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After getting some reaction to the prices of my larger, heavier, chromed models, I have made new "entry-level" hold-downs in all 3 (S30/130, Z31, Z32) styles. There is no Z33 hold-down, since the battery is hidden. These will be $60, with hardware, on the website, but zcar.com members get a 20% discount ($48). It's made of 6061 and 1/4" thick, polished only...but it needs more polishing. :eek:)


 

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My first Z was a Z31, so I know the rear bolts to the firewall. And batteries differ so much in height, I haven't had the time/resources to develop a bracket for there. I have sold a few though, and the buyers either made their own bracket or drilled the battery tray.

The problem with developing a bracket for the rear of the Z31 and S30/130 is a standard battery usually has cell caps with a gap between them that is too narrow for my hold-downs. So my hold-down has to sit @ 3/4" higher than stock to sit on top of the cell caps. I suppose I could design brackets of 2 heights.

After I get some more 1/4" stock, I'll make a few and let you know. Right now, this is the only one I have.



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I was just thinking make another hold down like the front one and sell it with the set. Throw in like 2 long skinny eye bolts so you wouldn't have a nice cover, and a crappy looking hardware. Maybe you could find them like the stock ones so you'd have a lot of adjustiblity.
 

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Here is the basic hardware that goes with the front side of any HD I will sell. The rod is powdercoated in gunmetal and the screw is M6 1x30 SS. The adjustability is in the length of the screw. But I need to study on a rear-side bracket.

 

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Yep, that's what I'm talking about.

You could probably just add another one of those, but make the other end differently, so the person who bought it could drill a hole and use it.
 

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I love that hold down, but I will not buy it unless it is a direct replacement for the one I have. I do not want to have to mod or jerry rig anything to make it work.
 

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LOL ..

Y'all are funny ...

I got one (actually 2) of the chromed versions (style 1 and style 2) ... and yes I made a bracket so it fit the firewall ..

Hmm .. guess I'll have to get to a machine shop to have it made it up nice and all pretty ..

Right now, you can't even see the firewall bracket .. it fits under the hold-down ..
 

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Alan...can you take and post a pic?...thx


Here are the others...


 

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They look great MEGA...as does your car. I see you're quite active in the z32 section. Keep up the good work!!
 
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