SEE POST 197 and 198 for a summary of ALL progress and information!!! Thanks guys!!
Shipped vents to get 3D scanned again, in an editable version
Might be in contact with another member to help me with this
The scanned piece/working model I have so far.
I am talking with a company who i gave a jdm rear vent set to and i was interested in asking them to model a set that will fit our usdm rear bumper.
Just seeing how much interest there would be on the boards to make sure i dont lose any money by going through with asking them to make them.
They are not sure on price because they havent started yet. But if these were to fit well, how much would people be willing to pay? They said about $45+ for a set if i can get 10 sets ordered. But again, they threw an estimate.
Just wondering if people thought that would be too high to pay and i can discuss it with them more. Thanks
P.s. hopefully im not breaking any rules since im not a vendor, etc. I was just seeing if there were interest so i can try and offer something to you guys
15.Schrei Wolf (maybe)
Waiting to get the reflector piece to get scanned
Still working on it but it will be some time since it is just a side project
Does anyone know a cheaper way to produce about 100 of these? Your own company. A friend?
I have been quoted $12,000 to get a mold made and then material costs to have it done.
I will look into vacuum forming but to keep initial costs at a minimum (i dont have the funds to fund a mold) I think I may just sell prototypes off my 3D printer when I am done completing the CADD
Relevant posts: search my name on this thread to follow
Thanks for staying up to date with this
I do not have the means to fund the project right now, to pay for everything initially and then hope to break even months down the line. I dont think anyone would put deposits down to help me pay for the material and mold to get done. And I honestly wouldnt want something to happen and then I owe everyone money. So, I am not going to ask that.
At this point, I may make them off my 3D abs plastic printer. It would cost at least $100 in time and materials to make so if people are that interested, I may make a small batch. It takes about a day to print a set. so, it would be a one off type of thing for now since I can not afford the molding process. So, I dont know if people are willing to pay that much but I am going to go ahead and work on the prototype and if people are interested, I will sell them something that matches my prototype. I will try to have pictures and a prototype done in the next few weeks
**See Post 72 for more JDM vent pictures to hold everyone's interest =)*
**See post 34 for my answers and post 36 for a pic of the jdm vent being held up to the usdm bumper**
**See Post 94-107 for progress and hold up and possible different route of producing these
**Also, this will probably come in white. Could easily be painted flat black to look like the JDM ones but who would be interested in me dropping a few sets at the body shop to get them color matched? Of course, i would charge what the shop charges me but itll probably be cheaper for me to get a few sets painted at one time. As opposed to you guys going to a shop and just getting one set painted**