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Bike Rack for a Datsun Z(3 posts)

Bike Rack for a Datsun Zlaffeaux
Sep 12, 2002 11:30 AM
I'm trying to figure out the best way to mount a bike rack on a old Datsun Z. I really want to avoid a rack that's held on with straps as it would need to be removed every time I opened the hatch.

Has anyone ever owned a Z and figured out how to add a rack? The roof seems to short for a roof rack, and there's not many option for hitches. What have others done?
re: Bike Rack for a Datsun ZDERICK
Sep 12, 2002 8:23 PM
I,ve owned several old Z cars but never put a rack on one. A 240 or 260 should be able to fit a bike in the hatchback. I used to carry mine there all the time. A 280 doesn't have the room. I'm not sure about a roof rack because of the short roof and flimsy water channels. I bet it would look pretty cool though. A hitch rack might be your best bet.
What year is the Z?
re: Bike Rack for a Datsun Zlaffeaux
Sep 12, 2002 10:23 PM
It's a '71 240. I can get a bike inside, but I'm thinking about a road trip, and I'd like to take a bike and luggage.