My New Z LS1 Build

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  1. brewskie

    brewskie New Member

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    Purchased my first Z on christmas eve always wanted one and was looking for my next project as my current one is almost finished, I picked it up off Ebay or $1000 which I thought was a bargain here are some pics of my current project and some of the Z before I start and I will keep you posted with the progress just planning the conversion at the moment torn between building a cruiser using the std 4spd auto tricked up or building an absolute animal and backing it up with a transbraked powerglide not sure yet



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  2. garethclarke

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    $1000? With that paint job? Jesus lucky u. Z prices really r in the bin these days. Good luck on ur build.
     
  3. bRACKET

    bRACKET Do Right Dean

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    Very tidy buy for that price, well done.

    Good luck with the conversion, it looks like you already know what your doing.
     
  4. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

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    Be interested

    In this build, have been toying with the idea of doing similar
    Keep the build updated eh.
    where in NSW are you, would like to have a look , give a hand if needed.
    Nice pick up for a $1000, with that front bar and paint job.
    Have you run the ute yet? looks like a lot of time and money have gone into it, what times so far?
     
  5. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

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    $1,000? Really? *cough cough* I would jump rope with my intestines and push them back in with a stick if that is for real! And if it is for real... I don't think I wanna know.
     
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    Nice zed :) cant wait to see the build happen :) post up plenty of pics and definitely go for a monster zed :)

    Roadeater if it was gotten off ebay then i wouldnt be surprised...as i personally i have gotten a lot of surprise bargains off ebay. As for a complete zed like this...ive seen a few go for under $1.5k...so not at all surprised at the price. I think Brad (Painter) got his zed for a similar price too...ebay will definitely be your next best friend lol

    Abraham
     
  7. brewskie

    brewskie New Member

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  8. brewskie

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    No havent run the ute yet hopefully all going well later this month I will keep you guys posted
     
  9. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

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    I'm looking for an appropriately blunt stick.

    Where are the suckers when I'm in the market for an absolute bargain?

    No doubt this thread will be killer. Subscribed.
     
  10. s_t_r_e_t_c_h

    s_t_r_e_t_c_h flammin zed!!

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    Looking forward to reading this build thread. I have the same idea but waiting on funds lol..

    When you make up the engine mounts, feel free to make a couple of extra :) would snap them up real quick.

    Make sure you post lots of photos :)

    stretch
     
  11. brewskie

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    One step closer pulled out the donor engine today so all ahead now

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  12. DJHZEX

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    Definently a good step...now just get it in the Z! :D
     
  13. brewskie

    brewskie New Member

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    Spent a bit of time on the Z today, removed old engine and auto and now have the ls1 sitting in its place, took measurements for the sump so I can order that this week
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  14. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    well **** this is coming along quickly
     
  15. brewskie

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    brisz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the video !

    Shes a cool lil beast, are you going to keep her or sell her ?

    From your first post I some how got the idea that you turn em over.
     
  17. brewskie

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    No intend on keeping it for now as it is so much fun :D
     
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    nice time great little datto
     
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    I like your radiator setup with the ls1.... does it overheat with those little radiators?? what radiators are they?
     
  20. Slithz

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    Interesting, I see fairlady badging there, yet the engine is quite clearly NA. I thought they were only badged as such in Japan...? Meaning someone either bothered to import an NA or shoved an NA engine into a previously TT zed :confused:?

    Very nicely kept zed btw.
     

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