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Hi Guys ,

 

My name is Kurt and I hail from South Africa , ..

 

Being new to the forum,

 

I would love to share my latest project with you guys ,

 

although this is not my first restoration ... This will be the most important one , As this is a car that I have decided to build on my own.. From metal repairs , Paint , Suspension ...Blah... It will be all done by myself . 

 

 

Here's the story :

 

 

Hi guys ,

This will be my official blog/journey to restoring my Datsun 280ZX .

This will not be a "Build Thread" , But rather a journey to achieving one of my goals on my bucket list , Before life happens ...

So with that being said here goes!


I have attained a beautiful Datsun 280zx

So ... Basically , My plan is to go with a full Restomod setup with the car,Once i have the car painted , The below will commence

Body & Interior wise:
-Stock body + Some other mods - In progress
-Old school 80s styling
-All the Chromework to be redone in a Black Chrome.
-Interior will be redone .

Road holding & drivetrain:
-Coilover's
-Uprated brakes with braided hosing and electric brake booster.
-Redo diff and shafts
-Wider wheels - In Progress
-Auto - Manual conversion

Motor:
-High Comp L28
-ITBS

 

 

 

 

 

So Far this progress has been for the past three months :

 

Car has been completely stripped out ...

 

All the panels have been stripped down to bare metal .as well as all rust spots treated .

 

BBS Split wheels fitted..

 

 

 

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Hi Kurt, welcome to Ratsun. It's good to see you have a plan for your zx. Are you inclined to lower it a couple of inches? This will lower the center of gravity and improve handling. If lowering, some firmer springs and upgraded dampers, perhaps a larger sway bar. One thing affects all the others.

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Thanks for the welcome guys!

 

I am in the process of lowering the car...as the car has been stripped out bare ...

 

I am building a custom set of coilovers for her . Most likely will be butchering a set of s13 ones to fit...

 

New sway bars are on the list...and will be built soon as well as a half cage.

 

Note that she will not be a 4 seater anymore..

 

I have got a set of Porsche 911 targa seats that are going to be done in alcantara, along with the dash and other trimmings...it will be a mix of black leather and alcantara.

 

Color has been decided on - White...it does wonders for the 2+2 body styling...

 

Sincing this has been 3 months of progress.

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So Guys..

 

I have been busy for the last few months..

 

Been getting nailed with work ..

 

Well  what have I done thus far ..

 

-Got the car down to metal .

-All repairs 

-And now finally got the car in paint  .

-Fairlady 240z Fender mirrors sourced  

 

This has been first/ Base coat

 

New wheels have been sourced and started with , The first set of steelies are 16" x 12J , And the second set are stern 16" 3 Piece Split wheels  . 

 

I will start getting the car together in the week to come

 

My baby will ride soon  .  

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So we're done , Kinda ..

 

She's running again and all is well . 

 

Updates :

 

- Wide arch flare kit fitted 

-14j Wheels done

-New windscreen

-All interior has been redone in black

-Equal length header has been done

-Porsche 911 seats are fitted 

-Zender wing and rear louvre fitted 

-Fender mirrors done

-Manual Swop succsessful

 and alot more .........

 

 

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looking great 

spoiler is tastefully done and not something obnoxiousness  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

wheel and tire fitment as well as the front spoiler and black bumpers look great 

thanks for sharing your car 

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looking great 

spoiler is tastefully done and not something obnoxiousness  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

wheel and tire fitment as well as the front spoiler and black bumpers look great 

thanks for sharing your car 

 

Thank you , I had to try something different to get her perfect.

 

Its looking awesome! I'm not too fond of the chrome beauty rings, otherwise the car looks bad to the bone!!

 

Thank you, The beauty rings have been trashed for a full wheel color change. 

 

I absolutely hated the 2+2...until I saw yours. That’s one of the better early zx’s I’v seen. I love the way bitchin 80’s styling.

 

I hated the 2+2 but unfortunately in South Africa there are a few 2 seaters which are literally gold to find. So i had to budge and keep the 2+2.

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