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Re: g nose headlight buckets

Actually I have bought 2 sets (and a bunch of other parts) from this same seller. His stuff is old Nissan stock and he has very reasonable prices. Luckily for me, I live there part of the year and can get all of my stuff from Yahoo Japan auctions.

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Pricing...

JDM Pricing remains very constant till the supply dries up. The people paying/sellingfor stupid prices are the Americans. The Japanese are still selling them for "price book" prices, about 30,000 yen for the headlight covers...exactly what they sold for in Japan in 1989. While NISMO was selling them here in the USA for just under 2X that amount.
The G-Nose at that time was just under $3500, while you could get the entire assembly complete at JDM conversion-to-dollar equivalent of around $1750.

As for the wood forms situation, I did that to make windows, and have given instructions (Here I think) for how to make an oven using the heat guns from Harbor Freight and an oven thermostat so you can evenly heat large sections and make your own windows.

Using good polycarbonate in the proper thicknesses, it's best to go closer to 280F so you have some handling time. I lay out the window on a table, set up the oven near by, then when the time comes, pick the polycarbonate out with two tongs, and flop it onto the window. With a fan blowing across it the plastic looses heat VERY quickly, and you trim the edge with a jigsaw, to finish, sand the ends with fine sandpaper. Nobody will know you paid only $50 for that unbreakable side glass or hatch glass... And you can get it in gradient grey as well, so it's semi-pricavy glass. Hit it with a hammer, IT WON'T BREAK! Pretty neat for the people in high-theft areas. The only window I have not made is the windshield. I have seen knockoff covers, but blow-molding is probably a better method with the sharp creases in the OEM glass like on the non-g-nose covers.

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