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Old 23rd May 2018, 20:12
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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.

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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.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 20:32
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Looks like a good buy Jeff, hope the alterations go well and look forward to watching the progress and especially the final paint
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Old 23rd May 2018, 20:38
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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
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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?
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Bloody he'll he's done the bonnet stretch as well as the other goodies you got. Even better!
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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?

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

Yes he has put some thought in to what he has done so far, the bonnet and boot are not the best panels but I will straighten them out and re do them, I think the bonnet bulge may need to be a bit larger.
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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
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