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Old 11-01-2018, 10:15 AM
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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-S...sAAOSw5dlaKojD

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?
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:57 AM
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I prefer to see the bumper in the context it was designed for. It looks silly on that Nissan documentation.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:34 AM
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I prefer to see the bumper in the context it was designed for. It looks silly on that Nissan documentation.
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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Old 11-01-2018, 11:41 AM
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Looking at the mirrors, are these the type used?
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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Old 11-01-2018, 11:44 AM
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:20 PM
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It might look "silly" to you, but Nissan had to homologate it that way........
Personally I prefer the earlier - far more vulnerable - straight bumper fog/spots combo....
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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Old 11-01-2018, 12:48 PM
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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?
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:50 PM
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To add, thanks for putting the pics in Alan.
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:53 PM
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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?
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.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:23 PM
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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.
I'd imagine something triumph based.

actually, tr3a.

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/overri...nt-703047.html



Right sort of shape.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:28 PM
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Yes, just like that. The original Nissan works ones were Japanese knock-offs of the Raydyot design, with no branding on them:
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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