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Would anyone near the Houston, Tx area happen to have a parts car that they wouldn't mind cutting removing the back panel from about the mid taillight up? 

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3 hours ago, startt21 said:

Would anyone near the Houston, Tx area happen to have a parts car that they wouldn't mind cutting removing the back panel from about the mid taillight up? 

It makes a better repair to just drill out the spot welds and get the whole panel, my 2 cents

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I have that panel new cause that was my plan then the rust kept going and this is what I am left with. 

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5 hours ago, startt21 said:

I have that panel new cause that was my plan then the rust kept going and this is what I am left with.

I suspected as much. The license plate panel actually goes all the way to the bottom. It's one piece. There are about 50 spot welds but you have already done about half of them. It is a much more invisible repair if you just do the whole panel and get a donor from a wrecking yard

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Nope, I don't think so. You would have to find a good donor. One of the vendors might have one

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Well hopefully someone who has this part sees this. I didn't know I could remove it as a whole... well whats left and replace it. That makes it a lot easier to complete once I find the piece.

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Contact Some of the vendors zcardepot or others. Google used 280z quarters for sale and contact some of the businesses listed

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17 hours ago, startt21 said:

Well hopefully someone who has this part sees this.

In MY experience, that doesn't work very well (for me). For this type of part - you need to be pro-active in the search.

I would suggest contacting Z Car Source in AZ and show them what you need. ... https://zcarsource.com/

Good luck.

Wayne

 

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I have been. I reached out to them specifically today and just am trying to see now if I can get a better price. Theirs seemed a little steep. 

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23 minutes ago, startt21 said:

I have been. I reached out to them specifically today and just am trying to see now if I can get a better price. Theirs seemed a little steep. 

It's called supply and demand. They aren't making these cars anymore, so the prices will continue to rise..... If I had what you needed, I'd give it up.

EDIT: I found another link for you - but it's not cheap either... http://www.car-part.com/

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1 minute ago, siteunseen said:

You DO have what he needs.  You just need a Sawzall.  ROFL

Well, put THAT way, sure, I have his part...... but I haven't really investigated my options on a custom tail-light panel.

@startt21 if you think their price is out of reach, my panel is $50K... it comes attached with a running drive train.....

*Note* This is a today only special for any interested parties......

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The only one I saw on Car-part was $200, which I thought was a deal. If you can get a clean one for $400, I would think you are doing really well.

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Yea meh I don’t know what I’m going to do yet. The rest of the shell I feel is to good to make that be the reason it goes to waste. 

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Well I was fortunate to locate a parts car locally and am getting a pretty good deal on the panel. 

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14 minutes ago, startt21 said:

Well I was fortunate to locate a parts car locally and am getting a pretty good deal on the panel. 

Excellent

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There's a group on facebook called dpan (datsun parts and needs). Post up your pic and specific request and someone will reply. Best of luck!

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10 minutes ago, Pmg said:

There's a group on facebook called dpan (datsun parts and needs). Post up your pic and specific request and someone will reply. Best of luck!

I’m actually a member on there already. I found one locally though. 

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7 hours ago, Pmg said:

There's a group on facebook called dpan (datsun parts and needs). Post up your pic and specific request and someone will reply. Best of luck!

I went looking there and can't figure out how you post needs and parts? Just in the timeline or somewhere else?

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1 hour ago, Patcon said:

I went looking there and can't figure out how you post needs and parts? Just in the timeline or somewhere else?

I actually posted it on houston Datsun. 

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I went looking there and can't figure out how you post needs and parts? Just in the timeline or somewhere else?
Yes, just post in the group. Be sure to have a photo to get attention as most skip posts without pics.
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3 hours ago, Patcon said:

I went looking there and can't figure out how you post needs and parts? Just in the timeline or somewhere else?

Man I am sorry I totally misread your post. But yea just on the timeline and photos do help a lot 

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