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Jeff H 23rd May 2018 21:12

Z based 250 GTO project
 
I recently bought this unfinished project,

It is based on a 1975 Datsun 260 Z, the chap spent five years building it in his spare time, he has bought quite a few parts for the car so it is almost 100 per cent complete.

It drove on and off the trailer, the engine seems ok at 1st look, obviously it has had some welding being a RHD UK car, we still salt the roads here and I don't think they were that well under sealed from new.

The kit has been fitted well, he spent a fair bit of time on getting the wheels centered in the arches and making good all the panel gaps.

He also lengthened the bonnet by about six inches toward the scuttle.

The car is currently in primer and has been for some time, this will all have to come off as it was the crappy cellulose stuff which is well known for sucking up moisture and will only come and bite me in the arse at a later date if not removed.

Plans are to remould the bonnet and boot lid as they are way too thick, replace the rear window for the proper 250 one, do the interior and paint.

I have the proper dash for the car but sadly all the gauges are Smiths ones so will need to sort that out.

I am not a fan of the F badges so will leave them off until it is time to sell, I do intend to use this and keep it for a bit 1st any way.
https://i.ibb.co/BLVTGLk/DSC-0467.jpg

Alex 23rd May 2018 21:32

Looks like a good buy Jeff, hope the alterations go well and look forward to watching the progress and especially the final paint

redratbike 23rd May 2018 21:38

I saw that was ..it on eBay or car and classics ?

thought it was yellow when I first saw it thought it suited the car

Jaguartvr 24th May 2018 08:49

I was watching that on eBay with interest. Gaps look good and the wheels look great with a bit more rim showing.
I do hope you will do a build thread.
Did you sell the red 250 in the end?

smash 24th May 2018 12:51

Bloody he'll he's done the bonnet stretch as well as the other goodies you got. Even better!

Jaguartvr 24th May 2018 17:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff H (Post 95163)
Hi Steve,

The wires are Morgan so they do have a bit of a dish to them, yes the tribute was bought by a Sheikh from Qatar, he is going to put an M3 engine/box in it, uprate all the suspension, brakes etc.

This project wont be started for a bit as I have a few other things on at the moment, but will update on here as it moves forward.



Don't you just wish you had added an extra zero to the asking price:biggrin1:

smash 10th February 2019 18:53

What is it with you and remolding bonnets! I know there's lots of work but what a great looking car :)

Jeff H 10th February 2019 19:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by smash (Post 99063)
What is it with you and remolding bonnets! I know there's lots of work but what a great looking car :)


Hi Scott,

I am only doing it because the extension has not been done very well, you can push on the outer skin and it feels spongy in places.

plus it is really heavy as in christ that weighs a ton heavy.

I want it on the road this Summer and am going to try a new trimmer in the area for the interior.

JG 10th February 2019 19:53

Looking forward to this build/resto. Can already see it is going to be fantastic when it is finished. Very interested in you doing the molding side of things as I'm going to have to do some of that this year.

redratbike 12th February 2019 17:57

another one for sale here

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1078552

JG 12th February 2019 23:48

Seems like good value

redratbike 13th February 2019 06:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by JG (Post 99097)
Seems like good value

I thought so too

craigt 13th February 2019 17:12

And here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113593442005

redratbike 13th February 2019 22:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by craigt (Post 99104)

I have put them both in the for sale section yesterday

smash 14th February 2019 10:37

13k GTO sounds too cheap - freshly imported (that's not cheap), paint looks fresh as do wheels and tyres but under bonnet totally unloved. Weirdly cheap... Registered make is Ferrari

jones 8th March 2019 09:07

How are you getting on Jeff?

K.C.NewbieUk 17th March 2019 10:51

Absolutely awesome.

K.C.NewbieUk 17th March 2019 10:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff H (Post 95147)
I recently bought this unfinished project,

It is based on a 1975 Datsun 260 Z, the chap spent five years building it in his spare time, he has bought quite a few parts for the car so it is almost 100 per cent complete.

It drove on and off the trailer, the engine seems ok at 1st look, obviously it has had some welding being a RHD UK car, we still salt the roads here and I don't think they were that well under sealed from new.

The kit has been fitted well, he spent a fair bit of time on getting the wheels centered in the arches and making good all the panel gaps.

He also lengthened the bonnet by about six inches toward the scuttle.

The car is currently in primer and has been for some time, this will all have to come off as it was the crappy cellulose stuff which is well known for sucking up moisture and will only come and bite me in the arse at a later date if not removed.

Plans are to remould the bonnet and boot lid as they are way too thick, replace the rear window for the proper 250 one, do the interior and paint.

I have the proper dash for the car but sadly all the gauges are Smiths ones so will need to sort that out.

I am not a fan of the F badges so will leave them off until it is time to sell, I do intend to use this and keep it for a bit 1st any way.

It wont progress much for a few weeks just yet as I have a couple of long termers in the workshop and have limited space to work on it.

Ok pics.
http://i63.tinypic.com/15z2p3c.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/6xxkqe.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/25qepe1.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2m2xlq0.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/zxrywo.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/wwfdhd.jpg
The last picture shows how crude the boot lid has been mounted, I will be picking Gary's (Lancelot Link) brains for a better solution to mounting it.

Absolutely awesome.

molleur 24th March 2019 19:40

Well done Jeff! Turned out very nicely.

Mark Burton 24th March 2019 22:03

Nice work Jeff. Looking forward to seeing this finished as it’s going to be a thing on quality.


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