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post Sep 26 2020, 08:00 AM
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Just found this thread. I would be interested in front and rear set GT style depending on the price. Don't know if anyone has asked about shipping cost. Any idea on that?
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post Sep 26 2020, 01:02 PM
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Also in the market for front and rear carbon or fiberglass. Depending on price.
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post Sep 26 2020, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE(daytona @ Sep 26 2020, 07:00 AM) *

Just found this thread. I would be interested in front and rear set GT style depending on the price. Don't know if anyone has asked about shipping cost. Any idea on that?
Bill.

We have to build them 1st to determine exactly what the costs are. They are in the next round. We decided to scale up production for these 1st. It will be about 2 weeks before I will have a definitive answer.
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post Sep 26 2020, 04:46 PM
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Working on what to order. Had some questions.

I assume this looks like our factory steel lids?
2) Ultralight version - Has a substructure like factory and bolts right on. If you want to cut and buff these hard you will want to use a "bean bag" to support them as they will flex with pressure, but are the lightest version (both Haltbar and carbon fiber).

Whats this look like and what does it weight?
3) Stock with support rib - Mounts like stock, we are adding an additional support rib in hard foam that will not add a lot of weight, but is an additional cost as well as rigidity.

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post Sep 27 2020, 10:13 AM
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Hey Mark, awesome progress and incredible that you will be able to offer so many variations to meet individual customer needs. Question, there was mention that there will also be a 'GT' version coming. Can you elaborate on how that will differ from the other offerings described above? (skin only, lite and reinforced)
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post Sep 27 2020, 11:43 AM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Sep 3 2020, 04:57 PM) *

OK
So the weights are as follows -These are nominal and may very slightly with amount of bonding material used.

Front hoods

Haltbar Glass -
Front hood with headlights - 12.2#
Front hood headlight delete - 12.4#

Carbon fiber -
Front hood with headlights - 10#
Front hood with delete - 10.1#

Rear deck lid

Haltbar Glass -
Rear hood - 10.9#

Carbon fiber -
Rear hood - 9.8#



QUOTE(914forme @ Sep 24 2020, 06:09 PM) *


Front Steel was about 33# bare

The Rear Decklid was 31# bare

Might be a pound or two off due to having to hold it to keep it on the scale.


^ Pretty attractive.

So there's an opportunity to lose 40~ pounds with no loss of utility and little aesthetic downside as well. Add another 15-25 pounds lost with an Odyssey PC680 or PC925 and roughly 50% of the added weight of a six conversion can be offset by three pieces, and in good places (high up) to do so.

One thing I do wonder about is the wavy look of fiberglass GT lids of old (which is cool on the right kind of 914, usually with GT flares) and the paint "bleed-in" seen with carbon-fiber (seen on Ferrari F40s and, lately, Carrera GTs), where the pattern of the panel starts to become apparent. Might be worth it for the weight savings (!), but curious for inputs. The Alfaholics "hidden" carbon lids for its Guilia GT hot rods has me wanting to do a pair of these for my 914—body color on top and bare CF on bottom. Or just all body color.

Very, very cool development.
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post Sep 27 2020, 01:18 PM
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I am interested in a stock hood however, i have learned that after crating an existing metal hood, the shipping cost was outrageous / your thoughts on shipping costs when you get your price fixed would help define actual demand.

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post Sep 27 2020, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE(PlaysWithCars @ Sep 27 2020, 09:13 AM) *

Hey Mark, awesome progress and incredible that you will be able to offer so many variations to meet individual customer needs. Question, there was mention that there will also be a 'GT' version coming. Can you elaborate on how that will differ from the other offerings described above? (skin only, lite and reinforced)

The GT lid will be as true of a construction to the original as possible. Think of it as a true tribute.
Costs will dependent on the costs we incurred in making them. We have to work on these to release price and are waiting on some material.

The lite version is just that. The lightest possible product in each material.
The only issue with these are finishing them. If you want to cut and buff them it has to be done on a buck ( basically a bean bag) to put the pressure on the surface.

The reinforced have a reinforcement rib to make them like the stock hood. It weighs a little more but also has a cost. So you can choose your options.

I hope this helps clear up some of the questions
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post Sep 27 2020, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE(forrestkhaag @ Sep 27 2020, 12:18 PM) *

I am interested in a stock hood however, i have learned that after crating an existing metal hood, the shipping cost was outrageous / your thoughts on shipping costs when you get your price fixed would help define actual demand.

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We are currently working on packaging that will help reduce some of the cost.
We also have commercial rates on shipping and are exploring other shipping opportunities too.
Unfortunately these are not finalized yet
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post Sep 27 2020, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Sep 27 2020, 12:41 PM) *


We are currently working on packaging that will help reduce some of the cost.
We also have commercial rates on shipping and are exploring other shipping opportunities too.
Unfortunately these are not finalized yet


^ Not much to be done about the size of the item, but ~10lbs plus packaging should be a lot more palatable than ~30lbs, and unlike steel these shouldn't dent. I wonder how minimal the packaging can be made.

What I've never understood is how PAG and an art company I have worked with get windshields and windshield-sized art from Germany to California via FedEx for $60~ and whether that's a Germany thing? If not, could be helpful here…
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post Sep 28 2020, 02:15 PM
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Volume Contracts and good negotiations work wonders.

Worked with a company that we negotiated a shipping contract for everything overnight due to what we shipped it was about 10 per unit.

Also worked with another group where we needed to ship items all over the country, medical transplant related. We could ship anywhere with in 4 hours, for $12.94 a run.

Wonder how they working with the reduced number of commercial flights.

The offset to these great deals is other accept rates that are much higher, and forget about it if you are a consumer walking into the store front.
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post Oct 8 2020, 05:34 PM
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1st partial run will be complete this next week. More pics soon
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post Oct 9 2020, 02:24 AM
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I'm in for one of the fiberglass rear deck lids. Thanks.
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post Oct 9 2020, 08:31 PM
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I like the front spoiler - any pics with that installed?
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post Oct 9 2020, 10:53 PM
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1st production parts are scheduled out Monday. I will be crating and sending out. @Matty900 has some pictures installed on my red car as a test bed.
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post Oct 17 2020, 03:27 PM
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I am interested in prices of front and rear truck lids, fiberglass, stock with headlights and no rear spoiler.

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post Oct 20 2020, 12:02 AM
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Ok we are getting to actually getting parts out the door. I will have these listed up on the site this week.

One of the biggest problems that was a variable was the shipping.

We have a 56x49x7 crate that is needed to house both front and rear hoods.

We packed this one with HF blankets and lots of bubble wrap. The Carbon fiber hood with packing and crate cam to 83# for all. I may be able to get down to 75 without the blankets using more bubble wrap The problem is the size. Shipping via Fedex for the 75# rate was $228, and $235 for 83#

We are checking to see if we can get some better Greyhound or LTL rates now. But the 1st 3 sets will be shipping out this week.

There are a lot of moving pieces on this project. We are starting to solidify this finally.
Thanks all for your patience I will PM everyone with the codes as soon as Blake gets them together.
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post Oct 20 2020, 09:35 AM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Oct 9 2020, 09:53 PM) *

1st production parts are scheduled out Monday. I will be crating and sending out. @Matty900 has some pictures installed on my red car as a test bed.



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In an effort to help on first batch coming to LA/OC/SD areas. Crate up as many as you need in one crate and ship it to my business address (90255). I have docks, forklifts, and storage. I can then coordinate with your buyers for pick up or delivery. Cost savings for all. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)

Let me know....

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Thanks looking at a consolidation model. It's not that they are really heavy. Mostly bulky and we are working to bring down shipping costs.
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