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Old 03-18-2017, 10:55 AM
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Hi guys, My name is Gabriel, I just turned 18 in August and I finally got one of my dream cars as a project car! It all started my sophomore year when I had a Traxxas rustler. I started with that buying, selling, but mostly trading until I had a honda 400ex which I sold a few days ago. I was looking for another bike or atv when I came across a 1977-78 Datsun 280z for $950 ad on Craigslist. When I saw the ad I had to have it. Within 2 hours from seeing the ad I had her home. I haven't worked on cars much except for changing filters, radiators, and other basic parts and maintenance. I'm going to college to be a CNC machinist and get my certification in Solid Works. I took a semester in welding and I also have another welding class to take. This build is going to be a learning stretch for me and it's definitely going to take a while. Now on to the car. My plans for the car are to bring her to her factory look and specs and with the exception of wider wheels and a yellow paint job. I want to keep the stock ride height though. The guy I got the car from said he had it run for a bit to see if it ran. When he did it was on old fuel and it ruptured a fuel line. It has a bad rust patch below the driver door in front of the rear fender and a few holes in the passenger floor. All in all its a solid car but I need help. Any links to diagrams, repairs, manuals, or anything that anything may think would be helpful would be appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:11 PM
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Welcome Gabriel! You'll find lots of information on this forum. Check out all the "sticky" threads. This is a good place: General Tech - Write-ups - How-to's - ZDriver.com

Also for the factory service manual for your particular car, go to this website: XenonZcar.com

Browse around and you'll get all sort of information.
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