Z32 Paint code for headlight inserts, pinstripes, etc

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  1. 300ZXpression

    300ZXpression Member

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    Does anyone know what the paint code is for these dark metallic grey trim bits?
    I've seen them described as 'dark metallic grey' and 'dark charcoal'.
    I'm planning to head to a paint shop tomorrow and see if they can help me with a match but I'm just interested if anyone had that info already.
     
  2. AndrewG

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    From the JDM FSM. The Mirror fender mount colour should be G64-1 (at least my UK spec was).

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    Good stuff! That was more info than I'd asked for and all useful! I just had a look in the shed because I'd forgotten about the mirror mounts. Yes, that's the colour of the headlight insert and presumably the same as your UK spec (the car I'm working on is JDM).
    I had also thought until now that the front bar was a non metallic grey. Now that I've had a proper look I realized it's just a little dilapidated and that hides the subtle flake.

    Just one more question - how did you come to own a UK zed?
     
  4. 300ZXpression

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    Ok, so I just answered my own question. Living in the UK is a very good reason for owning a UK spec car. :oops:

    The reason I was asking is because I own a Z that isn't Aus or JDM and I'm really not sure where it's been imported from. It's LHD, manual, and has a speedo in mile and kilometres.
     
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    I'd like to find the original VIN Nissan gave it but at the moment I don't have it.

    The one I have is in this format: 6U9000GCZ325xxxxx which is an Australian created one, like you would do for a vehicle that never had a VIN, or an individually manufactured vehicle. I'm thinking that the original importer/owner in Queensland may have done something like this to be able to import the car prior to the grey import scheme, or to register a modified vehicle, or something like that, but it's all just a guess. Registration in a different state was straightforward, no flags have come up and I've owned it for a long time.

    So yeah, maybe it's from the US and been converted to LHD. Someone else once suggested it may have been from a country where RHD vehicles are sold but still uses imperial. The seats are different (factory velour) from the rest of the upholstery (factory tweed), powered on both sides too, only the driver's is powered in my JDM. A real odd car. I should have a chat to the previous owner one day, see where he got it from.
     
  7. ADAMZX

    ADAMZX 2000spec Conversion

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    Your factory chassis code starts from gcz, and by the sounds of it you have a series 2 model which came out with velour interior.
     
  8. AndrewG

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    US cars are LHD. Is the car a 2+0 or 2+2? The GCZ32 string in the VIN is the model code is for a JDM 2+2, but as
    you say the VIN has been made up in Australia so may have simply been included/used to represent a "Z32" model.
    The normal JDM VIN for a GCZ32 car would be of the form GCZ32-5XXXXX (with no prefix characters like you have).

    Has the original VIN stamped on the firewall also been altertered/removed?

    It is not unknown in the UK for owners of JDM cars to swap the KPH speedos for UK spec MPH speedos. So that
    is another way your car could have one.
     

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