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Unicorn Alert: 240Z Fan Shroud

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    Unicorn: a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead.  Alt.: a rare Datsun part, usually made of unobtanium.

    For Sale: Rare Nissan Fan Shroud for 240Z. This is P/N 21475-E4102, a fully reconditioned metal fan shroud to fit the OE radiator frame of a 240Z. This one was stripped to bare metal, acid washed to provide a protective layer of zinc phosphate, two coats of self-etching primer - wet sanded to remove dust, ...etc., two coats of gloss black enamel, wet sanded and buffed. A set of new bolts and washers, newly plated, is included (not JIS).  Why all the prep detail?  I was planning to install this on my car but determined it was handling the Texas heat just fine with the 3-row radiator core.

    The last one to sell on JDMCarParts.com went for $500. https://jdm-car-parts.com/…/metal-fan-shroud-for-240z-genui…

    This one is priced at $400, shipping extra at actual cost.

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    Nice piece, wish I could justify buying it. Shame there isn't more of these about too!

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    I came across a plastic 240Z fan shroud for sale. I used to have a metal one on one of my earlier 240Zs. Were the the plastic fan shrouds for later 260Zs and 280Zs? 

    Thanks in advance,

    Steve

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    Steve, All the L26 and L28's had two piece plastic shrouds

    I'm not sure if the later 73 L24's had a plastic version. They could have. The part number changed about mid 73.

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    2 hours ago, EuroDat said:

    Steve, All the L26 and L28's had two piece plastic shrouds

    I'm not sure if the later 73 L24's had a plastic version. They could have. The part number changed about mid 73.

    Thank you for clarifying things for me, Chas.  There's a 2-piece plastic shroud on eBay right now, the listing states that it will fit '70 thru 8-74 240Zs and 260Zs and the seller is asking $300.00 for it - seems very high to me for a plastic shroud. I remember seeing metal shrouds going for that kind of money on eBay a few years ago.   

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    Chas, I'm the original owner of 11/75 made 1976 280z and mine did not have a fan shroud, I did  not get the AC.  So I think the shroud came with the AC package.

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    Yes, fan shouds seem to be an option and standard on the models with AC.

    Btw: @lonetreesteve Looking at the CL ad you posted

    That 72 240Z has the plastic shroud I think is P/N:21475-E4102

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    Thanks, @EuroDat Yes, I called the seller this morning to confirm if the fan shroud was plastic or metal and he said that it was plastic. I'm going to continue my search for a metal fan shroud. 

    Steve

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    Hi Jim. You quote a nissan part number for the metal shroud. I'm just curious because nissan quotes two part numbers for the 240Z. E4100 and later E4102. Could the E4100 be the metal and E4102 the more common plastic version.

    "Rare Nissan Fan Shroud for 240Z. This is P/N 21475-E4102, a fully reconditioned metal fan shroud to fit the OE radiator frame of a 240Z"

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    4 hours ago, EuroDat said:

    @jfa.series1

    Hi Jim. You quote a nissan part number for the metal shroud. I'm just curious because nissan quotes two part numbers for the 240Z. E4100 and later E4102. Could the E4100 be the metal and E4102 the more common plastic version.

    "Rare Nissan Fan Shroud for 240Z. This is P/N 21475-E4102, a fully reconditioned metal fan shroud to fit the OE radiator frame of a 240Z"

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    Hey Chas - seriously? You expect me to remember details from a semi-zombie thread after three years of drinking and sleeping??? 😁

    It might well be that E4100 is the P/N for the metal shroud as you suggest, I truly can't recall how it came to be that I located the # I used in the original post.

    Jim

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