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Billet HVAC buttons by randye
Started on: 01-27-2010 11:59 AM
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When do you expect to have the first batch available?

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Originally posted by FieroGTguy:

When do you expect to have the first batch available?

Greg


I'm working with a CNC machine shop right now on pricing and some designs for the slider knob since everyone wants that included.
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You could make the slider round. It would be easier to make and it would match the buttons. Then you just have to figure out how to attach it.
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Originally posted by Fiero_Adam:

You could make the slider round. It would be easier to make and it would match the buttons. Then you just have to figure out how to attach it.


How I imagine the slider is attached, the knob has 4 sides like an open cardboard box (Never actually looked at it) so if one was made with the bottom side missing to help in installation, you'd probably not even notice since most people don't look up at it, just down.
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I would also be interested in a set.
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When do you expect to have the first batch available?

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Great Product! Question for you Randye: Where are your gauges from?

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Any update on these? I would be interested in a couple sets
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I would be interested in a set of these, one Idea I had though is a small hole for the light to **** through on each of the buttons.

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im really digging the color of that 3 gauge bezel. did you just paray paint that flat black? i have the same one (if yours is that billet aluminum cnc'd one) that i wanted to paint black.

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Anything new with these?
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Missed this thread the first time around. Count me in as interested depending on price if there's still talk of doing these.
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I would be interested in a set of these, one Idea I had though is a small hole for the light to **** through on each of the buttons.



I thought the same thing..
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OK, I guess my reputation as an epic slacker has caught up with me!

Actually I had some major professional and other issues going on and I couldn't devote the time to this little project that I wanted to.

I lost recently my job of 12 years, but my employer was generous enough to give me 2 years severance pay, (the least they could do after all the millions I've made for them), so I now have some free time and a little cash on hand to do this along with some other tasty little projects I have in mind.

I plan on getting some quotes from a few reputable machine shops in the area that I know can produce a quality product to my "exacting standards", (read: completely anal and over the top OCD )
I'll also be working on that pesky little slider knob and see if we can't come up with something that works and is not horrifyingly expensive to produce.
My goal for pricing on this is approx. $35 per set, but please bear in mind thats just a number I pulled out of thin air. I'll know better once I have a few quotes in hand, so DO NOT hold me to that price, it's just a target right now. I will only charge my cost to produce these plus a small profit margin. There's no sense in jacking these things up. The Fiero market is small and most of us are cheapskates anyway


Once I have about a dozen or so sets made I'll start taking orders for them and accepting money.
DO NOT send me anything right now!!
We all know what has happened in the past with some people taking money for products they don't have yet, (I won't name names), and I will NOT put myself in that position.
Here is what I AM willing to do:

If you are seriously interested in a set and you are OK with between $35 - $40 for them, then add your name to a list in this thread or message me and I'll add your name.
Once the sets are ready to ship, I'll notify the first people on the list and start taking money.
If you don't respond right away, (within 3 days), or you tell me that you have to wait, I will NOT HOLD THEM.
"Your set" goes to the next person on the list that pays and you go to the bottom of the list.
Is that fair enough?

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Sounds fair to me. Put me on the list!
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$$35-40?! Thats ridiculous...ridiculously good! Count me in!
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Originally posted by ConvictedRedneck:

$$35-40?! Thats ridiculous...ridiculously good! Count me in!


I second that, Count me in as well!

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I'd be interested in a set if the price is right.
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i am in also 1 set
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I PM'ed you, but figured I should holler at you here too. I am in
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I hope I'm already 1st on the list but just to be sure...

Randy, you wanted to let me know something about a "special lighting product"...?
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Count me in for a set.
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One set for me, please.
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Me too, I want one

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Count me in for a set too.
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Alright "epic slacker" any word on these things again!
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Gah, too bad I ripped out my HVAC system.
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Please put me on the list.

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Originally posted by randye:

OK, I guess my reputation as an epic slacker has caught up with me!

Actually I had some major professional and other issues going on and I couldn't devote the time to this little project that I wanted to.

I lost recently my job of 12 years, but my employer was generous enough to give me 2 years severance pay, (the least they could do after all the millions I've made for them), so I now have some free time and a little cash on hand to do this along with some other tasty little projects I have in mind.

I plan on getting some quotes from a few reputable machine shops in the area that I know can produce a quality product to my "exacting standards", (read: completely anal and over the top OCD )
I'll also be working on that pesky little slider knob and see if we can't come up with something that works and is not horrifyingly expensive to produce.
My goal for pricing on this is approx. $35 per set, but please bear in mind thats just a number I pulled out of thin air. I'll know better once I have a few quotes in hand, so DO NOT hold me to that price, it's just a target right now. I will only charge my cost to produce these plus a small profit margin. There's no sense in jacking these things up. The Fiero market is small and most of us are cheapskates anyway


Once I have about a dozen or so sets made I'll start taking orders for them and accepting money.
DO NOT send me anything right now!!
We all know what has happened in the past with some people taking money for products they don't have yet, (I won't name names), and I will NOT put myself in that position.
Here is what I AM willing to do:

If you are seriously interested in a set and you are OK with between $35 - $40 for them, then add your name to a list in this thread or message me and I'll add your name.
Once the sets are ready to ship, I'll notify the first people on the list and start taking money.
If you don't respond right away, (within 3 days), or you tell me that you have to wait, I will NOT HOLD THEM.
"Your set" goes to the next person on the list that pays and you go to the bottom of the list.
Is that fair enough?

If we didn't have two laths and lots of stock I'd order set, well that and the fact that I think I'll add a grove to big knob to slip a thin O into, but thats just me your design looks great, way better than stock. Shop around a bunch fot CNC you can get some good deals as a lot of shops will take even short orders '50,100. 500 pcs etc. just to keep their doors open. Also round knobs are very simple machine, though I think you'll need to order a lot -500+- to get good price break. BTW: Estamte possible orders; project up your materal cost, machining cost and what you think would be a fair price and then cut it in HALF for our Fiero crowd. These are in most cases a poorpman's sports car. OH, good luck.
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Originally posted by doublec4:

Alright "epic slacker" any word on these things again!


I hope to have the sets available by the end of this summer.
The slider knob that everyone wants along with the round buttons is becoming a problem as far as cost is concerned.
That part requires a bit of CNC mill work, whereas the rest of the parts are easily done on a CNC lathe.
(We are trying to make the slder knob simply an aluminum cover for the plastic OEM slider knob that can be bonded onto it.)
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Originally posted by randye:


I hope to have the sets available by the end of this summer.
The slider knob that everyone wants along with the round buttons is becoming a problem as far as cost is concerned.
That part requires a bit of CNC mill work, whereas the rest of the parts are easily done on a CNC lathe.
(We are trying to make the slder knob simply an aluminum cover for the plastic OEM slider knob that can be bonded onto it.)


What was the verdict on just making the slider knob round? Problems with attaching it? Regardless, I'm definitely still wanting a set of these, keep me on the list! Also, where is the satin black dash trim kit you have in your first pics from? Looks very nice against the billet knobs.
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Im in. Put me on the list.

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I will take a set with out the slider knob!! Let me know.
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I'd like to see the slider knob when you have a prototype done, and not a moment before! (Seriously, don't put up a picture of an aluminum block )

Oh, and name in hat.
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Originally posted by randye:


I hope to have the sets available by the end of this summer.
The slider knob that everyone wants along with the round buttons is becoming a problem as far as cost is concerned.
That part requires a bit of CNC mill work, whereas the rest of the parts are easily done on a CNC lathe.
(We are trying to make the slder knob simply an aluminum cover for the plastic OEM slider knob that can be bonded onto it.)


Can you mold the stock one, then sheet stamp a cover piece that can be attached via adhesive?

I guess worst case scenario is primer and aluminum spray paint. Perhaps more cost effective?

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