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And you left it there WHY????

Just can't stand to see that kind of thing, I hope this thread don't go to far. No offence but we love Z cars. WE don't wanna see 'em that way unless you're gonna save her from utter doom. She looks like she's got plenty of good parts left.

JM2CW

Dave.

Personally I love seeing these photo's because it's not a finished product. It's potential. You can look at it see what's missing and what can become of it. I know where to find a couple 280Z's and a ZX in central IL salvage yard. Not my style but I still plenty of parts left to part off them or even bring them back to life for someone.

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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/2008/12/10/new-wangan-midnight-movie-in-the-works/wanganmidnigh03/

-Mike

Those pictures are NOT from Wangan Midnight. The blue S30 at the wreckers in Wangan Midnight is on the ground, and you see the left side of the car, not the right, though IIRC there is a close up of the right side front brakes and strut. It is also a 2+2. If you pay close attention, you can see that the hood that was on the blue 2+2 in the wreckers was later used in the movie on the 2 seater (the actual Devil Z"), after the scene where it gets crashed, to be repaired... again...

Worst movie of all time, well tied with 200 MPH. The ONLY reason I did not shut it off after about 15 minutes is because it has the S30 as the main character car.

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There are a lot of private stashes here but there are no cars in the junk yards. I and a few others buy cars to part out but they are gettting hard to find.

Sounds like Z-Car Source of Arizona and others have bought up all of the old Z-Cars out of the junkyards in the Phoenix area. I guess the only alternative is to buy from a private party on Craigslist, etc. Nothing like an S30 that spent its entire life in the Arizona desert....I absolutely love my rust-free example!

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Sounds like Z-Car Source of Arizona and others have bought up all of the old Z-Cars out of the junkyards in the Phoenix area. I guess the only alternative is to buy from a private party on Craigslist, etc. Nothing like an S30 that spent its entire life in the Arizona desert....I absolutely love my rust-free example!

Yes. talked to a buddy of mine rebuilding a 260z convertible. Had one of the strut mount break and had to get one from Z car Source. They charged him $100.00. what a rip off.

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Here's a CL ad for 13 cars soon headed to the crusher in Waxahachie TX. The yard is willing to sell any of them "as is" but is not offering any part-out opportunities.

Z cars for sale

Jim,

That's a lot of Z-cars! No 240Zs but as the seller's listing mentions:

"Collected them for a while but now want to get rid of them. They range from Datsun 260Z to one Nissan 300ZX.

Come and take your pick for $1,000 Some maybe less. Call 972-935-9242"

I'm sure the seller is willing to make a deal and a buyer could purchase a car for a lot less than $1k.

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I visited the Pull-A-Part today on Buford Highway, looking for parts for my daughter's Camry when I spotted this 280Z. I was a little surprised because it didn't show up in their inventory. The hatch, inspection lids and some other body parts looked usable.

I also ran across a 1999 Kia Sportage and scarfed up two pieces of door weatherstripping for $2, plus $2 admission. I only found part of what I was looking for on the Camry.

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Jim,

That's a lot of Z-cars! No 240Zs but as the seller's listing mentions:

"Collected them for a while but now want to get rid of them. They range from Datsun 260Z to one Nissan 300ZX.

Come and take your pick for $1,000 Some maybe less. Call 972-935-9242"

I'm sure the seller is willing to make a deal and a buyer could purchase a car for a lot less than $1k.

Im headed there right now, just spoke with the owner, better move fast before they get crushed.

Robert

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Im headed there right now, just spoke with the owner, better move fast before they get crushed.

Robert

Robert, How did things go in Waxahachie? Were you able to buy any Zs?

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Whatever happened to Robert (jellroy2)??  Almost 3 years ago he was headed to Waxahachie, TX to check out 13 Z-cars that were for sale and we never heard back from him.

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Are you a homicide detective by any chance? Sure is fishy, his last post was right before he went there. Next step is to look at satellite images for shallow graves? LOL

 

 

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4 hours ago, hr369 said:

Are you a homicide detective by any chance? Sure is fishy, his last post was right before he went there. Next step is to look at satellite images for shallow graves? LOL

I'm not a detective, but I agree with you, it sure is strange that he was headed there to check out the Zs and we never heard from him again.

 

4 hours ago, hr369 said:
4 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Looks like that was his first and last post?  

I'll try a @jellroy2

I hope you are able to reach Robert and I I hope he's alright!  I'm also curious to find out if he bought any of the 13 Zs this guy in Waxahachie had for sale or if they all got crushed.

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On 3/19/2017 at 2:14 PM, Diseazd said:

My white 70 was rescued after being given up for dead in the Arizona desert!

 

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Guy's beautiful White 1970 240Z has as a great story behind it. Here's the link:

 

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