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Previous Entry 300zx first week Nov. 22nd, 2009 @ 02:44 pm
My 1990 Nissan 300zx, just home from Hilton Head, SC. It's a 2+2 seater, 5 speed, normally aspirated. She scrubbed on the trailer loading and unloading and i almost shit my pants putting her on the trailer. I bought her from a younger fellow in an apartment complex in South Carolina. He wanted $2000 cash, but managed to get her for $1800. Tied her down with three straps and rode a mile, then added another, rode 20 miles and added two more. And she road like that all the way back to Screven 111 miles. I pulled it with my tuner in towing mode, which gives my truck a universal 12 mpg, empty or loaded, but it pulls like a horse.

In these pictures you can only see some of the more cosmetic external damage. the rear bumper is cracked all up, the front bumper is broken in two places, in the picture, at least, but underneath, the bumper is more or less shattered. The windshield is broken from the bottom to the top. The front passenger quarter panel is beat up pretty bad and scrubbing the passenger door, both of which will have to be replaced.


Home from SC


Front on Trailer

Here she is unloaded at the house, I just rolled it off in the brush, almost hitting a stump and the cast iron cauldron. Oh yeah, she doesn't start either. Guy I bought her from said it was a bad clutch switch. I couldn't sleep, of course, so I jumped the switch over still wouldn't start.

Rear day 1

oh, can't see here, but the right muffler has a huge hole in it, big enough to stick my arm in.

Front day 1
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Date:November 23rd, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Haha, good to see you on the lj again. ;) And what a great way to chronicle the Fixin' of the Car! We could even make an epic ballad of it by the time you're done.

Anyway, what the hell did this guy do to this car?!? Was it in a wreck (or three)? That's no small amount of body damage. Has it been sitting for a while?
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Date:November 23rd, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's going to be as much fun to document as to fix. Well he's not the original owner, and I'm making as detailed a list of damage as I can, there was definately a front impact of some sort, I'ma hazzard a guess of curb, cuz the front cross member is split clean in two. Alot of it is rust damage from leaks, but largely it's just cause it's 20 years old.
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Date:November 23rd, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)


I had a 1995 300ZX two-seater that I LOVED! Had it not gotten wrecked in Atlanta in June 2000, I may still have had it. :-( They're great cars, so enjoy her!
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Date:November 24th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
One of the theatre professors at GSU had a saying
"We have the power to perceive it's chair-ness"
so... I'm going to borrow that.
"We have the power to perceive it's car-ness!"
It is nice to see you back on LJ.
I look forward to seeing it's progress.
There were black twin 280Z's in the garage at a house my mom lived in when I was in high school.
I always wanted to buy them- that is until I got my 64'1/2 baby blue Mustang... which in retrospect was much safer for me as I'm a bit of an accident prone lead foot.
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Date:March 10th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Date:May 18th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
i miss you guys
Date:April 9th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Did you heard what Rob Matts said about that?

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Date:November 3rd, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Great post! I wish you could follow up on this topic!

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