The following photos are of a car that was started under very tight budgetary concerns (it was a divorce recovery project) in that I couldn't afford a new anything on it. So this car started out with a large roll of 2oz mat and lots of resin (donated by a good fellow at a boat fabrication plant), followed by repeated trips to the salvage yard to find appropriate donor parts, and a Mustang motor from a previous car I owned. A credit card never came into the picture until I bought the transmission, and by that time, I was able to start purchasing a few critical parts here and there (Ebay). Thank goodness for tight budgets because the wait-for-money method of design lets one think a lot about a design before wasting money on first-thoughts that were originally bad ideas. So, with that little bit of background out of the way, let's see what was done.This '71 Datsun 240Z has a custom home-made fiberglass body that replaces all exterior sheet metal except for the roof and "B" pillar. Additional photos of the body and mechanical work done on this car can be found at BlueOvalZ Photo Documentation .The photos below show the car pretty much as it sits today. Originally it was designed and driven as a road racing vehicle. After a short racing career, and the lack of funds, it was retired to a garage for 9 years, at which point I decided to insure it, tag it, and drive it on the street.