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Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

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Hi everybody!

 

 

Thanks a lot for yor feed-back. I’ve got some news and that’s why I’m here again.

Last Tuesday I went to Mr.vitorino shop and started do dismantle the Z…honestly I thought it was a dificult task, but it wasn’t…well, only in some little details.

The ca ris in excellent shape as photos will show…I guess this car was restored or deep painted some years ago.

Next week We’ll have at least one door rebuilt, below the doors and inside need some intervention.

Here are some photos…

 

Rear window acquisition…the car has the horizontal defrost lines and aren’t the correct…I found one vertical and job done…a few years ago I bought one in the USA and came broken…never bought or find anoter one..they are getting rare this days!!!

 

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The beggining…

 

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Door parts ready for the treatment…Nickel plating

 

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Rear floor…not bad!!! I got scared, but fortunately the brown zone is glue…no rust…

 

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Door ready for Mr.Vitorino!

 

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Original floor carpet…but has to be removed!!!

 

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Rear luggage accomodation in excelente shape

 

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And now the surprise…the original blue…It can only be seen on some detailed parts..this is one!

 

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Replacemente tyre floor…not bad…no rust…

 

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The seats will be rédone, but I will only take care of the parts that are completely off…

 

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No plastic cover…but I have 2 here…offered by a mate!!!

 

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Passenger side floor…the usual…46 years and some bad treatment…the reason…the jack tool…but Mr.vitorino said that’s a part to be redone…

 

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Drivers side floor…the usual again…but this one has no concerns…ist’s 75% good…a little intevention. By the end we will apply some Soundproofing board to avoid rust and noise.

 

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My helper keeping all the bolts in place!

 

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Under the plate no surprises!!!!

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Datsun logo temporarily off…

 

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In my opinion this s the exact moment to restore the car…it has some details that need intervention, and now that he has no rust holes and unrestorable parts the process will be much easier.

 

Hope you like it…next week some more news!!!

Regards

Mário

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And we all star the mechanical part…new parts arrive…



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Meanwhile they arrive and put in place…

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Cleaning parts…

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I need a new fuel pump…but i think Ican get one new…I haven’t search for it!

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Electric system waint to be revised,,,

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MR.Vitorino completely exhaust…

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See you nest week…Z

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Hope you enjoyed it…next week I’ll put some more upgrades!



Regards

Mário

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The mudflaps holes were covered too…they will no longer be used…

The back of the car was in bad shape too…minor dents…but needed some repair!!!



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No holes….yeah!!!!

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Now some photos…



The oil pan is in great shape, just needs to be painted grey…the colour is not bad….

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Mr.Vitorino focused…

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No doubts…903 blue…

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Warriors relax…

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Now we will wait 15 days…and deliver it for painting…



Hope you still enjoying it!!



Regards

Mário

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Hi,




I'm back with fresh news!




Here is the car after the painting job!!!




It looks awesome!!! I'm very happy with the results!!!




The colour is the original...I´m waiting for the final result!!!





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The comparison...




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Regards

Mário

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Hi, here I come again with fresh news!

This weekend we made a new up-grade on some parts, and finally we start the assembling…slowly, but started…

During the last week, I got most of the important parts to assemble the car, parts like bolts kit, rubbers kit, details for doors and some engine bay parts. I’ll make a list as lonf as we will put them on the car.

Most parts are original and the aftermaket ones are excelente quality,

Today Mr.Vitorino woke me up at 8:00 o’clock… - Hey, where are you???? - I’m sleeping…jump off the bed and come immediately to work on the car!!!! And so I did…ehehehehe



A stubborn bolt…it broke when we dissemble the engie…but Mr.Vitorino saved the day!!!

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This is the resulto of the sandblast and metalization…this part is not ended yet, it will be painted with high temperature paint.



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This was missing part for the gearbox…



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New parts arrival and some care on organization!



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Center console up-grade



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My car is a second series from March 1971, but the previous owner changes some details, and the center console was one of them.

I bought a series II to make this up-grade to make the car as much original I can. This console is much more attractive than the other…I’m extremely happy with the final result.



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Even the leather pattern has small disserences…



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And this is the beginning…the first part that goes to the car…the exterior chrome trims…

Mr. Vitorino cleaning them with a moisture to make them bright.



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And the final result…applied on car…



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Hope you enjoy this weekend work…next week will have more news…we will strat with the rear end!



Regards

Mário

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Now it's up to date!!! Sorry about the first photos...they were from a site that broke some links!

Weekly I'l up date the Z restore!

 

Regards

Mário

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Very beautiful!! Please keep update for us .

And super rare magnesium wheels !

I wish I can have 903 on my car one day .

Kats

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Hi friends,

 

Here I come again to show some updates ... because I'm on vacation Z is growing with another rhythm, but still go slow ... Mr. Victory is enjoying holidays ...

 

In the last 3 days I have cleaned more pieces than in a year of restoration !!! bolts, nuts, washers ... clean, polish, paint ... the luck is that as I was the one who disassembled the car and got everything labeled... in the midst of my disorganization is not going badly...so far…

 

At the moment I am waiting for the pieces of the galvanized process, they must arrive on Wednesday and unexpectedly I have to buy some pieces, I am missing two details that possibly the car no longer had, the central plate of the license plate and two black aluminium scuff plates that are in the inside the car. Possibly they were removed by the previous owner.

 

The mechanics should come in January and until then we will build what we can !!!

 

Let's go to the photos:

 

 

After a cleaning and a polishing were very good! After it was applied with new screws and new rubbers, the old pieces were miserable.

 

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In this photo we can see the missing part ... Let’s see if I can find one quickly!

 

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I also installed the windscreen wiper motor. Tough task, I never thought it would take that long. I was afraid to scratch the car ... eheheeh

 

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The door locks were painted in the old car colour, I still thought of having zinc, but chrome is funnier and the result is very curious ... I like it !!!

 

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Here already applied ...

 

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The Z hook was in need of a good turn ...

 

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They were like this ...

 

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Here applied on place...

 

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I opened two new parts ... the tailgate supports ...

 

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And along with new and original screw and washers ... here we have them in place.

 

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Rubber from the doors already in the place ...

 

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Cleaning the clutch pump, and polishing. I'm new to this, but it turned out well !!!

 

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Here it is already on the place...

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I started by putting some pieces inside ... the "dogleg" already there! There are a few details missing ... especially stretching the vinyl ... let’s see if I can do it myself !!!

 

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I put the first symbols ...

 

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I had to take out the spoiler, but the result was very good!

 

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Here is the original color ... it was black ... but it should turn to grey ... I've been cleaning it for more than 30 minutes ...

 

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during the day I was just treating some pieces and going to the car on the next visit .. maybe Sunday..

 

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I hope you continue to like the result, I would like to finish it before the end of January ... but it will be very hard.

 

Regards

Mário

 

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On 11/24/2018 at 4:43 PM, dmorales-bello said:

Very nice Mario! It's great to see the experienced hands of Mr. Vitorino at work.

True, Mr.Vitorino should be eternal...10 years ago he has done my B110, the reason for the choice again! Here in Portugal we have many young people starting this job, and I'm seriously thinking in learn some tips with him!!!

On 11/24/2018 at 3:11 PM, jfa.series1 said:

Great work, congratulations!  The car is looking beautiful, you have a very skilled and talented man leading the way.

True!!! Mr.vitorino is one of the best in Portugal! But unfortunately this will be his last resto project! He his tired and needs to stop!!!

On 11/24/2018 at 12:10 PM, grannyknot said:

Mario, she's a real beauty, looking forward to your next post.

Thanks. This week I worked hard on the Z...Mr.Vitorino is on vacations...but I think I can do some parts...well, not has him...but...we will see...

On 11/24/2018 at 10:51 AM, kats said:

Very beautiful!! Please keep update for us .

And super rare magnesium wheels !

I wish I can have 903 on my car one day .

Kats

Thanks. True, the kobe Seiko from the 432...they will be painted in the correct colour, but right now we have to wait because the car will move to get the engine and stuff.

On 11/18/2018 at 3:38 PM, 240260280 said:

Looks great!

Thaks. I'm extremely curious about the day Z leave the shop!!!

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18 hours ago, nix240z said:

looking good....

Thank you! Let's see the result...

16 hours ago, grannyknot said:

Mario, is that blue paint code 307?

No, it's the 903, the original from my car. The 307 is lighter than this one. Even the 115 is lighter than this one. I bought the paint at nissan, the brand was glasurit. Awesome colour!

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3 hours ago, Datsunbat said:

No, it's the 903, the original from my car. The 307 is lighter than this one. Even the 115 is lighter than this one. I bought the paint at nissan, the brand was glasurit. Awesome colour!

Sorry about that, I guess I could have just looked at the title of your thread.

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30 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

Sorry about that, I guess I could have just looked at the title of your thread.

No problem!!! It's normal to ask...even from another foruns! I think the colour will be esay to identify outside the garage!

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On 12/23/2018 at 4:32 AM, Jaymanbikes said:

Nice car, I’m restoring a 903 color car as well.

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So nice!!! Hope mine will look like yours!!! It's awesome!!!

Can you give a clue? where should I install the horn relay??? I don't remember where I took it up!!! Thanks.

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Hello my friends,

 

Some more parts intalled during this week! I wish I could finish it before the end of February…let’s see if it’s possible! Right now the issue is to assemble the engine and clean/paint the members under the car.

The next task is prepare the car to receive the engine and ear box…I’ll take the hood and fenders again.

Let’s see the photos…

 

Relay…I don’t know where to install it…

 

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New rubber a cleaning…

 

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Installed…

 

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The resistanse installed too

 

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Water bottle and the famous piece…

 

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Installed…

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Painted in it’s correct colour…

 

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installed

 

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Seats covers…it’s excellent…love the final result.

 

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First seat mounted…

 

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A picture of me seated on the new seat inside the car…

 

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New symbols…

 

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Belt hooks…

 

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Brake pump got cleaned and polished,,,

 

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Final result..

 

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Getting ready on the engine bay

 

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Then…Datsun 1200 take me home….eheheheh

 

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Hope you enoy this good news!!!

 

Regards

Mário

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47 minutes ago, Datsunbat said:

So nice!!! Hope mine will look like yours!!! It's awesome!!!

Can you give a clue? where should I install the horn relay??? I don't remember where I took it up!!! Thanks.

The horn relay is on the driver side kick panel in my car

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1 hour ago, Datsunbat said:

Hello my friends,

 

Some more parts intalled during this week! I wish I could finish it before the end of February…let’s see if it’s possible! Right now the issue is to assemble the engine and clean/paint the members under the car.

The next task is prepare the car to receive the engine and ear box…I’ll take the hood and fenders again.

Let’s see the photos…

 

Relay…I don’t know where to install it…

 

IMG-20181226-140705.jpg

 

IMG-20181226-140709.jpg

 

New rubber a cleaning…

 

IMG-20181226-144134.jpg

IMG-20181226-144340.jpg

 

Installed…

 

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The resistanse installed too

 

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Water bottle and the famous piece…

 

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IMG-20181226-151021.jpg

 

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Installed…

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Painted in it’s correct colour…

 

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installed

 

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Seats covers…it’s excellent…love the final result.

 

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IMG-20181226-165404.jpg

 

IMG-20181226-172346.jpg

 

First seat mounted…

 

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A picture of me seated on the new seat inside the car…

 

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New symbols…

 

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IMG-20181226-182126.jpg

 

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Belt hooks…

 

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IMG-20181226-184702.jpg

 

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Brake pump got cleaned and polished,,,

 

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Final result..

 

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Getting ready on the engine bay

 

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Then…Datsun 1200 take me home….eheheheh

 

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If you look in my engine bay picture, you will see the relay mounted just below and to the right of the fuel filter.  It had a plastic cover over it.

Hope you enoy this good news!!!

 

Regards

Mário

 

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6 hours ago, Jaymanbikes said:

The horn relay is on the driver side kick panel in my car

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Thanks a lot!!! I'll search on the car...perhaps it was in other place...i just don't remember!!! But my car had been changed all over the years...that's the main problem...

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