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  1. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    Hi again! Another great weekend!! The Z is getting shape!!! And all the weekend was dedicated to it! Now it looks like a Z…I’m very happy with all the results! But it’s a hard car to work!!!Too many bolts and tunning around the parts! I started with the lower and center valances, then the headlights and finally the surroundings.~ On the lights, my car is from 2/71 and had the 3rd series front, now I’m restoring it to the original shape. Now I placed the original Toshiba headlights and get rid of the wires excess, even the lamps!!! After a deep cleaning all went simple and clear! I’m waiting for the test… About the grill, I’ll keep the original one, but I don’t know if I will put the 432 instead! But only for the aesthetic reason! Let’s see the photos…. The sill plates were on the shop and I decides to install them! These ones are original, second hand, because the new ones from Nissan are just aluminium made, and these ones are covered with vinil with the same pattern as the seats and interior plastic covers! The headlghts…before… https://i.postimg.cc/FsYycdPv/IMG-20190209-120041.jpg] In the end…. Valances… Installed… The grill… Installed…. The headlights...and the gift… Then work and pacience…ehehehehhe In the end, only the right side of the car needs a hand…only tunning, but it’s a work for Mr.Vitorino…not me!!! Hope you are enjoying so far!!! Regards, Mário
  2. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    Hi everybody! Today I bring fresh news!!! During the last weekends we were working on the car…but some minor bad luck happened…we didn’t progress as we like!!! But bolt by bolt we are assembling the BIG puzzle!!! At this moment there is a willfull rubber, the one from the hatch glass…it will go directly to the litter! I bought an original in japan and I’m waiting for it! Then the doors…we didn’t finish the driver’s door because the inside locker is broken and we were unable to tune the door properly. I’m getting bored with all these tasks…only adjustments and tunning and…and…and… too much time spent on each part!!! The only goal that is keeping me excited is getting her to it’s original condition…and it’s almost done! Let’s see the photos!!! Plated and zinc parts… The fuel filter stand is originaly painted black, but I’ll leave it zinc…it’s cleanerto the engine bay…I think! New horns…before there were the giant vintage bosh… New heater grommets… Installing the door. New key lockers, new door handles, glass elevators and the main lock. This last one borke down. I suspected before the resto, that it didn’t opened the door properly! New hood handle...the previous one wasn’t original and didn’t match S30! New rubbers for hood handle and km mark. Cleaning and installing the side markers. Installed..they fit very well! And left side almost ready… Rear bumper installation! What an enormous task!!! 3 hours until the end!!! Too much parts, rubbers, guards, bolts, tune and so on…luckily everything is original and fitted well!!! All the new parts… The result before it goes to the car! Before the installation we cover the sides with sphincter to avoid some scratches! Annoying car said Mr.Vitorino... Almost!!! And here is the result!!! Seat in it’s place… With a Zelfie I finish this report… Hope you enjoyed all the results…next week some more news…I believe!!! Regards Mário
  3. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    Here you have 5 portuguese Z's with kobe seiko wheels. All of our z's got full extras...you'll see them when I finish all the resto...I believe within 2 months!
  4. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    This Z is mine before parted out for the resto...it's from 71, the HLS30-23644...and as you can see, it has 3rd series specs...the previous owner crashed the cars on the late 90's and the parts for the front were very hard to find in europe, so he bought the 3rd series parts to recover the Z. When I bought it I realize I'm the 3rd owner of the car... I've the 5 wheels, including the spare tyre with a michelin tyre on it...I believe it's 155x14
  5. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    Exactly it!!! Same as mine...in 5,5...let me search for close pictures on mine!!! 5 minutes...
  6. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    Yes! They came with my Z! All portuguese Z got the Kobe Seiko whells, there were 139 pairs...but nowadays only a few pairs on Z's... They are from the 432 Z and all are magenium made. In my case, the previous owner painted them in grey, but by the end of the resto they will become original...charcoal colour!
  7. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    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...
  8. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    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… New rubber a cleaning… Installed… The resistanse installed too Water bottle and the famous piece… Installed… Painted in it’s correct colour… installed Seats covers…it’s excellent…love the final result. First seat mounted… A picture of me seated on the new seat inside the car… New symbols… Belt hooks… Brake pump got cleaned and polished,,, Final result.. Getting ready on the engine bay Then…Datsun 1200 take me home….eheheheh Hope you enoy this good news!!! Regards Mário
  9. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    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.
  10. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

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

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

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

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

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

    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    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. In this photo we can see the missing part ... Let’s see if I can find one quickly! 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 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 !!! Here already applied ... The Z hook was in need of a good turn ... They were like this ... Here applied on place... I opened two new parts ... the tailgate supports ... And along with new and original screw and washers ... here we have them in place. Rubber from the doors already in the place ... Cleaning the clutch pump, and polishing. I'm new to this, but it turned out well !!! Here it is already on the place... 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 !!! I put the first symbols ... I had to take out the spoiler, but the result was very good! Here is the original color ... it was black ... but it should turn to grey ... I've been cleaning it for more than 30 minutes ... during the day I was just treating some pieces and going to the car on the next visit .. maybe Sunday.. 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
  14. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z Shim doors

    Awesome!!! If you finish some please make me know! I'll need them to my z. They are great!!! Regards Mário
  15. Datsunbat

    Datsun 240Z Shim doors

    OK Patcon, so I guess I'll use normal metal, the same as the body car? Only with different tchickness. Correct? Regards Mário

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