240z 260z original mags wanted
Posted 08 June 2015 - 08:59 AM
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:48 AM
Note: the factory alloy wheels were only introduced for Zs after the first 260Zs had already arrived, so weren't ever on 240Zs when new. But, that same '260' design was also used on large numbers of the 280ZXs, which also used a couple of other designs. So there are plenty of sets around.
Being 14" x 5.5" there is only a limited range of tyres available.
The wheel caps were a chromed plastic push-on design, & they often haven't lasted the distance, so they can be hard to find. They have a white 'Z' in the centre surrounded by a blue paint infill, which by now has often disintegrated. But as you have a K you may want to use something else anyway.
Alloy wheels with gutter rash or worse can usually be repaired. I've had a couple of mine that had gouges & scratches repaired & you'd never know.
It's not uncommon to find sets of those wheels painted over in silver, perhaps with black highlights. I'd advise you to find a tidy unpainted set & go from there.
Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:52 AM
Posted 09 June 2015 - 07:11 AM
Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:32 AM
I assume the wheels you want are these?
Looks like those sold, but can't tell you price I'm afraid.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:05 PM
With regard to the alloy wheels that came with the 280ZX the two types that I can remember are the five (edit : should be 6 spoke) spoke and the "Iron Cross" alloy wheels.
I do not think either of these two types of 280ZX wheels came on new 260Z's and I do not recall seeing any original 260Z rims on 280ZX's.
I am not saying it never happened as this is a memory test for me. I once had a set of 280ZX five (edit : s/be 6) spoke rims on my rally Datsun P510 with a set of road tyres for the bitumen stages (same wheel profile with lower profile 14" tyres).
I know it is all a matter of personal taste but I believe the Iron Cross mags look sensational when cleaned up and given that you are looking for a Datsun mag of roughly that period (to be used on 240K?), it might be worth considering those as an additional option. Google search "Iron Cross 280ZX Rims" and there are plenty of images that show how these rims might look OR http://www.classiczc...-a-set-anyone/.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 03:08 PM
Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:58 PM
Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:53 PM
I think the 280zxs used the '260' style of alloy wheel for quite some time, & judging by the number of used import ex-Japan 280ZXs that I once used to see around everywhere that style was more numerous than the other two styles which came later, the 5-spoke & iron cross which typically came with dress-up packages.
IIRC the '260' style of wheel only became available as an option in very late '74, so the 'early' 260s (like mine) missed out.
The set I have retro-fitted to my car came off an ex-Japan 280ZX.
I'm not aware that there are 2 versions of the 260 centre sticking out...? could be???, but could just appear that way as while most used the push-on 'Z' cap which is quite bulky I've seen some of those wheels with the shallower metal 'Z' cap. Both types are hard to find in good usable condition today, but as you have a K you may want to use something else anyway.
If you've now got one, then maybe try & find a set of 4 now, so you have a spare.
Posted 09 June 2015 - 10:02 PM
Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:07 AM
Lots of people on this site appreciate the 240K and would like to see some additional pics and information about your car.
A clean set of alloys could really set this car off. Looking forward to seeing what you finally come up with and how the 260Z mags will look on the car.
Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:21 AM
Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:27 AM
Thanks boyblunda, will put some info and pics in the intro area soon. I used to frequent the classiczcars forum under the 240k section but unfortunately almost everyone has left in favour of facebook much to my dissapointment.
I noticed it feels like a bit of a ghost town around there now, why do you think they went to Facebook?
Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:56 AM
Issue I see, is that within 5 minutes, any post on facebook scrolls off the page, and gets lost in the myriad of old pists.
Whereas a forum, with its sections etc, is a easier resource, and is searchable.
BookFace, kinda like yesterdays newspaper, is todays rubbish bin liner,,,
Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:09 PM
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