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  1. No problem, jhm. I knew how old the post was, but had to ask!
  2. @240260280: Thanks for the idea, I'm going to try that. @Zup: If you were to do it again, would you go with the Plasti-Dip, or use something else? It's not "tacky" or anything when you are done? I've never used Plasti-Dip, so not familiar with how it feels. @26th-Z: if you send me your snail mail address, I'd be happy to drop a little chunk into the mail so you can see what it feels like.
  3. If you still have that radio bracket, could I get it?
  4. Hi All, I have a 1970 240Z I bought a couple of years ago, and have been (slowly) redoing the interior. I'm not going for concours here, but I do try to get back to as close to 1970 as I can, when there is an option. There are millions of threads on Jute (I think I might have read all of them. Often more than once, but I have a memory leak). I started out with jute from a british roadster site. I didn't order enough, and found some on Amazon a while back. The british stuff was like Kat's yellow/blond color, the amazon stuff looked more like gray/multicolor carpet jute to me. I like the lo
  5. I have a series I car, and am working at restoring the interior. The car went through a large-scale restoration in the 90s under a previous owner, and has a lot of not-quite-original-to-1970 stuff going on. I've got the dash out, and have a new dash pad from VintageDashes ready to go on, but before I put the dash back in, I want to ask what my options are for the hazard switch. The current switch is the push/pull model from later Zs. I've looked on eBay, and see one early toggle switch for $125 starting. This car is not going to get to concours condition, but my preference is to get it closer
  6. I'm installing a modern pioneer into a 1970 Z. This car had a blaupunkt tapedeck installed in the 80s. It powered up when I got the car, but apparently it needs an amp (and they took out the speakers too, but whatever). I've been reading up in the FSM, the forum, and google. It seems pretty straightforward, but I want to ask to make sure about 2 things. 1. What is going on in this picture? This is the radio harness removed. I checked voltage, and the red/blue is +12V at ACC, 0V when off. Blue is +12 always. Some PO wired these together. Then to a 1A fuse. Then to the radio. I don't
  7. Wow. One of those repro 2000GTs had "car #9" written on it. Maybe he's making a secret clone army of Toyota retro super cars to take over the world and beat back the cross-over SUV hordes. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. And, finally, to REALLY complete it, here is a 10-year thread with a full discussion of the jute, and, on page 5, a PDF you can download with a 1970-71 Jute pattern.
  9. And to complete the nevermind bit, here is info on the metal carpet clips: https://zcardepot.com/interior/carpet-sets/carpet-anti-slide-clip-set-240z-260z-280z.html ($40) The forum post has a clipping of the service bulletin. It looks to me like they were not there for 1970s Zs, but probably needed them, hence the change. I would guess some folks' dealers installed them for them after the fact.
  10. nevermind question #2 up there, I found the right thread, with lots of pictures and info:
  11. I'm in a very similar situation to Careless: trying to restore a 1970 Z to close-to-factory. Careless, what did you do for the template for the Jute? I am going to order a 54" roll from the TRF site. Two other questions: Does anyone have a picture of what the steel spring attachments look like, and how they attach to the floor behind the seats? A lot of "work" happened to the interior of my Z, I can't really trust anything I see in it. Did i understand right that the male snaps for the front are attached directly to the firewall insulation part? (mine wasn't original,
  12. All I found was mouse droppings and bits of shag carpet, so I think you win! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. What kind of abuse do you need to give a car to get a rusty STEERING wheel?? On the plus side the Datsun emblem glued to the air cleaner box might be metal and worth something to a 1970 restorer. But back to 4858: looks like fun! Is it red or regular orange? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Of course you could be right, there isn't a lot of information to go on. I think we need someone with actual knowledge of the situation. Linguistically, I don't know that there's anything conclusive. I did run it by a professional Japanese translators at work (I'm not a native speaker, and no longer translate professionally), and she basically said it was impossible to say. "古いマークで最近は使用されていないか、日本以外で付けられたか、公式なマークではないことが考えられますでしょうか。" So no luck there, so far. Whether the panels are "fire safe" or not doesn't matter: we know they were changed for 1973, to be compliant. Here are a co
  15. Yeah. Maybe consider not fully re-attaching that. Honestly, that thing was a seriously bad idea (from a safety point of view). having said that, now I want to go get the rest of one of those assemblies and hook it up on my car just to see how it works. I have the lever assembly, but not the cable assembly.
  16. Oh, the panels definitely were changed "around" 1973 (not sure how far in advance) to be compliant. Doesn't mean that they, or anything else people were doing at the time were not still going to burn, it just means they complied with the regulation. Maybe added bromide to the mix, I dunno. If you search for FMVSS in this forum and others, you'll find some references. Zhome calls it out too. As far the term, I'm pretty confident that 難燃料、難燃性, etc., etc are all standard terms. And in our particular context, I'm not sure they are likely to be anything else. Other than maybe the first chara
  17. The faded blue: you might trying retrobriting it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retr0bright I don't know what these panels are made of, so I can't say whether that would work or not, but I suspect it would. But read about retrobriting before doing it, and maybe test on a small sliver first. If it worked, it would completely change the color of those panels, back to the bright blue you see on the back.
  18. Do you think these people who were retro installing the hand throttle were actually hooking it up? Or just putting it there for looks? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  19. Thanks. My trim pieces are all black, so I don't have anything to match against for the paint. Aside from the dogleg and I think the "rear trim" piece, I think I can still get blue trim pieces online. Dogleg probably needs a professional upholstery shop I would guess. My rear trim piece isn't from a 1970 240Z anyway, so if I find one, I think that's one I'll have to paint.
  20. Ah, so the hairy stuff is the famous jute. I've looked around on the web, I can't find anyone selling something that looks like that. Same name, jute, but seems lighter and not really "natural fiber" like from what I can see. It's too bad the carpet had been glued to it, when I removed it, it removed about half the jute on the tunnel. Of course, the jute had been long gone other places already. Hmm. Would be nice to go with something that at least looked original. If the tarry stuff under the jute is the original Nissan sound deadener/anti-vibration layer, I think I'll just leave it as i
  21. I have a 1970 240z, and I think it came originally with blue vinyl. From your pictures, I *think* that car has black plastic trim. (maybe just dark and/or dirty though?). Can you confirm the trim piece colors for the rear deck etc.? Trying to figure out if I need to acquire blue trim pieces or not. I know they exist, but maybe only for later cars? Or maybe that owner replaced his at some point. The doglegs look blue in this car though. In my car, those are black too (currently anyway). If you part it out (and that look really unrestorable, now that I look at it ;-), I'm interested in a f
  22. Ok, I think I might have it now. The 1973 FMVSS 302 standards set standards related to flammability of interior materials (after a crash). (This is also the 5 mph bumper regulation, and other stuff). You can read this section of the standard online. It seems like the goal is to have interior materials, specifically including trim panels, burn at a certain rate or slower. I think the 難 in this case is short for something like 難燃材料 (fire-retardant material or maybe flame resistant material?) https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/難燃材料 I'm still just guessing at this point, but I think it
  23. The kensa sticker referenced there would be 検, short for 検査.
  24. I took off all my interior panels today, and I think all but 1 had a sticker with 難 ("difficult"). Was that the first character in the place name of some Nissan assembly plant? Maybe first character in the name of a sub-contractor that did the plastic? Did it mean this piece was subject to high failure rates? Anybody know? Kats?
  25. (I tried to start this from the mobile app, but auto-correct didn't help, and something went wrong with the photos, so starting over with a better thread title). I have a 12/70 240Z. Exterior is blue 803. Interior is black. (although, there is a question about what it originally was). The interior has had I think 2 refresh passes at it in the past, with POs. It looks like it maybe first got some brown shag carpet, then later, black carpet. The seats are series 2 seats (I think): they have the lever that allows seat tilt; they do not have the twist mechanism; they have wire, not webbing b
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