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1978 Datsun 280z

Post By: Tayler Coon

Date: 02/20/2024

The Story

I searched for my Z far and wide and ended up finding it in my town less than 6 minutes from my home. I've always dreamed of having an S30 and now I get to live out that dream! So far it runs well and has only needed one major repair after purchasing it! I'm excited to start building it but I honestly don't have any idea of where to start.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: I\'ve seen tons of examples but I don\'t know where to start on picking some out. I know I want them to be the bronze/gold look though.

Planned Upgrades

  • Suspension: I would like to eventually put this thing on Air Bags!
  • Performance: I would like to keep the original engine in it for as long as I can, I\'m not wanting to turbo or supercharge it, but I want to get as much out of it as I can. I just love the way this car sounds.
  • Tires: Fatties. Big ones. I want to stick to the road when I'm going fast.
  • Exterior: Gonna need all new trim and rubber seals, wanting to put the mirrors on the fenders as well. Once all of the body work is dong I\'m also wanting a full repaint as well. Aiming at a Millennium Jade or another similar Green.
  • Interior: I\'ve got some ghetto setup for the seats that needs to be addressed. Honestly it feels like a safety issue. There\'s a bracket welded to another bracket that is holding the seat in place. So my first set of interior will be updates to make it more safe to drive. Eventually I would like to update the whole interior though!

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