let me know. Thanks

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    Depending on what you need (you might want to post that...)

    65 miles to Elkton, MD...Paradise Auto Parts...280Z
    128 miles to Pine City, NY...Rubin Auto Parts, Inc....280ZX (some interchangeable parts)

    Try them.
    Bigoak

    '71 240Z
    '77 280Z
    '87 300ZX

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    Check this one out:
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    Check this one out:
    Yeahr, that's a members car, can't remember his name.

    Chris
    -73 240Z HLS30-171039
    -66 Roadster SPL311-05204

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    Check this one out:
    Quote Originally Posted by 2 fast 2 Z View Post
    Yeahr, that's a members car, can't remember his name.

    Chris
    Yes Chris, it is a members car. I think he lives in Thailand. Or somewhere in the general south asian vicinity. He fixed it up very nicely if I remember correctly.
    ***PREVIOUSLY OWNED***
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    Default And the winner is!!

    http://sites.google.com/site/stevepa...-gt-u-datsun-z


    The car was saved, and lived happily ever after!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    Check this one out:
    Quote Originally Posted by 2 fast 2 Z View Post
    Yeahr, that's a members car, can't remember his name. Chris
    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyRock View Post
    Yes Chris, it is a members car. I think he lives in Thailand. Or somewhere in the general south asian vicinity. He fixed it up very nicely if I remember correctly.
    From the looks of the cars in the background (Volvo, BMW, etc), I would have thought the pictures were taken in Europe somewhere and not in Asia. In fact, I got these pics from this French Z-car website: http://240z.free.fr/index.php?/category/20 (It looks like they have pulled a few pics from this thread as well!)
    Steve

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    Well it was a beautifully warm day here in St. Louis (low 60's) and i had a chance to go to The Z Junkyard! The yard is in Imperial Missouri and is called "Z Works" it is amazing how many Z there are there, The owner has well over 50, 240z/260z/280z/280zx/300zx's on his lot, not to mention two barns full of early z parts (I got a '74-'78 Calandar clock today!) anyhoo here are some pictures, the lot is a little overgrown... over the summer its tick central!






    -most these Z met their end by st. louis winters, super mega rust!!!
    -Forza 3 BRE 240Z -Also have other Z designs, Xbox Live Gamertag: Pleiner87
    -1972 240Z HLS30-056708
    build date 11/71, 904 White/Red Interior, Driving Project
    -1972 240Z HLS30-053015
    build date 11/71, 918 Orange/White Interior, Sold & Mostly in boxes

    IZCC Number #14990, Gateway Z Club Member

    I saw this on Mythbusters... and i'm pretty shure it blows up...

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    Saw this one listed on Ebay in the Houston area:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...3A1|240%3A1318
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    Found an old album with these in them.......

    My very first 240Z that was creamed after after only three weeks. If I knew then what I know now I would have "liberated" some of the interior and front end....or at least bought it back. But when your a teenager that $4,000 insurance check looks to nice.
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    1970 240Z HLS30 00797 White / Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by mally002 View Post
    Found an old album with these in them.......

    My very first 240Z that was creamed after after only three weeks. If I knew then what I know now I would have "liberated" some of the interior and front end....or at least bought it back. But when your a teenager that $4,000 insurance check looks to nice.
    Yeah, looks like there were a ton of good parts left on the car, Mally. The rear glass with vertical defroster also looks like it was still in good shape.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    From the looks of the cars in the background (Volvo, BMW, etc), I would have thought the pictures were taken in Europe somewhere and not in Asia. In fact, I got these pics from this French Z-car website: http://240z.free.fr/index.php?/category/20 (It looks like they have pulled a few pics from this thread as well!)
    No, it's from Malaysia. Here's the thread.
    new Z owner from Malaysia... Hi All!
    Talk about bringing one back from the grave!
    ***PREVIOUSLY OWNED***
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    HLS30-01704
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    - Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyRock View Post
    No, it's from Malaysia. Here's the thread.
    new Z owner from Malaysia... Hi All!
    Talk about bringing one back from the grave!
    Yep, it sure is...... there must be a lot of European cars imported to Malaysia. It's great to see that he's restoring the car!
    Steve

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    Really **** seeming so much there laying rusting away, that can be saved easily, with some work, there are to much in the US, but very rare here to find.
    Cool car you got there mister, is it yours? Yes i build her ground up....

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    A few more Datsun pics...
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    Heh... Bullet holes... and not the stick-on kind either.
    '71 240Z, Because any fool can drive fast in a straight line.

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    Wow!!! Those last B&W photos are incredible. Could you e-mail full res versions to
    s14silvia@comcast.net please?

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    I was flying with my uncle in a Storch out over the desert between Tucson & Phoenix about a year & a half ago. Those planes can maintain altitude while flying extremely slow & low to the ground.

    Out in the middle of the desert was a '68 (I think) white Mustang just sitting alone, on state owned land, w/o a road in sight. It was a very similar scene to the black & white B210 pictured above. We flew around it a little but couldn't land to get a look at it. You wouldn't believe how many cars are out there, doing nothing but sitting.
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    Any photos? ^

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    My claim to fame is.... After 3 years of restoration I finally got the 72 240 out on the road
    sans windshield... 40 mph and 30 mile an hour head wind made it a bit breezy...

    My trailer options fell through and I wanted to get the Z to the body shop for undercoating. With any luck the Z will be really on the road this summer.

    Jay
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    Do we have a junkyard thread for Z's yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by five&dime View Post
    Wow!!! Those last B&W photos are incredible. Could you e-mail full res versions to
    s14silvia@comcast.net please?

    I agree. Those would make great desktop wallpapers, if a high-res version was available somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    Saw this one listed on Ebay in the Houston area:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...3A1|240%3A1318
    you know there was a similar z for sale in houston but all the windows were broken from the hurricane that went trough houston. it look almost exactly like that one. right down to the it was sunken into the ground. i offered him 400bux for it because i really needed a parts car asap!!! he look at me and said i need 2000!!! TWO THOUSAND!!! i said, really!?!?why??? was one of the first 240 to roll off the assembly lines in the US??? you have the original window sticker??? all he said was, well its a 71 240z they are rare...after that i just turned around and walked away... its probably still sitting there rusting away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    A few more Datsun pics...
    The pic of the blue 280zx is a bit disturbing and left me wondering about the well being of the occupant(s). The B&W shots are suitable for framing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by five&dime View Post
    Wow!!! Those last B&W photos are incredible. Could you e-mail full res versions to
    s14silvia@comcast.net please?
    I'll have to try to find them over the weekend. In the meantime, here are some non-Datsun junkyard and out to pasture sportscars:
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    That post makes me wheep (especially the Aston) ^ Amazing photos though!!! Reminds me of that show "Chasing Classic Cars" with Wayne Carini
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    Quote Originally Posted by =Enigma= View Post
    I was sad to see a 95% complete and definitely restorable 73 get sent to the crusher. It appeared to have a new gas tank, but had a big hole in it from the junyard guy's crowbar. Looked fixable to me. There's wasn't a dent on the entire body except for the one mangled front fender, and very little rust. Anyone looking for a 73 shell would have loved to find this one. I believe they also crushed a 98% complete 260Z with an L28 in it. What a waste. And the stupid Pick&Pull doesn't allow cameras. WTF!!!!
    Why are you still alive; you didn't throw yourself into that crusher to save it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    I'll have to try to find them over the weekend. In the meantime, here are some non-Datsun junkyard and out to pasture sportscars:
    That last one looks like a fixer-upper.
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    Bryan, you didn't tell us Rolph totalled his 510 back in the day

    BTW, my dad and I also pulled a bunch of parts from a damn nice 72 at our local yard. It was so sad to see that they ruined it placing it up on steel wheels under the floorboards

    He got the doors, the rear bumper, rear hatch and some other misc. stuff.
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    This so-called '69 240Z looks like it's listed for sale at $1,100.00 (need to click on the 'Project Cars' link and go to 1969 to find the price). Obviously not a '69 and not even a Series I car for that matter. It's either got to be a Series II '71 or an early Series III '72 car, judging by the rear hatch glass with vertical defogger. Looks like she's out to pasture with a lot of other old cars that are for sale.

    http://www.classiccarssite.com/image...J69Z2DRHT.html
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    This little Z was rolling yesterday, today a pile of mangled flattened metal. Not even the vin or door plate was readable/locatable. Not that you can tell from the photo, but the sugar scoops are metal...
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    Eh... That can be buffed out ^

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    All these old cars, if only they could talk, the stories they could tell.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
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    Default Z Con 2009 San Antonio Junkyard Pics

    Pics courtesy of Zlady
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    Hey OverdriveX!!

    Used to live in Belton before moving up to CT. You "ain't lyin',"
    that Gulf Coast salt air can eat up a car almost as fast as road
    salt up does up here.

    Wanted to comment on our mutual interests: we also have a
    14-month-old yellow lab female we will be breeding in a few
    months. She has nearly 40 champions in her background, show,
    field trial, 6 best-in-shows, her grandpa was a natl. champion..
    1969 Z.CAR (#00013 10/69) since 8/30/76
    1969 ITSA.Z (#00171 11/69) since 8/24/73 28K mi
    1970 (#01905 2/70) since 1/24/11
    1970 (#06289 6/70) original owner
    1971 (#19851 1/71) sold
    1975 280Z (#01343 1/75) mint original
    1971 PL-510 2dr (our 160Z) since 12/31/75
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    This so-called '69 240Z looks like it's listed for sale at $1,100.00 (need to click on the 'Project Cars' link and go to 1969 to find the price). Obviously not a '69 and not even a Series I car for that matter. It's either got to be a Series II '71 or an early Series III '72 car, judging by the rear hatch glass with vertical defogger. Looks like she's out to pasture with a lot of other old cars that are for sale.

    http://www.classiccarssite.com/image...J69Z2DRHT.html
    You got it, that's a later '71. The flow-thru air outlets on the quarters
    started around VIN #21000 (2/71), while the vertical rear window defroster went thru about VIN #60000, going to horizontal around 1/72. Could be a very late '71 build~very early 72 reg, but very low probability.

    Ever see a former Airborne/Ranger cry? I did when I saw all those pix of Z's
    on the junkpile, and even more when I heard that a lot were crushed. Up
    here in the Northeast a lot of those would still be on the road, and you
    seldom find one of any condition, however poor, in a wrecking yard.....

    You guys west of the Mississippi have got it made, wish I was back in TX....

    All Z Best,..................Ranger Rick
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    Hey all,

    Up here in Ontario, good luck even finding any Z in a u-pull yard, and if happened to call or stop in on the right day, get what can, cause by the next day it will look like pirranhas got to it. Many yards already have a "secret" list of names and numbers to call if one happens to come in, getting on that list is tough.
    Back in the mid 80's I "had" a 74 260 (kicking myself now) and the u-pull had a whole section for Z's, I was like a kid at Xmas, a supply of fusible links that seemed endless(had an electrical issue).

    Anyways, seems you have to be quick up here.

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    This one looks too far gone..... Dan, Is this a typical example from what you have to choose from in Canada?
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    Hey Steve, I want the "DATSUN" windshield tint strip!!! Hey Arne, cancel my order!

    Did you take that picture? Do you have a high res version of it? It would make a fun poster... I could take it out to the garage and threaten my Z, show it what happens to little Z's that don't behave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 260zCaliCar View Post
    Hey Steve, I want the "DATSUN" windshield tint strip!!! Hey Arne, cancel my order!

    Did you take that picture? Do you have a high res version of it? It would make a fun poster... I could take it out to the garage and threaten my Z, show it what happens to little Z's that don't behave...
    No, I didn't take the picture. Here's where I found it: http://americandreamcars.com/1972240z100507.htm
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    Thanks... Is that a joke? $800? It would be fun to send a guy out there to inspect that thing just to see the report he would write.

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    Yes, that is a joke. Check out the Series I on the link below, it's a much better deal for a Buy-it-now price of only $275.00:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsu...mZ160370423011
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    Here's a junkyard 4 miles north of Denton, TX that has some complete Z-cars for sale including a 260Z G-nose:

    http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Cars/Car...%20Datsun.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    Here's a junkyard 4 miles north of Denton, TX that has some complete Z-cars for sale including a 260Z G-nose:

    http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Cars/Car...%20Datsun.html
    Hey!! I just found this place myself a few weeks ago on my my OKC trip to pick up my most recent addition to my Z car family. They are right next to a drag strip also. Browse their site...they've got some REALLY cool old cars on their lot!! Too bad they were closed when I was by there...they are only open M-F I believe.
    '70 240Z - HLS30-08215 - Production Date 8/70
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    And the fact that they want an arm and leg or left nut for everything
    HLS30-217804 6/75 "The Unnatural One"

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    Here's a few more in the bone yard:
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    The first two pics of the blue Z are from the Wangan Midnight movie, so they are fake, only meant to look like a junk yard find. I doubt you would never find a complete Z like that in a boneyard today.

    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog...nganmidnigh03/

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    ^I am glad I am not the only one to catch that. Could you imagine an S30 that nice in a junkyard like that!!???

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    This poor Z had a very heavy Cadillac dropped on her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    This poor Z had a very heavy Cadillac dropped on her.
    So sexy that the Caddy couldn't help but mount her...
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    While taking my Mom back to her home after Christmas I spotted a Z in a auto wreckers. I pulled in for a quick look and found two, a series 1 and a series 2. As the family was waiting in the car I did not have much time to look them over. Of course no camera, I even forgot to check the vin number. I will be going back in Jan so will check then. It is a shock to find a S30 in a auto yard around here let alone two. I did manage to pick up this for $20 while I was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    While taking my Mom back to her home after Christmas I spotted a Z in a auto wreckers. I pulled in for a quick look and found two, a series 1 and a series 2. As the family was waiting in the car I did not have much time to look them over. Of course no camera, I even forgot to check the vin number. I will be going back in Jan so will check then. It is a shock to find a S30 in a auto yard around here let alone two. I did manage to pick up this for $20 while I was there.
    Only $20.00, that's a great price, especially since it's all intact. If it turns out that the motor is operational, then you got a steal! I've been looking for one of those for a while now.

    When you go back in January, please be sure to take some pics and let us know what else you find.
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    More important than the motor is the condition of the white nylon spool shaft. If the shaft is intact, that's a rare part indeed.
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    You guys are killing me!
    I don't remember the last time I saw a Z in a wrecking yard or a field,
    and I'm talking YEARS! I did see a green '72 on the highway about 5
    years ago, though.
    Some of those cars you've shown would be considered reasonably
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    More important than the motor is the condition of the white nylon spool shaft. If the shaft is intact, that's a rare part indeed.
    Arne: yes everything is intact and works. It had the rubber gasket as well, but it was split and I seem to have lost it somewhere between taking it off the car and home. It was on the series 2 car and was easy to remove as the rear quarter was cut away. I did not have any tools with me but it was just hanging by the chrome nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    While taking my Mom back to her home after Christmas I spotted a Z in a auto wreckers. I pulled in for a quick look and found two, a series 1 and a series 2. As the family was waiting in the car I did not have much time to look them over. Of course no camera, I even forgot to check the vin number. I will be going back in Jan so will check then. It is a shock to find a S30 in a auto yard around here let alone two. I did manage to pick up this for $20 while I was there.
    So, I finally make it back to the wreckers. Here are a couple of photos, the yellow one is a late series 1 vin 19081 (started life as a green with brown int) and the orange one is a 72 vin 128042. I was able to get the splash pan off the 72. As well there was a Porsche and a Simca there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    So, I finally make it back to the wreckers. too.
    Where is that wrecker located.
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    Quote Originally Posted by back-to-zcars View Post
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    Just outside of Prince Albert

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    Looks like a 73 Laguna behind the Porsche, looks to be original paint too.

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    Here are some pics of Zs in junkyards & elsewhere:
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    I saw this 2/72 in a front yard in Napavine WA on the backroads heading home from a drive to OR. No motor, no trans., no title and picked it up for $60.

    Some decent parts here for me and I'll part the rest out cheap to help out fellow members in need. Forward payments and the like.

    I5 auto wreckers in Chehalis had a 72 that had some really nice pieces on it a while back. I picked it over pretty well as did some others.

    I was there recently picking up some Kia Sportage seals and saw a 280zx turbo they had just gotten in. I did not have my camera with me then (2 weeks), but it was in pretty good shape very complete. The folks there are a bit gruff and overpriced on some things, and then really low on others. You just never know.

    Always on the look out..........

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    From a Z Car/Datsun shop in Ocala Fl along route 301
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    I found these searching around the internet a while ago.

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    Some ZX's from the same location.

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    I think the best thing about that photoshopped image is that the story just doesn't add up.

    Regardless of condition, even if it were beat, the forensics don't add up. Nobody in their right mind would take off only two of the Watanabes. And their is really no reason for it to be on top of a VW bus. I don't know that the VW would hold up that clean.

    Unfortunately, Speedway auto and Sidewinder are both gone. The old man with the cool sideburns that ran Speedway got sick last year and eventually died of lung cancer. They were trying to figure out what to do with the cars and things are still in limbo, from what I understand, but it is not open to the public as of right now.

    I heared from one of the employees at Sidewinder, about a year and a half ago that the railroad was looking to expand and the city was forcing them out.

    There is a really nice Z yard up in Estes Park. My brother and I went to school with the owner's daughter. He sells everything from parts to complete cars.

    There is another boneyard up by Speedway called Elliot's Auto that I would always hit up when I went out to Speedway. They are still around and they informed me about Speedway, last summer. I'll miss going through that place if they don't reopen.

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    And that 2/72 rolling -motor/trans = jealous. That's a lot of car for three Jeffersons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBonds View Post
    ........Unfortunately, Speedway auto and Sidewinder are both gone. The old man with the cool sideburns that ran Speedway got sick last year and eventually died of lung cancer. They were trying to figure out what to do with the cars and things are still in limbo, from what I understand, but it is not open to the public as of right now.
    I heard from one of the employees at Sidewinder, about a year and a half ago that the railroad was looking to expand and the city was forcing them out.
    There is a really nice Z yard up in Estes Park. My brother and I went to school with the owner's daughter. He sells everything from parts to complete cars.
    There is another boneyard up by Speedway called Elliot's Auto that I would always hit up when I went out to Speedway. They are still around and they informed me about Speedway, last summer. I'll miss going through that place if they don't reopen.
    I was saddened to hear about Bill Renoad's passing after I read Dave Bond's posting back in June. He was the long time manager of Speedway Auto Wrecking and he was always very fair with me on the parts pricing. I bought a few parts off the blue 280Z with the white stripes shown in Post #6 of this thread (Speedway is also the same place with the pics of the '72 that was eventually crushed on Post #1 ).

    I went by Speedway today after an appointment I had in Greeley and it was all closed up. I also went to the yard to the west of Speedway -Erie Auto Salvage and bought a set of tail light harnesses out of the green '71 there (I've been looking for a good set for quite a while now). I spoke with the owner Ken Miller and asked him about Speedway and he said that the owner, Mr. Cochran sometimes opens it up on Saturdays, but the yard is still in limbo as Dave Bonds mentioned.

    Here are a few pics I took with my camera phone today of the green '71 while I was out at Erie Auto Salvage today before the tail light harnesses were pulled:
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    This is for sale in the Philadelphia area. Send me a PM and I'll hook you up with the seller.
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    I saw that one on CL last night. What do you know about it?
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    I get e-mails from the ZCCA site through my role as assistant director. I got this and passed it on to a number of people and then this thread came up.... I wrote back and suggested they post in the classifieds here but then, like I said, this thread came up...

    My father has a 1970 Datsun 240z that is basically rotting away in his driveway. He always talked about restoring it, but I think it is beyond repair at this point, and now he seems to hope that someone might buy it for parts?!
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    Would totally buy it if it were anywhere near me...
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    San Diego guy wants an East Coast rust bucket? Wanna trade cities?

    Looks like it's now posted in the classifieds.

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    Here are some more pics from my visit to Erie Auto Salvage yesterday, an orange '71 and a blue '73:
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    I found two 240z, one built 1/71, and the other was a '73. Two 280z coupe, and a 2+2. FWIW, I put their respective vin numbers on the picture file name.

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    I wonder if the turbine wheels on the blue 280 are worth saving? They were all there. Also on the '73 there was the gas expansion tank still bolted on... I am definitely going back tomorrow for the bucket headlight on the 280 with the turbine wheels. I placed it on the 280 to make it look good for probably its last picture taken.
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    All these pictures brings tears to my eyes, to think of all those nice hatch doors being crushed when one can be used on my running Z really saddens me. I am in a bind since I can not find any Z's in the scrap yards up here in Toronto Canada.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Decoy12 View Post
    I found two 240z, one built 1/71, and the other was a '73. Two 280z coupe, and a 2+2. FWIW, I put their respective vin numbers on the picture file name.

    I wonder if the turbine wheels on the blue 280 are worth saving? They were all there. Also on the '73 there was the gas expansion tank still bolted on... I am definitely going back tomorrow for the bucket headlight on the 280 with the turbine wheels. I placed it on the 280 to make it look good for probably its last picture taken.
    The unibody shell on the 1/71 240Z looks pretty solid. My understanding is that 1/71 cars are Series I 240Zs. Someone should try to buy the shell and restore the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    The unibody shell on the 1/71 240Z looks pretty solid. My understanding is that 1/71 cars are Series I 240Zs. Someone should try to buy the shell and restore the car.
    That shell was picked dry, but it looked complete and straight, the battery tray was clean. However some dingo seemed to cut out the rear end as to remove the tail lights in one piece? So I felt when I saw that.

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    I found some more Z's at other yards today at two other yards. Most had been picked through (The 2+2 was all gone, minus the shell of course) except for the last 2 280Zs, that had only been there since the 15th and many good parts were still in there. The blue 280z had some nice wheels.

    Why would anyone repaint the Lime colored Z's and why are they in the yard? Like before, I put the the car's vin in the picture's file name.
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    The car in picture #3 is only 268 cars higher than mine. It's the closest I have seen to mine.
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    Here are some Out to Pasture & a few Junkyard Zs:
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    My understanding is that 1/71 cars are Series I 240Zs.
    Some are, but some aren't. There are even a few that are mixed with both Series 1 & 2 parts. You'd need to look at it closely to decide.
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    That orange one looks like it can be saved!!
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    Indeed, that orange '73? is complete and worth saving. The 2 next to that one have been on CL for a while, I guess the owner doesn't want them to be crushed which is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetreesteve View Post
    Here are some Out to Pasture & a few Junkyard Zs:
    I have a brother that would get me parts out your way, did you find any of these at a salvage yard recently. I know the orange one is a salvage yard. Also ware at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmcforester View Post
    I have a brother that would get me parts out your way, did you find any of these at a salvage yard recently. I know the orange one is a salvage yard. Also ware at?
    The orange car is in Las Vegas and the owner is asking $3,500.00 for it; here's the link: http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/2357053436.html

    If you are looking for parts and your brother lives in or near Colorado, there are some yards here that have 240Zs with some good parts.
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    Ya I know that's how I restored my first Z in Colorado. Some of the guy are a pain out their when it comes to letting you get the part.

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    Hello All,

    Pick-A-Part Ontario: I went to the yard again to get minor things and saw a new 240z (built: 11/72) and one that had been there a while (built: 3/71). Both were very fruitful cars.

    The orange one had a complete power antenna and a reclining mechanism cover with the screw holes intact, but it had a crack in the middle. Are any of those worth saving?

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    I'd take the antenna with a pointy end. Also a good hatch-shock can fetch good money like on the orange one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmcforester View Post
    I'd take the antenna with a pointy end. Also a good hatch-shock can fetch good money like on the orange one
    Hey AJ, I went back for the antenna with the pointy end, it seems intact by I know they are notorious for breaking and parts to rebuild are hard to come by. They actually both had them, but the grey one had the mast off of the main body. I went back to get the tail lights off of the orange one, but as I got there someone was walking away with them...

    FWIW: The Orange is HLS30-132059 and the Grey is HLS30-26075.
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    That's how it goes sometimes. I got the parts you sent ready for Sunday's plating

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    Today I hit the yard again... looking for a vented hood off of a 280z... did not have luck finding one in good shape. Found a few 280z's (one a 2+2) like I am used to, but I was very saddened to see a 1970 240z in the yard (first pic)! HLS30-10460... It has mostly been picked through, though the body is straight. I thought all 1970's had the "2400" valve cover? This one had the regular "Nissan OHC". Vin numbers are in the picture names, as is my custom.

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    I think if someone is willing and/or able to save that 1970, that would be grand. If I remember correctly the build date was 9/70. It is actually red underneath the flat black. It is all there except for the hatch lid. Just thought it is a shame to see such an early car go to waste!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decoy12 View Post
    I think if someone is willing and/or able to save that 1970, that would be grand. If I remember correctly the build date was 9/70. It is actually red underneath the flat black. It is all there except for the hatch lid. Just thought it is a shame to see such an early car go to waste!
    Michael, I think it's great that you have found so many Zs in the California junkyards near you and have been getting the serial numbers. I agree with you on the '70; if the junkyard has the title, it would be worth saving. Perhaps the next time you go by the junkyard you could take some more pics of the '70 and also find out if it has a title, because I 'm sure someone here would be interested in the car.

    As far as your 2400 valve cover question is concerned, it's my understanding that only the first 5,000 240Zs or so were equipped with them and they stopped making the covers about the same time as the optional automatic transmission was first offered. My son and I have a 2400 valve cover in my garage that I think we will hold onto for a while!
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    The pictures are all saying " save me from death "
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    The 4th picture with no fenders is painted blue but was originally orange looks like. I sold a 71 240Z (I wish I had kept it) back in 1985 in Sacramento Calif. that was orange originally but the new owner painted it blue and then I lost track of it. It had bondo on the lip of both rear wheel well arches. Can't help wonder if that is the car. Mine was an 8/71 (HLS30 38XX) (might be missing a zero) with no mods that I did.
    Yes I hate to see them in that condition. Some cars I see in the JY I think good riddance but not a Z! I would enjoy getting another one to work on, not sure where I would put it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes Z car View Post
    The 4th picture with no fenders is painted blue but was originally orange looks like. I sold a 71 240Z (I wish I had kept it) back in 1985 in Sacramento Calif. that was orange originally but the new owner painted it blue and then I lost track of it. It had bondo on the lip of both rear wheel well arches. Can't help wonder if that is the car. Mine was an 8/71 (HLS30 38XX) (might be missing a zero) with no mods that I did.
    Yes I hate to see them in that condition. Some cars I see in the JY I think good riddance but not a Z! I would enjoy getting another one to work on, not sure where I would put it though.
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