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Opinion on arches...

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) General' started by Tony 260Z, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    I don't know who these "purists" I keep hearing about are, but hopefully - when presented with something like the 'FuguZ' and 'Pandem' bodykits - they might point out that there's nothing much new under the sun, and refer you back to late 1971 or so:

  2. SKiddell

    SKiddell Having a bad day

    Why will they destroy the handling
  3. uk66fastback

    Z Club Member

    No-one can stop anyone doing anything to their car, diversity is nice to see.

    My outlook has changed in recent years though (for me anyway) if you go sticking bits on to change the lines of the car that dramatically, then it might as well be ANY car you're putting them on!
  4. franky

    franky Active Forum User

    I think thats why I quite like the Brinkworth stuff. At least it seems like a fresh idea.
  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Active Forum User

    Ah, but this week's 'fresh ideas' are all too prone to falling out of fashion. They have a built-in sell-by date.

    Go back 25 years or so and you could see S30-series cars in the Z Club with XR3i-inspired body kits. The past 10 years or so has seen most of those type additions being taken off again. I doubt there are any left now...

    My feeling is that there's little real future for 'new' or 'fresh' body additions on 45 year old cars. The only ones that seem to last are the ones that have period heritage to call on.
  6. Woody928

    Z Club Member

    Exhibit A :rofl:

    Not suggesting its anything ground breaking, from my limited knowledge the Japanese have done some serious modification and body kits from the odd bit of exposure I've got. Would love to see more, the above isn't quite to my taste in the same way but I'm sure is a spectacular track toy!

    I just think the Rocket bunny kit when fitted correctly actually looks quite refined myself.... :)
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    Necessity brings out the mods - if you need them who cares about the look. If you don't need them then the look is up for dispute.

    Not many on here need arches, hence discussion.
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  8. tel240z

    Z Club Member


    this could be my next set of tyres 245/40/15
  9. tel240z

    Z Club Member

    pics with same wheels and avon cr500s

    here we go

    Attached Files:

  10. Tony 260Z

    Tony 260Z
    Z Club Member

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I love the look of the FuguZ, Brinkworth and Moonbeam cars but I do think the "classic" ZG arches look will wear better over time. I'm leery of cutting decent arches but one of the back ones on my 240 has some issues already and I've sourced a pair of front wings so I'm not too upset. Plus I''ve still got the red 260 which I'm not going to cut about!

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