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US '74 260Z front chin / valance, is this the right part?

Discussion in 'Bodywork & Interior' started by ZAndy, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. ZAndy

    ZAndy
    Z Club Member

    Hi all,

    I went to fit a replacement front valance I was given and it doesn't seem to fit well / at all.

    Can anyone tell what car this would fit if it's not a '74 260z? My best guess is it's for a 240Z and because of the other front bumper changes on the 260z the front valance fixing points are slightly different. Any knowledge on the matter would be brilliant!

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    Cheers
    Andy
     
  2. Mr Tenno

    Mr Tenno
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    Staff Member Moderator

    Pretty sure that's a 240z one. The 260z and 280z share the same part I believe.
     
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  3. Geoff-R

    Geoff-R
    Z Club Member

    The 240z and early 260z are the same as far as I know, I have a 240 front valance on my 260. The later 260 is much deeper and is not an interchangeable part. It looks like the valance you have is a bit bent, hence why it's not lining up.
     
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  4. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Replacement from where? Is it genuine? If its a part from APS I can tell you now that one I was given one from there to fit to a friends car didn't fit at ALL. I had to cut it and modify to fit on his early 240Z and even then it was still garbage.

    Dan
     
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  5. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    It is a 240 one, I just looked at mine.
     
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  6. ZAndy

    ZAndy
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    There was a miss-hap when my car was getting work done so I was given it as a replacement to my existing one.

    If it looks like a legit 240 one then I'll try make it fit. Just expected it to line up a bit easier so wanted to check.

    I'll keep an eye out if someone thinks it's 3rd party and report back if I get it fitted.
     
  7. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    I have a 260Z metal front valence and corners that I have just taken off my 2/2. It has the slots for the corner turn signal lights. A bit battered but can be easily straightened and there is no rust. If you are interested PM me and I can take some pics and we can talk price. Might be a bit awkward posting it though.
     
  8. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    My '74 US 260z was going to have a 3 piece metal valence until i tried to fit it. I found exactly as you have. They just don't fit. I put a 1 piece fiberglass one on instead.
     
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  9. ZAndy

    ZAndy
    Z Club Member


    Hi mate,

    Interesting. I can't picture it but I'm interested. Can you add a photo of the same thing?

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  10. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Her are some pics as requested. The second one is upside down as that was the only way I could stand it up.
     

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  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    They should have fitted it!
     
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  12. ZAndy

    ZAndy
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for the pics. Looking at the fixings on the pics it looks the same as the bit I've got.

    I'm going to have another go at fitting what I've got but if you've got a price or ball park mind feel free to PM me.
     
  13. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    PMd
     

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