PDA

View Full Version : My Hand-Me-Down



c_morse
02-12-2012, 11:31 AM
My dad bought this Nissan 300ZX brand new off the lot in '89. Since then it's been ridiculously babied. It's been garage kept its entire life, under a car cover. It's been taken out once every 3 months and driven to Nissan where a certified technician has checked it over and given it an oil change.

Way back, Dad installed a Stillen Intake Kit, Stillen ECU, Stillen Headers, Stillen High Flow Cats, and Stillen Dual Exhaust.

A couple years back, he had the entire stereo replaced with Alpine components, as the stock system had deteriorated over time.

The car has never been in a wreck. Has no dings, no dents, no scratches. Interior is as pristine as the exterior. Just turned 30K miles on my drive back down to SC.

I noticed that one of the front corner lights had cracked, so I already replaced those with JDM Nissan units.

I have a small list of stuff I am going to do to it. Nothing huge, basically just some little Nismo and JDM parts here and there. Also went ahead and ordered the plate for it. It's going to say "FAIRLDY"

Anyway, the pics:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1513.jpg
Front view.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1514.jpg
Front and to the side.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1515.jpg
New corners are visible here. The stock USDM units have Amber lenses to the rear of the unit, these are clear all the way across.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1516.jpg
Rear Driver side.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1517.jpg
Back again.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1518.jpg
Rear Passenger side.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1519.jpg
Side view.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1520.jpg
Front view.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1521.jpg
Front from a little higher.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1522.jpg
Garage after it was readied for her.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1523.jpg
Door protector and her bra hung on the wall.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1524.jpg
Parking assistant. Helps me get the car within 3 inches of the garage door every time. No having to reposition the car 5 times.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1525.jpg
Car plugged into its battery tender.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1527.jpg
Under its car cover.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1528.jpg
"Remove Before Flight"

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/hookduphatch/IMG_1529.jpg
From the rear.

Jake
02-12-2012, 11:42 AM
3 cars and 2 bikes now? Holy shit Batman

XGRaViSmOrSX
02-12-2012, 12:41 PM
that's not a fucking hand me down. That's an inheritance. enjoy it, because it looks immaculate. i'm a sucker for 80/90s japanese sports cars

Double R
02-12-2012, 12:48 PM
If you ever sell that thing, some Z collector is going to shit.

c_morse
02-12-2012, 12:51 PM
I sold the SV650 (bike) to one of the guys in my shop Jake. So I currently sit at 3 autos and a bike.

Tony_YYZ
02-13-2012, 03:13 PM
How often do you drive it?

c_morse
02-13-2012, 06:16 PM
Right now, once or twice a year. I just haven't been pulling it out of the garage like I should, especially since I got the G.

Tony_YYZ
02-13-2012, 09:15 PM
Right now, once or twice a year. I just haven't been pulling it out of the garage like I should, especially since I got the G.

wow. do you have any plans for it?

c_morse
02-13-2012, 09:18 PM
Stillen headers and high flows, JDM tails... maybe a couple other small things.

Harry
02-14-2012, 02:27 AM
thats a beautiful car, imo nissan hasnt produced as appealing a sportscar as that one. yes i know about the gtr and all that. doesnt turn my crank.

Tony_YYZ
02-14-2012, 09:03 AM
thats a beautiful car, imo nissan hasnt produced as appealing a sportscar as that one. yes i know about the gtr and all that. doesnt turn my crank.

Skyline R34 is the pinnacle of Nissan's aesthetics.

Double R
02-14-2012, 10:41 AM
Skyline R34 is the pinnacle of Nissan's aesthetics.


I beg to differ

http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/images/12/2012/01/c8e2d0851a8a08d5066cf3834454728e.jpg

Harry
02-14-2012, 12:49 PM
that's just oozing testosterone.

Tony_YYZ
02-14-2012, 12:56 PM
I beg to differ

http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/images/12/2012/01/c8e2d0851a8a08d5066cf3834454728e.jpg

:ew:

Double R
02-14-2012, 02:15 PM
:devil:

Das Kapitalist
02-14-2012, 03:48 PM
Stillen headers and high flows, JDM tails... maybe a couple other small things.

99 JDM headlights? They're super dopedydope.

c_morse
02-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Haha. Also $1500 a set with the xenon and everything. Those are a "maybe."

eNder
02-14-2012, 06:32 PM
that's not a fucking hand me down. That's an inheritance. enjoy it, because it looks immaculate. i'm a sucker for 80/90s japanese sports cars

.

eNder
02-14-2012, 06:32 PM
I sold the SV650 (bike) to one of the guys in my shop Jake. So I currently sit at 3 autos and a bike.


wait the sv650 that you built from the ground up to make it look like it will eat your babies ?

c_morse
02-14-2012, 06:53 PM
Yep, the SV is on to a new owner.

Tony_YYZ
02-14-2012, 10:05 PM
How cheap is car insurance in SC?

c_morse
02-14-2012, 10:24 PM
I pay about $130/month for all 3 cars. Full coverage on the G and Z.

Cage
02-14-2012, 11:13 PM
ive always been a fan of those cars

EXCellR8
02-15-2012, 12:10 AM
You should try to find one of those older Datsun Z's to fix up, would be boss to add one of those to the family. I think my dad had a 280Z back in the day, special edition or something like that too...

civcmatt
02-15-2012, 12:35 PM
man that thing is dope! driving once or twice a year though...ouch! gotta keep it in good shape though

Tony_YYZ
02-15-2012, 12:42 PM
I pay about $130/month for all 3 cars. Full coverage on the G and Z.

holy shit I'm jelly. I pay $240/month for just my Si with full coverage. :okay:

civcmatt
02-15-2012, 01:06 PM
time to switch over man! i used to be that way then switched companies. i used to pay 220 a month for the Vette, Civic and Bike....thats all at age 22

Tony_YYZ
02-15-2012, 01:11 PM
time to switch over man! i used to be that way then switched companies. i used to pay 220 a month for the Vette, Civic and Bike....thats all at age 22

But you're in the US. I'm in Canada and Toronto rates are sky high. This is the lowest rate I can get and I only get it due to my alumni discount.

Das Kapitalist
02-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Any chance on a swap? I helped a friend of mine convert his NA to a TT like 8 years ago. It wasn't too bad.

c_morse
02-15-2012, 03:37 PM
Nah. Going to leave it mostly as it came. The only turbo part I plan on adding is the stock turbo rear wheels, so I can get slightly wider tread in the back. Staggered > *

Das Kapitalist
02-15-2012, 03:40 PM
Nah. Going to leave it mostly as it came. The only turbo part I plan on adding is the stock turbo rear wheels, so I can get slightly wider tread in the back. Staggered > *

Fair enough :8:

c_morse
02-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Interior pictures as requested:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/429177_3283299442655_1272672326_3285297_1577441645 _n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/425552_3283298682636_1272672326_3285295_445114152_ n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/420321_3283297642610_1272672326_3285294_234827439_ n.jpg

Stealth
02-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Why anyone would want red interior is beyond me, but to each his own.

300zx are sick cars, I love how they sound with exhaust.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzmq2ekvqPI&feature=related

civcmatt
02-26-2012, 07:57 PM
ya i hate cars that came with red interior.....but as said before to each his own.

but then again back then that was the style as well.....

some still come wiht it though......dunno why!

c_morse
02-26-2012, 08:00 PM
I personally think it looks great in the white 300ZX it's in.

Regardless, it's a 23 year old interior this year, so it's safe to say style has changed a lot in that timeframe.

Stealth
02-27-2012, 09:56 AM
damn 23 years, i feel old lol.

out of those super cars, I think the Supra or the 3000GT were my fav. Rx7 is up there too though.

c_morse
02-27-2012, 10:03 AM
I don't believe you can compare the 300ZX to the "supercars" of the era. Nissan's super car to compete with those that you listed above was always the Skyline, although we never saw it here.

But yeah, I literally grew up with this car, so I feel a bit old as well.