• 240Z: Grille pieces straightening II

    While having all the grille pieces disassembled, i thought i better take advantage of it and straighten all the pieces before i have them zinc-plated. So i pulled out my best (nonexistant) panel-beater skills and hammered the parts as straight as i could. A few examples: Before: After: Before: After: Before: After:.

  • FOR SALE: Various 240Z / Fairlady Z Parts

    I have various parts for sale, let me know if you’re interested. Some parts are for sale on ebay also… 1) JDM Only, Japanese Nissan Service announcement book “Introduction of the Fairlady Z”. Original Copy, Slight dirt on the surface, but otherwise excellent condition, with much useful information! UPDATE: This item has been sold, Other items still available, unless noted different 2) Pair of Klokkerholm weld-in Rear quarter panels for the S30 / 240Z Chassis. Brand new, never used. Good quality, discontinued items. (i bought them NOS a while ago). 3) Used Rear stub axle. Slight surface rust, but otherwise good condition. Only one available, other one already sold, comes…

  • 240Z: Front grille preparation

    Upon closer inspection of the grille, i realized the already some rust has appeared at the places where matal rubs on metal: So i decided to better have all the non-aluminum pieces completely disassembled and zinc plated. That’s why i remoced all the rivets While doing so, i decided to redrill some of the rivet holes: Will have to strip the primer, hammer a few small dents straight and then have it zinc plated with the next load of parts…

  • 240Z / Garage: 240Z Banner / Flag

    While browsing the web for a few nice deals, i stumbled upon something which finally arrived at my door today. A huge Datsun 240Z Banner / Flag with a nice Japanese theme, showing some Cherry blossoms and snowy montains along with japanese characters (still need to translate them).  A german dealer who sold it on ebay ads told me he bought it at an oldtimer swapmeet in the Netherlands. A bit of research revelealed that the graphics once were made for a 30 year celebration by an insurrance company called Carole Nash. The original wallpaper is still available for download on their website: https://www.carolenash.com/insideclassics/classic-car-news/carole-nash-celebrates-beauty-classic-design-global-classics/ Well. not sure how it ended…

  • 240Z: Niles Cigarette lighter with Thermometer

    While strolling the webs for good parts deals i stumbled upon this:  A  Niles Cigarette lighter with a built-in Thermometer. It’s so useless and so japanese in a way, i couldn’t resist. It was only a few bucks and i found it in greece of all countries: Btw: Niles is the company that made most of the electronic relays and switches in the 240Z and many other Datsuns / Nissans of that time. So while this item was never sold by Nissan, it somehow gives the whole thing a bit of a period correct OEM feel: And to be honest, it’s so weird and odd, i just had to have…

  • 240Z: Radiator surrounding Panel shroud

    Today i got one of my ebay ad finds: The plastic radiator surrounding Panel / shroud. It’s a bit rough around the edges, has a lot of black paint stains, but overall it’s in great shape and the price was too good to not buy it. Another missing part of the puzzle in storage 🙂 And had to give it a clean immediately before i put it in storage 🙂 Much better already. Not sure if i will use it anyway, since i have the Koyo radiator. But it was only a few bucks and it’s good to know i have all the OEM Pieces to put it together back…

  • 240Z: Grille test fit assembly & fine-tuning

    So since i have all my parts for the grille now, i thought it’s time to puzzle them together. Here we got the single pieces: First test fir assembly (works nice with a cushion below). Looks a bit out of shape: I realized then, that the double-fin on top still has a major dent at where one of the vertical pieces attaches to it: Tried my best hammering skills to get it sort-of straight again: Second test-assembly. Starts to look nice. Need to sand the edges a bit on the vertacal pieces and then will replace all the rivets, before i put it all back together with new bolts and…

  • 240Z: Origina Microfiches & User manual copy

    Got some stuff today which i found lately for sale online. First a set of original Nissan Parts manual Microfiches from a German workshop liquidation. So it’s the european Parts manual. Unfortunately one page (body) is missing, but since i have a digital copy already it’s only for completeness sake. and the price was great too 🙂 You would usually need a microfilm / microfiche reader, but i think a scanner with a high resolution should be able to handle those too. I will give it a try. It just was a too cool piece of history to not buy them 🙂 Then i got a copy from an original…