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#1 gav240z

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:21 PM

Hi Guys,
For road worthy I may need to fit a rear bumper on my S30z. To be honest I have kinda wanted to put 1 back on anyway. I have my original 1 in storage but it's missing a few bolts and I think a bracket. It also needs a serious re-chrome.

So I'm looking to see if anyone has a spare rear bumper in storage, it doesn't have to be 100% perfect but ideally looking for something in good condition. I would rather go OEM if possible, it can have overriders on it or sans overriders etc..

Let me know what you got?

Preferably located in Victoria.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:09 AM

Or looking to borrow a rear bar just to pass RWC. I think 2+2 bars can be fitted but are a little wide. However for the purpose of RWC I don't mind. Really just need all the bumper fitting hardware like brackets and bolts as some of mine are missing on my old bumper.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

Ok so found my old rear bumper. Looking for fasteners etc.. So can anyone recommend a good place in Victoria that can re chrome a bumper and perhaps straighten out a couple of dings with it? Don't have a hammer and dolly handy at the moment.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:35 AM

I've got a crappy one that you can rattle can it to black and just mount it on for rwc if you want.

It's sitting outside of my house doing nothing.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:04 AM

I've got a crappy one that you can rattle can it to black and just mount it on for rwc if you want.

It's sitting outside of my house doing nothing.


Thanks mate, I may not need to fit for RWC at this stage. Although I kinda want to refit it anyway, but I'll get it re-chromed. I'll update thread if I can't find appropriate size bolts to fit the bumper. I was told that rare spares Holden hardware might be same same or similar enough to work.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

I'll update thread if I can't find appropriate size bolts to fit the bumper. I was told that rare spares Holden hardware might be same same or similar enough to work.


Have you tried a specialist fastener supplier for the bolts ?

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:06 AM

Gav the guy at Rare Spares in SA sell repo rear bumpers. They are some thing he dose and it's not rare spare part. 

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:34 AM

Gav the guy at Rare Spares in SA sell repo rear bumpers. They are some thing he dose and it's not rare spare part. 


Only problem I have with the reproduction stuff is that the last 1 I saw was actually quite flimsy, in that you could twist it with your hand. It wasn't solid like the OEM stuff. I'm not sure if that's the case with all of the repro units but I was a little unimpressed to be honest. The chrome didn't seem that good either.

I'm also convinced that if I got the Autosol out and steel wool I could clean mine up quite good.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

Rare spares in SA are sold out of rear bumpers and won't be getting any until March when i spoke to them a week before christmas.

Gav i'd be interested in knowing where that flimsy bumper came from because the one i have from Muscle car parts in NSW is solid as, althought a little thinner than stock it is also much lighter as its stainless rather than chromed steel, but in no means flimsy. Maybe there are several types being sold.
I also bought rare spares tail lights and quality is amazing.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:10 AM

Yeah I'm not sure where the other reproduction unit was from. I can ask the owner when I get a chance.

With the Aussie Muscle Car parts bumper would I be correct in assuming there is no provisions for the rubber strips or overriders?
http://www.allmuscle...ear-chrome.html

I'm not sure what restoring the original OEM would cost but I'm guessing a re-chrome alone would be at least $300. Which makes this seem like good value, although I kinda like the rubber trim pieces. I know the 432-R went naked but it kinda looks a bit naked without in my opinion. I'm also a bit partial to the overriders too! Seems it was something our market got more so than other markets.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:22 AM

So a quick Google Search.
http://www.aussiev8....s-victoria.html

I found a thread here:
http://www.aussiev8....s-victoria.html

and it seems that there is 3 places that come recommended in Victoria.
Seaford
http://www.yellowpag...16-listing.html

Modern Plating in Oakleigh
http://www.modernpla...au/contact.html

Vinney's in Dandenong
http://www.vinneys.com.au/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/AAVinneys


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

I used 'Classic chrome' in Geelong/Corio.
They quoted me $350 to strip, fix any small dents and chrome. Unfortunately after stripping my bumper had alot of filler on it so i did not proceed.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

Modern plating did a fantastic and well priced job coating my headers.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:48 AM

Just in case anyone else is looking in future. I've found you can get the correct bolts and fasteners for the bumpers at Motorsport Auto.

http://www.thezstore...n04a02g/14-1275
http://www.thezstore...n04a02g/14-1445
http://www.thezstore...n04a02g/14-1446
http://www.thezstore...n04a02g/14-1322
http://www.thezstore...n04a02h/32-1033
http://www.thezstore...n04a02h/32-1034
http://www.thezstore...n04a02h/32-2130

Just need to source the rubber grommets for the sides etc..

*Edit the navigation of the site is a PAIN IN THE BUTT but looks like they have it here.
http://www.thezstore...lassic02n04a02h

http://www.thezstore...n04a02h/32-1035
http://www.thezstore...n04a02h/32-2098

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:41 AM

Only problem I have with the reproduction stuff is that the last 1 I saw was actually quite flimsy, in that you could twist it with your hand. It wasn't solid like the OEM stuff. I'm not sure if that's the case with all of the repro units but I was a little unimpressed to be honest. The chrome didn't seem that good either.

I'm also convinced that if I got the Autosol out and steel wool I could clean mine up quite good.


Geez Gav, a Zed bar is flimsy no matter if it is a repro or OEM......

Well compared to real steel bumpers anyway.....

I could flex and twist the OEM bumpers on my old blue 260 almost as much as the body shell would twist and flex, thanks Jason...... ;D

Compare to any 70's aussie car and you'll know what I mean, ZG Failrane bars are almost a two man job to remove or fit and my VH Charger bumpers aren't much lighter.

For anyone in Brisbane who needs any chrome work done, see Tony at Pacific Plating on Kingsford Smith drive out at Pinkenbar just near the Sugarmill road intersection. He aims for perfection and pretty near gets it, I was more than happy with the job done on my Charger bars and for what I though was a more than reasonable price for the work needed.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:00 PM

... the one i have from Muscle car parts in NSW is solid as, although a little thinner than stock it is also much lighter as its stainless rather than chromed steel, but in no means flimsy. Maybe there are several types being sold. ..."


I looked at the link in Gavin's reply to this post;

With the Aussie Muscle Car parts bumper would I be correct in assuming there is no provisions for the rubber strips or overriders?
http://www.allmuscle...ear-chrome.html


Looking at the ad on that page - the bumper bar is described as;

"Datsun 240Z 70-73 Bumper Rear Chrome"  and  "Brand new reproduction part. Chrome rear bar to suit 70-73 Datsun 240Z."

There is no mention of stainless steel. This must be a chrome-plated steel reproduction bumper.

As far as I know, The Harrington Group is the only supplier of S30 stainless steel reproduction bumpers, and I don't think they are sold by any Australian retailer.


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:50 PM

Harrington bumpers are all made in Vietnam. Same place rare spares and musclecar parts get theirs from. I've mentioned it somewhere on this forum in the past. I have relatives that live down the road from the factory that makes it on consignment for Harringtons.

I have 2 in storage under my bed. They are stainless steel. The ad is probably referring to 'chrome' as the colour/finish.

Here is a link to the seller in vietnam

http://www.alibaba.c...s-supplier.html


Edit: link to old thread http://www.viczcar.c...p?topic=13975.0

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 11:30 AM

I have just rung Rare Spares - they do not sell any bumpers for S30's.

I then rang Muscle Car Parts Aust - and confirmed that their bumpers are chrome-plated steel.

I also rang Mazda Phils Rotary Products Rubber (the only other Australian eBay seller offering S30 bumpers) and confirmed that their bumpers are also chrome-plated steel.

The link that Retro Z posted does not work - it just takes you to the alibaba home page.

I have a set of Harrington bumpers in my parts collection too - and they are now substantially more expensive than the steel bumpers sold locally.
(As of today - GBP 699 + shipping fee of GBP 59 = GBP 758 OR ABOUT AUD $1,496)

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:14 PM

It not Rare spare but Rare spares in Adelaide who is Z fan and sell them. He is a Reilly nice chap to talk to but don't have any at the moment.     

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:49 AM

I spoke with Vinny's in Dandenong about re-chroming my rear bumper. They gave a rough estimate of starting around $450 - pending seeing the condition of my bumper and overriders.

I looked on eBay again and found Muscle Car Parts bumpers for a similar price.
http://www.ebay.com....e-/272200579883

However I'm still unclear if you could add the rubber strips to these? From the photos the holes are missing? Is anyone able to confirm? If I cannot add the rubber trims this will be a no go for me. It also looks like it's sans overrider holes and I want to add those also.

@Gongz / Ian - if you go to Alibaba it's this company that is making them.
https://apexauto.en....ElI#top-nav-bar




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