2-8E-Z

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About 2-8E-Z

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    Landgraaf, Netherlands
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    Youth Worker

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    280z
  • About my Cars
    Imported and built a 1975 280Z 5 speed as a project with my two sons. Did the whole restoration ourselves as a family project.

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  1. Actually had three generations involved with it as my dad came to visit for a few weeks.
  2. I'll add some of my favorite pics showing some of what we tackled. We welded up our own exhaust from stainless tubing. Great way to learn how to TIG! Both boys have learned so much through all the trials of putting this back together.
  3. I'll skip to the most recent photos to show that we are very close...
  4. We then moved on to the engine bay. We never pulled the engine, but managed to paint it in place. Later we supported the engine and pulled the front suspension and did a full restoration of that as well. The one thing I still hope to restore is the tranny. I hope to pull it and replace the seals and get it properly cleaned up so it isn't such a sore thumb when you crawl under the car.
  5. I know its a shocker, but ours had some rust in it that needed repaired! My boys learned how to fabricate metal panels and how to use a mig welder. Great education for them both.
  6. jfa.series1, Wish I would have joined a long time ago! Sorry for keeping it a secret. I would stalk everyones posts for info, but never took the time to sign up. Always been kind of a wall flower, so I find it hard to step out on the dance floor. 🙂
  7. We then moved on to the engine bay. We never pulled the engine, but managed to paint it in place. Later we supported the engine and pulled the front suspension and did a full restoration of that as well. The one thing I still hope to restore is the tranny. I hope to pull it and replace the seals and get it properly cleaned up so it isn't such a sore thumb when you crawl under the car.

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  8. I know its a shocker, but ours had some rust in it that needed repaired! My boys learned how to fabricate metal panels and how to use a mig welder. Great education for them both.

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  9. Here are a few pics of it as it arrived from the port and as we started the tear down.Photos (2).zip
  10. So now that our Z is almost finished, I thought I would finally join! My 19 year old son bought the car as a learning project that we could work on together with his 17 year old brother and their friends. The project has taken almost 3 years now and we are always just one repair away from having it completed. We bought the '75 280Z in Charlotte NC and it came with the original engine and a 5 speed. We imported it to the Netherlands where we live and started the restoration project. Now we almost have it on the road and are just working the kinks out of it. Latest problem has been a stumbling and missing when it starts warming up which has almost left me stranded. Still need to finish wet sanding and buffing the paint, then we can start enjoying the car. Oh wait, winter is almost here, so we will finish it just in time to park it for a few months!