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#241560 - 24/01/2005 00:15 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: SonicSnoop]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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I was curious are these faces going to have a bevel around the edges (in the front) when they are done or just straight regular edge?


The finished product will not have the straight edge when they're complete, unless someone specifically requests it.

Hopefully we'll have the first totally finished units ready in a week or two. These will be for examples, and we won't be selling them. We'll be posting images of them at that point, and will then be getting everything ready to take orders.

On that topic, what would be the preferred way for people outside the United States to make payment? I know that the rest of the world has left the dark ages and is no longer using checks / cheques. We'd really like to know what would work best for everyone.
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#241561 - 24/01/2005 05:08 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
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[On that topic, what would be the preferred way for people outside the United States to make payment? I know that the rest of the world has left the dark ages and is no longer using checks / cheques. We'd really like to know what would work best for everyone.


IMO as buyer, CC directly is darn convenient - the seller is pretty exposed to scumbag buyers - hopefully a non-issue for the expected demographic, after that PayPal is also quite convenient. I know of the issues that has people disliking them, but so far I've had no problems. Direct transfer to an account is easy, but the charges at both ends usually make it rather unattractive...
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#241562 - 24/01/2005 08:20 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mtempsch]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1294
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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IMO as buyer, CC directly is darn convenient - the seller is pretty exposed to scumbag buyers - hopefully a non-issue for the expected demographic, after that PayPal is also quite convenient.

Have to agree - credit card as first choice, PayPal as a good second.

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#241563 - 24/01/2005 08:23 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1294
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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If you wanted on in the rough state, Julf, we could do it. But we still have to wait until everything is finalized.


No problem with waiting, but yes, I might be interested in one or two in rough state. Do you need to know now?
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Who knows, maybe we can work up some kind of diamond plate front. (mostly kidding, but ya never know)

Woah, careful there. Don't get me started on people who spoil their nice Landies with checker plate, monster tires and crome footboards...

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#241564 - 24/01/2005 08:49 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: julf]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Woah, careful there. Don't get me started on people who spoil their nice Landies with checker plate, monster tires and crome footboards...


Hmmm, if your vehicle doesn't come stock with machinegun mounts, maybe those big alumin(i)um wings can substitute? At least for the rear MG...

I guess no underbody neon and Type-R stickers for you Julf?

Why can't I get this picture of a slammed pinkie with hugeass wing, neon, chromed spinner rims and plastered with stickers out of my head....
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#241565 - 24/01/2005 11:57 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Qtqc
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Registered: 12/02/2004
Posts: 87
Im from Canada, I think Paypal would be a great payment option/

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#241566 - 24/01/2005 12:14 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: julf]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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If you wanted on in the rough state, Julf, we could do it. But we still have to wait until everything is finalized.


No problem with waiting, but yes, I might be interested in one or two in rough state. Do you need to know now?


Not at all. After we announce thet we're ready to sell, just let me know what you're interested in and we can get you taken care of. We'll be putting up a page with ordering info as well as contact info.

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Who knows, maybe we can work up some kind of diamond plate front. (mostly kidding, but ya never know)

Woah, careful there. Don't get me started on people who spoil their nice Landies with checker plate, monster tires and crome footboards...



You know, it would be possible for us to put mounting points in for a wing at the top of the fascia if you want...
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#241567 - 24/01/2005 12:19 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Qtqc]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
Ok, so it looks like PayPal is they way people want to go, and would honestly be the best choice, I think, as we have no way to take credit cards directly. I, also, have used PayPal almost since they started, and have never had a problem with them. In fact, when I had a problem with an Ebay seller, they solved my problem quite rapidly and in a professional manner.

I'll have to get everything set up with them to take credit card payments and such. So I'll get working on that....

Don't worry though; if any of you outside the US wish to pay in another manner, please let me know when you decide what you're interested in. We'll be happy to work with people in any way we can.
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#241568 - 24/01/2005 13:31 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mtempsch]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1294
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Why can't I get this picture of a slammed pinkie with hugeass wing, neon, chromed spinner rims and plastered with stickers out of my head....

Well, visualize instead what kind of a subwoofer you can put into the back of the 101... and it has dual 24V alternators... Now if I can only find a Nato Green furry dice...

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#241569 - 24/01/2005 13:41 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
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I, also, have used PayPal almost since they started, and have never had a problem with them.


I've never had any problems with PayPal before but from I gather, all you need you to do is make sure you don't have huge amounts of cash in your account. Some people were keeping several thousand just lying around in their PayPal account and when it then got frozen they'd freak out. Keep it low and if PayPal do freeze your account then it's not the end of the world.

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#241570 - 24/01/2005 13:50 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: julf]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
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visualize instead what kind of a subwoofer you can put into the back of the 101... and it has dual 24V alternators...

Ahh, thank you - much better..
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Now if I can only find a Nato Green furry dice...

With black and brown dots...
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#241571 - 24/01/2005 16:58 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Qtqc
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Registered: 12/02/2004
Posts: 87
Just curious, any idea on price yet. I was just curious on an estimate for the normal version along with the polished. If you dont have a price yet thats cool.

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#241572 - 24/01/2005 20:11 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Ezekiel
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Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
This would be a fantastic project for the new powder-metallurgy damascus steel.

-Zeke
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#241573 - 25/01/2005 01:51 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Ezekiel]
canuckInOR
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Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3153
Loc: Portland, OR
Oooh... it's like the visuals spilled off the display onto the fascia.

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#241574 - 25/01/2005 03:27 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Ezekiel]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
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This would be a fantastic project for the new powder-metallurgy damascus steel.

-Zeke


Did they make that site before they invented color monitors?
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#241575 - 26/01/2005 02:10 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
Ezekiel
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Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
Don't be silly. You know they outlawed color in Sweden.

-Zeke

Cool stuff though...
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#241576 - 26/01/2005 16:16 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Ezekiel]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31159
Loc: Seattle, WA
I was only millimeters away from taking a drink of iced tea. Glad I hadn't quite gotten there.
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#241577 - 03/02/2005 15:04 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Qtqc
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Registered: 12/02/2004
Posts: 87
Just curious, any new info?

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#241578 - 05/02/2005 02:47 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Qtqc]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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Just curious, any new info?


Not new info, per se. We're in a bit of a holding pattern for a few weeks. One of the partners at the machine shop doing our work (who are very good friends of Brandon) is very sick. I can't go into detail, as it isn't for me to talk about (I hope everyone understands) but Brandon said it's something related to cerebral blood clots, and it's terminal. Apparently the fellow doesn't have too long...

*sigh*

So, very sad times. We will be continuing, no worries. The shop is just running a bit slow right now as they try to get a handle on things. They're a small shop, very close knit, so this is quite a blow to them. But, as I said, this won't affect the fascias except to slow down production a bit. I'll update everybody in the next week or so.

Not that that's the important thing at the moment, but I know people wonder.
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#241579 - 05/02/2005 14:29 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13872
Loc: Canada
Remind me to never, EVER, get involved in anything to do with the casting of buttons, facias, handles.. just seems to be a cursed activity.

All the best.

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#241580 - 05/02/2005 17:02 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mlord]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31159
Loc: Seattle, WA
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just seems to be a cursed activity.


I told you guys. You need to spill the blood of the original caster's firstborn into the casting mold, then the curse will be broken. Didn't you guys watch Pirates of the Caribbean? It's all spelled out there.
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#241581 - 05/02/2005 17:43 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: tfabris]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
You need to spill the blood of the original caster's firstborn into the casting mold...

Easy enough to do, I guess. But who's??? I would bet Rob's, based on his first person descriptions and choices in this article that he wrote for the geek site. If the caster has no children, will spilling the original caster's blood work?

Rob: We won't need much. Maybe a pint or two. We can always get you a refill pint at The Wrestler's (or an equivalent location).
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#241582 - 05/02/2005 17:52 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
Actually, folks, this isn't going to stop anything, as I've already said. The individual in question has nothing to do with our project. He is simply one of the owners of the shop. And the shop is just falling a bit behind because one of their owners / friends / a member of their family is going to die. Very soon. And they're all trying to deal with that fact.

As is he.

But, again, the project isn't cursed or offline in any way. Just backed up a bit (as in a week or two).
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#241583 - 05/02/2005 18:19 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
I know the project is still going on, and my condolences to your machinist and his family. It is just that projects involving the empeg fascia, buttons or even lenses seem somehow dangerous to those doing them.
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#241584 - 05/02/2005 18:31 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: pgrzelak]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
I agree, it does seem that way.

Again, though, this person was in no way associated with this project. Simply one of the owners of the shop.
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#241585 - 06/02/2005 19:02 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
bootsy
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Registered: 17/08/2000
Posts: 334
Loc: Seattle, WA. USA
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I would like to chime in and say I am very interested in two sets of the black and one of the brushed... they look like they are coming along great.
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#241586 - 09/02/2005 19:35 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Qtqc
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Registered: 12/02/2004
Posts: 87
Im really sorry to hear about your machinist. My condolences to his family.

Hopefully everything works out well with the fascias, Im looking forward to installing them when I take my car out for the spring in a couple months.

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#241587 - 10/02/2005 01:11 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Qtqc]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
Thanks to everyone for the kind words to our shop's guy. I've passed them along to Brandon, who will further pass them on to him (and his family).

The fascia's are looking to get back on track in the next week, perhaps the week after.
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#241588 - 11/02/2005 14:00 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: pgrzelak]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Awww - reading this just made me feel a bit wistful and sad. Such promise
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#241589 - 11/02/2005 19:39 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: frog51]
petteri
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Registered: 02/08/2004
Posts: 432
Loc: Miami, FL USA
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Awww - reading this just made me feel a bit wistful and sad. Such promise


Yes, but how on earth did they expect that to fit into our dashboards!



Peter
Miami, FL USA

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