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Well, according to Carl's website (zhome), the last '72 built was -100155 in 8/72. Series IV cars (1973) start at s/n -120000.

There are a number of cars in the registry with sub-120000 vins listed as '73's.

Actually, the Zhome site shows HLS30-100262 as the last 72 model reported. There may be others that Carl knows of with VINs later than that, but not on the list.

There are three cars listed as 73 models with VINs below 120000 (which is when Nissan says the 1973 model year VIN range began). All are listed as being located in Australia or New Zealand. The HS30 model was sold in those markets, not the HLS30 model. One of the VINs on the list says it is a HS30 and one is a partial VIN number - 11955?. That makes all three of these reported VINs questionable in my opinion.

Also, I'm not sure why you posted a picture of your door tag. I don't think anyone was questioning the accuracy of the VIN/build date you stated. I think Rich1 was just agreeing that Mike W's spreadsheet data was incorrect in his opinion.

-Mike

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I believe I have a backup copy from the last time it got messed up. Let me know if you want a copy of it Mike.

John

Could I get the backup copy for myself? Id like to save it on my own computer.

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I just restored the on-line spreadsheet to 8/29/10. This was the first correct version I could find in the history.

If you have made changes recently you might want to make sure they are in there.

You can save a copy for yourself by clicking on File>Export As> (choose your format here. I chose .xls because I have excel installed but you could choose .csv and open it in notepad.)

John

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I am kind of confused by the other entries. Mine is a 4/77 car with VIN 384896, yet there is a 3/77 car with VIN 385737 and a 6/77 car with 381610.

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It looks like the Online Registry of 240Z's (240) has been totally deleted. All the other tabs look OK.

This sort of thing has happened a number of times over the past few years to the 240Z tab. I hope someone has a back up.

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Unfortunately, I think even the back up's are corrupted. It was a good plan, but when people who did not know what they were doing started messing with sorting it, etc. it became a big, inaccurate mess.

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The original link works again, but unfortunately someone messed up the data again in the 280 section. The VIN column is shifted.

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Yeah, a while back I thought it was lost too. Then I started downloading backups to my desktop and found a restore feature on the website itself. Easy to restore but we lose any good changes since our last good backup.

Happy new year.

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I moved #979 to the correct spot. Just needed to insert a new row. Can you verify the build date though? 08/70 seems awfully late for such a low vin#.

Thanks,

John

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Has anyone checked Mike's registry lately? This Bring a Trailer post has a link to it. I followed the link and noticed that the names on the spreadsheet have been sorted alphabetically, but the other columns are still in vin order. My #4642 now has someone else's name next to it and my name is next to someone's '72. I don't know if this can be resolved or not. This registry is such a nice tool. I hate to see it corrupted.

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Wow, I haven't been on this site in years but I just got an email notification about this post. Having a registry seemed like such a good idea at the time but the fact is that it was just a public spreadsheet that anyone could edit, and worse, break either unintentionally or not. It would have been much better to have a form that people could fill out and submit their own data to a list that others could only read and not modify. I'd hoped that this site could offer a feature like that but however it's done it would require someone with web development experience which I don't have. Perhaps there are better tools out there these days that would make something like this easier.

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I don't have anything newer than that date, but that version was fairly recent. I just saved the file onto my computer, so if it ever gets lost hit me up. I also need to add the last '73 I bought to the list.

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It would have been much better to have a form that people could fill out and submit their own data to a list that others could only read and not modify. I'd hoped that this site could offer a feature like that but however it's done it would require someone with web development experience which I don't have. Perhaps there are better tools out there these days that would make something like this easier.

I believe one could create a form that feeds a spreadsheet in Google Apps. Might be able to keep the actual spreadsheet locked, only accepting changes from the form.

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The entire EditGrid site seems to have closed up shop.

Does anyone have an archived spreadsheet? This is a big loss, if no copy exists.

EDIT:

Here is a copy from November 2013: https://web.archive.org/web/20131128034951/http://www.editgrid.com/user/mlwilliams/Z_Car_Registry

Clicking on the above link only yields a very incomplete listing - or am I doing something wrong?

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That link worked this morning for me I didn't see the tabs at the bottom at first as they were black.

I feel like an idiot uploading this copy of the z car registry because I can't figure out the date on it. It does have the tabs across the bottom so has a fair amount of data. I don't know if the attached is copyrighted. Moderators, save my arse if this is copyrighted and delete it. Thanks!

Z Car Registry-1.xls

Edited by Mikes Z car

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