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    Default Hard to find S30 parts

    What are the hardest to find / most expensive S30 small replacement parts? Just from browsing the forum I see that the chrome tail light bezels are hard to come by. Anyone care to list some other small parts?

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    Window rollers for the drivers side
    Early 1974 260z
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    Cadmium plated rear engine tube and the cad plated fuel rail took me a while. So did the correct smog pump and equipment. I am still looking for a 1972 dealer window sticker still. in five years missed out on two of them on eBay. They haven't popped up more then that.
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    How about original OEM windshields? Haven't seen one of them in a while.
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    I have one that's in about 6,000 pieces. :-(

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    How about original OEM windshields? Haven't seen one of them in a while.
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    Me, too!

    And will be putting those up soon....but...are the interior panels worth saving? Mine are in rough shape and they smell a little moldy. If the car hadn't been wrecked, I would have replaced them...but I hate throwing out things someone could use...or would want. They're original...and maroon.
    Current Z: 1971 Datsun 240Z, 3.1 Stroker (F54 block, P90 head, 490-290 cam, triple Webers); 95% complete
    First Z: 1972 240Z, destroyed in a shipping accident. Ack!

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    Real medal emblems and G-nose headlight covers.

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    Euro type rear tail lights

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    For a Series I:
    Throttle control handle
    Battery cover
    Seat guard (pair)

    The above could be easily reproduced if there were enough people interested in purchasing the parts.
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    Oem center console for a 69-70. Ive been looking for over a year now. Repops just aren't the same. (I guess that's not too small a part).

    Oem 5-speed thin-style shift knobs are not easy to come by, or oem headlight lens covers. There are a few Z432-specific pieces which will run into 4 figures if you can find them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zed2 View Post
    For a Series I:
    Throttle control handle
    Battery cover
    Seat guard (pair)

    The above could be easily reproduced if there were enough people interested in purchasing the parts.
    Keith

    The black plastic throttle knob? Is anyone currently offering reproduction choke and throttle knobs? I see that in past threads people have talked about making reproduction parts with few following through. I work in the manufacturing field and could actually have many of these parts reproduced, with no group buys or deposit needed. I just need to see that there is demand to have the molds created. The tail light bezels seem like something many people here would want.

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    Tail light bezels definitely, most used ones are in pretty bad shape and sanding them down and doing a refinish is not exactly 100% no matter how well the job is done.

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    Z-man,
    You may consider starting a Poll to determine interest in specific items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-man View Post
    The black plastic throttle knob? Is anyone currently offering reproduction choke and throttle knobs? I see that in past threads people have talked about making reproduction parts with few following through. I work in the manufacturing field and could actually have many of these parts reproduced, with no group buys or deposit needed. I just need to see that there is demand to have the molds created. The tail light bezels seem like something many people here would want.
    Someone already makes a fairly good repro of the S1 knobs but in limited quantity. I've seen repops of the tail light bezels as well which look nice but are pricey- if memory serves, they were near the cost of original pieces.

    The main issue with many Z repro pieces out there for me is the obvious fact that they are not indistinguishable from original pieces. Some people won't care, but I think as time passes, "original-looking" will become more important.

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    Default sun visors

    saw a set of, new from the dealer, 280 visors sell for 300 bucks last week

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    The main issue with many Z repro pieces out there for me is the obvious fact that they are not indistinguishable from original pieces. Some people won't care, but I think as time passes, "original-looking" will become more important.[/QUOTE]


    xs10shl............
    yep,original-looking is key to me,the prices for OEM are to high for my well preserve Z, she is not a show car but a DAM GOOD LOOKING LADY
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    Don't get me wrong, I simply feel that in cases where it's not too much more effort (or seemingly no more effort) to make near-perfect replicas, it's disappointing when manufacturers don't. That said, I know that sometimes we just don't have a choice.

    In thinking about it, its not as big of a problem in the Z world as it is in the Alfa world, where perhaps half the repro items available are crap.
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    Ok I'm in if we have found a way to have the taillight bezels reproduced for the 240Z's.
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    Thought of something else. The two throttle control boots with metal colors that cover the cable ends in the engine bay.
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    All the euro/jdm parts are rare.... especially the rear lights.
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    Hi guys,

    This guy here bob@astroexpressparts.com, I did chat with him is can make almost any plastic replica. the thing is you need to have one original.
    does not need to be perfectly clean but ned to have the right shape. He was in the process of refinning his shop this winter i am not sure he is
    done with that.

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    does he use rapid prototyping to make the parts?
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    Those black plastic air ducts at the front of the engine bay that bring cool air to the footwells.

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    Air ducts are available from MSA, made by a guy right here in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area. These are outstanding repros, I bought a set directly from him as soon as they became available last year.

    http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/LNP03/30-8062

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    I bought the same set the week they became available. Excellent quality.
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    Left hand is available through Nissan LH 80841-E4101 ($16.00 - $21.00) depending on dealer. RH 80840-E4101 is NLA

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    Zeddsaver has the throttle cable boots with metal collars. Just ordered two of them. $30.00 for the set but with Norm I know the quality and accuracy is there.
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