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#1 Zedman240®

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

If you need some info about the G-Nose for a zed, you will be able to find it here; pics and info so you can tell if you have a genuine part or a good copy or just a piece of useless fiberglass.





I just fit a TS kit and I didn't have any major problems fitting it; I'm no panelbeater so if the gaps are slightly out or out of alignment I probably wouldn't notice! One thing that slowed the installation was having to cut headlight and indicator holes. To fit the nose cones to the guards, I used rivstuds (oppposite to a rivnut) which leaves you with a stud like the factory headlight buckets; an M5 stud
to mount. The rest of the assembly I used rivnuts to save yourself having to get nuts behind.. You need a triple hinged arm that is 3 meters long to do it. I had it painted by someone else but didn't hear any issues when I picked up the car.

#2 Fairlady Z

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Yeah cannot comment on fitment at the moment.Dimitri post some pics if u dont mind.

Though he did get back to me with $50 discount.

Also looking into importing a genuine one


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

Alex the kit I saw was second hand but apparently seller said genuine 5 pce kit with metal brake ducts diverters, brackets etc..


There are no "brake ducts" on a genuine factory G-nose, and the aircon ducts in the lower panel ( which is probably what you are referring to ) were made from FRP. 

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

Here is some inspiration for you mate.



Loaded with cheesy guitar riffs, which is very Japanese in itself.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Thanks Gav.Inspiration for sure.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Yeah when I purchased my G-Nose I thought or assumed it would be an easy fit. But we had to make a lot and I mean a lot of mods to get it to fit perfect. I also added the added the bottom lip, some air ducts and strengthend the nose end by silicon in an alloy piece of material on the inside of the nose for strength. Just in case I hit someone. Also put a rubber lip on it to seal the gap between the G-Nose and the bonnet so no air gaps. I figured it would help at high speeds. Regargdless of the cosmetic changes it didn't just bolt on. Apparently most G-Noses made in Aus are from moulds that aren't quite to spec. But after a weeks work and all my mods it came up alright.  :D

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#7 Zedman240®

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:54 AM

I think most copies of G-noses are made from a copy of a copy etc... and eventually you get some pretty bad fitting ones. Would love to see a genuine nose to compare!
Will post pics of mine when I get home this arvo.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

Yeah when I purchased my G-Nose I thought or assumed it would be an easy fit.

Apparently most G-Noses made in Aus are from moulds that aren't quite to spec. But after a weeks work and all my mods it came up alright.  :D


Sorry, and I don't want to sound mean or anything, but your "G-Nose" doesn't look anything like the genuine factory version.

The people who made that must have been thinking of their own 'version' rather than replicating the OEM parts.....

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Sorry, and I don't want to sound mean or anything, but your "G-Nose" doesn't look anything like the genuine factory version

I'm sure Craig's not upset.
His Chevy V8's not like the factory version either  ::)

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

HS30-H is this a genuine gnose kit?

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Thanks Dimitri for the pics later on.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

HS30-H is this a genuine gnose kit?


No.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Im normally not a fan of the g nose, but I think this ones looking pretty good mate

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Did you actually read the list of modifications Craig did to his G-Nose alone? This vehicle has 20 plus body mods and is in no way supposed to look, go, stop, sound "Genuine Factory"


So how is it useful comparison in a conversation that's talking about fit, finish and accuracy of a group of parts that are supposed to be related to genuine factory parts ( the "G-Nose" )?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

Alan i always love your comments when you join in on a topic.
Straight to the point, no mucking around. Thanks.

Cheers
Paul

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

No.


Can you send me a pic of genuine one so i know what to look for. Thank you.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

Excuse the great quality phone pics...

Good score with the Wolf..one good feature that the V500 misses out on is the ECU locking function; can disable the ECu so it's impossible to hotwire and drive off with. Easy to wire up and so far for me been reliable. Circuit is made (well was) in a factory near Braeside in Melbourne.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Hmmmm Thats not a good fit.
Is yours the same as that Fairlady


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

If (if) you read the top of the page it says something like Australasian Zcar Resource. Do you have anything resourceful to submit? I would say that the g-noses over here look far more similar to say A G-NOSE than a duck face. (but even at the right angle they can look like one to) *pushes timer button*


Hehehe!

Sorry, and I don't want to sound mean or anything, but your "G-Nose" doesn't look anything like the genuine factory version.

The people who made that must have been thinking of their own 'version' rather than replicating the OEM parts.....


As John had been speaking about the work required to get his top stage style to fit I think Craig was commenting about fitment of Gnoses in general and I don't recall seeing any mention of him saying his is factory. On a 40+yr old car Factory or not they all will require some tweaking, sounds like the TS kit requirs a bit more than some. 

No.


That was worth the reply  ::)

Would you be willing to give some more detail as to what differences people should look for and how to pic a factory version from replica?


Here's mine before adjustment, some jumper leads and duct tape holding it in place. Not bad considering my left rail is 12mm shorter than the right!



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Sorry, I did forget to mention that the front panel above the bumper isn't fastened properly; the rivnuts where damaged and have to be replaced so that's why it looks a bit out of shape.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Not bad considering my left rail is 12mm shorter than the right!


I have no experience with G-Nose fitment - I don't even like them very much - but I very much suspect that the above is quite likely the reason for many people having issues fitting them.  I suspect that many of our cars are not quite as square as the day they were born.

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