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KEN & MARY GT-R-KPGC110 replica

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Through a good friend of mine, I found out about a GENUINE one owner 1973 Datsun 240K GL 2 door coupe in white with only 51,000k’s on the clock and the history to prove it! This will be the perfect basis for a GT-R-KPGC110 replica, most commonly referred to as "Ken & Mary". Until the car arrives from QLD, this is the only picture I have

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I searched high and low for the right car; I have been all over the country trying to find the “right one”. I almost gave up hope until I found this car. I am a very meticulous person and although it won’t be a fast build, I can assure you that it will definitely be a quality one! The car has never had an accident and never had any repairs done which is what drew me in. It’s not museum quality but it is a well maintained 240k with a genuine history and I believe that it is the perfect starting point for a GTR rebuild. The owner, who is now 91, bought the car brand new in 1973 from Nissan and has done a fantastic job keeping it in such good condition. He was sincerely distraught when he was signing over the papers but I assured him that I’d give it a good home.

Here’s a picture that I took while I was in QLD finalising payment and paper work.

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The car will be picked up tomorrow by the logistics company and should be here on Friday. The plan is to enjoy it a little before I take it off the road for a full restoration.

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Congratulations on such a good find and welcome to the club.

It seems like you have a top example of a 240K, is it auto or manual?

There's lots of guys on this site doing G.T.R clones, myself included.

Maybe your car is a little too good to convert into a G.T.R, it seems a shame to cut the "sail lines" on the back for

flares, but at the end of the day it's up to you. Good Luck and remember to post plenty of photos as we would

all be interested to see.

Edited by 240KtoGTR

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Woo great find looks like a lot of the hard to find parts are all there, Good luck with the build. Will be a good meet when we all finish our cars LOL.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the positive comments. I will take a heap of photo's when it arrives from QLD (it just got picked up). It's currently auto, but i'd love to convert it to a manual. As for the GTR clone, the car is very clean and it'd be a shame to see it go down that path but at the same time, it's one of my dream cars so i'm kinda divided on what to do. I'm not going to be rushing into anything and as I said, I want to enjoy it a little before I take it off the road for a full resto, so I still have plenty of time to make a decision.

Cheers

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the positive comments. I will take a heap of photo's when it arrives from QLD (it just got picked up). It's currently auto, but i'd love to convert it to a manual. As for the GTR clone, the car is very clean and it'd be a shame to see it go down that path but at the same time, it's one of my dream cars so i'm kinda divided on what to do. I'm not going to be rushing into anything and as I said, I want to enjoy it a little before I take it off the road for a full resto, so I still have plenty of time to make a decision.

Cheers

If you want one to Convert to GTR, that is a good solid base let me know because i would be very keen to swap (With Cash Your way) a good car thats not to good to cut up for a great car that is to good to cut up.

I have been looking for a mint stocker to keep that way for some time.

And have some GTR tail lights i can throw in as part of the deal....

any way good luck and have a think about the above!

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If you want one to Convert to GTR, that is a good solid base let me know because i would be very keen to swap (With Cash Your way) a good car thats not to good to cut up for a great car that is to good to cut up.

I have been looking for a mint stocker to keep that way for some time.

And have some GTR tail lights i can throw in as part of the deal....

any way good luck and have a think about the above!

Hi Mastadd240K,

I appreciate the offer but I had been trying to find a good clean original 240K and luckily I’ve found it. I will be keeping it as it’s one of my dream cars, just undecided on what direction I’m going to take with this car (GTR MOCK or restoration), I won't be selling anytime soon but if I do, I’ll be sure to keep you in mind. I wouldn’t be interested in a trade because I know that I’ve got one of the best examples there is and my OCD won’t allow me to have anything else but the best. I’ll keep you all updated when it arrives and of any progress.

Cheers

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would love to see alot of detailed pics of everything, so lucky to find this gem

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Australia...soon to have more KPGC110 GTR's then japan...

ah well...least it's not going to rust or be crushed like the majority of 240k's have surely suffered...even if it is hacked up

gl with it...

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So it arrived today and had a proper chance to look over it with a mechanic mate.

The original engine is running quite rough (was fine in QLD), needs brakes and carbies need a rebuild. This has sped up my decision to take it off the road and restore it without driving it around as is.

Plans for the build are:

*Rebuild L24 from ground up with Webber carburettors and a lumpy cam.

*Convert from auto to manual (if anyone can help me source the bits I need for this, can you please pm me)

*Respray in white

*240 K Manual centre console

*GTR guards

*GTR spoiler

*GTR grill

*GTR badges

*GTR trim highlights (silver instead of woodgrain)

*GTR steering wheel

*New carpets

*restored dash pad (this one’s cracked)

*Wide Wantanabe with low offset (keep hubbies for shows etc)

I’ve taken some quick close ups from my phone so excuse the quality.. I will get some better pictures once I get a chance.. it only arrived this afternoon and as you can see it’s NOT a museum car and is in need of restoration.

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As you can see no rust in the floors which is great

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Interior is perfect..

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Some may think I paid too much or too little but at least it’s in genuine original condition. Overall I’m reasonably happy and doubt I’d have found cleaner anytime soon.. I know my plans will disappoint many people but at the end of the day, it’s another classic on the road that’s been saved from the scrap heap and will get nothing but the best parts and service. It’s my car, I have always wanted an old GTR and I’m sticking with an original style build. I won’t be putting an RB26 or anything like that (although that’d be awesome) it’s not what I want or how I envisioned it to be (I’m an old skool kinda guy!)..

Edited by MR 240K

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*240 K Manual centre console

I think you will find a manual console is the same, except it has a "boot" instead of the auto shifter

Nigel

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I think you will find a manual console is the same, except it has a "boot" instead of the auto shifter

Nigel

Ah well that's one less thing! Perfect.. thanks for that!

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Any pics of the low side of the doors and from around the rear windows. Those where the parts that worried me from your earlier pics.

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Any pics of the low side of the doors and from around the rear windows. Those where the parts that worried me from your earlier pics.

I’ll get some pics soon of the low side of the doors and around the rear windows. Suprisingly those areas aren’t so bad.. they are the “usual” areas but aren’t that bad.. once it’s fully stripped down, then it’s true identity will be revealed.. I appreciate the support and interest; I’ll endeavour to keep you all updated on its progress..

I am going to start looking for either a set of triple Mikuni's or a set of triple Webbers , other bits I may need help sourcing are the GTR replica bits.. Anyone have experience with the AeroDesu parts from OTOMOTO? How’s the quality? Anyone recommend any other brands or places?

240K coupe fibreglass flares (KPGC110 GT-R style)

http://otomoto.shop033.com/p/4260886/aerodesu-240k-coupe-fibreglass-flares-kpgc110-gt-r-style.html

240K coupe fibreglass rear spoiler (KPGC110 GT-R style)

http://otomoto.shop033.com/p/4260887/aerodesu-240k-coupe-fibreglass-rear-spoiler-kpgc110-gt-r-style-.html

KPGC110 GT-R replica grille to suit 240K

http://otomoto.shop033.com/p/4260888/aerodesu-kpgc110-gt-r-replica-grille-to-suit-240k.html

I’m also trying to track down the lettered skyline badge for the rear garnish, there’s one on eBay but it’s missing the pins and he wants $220

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I’m also chasing the Skyline rear quarter badges.. can anyone clarify which ones are correct

THESE

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mujitra/6363395931/

OR THESE

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300646031759?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Edited by MR 240K

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http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m96121326 (Note that this a normal skyline badge, GTR have black in the centre of the writing) This has passed through a few times but they can either go for 5~25k depending on condition

The 2nd qrt badge you posted is for a c10 and not c110.

This is the cheapest one atm and hardly find any cheaper than that http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e125687021

Other option is buy through this seller and save postage but his badge is dearer but stock both you need and also has front and rear

http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c348610403

http://page21.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j167011500

http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v247292399

http://page22.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l117775864

no doubt you will ask how to buy this and your answer is this http://jessestreeter.com/ . I have meet him and been ordering stuff off him for 7+ years now and alot of people use his service. His other email you can use is dartsun75@gmail.com for orders. Just send the links to him and he will break down the cost and give u a qoute.

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Ah well that's one less thing! Perfect.. thanks for that!

...and I thought you were an expert on Kenmeri's...;)

There were 5-speed manuals on Gumtree last time I looked (a week back), one in Tassie, one here in SA. A manual conversion at least sounds like a sensible modification, but you'll need more than just the box obviously.

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http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m96121326 (Note that this a normal skyline badge, GTR have black in the centre of the writing) This has passed through a few times but they can either go for 5~25k depending on condition

The 2nd qrt badge you posted is for a c10 and not c110.

This is the cheapest one atm and hardly find any cheaper than that http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e125687021

Other option is buy through this seller and save postage but his badge is dearer but stock both you need and also has front and rear

http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c348610403

http://page21.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j167011500

http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v247292399

http://page22.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l117775864

no doubt you will ask how to buy this and your answer is this http://jessestreeter.com/ . I have meet him and been ordering stuff off him for 7+ years now and alot of people use his service. His other email you can use is dartsun75@gmail.com for orders. Just send the links to him and he will break down the cost and give u a qoute.

Perfect.. thanks for that, still trying to get my head around the whole Jap yahoo auctions.. I'm sure once I do, I'll have a cave full of bits like you!

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...and I thought you were an expert on Kenmeri's...;)

There were 5-speed manuals on Gumtree last time I looked (a week back), one in Tassie, one here in SA. A manual conversion at least sounds like a sensible modification, but you'll need more than just the box obviously.

Passionate, no expert and not claiming to be.. Simply knew i'd always wanted one and had searched high and low for a good Kenmeri or a old hako rep!

Thanks for the heads up, i'll jump on there now and have a look.. planning to take my time sourcing the right parts... On my to-do list is to head down to Otomoto and check out their GTR grille,spoiler and flares... Cheers anyway for the lead..

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