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Hello From Southern Oklahoma.

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I have been on this forum now for acouple of month but have not properly introduced my self. First and foremost thank you to all the guys and gals on here that have been kind enough to share their wealth of knowledge on our Awesome Z's. I purchased my beautiful '78 280z 2+2 March 2011 for a mere $1000. She runs, she drives and is all bone stock. Inside is actually pretty good black vinyl, It doesn't ahve a radiobut everythign is immaculate in terms of actually being THERE. So I was fortunate to work at a Dealership that got it in for a trade and i jumped right on it. Anyway I am from Ardmore, OK. and Have loved always to work on vehicles and this will be my official restoration. i am planning on Creating an original looking vheicle with a lot of newer upgrades like electronics and wiring and some mechanical upgrades. So thanks to everyone ahead of time for any help i may get.

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We don't see many 2+2's here, post some pics. Though I prefer the 2 seater that's a nice looking Z for the price. Nice color also.

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Ardmore is not that far from Dallas and we have a lot of active Z enthusiasts in this area. Perhaps you can bring your new treasure down to Cars & Coffee in Plano some weekend - it is always the 1st Saturday of the month at the BMW dealership. We would enjoy a bit of socializing with you.

Jim

http://www.zcluboftexas.org/

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Well thank you all for the warm welcome and i will definitely take you up on that invite jfa.series1. I am posting pics now... i took these and i will try to post in order of when i bought it, then the cleanup and how it it is now, thanks guys again.

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These pictures are before i washed it, This is what i say when i pulled into the dealership for work that morning...Love At First Sight.

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This is the Stock engine. Not Bad for a 33 year old car!

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This is the dealership I work at and i am lucky to have a great boss and facility to use when i can. So I washed and polished the mags and cleaned the interior. And this is the outcome in the sun.....

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I love the look of polished metal. I have a Craftsman 8 inch polisher that use for personal work and parts. Well i wanted to emulate the others on here and took off the valve cover and after about 6 hours of polishing and sanding and detail work this is the before.....

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And this is the after....

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And installed.....So Nice

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Like i said it took about six hours of sanding and polishing and dremel tool work and wet sanding and buffer pad changes and grease wax.....but the end result speakes for itself, it was worth everything. even if you only see it when i change the oil.....LOL

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Don't stop at the valve cover. Give that engine bay a good detailing. $1K huh.........I would say that is a pretty good deal!

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Thanks! I am excited about getting this thing off the gorund, i work so damn much tho that my weekends seem to be just me catching my breath from the work week but i am gonna put forth more effort to get my Z rolling right.

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