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Reproduction quarter windows. Color over strength? by Slammed
Started on: 02-24-2016 08:31 PM
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Report this Post03-04-2016 08:13 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 stated earlier in the thread that I'm thinking $300 shipped. Once I have the printing nailed down, I will give a concrete number for all the options
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Beyond excited for these!
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Can't wait!
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Are they going to have a small dimple at the bottom, along the whole edge, like factory, other wise that is the only difference I see between TFS 1/4s and stock?
Minus the green tint.
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Report this Post03-08-2016 05:42 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 have no idea what you mean. Dimple across the bottom? I've got OEM windows right here and can't understand what you mean. TFS windows aren't curved across the entire window like OE
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Slammed, you said that the windows will be laser cut. I was out of the business before that became an option and we cut with a router then either buffed or flame polished the edges. Will the heat of the laser not cause bubbles in the plexi?

Also, I have a pair of the Kris Munson flushmount lenses requested in your Everything Fiero thread. I'd be happy to loan them to you to be used as a pattern if you're interested.
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No, I cut acrylic with my laser cutter every day. There is no set up, I just lay the part on the table and cut. It's a 100w co2 and will cut a whole window out in under a minute. These will be made from PETG which is even more forgiving

As far the headlights I'd be thrilled to replicate the plastic portion. The whole kit I'm not sure is something I would want to get into. The majority of my thermoforming set up is automated and will automatically eject parts and load plastic, so I can make parts relatively quickly. To piece together kits and other things I would need it to be something in high demand. I'm not saying they wouldn't be, really don't know.

[This message has been edited by Slammed (edited 03-08-2016).]

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The kit I have on one of my cars leaves a lot to be desired. The clear cover and pan are great, but the light mounting and adjusting hardware need improvement. I don't know what generation I have. Maybe early stage and maybe Kris improved on the adjustment in later stages but only the lens and pan of my set would warrant duplication.

When you're ready to duplicate them, email or PM your info and I'll send the covers.
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My vote is to first produce something that replicates the OEM sail panels as closely as possible. From a business standpoint, this is, I think, your broadest customer base. I have the Chris Cook/TFS panels on my car now and they are not bad. The biggest giveaway is that the GT logo is behind the tint instead of in front like the OEM panels. The tint is also gray instead of the OEM light green.

Slammed, I again invite you to come to a Jet City Fieros club meeting. The next one is 7:00 tomorrow (March 9) at Triple X in Issaquah. I will both buy your dinner and personally guarantee that you will be treated well, just like all our guests. The club would love to see your tail light covers and hear about your other products/ideas.
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If I weren't working around the clock I would be there. I'll make it up eventually. Right now I am on track to have quarter windows for sale by next Monday
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Along the bottom edge is not square cut, on OEM, but about half thickness before it is cut. I am not saying it needs to be done but that is how I can tell an OEM from aftermarket, I have an after market one that is peaty dead on except that. just curious.
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Originally posted by Slammed:

The windows are laser cut, they will not vary in size


Any update on these? I have a GT in dire need and am close to ordering from somebody LOL
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Can these be ordered without the "GT" letters?
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Originally posted by fierofool:

Slammed, you said that the windows will be laser cut. I was out of the business before that became an option and we cut with a router then either buffed or flame polished the edges. Will the heat of the laser not cause bubbles in the plexi?


In my "other" hobby, replacement plastic is routinely cut with laser and there are no issue with plastic or artwork.
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I know there was growing pains with the GT taillights, bit hoping these become available soon.

Any updates?
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My laser is out of commission and after figuring out what it's going to cost me to get it fixed this may not happen for months or longer. Essentially all of my products are at a stand still while I try and figure out my money situation
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My laser is out of commission and after figuring out what it's going to cost me to get it fixed this may not happen for months or longer. Essentially all of my products are at a stand still while I try and figure out my money situation


That sucks.... but understandable.
Thanks for the update and sorry about your situation.
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What's the latest?
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I think the latest is that Slammed sold a few here and on Ebay and then just quit making them.
Apparently, they fit pretty well from the couple of pictures I saw but I guess the communication aspect sort of soured the sales.
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I never finished making them and never sold any. The Chris Cook windows are really close and I doubt I'd sell many at the $300 price.
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Sorry, my mistake, I misread the title.
I thought this was about the lens covers.
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Report this Post10-17-2016 04:40 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
Tail light covers are for sale on eBay, selling well and we are delivering on time.
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Tail light covers are for sale on eBay, selling well and we are delivering on time.


Going to offer the notchback replacements also?
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Tail light covers are for sale on eBay, selling well and we are delivering on time.


Nice. Got as link?

I didn't find them.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fie...AOSwzaJX8BJ3&vxp=mtr


Awesome! Thanks.
I saved the auction so I can order when I'm ready
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