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So I ordered them from the eBay seller. He says they are made from ABS. We’ll see how they work. 

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Have you heard of Auveco? They supply lots of little plastic items like this - and although I have downloaded their catalog, I haven't sat down to actually LOOK at it...

https://www.auveco.com/

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Funny thing is I don't recall seeing those on my 77 280. I can't find it in my micro-fiche either.

Anyone know if these are in all years of the S30?

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When I looked at car parts manual for the part breakdown it just listed the whole bucket as “ASSY-BODY HEAD LAMP” with no separate call out for the plastic nuts. 

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They apply to all S30's.

They will work, although the plastic housing is somewhat different---your photo of the screw housing ( I assume from your 10/70 car) does not fully enclose the threaded portion of the adjusting screw---which I find interesting as my 7/70 had the fully enclosed type.

 

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59 minutes ago, Zup said:

They apply to all S30's.

They will work, although the plastic housing is somewhat different---your photo of the screw housing ( I assume from your 10/70 car) does not fully enclose the threaded portion of the adjusting screw---which I find interesting as my 7/70 had the fully enclosed type.

 

Mine had transparent caps over the ends so they were enclosed too. The material had hardened over time and I had to break/cut them off. The shape of the end of the nut is barbed so a cap or improvised tubing will work.

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www.240zrubberparts.com  

I am making a new batch of parts over the next few days....

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3 hours ago, nix240z said:

www.240zrubberparts.com  

I am making a new batch of parts over the next few days....

good news!

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So I got the set from the bay seller and they are very good. they are the correct dimensions and are made of ABS. My only gripe is that the screws supplied are very tight and I think the ID of the parts is a little small. I used some Elmer's Dry lube on them and they are a little easier. The new screws are smalIer diameter than stock. I definitely recommend these for restoring light buckets. Another interesting change that I found and never read about before from series one to later versions of the lights is the recessed mounting locations of these nuts. On my original ones there's a stamped area with serrations so they don't spin. On later buckets I have, it's a more pronounced full rectangular stamping. Also on the early buckets there's no holes for the locating nibs on the new gaskets. I drilled 4mm holes so the gaskets fit. Another "why would they do that" find.

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yay.... I've asked this vendor to ship items before. He just chooses not to to do business with Canadians.

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1 minute ago, wheee! said:

yay.... I've asked this vendor to ship items before. He just chooses not to to do business with Canadians.

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That makes no sense except maybe the import fees are too high.

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Its the slow Canada Post delivery system. Parts take so long to reach us (shipping from China for example averages two months to arrive after hitting Canadian soil within 7 days...) that he gets negative reviews from impatient people and that costs him money. USPS delivers 100's of times faster than Canada Post. It is too bad because he has a lot of nice parts I wouldn't mind trying.

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@wheee!

Let me know if there is any way I can help you on your parts order.

It isn't what I would call "fast" from the US to Canada but it might help.

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Thanks. I am a little ways away from needing these just yet.

 

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