Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
CA Joe

Stripped '73 240Z body for free

Recommended Posts

I was doing a ground up restoration on my '73 240Z and just don't have time to work on it. I have a job that often has me working nights and weekends and even if I spent every day off that I had it would literally take me years to finish this project. Pick N' Pull will come and take the body away for me and give me $200 for it but I would hate for another 240Z to go to the crusher. I would rather give it away to someone for free that wants to restore it.

The body has a hole cut in the roof for a sun roof and I had planned to replace the roof skin with a wrecking yard cut that I got that is in perfect condition. I paid $200 for the roof but I'll include that for free also if anyone wants it. The body needs quite a bit of work done to it still to get rid of all areas damaged by rust. I had the whole thing sand blasted it and then primered it to keep any new rust from developing since I knew the resto would take awhile.

Here are a few pics. One of the car before the restoration started, one of the body that I'm talking about and a few to show the worst areas for rust repair.

I live in the Modesto area in the central valley of California. Let me know if anyone is interested. I would also be interested to know if you guys think I'm crazy to think anyone would want a body that needs this kind of work done to it and should just have Pick N' Pull come and haul this thing away to go to Z car heaven :(

Any advice is welcome.

post-19982-14150817684361_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817684916_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817685294_thumb.jpg

post-19982-1415081768556_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817685986_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So sorry to hear of your situation CA Joe.. I hope someone takes you up on this awesome offer! I'll put the word out to the members of the Z car club up here in Medford and see if there's any interest..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think I have a Interested Person, I am Here in OC

cesar280z - I just PM'd you. Let me know and I'll send you contact info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. Very generous of you. That's a nice shell, someone will make good use of it for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In a reply to an interested forum member I realized I didn't post a pic of another area of the body that needs a little TLC. I removed some of the sheet metal around the passenger side quarter window to get to good metal. The rust pictured is surface rust to be grinded off.

post-19982-14150817686273_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... and just so I'm not posting only problem areas. Here are some more pics of the rest of the body. The stuff you see on the inside around the spare tire well is not rust. It's rust colored media (sand) from the media blasting (that stuff comes falling out of every nook and cranny). The underside of the body is actually in really good shape as is the interior back hatch area and transmission tunnel. The driver side floor could use a patch near the front but doesn't need to be replaced like the passenger side did.

post-19982-1415081768687_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817687539_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817688135_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817688723_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817689301_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817689902_thumb.jpg

post-19982-14150817690508_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You had a really nice start on the project. I hope it goes to a good home.
Thanks. I do too. I think it's most likely destination will be the local scrap yard though unfortunately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cesar, I have a friend that may be coming from San Carlos to LA in a week or so with a trailer. He may be able to hook you up with a tow. Let me know if you'd be interested.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.