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    Default Headlight covers with chrome trim.....

    Nice covers, but one is damage. Cant believe he is asking $925. Are these thing that rare?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-NISSAN-D...a4dd4c&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Origina...e3b9e9&vxp=mtr
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    In a word... YES.

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    I kept thinking of reproducing a set of these, but even reproductions would be expensive.
    Was thinking I could fabricate the frames from brass and have them chromed. However the cost / effort to create the thermoform tooling is the bigger challenge.
    In the end I decided to spend my efforts on other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiluj View Post
    I kept thinking of reproducing a set of these,


    In the end I decided to spend my efforts on other things.
    My sentiments exactly. At work I can make the trim in stainless steel and polish it to 0,4 uM, but the very thin clear plastic is hard to duplicate with any quality.

    I have been trying to make taillight lenses, but the results are not up to what I want. Now working on a pressure chamber to post cue the PU 4barG @70degC for 6 hours. Also have a lens in a bucket with a uv lamp from a pond filter unit to simulate years of uv exposure. Its been two months and holding well. But like you said, I would have spent less just buying the euro taillights. Its a hobby, maybe ill post my results when Im finished playing around

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    Has anyone ever approached Altec Products to make the covers for the metal frames? Altec may have an economical method to product the tooling.

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm restoring a 240z and I've had a bunch of parts "donated" recently to my cause. One of the most interesting items is a clear set of headlight covers. I didn't realize the rarity of these until I put them on Craigslist to barter for other Z parts and got a ton of calls & emails in the first 10 minutes.

    Turns out that these are in high demand. My agreement with the guy who gave me these was to use them or trade / sell them so that I could continue my own Z restoration. For maximum exposure (and hopefully enough to pay for a paint job) I've listed them on eBay. Don't shoot me for being a capitalistic American.

    Datsun Nissan Z Car Clear Headlight Covers New Old Stock Still in Box | eBay

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    1973 240z coming back to life

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    Already sold!
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    Well, ok then! That auction sold out in less than 2 min. Thanks for looking anyway!
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    Damn!
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    Mmm. That just confirms my fears. It will be a long way down my "to do list" before I start seriously hunting these things down.
    With these prices someone should be making a replica with stainless steel trim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EuroDat View Post
    Mmm. That just confirms my fears. It will be a long way down my "to do list" before I start seriously hunting these things down.
    With these prices someone should be making a replica with stainless steel trim.
    Check HBZ, I believe that's happening soon.
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    Man - that was a very nice "donation" to say the least... Now you'll have to keep us Posted on the progress you are making on the restoration of your Z.

    Maybe I need to raise the prices on some of the NOS Parts I'm putting on EBay..

    Good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    Man - that was a very nice "donation" to say the least... Now you'll have to keep us Posted on the progress you are making on the restoration of your Z.

    Maybe I need to raise the prices on some of the NOS Parts I'm putting on EBay..

    Good luck,
    Carl B.
    Hey Carl,
    What's your seller ID? Share it with us so we can all check out your auctions.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    Man - that was a very nice "donation" to say the least... Now you'll have to keep us Posted on the progress you are making on the restoration of your Z.

    Maybe I need to raise the prices on some of the NOS Parts I'm putting on EBay..

    Good luck,
    Carl B.
    As smart as the guy who gave them to me looked, I don't think he realized what he actually had. Or maybe he did? I sure didn't, but I do know now thanks to this thread.

    And now I feel like I left money on the table (damn greed.)

    Who knows what would these have actually gone for if I didn't put a "buy it now" price?!
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    Jim - EBay ID is: beckatbecksystemscom

    Only a few things on EBay right now - but I'll be adding stuff every day for the next few weeks.. mostly NOS stuff, but a few harder to find good used parts as well.

    Some smaller stuff I may just group into Package Deals - as the packing and shipping costs are so high. I don't want to sell 4 hose clamps for $15.00 then charge $10.00 to pack & ship them. {if you know what I mean}.

    thanks for asking..
    Carl B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    Jim - EBay ID is: beckatbecksystemscom

    I don't want to sell 4 hose clamps for $15.00 then charge $10.00 to pack & ship them. {if you know what I mean}.
    thanks for asking..

    Carl B.
    Yep, we've already got a guy in Houston that cover that area only too well! I've got you in my watch list. Looks like I need to check out that Happy Rabbit.

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    Hi Jim:
    The "Happy Rabbit" was just something to use as a trial run.. although it is pretty neat for a Kids room etc. Local Artist does them.. But it still hasn't sold... humm...

    Nonetheless - An NOS combination Choke & Hand Throttle Assembly - sold in 2 minutes $595.00
    Sold one of three - NOS Wood 4spd Shift Lever Knobs for $95.00 and a pair of NOS 240Z 1/4 Panel Emblems - METAL for $249.00 - all sold in 3 or 4 minutes of listing.

    It would seem that if anyone wants to find something on EBay - they better have something set up to search the listings every few minutes - and notify them when whatever they want - is listed. Maybe that explains why we never see really rare items go to auction.. and why the headlight covers sold so quickly..

    FWIW,
    Carl B.
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    Carl, Do you have a 5 speed shift knob? can't seem to find one.

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    No - none that are for sale. Not wood anyway..
    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    No - none that are for sale. Not wood anyway..
    Carl
    Where to find one brand new in the bag? Would you know Carl?

    How much did those covers sell for? Someone here would have paid more.

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    Headlight covers sold for over $1500.
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    I would be too worried about rock chips and cracks with those headlight lenses. IMO they aren't worth using on a drivers car. Maybe a garage queen that u never drive. Otherwise no.

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    The one's that are original to my car have a few chips here and there, no major cracks. 41 years and counting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montezuma View Post
    Where to find one brand new in the bag? Would you know Carl?
    I don't know where you would find another one - and I'm not giving yours back!!

    I looked for years for one for the BRE Baja Z and Montezum wouldn't sell me his. He gave it to me!!

    So 71Nissan240Z got a great deal on a Choke/Throttle Assembly...thanks to Montezuma.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montezuma View Post
    How much did those covers sell for? Someone here would have paid more.
    I had offered a set for $1400.00 some time ago - but no one here was a buyer. I sold the set I had locally for $1400.00 {no EBay and PayPal fees, no shipping}.

    Montezuma - if you need / want anything just let me know...

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