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Javier Solis

5 minute read

Is it possible to build a Datsun Z car for under $5K? So far we've been able to stay under a $5000 budget for our 1981 Datsun 280ZX turbo build project car. We thought it would be helpful to created a mini buyers guide with tips on how we've managed to stay under $5000 along with a list of places we've purchased Datsun parts. We also put together a YouTube video with more details on work we've done and plan to do on the Datsun 280ZX Turbo build.

Javier Solis

2 minute read

Why is the Datsun 280ZX hated?

You’re searching for a Datsun Z car and you start to wonder why you can easily find a late 70s early 80s Datsun 280ZX. You soon realize that the prices aren’t too bad either. As you look closer, you realize that the front and rear bumper are HUGE. Then you tell yourself, I can get rid of those ugly bumpers, but you find that there isn’t a whole lot of aftermarket body kits for the 280ZX. In fact, the more you dig into the Datsun 280ZX you realize…

Javier Solis

2 minute read

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Purchasing a 1972 Datsun 510 2 Door Build Bluebird


Accidentally found a 1972 Datsun 510 2 Door Bluebird

I was recently browsing for Datsun 280zx parts on craigslist in my area when I stumbled across a Datsun 510 2 door for sale. The 510 is quite rare, especially for a 2 door. I’d hunted for a Datsun 510 before I bought the 81 Datsun 280zx but always came up empty-handed.

Javier Solis

2 minute read

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Datsun 280ZX - Will it start?


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1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo Build

My day job continues to revolve around IT-related ITBuilds work, and I tend to spend quite a bit of time on other tech related builds. So I decided it was time to get away from the keyboard and embark on a non-IT-related build.