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I removed the drivers seat today in preparation of installing new foam and seat covers.   I'm providing some pictures here looking for ideas and the proper way to rebuild the seats. This is the bottom of the seat,  lots of dry rot.  Is there a way to replace these straps like original? 

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The back adjuster seems to be missing a part, or is this how it looks?  Any idea where I can get the parts to fix this? 

 

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Is there a replacement part for these plastic protectors?  Or material I can make new ones out of ?  How are people doing this ? 

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Things I found under the seat.

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Where can I find one of these ? 

 

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The seat rails look like they are a military green. The grease is still in place but dried out.  The fact that the grease is still there since 1970 is interesting.  Any ideas what kind of grease this is?  It's dry nature might be natural, but I doubt it?   I'm not sure rebuilding these is something I'm going to be able to do, I may need to take them to a shop.  I'm just concerned they will throw them together and not be concerned with getting them close to correct.  

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Hello,
wat production date is on the frame rail?

It’s serial number is 8987.


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There should be a  production date on it like 9 - 10 or so.See the last picture

if you want to discus a complete restoration of your car, we can do it for you.. There are so many details you have to fix! The seat bottom was a first try-out, the frame is not painted in this picture. But all materials are correct. We have about 5 original first paint cars as an example and restored about 45 S30’s.

please contact me at christoffel2369@gmail.com

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There should be a  production date on it like 9 - 10 or so.See the last picture
if you want to discus a complete restoration of your car, we can do it for you.. There are so many details you have to fix! The seat bottom was a first try-out, the frame is not painted in this picture. But all materials are correct. We have about 5 original first paint cars as an example and restored about 45 S30’s.
please contact me at christoffel2369@gmail.com
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I’ve decided to do the work myself. I’m going to enjoy the car long term and learn some things. Thank you.


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Your welcome Sir!  

But I’m still curious if there is  a production date on your seatrails. Till now I inspected very early cars. Can you take a look? What is your VIN?

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I'm not too sure if Les Cannaday is still doing restorations, but, he has done a lot of restorations in the past.  They were one of the shops to do restorations for the Nissan restoration program just before the 350z came out.  He's done some cars for celebrities in the past as well.  It looks like his website needs some work.  However, the contact info looks correct:  http://www.classicdatsun.com/contact/

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1 hour ago, christoffel said:

Your welcome Sir!  

But I’m still curious if there is  a production date on your seatrails. Till now I inspected very early cars. Can you take a look? What is your VIN?

Here ya go.  What does this tell you ? any help is appriciated ? 

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2 minutes ago, z8987 said:

Here ya go.  What does this tell you ? any help is appriciated ? 

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Is that the 8 month of 1970?

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So that can easily belong on a 1970?


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I’ve decided to do the work myself. I’m going to enjoy the car long term and learn some things. Thank you.


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Is that webbing material available to rebuild my seats?


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Here's a good thread to read on seats.
 

Thank you. I’m all over that thread. The seats in that thread don’t have the webbing like mine. The rest of the thread dies apply.


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Is $350 a reasonable price for a series 1 clutch assembly. 

 

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I don't think that there is such a thing.  If the parts are Nissan new old stock, they might have added value.  But "series 1 clutch assembly" doesn't really mean anything and doesn't say anything about the brand or what the parts are.  How about more details?

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Rockauto.com an Excedy clutch kit is $112.00. I believe Cliff @siteunseen has an Excedy clutch in one of his Zs and likes it.

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I don't think that there is such a thing.  If the parts are Nissan new old stock, they might have added value.  But "series 1 clutch assembly" doesn't really mean anything and doesn't say anything about the brand or what the parts are.  How about more details?

It’s off a series 1 car being parted out! Sorry for the poor communications


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Makes more sense.  The odds of it being original are slim, and if it is it's probably worn out.

It looks like you're doing a restoration so maybe even original mechanical parts are important.  But $350 for a worn out clutch disc and pressure plate seems a bit much.  If that's what you're looking for, original parts, make sure you check the markings and labels.  I can't believe that somebody would even ask that amount for those parts.

Get pictures, post them, and we'll tear them apart.

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Makes more sense.  The odds of it being original are slim, and if it is it's probably worn out.
It looks like you're doing a restoration so maybe even original mechanical parts are important.  But $350 for a worn out clutch disc and pressure plate seems a bit much.  If that's what you're looking for, original parts, make sure you check the markings and labels.  I can't believe that somebody would even ask that amount for those parts.
Get pictures, post them, and we'll tear them apart.

Again my poor communications. It the clutch pedal assembly. My 1970 series 1 is an automatic!


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I think that people call that the "pedal box".  Make sure that you get all of the parts that come with it.  $350 still seems steep and I don't know if "Series I" matters.  The 240Z guys know, I've done my communications monitoring...

http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/Z-1969-1978/brake/brake-clutch-pedal

I have a memory of @cgsheen1 knowing a lot about this.

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