I have been reading this thread for a while, and have been resisting temptation to chime in for a while but can no longer.
I think the best thing you can do is just give up on your RHD zed and get a LHD or something US made so parts are cheap and just found on your doorstep.
To me, you came across as someone trying to restore a s30 back to concourse condition, demanding oem correct parts etc. Which is a good thing of course. But your last statement about not wanting to pay $136 for the ID tag just astounds me. With your idea of how much parts are worth and what you're willing to pay, it's like you're from another planet. Out of interest, could you post some pics of your Zed and let us know how much you've spent so far?
I'd imagine the USA is the best source of Zed parts for both LHD and RHD outside of Japan with the benefit of communicating in English. Personally I have bought lots of stuff from the USA from good people like Ataka for example. Yes, I did pay the $350 for new wipers and can't remember how much my new grille was.
Of course Japan would be the most logical place to look for parts but the language barrier. So rhdjapan.com and jesse streeter can overcome those issues.
Money speaks all languages but the problem is that you are not willing to spend so I guess that is the crux of the matter.
So many people have tried to help you, but you are not willing to spend the money or trust the tried and true contacts so it's your problem.
I am starting to think you are just a very sick troll.
, I don't know why you have spent so much time (years!) on this guy, you must be a masochist. It must be affecting your health. Best ignore and put more energy into the 432 project.
Someone lock this thread already!
Not sure to whom this observation is intended. I'd just comment that anyone who sends their credit card information to anyone in an email, in the blind, isn't exercising common sense ... or has a deathwish for their credit account.
As a point of information, I did finally get a response from Revive from a different email address than I had previously.
They can do one ... for $136.00 USD .... that requires a re-think on my part as to how badly I want it ....