There is a tiny patch of rust on the edge of the T-Top. I will take care of that when I repaint the car.
Almost the entire bottom of the car is rusted through. There is a hole where the spare tire used to be. I plan to replace all flooring with powder coated aluminum.
It seems that the windows do not fit right. I will be replacing all the seals, including the wind sheild seals.
There is a knock from the transmission when you really use the car, but it is more of an annoyance than a flaw.
These cars tend to have electrical problems often. I am working on replacing all the gages with after market parts.
The suspension can be tricky. I have the Tokico set on order.
I just replaced all the belts and timing chain. I offer a word of caution. The timing chain is a pain to replace. The first timing chain was too big. It took 3 days to get it out of the shop. Find a wonderful mechanic to get a good deal. I was quoted $1,200.00 from everyone else. He worked hard for $565.00.
What is the back seat for again?
I am in love with my car and plan to restore and collect Z cars until I die. My other half used to own a 1982 280ZX Turbo so I knew what I was getting into.
This car has a wonderful history. The only previous owner has 5 other Z cars and takes great pride in them. He teared up when I bought it. He only gave them up because he cannot drive a standard any longer.
There is no history on damage to the longevity of this car. It feels as though I am just now breaking it in as a sports car because it was never driven over 5,000 RPM!
I love to drive this car and it looks somewhat like a Ferrari/Japanese/American muscle car. I get the thumbs up when this woman blows the military Mustang guru off the road. I cannot wait till I put my turbo on!