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Option genuine rear spoiler

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    Hi,

    My Z432 has an genuine option rear spoiler.But it is not periodically correct one.

    The one is for 1971 or later.

    Last month I have got a genuine earliest spoiler from Mr.Terashima.

    He is a hard core enthusiast , he has 2 Z432s and 1 Z432R.

    The earliest spoiler is a very,very rare to see.We sometimes see the ones but they are usually reproduction one.It is easy to distinguish, repro one does not have

    correct stud bolts nor brackets.Also we can see it from the outside, the 2 vertical ribs on the top face is a kind of short,lack of its length.

    My earliest spoiler needs to be restored,I want to do it myself.

    The later spoiler is improved so much in the forming and strength. It became

    very heavy then bolts went to 6mm from 5mm in the early one.

    If people do not know much about the earliest spoiler, they will think this one is not genuine option spoiler from Nissan...It is too thin and light and not so good quality of making.

    However I want original early looks for my 1970 Z432.

    kats

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    That is a great find, Kats. Should not be too difficult to restore it. It will look perfect on your 432.

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    Thanks for the pictures, Kats! Very interesting - different material and construction technique. I would have guessed the black one is a reproduction type.

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    Hi,

    My Z432 has an genuine option rear spoiler.But it is not periodically correct one.

    The one is for 1971 or later.

    Last month I have got a genuine earliest spoiler from Mr.Terashima.

    He is a hard core enthusiast , he has 2 Z432s and 1 Z432R.

    The earliest spoiler is a very,very rare to see.We sometimes see the ones but they are usually reproduction one.It is easy to distinguish, repro one does not have

    correct stud bolts nor brackets.Also we can see it from the outside, the 2 vertical ribs on the top face is a kind of short,lack of its length.

    My earliest spoiler needs to be restored,I want to do it myself.

    The later spoiler is improved so much in the forming and strength. It became

    very heavy then bolts went to 6mm from 5mm in the early one.

    If people do not know much about the earliest spoiler, they will think this one is not genuine option spoiler from Nissan...It is too thin and light and not so good quality of making.

    However I want original early looks for my 1970 Z432.

    kats

    Wow! I did not know the early type had "brackets" to hold it in place rather than "studs" you see on later type. I have a later type one on my car like yours, but it is so heavy (part filled with rasin material) to a point my brand new rear hatch shock comes down when it is cold day.

    Great photos!

    :)

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    Very nice kats! Cannot wait to see it on the car... I have the "later type" as well, purchased from Esprist.

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    The spoiler that I sell is the same one that Kats shows as it came on my RHD Z many years back. But the brackets inside seems a little flimsy so when we made the mold I opted to put a bottom plate on ours to strengthen the brackets and help keep moisture and dirt from getting under and laying on the paint. I am fairly sure that this spoiler was the model that BRE used and refined for their needs because my real BRE spoiler is slightly different. So we are going to be finishing the new mold for the BRE spoiler soon and again Our rear spoiler that is availible now is the same one Kats shows but with a bottom cover on it. Les

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    The early spoiler has 2 mounting tabs, the ones near the humps. These spoilers also have a tendency to bow inward, don't know why but they do.

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    The spoiler that I sell is the same one that Kats shows as it came on my RHD Z many years back. But the brackets inside seems a little flimsy so when we made the mold I opted to put a bottom plate on ours to strengthen the brackets and help keep moisture and dirt from getting under and laying on the paint. I am fairly sure that this spoiler was the model that BRE used and refined for their needs because my real BRE spoiler is slightly different. So we are going to be finishing the new mold for the BRE spoiler soon and again Our rear spoiler that is availible now is the same one Kats shows but with a bottom cover on it. Les

    Hey Les, I might actually get the Z painted now within a few weeks to a month. I'll have the front and rear spoiler on it too. The rear spoiler is very nicely made and the bottom plate will keep the dirt out.

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    Hi,Thank you everyone,I did restored the spoiler.I am not happy with its finish, I should work hard for sanding and painting.But currently this is my best,do not look it closely!I used a heat gun to be flexible the portion of it where should be straighten.Also I put FRP liquid and cloth to fill the gap between body panel and the spoiler.And for reinforce the spoiler.Color is not matching for the original,but I am OK.Please note 3 holes for the emblem on the back,they are a good sign of original early one.The earliest spoiler has only one emblem " Fairlady Z" . These holes are exactly correct locations and dot size.Compare the official photo of Z432-R, you will see mine has the same location of the emblem. I looked into holes from inside of the spoiler,there are no evidence of repairing or filling extra holes. kats

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    Hi,

    These photos are typical aftermarket early spoiler in Japan.

    Please note shorter ribs and different inside and without bolts.

    kats

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    Hi Bryan,

    I used this paint can bought from a local auto shop. It says Dark grey metalic for 1985or later.Safari , Cedlic, e.t.c.

    I want to have fun, for me it does not matter original color or not as long as the spoiler is original.

    kats

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    Thank you 240ZGL,

    Yours also looks great, seems to me it is an early one? My understandings is the aftermarket spoiler which we can buy in the U.S.A. is a bit bigger than the original. Yours looks like exact original.

    kats

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    Thanks, yes it is an early original. It had a slight bend in it and took a lot of work to make it right.

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    Kats,

    Very pretty, I need to check mine that is in the attic.

    It is probably the later one.

    Hope you are well my friend,

    Fred

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    What a great story, 240ZGL , you have got an early original in the U.S.A. Congratulations!

    Hello Fred, thank you very much, how are you doing? I know your attic contains lots of tresures which are hard to come by.

    kats

    PS: attached photos are PS30-00087, restored in the same shop two years ago where my Z432 had.She is a sister of my Z432(PS30-00088) she was a silver, but now turned white.She has got an original early rear spoiler.

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