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Bought my dream 240z!!

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Hello everyone!! 3 days ago I bought my dream car. I am an 18 year old with a knack for buying non working vehicles. I got a 1970 Datsun 240z! I have been looking for one of these cars for close to 3 years, but I thought I was priced out. and after mostly completing my 65 Mustang restoration I could not pass this one up. I found this guy on Facebook marketplace, and bought it for $450. Forgive me as I dont know a huge amount about these cars. I know the basics like the history of them and some cool tidbits not but a whole lot. I found out thru posting on a Datsun facebook group that I have a "Series 1" car, which I would love to learn more about. I have also learned that its basically a sin in the Z world to modify these cars. Unfortunetly I dont have an engine with this car, so it will be impossible to do a numbers matching restoration. What is everyones opinions here?
Here is what I know about my car so far:
1970 Datsun 240z series 1
Factory color was sunshine yellow, is now black
Still has power antenna, but has an AM/FM radio with an AM radio faceplate
Non AC car
will need floors, rear panel, rear quarters, and front right shock tower
Thanks for the read and I would love any opinion's, advice, or ideas. Thanks!!


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Super cool! I like the black paint with the white taillight panel, it's an interesting combination I haven't seen before. Sweet stang too, I have the same taste! My dream garage is mostly z's, mustangs, and some other cars I could never afford. Is that a starion in the third picture?
The first thing to do is to get under the car and check the frame and floorboards. if the frame is rotted, it's probably a parts car, not one to rebuild. These cars are very susceptible to rust and a rotten frame is a major problem.

If the floors are rotted, you'll have to decide how much body work you are willing to tackle.
Cool find, I like the price! Have a good look under the hatch itself and the sill plate for rust, and then pull the vented cowl cover off where the windshield wipers are housed. Bad enough rust down in there can be a killer.
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