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  • The 2k car

    With my 1k car project coming to a close, I figgured its time to look towards my next summer project. It needed to be small, light, cheap, rwd, with a manual trans and great handling. Tall order, but heres what I got:













































    1977 280z 5spd.


    I've been wanting one of these for years, and am super excited to start working on it right away. She has a few typical issues for Z cars. There is a rust hole in the floor, I've allready cut out all the cancer, its about the size of a note card, you can see where the previous owner put a "patch" on top of the rust. And theres another spot of rust in the rear hatch where the weather stripping is. Nothing major the chassis is clean other then those spots.







    The interior is all there and she runs and drives, quite smoothly. I was very happy to see how quickly it started.

    I've since gutted the interior completly to clean out the car and search for more rust, didnt find any :). The interior is in great shape just a few things need replacing and everything else can be salvaged.

    I'll try to keep this thread going as I progress on the car. Stay tuned!

    2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
    1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
    2008 Taurus X
    2003 Accord

  • #2
    2k? Seems steep to me. Can't wait to see it done.
    Former owner of '98 SVT #1,173. Need a 95-00 Ford CD manual? PM me

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    • #3
      Looks fun! Has anyone put a 3L in one yet? :D

      Does it have a/c? Looks like the heater core is bypassed too.
      morbid
      2011 Edge SEL AWD (black) - daily driver
      2000 Contour SVT (black); #61 (Sept 17, 1999)
      3L with ADC turbo kit; 325hp / 338tq @ 7psi
      car is down with a broken tranny

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      • #4
        I don't think 2k is too steep, theres a lot more of em advertised in worse shape for more. I have a lot of new parts for the car just needs to be put together.

        Hmm I don't know about the 3l swaps but 350 swaps are popular.

        Yes it has a/c.

        (oh and I fixed my contours a/c too :))
        2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
        1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
        2008 Taurus X
        2003 Accord

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        • #5
          Nice, those are cool little cars. I have always liked then. But please no 350 swap. Stay nissan. There is a Datsun 260z around here with a skyline motor. Looks and sounds awesome!
          1998 SF CSVT #1339-RIP Stripped for parts
          1998 TR CSVT # 5914- SOLD
          1998 TR CSVT #0415-stock, B&M short shifter,AC delete, Carbon Fiber hood,custom one off "smurphko" front lip, custom one off mixed HOK red pearl

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          • #6
            Been working on it slowly.

            Heres the redone interior with new weather stripping








            New shifter bushings made a world of difference considering I didn't have any when I got the car.
            2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
            1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
            2008 Taurus X
            2003 Accord

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            • #7
              Then I installed tokico springs struts and new poly bushings
              Fronts first








              Then rear, I also put 240z rear strut mounts on instead of the 280z ones since they are nearly an inch shorter.











              2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
              1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
              2008 Taurus X
              2003 Accord

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              • #8
                2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
                1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
                2008 Taurus X
                2003 Accord

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                • #9
                  Looking good!
                  morbid
                  2011 Edge SEL AWD (black) - daily driver
                  2000 Contour SVT (black); #61 (Sept 17, 1999)
                  3L with ADC turbo kit; 325hp / 338tq @ 7psi
                  car is down with a broken tranny

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                  • #10
                    I want!
                    99 SVT "BLKOUT2" - PRT street driven track #&$% - 13.904 at 102.58 | 98 SVT - PRT RWD conversion project car
                    00 ROUSH Cougar - SOLD | 02 SVTF - New toy and R&D car. Future RWD?

                    Owner/operator PRT www.prtautosport.com
                    Follow development of CDW-27 performance parts: http://www.facebook.com/PRTautosport

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                    • #11
                      Looking good. Congrats on the great find! I was lloking at one before I got the SVT. $1200 for RHD that needed a battery and tires, but wasnt the best of family cars for me. So jealous.
                      98.5 CSVT 6357, Port-matched '04 3L, 17" Prolines, resonator deleted, Cobalt Blue Metallic, custom hood/tail lights.

                      1999 CSVT 1394, all stock and staying that way!

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                      • #12
                        Nezer, thought maybe you disappeared for good...glad to see the progress. Still owe you for checking out the Bondurant for me...one of these days...
                        #0007 (Gold PPG Pace Car)
                        Sold but not forgotten:
                        #0003 (Bondurant #1)
                        #0013 (Saleen Contour) and
                        Bondurant #4

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                        • #13
                          Nope still around, just haven't been here since I've been very busy with well life. I actually took a 4-5 month break on working on this thing but now its nearly ready to be back on the road just a few things to button up first.

                          And I totally forgot about that Bondurant stuff! I still cant wait to see what ever that surprise is!
                          2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
                          1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
                          2008 Taurus X
                          2003 Accord

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                          • #14
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFc2oPEzHk
                            This instantly came to mind
                            2000 SVT Black/Tan #1163/2150 SOLD
                            2007 Grand Prix GXP 5.3l V8 342hp/358tq
                            2009 Saturn Vue Redline V6 AWD
                            2014 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

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                            • #15
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=573xL...eature=related

                              Should the l28 ever blow.
                              2000 Toreador Red/Prarie Tan #576/2150 Revived 4/25/09 191 whp, 189 torque
                              1977 Datsun 280z 5speed
                              2008 Taurus X
                              2003 Accord

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