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Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) Electrical' started by Jimbo, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    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
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Of course it is but the grill has 'cut-out' which will be visible.

    Leave it as Datsun built it. ;)
     
  3. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    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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  4. Guy 600N

    Guy 600N Forum User

    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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  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

  6. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    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.
     
  7. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
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    Found this pic from about 1980 I think, shows grille and lights.
     

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  8. status

    status Active Forum User

    That's how it should look
     
  9. jonbills

    jonbills
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    You can see the slats are shorter where the indicators should be.
     
  10. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    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.
     
  11. Mr.F

    Mr.F
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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...
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
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    .....and we do !:D
     
  13. Dave B

    Dave B
    Z Club Member

    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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  14. AliK

    AliK
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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.
     
  15. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

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

    Russell
    Z Club Member

    I completely deleted mine and replaced them with some Amber LED's from ebay with a load resister.

    With a 3D printed bracket I made up they are now hidden behind the grill and shine through brightly when the indicators are on.

    I had sidelights hanging off the bumper on mine too. I binned them and replaced the headlamps with H4's that incorporate the sidelight as well.

    Much neater looking at the front now, if only I didn't legally have to have a front number plate it would look perfect!
     
  17. AliK

    AliK
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    I had very similar ideas when I couldn't find the lenses to replace my broken ones. Do you have photos of it you can share?
     
  18. yellowz

    yellowz
    Z Club Member

    Russell, can you post a pic please? Interested to see what it looks like. I'm thinking of getting a full grille for mine and hiding the lights the same way as you I think.
     
  19. Russell

    Russell
    Z Club Member

    I don't I'm afraid as the front end is now completely stripped for the JZ conversion. I can share the 3D print file I made though.
     
  20. Russell

    Russell
    Z Club Member

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    This is the last pic I took before I stripped it.

    You literally can't see them at all until the indicator is on. The printed bracket uses the top grill mounting holes and sits them just behind the slats in the grill.

    You would have to get very close to even see them in there


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