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What parts would you like to see made?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by franky, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Most people can't afford them.

    Those that can take their loom to a wiring guy and collect it all new whilst others leave that in-house where their car is being restored.

    People's desires now are so varied - Efi, extra Ipod conections, specilist this and that, PAS etc,e tc and all for a tiny RHD market ?

    C'mon - way too specialised imho.
     
  2. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
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    Choke knob for 73-74 240's and 260's.

    They re-pop them for 70-72 but not later.

    Need to find a 3D printer guy and pump out a few dozen.
     
  3. Pete

    Pete Forum User

    I have yet to see a 3d printed component from an 'affordable, non industrial' printer that would even come close to the quality or finish of a production part.
     
  4. Nmd14

    Nmd14
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    Tie downs for spare wheel

    Bumpers - I know they are available but seem rather overpriced

    Door cards
     
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Tie downs ?
     
  6. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
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    Luggage straps
     
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Ah, so not for the spare wheel then...unless a second for the over-cautious.
     
  8. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    I'd like some simple to fit headlamp mountings - I hate having to remove a wheel to change a bulb !
     
  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I thought of this type of arrangement for a competition car. A chrome ring could be fitted to tidy it up.:
     

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  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Not bad - it would be so much easier to acces the light bowls from the front.

    At the risk of upsetting you-know-who, I think Nissan effed up that engineering design bit !
     
  11. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
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    I know my memory is beginning to fade but I am sure when talking to Kevin Bristow when he was restoring his works car that he showed me some sort of quick release system that had been fitted to the car to change the bulbs whilst on a rally
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Thanks Steve, it would be great to see a good-looking road version of that.
     
  13. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    The Nissan works team engineers simply widened the holes in the headlamp housing 'sugar scoops' so that the whole headlamp assembly could be removed from the front of the car. It made it much easier - and, more importantly, quicker - to change a unit after any rally stage damage.

    They did the same thing at the back of the car, relieving the tail light garnish around the lamp units and screwing the complete units in from the rear, allowing the whole thing to be taken out without access to the inside of the car.

    Neither of which do a lot for looks on a road car...
     
  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Thanks for the precisions.

    What I feared for a road car.:(

    So why did Nissan make it so complicated ?
     
  15. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Toshiba bulbs. 10 year life.

    Who changed their own bulbs anyway? Nissan dealer would do it for you for nothing in Japan. In fact they used to change them all before every 'sha-ken' test, working or not. Good for industry.
     
  16. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Logical :) !

    Brings it all into reality...I was watching some Youtube 'Nissan history film' the other night :

    1968 : 1 million cars made
    1972 : 2 million cars made of which 700,000 were exported

    That's a lot of JDM cars !

    And we're still told by US-orientated sites that the USA was the most important market.
     

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