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Posted by: Mikey914 Mar 30 2019, 07:03 AM

Yes finally got the front windshield ski rack clips complete.

Did you ever wonder what those 2 rectangular holes behind the main targa deal are for, or what should go there?

Test fitted the prototype and these fit nicely.

You might notice that the old ones kind of bow in. We made some subtle changes to the geometry and have reduced (if not eliminated) this tendancy.

Pictures to follow shortly is installed part.

To clarify. The GB is $8.92 a set. If we can sell 100 sets I can move these at $6.80 a set. These will not be ready for another 2 weeks so I'm hoping we can sell these at $6.80 biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Mar 30 2019, 07:07 AM

Number 10


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Posted by: bdstone914 Mar 30 2019, 08:48 AM

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Number 10


Is that the plastic insert that goes in the hole or the ski rack clip it self?


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3348

Posted by: Chi-town Mar 30 2019, 09:34 AM

I have a set of spare front tabs if you want to make those also.

Posted by: Tom_T Mar 30 2019, 02:51 PM

QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Mar 30 2019, 07:48 AM) *

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Mar 30 2019, 06:07 AM) *

Number 10


Is that the plastic insert that goes in the hole or the ski rack clip it self?


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3348


Bruce,

They're the OE Rubber plugs that fill the L & R holes on the top of the winshield frame, when not in use for ski/bike/luggage racks' plugging into the holes.

Most have long since gone missing - so a welcome addition to 914Rubber's line.

Please put me down for 2 Mark, cuz I have no friggin' idea where I put mine! blink.gif

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Tom
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Posted by: Mikey914 Apr 4 2019, 02:50 AM

Looks like more folks don't realize what these are.

Here's the one I removed from my car. With over spray like most probably have

Most look something like this


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Posted by: Mikey914 Apr 4 2019, 02:54 AM

Test fit the 1st parts in my car tonight. Yes the plastic is white as it's what we had on hand. The final parts will be black just like factory


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Posted by: porbmw Apr 4 2019, 12:20 PM

2 sets would be great!
Thx
Paul

Posted by: porbmw Apr 4 2019, 12:21 PM

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Posted by: theer Apr 4 2019, 12:28 PM

Two sets for me, please.

Now, I just need a set of the roof racks.

Posted by: Cal Apr 4 2019, 03:29 PM

Thanks for making these Mark.....one of mine is cracked. I'll take a pair.
Have you considered making the rubber sleeve pads that mount on the front ski rack clips. They help protect the paint on the windshield frame.





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Posted by: pete000 Apr 4 2019, 03:38 PM

Those are nice, most are all warped or covered in paint.

Now please step up and build a reproduction rack already !!! smile.gif

I've been looking for one for 10 years !

Posted by: Mikey914 Apr 4 2019, 09:30 PM

We are actually looking at making them. The design work is close to done.

Posted by: aharder Apr 4 2019, 10:23 PM

I'm in for a set biggrin.gif

Posted by: raynekat Apr 4 2019, 11:41 PM

I'll want a set.

Posted by: djway Apr 5 2019, 03:01 AM

In for some

Posted by: Minerva's 914 Apr 5 2019, 06:21 AM

Me, me, me. I'm in for 1 set

Posted by: Luke M Apr 5 2019, 07:10 AM

Put me down for two sets.

Thanks,

Posted by: dlee6204 Apr 5 2019, 08:31 AM

In for a set

Posted by: sbsix Apr 5 2019, 10:45 AM

In for a set.

Posted by: scallyk9 Apr 5 2019, 11:13 AM

I'll buy two sets.

Posted by: drem914 Apr 5 2019, 11:16 AM

please put me down for a set.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Apr 6 2019, 06:04 AM

QUOTE(pete000 @ Apr 4 2019, 05:38 PM) *

Those are nice, most are all warped or covered in paint.

Now please step up and build a reproduction rack already !!! smile.gif

I've been looking for one for 10 years !
QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Apr 4 2019, 11:30 PM) *

We are actually looking at making them. The design work is close to done.


i still have my original plugs and would take a set of new and i am in for a rack too!
for a long time i thought the holes were for vetilation , i had no idea they designed it for a ski rack!

Posted by: Jett Apr 6 2019, 07:40 AM

I’ll take two sets please

Posted by: Gary Apr 6 2019, 09:07 AM

I'll take a set.

Posted by: Valy Apr 6 2019, 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Apr 4 2019, 07:30 PM) *

We are actually looking at making them. The design work is close to done.

I'm not sure I would ever take my 914 to snow (and salty roads) but will definitely enjoy a nice bike rack. It will be great if that ski rack can turn into a bike rack.

Posted by: mepstein Apr 6 2019, 11:01 AM

QUOTE(Valy @ Apr 6 2019, 12:42 PM) *

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Apr 4 2019, 07:30 PM) *

We are actually looking at making them. The design work is close to done.

I'm not sure I would ever take my 914 to snow (and salty roads) but will definitely enjoy a nice bike rack. It will be great if that ski rack can turn into a bike rack.

Probably not. A bike mounted perpendicular to the roof puts a lot more torque while cornering than skis. The windshield surround will suffer.

I used to sell Yakima and other racks when I managed a bike shop and saw a lot of screwed up cars when guys tried to fit a rack to a sports car.

Posted by: Steve Apr 7 2019, 08:16 AM

In for a set

Posted by: tmc914 Apr 7 2019, 09:24 AM

In for a set also.

Posted by: 02loftsmoor Apr 7 2019, 09:34 AM

I'm in for a set

Posted by: Mikey914 Apr 18 2019, 07:43 PM

Tooling is almost complete on these and will be polishing next week. Production to follow so 10 days or so out these will be ready biggrin.gif

Posted by: Cal May 15 2019, 11:18 AM

Mark, any update on these? @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3348

Posted by: jim_hoyland May 15 2019, 05:23 PM

Yes ! I want a set.

Posted by: Larmo63 May 15 2019, 07:50 PM

I will take a set of these when they are ready.

Thanks for all you do for us, Mark!!!!!! beerchug.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Jun 6 2019, 09:06 PM

Well significantly more effort that anticipated. The tool was not quite right, but it's finally doing what it should.

Production cost went up but I will honor the GB price. So far only 28 sets tentatively spoken for lets see if we can get the 100 to make this work at the lower price I'll gite it another week maybe we can

Pictures are a little grainy Blake's is better , but with a camera phone some down and dirty pics

I have a short run we did on these while proving the tool. Full production will be in about a month when we can schedule the tool back in as we are buried on a few other projects that we have to get out 1st.

PS ski rack is in the works now!



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Posted by: Tbrown4x4 Jun 7 2019, 04:27 AM

Add me for 2 sets.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Jun 7 2019, 05:54 AM

I will get a set just to help out getting to the numbers for group buy, can save for later- I have already expressed interest for ski racks!! Put me down on that list for sure !
Would love to have it on the car to display for Okteenerfest!

Posted by: Sm914650 Jun 7 2019, 10:19 AM

Ill definitely take a set. Maybe two.

Posted by: raynekat Jun 7 2019, 01:51 PM

I'll go from one to two sets if that helps us get to the desired numbers......

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