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    Could someone tell me the specifications of the rear tail lamp screws
    for a 240z (the long ones which hold the tail lamp it to the bodywork)?
    I seem to have lost mine

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    5 x .08 x 12 Phillips head with lock washer and flat washer.
    (The 12 mm length is taken from the base of the head to the end of the screw. NOT total screw length.)
    The 1973 240Z 165540 Slightly modified. L28, 5sp, cam, headers, MSD 6AL, power windows, power door locks, leather seats, custom this and custom that.

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    Also don't forget that the light has acorn nuts inserted into the nut holders. If you get a longer screw, you'll just bust the back out of the nut and get corrosion on the screw.

    You CAN remove and replace those nuts, but be careful as the plastic needs to be bent slightly.

    You might also consider replacing the screws with bolts. The lower edge of the light, closest to the rear deck, is a literall bitch to get unscrewed without busting your knuckles and / or stripping the head. I found that a 1/4 ratchet with a swivel made things a LOT easier.

    Enrique

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    Thanks so much guys, I looked through heaps of resources before calling on 'those in the know' and I had an answer within a day! Fabulous!!

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