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'73 240 New Paint Job - Gt-R Red And All Black Trim

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    Here's a pic evolution of my '73 240z. Had it since 2012. Originally green, a recent paint and body has it looking great again. Check out the day I brought it home.

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    The engine pic off craigslist. It's got a 280z 5spd with dual SU carbs.

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    Some steel wheel orignals and a hood that fits...

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    Another wheel upgrade and as clean as I could get it.

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    Finally in for paint

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    Getting stripped down

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    2013 Nissan GT-R Red

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    Back in the garage with no dents, fresh paint, all chrome blacked out and some plastidip on the wheels.

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    Caffeine and Octane in Alpharetta

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    Still a lot more to do on the inside, brakes and engine. Very cool to be able to bring this one back to life.

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    Just a few months lag in the reply....anyway

    Looks great, can you tell me about your wheels and tires?

    Wheels are a Rota RB in 15 x 7. They were originally in silver and I plastidippped them black. Tires are Kenda Kinnetica 215/60/15. Cheapo stuff that looks ok.

    Fiero! :)

    Just seems to keep getting hotter!

    Love it! Where did you get the lower valance? I'm having a hard time finding a nice one like that.

    Valence happend to come with the car upon purchase. Just not attached at the time.

    Where did you get your paint/body work done?

    Paint and body came from Budget Auto Paint in Chamblee, GA. Happened to be worked on by a tech who also had a Z. Made me think he had a vested interest and experience

    That is a thing of pure beauty!

    Big thanks guys!

    Here's a fresh pic!

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    Love it! Where did you get the lower valance? I'm having a hard time finding a nice one like that.

    Best deal I could find for my 280.  here's the 240 one, http://www.jegs.com/i/Xenon/456/3124/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710853592&CAGPSPN=pla&catargetid=230006180000850493&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjwotmoBRCc6LWd2ZnkuBYSJACyt2qusia8RT1uX50mNzbupnSjO3PDbNCoJKWO4TE5qmr4jhoCwHvw_wcB

     

    The old thread, http://www.classiczcars.com/topic/49007-front-air-dam/

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    That's ugly- why would you paint it red and then black out the trim. It just don't make sense.

    :)

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    I bought the one for my 74 from Jegs. I think it improved handling at speed, but that's just the butt dyno talking.

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    That's ugly- why would you paint it red and then black out the trim. It just don't make sense.

    :)

    ....not sure if joking...show me some close ups of yours madkaw.

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    Here's a fresh pic!

     

    What I want to know is... Was it YOU who was doing donuts in that parking lot, or where those marks there before you got there?

     

    Supposedly.

     

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    Of course I'm joking! Love the scheme. What make are the mirrors?

    One my cell so no pics.

    At least you did a Nissan red- mine is Mazda true red ( don't tell anyone though)

    Hey I can add a pic!

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    I bought the one for my 74 from Jegs. I think it improved handling at speed, but that's just the butt dyno talking.

    I agree with that.  I removed that heavy front bumper before installing the spoiler, it would get a little squirrelly when the wiper blades lift off the windshield.  But now it's steady as a rock when the wipers do their dance.  I'm going to have to find spoilers for the wipers. :)  

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