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Old 03-27-2010, 11:12 PM
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Because I was bored I guess... Or maybe because I just watched some Upright Citizen's Brigade... Nevermind.

Here's the car, owned since 2004, but nothing was done till 2008 when I began work on it. Most of the work was done completely by myself in my home garage, save the engine swap. Airjockie was invaluable both in supplying the engine, tools and technical knowledge for the transplant. Couldn't have done it without him. Well, maybe I could have, eventually... but it would have taken a lot longer and been a lot less fun.

Piece of crap before...


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On a second note, I'm looking to get my hands on a 240sx, engine-less or otherwise. Want to trade?
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Airj0ckey (6:31:30 PM): it's a bitch motor...you just slap it more to make it work harder
Airj0ckey (6:32:06 PM): but your treating it like a wife motor

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Old 03-27-2010, 11:20 PM
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Nice car!
My father had a 72 that got rear ended.. he just bought a 71 and were gonna be swapping all his parts over to it..
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:22 PM
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cool car.

i spoke to you at occ show/meet for a few minutes last summer.

how is the car rust wise? i might have a s13 coupe with sr20 id do a trade for.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:22 PM
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On a second note, I'm looking to get my hands on a 240sx, engine-less or otherwise. Want to trade?
Welcome to ONE. Your gonna get a ton of lookers here. Buncha Zed lovers.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:35 AM
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I love me some oldschool datsun.

Amazing paint and that's one hell of a looker.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:37 AM
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Yummy....
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:53 AM
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seen this car in person... very nice condition... chris is pretty cool himself. did you get around to the windshield swap yet? things a beast!
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:22 PM
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Nah, I've got the roof and windshield at Clay's. Once I swap that stuff in, there's no going back. I'll have to repaint the entire car. Not ready for that yet. Right now I'm working on upgrading the front brakes, and waiting for some stuff in the mail. Aluminum rad overflow to replace that awful plastic tank that I can't find a good place for, and a 240sx VSS for the gauge kit that's going in.


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i spoke to you at occ show/meet for a few minutes last summer.

how is the car rust wise? i might have a s13 coupe with sr20 id do a trade for.
The car was ok back then and got some attention, but like I had said, it looked good from far away, lol. That was before my engine swap to the turbo motor, before I painted up the bay. Also did a few more things to the exterior to clean it up. I'm also working on getting the vinyl back onto the shock towers.

My Z was from California, and didn't have any rust on it when I purchased it. Even after leaving it sitting in CT for a few years it only got a few rust spots. Those were cut out and patched. No problems lately, though I'm completely anal so I'm constantly looking for it. I was forced to drive after few snowstorms this year and ended up washing the car completely both times, below freezing, in the dark. My new neighbors now think I'm strange.

Unfortunately, the offer to trade it was only half serious. I'm pretty attached to this car, but I guess its possible. I am still looking for a 240sx, but as a DD/commute car. But that doesn't mean I'd use one as a complete beater. I'd show it just as much car as I show this Z, which includes regular rust checks. S13s are alright, I like the looks. But ultimately I'd rather have an S14. Why? because the body has better curves to go along with the S15 front, like Justin's car over thar. I saw a few over in Oki while I lived there, so I got attached to the style. As for engines, I have a cousin who bought an SR20 redtop w/tranny and harness for a 240sx that he never bought. Its been sitting in his garage for years doing absolutely nothing.
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Airj0ckey (6:31:30 PM): it's a bitch motor...you just slap it more to make it work harder
Airj0ckey (6:32:06 PM): but your treating it like a wife motor

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:51 PM
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I like. Zs always make me miss my Z
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:15 PM
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your car is sex
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