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Guys,

I have located a company in Melbourne Australia that has a mould to make the four wheel arche flares. These are the normal bolt on type as used by Alphadog.

Kyteler and I are both keen, but I thought I would post a question wether anyone else was interested in getting some made. It would be easier for the company to run off the required amount.

The cost $264 (including GST) per set. (Prices have gone up due to raw materials such as oil) The company accepts cheques, money orders, COD and direct BankTransfers. If you let me know if you are keen within the next two weeks, then I will get him to make them, pass the companies details to you and you can contact them directly to arrange payment, pickup, or additional postage.

Oh, he is looking thought his database to see if he has the front and rear spoilers too. At the moment, he thinks he has only the rear. (No cost as yet)

Regards,

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Challenge fibreglass?

They used to quote about $180 for a set IIRC.

In any case, yes, put me down as a definite. I spoke to them almost a year ago, and have been "fixin" to order them since them.

Also very keen on a rear spoiler - let us know the price and I'll almost certainly buy one of them as well.

Cheers

Peter

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i am definately in for the front and/or rear spoilers.. no matter the cost :)

okay.. not if they are rediculous!

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Cater for 4 doors??:classic:

I'd guess the 4 door flares were probalby different, and that they dont have molds for them.

I guess the 2 door ones could be modified to fit.

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I agree craig, i rekon it could be done...The wheel rear wheel arches are the same on the rear of the coupe and the rear of the sedan, the flares would just need to be cut and shaped to allow for rear door acess.

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Hi Jeremy,

Posting them to NZ should not be a problem as I have already made the offer to Michael. However, if there is a rear spoiler available, that might get expensive. We shall have to see.

As for 4 doors, I shall ask the bloke at challenge what he thinks. He did tell me that they were cast from original coupe flares.

Kent, are you keen on the flares? or just the rear?

Tom, do you want any?

So far we have:

1 for Bruce, Michael, Peter, Jeremy possibly Craig.

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I believe the flares will fit the 4 doors just fine - just need some cutting if you want the doors to be functional. I wouldn't want to buy the flares without test fitting the rears onto a 4 door first though...

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Hands Up, who has a 4 Door in Melbourne ? If we find somesone Jim, I could test them for you. James T, in amongst you bits, do you have one?

I have a 4 door. The company could send me a set, and i'll tell them how well they fit, the could call it a market reseach exersise and write it off as for a tax rebate. :)

Of course I get to keep the flares :love:

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Yeah im not sure. At the moment money is pretty tight, so i wont be ambiguous, thatd be too easy. Argh, a 'no' it is...Thanks for asking anyway.

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I got the first cast made from Challenge Fibreglass from original

C110GTR moulds, this is how he has obtained replica's (albeit indentical anyway!)

Item to note; even if they do fit a sedan, if you don't want the wheels to get lost in the flares, the sedan rear wheel arch will need to be tubbed, just like the coupe`! And THAT is a nice job!!! Re-fabricating the rear wheel arch, door locking mechanism, etc. I took a long, hard look at this one and said, thanks very much, but...".

Too much mucking around re engineers, etc, however, if the funds are there, by all means give it a shot.

Cheers, James

ps; pretty much all my Datsun stuff is sold now, except a mint 240K steering wheel, and I just found the passenger seat handle that enable forward tilting (the one that is closest to the centre console)

Driving a 1970 Valiant VF 770 sedan with a trick 318 V8 nowadays, doesn't handle as well as the K, but she knows how to take off!

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Bruce,

any more news yet? i am itching to get hold of a spoiler before i get the car painted, probably next month

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I have just called Phil from Challenge, He has been unable to find a front or rear spoiler for a 240K. There was something in his Database, but it indicated they were waiting on someone to provide an original to make a mould from. (It's not looking good so far)

I let him know that ther are 6 people interested in the side flares. He is still looking for the moulds.

Datsfun/Preet - He does not have anything for a 180BSSS, but he thinks he knows someone that might. I will keep chasing him up for you.

Everyone - As soon as he has found the moulds, I shall let you know for final orders.

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James,

what happened when you got your GTR flares copied? did he charge you for making the moulds etc.. did he wreck your originals

i may be getting (fingers crossed) a fibreglass copy of the rear wing and front lip, would be interested in getting a mould made up somewhere for future safety... and it would be good to have all of them available at the one place (and possibly get us discounts for 240k members :)

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Hi Kent,

I have just had a chat to Phil at Challenge. He says that it is not that hard to make moulds and it probably would not cost you anything. Especially if the four of us that are interested in getting flares are keen on the front and rear spoilers too.

He prefers the items to be in good condition and unpainted. But painted will work, it's just that during the mould process, as it shrinks, it is possible that the paint could be damaged. It has happened only once or twice before. But generally, all is good.

He has asked to be sent some pictures of the spoilers. Do you have some? or should I just send him some fitted pictures from other peoples cars?

As for the Flares, he is still looking for the moulds. I explained to him that I would like to hurry this up as I am moving to Sydney at the end of the month. Even after telling him that 4 or 5 people are interested, I think we will end up getting them in his time - if you know what I mean.

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i don't have any photo's of the actual wing and lip i hopefully bought, as i can't access finished auction's (no yahoo logon)

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n34118682

http://page12.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/p37218315

hopefully, i got one of these too

http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/83596242

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Don't forget you'll need the mesh, brackets and badge for that front grille. And that one looks like it is missing some mounting points.

Here are the pictures from the other auctions.

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hopefully the one i got had the mesh with it.

the front lip i bid on had the back cut out a bit, it wasn't quite like the one pictured, but it was rounded like te above, not the v shaped ones you also see

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Oh I get it - if you still have the links of the auctions you won I can access them and post the pictures...

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i don't have any photo's of the actual wing and lip i hopefully bought, as i can't access finished auction's (no yahoo logon)

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n34118682

http://page12.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/p37218315

Yeah, you got those. In fact, both of them are sitting in my tatami (straw mat) room, under the table so no one steps on them.

The one you wanted, you didn't get. Didn't even bother to bid because it was already over your max price.

I'll take some pics and post them up - or should I e-mail them to someone?

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