Frame Bits and Bobs

This is from the donor car, all ready to be subbed in for the Swiss Cheese frame.


Datsun 240Z Shell Media Blasted and Primed

I feel like I’ve been holding my breath up to this point. I obviously knew the shell was bad but until it’s blasted you just don’t know what really lies ahead and the anticipation of this moment has been replaced with calm acceptance. I’ve only really had one concern since day one and that was getting to this point and being told that it’s too far gone to repair. That hurdle has been cleared. The rest should be easy right?  

Datsun 240Z Shell Picked Apart

Progress on the body. We’re hoping it returns from the blasters with… well, just hoping it returns…   NOS quarters fell in our lap… and stole the money out of my pocket but you get that with rare parts.

It Begins…

Datsun 240Z Body Work Commences

This morning I received a message with this photo and the words, ‘It begins…’ Nearly a year after I purchased the car, Paul from Custom and Classic Cars is starting on the body work. Maybe in a years time we’ll see the shell complete and home once again.  

Carb Heat Shield

I’m not completely happy with the results (should have spent more time prepping) but it’s somewhat better than what I started with… I used VHT primer and then their aluminium engine enamel paint.

240Z Horn Restoration

Last week I started restoring my horns which was just an excuse to use a new sand blaster. I still need to plate the screws but so far this is the result. on

Rear Quarter Badges

Or as the Yanks call them, roof emblems. They came in today and I’m rather pleased with their condition. They will need some touching up but it’s minor. Made of metal and taken off a US delivered car they still have their pins intact and no pitting on the chrome.