Need to do some research on getting an old 280z and starting a restoration project.. Need good links to forums, parts, info, etc..
I'm doing the same thing. Got myself a 1980 280ZX 10th Ann edition (my avatar).Need to do some research on getting an old 280z and starting a restoration project.. Need good links to forums, parts, info, etc..
any idea where to start looking for one in decent condition?
One are some things to look out for? I hear frame rusting might be a problem. i would like to get one that is in good running condition that i can feel comfortable driving around daily in before the restoration begins. Body work is not a problem. Just want a sound engine/drivetrain.
Rust in the floorpans, front frame rails is quite common. As for buying a 'runner'...I'd rather find a car with good body & bad mechanicals....esp. since you never know what might get dropped in there....Chevy LS-1/6spd would be nice. There are a few of them on the road out here. Easy 10 sec. cars...with the Z06 intake & a couple other cheap mods.
+1. Ebay would be a good place to start. Another site where I've seen 240Z's, 260Z's, and 280Z's in decent shape was http://www.classiccars.com/. You can also check out http://zdriver.com/home/ and http://my350z.com/home/ for some private classifieds. Good luck.I got mine off ebay. I'm sure people have differing opinions on this approach, but due to where I live, it was my best option. The seller was very honest, and we talked numerous times prior to the end of auction. It took me 4 months to find the right one. This time of year should be easy to find a good deal. Just make sure you do your research and know what questions to ask, and what problems to be aware of.