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    Z32 Parts interchange question

    Ehh.. hell with it..
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    Z32 Parts interchange question

    So I'm usaully on here for S30 240zs as those are my favs and i have a few, but today I could not turn down the opportunity to pick up a 92 Z32 Twin Turbo. It's in bad shape but for $400 what do you want. I was searching the site and couldn't seem to find what I was looking for. Is there a list of some sort that someone has put together for parts that interchange in the Z32s?. This car will need alot of random parts from body panels and spoilers to ashtrays and mirrors. If I find a Z32 at a junk yard that is a non-turbo which parts are the same as my car? 90-95 .There are so many parts and hard to list them all but was wondering if alot of them interchange and are the same part number. Like I need fenders, a spoiler, front bumper, wheels. This is my first Z32.. Thanks in advance
  3. The front bumper that came on my car was beat up pretty bad I was able to hammer out a lot of the big dents and get it as straight as possible however you can still see Hammer marks on the bumper. this will be going on a restored 240 with a new paint job ..I would like the bumper to be in good shape not sure if there is a way to repair this or send to somebody who can do that or is it better to just scrap it and pay the high dollar price for a new front bumper..
  4. Got this car a while ago, the drivers door fits weird and has a gap near the fender also seems like it sits farther inside the door jam. I have not tried to adjust the door or the fender to close the gap yet. Is there a adjustment to align doors or is this the wrong door for my car. My car was originally Blue but this door is Orange like someone has changed it. The inner part of the door looks like a 240z door compared to a 260 or 280 as far as the sheet metal cut out holes.
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    Is this the correct door for my Early 71 240Z

    Here we are months later and I'm just now getting around to working this door, it's coming off for bodywork as I will be painting the car this winter. If the door needs shims where do they go? With the hinge bolts all loose at the body I can lift the door up and down, forward and back and I have the fenders off. Looks as if there is still a bit of a gap at the back of the door to quarter when pulling the door as far back as I can. Do you guys ever shim at the hinge to door location?
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    Series 1 240z front bumper. Fix it or scap it?

    Yeah I have 73 240 also and the bracket and mounts are different. That bumper only has one small dent in it, I thought about swapping it out and welding in the brackets to the correct place, but that could be a bit of work and I'm not entirely sure if the actual bumper is the exact same size or not. (The bumper laying on the ground is the one in early pictures up above before I cleaned it up, removed the paint, and hammered out the big dents and creases.
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    Series 1 240z front bumper. Fix it or scap it?

    I want to put this ride in a car show next summer. Very few shops where I live. There was one shop but when I called him about it he didn't even want to take a look at the bumper. Are 72 bumpers different? Going to keep an eye out. Maybe try some shops out of town.
  8. The front bumper that came on my car was beat up pretty bad I was able to hammer out a lot of the big dents and get it as straight as possible however you can still see Hammer marks on the bumper. this will be going on a restored 240 with a new paint job ..I would like the bumper to be in good shape not sure if there is a way to repair this or send to somebody who can do that or is it better to just scrap it and pay the high dollar price for a new front bumper..
  9. I have a early 71 240z 12/70. After this body work she will be getting some fresh paint. I know that the color is entirely up to me and what I prefer but I was wondering what you guys thought. So here's my situation , I like the Avacado Green color but according to "keeping it correct" the Avacado color didn't come out till Sept 71. I also like the kilamajaro white color that was available in many years but green would be my first choice. This car is not bone stock to start with, I have a spoiler and front valance, 5 speed trans, aftermarket rear carpet, headers, 3" exhaust, coil overs,triple webber carbs, electronic ignition. Will I ever sell my car? I hope not.. But if I had to, a die hard collector could always change back everything that I added to the car but the paint would not be correct. Back in the day these cars were found in the junk yard and abandoned and people would spray them any color they want but these days they are bringing big money and I'm wondering if should just go with the White paint and keep it a series 1 paint option. I'm sure there will be mixed thoughts on this coming from the guys who could care less and fully customize their rides and the collectors that need every nut and bolt correct.
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    Series 1 240z paint color options/opinions

    I have had 12 S30 Z car's in the past, but this is my first early car and I plan on keeping her a long time, but you never know when life makes you sell things you don't want too. I think a nice re spray will go along way. Dents and dings all over the car currently being worked out but not much rust issues thank goodness. Should come out great even though it's not a full paint redue. Got the car 3 years ago for next to nothing, so a nice paint job should make a world of difference in the value of what I got into it. But at the end of the day it's not for sale. Going to be my prize ride. It's looking like 904 might be the paint..
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    Series 1 240z paint color options/opinions

    Oops Seattle, I may have posted in the wrong spot... Rturbo, the original color was blue. Not a big fan of that color to be honest. The car will have a nice paint job but it will be done with the motor in it. So engine compartment will probably be cleaned and rattle canned gloss black over the old blue. Might look nice with white and black. As the interior is black also..
  12. Question 1... I have a early 71 240Z that I'm restoring a bit. I want to get it in the paint shop soon but seems there is always some obstacle. My car was slightly hit in the front right headlight bucket area from the Prior Owner I guess. I was getting around to pulling panels and noticed my right (Passenger side) front bumper bracket sits about an inch lower than the right and the metal looks to be slightly caved in near the passenger side of the radiator. Is this considered (Frame Straightening) or is it more of just pulling out the sheet metal a bit? I can almost move it out with my bare hand by pulling on it. Is there a proper way to do this like with a come along and a tree or is this something I should pay to have straightend at a shop? Question 2. I have a set of doors that need work. One is rusted at the bottom and showing a few small rust holes but the body lines creases are straight in the door, then I have another door that is rust free but the body line creases are bashed in pretty bad and it would need to be reformed with filler. In your opinions, is it better to repair the door with rust and good lines or repair the rust free door that is bashed in? Or I guess option 3 keep looking to buy a good set of doors? Question 3. I just picked up a 73 240z running parts car that only has one small dent in the front bumper as opposed to my 71 bumper that is mangled. Is it possible to use a 73 outer bumper on my 71, I want to keep it original but not sure if they are the same thing, I know the brackets are different but I was wondering if it was possible to separate the chrome bumper from the bracket and change the mounts some how. Figure it's good to ask here before experimentin lol.
  13. The most quiet small violin is playing soft music as no one responds haha..
  14. First question: I have seen these wheels on this Orange Z on the Internet but I cant seem to find out info about them. I'm sure someone knows what they are, including the owner lol. Are those 16x8s? Zero offset? Also what brand, and model are the wheels? If I got a set of these, would I need to modify anything on my early 71 to fit them or to keep them from rubbing? 2nd question: I'm looking for a 4" spoiler for my 71, I want to have it painted as well. Anyone know anything about the spoilers they sell at Jegs? Says it will fit 70-73 240z but there is no picture of it and not sure how well it would fit or look. Here is a link. I'm considering a BRE also, but was curious about the Jegs unit with free shipping. -Ch1tnQX_EAQYAiABEgJq4vD_BwE
  15. I will be taking my Z into paint shop soon after I get some of this body work taking care of at home. I have been really torn between the race look and keeping this series 1 car all stock. But I think Im going to add a spoiler and have it painted. I also have a fiberglass front valance that I may install and have painted as well. Are the BRE spoilers ready to paint out of the box or is a bunch of prep work needed?
  16. Also do running those wheels require mods?
  17. So Andy's has the same one cheaper? or a better one made of a different material? I was wondering if this Xenon spoiler was any good..They did not have a good picture of it. Also I have never owned a spoiler on any of my Zs so not sure which one is a good one.. I definitely do not want huge spoiler. And thanks for the info on the wheels
  18. https://www.jegs.com/i/Xenon/456/5128/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710854035&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=54888473260&CATCI=aud-300525381059:pla-324540358520&CATARGETID=230006180040346220&cadevice=m&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwr7p3orA2wIVSIh-Ch1tnQX_EAQYAiABEgJq4vD_BwE
  19. So I restored my dash in my early 240z. I had took pictures before unplugging wiring but some how they got deleted off my phone. I know, should have labeled them. Also I'm dealing with a slight wiring hack job from the PO. He cut and taped up wires under the dash and installed a after market fuse block to fit bladed fuses kind of cool but not sure how important these taped up wires are, obviously they went some where at one time unless some were just used for factory options that my car didn't come with. I will also say that I'm bringing the interior back to stock as much as I can. The PO had a fabricated metal plate cut to size and mounted it over where the map light, vents and entire face sat. Now I'm installing the stock components back, and attaching heater pull cables and wiring. A little bit of a guessing game. I found a 1970 wiring schematic but it is a little hard to follow with some of these random wires. Does anyone know where this harness plugs in the picture below? Also where do the other 5 wires go? 3 are blue, 2 are white with one white wire having a black stripe.
  20. Today I tested my combo switch on the bench and got zero continuity through it in any position. I opened up the switch and noticed I was missing one of the spring loaded caps inside that push the switch blades up and down to make contact. I rebuilt my combo switch using parts from another broken series 1 combo switch that I had. And installed it in the car and as soon as I turn my ignition on I hear that loud buzing coming from the relay that is mounted to the wiper motor body and for some reason my RPM gauge starts bouncing around randomly.. this is with the combo switch in the off position and just the key on. When I turn the wipers on the first click they come on like they should and the buzz goes away same with the fast speed setting. I turned the switch back off and left the ignition on so the buzzing was still going and I started unplugging wires to see if the sound would go away. First I unplugged the wiper relay harness from the relay and the buzz kept going, I then started unplugging the individual wires that go to the combo switch and it wasn't until I unplugged the main square harness plug from the combo switch that the buzzing sound went away. This buzzing sound happened for a bit with my old wiper motor/ relay also, and also with both combo switches and both wiper relays. I feel like something is back feeding power to that relay. Maybe I plugged something in wrong when I installed the dash back in the car. Sucks. Well I had a seized wiper motor and a bad switch that are both working now, but got this buzz and erratic RPM gauge needle going crazy. I remember that rpm gauge doing this last year also randomly..
  21. This is what I did and found out today about the wipers. 1. Turn ignition and wiper switch on and nothing happens, no relay clicking sound no wiper motor trying to turn..nothing 2. Installed old broken combo switch and turned wiper function on, now I can hear relay clicking on passenger side but no wiper motor coming on. 3. Bench test wiper motor and getting nothing, not a budge or sound. Found another 240z wiper motor in my shop, bench tested it and it turns on and spins. 4. Removed old wiper motor and confirmed it was seized, could not spin shaft with wrench, could in fact spin shaft on 2nd wiper motor. 5. Installed 2nd wiper motor in car, but this motor has a (6th) wire that is yellow, my car harness only has 5 wires (where would I hook the yellow wire and do I need it?) 6. Put back good headlight combo switch, turn ignition on and hear a loud buzzing sound coming from wiper motor possibly from relay that is mounted to the motor itself, this is with the wiper switch set to off and just turning on the key, can only shut it off by turning off the key. 7. Install old switch (with broken headlight function) back in car. Turn on ignition no buzzing, turn wiper switch one click and hear loud buzzing , turn another click and wipers turn on and buzzing goes away, turn another click and wipers go faster and buzzing still gone. First click has buzzing and no wipers. 2nd and 3rd click seem to work. I'm dealing with a lot of unknowns with these old parts. I have a spare wiper motor relay that mounts to the passenger side, not sure if it works or not, also I'm thinking of trying to take apart and build one good switch if that is possible. I have a extra yellow wire coming off this motor as well that I need figure out or leave alone. And need to figure out that buzzing. Maybe someone could help me troubleshoot this. Sounds like i started with 2 or 3 different problems for the same circuit.
  22. So as far as the wipers go I think I have two problems. The switch and the motor. I found my old switch that I replaced because the headlights didn't work. I hooked that switch up and turned the dial for the wipers and now I can hear the relay click on the passenger side, my new Switch never made that relay click when I turn the dial also it doesn't feel as stiff as my old switch when turning it. So that sucks. Then I bench tested the wiper motor in the car and got nothing, luckily I hoarded some Datsun Parts over the years and had another wiper motor. I bench tested that motor and it turned on. So I removed my motor out of my car and sure enough it was frozen solid I could not turn it over what so ever with a wrench or vise grips but the other motor I could spin around one direction. Other than snapping a rusted bolt off in the process (always something) it looks to be a good replacement motor. Looks like this motor has an an additional yellow wire for the lock I believe, but my car harness doesn't have a place for it..does anyone have info on this wire or how I can connect it? Thanks
  23. Sorry guys I'm bouncing all over the place with things today with the electric system and PO hacking. So I'm wondering where the wiper motor relay is located on my early 71. I checked the passenger kick panel area and only see a hazard flasher and one other relay that looks like a wiper relay but has different wires going to it that are not on the FSM. I will recheck but I dont think there was any other similar plugs that I could have plugged in wrong but maybe.. damn.
  24. Update*** Forget the rear defroster system... Just found out the switch is bad in my console, not to mention the vertical defroster wires in my back window glass are pretty chowed any ways. Looks like this switch is just going to be for looks in the center console. Oh well dont plan on driving my car in the dead of winter anyway or leaving it over night somewhere out side for the window to get super fogged up. Now onto the wiper motor issue.
  25. Think just found the power wire for my rear window defrost switch. I actually ran continuity from my meter from the back window red black wire and I picked up the continuity under the dash on the red black wire..duh... now I just need to find out where the green wire off the switch attaches to.. On the rear window the other wire is black and when I run continuity it seems as if that wire is going to chassis ground so I'm wondering if I could just tie the green wire off the switch to any ground source and be good