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Discussion in 'Classifieds discussion' started by IbanezDan51, Aug 24, 2021.

  1. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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  2. jonbills

    jonbills
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    It looks quite nice, apart from the steering wheel.
     
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  3. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    just questionable why it has no rear quarter vents and storage bins.

    it does look quite straight for a RHD car….
     
  4. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    The rear quarter emblems? I think it is just a matter of the original (vented) quarter emblems being switched to the earlier Export type '240Z' emblems after the original holes were filled in. Builder decision, I think. I don't think it's a symptom of shell-swapping (with the caveat that I haven't seen it in person, so I'm only guessing...).

    I sold the (Japanese aftermarket replica) 5-piece Grande nose kit and (original Nissan) headlamp covers to the builder/owner Alan Edney back in the late 1990s. Pretty sure I sold him the MK63 four-pot front calipers too. He found the basket wire wheels at one of the Billing Aquadrome meets I seem to remember...

    Not everyone's cup of tea (and certainly not mine) but I believe there's a good, straight and solid car underneath all the add-ons. Could easily be made into something a lot more appealing.
     
  5. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    good to know, think the storage bins are hiding under the carpet which is what threw me for a minute.

    looks very tidy for 25k
     
  6. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Are there photos that show the lack of storage bins? I can't see anything that shows an early 'cheesegrater' rear deck. Interior looks very 1972 RHD to me.
     
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  7. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Yes, I think that's what the limited interior photos show. Correct for the year.

    The early rear quarter emblem swap will make people suspicious, but I think it was just a custom touch added by the builder. Current vendor is possibly not aware.
     
  8. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    There isn’t, I was just looking at the photo behind the seats but I forgot that the bins aren’t actually on show and the split carpet lifts for them.

    Remove the g nose kit, steer wheel and gear knob and it would be a good car although finding a good bonnet these days is easier said than done.
     
  9. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Why would it be necessary to find another bonnet? Grande nose only required different bonnet hinges. Bonnet itself is the same.
     
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  10. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    Something else I had no idea about. headlight cones/valance/bumper were the only differences then?
     
  11. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    To convert back to short/normal front end you'd need headlamp cones/'sugar scoops', front valance, left and right valance corners, grille and bonnet hinges. Everything else is the same.

    You could get away with using the ZG/Grande nose-specific hinges at a pinch. The difference is the angle & amount that they allow the bonnet to rise. They are designed to allow the bonnet to hinge behind the bonnet extension piece of the Grande nose. Normal/short nose hinges would allow the bonnet to hit it.
     
  12. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    I quite like it, also, I like the G-Nose. Its the wheels that ruin it(for me).

    A set of Watanabe wheels along with stainless/chrome bumpers, job done.
     
  13. datsfun

    datsfun
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    14's ? :D

    I would go with the Kobe Seiko replicas in 14x7 instead

    Lovely car and I hope the new owner keeps the G nose.
     
  14. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Grande Nose without overfenders is like pasta with no sauce.

    Put a set of Marugen Shōkai overfenders and a suitable set of wheels and tyres on it, paint the lower half of the Grande Nose in factory colour and a certain sub-set of people would be all over it.

    As it is now, its neither fish nor fowl. But easily cured.
     
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  15. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Yep a G nose car is too long and narrow without 'over fenders' .
     
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  16. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Change of wheels needed. Apart from that and the steering wheel, good to go for me.
     
  17. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
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    I could live with the nose but the wheels, gear knob and steering wheel would have to go.
     
  18. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    I hate to say it, they're too common now and not really the right thing for this. there's some replica's I would fit though. Needs 8j and overfenders.
     
  19. datsfun

    datsfun
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    Too common when compared to watanabes ? :rolleyes::conf2::leaving:
     
  20. richiep

    richiep
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    As others have said, G nose simply looks wrong without the overfenders. A set of those and a set of Watanabes in 8.5j -6 front and 9.5 -19 rear (or Hayashi Streets in the same sizes), G nose lower resprayed grey and all is good.

    The Mr.K car and replicas are just plain fuggly.
     
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