Datsun 240Z . A jumbomega scale Datsun. With working goodies. Lots and lots of working goodies. Lots. And. Lots. .
New from Chinchilla Motors! This Logo! Er... wait, that's not right.
Here we are! This chassis! Hang on...
Blam! Datsun! In your face 90's power!
The front. I don't really know what to say about this. Normally that would indicate I had nothing to talk about. This time it's a different story...
... you see, while there is a ton of stuff to talk about, the Datsun currently sits in shambles.... I tried rolling it down the driveway. And the back axle fell apart. And then the back fell apart with it. =(
Needless to say I wasn't dumb enough to try such lunacy BEFORE taking pics. So here's all the pics with a minty fresh Datsun.
Steering is good though. And it will roll, unlike it's behemoth predecessors. It just rolls too quickly. Yeah, I'll go with that. My car is TOO good. *facepalm*
The C-pillars were tricky, they hold up the whole roof so they must be sturdy.
I also smoothed out the license plate this time. Japanese flag with the usual nickname on it. LAD.
No hawks to take the aerial view, so I just stood up.
More standing, there were also lots of deer. Some sparring. Terrifying to be near such a spectacle with my precious Datsun.
Door handles, which aren't new.
They just open differently from the ones I usually see.
The trunk, rather shallow. But that's only because....
...More stuff space things! Room for a spare tire, the car jack, and a peg thingy for operating the car-jack.
I forgot to put the tire in though. I've checked, it fits, it's just part of a motorcycle right now.
Real car-lifting action! Also note my amazing hubcaps, with real hubcap action.
A big I6 engine, with some pistons. I only have 2 technic square pistons, so these odd things are there instead. They lock up though, so I do need to get some good old square pistons.
Here you can kind of see the double linear transmission. Just 2 linear 2 speeds next to one another and operate by 1 linkage. Earth-shattering for me, technic builders are probably laughing. =P
Battery, a bit worn out because I forget to turn it off. =/
The headlights... need a better pic.
Like this one, from a while back.
The taillights, unfortunately I cannot magically procure a pic of the taillights.
At this point I need new batteries for the camera, so I went inside. I took this pic from the window 2 stories up. Big Datsun is tiny now. =P
The interior! With 2 colors!!! Amazing!!!
Light up console
Light up speedo.
I told you there were deer.
New seat design, more supportive. They recline, move about.
Two seats are better than one.
...3rd gear... for whatever reason I lost the pic of 4th gear. It's just like a regular shifter though.
Parking brake, which is never to be turned off on a hill ever again. The design works nicely, but the differential is old and occasionally explodes on steep hills. (about 25 degrees)
The light switch, which also activates the windshield wipers. The working windshield wipers. Oh, I went there. >=D (maybe a vid later, we'll see)
Nice glovebox that clunks open and close. Lots of space, too.
The pedals, which are sprung as usual for such a scale. You can also see the technic lever. I originally planned to have a pneumatic hood popper, but eventually my pneumatic needs shifted and I needed all my cylinder for... other things. =)
Random views.... enjoy.
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One last random view
And here's the carjack, actually being useful as opposed to a show-toy. Kind of cool, maybe the silver lining on the Datsun being broken.
Thank you so very much for visiting! And just remember... don't roll your Legos down the driveway. Ever. Just don't do it. Don't come crying to me if you do and they break. I'll have no sympathy, I warned you. You're probably getting your cars out right now. I bet you think you'll roll them around the driveway all day long with no problem. You'll see, driveways are a menace. A menace I say! Oh right... I'm supposed to keep the ending bit short. Right.
!!!Thanks for viewing!!!