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  1. JDMjunkies.ch

    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Yeah it's definitely seven years now at least, and it will pretty sure take up some more years. At the end it was always just more of a project to keep myself entertained and learn something, rather than just a fast car build to drive it. I enjoy the work on the car as much as i enjoy driving my other ones - And once this will (will it ever?) be completed, im sure there will be some kind of "hole" in my life. God thanks we all know a project like this is never really finnished, even when it runs and all, you allways need to tinker a bit on these classics. and there's allways the hunt for some special and rare part 😛 Now even started to build a home for the Car (including workshop, parts storage, workshop-lift, etc..) and ourselves, so in future hopefully work will go a bit easier and faster, when all the cars, tools, parts and spares are in one area, just below our home 🙂
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Had a visit at the Bodyshop today to discuss some next steps. Then i realized you guys haven't seen the car as a whole in a while, so i made some pictures. only to find out back at home that the camera settings were wrong and all the pictures were blurry. Nevertheless. here are some (blurry) pictures of the car in it's current state. Next up will be the work on the floorpans 🙂
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Just another of these little things that sum up in a lot of time and money, but another little step is done: The inside uf the fuel filler cap - the fuel pipe mounting plate (or whatever you want to call it) is sandblasted and welded back in the car. Will visit the bodyshop on friday and have a closer look at those details: Oh and at the japanese classic car meet in Rhotrist last week, i got this german Datsun Book from my Buddy Stefan. Thanks for bringig it along 🙂 Haven't looked inside yet, so i'm curious how it is 🙂
  4. JDMjunkies.ch

    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Thanks a lot for the donation then. Even if the car probably will never drive again, it will keep (hopefully) many others alive.
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Nothing big, just another little update from the Bodyshop: RH rear lower corner has been tinned and smoothened out:
  6. JDMjunkies.ch

    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Finally my Panelbeater is back at work and sent me a little update from today. Not a big difference to see compared to the last update, be he's now detailling and un-denting all the tiny spots that make the difference at the end:
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    While our garage- / Workshop- and House build is coming along nicely... There was something i've been looking for since a long while to complete my Documentation. And more than once i missed a chance to get one of those. but finally i Managed to get hands on it. Or at least a copy of it. the Nissan Sport service transmission manual. It's basically a Book with lots of background information on all (or most of them) optional transmissions for japanese nissans back in the day. I haven't gone through it yet but the information seems to be very useful... I want to thank a certain Man in Japan for taking the effort to copy this for me in excellent quality. Don't want to name you in public because many others may want to get this too, but you know who you are. Thank you! Will pretty sure post some Z-related data from the book on my Blog over the course of the next weeks. whenever i find time. Original and copy: Cover: Some basic information about the Z-relevant transmissions:
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    While i'm busy building my garage/house/Workshop i don't have a lot of time to spend on the cars, but still from time to time i get some things done. like looking for interesting reads. Today this arrived from japan: A set of Nissan service announcement Book No. 184 "Introduction of Fairlady Z". With tons of information about the then new Fairlady Z. Still need to read through it (and my japanese isn't Very well). but so far i already found some really interesting information in there... For examlpe here the different badging on the different japanese versions of the cars are explained. Sure you find this information in the parts manual as well, but there is a lot more background information and additional information in this books and i absolutely love it 🙂
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Haha well yeah. but some areas remain the same in my "ship" 🙂
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    This is just a short (but important) update. The right hand side rear lower corner has been re-attached (replacement part cutout from a donor car, which i found in America) to the car. This means the right side is complete again. At least from the outside. Now just floors, roof, rear and left side left *lol*. allthough i think the most complicated part of the body restauration is completed now. Still will take a lot of months until the rest is completed..
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    It has been a while since a serious update on the 240Z has happened. it was a bit of a hectic time the last few weeks. Aside from marrying my wife and having a three-week / 4850km road-trip to sweden and back (See here) we also started building our House including a big Workshop and Garage (See here), which will be the final home of the Z, and where it will be assembled. At least my bodyshop guy was working during my absence and sent me some updates from the Z. No big things, but again those small details that matter and make the difference between a cheap resto and a bit more serious one. The door gap at the rear fender has been adjusted and aligned, so that it will have a perfect fit. Before: And after my Panelbeater worked his magic. Looks absolutely lovely if you ask me. Now just hope fore some more work getting done soon Oh, and waiting for some interesting reads from Japan too 🙂
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Despite beeing in full swing with wedding preparations and working on the new house / Garage / Workshop project, i found a little time to find some parts. Well Honestly they found me this time. I guy from the netherlands which i purchased parts for in the past contacted me about some more parts he found: A whole bunch NOS 71A transmission spareparts (early 5-speed): With a few 71B parts included as well, like a complete 2nd cear assy And because the price was so good i decided to take the complete, disassembled 71B (later 5-speed) as well. I dont really need it but you never know. and the price was too good. If someone is interested i can sell it. But won't actively advertise it and will keep it as a spare transmission at the moment :)
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Not even sure yet if i will end up with solex / Mikuni Triple carbs but, when i was ordering some parts from Japan and saw this set of Manuals for 10 bucks i just couldn't resist. It's a set of three Manuals / parts catalogue copies in high quality by Mikuni Kogyo corp and Tokiwa (Mikuni / Solex agent in Japan). This one even features a nice picture of the S20 Engine. Now also figoured out the same seller sells new sets with an additional Manual... Still have to read through it though. quite a bit busy atm and can't find time to study all this stuff thoroughly.
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Facebook groups can suck. While there are always guys beeing A**holes on the internet, sometimes you really run into nice people that help you with your needs and do that happily as well! Recently i asked around if someone had a RH rear quarter panel in usable shape for sale, so my bodyshop doesn't have to make one from scratch (which is a lot more expensive over here). And a guy called Crow Aries immediately was in. It took a while to get all sorted out, but he even was kind enough to remove the old paint before shipping (didn't even ask for this!). Thank you so much sir! This is the car it was removed from: After some blasting and cleaning: Needs some minor work but still way better than getting this whole panel made from scratch. With this the RH-side of the car's body should be completed soon :) Oh and he was also kind enough to throw in a hood rod in the package since it appears that i accidentally sold the one i had.. Thanks again sir. Appreciate to deal with you!
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    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    European cars didn't come with a door plate or SNR on top of the dashboard (only the one in the engine bay and the SNR stamped in the firewall), but i know they came from Japan because they were imported in europe :) The engine bay plate shows "Yokohama, Japan": And underneath the glovebox both cars i have were marked with japanese "Su-i-su" Characters, meaning it was an export car with destination switzerland. (Thanks to Alan T. For the input)
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