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Old 02-27-2017, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks! This is Clemens from Germany. A few days ago I bought a '00 Insight ZE1 which I want to bring back to life.
The car had a front accident and I am searching for the most important parts to get it back into shape. Since Germany only had about 100 ZE1s being sold here getting used parts over here is extremely difficult. So I hope that you can help me out!

I am looking for:

1) the aluminium black bar fitted between the headlights and
2) the upper support frame, which holds the coolers and the hood lock.

Heres a picture of the parts I'm looking for:
texelography.com/misc/2017Q1/20170224/part1.jpg

For someone living in Europe, I am also looking for a hood in my cars' color and would also drive some distance to pick it up. Shipping a hood is probably too troublesome.

Any support is greatly appreciated, thank you very much in advance!
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on your purchase! Welcome to the forum.
We understand that only about 40 were sold in Germany, so it is even rarer than in the USA or U.K.
What color is it?
And are you looking for assistance from the US, or are you asking for help from our European members?
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Car looks like its silver from the pic of the damaged bar.
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I think you will probably have to look on e-bay for a UK car in the breakers yard and the come over for a trip to pick stuff up.

You can combine it with a stop at mine for IMA advice and my colleague Steve if you want for mechanical stuff.

There are very few in breakers yards but the odd one does turn up. e-bay is your friend.
Try J.davies salvage.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's wonderful, thanks guys for your support!
I am looking for parts worldwide, I don't mind if they come from the US or the UK. The point is that if someone in the UK would currently disassemble a ZE1 in my color and would sell other parts that I will sooner or later need as well (front bumper, hood), I will take the effort to visit them to get all needed parts at once.
If not, I will gladly buy the parts above from the US as well.

The color of my ZE1 is gray/silver, but I don't mind the color of the support frame, after all you won't see it with the hood closed (but of course I would prefer matching colors).

@retepsnikrep: that sounds great, I will have a look at ebay and if I find something worth doing a trip to the UK, I will do a stopover at your place! But first I have to get it back on the road, it has been standing for a few years and the mechanics and electrics need some love. In order to pass the technical inspection I will probably need these body parts first.

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Hello and welcome from a ZE1 driver near Hamburg!

These guys said that they have some ZE 1 parts, I just don't know which ones:
Ersatzteile Ostermeier aus Rudelzhausen ist Ihr Spezialist für Honda Ersatzteile und Kfz-Ersatzteile anderer Hersteller.

You might want to post in the Swiss boards also:
http://www.honda-insight.ch/forum/
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Do you need any smaller parts? I am traveling from the USA to Stuttgart next week and could bring a few small things if it is ok with your customs officials.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi and thanks for your warm welcome!

I am checking ebay and will also check that junkyard in Rudelzhausen. i don't want to buy this radiator frame from OEM because I will have to weld two parts together which I can't - I only have an MIG welder.

Today I picked the car up and realized that the radiator didn't survive the crash and is leaking. Same goes for the A/C cooler, which is missing. The AC cooler is not a problem, I will anyway remove the A/C, but the radiator needs to be replaced, but they are super expensive here in Europe.

So I am also searching for a DENSO radiator (can be second hand)!

Otherwise do you know any other radiator that would fit an Insight? I have several radiators from my old Nissan Sentra but I doubt that they will fit.

@Bazzetta:
That would be wonderful, but I am afraid the parts I am looking for are all a bit bulky. However if you think some of the parts I am searching for would fit into your luggage I will gladly wait for you at the exit of the airport in Stuttgart! Of course I would cover your expenses. For the customs, I don't know the exact rules but I came back from Singapore a few times with the suitcase full of used car parts and never had a problem.
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