240z to 280z body panels

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240z to 280z body panels

Post by jz240 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:07 pm

Hi Guys,
I would like to know if the 260z and 280z two seater body panels are interchangable with the original 240z panels
That is I plan to change a 260z 2+2 body into a two seater body, and 260z to 280z cars are much cheaper out of the states

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Post by djz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:22 pm

Sorry, what exactly are you trying to do?
Nissan 280ZX 2 seater RB26 powered.

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240z body panels

Post by jz240 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:49 pm

Hi
I have purchased a 260Z 2+2 RHD, without an interior, but I prefer an S30 2 seater body. So the plan is to purchase an S30 ex USA and turn my 2+2 into an S30. Have since goolgled and found that S30 up to 280z panels are interchangeable with the 260z

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Post by djz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:54 pm

The wheel base is longer on the 2+2s, you would basically have to cut the car in half and remove about 300mm. You'd be better off buying a nice left hand drive 240Z and swapping the right hand drive bits into it.
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Post by jz240 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:00 pm

Yes that is for me a better option.
And that is what I would prefer, sorry, I did not explain.

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Post by Andy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:04 pm

Malcolm, may pay to rethink, although anything can be done with will power and a dogmatic attitude.

Doors on 2+2 are longer than on a 2 seater, I understand the hatch is different? (someone help me with that one). Front guards are close enough in all models but there are bumper indent differences. I think the front guards and bonnet are the few panels that are truly identical.

Overall the 2+2 is longer, door slam shape is different between early 2 seaters, later 2 seaters and 2+2's.

There are many differences between S30 and S31 years and even more between 2 seater and 2+2 variants.

Short answer is..... don't........ Unless you like welding, cutting and solving problems.

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Post by bernjean » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:09 pm

Yep back end of the 2+2 is quite different. Quite a bit wider. Bumper is longer although I believe the suspension is all the same. The front us the same buts doors back is different
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