New DATSUN hood letters - 6 Piece set genuine Nissan Masters $99.00 Intro offer ends 05/18/20 Get on the list now!

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Post by ted heaton »

Dean,
As Steve pointed out, the mounting of the "S" makes a difference.
All the Nissan metal or plastic letter "S"'s have the mounting posts not located equally from the edges.
Mounting it one way and turning it 190 will show a difference in height of about 2 mm.

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Datsunparts.comInc wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:46 pm
bakerjf wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:22 am
The “U” looks too high.
For John Baker. Here are some photos of a plastic letter U I got from Allan Horowitz, as the masters are back east, and the U from our production sample. The pin locations are the same and the height of our letter runs a little small as I had mentioned. If this is a deal breaker to anyone on 311's who asked to be put on the list for this set just send me a PM and I will take you off of it.[attachment=2 DSC01603.JPG[/attachment]
I guess you see an issue too, as is why you bothered to double check the “U”. I’m presuming it looks high (no one seems to be contradicting that) because the “S” is flipped low? I’m very interested in the set, but it would be nice to see a picture of an installed set that doesn’t look wonky...
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Ted why does the T look crooked? Is that a plastic set or metal? Yes I clearly know about the posts on the S and mine match the plastic sample. John, I didn't see an issue. I posted the photo of the U's because you made a statement that the U looked too tall and so I measured it to answer that statement.
I didn't mount the letters. Harlen argues that S can mount either way and he prefers it mounted this way as you see it.
All I can do is make the parts as per original pin location and size and have succeeded in doing so. There is no "lets see a set mounted" when they are dead on to the originals. If you are that concerned that they are "wonky" I would just buy the Nissan ones. From your sales history with me, you've been a great customer, never complained about any price, you love your car and have no problem spending good money to build her up.
I measured all the letters again and found that they are as best as anyone can do for size and pin location compared to the plastic samples I recently picked up. That statement may or may not be satisfactory for some.
I'll let the forum argue which way the S goes and stick to the manufacturing end as usual.


PS I had an early 1600 with plastic letters on it and the A was crooked and not because of the letter....go figure.

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Datsunparts.comInc wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Harlen argues that S can mount either way and he prefers it mounted this way as you see it.
Yes, the "S" can be mounted either way, but it changes the vertical position when compared to the other letters.
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Just spoke to Harlan. He assures me they look great, just a picture/lighting/shadow-thing, which is good enough for me. Not trying to be “that guy,” just thought it looked odd. Please keep me in the queue!
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My crooked A and Ted's crooked T. Were the holes ever punched wrong in the hoods?


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Datsunparts.comInc wrote:
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My crooked A and Ted's crooked T. Were the holes ever punched wrong in the hoods?


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My plastic T was just out of adjustment.
Between the holes in the hood an the letter pegs there is a bit of slop to allow positioning the letter nicely.
The new metal letters look good and with the S letter pegs the same as stock
we will still be able to have fun saying "your S is upside down".

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Post by Datsunparts.comInc »

I'll remember that they can be adjusted. My A could not be adjusted. Have fun LOL

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Hi Dean,

Any update on the letters?

Thanks,

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I am supposed to have sets by next week.....we will see.

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I would like to order a full set of letters. Who do I talk to ?
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It is has not been made clear to me specifically, but there seems to be some health issues either at the casting company or the plating company. No one is being transparent with detailed information as to the delivery date. I am still going to keep people on the list, but for those of you who do not want to wait, I can take you off the list and you can buy the plastic sets.
Since they never asked me to put out any money nor have I collected any money the only thing would be the disappointment with having to buy plastic sets at the higher price. Sorry, I don't conduct my business this way. It is hard to find people that will follow through. These guys are more like artists rather than business men. I had the same problem With China Auto, but they had problems with defective items and so I left them to their wares.
I'm not ready to leave these guys. If the product is not 1st rate, I will leave them quickly and the product may end up on the second hand market.
In the meantime, all I can do is continue to diligently remind them and ask questions as to delivery.

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Post by TobyMan »

Fine art takes time. I'm sure they will be worth the wait. Life does have a way of getting in the way of timelines.
Dean, thanks for all you do.
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