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Sup gang. Recently acquired a z with the gf. The story goes like this,

I had made a deal to buy a 2dr 510. But, the seller sold it from under me. Like a bitch. So, I was pretty bummed about that the next day. The gf saw me all sad and on her own found a z on eBay that was a pretty good deal. So she bid on it, not really expecting to win, but she won! The only rub was that the car was in NY. And we are in CA. But we figured it out and finally have her in the garage.

I knew she was going to be rusty, coming from the east coast. But it's a bit worse than I thought. But, I will let you be the judge. On with pics.

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Getting delivered this morning
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Fuck yeah!

I want a Z!

 

Good luck with this thing man.

 

 

 

And keep that girl friend around.

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I'm still jealous even if she is a bit rusty and in need of some new upholstery

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:geek: 

 

 

 

I've never used this emoji and it doesn't apply here.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's race.....we can both push ours down the track.....

 

....I might win.....it rolls nice....

 

 

 

 

:rofl: 

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Looks like she's in pretty good shape to me. Grain of salt... I'm from Michigan, so my definition of "rusty" and yours may differ vastly. Still looks to be very worthy of a little love. 

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All safe and sound in the garage.

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The cancer

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Frame rails.

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How 'bout now Chuck?

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How 'bout now Chuck?

I've seen worse, but a few of them still ended up as nicely restored/modified cars.

The underside and trunk area do look kind of scary, though. :unsure:

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who did you use to do the shipping? I need to ship a west coast car out east.

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good luck man.

 

I love me some z, but i hate rust repair.

 

what are the current plans?

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what are the current plans?

 His current plans are:

 

Titans first of all

Second a KandN filter for the breather on the block

Possible camper shell

And last but not least a Ratsun sticker placed on all rust on said above car.[Oh wait Z car] lol :rofl:

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who did you use to do the shipping? I need to ship a west coast car out east.

x2, well I may get one shipped to Cali but I'd like some info...

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Lol. Thanks for the compliments. Sincere and backhanded ones.

 

The shipping company we used was DAS. Pricey but dependable. The priceyness was from it not running. Otherwise, very competitive pricing.

 

Plans are to get the brakes working. We had an almost disaster getting her into the garage. Then fix the rot. Specifically the frame rails/floor pans. And then to the engine and tranny. But it will be a slow going project. With 3 Datsuns they're all fighting for attention. Lol

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glad to see it home safe and sound, 3 Datsuns is def a handful  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

 

at least by the end of this car you will be a pro at rust repair, welding and body work  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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I'd still drive and love the beast. But I think restoring is not a reasonable process anymore. Rust has claimed her. Maybe go mad max with this?

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Maybe buy another shell for donor or swap parts to ,we live here where cars do not get that corroided rust that bad , hate to try and weld it acts like a cutting torch when mig strikes an arc on salted oxidized rust type

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I'd still drive and love the beast. But I think restoring is not a reasonable process anymore. Rust has claimed her. Maybe go mad max with this?

run it till the hatch falls off. Need a sticker "honk if parts fall off" in big letters on the bumper
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Now that would be funny to see the look on the freeway clean up crew that finds the bumper with that written on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

too soon?

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def not trying to restore her. just want to get it to DD status.

 

 

 

gonna make this work. its a perfect candidate for me to work on  my paint/body skill.

 

 

 

too soon? yes, but mostly cause it wont be on the road for a while.

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By the way.  Your check seems like a keeper.  Mine found my wagon.  I proposed a few months later.  

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^^.......sucker.....

 

 

 

:rofl: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I keeed.......lucky bastards.....

......I'm just jelly......

 

Need a woman into Dattos......

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You being in California, might I ask what made you look to the East Coast for Z?

 

I always hear it being the other way around. A lot more early Z's were sold West Coast too.

 

I agree with the above advise of looking for another shell.

 

Wish you the best with it though.

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He said his girl found it and was bidding on it.. though well intentioned, she probably didn't think of that.

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Yes. She meant well. And just got caught up with the allure of winning. Had I known she was gonna bid I probly would have advised against it. But, what's done is done. And we can only look forward.

 

So now we will do what we can with this poor neglected z.

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Thats cool she was trying and you got one now, now you are part of the Z club. Now get some titans on that thing....lol

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