Pennock's Fiero Forum
  General Fiero Chat
  Reproduction TAIL LIGHTS coming soon (Page 4)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version

This topic is 15 pages long:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15 
Previous Page | Next Page
next newest topic | next oldest topic
Reproduction TAIL LIGHTS coming soon by Slammed
Started on: 04-20-2015 03:18 PM
Replies: 575 (26366 views)
Last post by: E.Furgal on 04-24-2016 01:14 PM
Lambo nut
Member
Posts: 4326
From: Centralia,Missouri. USA
Registered: Sep 2003


Feedback score: (2)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 261
Rate this member

Report this Post05-09-2015 11:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lambo nutSend a Private Message to Lambo nutEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by cyrus88:


I didn't realize there was a contest going on with prizes.


Neither did I.

Kevin
IP: Logged
87GT2M6
Member
Posts: 1296
From: Miami, Florida The Sunshine State
Registered: Jan 2008


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-15-2015 10:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GT2M6Click Here to Email 87GT2M6Send a Private Message to 87GT2M6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bump

Staying positive, Slammed will get it done !

have new ones, however would buy a spare set to have for future use.

IP: Logged
Shho13
Member
Posts: 843
From: North Jersey
Registered: Feb 2014


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-24-2015 01:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Slammed:

Expect them to be for sale mid-June/early-July through our website that is being constructed specifically for these AND a large vendor most of you are already familiar with.


Hey Slammed! Eagerly anticipating an update with this project! Summer is coming, and I can't wait for these new lenses... Are you guys on time with your original production estimate?

------------------
"Discord"
Red 1988 GT under restoration!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

IP: Logged
Dizzixx
Member
Posts: 1467
From: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Registered: Oct 2005


Feedback score: (3)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-26-2015 05:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DizzixxClick Here to Email DizzixxSend a Private Message to DizzixxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Shho13:


Hey Slammed! Eagerly anticipating an update with this project! Summer is coming, and I can't wait for these new lenses... Are you guys on time with your original production estimate?



I just saw this thread but am also very interested in an update. My GT lenses are currently cracked and delaminating, so I would be interested in a quality product in this price range. I cant wait for pics.

IP: Logged
cam-a-lot
Member
Posts: 1787
From: Barrie- Ontario, Canada
Registered: Oct 2010


Feedback score: (3)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 95
Rate this member

Report this Post05-26-2015 06:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am one of those grumpy bastards that didn't think this will ever happen (I have built tail light and lens molds before and know what is involved). I would LOVE to eat crow and say I was wrong, believe me. However, to those of you sitting around hoping for this, it is best not to get your hopes up. It is a lot more complex than it seems to make these. Hopefully this potential vendor comes through
IP: Logged
steve308
Member
Posts: 3507
From: Stafford VA
Registered: Jan 2008


Feedback score: (2)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 51
Rate this member

Report this Post05-26-2015 06:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for steve308Send a Private Message to steve308Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Should come out for sale right after the 68-69 GTO style nose hits the market .....................
IP: Logged
Steel
Member
Posts: 1152
From:
Registered: Apr 2011


Feedback score:    (6)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-26-2015 07:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SteelSend a Private Message to SteelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by steve308:

Should come out for sale right after the 68-69 GTO style nose hits the market .....................


That thing is so ugly and looks so horrendous I'm glad it never did.

IP: Logged
Slammed
Member
Posts: 779
From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Mar 2015


Feedback score:    (8)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 79
Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 06:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SlammedClick Here to Email SlammedSend a Private Message to SlammedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Tooling for the lettering/tint is finished and we had a few unsuccessful attempts last week for a complete lense

But, they are very VERY close. We hope to have the process perfected this week and start building an inventory. As we get closer to our release date, we will be putting out pictures and video.
IP: Logged
engine man
Member
Posts: 5236
From: Lebanon NH
Registered: Mar 2006


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 08:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
what would go along way is pics of even of failed attempts
IP: Logged
2.5
Member
Posts: 41185
From: Southern MN
Registered: May 2007


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 178
Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 08:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Doesnt really matter if it takes 2 years.
The good thing is someone is serious about it.
Keep it up Slammed.
IP: Logged
Slammed
Member
Posts: 779
From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Mar 2015


Feedback score:    (8)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 79
Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 09:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SlammedClick Here to Email SlammedSend a Private Message to SlammedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm posting updates. When they are ready, they will sell. It's not like NOT posting pictures will shoo away buyers when they are ready

We are not sharing the process. The failures are a very good indicator of how these are being made
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
Csjag
Member
Posts: 3170
From: Ocklawaha,Fl, USA
Registered: Dec 2013


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 02:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Keep up the good work. I don't think anyone needs to see the rejects though, what would the point be?
IP: Logged
engine man
Member
Posts: 5236
From: Lebanon NH
Registered: Mar 2006


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 06:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
the point would be to show that it really is being done then it shuts up all the naysayers
IP: Logged
Boostdreamer
Member
Posts: 7175
From: Kingsport, Tennessee USA
Registered: Jun 2007


Feedback score:    (24)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 98
Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 07:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by steve308:

Should come out for sale right after the 68-69 GTO style nose hits the market .....................


That was a "fun" project that was never promised to be delivered. There was a possibility and desire but we knew there were no guarantees and that is why we refused to take any deposits. Sorry to disappoint you with our lives getting in the way of our hobby.
IP: Logged
Boostdreamer
Member
Posts: 7175
From: Kingsport, Tennessee USA
Registered: Jun 2007


Feedback score:    (24)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 98
Rate this member

Report this Post05-27-2015 07:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Boostdreamer

7175 posts
Member since Jun 2007
 
quote
Originally posted by Steel:


That thing is so ugly and looks so horrendous I'm glad it never did.


Actually it looked very good. I'm still proud of how far we got with it. Everyone who saw it in person said it looked even better than the pics. Not everything is for everyone. I guess it wasn't meant for you.
IP: Logged
Shho13
Member
Posts: 843
From: North Jersey
Registered: Feb 2014


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-28-2015 12:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Slammed:

Tooling for the lettering/tint is finished and we had a few unsuccessful attempts last week for a complete lense

But, they are very VERY close. We hope to have the process perfected this week and start building an inventory. As we get closer to our release date, we will be putting out pictures and video.


AWESOME!!! It's great to hear progress is being made! I can't wait!!! Thank you for the update Slammed!

------------------
"Discord"
Red 1988 GT under restoration!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Let's Go Mets!

IP: Logged
Archie
Member
Posts: 9403
From: Las Vegas, NV
Registered: Dec 1999


Feedback score:    (12)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 545
Rate this member

Report this Post05-29-2015 10:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ArchieClick Here to visit Archie's HomePageClick Here to Email ArchieSend a Private Message to ArchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can mark me down for a set.

Archie
IP: Logged
davylong86
Member
Posts: 885
From: waterloo,il
Registered: Mar 2014


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post05-29-2015 07:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for davylong86Send a Private Message to davylong86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
^What Archie said, thanks for your hard work and dedication to see this project thru.
IP: Logged
Spoilt_87fiero
Member
Posts: 420
From: Conway, SC
Registered: Jan 2008


Feedback score: (2)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-05-2015 07:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Spoilt_87fieroSend a Private Message to Spoilt_87fieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
TTT
IP: Logged
Shho13
Member
Posts: 843
From: North Jersey
Registered: Feb 2014


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-06-2015 09:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hopefully everything is going according to plan!

I literally come to the forum every morning and check to see if there is an update in this thread first. Anxiously awaiting pics!!!

------------------
"Discord"
Red 1988 GT under restoration!

Let's Go Mets!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

IP: Logged
Formula88
Member
Posts: 53788
From: Raleigh NC
Registered: Jan 2001


Feedback score: (3)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 555
Rate this member

Report this Post06-06-2015 12:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't own a GT, but having a source for good quality repro GT tail lights would be fantastic. I'd like to get a GT one day and I'd want to keep the OEM style tail lights. I've not seen any aftermarket setups that I thought looked anywhere near as good as stock. They may not be show quality, but I don't own show cars, so I'm good with that. They need to be able to pass an inspection, but I've never seen an inspector in NC check for DOT markings, so that's a non-issue to me.

Good luck! I look forward to seeing how the product turns out!
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
87GT2M6
Member
Posts: 1296
From: Miami, Florida The Sunshine State
Registered: Jan 2008


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-11-2015 02:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GT2M6Click Here to Email 87GT2M6Send a Private Message to 87GT2M6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
bump to the top for an update if possible
IP: Logged
Racer_JT
Member
Posts: 1419
From: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Registered: Apr 2002


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-11-2015 11:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Racer_JTClick Here to Email Racer_JTSend a Private Message to Racer_JTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'M in for a set. Would be awesome if you make the deadline. But if you don't that's ok too. Just glad that they will be coming soon. In middle of swapping formula to GT now and need lights
IP: Logged
Slammed
Member
Posts: 779
From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Mar 2015


Feedback score:    (8)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 79
Rate this member

Report this Post06-12-2015 02:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SlammedClick Here to Email SlammedSend a Private Message to SlammedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
We will have an update by the end of the month
IP: Logged
TXOPIE
Member
Posts: 2723
From: Leonard, TX, USA
Registered: Mar 2012


Feedback score:    (13)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-12-2015 02:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TXOPIEClick Here to visit TXOPIE's HomePageClick Here to Email TXOPIESend a Private Message to TXOPIEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
IP: Logged
Shho13
Member
Posts: 843
From: North Jersey
Registered: Feb 2014


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-12-2015 02:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post


Aww yeah!!!!

------------------
"Discord"
Red 1988 GT under restoration!

Let's Go Mets!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

IP: Logged
Slammed
Member
Posts: 779
From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Mar 2015


Feedback score:    (8)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 79
Rate this member

Report this Post06-21-2015 11:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SlammedClick Here to Email SlammedSend a Private Message to SlammedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I haven't bumped this in a while

We will have pics and details about pricing, ordering and wait times by July 8th. That is the date we have right now. Things are looking very good
IP: Logged
pokeyfiero
Member
Posts: 16172
From: Free America!
Registered: Dec 2003


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 309
Rate this member

Report this Post06-22-2015 03:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pokeyfieroClick Here to visit pokeyfiero's HomePageClick Here to Email pokeyfieroSend a Private Message to pokeyfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Slammed:

I haven't bumped this in a while

We will have pics and details about pricing, ordering and wait times by July 8th. That is the date we have right now. Things are looking very good


I'm be pissed if you get by an asteroid or something.
IP: Logged
woodyhere
Member
Posts: 399
From: prior lake, MN USA
Registered: Aug 2011


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-22-2015 09:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for woodyhereClick Here to Email woodyhereSend a Private Message to woodyhereEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll be wanting a set too. I'm sure there will be enough of us to make your effort worthwhile!

Woody

------------------
woodys 427

IP: Logged
87GT2M6
Member
Posts: 1296
From: Miami, Florida The Sunshine State
Registered: Jan 2008


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-29-2015 01:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GT2M6Click Here to Email 87GT2M6Send a Private Message to 87GT2M6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Slammed:

We will have an update by the end of the month


Here we are at the end of the month.

IP: Logged
dobey
Member
Posts: 11572
From:
Registered: Sep 2001


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 371
User Banned

Report this Post06-29-2015 02:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by 87GT2M6:


Here we are at the end of the month.



Chill bruv. Still about 30 hrs left in this month.
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
rinselberg
Member
Posts: 9420
From: Sunnyvale, CA (USA)
Registered: Mar 2010


Feedback score: (2)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 115
Rate this member

Report this Post06-29-2015 04:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rinselbergClick Here to visit rinselberg's HomePageClick Here to Email rinselbergSend a Private Message to rinselbergEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Slammed:
We will have pics and details about pricing, ordering and wait times by July 8th. That is the date we have right now. Things are looking very good.

July 8th.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
IP: Logged
raptor_vrscx
Member
Posts: 104
From: maine
Registered: Aug 2014


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-30-2015 09:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for raptor_vrscxClick Here to Email raptor_vrscxSend a Private Message to raptor_vrscxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
every tail lamp thread on this forum get the negative?
DOT approval?

really? does it need to be? NO!
who cares its better than the cracked, delaminated units we all have, YES?

dot approval, state safety passing is gone the moment you get a crack in your DOT approved lens.

its gone the moment you clear coat it.

its guys like the ones I see whining, condemning, being negative why so many venders wont bother making us nice parts.

its why my 4 and 6 axis vmc's, cnc lathe, cnc plasma aren't offered up to the forum to assist in making items we all can use. I tried offering that up a year ago.

so for those who think your cracked, faded, re clear coated len's are better than a crisp clean new one that may or may not last 30 years, keep it.

id buy a set if they lasted 5-10 years, and have 3 more sets ready for when they fail.

go buy a brand new DOT approved set, for what cost? shopping cart in parking lot, someone at a car show leans on it, your neighbor mowing tossed a rock, who knows. one crack that changes the way the light transmits, allows moisture in the DOT approval is gone.

why aren't the whining crowds the ones who step up to help the community?

dot approval clear lens cant alter, change, detract the distance, angle and brightness of the light transmitted, aimed through the colored lens, or allow moisture in that will.
we fail clear coated head lamp lens that yellow out, or have re cleared incorrectly.

strange that most of the DOT worried guys have either modified the DOT lens on the car by clear coating it, or are driving with slightly cracked lens now. take that lens in to see if it passes the DOT approval it was approved for.

members, manufactures try to help us. who will stick around? every post where one tries is full of such negative comments. too high a price don't fit like OEM., so great, go with out
any parts because, there aren't any OEM ones left to fit like. something that works, holds up, fits is better than none.


I commend anyone willing to invest time, money, research in an attempt to try. while others use time to condemn
most so I commend those who stick around through the negative and pull it off.

who wants to bet one of the first in line to buy these will be one of those who cried for most of the last 4 pages?

[This message has been edited by raptor_vrscx (edited 06-30-2015).]

IP: Logged
Raydar
Member
Posts: 38605
From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country.
Registered: Oct 1999


Feedback score:    (12)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 452
Rate this member

Report this Post06-30-2015 12:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by raptor_vrscx:

every tail lamp thread on this forum get the negative?
DOT approval?

really? does it need to be? NO!
who cares its better than the cracked, delaminated units we all have, YES?
...
who wants to bet one of the first in line to buy these will be one of those who cried for most of the last 4 pages?


What?!
Most people are now just patiently waiting.

Since you came out "guns blazing", I'll ask...
Have you been here for all the other failed attempts to make stuff for our cars? (Not that they didn't try, at considerable expense, I might add. I can't fault people for their enthusiasm.)
Have you been here for the outright fraud that has been perpetrated upon some of the people here, over the years?
Since you've only been registered for less than a year, I'm guessing that there's a good chance you haven't. Or maybe you have.

Hell... we can't even keep a reliable vendor for 3800 swap harnesses. Within the past 6 months, two of those vendors have disappeared with other peoples' parts and money. (And still have the balls to post elsewhere on the forum.)
And that's just "by the numbers" stuff. Not any real investment involved. Or maybe a couple hundred dollars for tools, pins, and other material.
Other than that, the only investment is time.

So excuse people if they're just a little bit cynical. (Which I really haven't seen a lot of, lately, in this thread.)

I really hope this project is a success. A roaring success.
Heck... I haven't had anything much to say, and even I might buy a pair of these things, when they're done.
Even though my lenses are a 8.5 of 10.

Let's wait and see...

[This message has been edited by Raydar (edited 06-30-2015).]

IP: Logged
dobey
Member
Posts: 11572
From:
Registered: Sep 2001


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 371
User Banned

Report this Post06-30-2015 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Raydar:
What?!
Most people are now just patiently waiting.

Since you came out "guns blazing", I'll ask...
Have you been here for all the other failed attempts to make stuff for our cars? (Not that they didn't try, at considerable expense, I might add. I can't fault people for their enthusiasm.)
Have you been here for the outright fraud that has been perpetrated upon some of the people here, over the years?
Since you've only been registered for less than a year, I'm guessing that there's a good chance you haven't. Or maybe you have.

Hell... we can't even keep a reliable vendor for 3800 swap harnesses. Within the past 6 months, two of those vendors have disappeared with other peoples' parts and money. (And still have the balls to post elsewhere on the forum.)
And that's just "by the numbers" stuff. Not any real investment involved. Or maybe a couple hundred dollars for tools, pins, and other material.
Other than that, the only investment is time.

So excuse people if they're just a little bit cynical. (Which I really haven't seen a lot of, lately, in this thread.)

I really hope this project is a success. A roaring success.
Heck... I haven't had anything much to say, and even I might buy a pair of these things, when they're done.
Even though my lenses are a 8.5 of 10.

Let's wait and see...


I don't know what all tools some of those harness vendors have invested in, but I can tell you that if they are buying the 100% legal/proper tools to work with all these connectors, "a couple hundred dollars" will nowhere near cover it. I was looking at some tools for working on the harness for my swap, and just the tool to remove pins from the ECM connector (the one that connects directly to the ECM) is like $60, and it's literally just a tiny push pin like tool. The crimp tool for the pins for the same connector, was about $600.
IP: Logged
Raydar
Member
Posts: 38605
From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country.
Registered: Oct 1999


Feedback score:    (12)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 452
Rate this member

Report this Post06-30-2015 02:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by dobey:
...I was looking at some tools for working on the harness for my swap, and just the tool to remove pins from the ECM connector (the one that connects directly to the ECM) is like $60, and it's literally just a tiny push pin like tool. The crimp tool for the pins for the same connector, was about $600.


I own the "pin pusher". Don't think I paid quite that much for it.
I also own a crimper. (Yeah. A suitable one for the job, although you have to know what you're doing.)
Don't remember how much it was, but it wasn't even close to $600.

The point that I was trying to make was, that (even using your examples) with the prices that were being charged, the entire investment would have been recouped with the sale of one - or maybe two - harnesses. The only other "outlay" they have is their time. And they still can't produce, reliably.

[This message has been edited by Raydar (edited 06-30-2015).]

IP: Logged
dobey
Member
Posts: 11572
From:
Registered: Sep 2001


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 371
User Banned

Report this Post06-30-2015 03:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Raydar:
I own the "pin pusher". Don't think I paid quite that much for it.
I also own a crimper. (Yeah. A suitable one for the job, although you have to know what you're doing.)
Don't remember how much it was, but it wasn't even close to $600.

The point that I was trying to make was, that (even using your examples) with the prices that were being charged, the entire investment would have been recouped with the sale of one - or maybe two - harnesses. The only other "outlay" they have is their time. And they still can't produce, reliably.


I have several pin removal tools as well, all of which I think I paid less than $30 or $40 for, but none of them work with the ECM connector on the e38 ECM. The pins on it are different, and they "require" special crimp and release tools which you can only purchase from the same manufacturer who produces the pins (yay patents), and are sold at extortionist prices. The removal tool I could probably turn on my hobby lathe out of delrin or steel or something, very easily.

I wasn't defending those who failed to make good on their commitments by any means. Just pointing out that if they started out "doing it right" and bought the correct "official" tools, or were expanding to do harnesses for other things as well, the costs can be pretty outrageously beyond "a few hundred dollars," as I've been looking into these things to build my own harnesses.
IP: Logged
Inferno
Member
Posts: 420
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Registered: Nov 2003


Feedback score: (2)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-30-2015 04:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for InfernoClick Here to Email InfernoSend a Private Message to InfernoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I really hope that this comes together, But to be honest I have seen so many other GREAT PLANS fall through. Or it will be like so many other threads where all of a sudden there are no more posts and we never know what the end result was as the OP just stops posting or answering posts.
IP: Logged
raptor_vrscx
Member
Posts: 104
From: maine
Registered: Aug 2014


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-30-2015 07:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for raptor_vrscxClick Here to Email raptor_vrscxSend a Private Message to raptor_vrscxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
mouser, digikey are but two you can buy such crimpers, connectors from. if you don't know the style series by site, then find a gm number and cross it.

my 3800 wiring harness given i have the crimpers did reuse many of the housings, and any seal that were in good shape certainly didn't cost me $400 for a swap harness. its also handy in case i end up needing to re-crimp someone else"s bad crimp,, its why i needed them in the first place. wasn't and still isn't uncommon to trace a foolish driveability issue to a bad/loose crimp. are cases where there was a glitch in the car, 2-3 strands of wire in the crimp, the rest was insulation. can make for an interesting day. that was in a buick that had 6K miles on it. the dealership gave up sent it to our shop.

not everyone builds their swap the same, so why buy someone else's idea of what he thinks is the best routing for your harness? then rush him asking how much longer, and hope like hell every connection is good?

a cheap set of crimpers that aren't multi action can be had for under $50. they aren't as fool proof but work, just make sure you load the terminal in the correct direction, as they are tapered, the side with the insulation must always be loaded on the correct side. its not ideal, but any terminal not subjected to lots of vibration, flexing can be lightly hit with tinning flux, or silver solder. again mostly if you don't trust your own crimp. by far its cheaper than buying a harness. most of all its done your way,
IP: Logged
raptor_vrscx
Member
Posts: 104
From: maine
Registered: Aug 2014


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-30-2015 07:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for raptor_vrscxClick Here to Email raptor_vrscxSend a Private Message to raptor_vrscxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
maybe pcm is different? unlock the color terminal lock, reach in unlock each terminal as you need? once the colored cover was off, its then done the way fords been doing it for years. the colored cover is what keeps each of the individual terminals locks from unlocking. don't recall needing any special tool.
IP: Logged
Previous Page | Next Page

This topic is 15 pages long:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15 
next newest topic | next oldest topic

All times are ET (US)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay



Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock