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$1000 1978 Datsun 280z Intro and Purchase (Ep.1)

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The start of something a bit... different. This video series will be following the saga of a Craigslist special $1000 1978 Datsun 280z we are fixing up. This is not a rich man's project car, not a six-digit drift missile. We are not professional mechanics, don't have a multi-million dollar workshop and toolbox. This series is about the adventure of buying a cheap, beat-up, old car with tales to tell. With just a garage, relatively basic and cheap tools, and a few friends, join us on our odyssey of discovery, manual labor, mistakes, redemption (hopefully), and cold concrete floors.

Watch episode 2 here: https://youtu.be/78eVcYimuMs
Watch episode 3 here: https://youtu.be/kHsWxEEBfHU

You guys have always proven to be interested in a bit of everything and supportive of whatever endeavors we have shared over this video service. If this series interests you, please join in on the adventure. If not, just skip over these videos in your feed. When the next opportunity arises, I want to get back to old tricks and get some simple, cool high speed footage. But unfortunately, encroaching housing developments in my area mean I can't get away with firing guns on my property anymore and with nowhere else to go shooting without restriction, my ability to film that sort of video is more limited than ever.

But here, in this series, none of that matters. I've spent countless hours over the last few years working in parking spaces, on the side of the highway, and in my home garage both alone and with friends on more than a few cars and trucks. Every car has been through something different, the older and rougher the condition they are in the more interesting the stories. Every time you work on a car, you discover events of the past, make decisions on how to handle problems or improve their performance in the present, and try to prepare both the vehicle and yourself for the future. Amidst the steel, the rust, the bloody knuckles, the broken bolts, the whining of gears and the roar of an engine, is something truly special, something capable of both soul-crushing losses and the most satisfying victories.

So come whatever may, this series will tell the story of one of our cars in a somewhat well-documented fashion. What you won't find is professional sound quality, lighting, camera work, overly flashy editing, or manufactured drama. This is a close-up, personal video diary of our work on this car that is filmed whenever time, light, and the situation permits. No rules, no order, just what happens along the way. I hope to convey the different aspects of this sort of work and the feelings that you can have tinkering with a car, not because it's a piece of practical transportation but because it's part of something to remember forever: a lifelong friend made in a parking lot, a late night wrenching to talk about for years, a long drive home towing a new project car through endless rows of trees and over darkened mountains.

Timeline of filming: December 27th, 2016

Song List (Order of First Appearance):
0:00 Open Highway – ALBIS
2:00 Jupiter One – Riot
3:11 Hot Heat - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
6:30 Remembering Her Face - Silent Partner
8:45 Fuzzy Feeling - Everet Almond

(All music provided by YouTube's Audio Library royalty free.)

Thanks for watching, and joining us on this adventure! Please let us know what you think! Consider supporting us via Patreon as well! https://www.patreon.com/FuzzyDiceProjects
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Restoration Projects

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