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  1. Indeed, also i don't have to pay the bodyshop for cleaning before he can do his actual magic now...
  2. Slightly delayed because of holday season and the current COVID situation, but i just got some pictures from the blaster, and a note that the chassis is done. They blasted the whole car with non abrasive plastic media, which doesnt warp big thin surfaces. Where abrasives were needed, they added a bit of sand to remove rust and bondo (partially). The sticker underbody protecting-stuff was removed by dry-ice blasting... You can clearly see the many repairs on the inner front fender and Air channel and the ton of bondo remaining on the LH rear quarter. Luckily the engine bay looks nice at the first view, but i have to inspect closer once it's back at my place. This is the side that has already been finnished by the bodyshop (the brown stuff is remaining seam sealer...) this is the undone side. Luckily i have a NOS spare roof and rear quarter in stock to fix this. Meanwhile the chassis should also be primered with a weldable primer. In the next days they will return it to me and then i'll take some better pictures and a closer look at all the details... Just a little tip from my side. If you ever do a full restoration like this. start with cleaning the chassis. not like me who started with the bodywork just to blast the chassis when half of it was already done. well you learn new things all th e time - and that's what makes a project like this so much fun 🙂 More coming soon....
  3. Ah thanks for the info. Funnily the information in the Nissan factory "BS110 (240RS) Competitoin tune-up Manual" (not FSM as i wrote above) looks exactly the same as in your scans (layout, drawings and text!).They must have simply copy & pasted the information from one to another manual.
  4. Today i got a few interesting documents again. Let's start with the Z-specific stuff. An original Toolkit bag packing slip / Content slip: I will use it to make a nice replica for my original toolkit (which came with some missing tools and without the toolkit. The one above came from an original "final spec" European 240Z and is different to what i've seen for Sale in the USA. But it might be possible that the slip has changed over the years and that later spareparts came with a different slip. Picture below shows one for sale in america by zeddsaver.com: Then i got an original 1982 Datsun Switzerland catalog: Not really interesting for me, but it contains the 280ZX and some other nice cars and i will use it for my datsun suisse documentation (coming soon). I mainly got it because it came together with this nice piece: The March 1972 geneva automobil Salon "Newspaper" Called the Datsun "Red spot" It's of course all about the cars, but it also contains some nice figures and facts about datsun switzerland (more on that coming soon), Some of the cars, the racing efforts of Nissan / Datsun, The nissan switzerland / FMG Warehouse, etc.. And also advertising for some of the cool apparel you could order from them... A pretty nice piece of datsun switzerland memorabilia...
  5. If anybody is wondering, i figured out that part of Alan's scans above are form the BS110 (RS240) FSM, Brake section. Since most of that information is not z-related i won't put it online here, to avoid more confusement. But if anybody is in search for said Information, you know where you can find it now.
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    Here's a complete scan of the old version Datsun competition parts schematic catalogue By Datsun Compeition department, USA Content see screenshot above or file directly. Mainly 240Z and B210 Carbs and transmissions (both SU and Solex) Also includes R190 LSD Scan from Original book by Riley. Thanks a lot, mate!

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  7. I got hands on a rare 3N71A/B Automatic transmission Manual. While i don't have an Auto-tranny and don't really need this manual, there is a reason i couldn't resist. This particular manual is not a standard workshop manual, but a Training manual. On the first pages, the employee who got the training from Nissan People, wrote down the story of the training and how it went. If you look close on the Cover page, you see that the Name of the Company is "Fehlmann Motor AG", which is the predecessor of Datsun (Suisse) SA. The Instructions are written very detailed by the trainee in german and full of personal notes. Definitely a unique item. It also contains a few memos from later years where the company is already called Datsun Suisse, with names of the involved employees and information about upcoming technical bulletins they plan to write, and spare-parts they've ordered from Japan and the 3 weeks delivery time. Nothing really relevant to my project, but a pretty interesting piece of Datsun Switzerland history..
  8. Maybe there were different versions? According to the seller he spent quite some time go get the location and orientation of the staples right. but nevertheless im quite happy with it 🙂 thanks for the reference pics!
  9. Today i got a very accurate OEM Glovebox replica from Czech republic. Made by Privateer Pavel Dvorak. It's very close to the original regarding materials, shape and even location of the bostitches and little metal clamps. Excellent work, sir! Excellent work, sir. looks awesome. And then i got various vintage swiss Datsun stickers from various sticker collectors i found online. nice to have them to complete my collection. it appears that the round ones where made in two batches. one with the additional latch and one without. as not only the latch is different, but also the colours are slightly different...
  10. I Just found an old article from Automobilrevue May 1972, where they tested the "final version" 240Z. Here seen with swiss (Zürich) number plates and all the spoilers, only one mirror, etc. I guess it was one of the first imported ones, used as a press and show-car from datsun switzerland. You can also see it has the hatch without vents. the original article from 1972 can be found in the historic database on zwischengas.ch and it has been re-released in the Automobilrevue issue March 2020 with these better pictures. The article is full of praise about the car from japan and they thoroughly tested it with lots of data (various acceleration tests etc) listed in the original article. Pictures with permission from Automobilrevue switzerland. Original article can be purchased here (5. March 2020 issue): https://automobilrevue.ch/epaper/
  11. The Bolts that hold the footrest to the floorpans have custom specs, that do not fit into any DIN / EN / ISO norm, so it's not possible to purchase them at any standard hardware supplier. There are similar ones, but most of them have a too large head, that needs cutting to fit with the L-shaped "Feet" of the footrest). So i had a local milling shop (specialized in oldtimer-parts) make the bolts for the footrest according to the drawing i made (see below) in stainless steel, since the original ones where bent, and pretty worn. Original ones: New ones: Perfect tight fitment, as the factory ones. What might be interesting is that the bolts where added to the "feet" before painting the whole thing as one unit, from the factory. You can clearly see (not in these pictures), that there is rust and no paint on the area below the original boltheads. Here's the drawing if anyone ever needs to make those. I have a set leftover, since i ordered two. If anyone is interested, let me know. (since the "f" value is covered by my logo - it's also 4mm)
  12. The Bolts that hold the footrest to the floorpans have custom specs, that do not fit into any DIN / EN / ISO norm, so it's not possible to purchase them at any standard hardware supplier. There are similar ones, but most of them have a too large head, that needs cutting to fit with the L-shaped "Feet" of the footrest). So i had a local milling shop (specialized in oldtimer-parts) make the bolts for the footrest according to the drawing i made (see below) in stainless steel, since the original ones where bent, and pretty worn. Original ones: New ones: Perfect tight fitment, as the factory ones. What might be interesting is that the bolts where added to the "feet" before painting the whole thing as one unit, from the factory. You can clearly see (not in these pictures), that there is rust and no paint on the area below the original boltheads. Here's the drawing if anyone ever needs to make those. I have a set leftover, since i ordered two. If anyone is interested, let me know. (since the "f" value is covered by my logo - it's also 4mm)
  13. Haha yeah, in the more rural areas where there are more snow and mountains, 4x4 Pickups are more common, especially for industry service and construction companies that have to move heavy stuff. All the others mostly prefer small commercial buses or trucks, since they're enclosed, have a lower loading height, and generally more space and many options like shelving, high-top roof, lifts, etc.. available from factory or third-party suppliers.
  14. Finally, something that i've really should have done first, happens now after many years. I decided to have the complete chassis blasted. Not sand-blasted but blasted with various media, depending on the area. Mostly Plastic-blasting and dry-ice blasting. I thought i'd take a few "before" shots. so here we go. I hope in one or two weeks all old paint and underbody coating and rust is gone... Some panels like the roof and the LH Rear quarter will only be blasted partially, because they'll bee replaced anyway or have already been replaced with new panels. So last week they came to pick it up and the car headed east two hours. It arrived safely at the sandblaster, but is now waiting in the queue to get blasted. Due to holiday-season, COVID measurements and the fact that they're not exactly around my corner, i wasnt able yet to check out their place and discuss a few details. but i still hope they can start the work soon...
  15. A while a go i made a CAD drawing of what the manual calls "Felt", but are actually rubber pieces, that work as dampers between the fuel tank and the chassis. Then took the drawing and sample to the local rubber shop and they cut them to spec for me: Left new, right old (with some dirt): Had them make two sets, in case if they mess up something. but the second set is already sold to a local owner... Oh and since NOS A-type 5-speed manual transmission parts are a bit rare, i just had to get this bearing when it popped up for sale. Also love the genuine oldschool Datsun (Suisse) SA Bag, it must have been in storage for quite some time...
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