How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car

How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car
How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car
How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car
How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car
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If you own a Datsun 240Z, 260Z, or 280Z and plan to restore it yourself, you will need the right information, tips and secrets to bring your car back to like-new condition.

In this DIY guide, author Wick Humble discusses the pluses and minuses of a frame-up or staged restoration. He starts by helping you decide whether or not you should restore your Z in the first place!

If the answer is yes, he then discusses all the tools you'll need to do the job safely and right.

Packed with easy-to-understand text instructions and more than 500 photos and drawings, How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car will allow you to return your Z-car to its original glory!

All aspects of Datsun Z-car restoration are covered, including:

  • How to set up your shop, procedures and tips
  • Organize and store your Z's parts
  • Engine and drivetrain
  • Suspension, steering and brakes
  • Electrical components and wiring
  • Interior trim restoration, glass installation
  • Rust repair, body and paint
  • Technical bulletins and parts illustrations
  • Z-car identification and codes

Subject: A step-by-step guide on how to restore a Datsun (Nissan) Z car back to stock condition. ISBN-10: 1931128022 | ISBN-13: 9781931128025 | Part Number: CB802

  • Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
  • Author: Wick Humble
  • Pages: 240 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-931128-02-5
Table of Contents
Foreword | Introduction | What is restoration | How to use this book PROCEDURES AND TIPS
Planning your project | Storage | Restoration, over-restoration or modification | Used parts ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION REMOVAL
Engine check | Transmission check BODY EXTERIOR TEARDOWN
Remove fuel tank | Body disassembly BODY REPAIR AND PAINT
Engine compartment preparation | Prepping new body panels | Rust damage | Trial fitting of body parts | Body & paint INTERIOR TRIM AND COMPONENT REMOVAL
Interior disassembly | Remove hatch | Remove instrument panel FRONT SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
Remove front suspension, steering and brakes | Remove and recondition brakes | Recondition front suspension and steering | Install front suspension, steering and brakes | Remove and recondition steering column | Fasteners | Install steering column REAR SUSPENSION, DIFFERENTIAL AND BRAKES
Remove rear suspension, differential and brakes | Restore and assemble rear suspension | Install rear suspension, differential and brakes | Recondition halfshafts and drive shaft | Recondition rear brakes | Brake fluids ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND WIRING
Restore wiring harness | Electrical parts suppliers | Install wiring harness INTERIOR ASSEMBLY
Restore instrument panel | Restore interior | Install glass | Insulators | Install brake and clutch pedals and master cylinders | Install instrument panel | Restore and install console | Restore seats | Restore and install taillights | Restore and install radio antenna | Standard bolt-torque specifications BODY EXTERIOR AND DRIVELINE ASSEMBLY
Restore and install doors | Restore and install hatch | Install engine and transmission | Restore and install fuel system | Bleed hydraulic systems | Install body front end TECHNICAL BULLETINS, HI-LIGHTS AND RECALLS INSURING YOUR Z-CAR Z-CAR IDENTIFICATION AND CODES
Parts and services | Parts illustrations | Metric conversion chart | Index
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