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Old 01-25-2018, 02:04 PM   #1  
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Beginner LF Help with 280Z Build

Hey,
I'm new to the car community in general and looking to start my first build project with a Datsun 280Z.
I've been going through autotrader, cargurus and some japanese sites to find a suitable base car to work on.

I chose the 280Z over the 240 mainly because of the EFI and taillight design.
For appearance, I will definitely be swapping out the front bumper .-. as soon as I can. Also thinking of adding side skirts and a widebody kit.

As for the engine I am still considering whether to stick with the stock L28 or swap to a RB26.
I'm also thinking of doing other modifications to the manifold, turbo, fuel system, suspension and sway bar in the near future.

The end result I'm looking for is a fun car I can use as a daily driver and occasionally on the track.
I want the car to keep most of its original styling with a few modern twists.
I need help with a lot of the specifics and would also like to make an initial estimate on the budget needed.
Any help with this would be much appreciated. Suggestions, improvements, advice, critiques whatever you've got to say!

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Just add up the costs of drivetrain plus wheels tires interior, paint and then multiply by 2. That will give you an idea of what you will spend
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