Looking at a 240SX - Nissan 240SX Forums
New Member Introductions **240SX 101. NO FLAMING ALLOWED**

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 04-21-2020, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
FreyDee is on a distinguished road
Points: 59, Level: 1
Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
(Thread Starter)
Looking at a 240SX

Hey y'all! We're looking at a 1994 240SX as next project. Didn't got a chance to inspect it thou due to pandemic. I searched around the net for info and that's how I found you. Gonna lurk around
FreyDee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 04-23-2020, 09:15 PM
 
collegekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phiradelphia, Pa
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Rep Power: 64425448
collegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthy
Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100
Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100 Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100 Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
Welcome to the forum!

So it sounds like you guys want a convertible? Nice. I actually was looking into a couple verts as daily drivers but I ended up with a Subaru (and a bunch of other cars).

Any ideas in mind for it?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


96. Gonna do it right this time


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
collegekid is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 04-23-2020, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
FreyDee is on a distinguished road
Points: 59, Level: 1
Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
(Thread Starter)
Thank you, sir! Yes it is a convertible. Here to get some ideas actually.
FreyDee is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 04-24-2020, 09:51 AM
 
collegekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phiradelphia, Pa
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Rep Power: 64425448
collegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthy
Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100
Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100 Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100 Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
Ah ok, are you trying to race it or just keep it as a fun weekend cruiser?
What's your budget?
What tools do you have?
What other specialty tasks can you perform (welding, painting, fiberglass, ECU tuning, etc)

In this day and age, just having a car nicely painted one color with the original stuff working seems to be a feat for most people.
I would start with finding a running example, fixing the convertible top (a lot of people complain about it), and just keep the engine maintained. Convertibles came auto so finding stuff for a manual swap is costing more and more nowadays. It used to be able to be done for under $500 if you just bought parts and did it yourself. It's 2-3x as much now.

There were some nice builds but photobucket ruined a lot of them. I'd advise you not to go crazy regarding fiberglass overfenders and body kits. The factory body lines look pretty good.


If I were to build a vert for cruising, I would probably just keep it an auto Ka24de, get it painted, refresh the suspension bits, and slap some nice wheels on it. If you're feeling courageous, then do the Silvia front end on it. Get the triple projector headlights and a nice HID kit.

On the internet, everything is "played out", but I very rarely even see S chassis on the road. I see two things. I see the stock looking cars that the owners just trying to keep alive and then I see the balls to the wall StanceNation builds.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


96. Gonna do it right this time


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
collegekid is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 04-27-2020, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
FreyDee is on a distinguished road
Points: 59, Level: 1
Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
(Thread Starter)
It will be just a weekend toy initially. My uncle and I are working on some projects so it will be a slow project. Nothing crazy but sounds like racing is a great idea. My uncle mostly do the wrenching and I do the research part but I can weld and detail. He got most tools on his shop.
FreyDee is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 04-27-2020, 01:22 PM
 
collegekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phiradelphia, Pa
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Rep Power: 64425448
collegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthycollegekid The posts made by this user are trust worthy
Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100
Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100 Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100 Points: 644,260,121, Level: 100
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
What projects do you have going on right now?

If you plan on doing any racing then buy a coupe or hatchback. Try to go for a non sunroof model AKA Hardtop or Slicktop. You will need so much bracing to keep a convertible from flexing that it's not worth it. Yeah you can put a roll cage in it but you are taking on work that doesn't need to be done.

The factory 5 speed will perform for track racing, but drifting will kill just about any transmission. It is the repeated shock that kills transmissions, no matter whatever stage 6 transmission build you get. I would just refresh that factory Ka24de or Ka24e if you get an 89 or 90. Get some seat time and prepare the chassis for racing. When you finally get to a point to needing more power, getting that KA turboed is pretty straightforward. Buy all the obvious turbo parts, weld a few things (oil return for turbo, some adapters for water lines), and buy a mail order tune from RS Enthalpy and you'll be set.

Post some pics of what you're working on.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


96. Gonna do it right this time


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
collegekid is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 04-27-2020, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
FreyDee is on a distinguished road
Points: 59, Level: 1
Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1 Points: 59, Level: 1
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
(Thread Starter)
We're currently working on a 01 TJ wrangler and 98 Ranger. Gonna get some decent photos after the quarantine.
FreyDee is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 05-06-2020, 07:28 PM
The Irrelevant Mod
 
KAT0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Nowhere near you.
Posts: 29,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Rep Power: 214749580
KAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthyKAT0 The posts made by this user are trust worthy
Points: 2,147,570,078, Level: 100
Points: 2,147,570,078, Level: 100 Points: 2,147,570,078, Level: 100 Points: 2,147,570,078, Level: 100
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
I like this thread.

Keep up the good work, people!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S
emper Fidelis

Quote:
Originally Posted by ic2drop View Post
I know you learned your lesson though... never slow down when the cops start to follow you.
KAT0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan 240SX Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome