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vmax1974 6th November 2015 10:48 PM

Saturn/gillham/ vmax composites bodywork
 
You have all seen the posts about the gillham bodywork

well after I heard of the issues some builders were having I sent dan an email and we agreed a mutual deal and i have now taken ownership of the moulds just gotta go and collect them

I have 2 full sets yo get out before anyone else but the order book is open I will set up a facebook page in the next few days with prices and the wotnot but I dont intend to advertise on ebay I am going to rely on being as helpful as possible on here at least at first

In the mean time of anyone is in need of anything please pm me on here and i will get back to you asap

Quality is important moving forward so if you dont like something tell me if you do like it tell everyone

SteveH1 6th November 2015 11:00 PM

Have you a link to what the bodywork looks like.
Also will you be able to ship to ireland

vmax1974 6th November 2015 11:11 PM

Do plan on offering international shipping but plan to use crates rather than pallets to avoid the risk of damage I will sort out the facebook page and put a link on my signature there will be photos and prices on there

K4KEV 7th November 2015 12:34 AM

Kudos to you Dave and I hope your venture reaps rewards and satisfaction (might upgrade to a bigger bulge bonnet if you get that mould as well).

vmax1974 7th November 2015 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K4KEV (Post 102254)
Kudos to you Dave and I hope your venture reaps rewards and satisfaction (might upgrade to a bigger bulge bonnet if you get that mould as well).

I have got that mould too

The V8 Files 7th November 2015 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vmax1974 (Post 102255)
I have got that mould too

Thinks I might need that too :)

vmax1974 7th November 2015 02:43 PM

Coukd someone send me a photo of there completed car with saturn bodywork of course for me to use on the facebook page

vmax1974 7th November 2015 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TalonMotorFabrication (Post 102259)
If your going to produce parts to sell to people at least take pics of the parts that YOU have made and the quality that your capable of, I'm not sure you want to start this venture by advertising the previous efforts of those that had a go before you?

I get that but people need to see what the bodywork looks like shape wise before they buy it dont you think

There will be plenty of examples of my work posted on the forum and page but I am happy to build a reputation for doing what i say i am going to do when I say I am going to do it am here to help builders put together the best car they can so I am more than willing and able to do my part

Hope that answers your question

vmax1974 7th November 2015 05:38 PM

The facebook page for everyone to come visit me most of the updates will be there so hit likeand keep coming back

K4KEV 7th November 2015 06:19 PM

just sent you a FB message

Rosco 7th November 2015 09:37 PM

Good luck with this, it will be nice to have some suppliers that do what they say and offer decent products!

vmax1974 7th November 2015 09:55 PM

Thanks kev photos appreciated and thanks rosco I am really excited about the venture

Janne E 8th November 2015 09:45 AM

Well done vmax :) :)

alga 9th November 2015 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vmax1974 (Post 102257)
Coukd someone send me a photo of there completed car with saturn bodywork of course for me to use on the facebook page

Andy Hugill of SSC fame released his publicity photo to public domain, it's on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haynes...s_Roadster.jpg

Also, feel free to use any of mine (Gallery link in sig).

james3004 9th November 2015 09:09 PM

Best of luck to you!
Please don't send them to customers like this....



Richard Dryden 9th November 2015 09:16 PM

Best of luck with it all

vmax1974 9th November 2015 09:45 PM

Prefer to use that stuff for keeping my house warm

flyerncle 10th November 2015 08:49 AM

Best of luck,couple of ideas,one not so new,rear splittter, and front splitter and don't know if its possible or practical,some aerofoil shaped indicator mountings ????.

Mentioned the front splitter to Kev and he seemed keen,just and idea.

vmax1974 10th November 2015 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flyerncle (Post 102299)
Best of luck,couple of ideas,one not so new,rear splittter, and front splitter and don't know if its possible or practical,some aerofoil shaped indicator mountings ????.

Mentioned the front splitter to Kev and he seemed keen,just and idea.

cheers I will look into it

Rosco 10th November 2015 10:43 AM

tunnel top?

NeilW 10th November 2015 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Rosco (Post 102302)
tunnel top?

+1


(Got to write this to meet character requirements!)

wylliezx9r 10th November 2015 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeilW (Post 102304)
+1


(Got to write this to meet character requirements!)

+ 2

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PorkChop 10th November 2015 06:59 PM

Slightly narrower rear wings might be a good idea - the rear track of MX5 based cars is narrower than the Sierra.

vmax1974 10th November 2015 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rosco (Post 102302)
tunnel top?

that seems like a favourite will get to work on that one have had a few ideas anyway

NeilW 10th November 2015 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vmax1974 (Post 102309)
that seems like a favourite will get to work on that one have had a few ideas anyway

I know of someone who lives local who will happily support with prototypes :D

vmax1974 10th November 2015 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeilW (Post 102310)
I know of someone who lives local who will happily support with prototypes :D

cheers neil will take you up on that will have to find a way to cater for both sierra and mx5 builders though

An idea I have had though is how popular would an iva trim kit be to suit the bodywork ie all the u trim and piping delivered with bodywork at extra cost of course discuss

flyerncle 11th November 2015 04:37 PM

Don't lend him your reamer !!!:p

K4KEV 11th November 2015 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeilW (Post 102310)
I know of someone who lives local who will happily support with prototypes :D

Cheers Neil....that is very kind of you:o

voucht 11th November 2015 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vmax1974 (Post 102309)
that seems like a favourite will get to work on that one have had a few ideas anyway

I don't know if we are talking only about MX5 based Roadster here, but if you consider doing this part for old Sierra based Roadsters as well, bare in mind that MT75 and Type 9 tunnels are different.

Also, the gearbox tunnel cover is not a symmetrical part and won't fit both RHD and LHD cars.

Just my humble input :)

vmax1974 13th November 2015 10:22 AM

prices
 
I have now had chance to go through the production costs and I now have a price list so here it is

Nosecone 155
Scuttle 125
Front cycle wings 85 Pair
Rear arches 145 Pair
Rear tub 155
Side panels 185 Pair
Standard scoop bonnet 145
Wide scoop bonnet 155
Standard aeroscreen 65
Front bulkhead 80
Rear Diffusser 135
GRP Dash blank 60
10 Piece Bodywork kit 830
6 Piece Bodywork kit 550

add 10 to 6 and 10 Piece kits for wide scoop bonnet

I will add more products as they become available

I will sort out a website when more funds become available

skov 13th November 2015 01:42 PM

Good luck mate, glad someone else has taken over the moulds, the panels Gillham sent me were a joke :mad:

vmax1974 14th November 2015 08:29 AM

I gotta love my little sister she owns naio nail supplies and I was talking to her yesterday and she has given me a decent 3hp 14cfm compressor and a couple of degassing chambers with I composites vacuum pump so I can offer carbon fibre products I will make some work out costings and put my prices up

Rosco 15th November 2015 04:54 PM

Owe, do you have a pic of your aero Screen?

vmax1974 15th November 2015 06:03 PM

There is a double bubble one in the pipeline just gotta finish it and make a mould but will be much nicer than the standard one

twinturbo 15th November 2015 10:45 PM

Drop the .99's they are not needed. clean on the pricing is much more suitable in the modern age.

TT

vmax1974 15th November 2015 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twinturbo (Post 102355)
Drop the .99's they are not needed. clean on the pricing is much more suitable in the modern age.

TT

done thanks for the feedback

metal matt 16th November 2015 07:52 AM

When do you think you will have the double bobble aero screen done as I might be interested in one as I haven't done anything yet because I haven't seen anything I liked. I did buy one from the BAY and it went straight into the bin.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124541083@N02/

voucht 16th November 2015 08:59 AM

If you are in a hurry, the GBS Zero aero screen (available from Kit Spare or directly from GBS) perfectly fits Haynes scuttles, and is good quality. That is the one I bough for my Roadster.

vmax1974 16th November 2015 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metal matt (Post 102358)
When do you think you will have the double bobble aero screen done as I might be interested in one as I haven't done anything yet because I haven't seen anything I liked. I did buy one from the BAY and it went straight into the bin.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124541083@N02/

The aeroscreen is my January project so should be ready for sale in February just in time to fit for the summer

if you have a sketch of what you would like I could try and work it into the final product

RichardH 16th November 2015 04:59 PM

when you are up and running i need side panels in yellow, and probably a rear tub once i check it fits talons chassis


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