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Fitting 240Z bumpers and Valences to a 280Z

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I still have a couple off sets for the front. I think I have one set for the rear.

If I don't have the rear, I make another 15 sets. I had a couple other members asking in the last weeks.

@riverstonefly If you are still interested, send me a pm. 

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I still have a couple off sets for the front. I think I have one set for the rear.
If I don't have the rear, I make another 15 sets. I had a couple other members asking in the last weeks.
[mention=32755]riverstonefly[/mention] If you are still interested, send me a pm. 
Pm sent amigo

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On 3/22/2018 at 5:50 PM, EuroDat said:

I still have a couple off sets for the front. I think I have one set for the rear.

If I don't have the rear, I make another 15 sets. I had a couple other members asking in the last weeks.

@riverstonefly If you are still interested, send me a pm. 

I sent over a PM ?

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I just finished reading this whole thread...whew!  I ordered a pair of FutoFab bumpers this morning for my 280Z.  So I'm down for front and rear mounting brackets.  I have two questions that I haven't found answers for:

1: The as-mounted photos don't seem to match up to the holes on my car for the tie-down brackets.  Do you need to drill holes for the rear brackets to fit the body?

2: Will the rear bumper fit beneath the extra piece tack welded to the body, used to fill the gap between it and the old 5mph bumper?  This might look bad, even if it does fit.  But it would be nice to have a rear bumper on the car while I save up for bodywork.

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2 hours ago, the_tool_man said:

I just finished reading this whole thread...whew!  I ordered a pair of FutoFab bumpers this morning for my 280Z.  So I'm down for front and rear mounting brackets.  I have two questions that I haven't found answers for:

1: The as-mounted photos don't seem to match up to the holes on my car for the tie-down brackets.  Do you need to drill holes for the rear brackets to fit the body?

2: Will the rear bumper fit beneath the extra piece tack welded to the body, used to fill the gap between it and the old 5mph bumper?  This might look bad, even if it does fit.  But it would be nice to have a rear bumper on the car while I save up for bodywork.

Hi tool man,

1: Yes. You will need to drill an extra hole to fix the bumper side arms. I don't have any photos of that part modification. I was at the stage where I just wanted to finish it. The hole is about 100mm in front of the 280Z bumper hole IIRC. I can check mine, but it would be better to measure and determine the position in your own situation.

2: yes. It will fit under the gap shield. Not sure how that will look though.

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Just registered for the site today. I've been gathering a bunch of info from all the informative posts in this and other sites. Thank you all!

I acquired this cool 280Z and have been trying to get it into shape to be safe and reliable. Now turning to some cosmetics. I'd like to put a fiberglass 240Z bumper on. I have no brackets or hardware.

Any recommendations for a source for a quality bumper and brackets?

 

TIA!

 

Ben

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If you are going fibreglass, Motorsport Auto (thezstore) is where I got mine. You will need to work on the finish a little.

https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic02n01/50-1750

When I started this thread no one made any descent kind of bracket. I did try to order a set, but was disappointed in what it was. I still have them somewhere in the garage. That is when I decided to make my own.Screenshot_20200119-083823.jpg

 

I have been making the brackets for a little over four years now, but others make them now too. You can buy theres through TheZstore. Mine are stainless steel and a little cheaper, but its up to you what you want to do.

I do make two styles. One so you can really use a standard 240Z grill or the Skilard 240Z grill and 240Z indicators in a 240Z air-dam or keep the 280Z indicators and 280Z grill. I think I'm the only one making the first option.

 

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7 hours ago, rxx2 said:

Any recommendations for a source for a quality bumper and brackets?

I've got a few sets of Original 240 and 260z bumpers in good shape, need new chrome but overall very good. not sheap i gave a fair amount of money for them… 

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Thank you both for the replies!

I would live to go Skillard and 240 signals in a new air dam but not in the cards now.

I was hoping someone makes a fiberglass bumper that doesn't need any touching up.

EuroDat your brackets get great reviews here. How can I get a set?

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1 hour ago, rxx2 said:

Thank you both for the replies!

I would live to go Skillard and 240 signals in a new air dam but not in the cards now.

I was hoping someone makes a fiberglass bumper that doesn't need any touching up.

EuroDat your brackets get great reviews here. How can I get a set?

If you are looking for bolt on finished product them I hear the carbon fibrd are good, but they are expensive.

https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic02n01/50-1752

It depends on what you want to do as to which bracket is best for you.280Z bumperbrackets.png

My type 1 will give you the most flexability and will work with the skillard 240z and 240z grills.

A couple have used the type 1 bracket in combination with my grill brackets on the skillard 240z grill. I'm using this combination on a 240Z grill.

The type 2 is like the others offered. It will work on the 240Z, but a couple of bars will need to be cut down.

Both brackets will work on the 280Z grill.

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So the type 1 will work with the 280 turn signal still there?

Remove the turn signal, mount the bracket, reinstall the turn signal?

If that's how it works, I'd like the type 1, rear brackets to mount a 240 bumper on my 280 and the grill brackets. Thinking I'll get the 240Z Skillard grill down the road.

Do these come with stainless steel hardware too?

Thanks!

Ben

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The type 1 can be fitted without dismantling the 280Z turn indicator brackets. You drill the holes through the brackets using the white cardboard template supplied with the brackets.IMG_2101.JPG

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When you go to the skillard or 240Z grill and 240Z turn indicators it's a simple job to remove the bracket. The brackets are spot welded in place. The easiest way to remove them is to drill through the spot weld with a 1/16" drill and them use a 1/2" drill to drill the top section out of all the spot welds. Don't drill all the way through. Gently wobble the bracket and it will break loose.

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The grill brackets fit to the hood hinges, but still allow full adjustment of the hood. No drilling need to fit the grill brackets.

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Nice!

Thanks for the explanations

How do I order and pay?

Ben

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