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Fiero T-top end caps - reproductions by jaskispyder
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Report this Post07-17-2014 10:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone making these? I have a set, and it seems like they are worth more than their weight in gold.

Just wondering the value on them.

I was thinking about this some more and I have a feeling that these are not reproductions, but original C&C ones. I know I bought some parts from C&C (Fairmount?) back when I had my Formula T-top. I will have to check for paperwork. Hmmm

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No idea on value, but I do know they would be a perfect application of a 3D printer.
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Originally posted by FieroReinke:

No idea on value, but I do know they would be a perfect application of a 3D printer.


Yup, they would, if the material is strong enough (or a metal insert is used to keep the plastic from breaking).

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Report this Post07-17-2014 01:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TopNotchClick Here to visit TopNotch's HomePageSend a Private Message to TopNotchEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think it would be a good idea to make molds from a set of good ones, and then cast them in a low temperature alloy. They'd be stronger than plastic. The seat end caps would also be a good candidate for this.
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Report this Post07-17-2014 01:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for smartaxelClick Here to visit smartaxel's HomePageClick Here to Email smartaxelSend a Private Message to smartaxelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think there were only two people making repos. Myself and Camel. Camel still makes them. I can tell you those you posted are not mine. I added a reinforcement to the rear. They look like originals to me- which means they are probably worth a good amount.
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Originally posted by smartaxel:

I think there were only two people making repos. Myself and Camel. Camel still makes them. I can tell you those you posted are not mine. I added a reinforcement to the rear. They look like originals to me- which means they are probably worth a good amount.


Yeah, that was my thought.... someone who really, really want NOS parts. I think I may have to come up with a price, or stick them on ebay. I think fieroparts (??) may have a set listed for $600.... I don't think they are worth that much, but... hmmm. could fund another project

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Originally posted by FieroReinke:

No idea on value, but I do know they would be a perfect application of a 3D printer.


3D printers are now printing in metal so strength is not an issue.

NASA is aggressively working on building rocket parts using 3D printing technology

http://www.popularmechanics...ket-engines-15146569
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Fyi. They are NOS from C & C stock. I bought them when they went under the new name. The box had the address. So I guess I need to decide on a price. Thanks everyone.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

NASA is aggressively working on building rocket parts using 3D printing technology



SpaceX is already manufacturing rocket parts using 3D printing technology (not just working on it). Click for article.

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Just look on E bay as NOS are sold once in a while.

Most I have seen have been $100-120 normally but you could get lucky and go higher.

I have two sets but I will hold on to them as I still have my T Top. I also have a set of NOS tops too.
I bought them as one drop and you are screwed. Insurance will pay for them but try to find a set that is not scratched up.

The way I look at it I may need them If not I can sell them later at a profit as they will only increase over what I paid.
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Report this Post07-17-2014 06:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Reproductions were $159 I thought
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Report this Post07-17-2014 06:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
These can easily be cast from plastic in a mold.

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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Reproductions were $159 I thought


They may have been but I have never priced them. I just know I have seen the originals around 100-120 range and just filed it back in my mind as the going rate a year or so ago.

Now that is not to say I have not see some for $250 too but those I do not believe sold. The prices on these generally are like so many other parts. It is one lower price till you get lucky and list them when two people need them bad. If no one needs them badly they will wait it out or just not buy, But get a guy who has nothing there and they are bouncing around he may go to bat vs. another bidder if needed.

The caps are not that common but no where as rare or valuable as the gaskets. Now those are black gold,
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Originally posted by TopNotch:


SpaceX is already manufacturing rocket parts using 3D printing technology (not just working on it). Click for article.


Yeah well, SpaceX is building rockets to supply services for NASA, so it's all good. The NASA rocket parts have been test fired. But the NASA rockets (which are much bigger) are still in development

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Yeah well, SpaceX is building rockets to supply services for NASA, so it's all good. The NASA rocket parts have been test fired. But the NASA rockets (which are much bigger) are still in development



Is that what caused their booster to collapse the other day on splash down? Was that a printer error. LOL!
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The caps are not that common but no where as rare or valuable as the gaskets. Now those are black gold,


Yup, and the ones with my kit (complete used top kit that I have for sale) are in really good shape. I just don't want to remove them from the frame as I could ruin them and that would be a shame.
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Report this Post12-17-2016 12:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pcwentworthClick Here to Email pcwentworthSend a Private Message to pcwentworthEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I am putting my T top parts together and in need of the corners. Did anyone end up producing reproduction parts. Looks like there was some discussion a few years back.
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These might be an item slammed would be interested in producing.
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These might be an item slammed would be interested in producing.


I would be in for a set if the price was not outrageously high.
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Get me some and I'll make them
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I have one or two spare sets of the t-top end caps that have never been installed or painted in my parts storage facility. I know one set was acquired from Smartaxle quite a few years back but do not remember if the other set is OEM or another reproduction. Since I have two t-top cars and one of them has cracked screw holes in an endcap, I consider these essential parts if I want to keep the cars looking decent.

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Even good sets are at risk of cracking as they get brittle with age. If stored well they will hold up better.

This is a prime part for a computer print as if you can scan it this would be an easy one to do and I would guess it would not cost too much for someone with the printer.
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BTW, there was a set of used OEM end caps for sale on eBay earlier today. $125 IIRC.

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