This little car was restored about 10 years ago, but is a bit tired again. Follow our frame up build as we color her in 2010 Camaro Orange paint, which is amazingly close to the original Datsun orange, and then drop in a 2010 Camaro 3.6L LLT V6 and 6 speed manual trans for an awesome daily driver and occasional track day!
This build not intended to be a show car. Still required some rust repair and metal work (how we did that and what to consider).
Specs so far: Sept 5, 2012
- 1972 Datsun 240Z #HLS30 73056 Built March 1972 Vin decode: H=L24 engine, L=left hand drive, S30=Model
- Engine: 2010 Camaro V6, 3.6 LLT DI (direct injection) V6, 11.3:1 compression, 304HP, 273ft lb Engine and trans 428lbs. Aluminum block, heads and intake.
- Transmission: Aisin Warner AY6 six speed manual. I–4.06, II-2.37, III-1.55, IV-1.116, V-.85, VI-.67
- Differential: 1988 300ZX Shiro R200 VLSD 3.545:1 with half shafts, Modern Motorsports Billet 4340 280Z stub axles
- Tires: Nitto 205/45ZR17 on Motegi MR124 Wheels 0 offset
- Brakes: Rear: factory aluminum drums Front: Factory rotors with 1980 Toyota 4WD PU calipers
- Arizona Z Car camber plates and coil overs with 250lb springs.
- Passenger floor. Has an aluminum patch and good old goop. This will be cut out and repaired with a steel patch.Only boxed frame damage. Just a little dollying and a quick weld.jacking issues? maybe the car was run up on something?
- sameno rustno rustDoglegs will need a little minor work before paint - really good shape!THe bottoms of the doors and all the rocker pinch welds are great!Passenger FloorBase of passenger seatDrivers floor, a couple of small holes.Base of the drivers seat.Radiator after repairsRack and calipers removed.Old rack removedOld calipersRadiator removed.
- New rack installed.Evaporator and radiator removed.All the AC engine componants removed. Will get Vintage air next spring.New fan, fan clutch, and radiatorFactory sound material removed from hatch area.New lower trans boot and upper hump rubber boots. New shifter bushings installed too.Passenger floor after removing the patch and plastic filler.Passenger side floor near hump.Passenger Floor
- Passenger Floorfront Passenger seat - rear supports, hole at flangePassenger seat rear flangeDrivers side seat front flange.Drivers side floorDrivers side seat support - little filler in floor.
- Sealing the old repairs - the owners work.Opted not to replace floors but patch and seal for a driver carthis will get POR 15 and under coat
- Low Clearance! Oil pan is about 3.5 inches from the floor.