Jump to content


Photo

S30Z - Badge Identification Information.


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#21 gav240z

gav240z

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 12,400 posts
  • Website:http://www.viczcar.com
  • Location:Sydney NSW
  • Tagline:Jack of all trades, master of none.

Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:36 AM

Thanks it appears you can still order these new from Nissan.



#22 GTI-Z

GTI-Z

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Sutherland, NSW

Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:47 PM

Since Gavin turned this into a badge id thread I thought this should be posted here.

 

Have only just removed the bonnet badge from the bonnet (after having been pushed to way under the house for storage) and discovered that it is not the standard Datsun badge.

 

The badge is metal.  Is it a home market bonnet badge?  Unfortunately, mine is in nowhere near as good a condition as the one in the picture.  :-[

 

307572394_e70450cb90_z.jpg?zz=1



#23 GongZ

GongZ

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 814 posts
  • Location:Wollongong NSW
  • Tagline:Watanabe wannabe

Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:08 PM

That would be a 280ZX bonnet badge.



#24 GTI-Z

GTI-Z

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Sutherland, NSW

Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:24 PM

Bugger.  Hadn't considered that.  Thought I had something a bit more interesting.  The fact that it was a metal badge made me disregard anything later than about mid 70's.

 

Oh well, in the bin it goes...



#25 gav240z

gav240z

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 12,400 posts
  • Website:http://www.viczcar.com
  • Location:Sydney NSW
  • Tagline:Jack of all trades, master of none.

Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:30 PM

Don't turf it!

 

It could be a Japanese Fairlady Z badge. I don't think 280zx badges would be metal, by that time they would be plastic. My 72 240z 1/4 badges are still metal (early 72 model) so Nissan was producing metal badges up till that point at least.

 

I will have to double-check because it could still be a 280zx badge but before you turf it let's confirm.

 

 

*Edit link to Yahoo! Auctions.

 

http://page2.auction...tion/b193718570

 

Seems to suggest it's a 1/4 emblem / badge.

 

asubou-img600x600-1454232370miw52n3815.j

asubou-img600x600-1454232370acnpjm3815.j



#26 GTI-Z

GTI-Z

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Sutherland, NSW

Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:07 PM

Actually Gavin, its still sitting on the desk in front of me.  I dont think I have thrown a single thing out yet from the rebuild!

 

I had a look at the MSA website and it appears to be the same as the 280ZX badge (assuming badging was common around the world)



#27 GongZ

GongZ

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 814 posts
  • Location:Wollongong NSW
  • Tagline:Watanabe wannabe

Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:01 PM

...

 

http://page2.auction...tion/b193718570

 

Seems to suggest it's a 1/4 emblem / badge.

The fact that it has only 2 pins and the remains of double-sided tape in the centre strongly suggests that is a bonnet badge.

 

GTI-Z - would you mind posting a photo of the front and one of the rear of your badge?

 

It would also help if someone with a 280ZX could tell us if their bonnet badge is metal or plastic.



#28 gav240z

gav240z

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 12,400 posts
  • Website:http://www.viczcar.com
  • Location:Sydney NSW
  • Tagline:Jack of all trades, master of none.

Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:22 PM

Probably not the best 'reference' article.

http://www.7tune.com...rlady-zed-432r/

 

Z432-16-587x390.jpg



#29 d3c0y

d3c0y

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,848 posts
  • Website:http://garagesanmaru.com
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Forum Jerk

Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:49 PM

I'm pretty sure they were used on JDM S30 series cars, as they couldn't put the Datsun one on there could they?



#30 gilltech

gilltech

    The 1000+ club

  • Donating Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,081 posts
  • Location:Brisbane

Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:00 PM

It just looks like an identical but metal version of the standard chrome plastic 280ZX bonnet badge to me.

The 280ZX badge is dead flat to suit the flat bonnet face of that car, so doesn't properly fit a S30 bonnet which has a side-to-side curve & swage line through it, but that doesn't stop people like myself using it, as a preference to the 'Datsun' original, with adhesive tape to keep secure.


Edited by gilltech, 01 February 2016 - 06:06 PM.


#31 GTI-Z

GTI-Z

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Sutherland, NSW

Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:19 PM

Sorry its taken so long but I had to create a gallery to upload the pictures.

 

gallery_101689_345_116954.jpggallery_101689_345_66108.jpg

 

The rear of the badge is flat but doesn't appear to look like the back of the badge in Gavin's picture.

 

Brad



#32 d3c0y

d3c0y

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,848 posts
  • Website:http://garagesanmaru.com
  • Location:Brisbane
  • Tagline:Forum Jerk

Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:55 PM

Honestly it's not just a 280ZX badge, JDM cars have that as the bonnet badge in the place of the Datsun one...

 

240z-8.jpg


Edited by d3c0y, 01 February 2016 - 09:56 PM.


#33 gilltech

gilltech

    The 1000+ club

  • Donating Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,081 posts
  • Location:Brisbane

Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:15 PM

Yeah I shouldn't call it a '280ZX' badge, I'll get in trouble with the Z car experts. But I have 3 here, they came off trashed S130s, most likely all ex-JDM cars 'grey imports' either 2L or 2.8L. All 3 are chrome plastic the same as Gav's pictures.

GTI-Z's one is also dead flat, which doesn't properly fit a S30 bonnet; if you look at a 'Datsun' bonnet badge it has a concave shape to it to accommodate the S30 bonnet swage line. That one has been glued on with a big gob of black urethane or something.

Certainly looks die-cast or pot metal though with all that corrosion pitting. My chrome plastic ones would be the same age but in way better condition. Maybe it's off a more up-market S130, who knows where it came from.


Edited by gilltech, 01 February 2016 - 11:16 PM.


#34 GTI-Z

GTI-Z

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Sutherland, NSW

Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:49 AM

Its not the original bonnet as the car had some front end damage. 

 

The damage may have occurred after about 1973 as one of the replacement guards appears to be from a 260z as there is an extra hole drilled to suit the longer guard badges from the 240z.



#35 HS30-H

HS30-H

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 610 posts
  • Location:London, England, UK.

Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:46 AM

I'm a long way from home at present, but just happened to have these photos on one of my camera's SD cards:

 

Here's a comparison of an early (metal) Japanese market S30-series Z bonnet emblem vs a (plastic) S130-series bonnet emblem. Note the thickness of the S30 type on the left, and note the fact that it's not flat underneath. It has a subtle ridge shape underneath to fit the S30's bonnet crease. In contrast, the S130 type is thin and pretty much flat underneath.

 

7C3OZJ.jpg

 

 

And here's an early Japanese market quarter panel emblem, as used on the early solid, non vented-quarter models. This too has a subtle curve to the back face, and is handed left and right (which is identified on the back face). It's a little thinner than the bonnet emblem and it should be easy to tell which is which if you have one in your hand because the bonnet emblem has an arrow pointing up on the back, and the quarter panel emblems have left and right on the back (from memory they say LH and RH, but I'd have to check that...).

 

PjINAh.jpg

 

 


  • gav240z likes this

#36 GTI-Z

GTI-Z

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 78 posts
  • Location:Sutherland, NSW

Posted 02 February 2016 - 02:35 PM

Here are a couple more pics that show the ridge shape underneath.  Would indicate that it is most likely an early home market metal badge.

 

gallery_101689_345_20136.jpggallery_101689_345_14201.jpg

 

Won't be going in the bin then !


  • GongZ likes this

#37 gilltech

gilltech

    The 1000+ club

  • Donating Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,081 posts
  • Location:Brisbane

Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:08 PM

Well there you go then! It has got a shape to it after all so will fit a S30 bonnet. No don't throw it away, it may be beyond restoration if it's pot metal (had same type of issues with old Mustang badges) but a good souvenir if nothing else.

Maybe your car had some imported used JDM panels fitted.



#38 locklock

locklock

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 208 posts
  • Location:kuala lumpur/malaysia
  • Tagline:New Member

Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:19 PM

Are these 260z emblems genuine? Have never seen it before. Some guy is selling on japan yahoo.

Attached Thumbnails

  • image.jpeg
  • image.jpeg
  • image.jpeg

  • gav240z and GongZ like this

#39 HS30-H

HS30-H

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 610 posts
  • Location:London, England, UK.

Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:03 AM

Are these 260z emblems genuine? Have never seen it before. Some guy is selling on japan yahoo.

 

Yes, they look to be correct for the short-lived (and 99% recalled and re-assigned) Japanese market RS30 and GRS30 models.


  • gav240z likes this

#40 locklock

locklock

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 208 posts
  • Location:kuala lumpur/malaysia
  • Tagline:New Member

Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:22 AM

Yes, they look to be correct for the short-lived (and 99% recalled and re-assigned) Japanese market RS30 and GRS30 models.


Thanks hs30-h
Thats some very interesting emblems to own..




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users