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Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by IbanezDan51, Aug 24, 2021.

  1. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    While I liked his 911, there were times watching Jeff do the Z that I wanted to shake him and go "NO, NO, NO!!!" :banghead: EXTRA:D

    I actually have the arch lips from my project car saved. It's all about neatness of removal, which actually helps toward the finished article anyway. Although I still think if one was that bothered to want to put them back, you'd end up being better doing a lower quarter replacement, a la the KFVintageJDM panels. You have to remember that you would also need to replace the inner wheel arch, as that gets trimmed and altered quite a bit. See the relevant posts on my Project Dixie thread.

    My core view is if you've got a G nose fitted, or want to add one, you need to do the overfenders too. IMO G noses without overfenders make the cars look too long and "skinny". Also, they were part of a "package" originally, as fitted to the factory 240ZGs; the arches - and the implied wider wheels - help to absorb the G nose and give it a more balanced, proportioned look overall.

    I'm a tad biased though, being a JDM fanatic and anal about the details! FYI, my original vision for Project Dixie was to do a reproduction of a 240ZG, using the Marugen Shoukai G nose (the one with the proper urethane bumper), painted Grand Prix Maroon, etc. Over time, I decided to go with the standard front but with JDM features (Sports Option-style chin spoiler, chrome-rimmed headlight covers, etc.). I don't rule out doing a G nose on it in the future though, although the non-ZG colour of 907 green might grate on me!
     
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  2. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

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  3. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    I would advise against using postfix to attach those to your car.
     
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  4. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    No postcrete was used 0DA01801-9E23-47C2-9BEF-4CD647E366EC.jpeg
     
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  5. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    Today’s job E826ACF9-0168-4EAB-B931-A38ED94069DB.jpeg
     
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  6. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    I'd buy your old calipers if they are surplus to requirements?
     
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  7. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    They’re with James waiting for you
     
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  8. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Brilliant. Thank you!
     
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  9. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Moderator

    What rare part opportunity have we all missed? what front callipers were they Matt @Gnose
     
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  10. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    These are Skyline / 300ZX callipers with 300mm diameter vented discs
     
  11. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

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  12. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    I think it’s urine for you to take ….
     
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  13. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

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  14. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

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  15. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

    Nice! you are making some good upgrades to the car ready for the good weather to return next year!
     
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  16. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Moderator

    yeah, the new ones... what were the rare and valuable old ones? ;)
     
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  17. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Don't get too excited. They 'were' stock solid rotor (ie, narrow) Sumitomo MK63s.

    Same pair I supplied to the owner of the car around 20+ years ago...
     
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  18. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    Sorry, misunderstood, yup, as Alan said, and yes, incredibly valuable ...
     
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  19. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    eek
     
  20. Gnose

    Gnose
    Z Club Member

    I'm guessing there was some sort of emoji that was meant to be attached, rolling eyes perhaps ?
     

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