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Old 11-10-2008, 07:33 PM   #61
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I'd be very interested as well. I've considered making my own out of stock steel, but it would end up costing quite a bit just that way.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:42 PM   #62
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Also very interested if it all works out.
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Keep up the progress. Very interested.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:55 AM   #64
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I'm down. I could care less about coatings as well, specially if they're stainless. They salt here like once a year and i rinse the car top and bottom ASAP when they do.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:34 AM   #65
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Count me in if this becomes a reality.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:53 AM   #66
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How thick SS are you using? Same as FM? Im also thinking about doing these rails myself...
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #67
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How thick SS are you using? Same as FM? Im also thinking about doing these rails myself...
I'll let you know in a week, but initial thought is 11 gauge (.105") thick. That is the maximum we can turret punch economically. If it goes to 10 gauge (.120"), that will have to go to laser and we will lose the economy that I was trying to put into these parts. Turret punch is much less expensive than laser.
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:41 PM   #68
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I'll let you know in a week, but initial thought is 11 gauge (.105") thick. That is the maximum we can turret punch economically. If it goes to 10 gauge (.120"), that will have to go to laser and we will lose the economy that I was trying to put into these parts. Turret punch is much less expensive than laser.
Any news Stein? I'm about to start asking Santa Claus for my Christmas presents and the FM butterfly is in that category.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:46 AM   #69
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I got the package I was looking for when I got in the office yesterday. FM rails are a lot thinner than I guessed, so turret punching will be NO problem. I haven't measured yet, but looks like 12 gauge. I am confident that the pice point can be hit. I need to finish my drawings and will update the group. I plan on having parts the end of January. I will let you know how many sets will be available. I will be buying based on the number of parts that can be cut in full 4x8 or 5x10 sheets, depending on which use the material most economically. The software will calulate orientation for least waste.
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About time he got them to you. Cant wait to see what you come up with.
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Lev, i want to see the fullsize of you sig pic.

I can't wait for this to become reality. My car already feels stiff as hell without door bars or rails this is gonna be ridiculous.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #72
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I just went back over the thread and it looks like we have around 24 still interested, so I will quote 25 sets minimum, rounded up to make a full sheet on my quote.

I won't take any money until they are done and ready to ship. I plan on including all of the stainless steel mounting hardware so you don't have to run around looking for it, plus I will be able to buy it bulk cheaper. There are a couple of commercial fastener companies locally that sell in bulk.
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I'm in for sure. Can't wait for some prototype pics.
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I'm in too if shipping to Europe isn't too crazy ;-)
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i'm in for sure. Can't wait for some prototype pics.
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I'm also interested
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As many of the other IM in's and people that jump on... you might be under estimating the potential here... im following the crowd... Im IN, i would take a set priced accordingly... Make it happen.
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I plan on including all of the stainless steel mounting hardware so you don't have to run around looking for it
Sweet. Make it happen. I need this
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #80
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As many of the other IM in's and people that jump on... you might be under estimating the potential here... im following the crowd... Im IN, i would take a set priced accordingly... Make it happen.

Yeah, once I get a firm price, I'll start a GB thread. No money until done. I trust that the "in" people will come through. We will get a good count before I order.
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