1973 Datsun 240z Restoration 112 Lime

lime 112 240Z

lime 112 240Z

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240Z under hood 1

240Z under hood 1

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left front 73Z cleaning out old undercoating

left front 73Z cleaning out old undercoating

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metal prep radiator support 240z

metal prep radiator support 240z

doors fenders hatch 240z in sealer

doors fenders hatch 240z in sealer

73Z shell in highbuild for guide coat

73Z shell in highbuild for guide coat

repairing old damage on passenger quarter

repairing old damage on passenger quarter

73Z hatch inmetal etch

73Z hatch in metal etch

driver frame rail 73Z all original no rust

driver frame rail 73Z all original no rust

rear body 73Z in first coats of primer

rear body 73Z in first coats of primer

73Z original hood and original engine data decal intact

73Z original hood and original engine data decal intact

lower front radiator support 73 Z

lower front radiator support 73 Z

some of the welds we found in the engine compartment

some of the welds we found in the engine compartment

lower rocker panel 240Z

lower rocker panel 240Z

backside of original fenders 240z

backside of original fenders 240z

back of hood 73 240z

back of hood 73 240z

006009One of our first car loves was the venerable Datsun 240z,  in our first years in the car biz these were what we always worked on, owning hundreds of them.  When we moved into Porsches we never looked back nor cared much to ever work on a Z car again, but we found this old racer 240Z shell sitting in a friend of ours 240 z collection.  He had it many years after bringing the shell back from the west where someone had started to get carried away welding its seams to make it into a drag car.  It is one of the most solid bodies we have seen, it does have some odd location rust but most of it was actually all original paint.  The rear wheel well lips have all the original spot welds and are absolutely solid! No old accidents, solid rust free front fenders, look at the back side of them in soem photos.  The Z even wears her original hood with correct date coded decals.  As old cars go, we could not bear to see it languish and are bringing it back to Z car glory. 1152 1140 1142 1159 065 072 086 055 110 053 here.