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    Default source for "DATSUN" door sill thresholds new/nos..?

    last spring i had 2 sets of new/NOS S30 240z door sill thresholds with the "DATSUN" impression. i sold a set, then gave a set to a friend in need, because they seemed to be readily available. now i need a set for myself, and can't find any to purchase. typical for me really. anyway... if anyone knows where i might be able to pick up a pair in new condition, the information would be greatly appreciated. thanks ~ rob.
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    Kick Plate - 1970 to 1978 240Z, 260Z, 280Z :: Nissan Parts, NISMO and Nissan Accessories - Courtesyparts.com

    I ordered mine from Courtesy Nissan. Not clear from web site if they still have them for sale (i.e. "contact us before ordering".

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    I may be wrong, but I do not believe that the new ones available from Nissan have the "Datsun" name on them any longer. The ones I have seen are identical to the originals but minus the logo.

    I think it may be very difficult to find NOS versions of these that include the Datsun logo.

    Mike.

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    yep... thanks for the help guys. that's the problem. the nissan dealers recently superseded the part number to the later (1977-78 i think) style that doesn't say "DATSUN". as recently as last year i bought a set of the old style directly from nissan of chesapeake, but they can't get them either. i figure somebody is sitting on a set or two that they don't need, or has a new set left over from a restoration that never got off the ground... hopefully. i have a pretty presentable used set, but if i can find new ones...
    ~ rob.
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    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    If you are unable to find a new set, you may want to consider what I did.

    I too looker hard for a NOS set of these with the Datsun insignia, but to no avail.

    So I sandblasted my original ones down to the bare aluminum and then had them powder coated to match as closely as possible the original finish.

    They came out quite well although any dins and dents in the aluminum are still there. Fortunately my originals were in fairly good shape so you have to look pretty closely to see the defects.

    Hope this helps.

    Mike.

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    thanks mike. i'll keep it in mind. i have a friend in the powder coating business if it comes to that... but i'm in no great rush. i suspect a new set will turn up eventually.
    ~ rob.
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    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    Just FYI - The last NOS set I saw on EBay went for $275.00 I had a set refreshed by a guy that specializes in that sort of work - by the time he was done I had $225.00 in labor costs - they looked great - but not as good as an NOS set..

    Carl B.

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    thanks carl. i would consider going that high for a NOS set... though i'd feel more sane a little bit lower ;~}. i might consider having mine powder coated, but i doubt i'd go through with it. the problem with mine is that they're actually too nice. they were new a few years back and still in great shape, but i sold the car for a short while, and when it came back they (along with the valve cover) had been polished. perhaps in time they'll dull down to a more factory look, but if i could find a NOS set, i could probably recoup half or more of the cost by selling these...
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    ~ rob.
    harrisburg, pa / raleigh, nc
    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    still looking for a pair...
    ~ rob.
    harrisburg, pa / raleigh, nc
    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    thought i had located a NOS set... haven't yet. still on the hunt.
    ~ rob.
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    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    bump. still in the market.
    ~ rob.
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    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    The Last 2 new sets with "Datsun" went for over $400+ each on ebay and that was a few months ago....

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    that would be a little too rich for me most likely. the last set i saw on ebay was closer to $300 than $400 (though there may have been others listed after). i might be able to talk myself into them in that range ~ after a couple shots of tequila.

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    ~ rob.
    harrisburg, pa / raleigh, nc
    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    Rob you could try the "Z Shop" up here in Surrey, BC Canada. His name is Dan, and has been collecting NOS S30 parts for some time now. His email is dan@zshop.ca.

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    thanks for the lead... i sent him an email. we shall see. best ~ rob.

    Quote Originally Posted by redzedsled View Post
    Rob you could try the "Z Shop" up here in Surrey, BC Canada. His name is Dan, and has been collecting NOS S30 parts for some time now. His email is dan@zshop.ca.
    ~ rob.
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    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    Hi Rob. Did you get an answer from the z shop? I may be able to help you with a NOS or close to NOS set. Let me get back to you after the holiday. This is Matthew Mathosian from Long Beach, NY. If you go by the same username on eBay I've bought a number of items from you in the past under marvelous240. Speak soon.

    Matt
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    now it looks like sets are going more in the $599.99 range now with free shipping...

    Quote Originally Posted by an_unusual_eye View Post
    that would be a little too rich for me most likely. the last set i saw on ebay was closer to $300 than $400 (though there may have been others listed after). i might be able to talk myself into them in that range ~ after a couple shots of tequila.

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    yep... i'm partially responsible for that. not that i control the value, unfortunately. i finally located two NOS sets from different sources... bought a bottle of cheap tequila, and bought both sets for roughly $500 per set. i figured one set may be better than the other... but once in hand they were both equally nice. the set that just sold for $599 was one of mine. i basically broke even after i covered the shipping/insurance, the $60 to ebay, and $18 to paypal. so... i have a set for myself, and i guess i'd buy another for $400 if the opportunity came along... to sell some other day. no tequila required.
    ~ rob.
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    triangle z club

    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    I know.. you beat me out at $415, I went $410..lol I just picked up a NOS set on ebay last night for $200 plus shipping..
    Quote Originally Posted by an_unusual_eye View Post
    yep... i'm partially responsible for that. not that i control the value, unfortunately. i finally located two NOS sets from different sources... bought a bottle of cheap tequila, and bought both sets for roughly $500 per set. i figured one set may be better than the other... but once in hand they were both equally nice. the set that just sold for $599 was one of mine. i basically broke even after i covered the shipping/insurance, the $60 to ebay, and $18 to paypal. so... i have a set for myself, and i guess i'd buy another for $400 if the opportunity came along... to sell some other day. no tequila required.

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    that's the deal of the year. i'll take 3 sets at $200 each. maybe 4. and i'd buy the seller a bottle of GOOD tequila.
    ~ rob.
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    1974 260z (early) ~ 302 green/black (sold)
    1971 240z (late) ~ 901 silver/black (sold)
    1978 280z 2+2 ~ 611 burgundy/black (parted out)
    1971 240z (early) ~ 907 green/black (my long term mistress)

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    why powdercoat???? POLISH them!

    Dents can be carefully massaged out with a rubber mallet, a couple bodywork spoons and a steady hand.

    ~Joe

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