lonetreesteve

Junkyard & "Out to Pasture" Zs

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    Eric,

    You can also get a 240Z-style 5-speed shifter knob that looks just like the original 4-speed knobs (see pic below)I believe were stock on the old Fairlady Zs at Datsun-parts.com for $92.00 plus shipping (see pic below).

    Five speeds were also available in other places like the UK and Australia, so they also got the stock looking 5 speed knob for the 240Z. I made one of my own by gluing a 5 speed disc that Alan T sent me on to an old 4 speed knob.

    Here's a 1971 (built 10/70 if I remember right) I found in Quincy, Washington when I was on my way back from Yakima a couple years back. I pulled what I could -- gas tank,battery box area, driver's side door, gas door, filler tube, etc. but it got pretty late and the guy who ran the place was giving me that "Don't you know it's beer-thirty" look. I wanted to go back to pick up the uncracked windshield (he quoted me $10) and some other parts, but haven't had the chance -- it's about a 3 1/2 hr. drive. Probably gone now. If I had the room to store it and the time I would have had the JY owner cut the rear quarters out for me to save -- they needed work, but you never know might come in handy.

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    Thanks Steve for the link to Banzai Motorworks I don't have that one on my home puter. Wow 92.00 for a NOS shifter knob.

    Go240Zags. You brought up something I didn't think about. As in if I have the room I should get some spare panels and stuff that rust away. I can see it now I'll have my own Z junk yard in a short time.

    Eric

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    I remember that place being mentioned in a different thread some time ago. Don't recall if it was a Craigslist thing or epay.

    Most certainly a Z car purgatory. What a shame, what a waste (well, many shames and wastes).

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    uggh, why do all you people post your pics as attatchments and make me log in to see them :P

    Oh well, now that I am, I'll just link to this thread I made a long arse time ago. In retrospect now that I'm being all gay for format, I probably could have sized them to stretch the screen less, but hey, who wants to miss a few more millimeters of that goodness.

    Z car hell.

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    uggh, why do all you people post your pics as attatchments and make me log in to see them :P
    Because as attachments, they are hosted on the CZCC server, and are not dependent on any outside server to see. If Photobucket gets sold or goes out of business, all the threads with pictures hosted there will be worthless. But pictures loaded as attachments will still be here.

    You could do what I do - login and click the "Remember me" box. Never login again after that.

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    haha, I DON'T want to be remembered. ROFL

    As for P-bucket going down, I find that embedded pictures in tags are worth any potential headache, if and when it does. Plus I have contingencies anyway for my pics hosted on it...

    I suppose in the long term it's a better idea to put pics on atatchments rather than linking from random pages, but Photobucket's been good to me :)

    Edited by Danglybanger

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    I think it was from this ebay ad in this thread. http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29555

    Unfortunately we didn't attach any pictures. Kurt Walters should be able to confirm that since he got a free car in return for trailering another one from Phoenix.

    -Mike

    Of all places, I found the pics on this French Z-Car website: http://240z.free.fr/index.php?/category/20

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    I'm sure they've never seen so many decent Z parts cars in one place, so this must be like hitting the motherload to them.

    -Mike

    You bet! All those California Zs with not much rust... I'm sure a lot of our fellow Z brethren in the U.S. 'Rustbelt' or 'Saltbelt' feel the same way.

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    Judging from the license plates, this junkyard looks to be in California somewhere:

    ...I just noticed, the yellow 280's homemade buttress/tunnel window conversion looks like a fat chick spreading her legs and is ridiculous. I'm surprised it wasn't stuffed in the yard for rear end damage, considering the probable impediment to seeing backwards in general.

    But it's unique and stupid enough that I'd almost keep it, were I restoring the car, and just say goodbye to luggage utility. Something tells me that a spoiler at the rear would hide a lot of the ugly in the conversion...

    Edited by Danglybanger

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    Has anyone here ever thought of a "Z car rescue/location info clearinghouse" thread? I've seen more than enough people willing and able to travel even long distances with tools and band-aids, just to reclaim and preserve these ever more scarce and precious parts. How about a sticky thread for just such sightings? Somewhere central to go...

    I would gladly travel or provide location support for such deserving safaris.

    Just an idea...comments?

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    ...I just noticed, the yellow 280's homemade buttress/tunnel window conversion...

    But it's unique and stupid enough that I'd almost keep it, were I restoring the car, and just say goodbye to luggage utility.

    Actually, that is a fairly rare Pantera Conversion piece and if it were in good shape (which it appears to be), would be worth a good amount to the right person.

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    Has anyone here ever thought of a "Z car rescue/location info clearinghouse" thread? I've seen more than enough people willing and able to travel even long distances with tools and band-aids, just to reclaim and preserve these ever more scarce and precious parts. How about a sticky thread for just such sightings? Somewhere central to go...

    I would gladly travel or provide location support for such deserving safaris.

    Just an idea...comments?

    Good idea, Poindexter. Images of Z-cars just rusting away in the elements, just isn't right. These cars need to be saved or at the very least their parts need to be saved.

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    Wow!!! Lonetreesteve.... I wish I had my camera with that car. I would love to do some high quality images. Perfect background!!!

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    Good idea, Poindexter. Images of Z-cars just rusting away in the elements, just isn't right. These cars need to be saved or at the very least their parts need to be saved.

    I see a headlight trim ring I could really use! ROFL

    And like Zero Z, I too love photography, and if a car wasn't salvageable, at least it might make a great photographic subject.

    Edited by Poindexter

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    Uggghhh. It's making me sick. There is so much potential for great photography with that last image. One of the best I have ever seen

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    We just dont see z's in wreckers yards here, if I ever did it'd be coming home with me no question!! :laugh:

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