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Japanese NMC USA 'Vintage Z Program' car

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by franky, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Went to post this am and the thread was closed.

    Looking at the mirrors, are these the type used?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RAYDYOT-...059421?hash=item282ddb9e1d:g:C9sAAOSw5dlaKojD

    I've dropped a bollock with mirrors as my doors have been re done and I forgot to ask to weld up the existing mounting holes. So i'll need to use the mounts then have to adapt to a 'better' mirror.

    Regarding the dropped bumper as detailed by Alan
    http://imageshack.com/i/poEU23eGj

    I like this proper style as it doesn't just look like a cut up standard one, is it one piece? or do the upper parts bolt on?
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I prefer to see the bumper in the context it was designed for. It looks silly on that Nissan documentation.
     

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  3. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    It might look "silly" to you, but Nissan had to homologate it that way. They mounted the showroom option (road) fog lamps on it for the homologation addition precisely because they were already part of the car's optional equipment. For the JAF homologation they also needed to show the license plate mount.

    If you're going to replicate the full Works application in terms of functionality, you'll need to add bracing to the underside of the drop bumper which ties into the works sump guard and works engine crossmember/steering rack brace.

    Personally I prefer the earlier - far more vulnerable - straight bumper fog/spots combo. 'Cyclops' Safari version especially:

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  4. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    Yes, just like that. The original Nissan works ones were Japanese knock-offs of the Raydyot design, with no branding on them:

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  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    Photos from the thread which started this conversation:

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  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Yes Alan I realised the homologation requirement.

    The early 'vunlerable' system is ok (like Kevin's car) but you really need small diameter lights. Also there could be issues with bonnet opening unless they are very far forward.

    However in my situation I don't have the length of garage. I could get the car in ok but couldn't get to my bench.

    I now have a very strong modern option although you have given me an idea.
     

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  7. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    In my head... not always the best place...

    Take a us spec front with over riders, use those to drop the middle section asa bolt through/together way of doing it?
     
  8. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    To add, thanks for putting the pics in Alan.
     
  9. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    I don't think the stock/optional over riders are big enough for that. I think you would need something from a bigger (and slightly older...) car.
     
  10. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I'd imagine something triumph based.

    actually, tr3a.

    https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/overrider-front-703047.html



    Right sort of shape.
     
  11. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for clarifying Alan, I do recall them from the previous thread and the pictures which you kindly provided. Its a shame as I actually purchased a set with a view to fitting a pair however the visibility looked very restrictive to say the least when we offered them up so we decided against it.

    I would have been installing them for aesthetics rather than functionality which would have defeated the purpose of what I was trying to achieve (as much as I love the look). I was naively hoping there may have been some more functional versions available in Japan...

    Thanks anyway.
     

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