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Hi again!
Another great weekend!!
The Z is getting shape!!! And all the weekend was dedicated to it! Now it looks like a Z…I’m very happy with all the results! But it’s a hard car to work!!!Too many bolts and tunning around the parts!
I started with the lower and center valances, then the headlights and finally the surroundings.~
On the lights, my car is from 2/71 and had the 3rd series front, now I’m restoring it to the original shape. Now I placed the original Toshiba headlights and get rid of the wires excess, even the lamps!!! After a deep cleaning all went simple and clear! I’m waiting for the test…
About the grill, I’ll keep the original one, but I don’t know if I will put the 432 instead! But only for the aesthetic reason!

Let’s see the photos….
The sill plates were on the shop and I decides to install them! These ones are original, second hand, because the new ones from Nissan are just aluminium made, and these ones are covered with vinil with the same pattern as the seats and interior plastic covers!




The headlghts…before…



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In the end….




Valances…







Installed…








The grill…





Installed….





The headlights...and the gift…





Then work and pacience…ehehehehhe










In the end, only the right side of the car needs a hand…only tunning, but it’s a work for Mr.Vitorino…not me!!!



Hope you are enjoying so far!!!

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Hi folks,
Here are some up-grades on the Z.
I’m getting tired…the Z has so many detailZ…and I need to ride the car…I know when the resto will be concluded the effort will be forgotten but until then…
On the past 2 weeks we have done some body work and assemble mostly structures on doors, bumpers and small details.
We had an issue with the front windshield, perhaps I’ve to look for a new one, and on the rear hatch glass in order to avoid problems, I bought a new rubber from Nissan.
The tunning on panels is very hard to do, on my B110 was simple and easy, but not this one…even the locks aren’t closing totally, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong…well…all will be solved…I think!!!
Tomorrow the engine and gear box will be mounted and hope that on Saturday will be running…let’s see. To finish some trouble, the electric system has to be redone too…
Let’s see the upgrades…

Assembling the bumpers…

Side rubbers.


Schuteons and rubbers.




Ready to fit…





On the car.



Before we had put in place the front lip.








Now the right door….



New handles…






Locks and handles…



Before we placed the window some care was took no the top of the doors…







Almos…



And completed with trims…is missing the interior. Maybe next weekend!






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New Datsun symbols on the guards.







The brakes system had to be revisioned. I stared with the bracket and rubber. My car didn’t have the bracket for the valve, now it’s complete again!



New parts…



Ready to use!









We decided to try the center console because tomorrow will receive the engine.
There is a little issue, I guess easy to solve, my Z had the 3rd series center console, but it wasn’t correct, and when I tried this one, the series ½ the bolts miss the bracket for 4 cm’s. Is the center console small? Something isn’t right for sure, but I’ll try to check what’s going wrong.
Have you changed the center console? What differences can we find on mounting the screws?
I love this “downgrade” to the original…
Here it is…







Almost…



Now is going to sleep until receive her “heart” again…


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Hi everybody!
Here I am on the Easter holyday…I’m tired fo working on the car…but is almost done. I hope the car will be ready soon! At least It is working, it brakes and I’ve tried it…almost 2 years since the beginning of the resto.
At this moment there are only small details to finish like the interior, centre console and many many more other parts…some are on its way!
Aside a broken windshield, a broken door during the assembling, it’s time to relax and make everything carefully…this is such a puzzle!!!
The rubbers got installed and the windshield and hatch were fitted…I had to buy original rubbers…the ones from precision brand weren’t as good as they said! On the rear hatch it misses for 2cm each side, and on the front the gap was huge on the upper right.
Tuning the hood was easy…but damn…the door latch is tricky as ****!!! It didn’t close until I discover that the inside handle and its main cable has some adjustment. I was desperate to lock the door, the driver’s side only…I hope now all works for life,,,ahahaha…

Let’s wait for the end of the resto…meanwhile…

This was the starting point 1 month ago, last time I worked on it




Centre console



Changing shop…


The day was very cloudy and even the car is outside, the colour doesn’t shine as it should be…






L24 on the way…




Easy…right…







Then we assembler the differential, fluids, bolts and substitute all the rubbers.




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Final result…but the starter will be replaced…this one is stopping once in a while…









The electric system…now getting back to 71…I think the car is very happy…agagagag



The seat belts…







The vent ducts were missing when I bought the car…now they are part of the car again.





These rubber caps were made by my father….they are better than the original…




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The splash is awesome…a great detail…





The windshields….

On the front…




Hatch…




People that collaborated during the process…


Windshield wipers are now working…awesome…


Top cowl grill got installed too…





The side lids…







Final results…



Tuning the hood with new stoppers..





Hood tuning…what a hard task!!!





Final result…






The car is almost ready…I bet tomorrow will be just missing the interior…for sure I’ll be driving it…

Hope you enjoy these last works on the car…

Cumps.
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