Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

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Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby Rustytruckman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:07 pm

OK, I am just posting a link to this subject, the important part starts about half way down on page 11, and the reps user name is Mickey1845, I have never dealt or even heard of this company before, but they have actually given us a quote for Datsun 320 wing window gaskets/seals, I have not taken the plunge yet and sent a deposit yet, I was kinda hoping that someone would post a count on how many people have sent in a deposit, they need 100 sets ordered with a deposit before they will commit to doing the work on making the molds and making 100 sets.
https://ratsun.net/topic/36990-anyone-w ... s/page/11/
I will likely suggest that they publish the number of orders taken as to possibly motivate more people to place an order.
Fact is that thread was created 8 years ago and this appears to be the closest we are to making this happen, we have a published quote, $136.50 USD a set with $80.00 shipping to most US addresses, I do think that is a bit high, but no one else is offering to make these gaskets.
Again I have never heard of this company, a member on that forum whose user name is trakker98 is the one that sent a gasket/set of gaskets to them so they could look at them and decide if they could make them, they said they could as you can see in the thread if you read it.
I have asked my friend about this company, he lives in Australia and knows a lot about Thailand manufactures, I have not heard back from him yet.

I found this user name and password and was lucky it worked, I forgot what my password was for my normal user name waynosworld, if it is not one of my normal passwords it get written on a piece of paper and then gets lost Greg.


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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby AZhitman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:11 pm

When I go to SEMA / AAPEX this year, I can scope out the company. If they're even a little legit, they'll be there.

Price doesn't seem out of line, and I get why they'd want to have pre-orders, but 100 might be a stretch - We've been doing this for a long time and I don't think there are 50 320s that are candidates for restoration at that level.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby Rustytruckman » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:05 pm

I agree, I don't see a 100 sets being sold either, but we have to try, this is the best offer so far, actually the only published offer I have seen.
There are a lot of us that would order multiple sets like me, I am waiting a little while to see how this progresses, they have 6 sets ordered so far in the first couple days.
7 years ago the 320 community was way more active, some of the 320 owners have not been active 4 or 5 years, I was thinking about messaging the ones that still have not sold their trucks as far as I know to let them know what's happening.
The manufacturer is also trying to help the guy that has started this inquiry with other ways to fund this.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby AZhitman » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:57 pm

I'll be in either way.

It's funny how businesses think they need a guaranteed number of orders before they'll start production. There was a time when companies did market research, crunched the numbers, and took risks...

i sure as hell didn't have a guaranteed number of buyers when I started zpowersteering. :) Guess I'm a dinosaur.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby Gemmer » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:37 am

I’m in for a set.
Suggest this gets posted on the Facebook page “Datsun 320 owners” .
This is a pretty active group, lots of Australian members.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby Rustytruckman » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 pm

I don't do Facebook, if you know people/forums/places that would be interested please tell them, I just don't see a 100 sets being ordered without a giant effort, 50 sets would be more realistic, but then the price would have to go up if it was even an option at all.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby Rustytruckman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:26 pm

They put a dead line in for the pre-order prices, order before October 15th and you get that price, after that date the price goes up.
I have been told they are going to have the first samples at SEMA/AAPEX to test fit in some wing window frames to see how they fit, this is happening so get your orders in guys, it is a great price in my opinion especially since no one else is making them, I placed my order.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby AZhitman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:52 pm

Wayno, good info. ANy idea which company is doing them? I'll be at SEMA / AAPEX and can check them out.

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Re: Datsun 320 wing window gaskets

Postby Rustytruckman » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:42 pm

They are called Advance Auto Supply, here is a link to their site.
http://advanceauto.co.th/


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