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I just finished my 74' 260 and a couple of freinds have told me it would look much better if i leave it badgless. I have decided to leave the hatch clean. As for the rest, i figured on putting the 240 DATSUN badge on the side fenders and the original bonnet/hood badge. Opinions???

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That 260Z Looks great is that factory red.

I only fitted the two vent covers in the pillars and the bonnet front.

My reason was to reduce any chance of future rust in the hatch or the guards.

I figure you can read it is a Datsun on the Bonnet and if you look at the pillar you see the Zed.

Cheers

Steve:classic:

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Thanx Steve.

In terms of rust, I decided to close up all the holes where the badges go to leave me with either option. I was just going to stick on the hood emblem and perhaps those fender datsun badges rather than the original 260z badge.

The red on the car posted was initially the original orange but I decided to add a little more red to it. Turned it into a fairly bright red. I was very happy with the outcome.

I also had some metal welded over the antena hole which was removed to leave both sides looking the same and not worry about rust appearing there too. The antena is now mounted internally and works via the rear dimister. Works fine and don't have to worry about having it broken off.

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Toecutter: your Z looks tres tres sexy:love::love:! If you've already filled in the holes I'd leave it badgeless, then I'd tell the girls its a classic Ferrari LOL

Looks much slicker without the badges. I wouldnt do it as i'd like to keep it original but if that didnt bother me I'd go for badgeless too.:love:

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hehe-thanx George. Well I am about to head out to get it cut n polished and then the moment of truth. I think I'll just 'blue tack' them on to see what they look like up against the red and then make up my mind.

Hey I've checked out ur zed a few times and always wondered what sort of wheels u have. I was looking for something similar but could'nt find them in the correct offset. What wheels have you got there buddy?

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Thats a question I am always asked... and I often think I made the wrong decision.

Unfortunately, those wheels were on the car just before I bought it..I was given the option of them or the classic Slot Mags that you see in some of the other newer shots of the car. I thought it would be harder to find/repalce a set of "classic" style Slot Mag wheels so I decided on them and to leave the ones youre admiring... Hindsight is a great thing eh..?

All I know about those wheels is that they are made by a UK company called Compomotive.. If you go to compomotive.co.uk you may find them, as for the dimensions I havent got a clue :stupid: sorry.

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Originally posted by 24OZ

Toecutter: your Z looks tres tres sexy:love::love:! If you've already filled in the holes I'd leave it badgeless, then I'd tell the girls its a classic Ferrari LOL

Looks much slicker without the badges. I wouldnt do it as i'd like to keep it original but if that didnt bother me I'd go for badgeless too.:love:

Fellow members of the jury, tribunal, esteemed members of the Grandiosely Illustrious Order of Z//Zedd; I submit to you the above quoted offense.

I further submit that the offendant be flogged. Whether physical, verbal or by messages.

The crime is one of desecration. To admit to BE WILLING to say: I'd tell the girls its a classic Ferrari LOL

Nothing further need be said.

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thanx jeff. I've decided to add the early model badges and respray the rear panel, (where the lights are), the original dark grey seeing the silver looks a little tacky up against the red.

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Yeah.. thats a good idea toecutter, I too have the rear panel sprayed a grey color, a gunmetal grey, its pretty close to the original.. Silver would look way too bright. I have also seen them color coded but it only looks right with certain colors.

Enrique-- I solemnly admit to bringing disgrace to the Z brotherhood in my quest for the Blonde species LOL

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George:

No worries! Just don't do it again.

As far as the Z is concerned, it's a pretty impressive animal on it's own. When they ask, tell them "It's Rare, so rare that only the people who truly love it know what they are." That should do it.

Later....

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Originally posted by toecutter

thanx jeff. I've decided to add the early model badges and respray the rear panel, (where the lights are), the original dark grey seeing the silver looks a little tacky up against the red.

I was thinking painting my car black, and considering getting those pannels chromed. Wonder what it would look like.

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I think you should put the badges back on.

I really like the lower fender ones that read D A T S U N

I also like the bonnet one that says Datsun.

Problem is old badges look tacky but new badges look stunning.

It's your call but I think when I get a chance I'll get a new set for my Z. Jazz her up a bit :love: besides we don't want to get anyone thinking she's a old Ferrari :finger: .

Z is better anyway LOL .

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for me unless its all orginal go badgeless looks better as far as im concerned and people always ask what is it when i take mine out happy to tell them its a datsun 240z with nissan v8 that always gets them talking.

Mick

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its out of a nissan president early 70 i believe theres two versions Y40 which is 4 litre and y44 4.4 litre there cast block alloy heads according to old file friend found the 4 litre was good for 206 hp in standard trim 4 bolt main 4 barrel holly style carby and mainifold dizzy look like a rover copy in some ways later versions came with fuel injection guy i know has one in a E20 van

Pick them up from jap imports with auto about $1500 aussie paseos have modified the bell housing on mine to take Celica 5 speed running with 240 z flywheel which bolts staright on

good fun certianly gets noticed

Mick

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Originally posted by Mr Camouflage

Where did you get a nissan V8?

I didnt think they made them, except in the 60's for the prince line of cars or something.

then american nissans have some very tasty V8's, the thought of a VH45DE 4.5 V8 in a Zed was was brought me into the whole zed scene in the first place.

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