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What is the consensus on the reproduction fender mirrors vs the originals? I can see a slight difference in the stalk shape. Has anyone held both to compare? Is the quality otherwise ok?

The pokemon master in me wants the oem ones, my bank account wants the reproductions. Interested to hear which way you would go :)  

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What price are you seeing on OEM?

I haven't seen the reproductions in person to comment. I got some second hand good OEM ones that maybe needed repainting or a bit of work. Solid things.

Are you sure it's not just the angle of the photograph making the stalks look different?

Either will look good, just don't put those god awful eBay plastic ones with the dimple die holes in them..

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Retro-JDM-Fender-Mount-Wing-Mirrors-PAIR-Mazda-Nissan-RHS-LHS/181659177938

I loathe the things..

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A bit of a range. There are a couple of NOS ones for around $1500usd that have been online in Japan for a while with no bids. Then a variety of different quality used ones. 

It could be the angle but looking at them they do seem a touch different. Not really an issue for my purposes as I’m not going for originality but was wondering if the quality is similar or noticeably worse too 

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Who knows what the repro ones are modelled off. Lots of other Jap assembled '70s-era-and-on Nissan/Datsuns had the hockeystick mirrors. They varied and evolved somewhat in side overhang and head size/shape, as did the plastic colours.

Maybe my aging brain, but the ones I recall seeing on the 240Zs sold new in NZ I thought were pretty much jet black not silver or charcoal?

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I think it comes down to the build and budget. I don't think the repro ones are that far off originals tbh. Unless you are going concourse build or have endless funds, I'd go for repro. Thats what im doing anyway...

On 2/11/2021 at 5:43 PM, NickF said:

where do you get them?

Msa have repro ones for 500usd. If the Fed keeps printing money and the oz dollar keeps strengthening they might be good value soon.  Not sure who supplies the ones from Japan.

 

On 2/11/2021 at 2:43 PM, gav240z said:

just don't put those god awful eBay plastic ones with the dimple die holes in them..

Hahaha amen to that Gav 

Ryan

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15 hours ago, Millerman said:

Hey guys anyone know of any z fender mirrors floating around Aus for sale? Happy for repro or genuine. I can only find stuff from the states at the moment! 

I thought the fender mirrors were not your "bag"?

Best place to find the black S30Z long stalks is usually in Japan.

Reproduction: (not sure on quality of these, but cheap!)

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c1059325669

Carbon version(s)

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d1046435558

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11 minutes ago, gav240z said:

I thought the fender mirrors were not your "bag"?

What do you mean by bag? 
Did i previously write some where that i didnt like them :o haha 

thanks for the links i will have a look now

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I purchased the repo fender mirrors from https://jdm-car-parts.com/ and Im quite happy with them. Haven't seen the originals in person but look the part in comparing pictures.

Main thing for me is they look the part, do the job and are solid cast

Happy to drop some more pictures if you like 

Youhan

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1 hour ago, Millerman said:

What do you mean by bag? 
Did i previously write some where that i didnt like them :o haha 

Yeah I got the impression you didn't want them on the red car.

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I ended up ordering a handful of rough old original ones and 1 set of reproductions and a set of the new hardware out of japan, but haven't seen any of it yet as it all got sent to Australia and I'm still in the US. Looking forward to comparing them in hand maybe early next year :o

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I am interested in your feedback re: quality when they arrive. Like a lot of things in the S30z community. Lots of resellers adding their markup to prices. So I always try to find who is the original supplier.

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14 hours ago, Millerman said:

i have just bought some repro ones from yahoo japan. All up shipped to my door is $380AUD which is pretty good considering other places are wanting $500USD plus postage

do you have the link to the vendor? that's cheap

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5 hours ago, daretobedifferent said:

@Millerman I think you bought the shorter ones that suit the 510 more. The longer stalks are for an extra 13-14,000 yen. 

Ahhh FIRETRUCK ! 
 

You may be onto something there.

I just trusted the listing as it said s30 and s130 with nothing about the 510. Time will tell and i will still post pics when they arrive wether they are right or wrong…

this mirror journey is going to be a long and expensive one… ::)

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