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I would only consider a pair of chrome stips if:  

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  1. 1. I would only consider a pair of chrome stips if:

    • Priced between $20-30 (before shipping & handling)
    • Priced between $30-40 (before shipping & handling)
    • Priced between $40-50 (before shipping & handling)
    • Less than $90 (before shipping & handling)


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I too have ordered and received a set from JDM. They are as Guy said "perfect". I am very happy with them. They are now a realization we have been wanting and waiting on for YEARS!

That being said, there are important difference which can be pointed out between these offerings.

The photos above illustrate the extreme authenticity Randalla has provided. The JDM version does not have the elongated center post, does not have the L and R mold markings as original and does not come ready to install with push nuts as original, nor are there installation instructions provided.

While I am very happy with my purchase from JDM I will certainly be ordering from Randella as well.

They simply could not be done better, IMHO!

Thank You JDM and Thank You Randalla for such great work on this important restoration piece you have made available!

Jim D.

"Zup"

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Jim,

You are right regarding the "extreme authenticity" that Randy has achieved with his tail light strips. I have had his prototypes in my possession for a few days and can attest to the exact replication of the OEM parts, as well as the detail and finish on his product. As you may know, I, too, have been working on reproducing tail light strips for the 240z. However, I have since abandoned that particular project as my supplier's interpretation of "exact replication" resulted in a product that just didn't meet the standards of authenticity that Randy has achieved with his offering. (who would ever thought that the word "exact" is a relative term???? LOL)

Anyway, kudos to Randy for producing such a high quality reproduction of a part that so many of us have been needing for years:)

Mike

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Zup, small point, but wanted to let you know how painstakingly my focus on quality was. You may or may not know that the three fastening pins for each bar are two different sizes and as a result so are the push nuts which are included. The two nut sizes are just 1/16" different but I wanted to be sure they were right. Thanks for recognizing the subtleties.

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Just a reminder that I will begin shipping 240Z tail lamp bars this coming week. If you are interested in ordering, e-mail me at parallax.randy.lewis@gmail.com letting me know how many sets you'd like me to set aside.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.

Before shipping I will send you a PayPal invoice. As soon as I receive payment confirmation from PayPal, your shipment will be in the mail. Thanks guys.

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Received my set of taillight strips from Kip......the strips are molded fine, but the chrome is more like a shiney paint......JDM strips have nice original looking chrome....looks like Randy's are nice too, but haven't seen them in person yet.

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Received my set of taillight strips from Kip......the strips are molded fine, but the chrome is more like a shiney paint......JDM strips have nice original looking chrome....looks like Randy's are nice too, but haven't seen them in person yet.

Our chrome strip is triple chrome, Not vacuum metalizing.

Triple chrome over plastic is desired for exterior parts!

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If you’re looking for “restoration quality” tail lamp bars for your 240Z, I’m confident these are the best you’ll find. Molds were created from a set of perfect OEM parts. I wanted to be sure all the appropriate mold marks were there (L and R for left and right) and that each part was dimensionally perfect, right down to the length and diameter of the mounting pins. Each part has been triple chrome plated to assure they will standup to the elements. My supplier produces parts for the OEM auto market, so you can be assured of their quality.

Here are a few pictures of the tail lamp bars ready to ship. Parts are shipped in a poly bag, the fastening hardware loosely attached to the appropriate mounting posts and an instruction sheet is inserted to help with disassembly and reassembly. I carefully inspect and test fit each set with a set of tail lamps, prior to shipping. Poly bags are packed in slightly oversized boxes stuffed with packing material to assure damage free delivery.

Tail lamp bars are $190 a pair, which includes everything you’ll need to install them. The price also includes shipping anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. E-mail me at: parallax.randy.lewis@gmail.com to order or should you have any questions. I’m offering quantity discounts to retailers or for individual orders over 20 units.

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Hi,

My order has arrived (Maine) already. It was promptly shipped and the bars were well packed.

The bars look beautiful and if they fit as well as they look, I'll be delighted.

I should note that a very easy to follow instruction sheet accompanied the bars.

Hats off to Randy!!

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Does anyone make chrome strips for a 260-280. The strips on my left taillight needs replacing.

Ray,

I'm not aware of anyone reproducing the 260/280 tail light bezels, but I do re-chrome them and do have a few sets of finished bezels available for sale. Feel free to PM me for details and pricing info.

Mike

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  • 7 years later...

Since I started this thread, please do not consider this a hijacking!

With all the innovation in 3D printing, does any have experience scanning the 240Z Chrome Strip and printing them with high resolution media.

If successful, then the strip could be wrapped with a gloss silver chrome product (https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/dc/v100832898/).

Thoughts?

Keith

 

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12 minutes ago, zed2 said:

Since I started this thread, please do not consider this a hijacking!

With all the innovation in 3D printing, does any have experience scanning the 240Z Chrome Strip and printing them with high resolution media.

If successful, then the strip could be wrapped with a gloss silver chrome product (https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/dc/v100832898/).

Thoughts?

Keith

 

If seeking originality, I'm not sure what paint can be applied to recreate black strip in the center that will adhere properly.

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5 minutes ago, DatsunZGuy said:

If seeking originality, I'm not sure what paint can be applied to recreate black strip in the center that will adhere properly.

True statement.

The entire 3D printed strip could be painted black (with proper prepping) and then the wrap material could be applied to both chrome sections and omitted from the "black" section. 

Keith

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