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Fitting 240Z bumpers and Valences to a 280Z

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Are you gonna make the plate thicker on the final units? The sheet you have seems a little thin

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It will be 6 or 8mm, haven't decided yet. I used the 2mm plate because it was on the cutter at the time and its easier to modify for testing.

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12 hours ago, wheee! said:

Do you think this could be modified to support the 240Z bumper too?

It would be easy to add the extra bracket for the bumper. Im using a modified 240Z grill that goes the full width of the opening and all the way down to the air-dam. A bumper bracket from this location would not work or I would have to shorten two bars.

That is why Im using special brackets from under the 280Z turn indicators. These brackets work with or without the 280Z indicators.

If you retain the 280Z grill, it would work fine from this (280Z bumper shock) position.

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That's what I wanted to hear! Interested in making a prototype for the standard grill crowd? :)

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Here are some photo's of the moskups when I was trying different prototypes. The bracket for the bumper follows a similar line as the original bracket on the early 240Z. 

It wouldn't be much more work to add the bumper brackets to the towing bracket.

BumperBracket-3.jpg

BumperBracket-4.JPG

BumperBracket-5.jpg

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I like the idea of reusing the bumper shock mount as the new 240 bumper mount. Mainly because the factory designed that as an impact zone. I like the looks of tour new plate that incorporates a tow hook mount too. If the two could be combined (a bumper mount and tow hook mount) using the bumper shock mount location you are using now, that would be a win win!

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Has anyone had any experience with this company and their products.

I have seem good reviews on other "niet datsun" forums, but can't recall seeing them mentioned here.

http://klearz.com/240z_turn_signals

$250 for a clear set 240Z front turn signals complete and $260 in amber.

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It is a Canadian company selling in American dollars.... most businesses do that now to make extra profit... I would offer him less as he is now making 30% more than he did 6 months ago by selling at US prices and having Cdn costs.... my two cents anyways...

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20 hours ago, wheee! said:

It is a Canadian company selling in American dollars.... most businesses do that now to make extra profit... I would offer him less as he is now making 30% more than he did 6 months ago by selling at US prices and having Cdn costs.... my two cents anyways...

A while back he had their Canadian address on the site, but now it's mentioned nowhere. Might have removed it just the that reason.

I contacted them about two years back and a Tina replyed via e-mail. They seemed friendly and eager to please. Thats just going by the e-mail contact.

Still $250 US doesn't seem bad and they offer lots of options in colour combinations. White or gray housing plus white, grey or black rubber and the clear, smoked or amber lenses of course.

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The product looks amazing and will probably meet or exceed your expectations.... Just a little pricey IMHO....

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Back to my bumper bracket saga.

I made a mock-up of the towing bracket with the bumper support to see if my calculations we anywhere close. The angle on the bumper face is a little off. About 5degrees. Might be in my calculations. Yuo can see it in the left image where it touched the bumper. Im also looking at fitting a bracket to mount the horns. Its the vertical line just behind the center bolt.

Towing_BumperBracket_Mockup.jpg

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Sold... where can I send payment? :)

Seriously though, bundle these with a set of rear 240Z bumper mounting tabs for the 280 crowd and you will have a great product! I will be your first customer!

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I need some help guys,

 

I having trouble determining what the distance is between the two outer bolts (Studs) on the early 240Z bumpers and the ones from FutoFab. Im using a fibreglas bumper for now, but it has one long fits all kind of slot.

CanTechZ gave me the inner distance, but Im getting contradicting information on the internet (I shouldn't be surprised) about the distance between the inner and outer two bolts.

I made a sketch of what I miss.

Any help appreciated.

Edit: If someone has this info on the rear bumper, That would top it off nicly. Im also buzy with the rear brackets and have the same problem. Thanks

FrontBumper bolt location.pdf

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Here is what I could measure off my front bumper, hope this helps

Mike

edit, I will try to get measurements for the rear later today.

56b3a3f1cff1d_FrotbumperdimsforEurodat.t

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members rossiz and CDL1542 both have Futofab bumpers.... maybe they can chime in?

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Thanks Mike.

I came up with 836 with my calculations, but then I found two difeent sites stating 50mm between the bolts with 870mm ctr to ctr distance.

I startd doubting myself.... again.

If you could find time to measure the rear, I would realy appreciate it.

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8 minutes ago, EuroDat said:

Thanks Mike.

I came up with 836 with my calculations, but then I found two difeent sites stating 50mm between the bolts with 870mm ctr to ctr distance.

I startd doubting myself.... again.

If you could find time to measure the rear, I would realy appreciate it.

You're welcome,  no problem getting you dims for the rear as well later today.  I work from home so this kind of stuff reminds me to take a break and stretch my legs.

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Datsun spirit makes these... I'm thinking you can make your's to look similar? Heavier material maybe?

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That exact photo threw me a bit. I have photo's of the 240Z type and that is what those are, but the left one in the photo looks like it's over set (past 90 degrees). I have not seen that on the others photos.

I think the footprint of those brackets may be too big to fit the 280Z valance recess. I was thinking of buying a set to see how they would work.

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58 minutes ago, EuroDat said:

That exact photo threw me a bit. I have photo's of the 240Z type and that is what those are, but the left one in the photo looks like it's over set (past 90 degrees). I have not seen that on the others photos.

I think the footprint of those brackets may be too big to fit the 280Z valance recess. I was thinking of buying a set to see how they would work.

What you make will be superior no doubt....

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