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Updated on May 06, 2012
PAGE 1: INTRODUCTION AND FIRST SHOTS
Picked this little gem up in mid March of 2010, took it off the hands of this real chill guy who didn't have the time to finish her up. When I got her she was already stripped inside and out which saved me some time but will be a little more confusing when i go to put her back together. I have big plans and i want to drive her to my college graduation in 2012. So far the work i have done is just cleaning and taking apart the interior, i got the fenders off and getting ready to do some serious work this summer. Comments and suggestions are welcome! This is my first project and I’m excited to get started for real.
Original Miles of ~ 80,000
Model 260z 2 Seater
L26 Motor w/ SU Flat Top carbs
This car was one of the lucky few that was originally outfitted from the dealer with a vinyl covering over the roof and back pillars, It also had some aluminum trim down the sides and around the vinyl top. That explains the marks on the sides and roof. I plan to restore it without any of these lovely features and do a nice streamline solid paint job. Not sure which color yet, Pure Black? 350z Blue? Help me pick!
Page 1: Introduction and First Shots
Page 2: Body, Wheel and Brake Work
Page 3: Interior and Electrical Work
Page 4: Engine and Drive train Work
Page 5: Inventory (Parts Waiting)
Page 6: Plans and Shopping List
Page 7: Month-by-Month Log
1974 Datsun 260Z
Left: My Two Girls Right: Messy Engine
Floors a little Rough But mostly interior just needs some cleaning and a little love.
Dusty Dirty Moldy
This car is in very nice condition for as much as I have seen so far, rust yes and some poor Bondo jobs here and there but nothing that can't be fixed. Interior is complete, very dirty and in need of a few new things here and there but not too bad. I can't say too much for the engine but it looks pretty clean and after a few hose replacements and a general tune should run fine.
Things Recently Done Before I Bought the Car
- NGK Wires and Plugs + Distributor Cap
- Radiator (4 cell)
- Rebuilt Carbs
Thanks for looking Check back for UPDATES!
Let me know how I'm doing.
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Hey I just bought a 260. So I am basically doing the same dance. You wouldnt believe the size of some rust holes that are in the floorpan. where did you get the seat cover kit?
great project. great ride. keep the pics and pages coming. 5*s. come by and check out my GT500. while you are there rate and comment. Thanks. pay it forward.
Good start on the Z. Check out on youtube, there is a 9 sec 260z with a RB26DETT in it. Also there is a 260z with an RB26DETT T88 turbo separate from that one that sounds like a V8 camming its ass off.
cool project good luck with it and kep us posted
Nice Datsun! I love how clean the engine bay is! Good luck on the restoral. I'm looking at restoring a classic JDM this summer.
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