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#21 fly-s30

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

Mark
Im keen to hear about the headlight covers for the short nose version
Also early on in this post (2012) you were mentioning rear window and 1/4 window plastic replacements. What happened with this? I would be interested in 1/4 window btw.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

Hi GAV240z, I've tried to form the standard covers but due to the shape, they require vacuum forming.  I hope to be set up to do that sometime.

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Mark Clapp


Is that to produce the plastic part or the chrome trim part that you need the vacuum forming?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

You guys really should do more surfing.

Read

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http://forums.hybrid...adlight-covers/

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

John, Hybrid Z says that link is 404 broken?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

John, Hybrid Z says that link is 404 broken?


Just tried it and it worked

#26 Mark Clapp

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:18 AM

Hi Fly-s30, a guy here in the U.S. is sending me a pair of quarter windows to make patterns from.  I will keep you posted as they shouldn't take long to make the windows.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

Hi Fly-s30, a guy here in the U.S. is sending me a pair of quarter windows to make patterns from.  I will keep you posted as they shouldn't take long to make the windows.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp


Great!
What would be an individual purchase cost incl. freight charge to Victoria, Australia for these windows?

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

The quarter windows would look trick with the little louvres in them like Magnus Walkers Porsche 911.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:27 AM

Hi Guys, I still make the G-nose light covers so if you need some down the road just email me anytime at: mclapp5526@gmail.com  I've attached photos of my covers fitted to a really classic G-nose Z.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

Hi Guys, I still make the G-nose light covers so if you need some down the road just email me anytime at: mclapp1@att.net  I've attached photos of my covers fitted to a really classic G-nose Z.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp


Sorry, but it has to be said that they look nothing like the OEM factory parts. Completely different.

Accurate replicas are still available in Japan from the likes of CITY AUTO and RS START.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:43 PM

Accurate replicas are still available in Japan from the likes of CITY AUTO and RS START.


Alan is anyone in Japan replicating the short nose versions of the chrome trim covers?

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:20 AM

Hi HS30-H, if you are referring to the chrome trim that was added by the owner of the red car, you're right.  This was to get the looks of the trim rings without spending a fortune for original ones, if they can be found.  I just make the light covers in two versions.  I make them with an OE radius to fit over the light buckets and under the trim rings.  I also make them in a smaller radius for a "flush fit" to the light bucket edges if the owner does not have the trim rings.  You're also correct that my covers don't look like the OE parts since they are much clearer and will not crack.  I know because I used a set of OE covers to make patterns from.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:31 PM

Well I don't mind them Mark.
Not sure they will stay on a car doing 200+klms with the 4 screws only. So I will probably keep mine with no covers.  :)

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

Craig, get the ones that are desinged for the rings; ie overlap the nose cone. You then can install rivnuts in the cone and make sure they are held down real tight.

When I scratch up some funds, I would like to get a set!

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:41 PM

Hi HS30-H, if you are referring to the chrome trim that was added by the owner of the red car, you're right.  This was to get the looks of the trim rings without spending a fortune for original ones, if they can be found.  I just make the light covers in two versions.  I make them with an OE radius to fit over the light buckets and under the trim rings.  I also make them in a smaller radius for a "flush fit" to the light bucket edges if the owner does not have the trim rings.  You're also correct that my covers don't look like the OE parts since they are much clearer and will not crack.  I know because I used a set of OE covers to make patterns from.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp


I was referring in particular to the chrome trim arrangement (and the mounting brackets), and especially since you wrote this:

I've attached photos of my covers fitted to a really classic G-nose Z.


...because it looks nothing like a "really classic G-nose Z" to me.

Sorry, but for me the reference point is nothing less than the standard factory parts. If not, what's the point in calling them by the same names?   




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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

Hi 620Z, I've sold several sets to owners that use their cars for land speed record setting and many racers.  They were attached with the L-braces I include and heard they had no problem staying put as installed.  You could always use three braces per side if you're worried as I include plenty of extra braces, but the L-braces will not crack even after bending them back and forth (flat) around 40 times.  I think the G-nose is a fantastic look for the car.  If a guy wants to do a conversion with one of the fiberglass front pieces you should go for it and call it what you want.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

A few photos of the light covers I make fitted to a really cool G-nose Z.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp
mclapp5526@gmail.com

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

Hi Guys, I received some photos of the covers I make in the OE size fitted with the trim rings.  The owner is installing the G-nose on his car soon.  I don't carry the trim rings and if you don't have them, I also make the covers sized for a flush fit with the light bucket edges (see my previously posted pics).  I'm asking $189/pair for both sizes.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp
mclapp5526@gmail.com

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 09:13 AM

Hi Mark,
Any plans yet to make covers + chrome trim rings for the short nose S30z?

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:37 AM

Hi Gav240z, I tried making the standard S30z light covers but they need to be vacuum formed, which I'm not set up to do at the moment.  Also I just know plastic and not metal working.  It would be great if someone would work out a stamp to make the trim rings for the standard and G-nose cars.

Thanks,
Mark Clapp




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