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My Datsun 280Z "Rustoration"

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Hey Matt, can you shoot me the measurements you used for the cuts on the stock housings? Looks like about two inches on the rear, less on the fronts.... I would like to duplicate your stance eventually....

Same here. Would be interested in the measurement as well.

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I had to cut the strut housings about 2" from the bottom. I ended up having to trim a little more off so the coilover would sit flush at the base. So about 1 15/16"

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Installed some headlight covers. Not sure if I like the look of them yet. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

 

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LOL. I have the classic dapper lights already. The stainless steel rings are nice but the best part is the smooth acrylic lens. No angles.

Sent from my iPizzle ringy dingy device....

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 Just ordered new wheels..... B)

 

15x8 Rota RKRs. Very close to the Konigs I have now, but I wanted a little more sidewall and a little wider wheel. I'll post pics when I get them

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I think the black seal around it throws it off a little, IMHO. The chrome rings would probably look better, again IMHO.

 

 

 

BTW the EFI stuff I bought from you is installed and working!

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I think the black seal around it throws it off a little, IMHO. The chrome rings would probably look better, again IMHO.

BTW the EFI stuff I bought from you is installed and working!

Yeah I removed the black seal and it looks much better. Good to hear about the efi!

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Hey Matt, How are you going to keep water out of those? It's been my experience that moisture inside of the plastic will condensate. My Subaru Forester has a damaged seal on on of the headlights and there gets to be a lot of condensate inside. I actually drilled a couple of small holes in the lens to let the accumulated water out. They want about $180 for one and you have to dismantle the front end to get them out. And because the lenses are damaged by uv ,and because if one is going to dismantle the front end one should replace both at a cost of $300+ I have just been putting it off. Just wondering......

 

Cheers, Mike

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Hey Mike, theres a good 1/8" to 1/4" gap all around them so any water or moisture will just drain out like normal. The only pain is that I will have to take them off every time I wash the car now.

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Installed my new "Wanna-not-be's"

 

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15x8 et0 Rota RKR's in magnesium black. Dunlop 205/55

 

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Heres a shot of the Rota's next to my 16x7 Konig Rewinds

 

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And on the car

 

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I lowered it another 3/4" or so

 

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I really like the slight wider rim and the thicker sidewall. Subtle, but looks much better IMO. Best part is my wife has no idea I got new wheels!!  :D

 

 

 

 

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I like the wider sidewalls too. I think it just looks more period correct and they tend to ride better too

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