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  1. Yes I do. I just put rebuilt SUs on her to get her running. Now there's 15 inches of snow on the ground. Hopefully it melts soon and I can get back to tinkering on her. Feel free to PM me.
  2. Price: $2750 FIRM for car with all extra sheet metal Location: Colorado Springs CO I bought this only 3 months ago, to flip. I don't have the time right now. My '73 needs the love. I have not touched this car other than take it off the trailer, take some photos, and throw a car cover on it. -Clean open CO title -Originally orange, silver done decades ago -Original engine, block and head painted red, looks rebuilt. (Story is the old man just stopped driving it one day outside of Denver) -Car was last on the road in the 90s, with most engine bay accessories replaced around that time (alternator, starter, fuel/vacuum lines, etc.). Most of the engine bay grime is simply dust/sand. I can post photos of how easily the carbs cleaned up with just wd-40 and a rag. -Seats are cloth, just got a good condition center console for it to be included -Rust: needs rockers, maybe doglegs depending on prettiness desired. Inner front fenders need 3x10 patch. Battery tray has no holes, rear hatch area has dime sized hole. Rear wheel arches have bondo (only area found). Passenger floor could use patch. Have brand new floor pans with frame rails, new rear quarter skin, used inner outer rockers, NOS driver fender, used passenger fender available. -Car will be sold on iron cross wheels with decent road worthy Douglas 205/70/14s. -Good condition original front bumper is in hatch. If you have a question, ask. I don't have time for tire kickers, I posted a price but have lots and lots of parts that can be negotiated. $2750 would include car and sheet metal only. Many other parts like E31 head, two sets of triple Webers, intakes, surge tanks, 4 barrel conversion, SU setups, available. Price will be $5000 next summer, running like a wild cat, flared, with 3 piece rear wing. I have not posted on Craigslist or eBay yet. Price: $2750 FIRM for car with all extra sheet metal Location: Colorado Springs CO Call, text, or post / PM here 762-215-3351
  3. Sounds like you got a deal! Just curious, did he ship them or were you local? I get weary of calling older gentlemen's ads to ask them to ship me things across the country. Pictures would be awesome as well!
  4. Any photos? Is anyone willing to deliver them to Augusta, GA or ship to Colorado for a finder's fee? Thanks
  5. I like your choices! As soon as my rear suspension is done she's getting black BRE in the front and back. And those seats look incredible!
  6. We're still hitting 60s here in Colorado. Mornings in the 30s/40s. And I haven't driven her since March. At least she'll be ready by the spring, maybe a couple snowless winter drives with car wash afterwards.
  7. What do you charge for US shipping? Say, the JDM rear muffler to 80905? Thanks
  8. Here are the part numbers for my 70-73 Koni adustable struts: 8641-1031 8641-1032 I'm guessing these aren't in their list only because they're no longer produced. Surely they could do the job. Call KONI at 859-586-4100 option 51. Service Center hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm EST. Dampers should be sent to: Koni North America Attn: Service Center 1961A International Way Hebron, KY 41048 OTHER KONI AUTHORIZED REBUILD FACILITIES In addition to the KONI Service Center in Hebron, KY, there are three KONI authorized rebuild facilities in North America. They are TrueChoice in Hilliard, OH (888-566-4722), Pro Parts West in Canoga Park, CA (818-888-8904), and Performance Shock Inc. @ Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA(800-965-5664).
  9. After I removed the rust and patched a hole under my battery tray I primed the metal, then used Duplicolor (IIRC) Bed Armor bedliner. Then I painted over it with silver. These photos are from my build thread. It may not be the prettiest, but I believe it's effective. And it's all invisible under the battery tray as well.
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    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  11. I just took a decent set of rear strut insulators off my '73 240z if anyone wants them. The threads need to cleaned up a little. I posted them for sale on the Datsun Parts and Needs Facebook page. I'll give them to any of you who are willing to cover shipping and maybe a couple bucks for gas/time. And rossiz that is an excellent write-up. And you're right about the stance...it's just enough to forget that it was a little high.
  12. Even though you already changed your mind, I found a couple photos to share. When using the green pyramids, you add water along with rusty/greasy parts. It will turn to sludge in 24-48 hours, from here you can paint/plate. I chose to run most nuts/bolts through sand/glass to clean them up some more.
  13. I believe I purchased my "Datsun blue" from DatsunPartsLLC. It also looks different with and without flash.
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  18. I used the Harbor Freight dual drum tumbler for 2-3 months. http://www.harborfreight.com/dual-drum-rotary-rock-tumbler-67632.html I used the green triangle "rust cutting" chips for the initial stage, 24-48 hours. Clean thoroughly, then I believe I used some kind of sand/glass from HF to polish for another 24-48 hours. For some reason the photos in my build thread aren't working. Also, I was even able to fit the largest radiator hose clamps, basically anything up to 3 inches in diameter. This dual drum unit actually has two 3 lb. drums, which equals a total of 6 pounds. It is fairly quiet--I stashed it under a cheap fold-up table and the noise never bothered me. I'd say it's no louder than a microwave--the only thing you hear are the two rubber-coated drums spinning. Someone mentioned paint/plating. I chose various colors of paint, which can be chipped off easily during assembly. It is a long, tedious process. Consider $55 for the tumbler, I spent $50 on chips/sand, $20-$100+ for paint/plating. Now your reaching the territory of some pre-assembled stainless steel kits. If you're going to use the tumbler for at least half of the car, I'd say it would be worth it. I used mine on my engine / engine bay two years ago, and now I see myself eye-balling some stainless kits.
  19. Good to see another 280zx engine with SUs! That's a beautiful engine bay. I'm running a Stage III cam, E88 head, K&N air filter. Seems to breathe wonderfully!
  20. I bought my teenage dream car a few years ago: 2002 Subaru WRB WRX wagon. Last December she spun a rod bearing. For a little while, I cycled through a lot of vehicles, from a 2000 BMW 323iT to 2008 C6 to Honda Element and more. It's odd, I love to think about keeping Layla ('73 240z) forever, but I also love to think about what someday I may replace her with: -2008 Subaru Legacy Spec B -Honda CRX -Ford Focus SVT -1967 Chevy Impala SS -1955-57 Chevy stepside truck
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