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    1970 - 240Z
    1990 - 300ZX
    1966 - PL520 Truck
    1969 - Patrol L60

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  1. zed2

    Seat restoration

    7tooZ and Zup What is your timeframe for reassembling your seats? Keith
  2. zed2

    Seat restoration

    DavidF, The purpose of the plastic is to avoid moisture that is trapped in the seat foam and vinyl to wick against the metal brackets. As you found when you removed the seat covers, the metal frame and shell had surface rust, an indication of prior moisture exposure. Unless you are an original owner of your 240Z and can attest that the seat covers were not previously removed by a prior owner, I think is it save to assume that some of your protectors were damaged and discarded. Zeddsaver has the 1972-1978 style on their website. Keith
  3. zed2

    Seat restoration

    scotta, I do not believe there is great demand, hence Zeddsaver not offering the product. Keith
  4. zed2

    Seat restoration

    Mike, Now we are talking, thanks. Keith
  5. zed2

    Seat restoration

    Dennis, I am afraid that the plastic will deform at the perimeter of the hole when heat is applied. Keith
  6. zed2

    Seat restoration

    My intent was not to enter production making clear plastic protectors. The hardest part is cutting the large holes in the material, using a pair of small scissors on this thick material takes a beating on my hands. I am researching a hole punch that may have sufficient reach. If this solution works out then perhaps I can go into limited production.... maybe I'll make the 50 sets and then wait 50 years to sell through them all Keith
  7. zed2

    Seat restoration

    7tooZ Do you have a set to use as templates if I sent you the material? Keith
  8. zed2

    Seat restoration

    While refurbishing my 1970 240Z seats , I determined that I needed the clear plastic protectors that separate the seat vinyl and the metal bracket that attaches the seat back to the seat bottom. Searching the Internet, I found that Zeddsaver (https://www.zeddsaver.com/collections/interior/products/datsun-240z-seat-protector-shield) offers a set of four (4) protectors for the 1972-1978 Datsun Z. This style is designed for the seat bracket that allows the seat back to fold forward, a feature that early 240Zs lack. Without a retailer that caters to Datsun owners with a precut product, I found a commercial plastic supplier and ordered a large roll of material, in the exact thickness of the originals protector, enough to make fifty (50) sets. Having my original protectors, I cut a set of four. As you can see from the photo, my original protectors were yellowed but were in excellent shape to use as templates. Maybe someday a retailer will offer a set for early 240Zs. Until then, we will all have to go to extraordinary lengths to keep our vehicles as complete and accurate as they were when originally manufactured. Keith
  9. zed2

    240z Carpet Thread (Yuk Yuk)

    240260280z and all, 1) Is the hook and loop (Velcro) sewn to the front (and rear???) carpet or is the stick on type of hook and loop? 2) Which part of the Velcro, the hook (rough side) or the loop (smooth side) is sewn to the carpet? The other side would be glued to the metal floor.) Thanks,Keith
  10. Mike, 1) Is the hook and loop (Velcro) sewn to the front (and rear???) carpet or is the stick on type of hook and loop? 2) Which part of the Velcro, the hook (rough side) or the loop (smooth side) is sewn to the carpet? The other side would be glued to the metal floor.) Thanks,Keith
  11. zed2

    1970 240Z heel pad

    To revive this thread, can anyone else confirm that the above photo appears to be an original heel pad? Thanks, Keith
  12. Imperial Japanese Army Green color match by Sherwin-Williams Oil base semi gloss
  13. In anticipation of fulfilling my 2016, 2017 and 2018 resolutions, I have begun to restore my seats. After disassembly of the frames, I am struggling to locate an aerosol enamel paint that matches the dark green/black finish on the sliders. Using the Sherwin Williams color card, I have identified that Muddled Basil #7745 (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7745#/7745/?s=coordinatingColors&p=PS0) is a close match in color. Does anyone have a recommendation of a matching aerosol paint? Thanks, Keith
  14. THE ROOTS OF MONOZUKURI: CREATIVE SPIRIT IN JAPANESE AUTOMAKINGhttps://www.petersen.org/the-roots-of-monozukuriA wonderful exhibit with many original, unrestored vehicles. Sadly, no 240Z was on display, nor in the Vault. A must see if you are in the LA area. For you Tucker fans, Number 31 is in their workshop having some electrical fire damage repaired.Keith
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