vviseZ - 1978 Datsun 280Z Build Log [HLS30457973]

To Do List


Time to start the work on this girl. I'll split these up into mechanical and cosmetic


  • Carbs - I've got a Holley 650 to install and tune
  • U-Joint - Need replacing soon, is loud and feels like it has play
  • Sound Dampening - Strip the cabin, make sure everything is secured. Insulate the Fuel Pump. Tape everything with sound proofing.
  • Hand Brake - Need to tighten
  • Brakes - Occasionally squeaking, sometimes pull left (not always?). Generally don't inspire confidence
  • Speedo - Fix gauge, currently optimistic
  • Tach - Need to install cable (http://www.elcaminocentral.com/showthread.php?t=85249)
  • Re-Wire Engine Bay - Here's some motivation (https://datsunspirit.com/blue-car-feature/)


  • Exterior
    • Rear Spoiler - Contacted an OZC member about a rear spoiler
    • Rims - Again OZC member selling beautiful Enkei 92 mesh rims
    • Wheel Arches - Need to source
    • Front Air Dam - Need to source
    • Headlight Covers - I got them for free, waste not to install
    • Black Dip - Bumpers, Rear Light Cover, Spoiler, Arches, Trim, etc.
  • Interior
    • Replace dash
    • Replace or update carpets
    • Clean instruments and repair lights
    • New wooden wheel