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    Santa Fe, NM
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  1. Hi All, I just got my car (71' 240z) back from paint/body and the guys at the shop lost a few little things. I now need: a. 1 wiper nut (I have the other) b. The hatch lock gasket c. 1 small rubber block mount for where the front bumper bolts to the fender (I have the other). Please message me if you have any of the above. Thanks, E
  2. Wow Jerry, a two digit VIN...I'm amazed. So that brings up my next question: Are early production cars more valuable and how low does the # have to be?
  3. Were there any Series I 240z cars with factory sunroofs or were they a dealer mod? Would a sunroof affect the value of an early production z-car?
  4. The car is heading in for paint and body work in a few days but here's the current state. I've been in touch with the 2nd owner (I'm the 4th) and he sent many pics of the resto he did in the 80's! he's also sending me the original steering wheel! Very cool guy.
  5. Thanks Joe, Yes, the PO told me he had them covered, because they had a tendency to suck in exhaust.
  6. I posted what I know about my car in my "Series I or II?" thread, but didn't have pics initially. My car is heading to the paint and body shop next week, but here are some shots of the current state: Oh and by the way, I was mistaken in thinking it was originally 113 metallic green, I think it was actually 907 racing green and is currently wearing a slightly darker and cooler green (mismatch) that is not Datsun.
  7. I was able to track down the 2nd owner (I am the 4th) who had the car restored in the 80's. He sent me three dozen pics of the original restoration and is going to give me the original steering wheel which he had kept as a memento! He said he thought the later vented hood was better for overall ventilation and that the rear hatch vents were no good because they sometimes sucked in exhaust fumes. My car is going to paint/body next week, but here are some additional pics of the current state:
  8. Thanks all! Look forward to meeting you Galaxy! Pics soon...
  9. Thanks so much jmor! now that I'm registered here in the forum...the next step is finding other Z enthusiasts nearby...I appreciate the beta.
  10. I was wondering why I didn't see hood vents on any of your cars? great info thanks!
  11. Already got some useful information from the 1st Gen forum, but thought I'd say hello all. My name is Eric and I'm a 31 year old artist and gallery director living in Santa Fe, NM. I have always loved Z cars! The 240 is the third classic car I've purchased in the last year as my "little hobby" has quickly developed into a full blown addiction. I started tinkering with a 71' Fiat 124 Spider (now sold) but quickly started looking for a bigger project. I now have a 69' Triumph GT-6+ in the middle of a full frame-off restoration that I'm mostly doing on my own (and learning as I go). I bought the 240 about a month ago when opportunity knocked. It is extraordinarily original...still has the old tape deck and box speakers! Mainly, it needed tires, paint and a new dash. It also needs an alignment and a new brake booster. The guy I got if from had it here in NM for the last 20+ years and didn't drive it much. He bought it from a guy in Dallas who had it fully restored in the late 80's (have receipts). At that time he changed the color from 113 to 907 and swapped in an L28 which now has about 50k miles on it. I replaced a few cracked hoses and I've been working on the interior: cleaning, replaced the shift boot, armrest and refreshing the sun faded carpets with an aerosol dye. The seats are white cloth and in great condition as is everything else but the dash. The windows were tined (thank god) saving it from 20+ years of dessert UV! The dash was cracked beyond CAP-abiltiy and so I ordered a used OEM replacement on ebay ($$). It has a few rust spots (rockers) but the frame rails, shock towers and floor pans are dry. I'm taking it for paint/body in a week and should have it back mid Nov (pics to come). I'm removing the side trim after learning that it's not factory original and that'll make waxing easier anyway. I plan to work on it as issues arise, keep it stock and enjoy it as a "weekender". I look forward to getting to know you all better and sharing a common love. Cheers!
  12. Thanks so much for the clarification and the warm welcome! I have always loved Z cars! The 240 is the third classic car I've purchased in the last year as my "little hobby" has quickly developed into a full blown addiction. I started tinkering with a 71' Fiat 124 Spider (now sold) but quickly started looking for a bigger project. I now have a 69' Triumph GT-6+ in the middle of a full frame-off restoration that I'm mostly doing on my own (and learning as I go). I bought the 240 about a month ago when opportunity knocked. It is extraordinarily original...still has the old tape deck and box speakers! Mainly, it needed tires, paint, and a new dash. It also needs an alignment and a new brake booster. The guy I got if from had it here in NM for the last 20+ years and didn't drive it much. He bought it from a guy in Dallas who had it fully restored in the late 80's (have receipts). At that time he changed the color from 113 to 907 and swapped in an L28 which now has about 50k miles on it. I replaced a few cracked hoses and I've been working on the interior: cleaning, replaced the shift boot, armrest and refreshing the sun faded carpets with an aerosol dye. The seats are white cloth and in great condition as is everything else but the dash. The windows were tined (thank god) saving it from 20+ years of dessert UV! The dash was cracked beyond CAP-abiltiy and so I ordered a used OEM replacement on ebay ($$). It has a few rust spots (rockers) but the frame rails, shock towers and floor pans are dry. I'm taking it for paint/body in a week and should have it back mid Nov. I'm removing the side trim after learning that it's not factory original and that'll make waxing easier anyway. I plan to work on it as issues arise and enjoy it as a "weekender". I look forward to getting to know you all better and sharing a common love. Cheers!
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