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Hello,

I happened to touch this,my Z432's driver's seat(Right seat) bottom has a stitch in the middle of the front face.

But there is no such a thing for the passenger's seat (Left seat) bottom.

My seats are original as I have been recognizing so far.But I am not for sure right now.Which one is correct for the early S30?

The texture is truely original, seat back and bottom.They have a little scratch but they are very good condition from Jan 1970.I am very happy with my seats.

The seat bottom had fixed in some time?

How about yours?

kats

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Thank you Zedyone kenobi and Glenn,

I am waiting reports on this one.I tend to think the drivers seat bottom had a repair long time ago maybe, I do not know.

Glenn,did you got my e-mail about the wiper? Here or Yahoo jp mail adress are both wellcome you.

kats

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Kats, I don't recall seeing that seem on any of my 1969 production cars, but I only have one of them at the house now and it has original seats from a later car in it. Yours looks like they just had a piece of vinyl that they stitched together in the front, since it wouldn't be very visible. I would guess it is original rather than a repair.

-Mike

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Hi,

I am not for sure we have discussed already or not , about a tail gate support.

My Z432 has this support, but my U.S spec 240Z has different style.

Are they correct for each build date or domestic/export ?

I have no idea about this,please tell me anything you know.

kats

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Hey Kats,

Sorry for the horribly late reply, but I did not find that stitching on my Fairlady Z or 240Z :( Interesting that DMC-Z found the same thing. Too bad I do not have HLS30-05998 anymore, which is very close to DMC-Z's 5389, or else I would check. Definitely gives your Z some character though, haha.

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Hi , thank you spitz 17  , this is an old thread , I want to put something about the stitching at the seat bottom.

My Z432 has the vertical stitching as you can see , I must say it is not the original. The seat bottom must be repaired at some point in the past . I looked the vinyl closely, and found it is different from the other side . 

 Today I visited Mr . Sudo , he is a real craftsman of upholstery for S30 . 

He said my Z432 ‘s stitching is not original, he has been dedicated doing the job more than 30 years , he knows what is original.

I placed an order to him for a set of my early seats three years ago , he said I will be the final customer for his S30 seats restoration, he has been saying when the vinyl runs out , he quit the restoration for S30 . He has sufficient amount of vinyl for GTR , so he his work continuously being made ,  but not in a hurry.

I am waiting it’s completion,  he already made some pieces,  I can’t wait to see it .

He of course knows about the difference of early and late model , he uses various kind of tools for each model.

if you are the upholstery guy , you can tell how he make the seats nicely and there are numerous his experiences fully applied.

He said he would be the only man who was successfully able to access to the original vinyl manufacturer other than Nissan . He managed to make the manufacture to find out the original mold and make it useable , 

then the manufacturer accepted his order , some length of roll (maybe 100 meters ? )  , he did it a long time ago , he said he was not sure he would be doing right thing or not . Soon after the cooperation with the manufacturer, the manufacturer was merged by a big company , then unable to make the vinyl again . 

I said he did it right for us ! 

Kats

 

 

 

 

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Thank you everyone, I think so too , no more covers ,  that is our loss .

Mr. Sudo really love Fairlady Roadster , he also did his work for his car . Nice red interior and navy soft top !

Kats

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Hi , I have got the restored seat for my early Z from Mr Sudo . 

The seat formes and basements are originally used for my 03/70 blue 240Z , this time I have got these seats restored. 

( the blue seats are now on my blue 240Z were restored by Mr Sudo too  , in 2003 , using a donor seats which came from another z ) .

I am so happy with the results, I really love early “ fat “ style seat back .

Seat belt hook located Fairlady version , it is on the head rest , all the export Datsun version has near the lumbar support.

I guess this difference would come from the seatbelt length. Fairlady cars can set the seat much forward than Datsun , designers considered small women behind the wheel . ( only very few women in Japan though) 

The seat belt must be longer, then when you hook the belt,  the hook should be on higher to prevent jamming excess belts on the sliding rails .

But early seat has four holes on the back , ( for L & R , Fairlady and Datsun ) which makes factory efficient when making it .

And I chose upgrading belts for the seat bottom as I have back pain usually. I do not stick with its original for the seats this time , I took off original 432 seats for preservation , they will be restored using original belts .

Enjoy pictures  

Kats

 

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Thanks Blue , I installed them today.

I had not know Mr. Sudo restored my blue seats until I met him several years ago . He kindly gave me this blue vinyl sheets as he had kept for just in case .

The sliding basements also holes for both sides to make it applicable for both .

Kats

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This picture was taken when I received the seats . Please note the location of the seat belt hook, this is for export model ,

and the left seat bottom remained original belts , while the right seat bottom had new belts (missing olive green cloth).

This is Mr. Sudo's work .

Kats 

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About the tail gate support, I see this picture , the early brochure for the US , and my friend who has a lot of 1969 Z told me at least US cars has a different style bracket from the beginning, 

Fairlady Zs has a simple triangle style bracket on the gate , also directly mounted on the body in early model , then later switched to the same one used in the US and probably some other destinations.

Kats

On 11/16/2010 at 3:02 PM, kats said:

Hi,

I am not for sure we have discussed already or not , about a tail gate support.

My Z432 has this support, but my U.S spec 240Z has different style.

Are they correct for each build date or domestic/export ?

I have no idea about this,please tell me anything you know.

kats

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One more tonight ,

Please see this seat , a slim seat back with an seat bottom with a plastic guard.

When the plastic guard dropped from the seat bottom? 

When the slim seat back began to be applied? 

When the seat bottom switched from the belt to spring type ? 

Some of them began at the same time , but some of them did not .

I want to know this , is it possible that fat seat back without the seat belt hook does exist ? 

Kats

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