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  1. Steve is officially "the man" Jim
  2. I knew I should have looked in that glove box I was just covered in Por-15 for most of the time in my garage! Jim
  3. http://tinyurl.com/23hhkh Looks sharp!
  4. This one has $1000 left on it with two hours to go http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsun-Z-Series-1970-Datsun-240Z-RARE-CAR-1ST-MO-1ST-YR-EVER-MADE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6187QQihZ017QQitemZ270108461077QQrdZ1
  5. Called ZCar Source per McKrack... agreed looks like a great place for a full frame off resto but 2 years out at $30 to $40K per car. That's a tad rich for my blood.
  6. Steve.... This is a car I found ina storage locker, parked for more than 20 years. (The holy grail of Zs?) I had it trailered to my garage but I have been working on my Triumph convertible instead. I am looking for someone to take her lovingly from me and get her running again (replacing a lot of rubber it looks like) then I can move on to body work. One place that can do both would be nice but not required.
  7. Thanks. For the right deal I will trailer it someplace. I have a message in to zCarsource...thanks for the tip
  8. Agreed, I don't want a hack job on it but I thought 12 months was a tad long. Maybe not but I am just starting the investigation so I may be sadly mistaken.
  9. Thanks, I called Ultimate Z... pricing was not outrageous given they could not see the car but timing... give them the car, get it back next Spring... wasn't do-able.
  10. Actually I use the word "shop" loosely... also a gifted hobbyist with garage space is welcome.
  11. I need some hands-on help restoring my 71 Z... Am located in Southern Indiana but willing to get the car a reasonable distance for a reasonable shop, someone who will keep it indoors and do some mechanical and/or body work. Any recommendations? Reasonable prices are welcome too! J
  12. Yes, it's all original... I never tried to start it...afraid too much junk in the fuel system. I started on the interior first because it seemed like something I could work on once in a while and not lose my place.
  13. Hi guys.... You may recall I was off-the-chart excited a couple of years ago when I found a 71 that had been in a storage unit for about 18 years... I dived into the interior a couple of weekends...removed the old carpet and got the floors (solid!) down to bare metal and painted them with POR15 to stop any rust from spreading. Anyway, life happened and I have had little time to even touch the car since. Never touched the rest of the car other than an oil change and to see if the engine rotated with a large wrench. It did. (The other owner simply drove it into the storage unit and parked it, so it ran fine when it was parked but it will need some rubber replacement and hoses and exhaust, etc) before anyone attempts to get it to run.) It has 85,xxx on the odo... california plates, 1987. Anyway, with 8 kids and my career and another sports car (1980 Triumph) I simply don't have time for this. So, my question... Do I put the original interior back (all I removed was the carpet, underlay and the tar and the deteriorating seats) or leave as is for the next owner to continue on? The next owner is going to want to remove the seats and all anyway since the carpet and seat foam is shot. Any selling advice (Ebay?) is appreciated. I know it's hard to tell but can anyone give me some rough estimates of retail value? I am located in far Southern Indiana if that matters. Pics from the day I got it are in my profile thing... I will try to take some new ones. I am beyond sad to admit that I have to give it up but when you don't even touch the car in 12 months it's pretty clear that something has to give. Thanks for any advice. Jim
  14. Haven't touched it in a year.... 8 kids and an MBA will do that to you. Back at it though.
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