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RhysN
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Posted - 29 Oct 2018 :  18:38:36 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
It has been asked elsewhere, however, is there any demand for patch (repair) panels for the area behind the dreaded rust creating rubber stone guard?
I am currently checking out the viability of making a pressing tool. At least these won't be a liability item!

RhysN
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Posted - 09 Jan 2019 :  16:32:22 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
I have progressed this some, now comes the question!
How many folks would be interested, and what is a viable price.
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RhysN
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Posted - 11 Jan 2019 :  19:10:01 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
Nobody wants? Another dead project!
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melle
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Posted - 11 Jan 2019 :  20:41:47 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I'm a cheap skate and I don't find this a very complicated part to make, so I'm certainly not the first in line if you decide to run a batch. That said, any idea of price?

www.saabv4.com
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RhysN
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Posted - 12 Jan 2019 :  08:18:03 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
Thanks Mell, price that folks are prepared to pay, vs what they cost vs how many to make all go hand in hand. If there is a mismatch then it'ss not worth spending more time on investigating. in another group (unrelated to Saabs) folks wanted a very special wheel, then quoted the price they were available for in 1958 as being fair, so I need to know whether they would expect 10, 20 or 30 for example.
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greg124
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Posted - 12 Jan 2019 :  10:28:23 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Rhys,
I repaired this area on one of the wings on my 95 the other day, and the ones on the 96 are sound.
So that's not something I expect to need in the near future. However, if I did, I wouldn't want to pay more than about 15

Clive
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Jan 2019 :  18:24:21 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Making small batches of parts for relatively rare, yet low value cars and (at least) breaking even is hardly ever viable. I would expect a sales price of about 30-35 incl. VAT a side if you have 50 of each pressed, but I wouldn't want to pay nowhere near that much myself.

www.saabv4.com
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RhysN
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Posted - 13 Jan 2019 :  20:32:18 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
15 to 20 per side is the estimated value.
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melle
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Posted - 13 Jan 2019 :  21:10:29 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
That's not too bad at all. Malbrad not interested in stocking them?

www.saabv4.com
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RhysN
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Posted - 14 Jan 2019 :  06:45:42 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
I haven't asked Steve.
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