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#1176578 Front side marker lights as turn signals

Posted by dmoralesbello on 11 August 2016 - 06:28 PM

For some time I felt I wanted to update the safety aspect of the 280Z by making the front fender side marker lights work as turn signals along with the front turn signals on the grille. Since I didn't want to experiment with my stock lights I purchased a set of marker lights from Thailand on Ebay. The quality of the metal case was surprisingly good, much like (or perhaps better than) the Datsun part.20160704_085201.jpg 20160704_085240.jpg

I pulled it apart and removed the 1156 socket, widened the resulting opening to accept a GM 1157 socket which snapped into place and sealed the joint with black silicone.

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I did have to lift the front end of the car in order to remove the fender liner and do the electrical work which included a new 3 wire connector and an extra wire from the front turn signals to each side marker ( green/red on the left side and green/white on the right). 

Now the Z turn signals incorporate the front side markers and bring that aspect to today's safety standards.



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#1164808 280Z Restomod Progress

Posted by dmoralesbello on 08 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

Thanks guys. I get more comments and thumbs up from people when I drive this car than with any other other car I've ever driven. It is sooo cool!


Posted by dmoralesbello on 10 January 2016 - 03:46 PM

Here's a pic of the final look of the ZPowersteering unit install with the motor to the left of the steering shaft, painted flat black and I still had enough space to mount a speaker panel to the right of the steering column. I will also add that I'm getting more accustomed to the feel.



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