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Old 11-06-2017, 08:11 PM
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is it possible to move the standard indicators from above the front bumper to under the front bumper?
i think they spoil the look of the grill where they are now
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:28 PM
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hi everyone
is it possible to move the standard indicators from above the front bumper to under the front bumper?
i think they spoil the look of the grill where they are now
Of course it is but the grill has 'cut-out' which will be visible.

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Old 11-06-2017, 09:27 PM
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As I got the car mine were mounted below, more subtle I reckon. Not sure if they were always like that but there's no odd holes in the bumper upper surface, it may be possible to flip the bumper?
The grille has no cutouts evident.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:33 PM
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One of mine fell off so now I have neither ! Looks far better haha not sure how long I'll be able to keep it that way without before being pulled up on it though


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Old 11-06-2017, 10:33 PM
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............The grille has no cutouts evident.
Not like this then?

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Old 11-06-2017, 11:15 PM
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Rob, all 'slats' ? are the same length from memory, I won't be able to confirm for definite until Tuesday,
I had believed that some 260z had the indicators fitted below, but this may have been done at the dealers? Mine is a 1978.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:22 PM
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Found this pic from about 1980 I think, shows grille and lights.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:19 AM
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That's how it should look
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:13 AM
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You can see the slats are shorter where the indicators should be.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:01 AM
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I think they look far better under the bumper for that it is worth. Wonder why the UK cars didn't come like the US cars, with the indicator is the valance below the bumper - which looks the neatest of all in my view.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:00 PM
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Cars with UK / Euro bumper mount indicators will have a grille with cut-outs for rear projection of the bumper mount indicators.
All markets with corner valence mounted indicators will have grille without cut-outs.
If mounting UK indicators below bumper, right goes on the left and vice versa.
Regulations in force when the cars were new dictated the use of the bumper mount indicators to conform with height and width regs. The same regs are now no longer enforced so you are free to adapt as pleases...
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:25 PM
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Regulations in force when the cars were new dictated the use of the bumper mount indicators to conform with height and width regs. The same regs are now no longer enforced so you are free to adapt as pleases...
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Old 13-06-2017, 12:48 PM
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Always think the 260 indicators look like an afterthought, and 280's are even worse lol. Gonna retro fit 240 ones to mine I reckon. Using an frp deep front spoiler so shouldn't be hard


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Old 13-06-2017, 03:52 PM
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Per Mr F.'s comments, at my last MOT, the guy told me the same. Apparently the only stipulation is that left and right are away from the centre line of the vehicle.
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Old 13-06-2017, 05:56 PM
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Always think the 260 indicators look like an afterthought, and 280's are even worse lol. Gonna retro fit 240 ones to mine I reckon. Using an frp deep front spoiler so shouldn't be hard


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The Euro spec 240 had bumper mounted indicators as well. The wrap round indicators came from other markets such as America and Japan.
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