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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. It's just another example of how the historical narrative around these Japanese cars is totally dominated - to their detriment - by the 'An American Car, Made In Japan'/'Made For The USA' babble. It's got to the stage now where even Nissan Japan's own press office are swallowing and regurgitating misinformed and skewed American opinion. Nissan took the Australian and NZ markets just as seriously as the North American market, and the S30-series Zs were a part of that. Australian & NZ models have a significant place in the S30-series' history and deserve to be properly recognised.
  5. Exactly. They are selling a 'project' where the customer pays in stages for a restoration where they get to call some of the spec details to their choice. Like a kind of 'bespoke' build.
  6. Forgot to say, they look great. Lovely refurb job.
  7. Ah OK, got it now. I've seen the Zama car in person. It has the 'ordinary' Datsun Bucket seats, without the rarer 'wings' seen on yours. I'm told the 'winged' version dated from around 1975/6, and because the Works drivers were always complaining about lack of shoulder support as the cars got faster. In fact, they complained about seats full-stop. I think this only improved in the 1980s when NISMO started making much better sports and race-dedicated seats, but rules started specifying safety tested and fire-resistant race seats by that time anyway and they were using German brands such as Konig and Recaro. How those guys drove a whole East African Safari Rally in '70, '71 and '73 sitting on the Ikeda Bussan seats (and won!) I'll never know. Mehta was about the right size but Herrmann and Schuller were big guys from German stock. Can't have been comfy.
  8. Couldn't see the 'wings' in your first photo. Very nice! Have they been refurbished? Condition looks amazingly good for their age.
  9. That's the very rare variant (a few of Works-built Nissan Racing School cars only) with the shoulder 'wings'. Not sold to the general public.
  10. I Japan they've always been known as the 'Datsun Bucket' seats. They made them for a long time (pretty much late Sixties through to early Eighties, and then a re-pop in leather for the NISMO 10th Anniversary) so there's a lot of subtle variation in details, especially noticeable in vinyl textures and head rest shape. They were also know in Japan by their Sports Option part number suffix 'U0175'.
  11. Some of my Japanese friends have been talking about the work going on here, and scratching their heads in wonder. They appear to be in their own little bubble, and are not even using panels and repair sections that are currently available in Japan, let alone elsewhere. In an early episode they used some Tabco parts which were all over the place, so maybe that put them off...?
  12. Yes. It was originally built around the middle of 1973 as an 'HLS30' prefixed LHD 240Z works rally car in a small batch which included two that were 'new' for the 1973 RAC Rally (one of which still exists). It was a brand new car when Fall & Halloran used it for the '73 Southern Cross in October. I should imagine it was given the '260Z' style rear lights and trims to make it look more current (this happened elsewhere too) and then a while later it got, er, slightly crumpled...
  13. Just the tail lamps and trims at that stage, I believe? Next stage - due to damage obvious in the photo - was a "re-shell"* *No such thing as a "re-shell" on these cars of course.
  14. It says 'Austo' ('Oh Su Toh' = Australia) and what looks like 'vol' on the end. Australian wavebands version? Automatic Australian Vol Control? (goes up to 11 when The Easybeats and The Hoodoo Gurus come on, but back to 0 for Kylie & Jason?).
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