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NEW Datsun 240z Rear taillight body panel, and other sheet metal parts!


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Hey guys I just wanted to share a new product our company came out with. Its been a long time in the making but its finally available and ready to ship! Our Rear 240z taillight panel is a Newly manufactured part that hasnt been made before (to our knowledge), we sourced a rare NOS Datsun taillight panel to serve as the template. This is a common rust spot and this panel makes for a clean installation, without cutting and splicing, you can install it the correct way with spot welds, as this is a correct datsun body panel and not a patch. We have already installed one of these as a test and it fits great, the curvature on the exhaust valance is accurate and the spot weld holes line up. We also have other parts available such as spare tire wells and floor pans, if you have any questions feel free to contact me here or at our website Resurrected Classics thanks! Also here is the link if you would like to checkout directly from our store with paypal Resurrected Classics price for the taillight panel is $600

In the future we plan on making every removable body panel for the 240z and some non removable. So far we have samples for Hoods, hatches (vented and non vented), doors, fenders, headlight buckets, bumpers and much more. If you would like to be notified of new production items please follow our newsletter our our instagram @datsunhunters

Also FYI, there is already a group buy in progress for Australia, if any of you are interested i will pass along the info of the person in charge, there is a 10% discount if you are in the group buy. 

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4 hours ago, maximus35 said:

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As has been pointed out elsewhere, the photos/images above appear - for all the world - to depict a genuine, original factory panel. Especially so for the last photo of the rear end of a car. I note the holes where factory spotwelds would attach the panel to a bodyshell too.

These are quite complicated pieces to reproduce, with one very large pressing and several smaller pressings spotwelded to it. There are also numerous captive nuts, fastener brackets, wire harness tabs, interior trim brackets and the ever-elusive tail light garnish spring clips attached to it.

All the images I've seen from Resurrected Classics appear to show this same single item. Call me a cynical old Hector, but I'd like to see a few more detailed photos of the actual product and a better description. I'm struggling to believe that the bulk production will match the factory part in its complex detail, but also wondering if - for example - it comes in a chromated finish, weld-through primer finish or just bare metal. If I had gone to the trouble of producing something like this I wouldn't be shy about showing the fine details or helping people to understand the tooling-up costs behind it all.   

 

 

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16 minutes ago, HS30-H said:

As has been pointed out elsewhere, the photos/images above appear - for all the world - to depict a genuine, original factory panel. Especially so for the last photo of the rear end of a car. I note the holes where factory spotwelds would attach the panel to a bodyshell too.

These are quite complicated pieces to reproduce, with one very large pressing and several smaller pressings spotwelded to it. There are also numerous captive nuts, fastener brackets, wire harness tabs, interior trim brackets and the ever-elusive tail light garnish spring clips attached to it.

All the images I've seen from Resurrected Classics appear to show this same single item. Call me a cynical old Hector, but I'd like to see a few more detailed photos of the actual product and a better description. I'm struggling to believe that the bulk production will match the factory part in its complex detail, but also wondering if - for example - it comes in a chromated finish, weld-through primer finish or just bare metal. If I had gone to the trouble of producing something like this I wouldn't be shy about showing the fine details or helping people to understand the tooling-up costs behind it all.   

 

 

I can understand your skepticism, it is a very complicated piece and it took months to produce and some trial and error. If anything I consider it a compliment that our panel looks to be the genuine item. With that aside, I can assure you these panels have already been mass produced and are available, with 14 already headed to Australia soon. I will attach a picture here of a bulk run of the panels and what a panel looks like in its final finish. If I remember correctly it seems you also posted a similar question on the z club of Great Britain when I first shared pictures of this taillight panel. I will again show you the pictures we have of the panels in stacks, If you have any further questions or would like more detailed pictures I will be happy to get them after our holiday is over and we are back to normal shop ours, thanks. 

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49 minutes ago, maximus35 said:

I will attach a picture here of a bulk run of the panels and what a panel looks like in its final finish. If I remember correctly it seems you also posted a similar question on the z club of Great Britain when I first shared pictures of this taillight panel. I will again show you the pictures we have of the panels in stacks, If you have any further questions or would like more detailed pictures I will be happy to get them after our holiday is over and we are back to normal shop ours, thanks. 

Thank you and I appreciate the photos (lovely to see a tall stack of freshly-pressed pieces) but, as mentioned elsewhere, I am curious about what details are included, how accurate they are (trim and garnish fixing points etc) and - for example - things like the drilled/punched holes where the panel would be attached to the body of the car (are they intended for plug welding rather than spotwelding?). Have you made jigs for the attachment of the bracketry/captive nuts, tabs etc? Have you also manufactured spring clips for the tail light garnish?

Maybe I'm all too easily confused, but those are the kinds of things that I'm a little nonplussed about. See what I mean? Thanks for your responses. 

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6 hours ago, HS30-H said:

Thank you and I appreciate the photos (lovely to see a tall stack of freshly-pressed pieces) but, as mentioned elsewhere, I am curious about what details are included, how accurate they are (trim and garnish fixing points etc) and - for example - things like the drilled/punched holes where the panel would be attached to the body of the car (are they intended for plug welding rather than spotwelding?). Have you made jigs for the attachment of the bracketry/captive nuts, tabs etc? Have you also manufactured spring clips for the tail light garnish?

Maybe I'm all too easily confused, but those are the kinds of things that I'm a little nonplussed about. See what I mean? Thanks for your responses. 

here is a side by side comparison of our panel with the NOS Datsun panel that we used as a template. The welding is up to the customer to choose, but i would recommend plug welding into the factory holes for ease of installation and strength. I will also include pictures from our installation of the panel on a customers 1970-240z, you can see how well the panel lines up, especially with the factory holes to the bumper mounts and around the taillight holes.

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16 hours ago, maximus35 said:

here is a side by side comparison of our panel with the NOS Datsun panel that we used as a template. The welding is up to the customer to choose, but i would recommend plug welding into the factory holes for ease of installation and strength. I will also include pictures from our installation of the panel on a customers 1970-240z, you can see how well the panel lines up, especially with the factory holes to the bumper mounts and around the taillight holes.

Thanks for that. I'm looking forward to seeing your panels filter out to end users, although I'm already feeling your pain with regard to handling them in bulk: They stack nicely when they are just a freshly stamped blank hot off the press, but they start getting 'lumpy' when you weld all the stuff on the back... :)

 

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On 9/6/2021 at 2:46 PM, 240ZBUILTBYME said:

If only this came out sooner.... I’ve already bought parts! Looks high quality! 

Just do it, better end result... I am..

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