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Old 16-07-2017, 06:53 PM
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Early 240z front bumper brackets

Chaps,

I have a US 1973 240z, and from what I can see the earlier cars had the front bumpers tucked up front closer to the car/body which in my book looks cleaner.

I assume mine has some sort of US legislative type impact setup.

Can I just source early front bumper brackets, and just reposition or will I need to modify the bumper/positioning for the result I am looking for.

Anybody have a set of early 240z bumper brackets?

Finally quick question on the topic of US style front bumpers that I have, why do I see some front overriders spaced wider apart nearer the wings. Is that a Euro spec setup?

Thanks again in advance,
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Old 16-07-2017, 07:51 PM
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Here is a link in respect of the front bumper overrider (guards) positioning from the excellent Classic Z Car Club website. I can't answer you other queries, though.

http://www.classiczcars.com/topic/41...comment-371558
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:23 AM
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Yes, 73-74 US Zeds were required to have more impact absorption up front which gave way to the larger bumper and fill panels up front. Later in late 74 on, they had the park bench bumpers and shocks up front and in the rear.

The 73 Zeds should have the bolt holes and weld in nuts to accept the early bumper brackets. See attached picture for bumper bracket location.

Brackets are available on US e-bay from time to time.


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Old 17-07-2017, 08:26 AM
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On a side note. The late '74 and newer cars with the shock bumpers do not have the holes for bumper irons or the side hole to mount the ends of the bumpers. The early bumpers will fit on the shocks and when deflated they are in the correct position. I've seen 2 cars this week that have retained the shocks and have early bumpers.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
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Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 17-07-2017, 10:29 AM
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I have one bracket available........
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Old 17-07-2017, 09:02 PM
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Did I miss that one when I bought all the others Pete
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 17-07-2017, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for the link for the overrider discussion, very interesting that. It's clear the 73 cars do indeed differ

Ah, thanks Mike. I better understand the changes now, but I assume I actually have the larger front bumper blade so just sourcing early brackets will not be enough for me to get a closer fitting front bumper. So I need an early bumper blade to do the job aswell? Damn it!

So what I now need is front early bumper blade and early front brackets. I assume my rears are the same as 70-72 cars.

Cheers again,
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:16 PM
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Did I miss that one when I bought all the others Pete
Seems that way... I only "found it" recently
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Old 18-07-2017, 09:31 AM
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Bob. I think you can just use the early bumper irons (or just make some) and use your bumper. You may or may not need to drill additional holes in it but I'm pretty sure it will fit. I'd sort out some irons and give it a try first. Your main problem will be attaching it at the corners as the late bumper will not have the bracket attached to it. Although I think it's still doable.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 18-07-2017, 10:49 AM
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I have one bracket available........
And I have the other one
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Old 18-07-2017, 02:34 PM
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And I have the other one
Well there you go......
A pair of early bumper brackets
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Old 18-07-2017, 06:07 PM
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Wow, looks like a happy threesome there then pm's enroute
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Old 18-07-2017, 06:13 PM
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Well there you go......
A pair of early bumper brackets
Pete, your inbox is full sir
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Old 18-07-2017, 06:34 PM
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Pete, your inbox is full sir
That is permanent.
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