Originally Posted by Italian Mafia Shots
Wax, you're gonna love that Z32 set-up. I have the same as you and the feel is amazing.
jasper, what's the plan for that 510?
Immediate plan is to get it tagged and inspected asap. Just going to take the wheels and tires off my 240z and use those for now. Just need a couple minor things. Should be on the road for under $50, in under a week.
Next phase involves just making it a comfortable daily driver. New shocks, sound deadening, upgraded stereo system. Some weatherstripping. Somewhere between $200 and $300.
Phase 3 will be building a LZ22, adding 5speed trans, lowering(280zx front struts), 280zx vented disc brakes, and a more efficient exhaust. This sounds like a lot, but it should be do-able for under $1200. Can buy a junky/wrecked 280zx for the suspension, brake parts, and transmission for under $400. Motor could be built for cheap, just takes time to find the parts. I'll do the exhaust myself with some scrap exhaust pipe and by cutting pipe out from under some junk cars my dad has. Getting a new drive shaft should be $200 I'm guessing. Not sure if I want to have them cut+re-weld, or make a new one.
The good thing about this car is that it is rust and bondo free. All rust is only light surface rust, and I'd rather have dents everywhere than any amount of bondo.