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    Hello All,

    I'm working on the front headlight mounts and Assembly's. They are really rusty and corroded so I figured while I had the time I would glass bead them, powder coat and replace all the rusty hardware. The trouble is with the the plastic round nuts the adjustment screws turn into. They are all dry rotted and falling apart. Only 1 still had the rubber caps on them to protect the back side. After a search in the forums I cant find any info. I don't want to take a file to the mounts to use the newer square style if I don't have to. Does anybody know if the original style is available somewhere? I've called MSA, Black Dragon, Courtesy and a bunch of others with no luck. The Microfiche doesn't even show them.

    Thank you for any help, Jeff
    72 240Z, undergoing full restoration HLS30-73866

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    Maybe try emailing Roger over at ZBarn

    http://www.zbarn.com/

    He got me an odd part, wasn't listed on his site.
    Bart

    5/71 240z, HLS30-31306, mostly stock, ZTherapy SU's, Pertronix, Eibach ProKit, KYB, Poly bushings, 60 amp alternator w/Dave's plug bypass, headlight and parking light harness upgrades.

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    Are the nuts hexagonal in shape?

    I had to replace some plastic nuts on the taillights and found quite suitable replacements at Ace Hardware.
    First & Third owner of HLS30-00721
    B. 01/70 D. 03/12

    New owner of HLS30-15653
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    Frank in Houston, Texas

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    They have a square top that looks like a plastic license plate retainer, but instead of being square in back they are round with a barb to hold in place and go through a round hole. Every other car I have seen just have a square hole which i can change to, I just hate to change from factory unless there is no other choice.
    Jeff
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    Exclamation From a previous thread we had about this---

    http://thecliphouse.com
    (719) 636-1765

    Thanks to:

    Matt and Jay---
    Called Auto & Truck Specialties today and ordered several of the headlamp adjustment screws----part #71-3505.
    They apppear to be the same part I mentioned above.
    We'll see when they get here and I'll repost then if they are the correct part.
    Thanks for the tip Matt!!
    Good folks out there at A&TS!

    Jim D.
    "Zup"

    If you surf on over to "the Clip House" go to the "Wall of Clips" and you can see them in the blue background square of pictures down at the lower right bottom of the picture.
    The clips I ordered came and they are a good replacement for the originals.
    Call that number above, ask about part #71-3505 and they will fix you up.

    HTH

    Jim D.
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    Thanks Zup, I'll give them a call today to order.
    Jeff
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    If its the ones I'm thinking of, (the screws for adjusting the pitch of the headlights) I had to grind a new slot in the rusty heads with a dremmel, and use a standard head screwdriver to adjust them.

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