here is the small boy, it's been with me for 6 years now, i bought it for less than $500 bucks at the time, it was beaten up by racing the poor thing until it died, and quite rusted too, so its been a damn long sweat and money engulfing proyect
1978 datsun fairlady280Z
after i killed it some more myself by abusive racing/stupidity, bought 2 donor cars to revive the thing, first a crashed 83 zx, from which i took the 15'' alloy rims, carpet, rear disk brakes and the 280 fi turbo plant (it had some 260 carbed engine before, the original motor was probably destroyed by previous abuse) ; and second a rotted to the bone 280Z 77 to get the interior stuff and detailings ( seats, dash, console, emblems, door trims ) cuz the interior was also been stripped , probably to make it lighter
after a lot of rust stripping and body work its been painted on the original orange,( couldn't resist to get the hood in black ;D )
Post by imaginarius on Dec 15, 2009 15:37:04 GMT -5
Yeah dude, now THAT is some dedication! Now let's play "Who is Jintei in the picture??" Hahaha SO What are the cars like anyways, I mean as in are there a lot of American and Japanese cars there? What's the ratio?
My name is Jim...but some people call me..........................Jim
Post by SeattleJusty on Jan 9, 2011 12:51:58 GMT -5
It's nice to see a cone filter where it can actually do some good for a change. I think this is the first time ever on these boards that someone has done a cone filter where it will help rather than hurt. Good job.
Post by Armageddous on Jan 9, 2011 13:57:05 GMT -5
Very nice cars guys! Love the old Datsun's. My "boss" has a 1970's 510 that's fully restored and all tweaked out with multiple upgrades, and he actually drives it like it should be driven, which is rare. Terry
nicely done scoobie, excelent choice of color and rims you did there, are you doing something special with the hood? i see you have a BEGI fuel pressure regulator, are you planning on going turbo? also, theres where those datsuns bring the air filter originally seattle, no room for anywere else ( Nice to be arrowund here again:) CHEERS EVERYONE!
deegore: I slept in my 2 door driving from AZ to MN. Some front seats that fold flat would be necessary to really get comfortable.
Dec 10, 2017 17:59:40 GMT -5
justytrudeau: FWD means you don’t have to worry about any problems that can come up with the AWD system. AWD is clutch in snowier climates, but the pre 90’s models have carbeuraters instead of being fuel injected. Carbs can cause some issues in the winter time.
Jan 14, 2018 15:47:29 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Anyone put LED's in their instrumental panel? I have to remove the whole dash to get to 'em, figured it'd put off having to do it again by a few years.
Jan 23, 2018 22:18:20 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Are they interchangeable?
Jan 23, 2018 22:18:34 GMT -5
Bredmirror: Can a Suzuki Gti engine fit into a Gl manual Justy?
Jan 24, 2018 8:36:48 GMT -5
Justy1200cc: bredmirror, if you do it you would need the suzuki transmission. I think it's searchable on the forum for more details
Jan 30, 2018 22:25:04 GMT -5
bredmirror: Thats what Im planning to do. However, if the engine and the transmission won't fit then Im just gonna upgrade the stock engine and get a tubo kit for it.
Jan 31, 2018 4:28:16 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Anybody bought aftermarket center caps for their wheels?
Feb 16, 2018 1:37:50 GMT -5
Justy1200cc: I bought a pink sti badge off wish. it was pretty big and when I found a real sti the logo was even smaller than the justys
Feb 21, 2018 0:07:08 GMT -5
1991SubyJustyNotStarting: Engine not starting
Feb 22, 2018 22:14:37 GMT -5
justytrudeau: Just replaced my headlights with LED's as well as all my dashboard instrument cluster. None of them work, and now my taillights have gone out too. Likely wiring issue, eh?
Feb 23, 2018 22:12:08 GMT -5
theboypip: i was in a crash over winter, despite driving 20mph, black ice still got the better of my '92 first gen. i've been trying to find parts for weeks now and found my self here. i need a LHS lower arm but cant find any that match the undamaged one on my car! p
May 15, 2018 13:47:56 GMT -5
theboypip: steering arm and track rod end for LHS (it's a RHD car) are needed too
May 15, 2018 13:48:47 GMT -5