Reproduction dew strips. Please read and please vote.

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Would you be interested in reproduction dew strips?

1. Yes for one set only.
18
40%
2. Yes and more then one set. (2 or more)
17
38%
3. No
0
No votes
4. Depends on price.
10
22%
 
Total votes: 45

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Re: Reproduction dew strips. Please read and please vote.

Postby NJ93TY » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:35 am

So it looks like we are close to possibly 50 sets of strips. I talked with my guy and he is going to try and get me a price. In the meantime if anyone wants to vote please do. Thanks to everyone who has already voted!



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Postby themixer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:25 pm

i hope people have cash behind the clicks



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Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:27 pm

That will be a first... I've tried to do a few things like this group buy and when it comes around to putting up the money that's typically where it dies... OR simply if it's going to be over $100... I see that as a typical ceiling on this forum. And it's the exact reason why we don't have as many parts for these cars as we could.



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Postby Rettax3 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:50 am

3X00-Modified wrote:That will be a first... I've tried to do a few things like this group buy and when it comes around to putting up the money that's typically where it dies... OR simply if it's going to be over $100... I see that as a typical ceiling on this forum. And it's the exact reason why we don't have as many parts for these cars as we could.

Absolute truth there. It is sad, but the fact is that these cars have little monetary value, even in good shape. It is hard for most people to throw down cash on something that has no real return, except the ability to spend a lot of frustrating time trying to put parts like this into the car that is probably going to fight the whole way so that one small piece can finally look good again.
I can honestly say that I would love a stack of good fuzzies for my cars, but it isn't at the top of my list to buy, nor is it at the top of my list to spend my time installing right now. Will I buy a set (or three, or five)? Pricing will tell, as it always does. This isn't a Lamborghini-owners' website, after all. :wink:

What I don't get is why the fuzzies are so unique on the Berettas -with all the resources GM had at the time, why bother designing something so peculiar when it would have been just as easy to utilize another off-the-shelf component from another vehicle... :unknown:


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Postby CorvetteBeretta » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:42 pm

I need the fuzzies! I want the fuzzies! Give us the fuzzies!


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Postby DanteGTZ » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:58 pm

I was able to get 40+ sets of Eibach springs reproduced simply by taking pre-orders. It can be done!


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:33 pm

For something already designed and they had the tooling to make them yeah 40 people will do it... I'm still very skeptical that we will have enough people to make it affordable or even happen, but that's just because I've already tried dealing with companies about this.



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Postby Asylum » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:41 pm

DanteGTZ wrote:I was able to get 40+ sets of Eibach springs reproduced simply by taking pre-orders. It can be done!



The Eibach group buy was very well done, the timing couldn't have been better and extremely well documented and executed. But as Jon pointed out, they were dealing with a product that would have required very little if any extra engineering.

In fact, if I was calling the shots at Eibach, I would have made 100 sets and re-listed them in the catalogue for all it would have cost them with 40 sets pre-paid and guaranteed.

Still well done, however this dew strip thing is a whole different animal.

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Postby SuperLbody » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:56 pm

Mine don't need replacing currently, but I'd have no problem throwing down if this is a serious endeavor to have the option available.



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Postby speedy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:17 am

Im in for s set.


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Postby Rettax3 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:22 pm

CorvetteBeretta wrote:I need the fuzzies! I want the fuzzies! Give us the fuzzies!

Bud, if your signature pic is anywhere close to recent, you need the paint! :P That's okay though, so do I. At least your 'Retta has already gotten primered, my Teal Indy is almost more correctly called a Brown-and-Grey Indy! :beer: I'm not too interested in replacing window fuzzies until I get ready for paint anyway, and hopefully Jon is still willing to help with the (custom) decals I need, but it would be good to have fuzzies ready for that time, I say. Okay, I am done with speculation until (and if) I see an actual price-tag on these things, and an estimate on availability...


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Postby yellow3800 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:46 am

I need another black set. I'll buy two black sets because I'll modify them for my CL strips with that aluminum center... maybe. now that I think of it, it needs more help than just rubber.

What about finding the next closest car company [JC whitney 1990s camaro comes to mind] making dew strips for the camaro or something?

I'd like to know what has been tried and maybe I can work from that point instead of burning time with something thats already been done.

How about a custom hot rod company giving reference to us for what we should do to replace this part?

I cast two votes for them now in total.

Andy <-- about to paint another beretta, wants dew strips!



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Postby CorvetteBeretta » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:35 pm

Rettax3 wrote:
CorvetteBeretta wrote:I need the fuzzies! I want the fuzzies! Give us the fuzzies!

Bud, if your signature pic is anywhere close to recent, you need the paint! :P That's okay though, so do I. At least your 'Retta has already gotten primered, my Teal Indy is almost more correctly called a Brown-and-Grey Indy! :beer: I'm not too interested in replacing window fuzzies until I get ready for paint anyway, and hopefully Jon is still willing to help with the (custom) decals I need, but it would be good to have fuzzies ready for that time, I say. Okay, I am done with speculation until (and if) I see an actual price-tag on these things, and an estimate on availability...


I need to remove them to paint so it would be nice to have a new set to go back on


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Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:48 pm

Well crap, going to dig this up again. Need two sets bad as I'm tired of feeling a draft from both sides of the car. 3X00 what was the deal with the shipping? Can I have it sent to you or can they be sent to my work?


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:18 pm

I have no clue, you would have to go to their site and see if they will ship to your address or not. My home address was not a valid ship to, but my work was. I don't know why...




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