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post Aug 6 2016, 08:00 AM
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nice work Ben!
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post Aug 6 2016, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Aug 6 2016, 08:32 AM) *

I just want the ends, I will weld them on to my own original steel rockers.

This would be the best way to do this, sell the ends separately so the builder can custom align them to fit their flairs.

BTW Restoration design makes new stock outer rockers, would be an easy job to weld these on for a perfect GT rocker.
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post Aug 6 2016, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Aug 6 2016, 10:20 AM) *

QUOTE(Mowog4 @ Aug 6 2016, 08:32 AM) *

I just want the ends, I will weld them on to my own original steel rockers.

This would be the best way to do this, sell the ends separately so the builder can custom align them to fit their flairs.

BTW Restoration design makes new stock outer rockers, would be an easy job to weld these on for a perfect GT rocker.

Yes, I have 2 sets of them. They will make a great base for the flared ends. So much more durable than fiberglass.
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post Aug 6 2016, 01:15 PM
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Hey Ben,

Good to see you found the world.
I'd be interested in a set of the ends as shown, pending price.
Send me a PM here or on Instagram once you determine price -

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Thom Ewing
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post Aug 6 2016, 02:44 PM
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A couple of questions to answer. Yes I teach welding and fabrication at a local college. I teach how to properly use cnc brake presses,planishing hammers, English wheels, slip rollers, plate rollers, standard box and pan brakes, shot bags, shrinking and stretching metals.. I have done this for 16 years. Previous I was a welder fabricator in the avaitiob world along with rotax trained to rebuild all of their aviation engine types. Rebuilt 100s of them over the years. Along with that I had my Porsche only business where I designed and built all of the m&k exhaust.. So I guess metal working and engine builds have always been part of my life..

Now to these parts to be honest they take enough time to make that it maybe to costly to retail. I am not sure though. I would say that materials are probably only about 8 dollars per corner with the steel, blending disks, filler metals and argon. That said I believe labor is going to be about 1-1 1/2 hours per corner to make. So price might get up there. Maybe a group but and have laser cuts done Would be the best way to do this? That would help drive the price down
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post Aug 6 2016, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 6 2016, 03:44 PM) *

A couple of questions to answer. Yes I teach welding and fabrication at a local college. I teach how to properly use cnc brake presses,planishing hammers, English wheels, slip rollers, plate rollers, standard box and pan brakes, shot bags, shrinking and stretching metals.. I have done this for 16 years. Previous I was a welder fabricator in the avaitiob world along with rotax trained to rebuild all of their aviation engine types. Rebuilt 100s of them over the years. Along with that I had my Porsche only business where I designed and built all of the m&k exhaust.. So I guess metal working and engine builds have always been part of my life..

Now to these parts to be honest they take enough time to make that it maybe to costly to retail. I am not sure though. I would say that materials are probably only about 8 dollars per corner with the steel, blending disks, filler metals and argon. That said I believe labor is going to be about 1-1 1/2 hours per corner to make. So price might get up there. Maybe a group but and have laser cuts done Would be the best way to do this? That would help drive the price down


Most of the guys here that would want these will have some welding skills.
You could offer the cnc'd cut parts, as one option, and welded as another.
Cost difference would be the cost of your labor.
Each corner would need to be labeled if you simply sold the steel -
Again, just my .02 -
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post Aug 6 2016, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE(dakotaewing @ Aug 6 2016, 03:04 PM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Aug 6 2016, 03:44 PM) *

A couple of questions to answer. Yes I teach welding and fabrication at a local college. I teach how to properly use cnc brake presses,planishing hammers, English wheels, slip rollers, plate rollers, standard box and pan brakes, shot bags, shrinking and stretching metals.. I have done this for 16 years. Previous I was a welder fabricator in the avaitiob world along with rotax trained to rebuild all of their aviation engine types. Rebuilt 100s of them over the years. Along with that I had my Porsche only business where I designed and built all of the m&k exhaust.. So I guess metal working and engine builds have always been part of my life..

Now to these parts to be honest they take enough time to make that it maybe to costly to retail. I am not sure though. I would say that materials are probably only about 8 dollars per corner with the steel, blending disks, filler metals and argon. That said I believe labor is going to be about 1-1 1/2 hours per corner to make. So price might get up there. Maybe a group but and have laser cuts done Would be the best way to do this? That would help drive the price down


Most of the guys here that would want these will have some welding skills.
You could offer the cnc'd cut parts, as one option, and welded as another.
Cost difference would be the cost of your labor.
Each corner would need to be labeled if you simply sold the steel -
Again, just my .02 -



The problem is that there is extensive forming that needs to be done and probably not by the novice. I have been doing this along time and it is not for the weekend warrior.
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post Aug 6 2016, 05:37 PM
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Ben. Exactly what I've been looking for. I'm in for two sets. I don't need them right away but I want them. We'll work out the details. Thanks.
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post Aug 6 2016, 08:52 PM
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Really dumb question

What did the factory do re their GT cars??? Did they fabricate steel...or use fiberglass, for weight and other issues?

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post Aug 6 2016, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE(porbmw @ Aug 6 2016, 10:52 PM) *

Really dumb question

What did the factory do re their GT cars??? Did they fabricate steel...or use fiberglass, for weight and other issues?

I'm 99% sure they were glass.
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post Aug 7 2016, 11:10 AM
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Put me down for a set!
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post Aug 9 2016, 02:02 PM
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Here is a front shot. It lines up exactly where the fiberglass one lined up its all I have to go by but looks great.. Attached Image
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post Aug 9 2016, 02:35 PM
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I would be interested in a set of them if you proceed with them.

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post Aug 9 2016, 02:39 PM
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I am going to make sets for everyone that wants a set. I will probably do a group but type of system with a deposit to make them and a final payment when they are done. Should be able to come up with a price by the end of the week.
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post Aug 9 2016, 02:48 PM
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I am going to make sets for everyone that wants a set. I will probably do a group but type of system with a deposit to make them and a final payment when they are done. Should be able to come up with a price by the end of the week.
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post Aug 9 2016, 09:18 PM
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Well, I'm a dreamer and I dream of having GT flares. Glad you are making this product!
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post Aug 10 2016, 02:32 AM
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I was not happy about selling my nice set of steel rocker panels for fiber glass GT set up. This is a much more diserable alternative. Please count me in for one set.

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post Aug 10 2016, 07:37 AM
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I'm in for a set for my 70 GT
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post Aug 10 2016, 08:52 AM
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I'd take a set for my next project
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post Aug 10 2016, 09:36 AM
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I'm in for a set as well.
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