Post by 1600gtcelicaman on Mar 14, 2009 18:57:02 GMT
i am sure we vcould take a load even to resell, dont need any as have new 22/23 wings in stock, but most dont, would take 4 of each , pay up to £100 per wing , i have new unused patterns, if he needs them, would he make door skins ?
I would think he would tell you where to stick your ( Up to £100 ) You would not even get a ford panel for that, I would tend to think as Ned said about £300, would like to think i could get it just a wee bit cheaper.
A Bonnet, had a talk with harvey and he reckons about £1,000 I would think Arches would be no bad as there not much in them
It costs tens of thousands to make a hard tool to press production level panels . You can also make soft tools to do the same job for small batches as you would for proto type cars but still very expensive. But it does not end there a lot of panels need to be hit twice if they have deep swage lines etc. The presses to produce a panel as large as bonnet for example are the size of a house. You can get a close to panel and then get a metal finisher to complete the job again not cheap.
there is a guy here in the states named bob grant of grant customs. his info can be found anywhere associated with the minitruckin world. this guy can make any type panel. even though he does mostly minitruckin items, im sure he can accomidate to any type panel for any vehicle. his work has even been seen on street customs (west coast customs)...
I can not tell you anything about making steel body parts like fenders, hoods, etc. I think that it would be very expensive ($1000 and up per panel) in low volumes. Panels like these require high tooling costs so you have to make 1000 or more to spread the tooling costs.
My experience in making parts is mostly for the RT4#/5# Corona series and is mostly in having the rubber parts reproduced & the typical die cost is $350 and typical extrusion run is 2000 ft. So you can always count on a bill for $1000 to $2000 even if you only need 100 ft or what ever.
I did have the heater valve casting reproduced using the temporary mold method (good for only 25 or so pieces), and they were towards $100 each in zinc.
The bottom line is that It is not cheap to have parts reproduced, and because of the price to recover your costs over say half the number that you had made, is high, it take years to recover the initial cost, if ever. Carlyn
I specialize in parts for the 1965-70 Corona RT43/52, the 1969-72 Corona Mark II RT6#/7#, and the 1970-73 Corona RT8#/9#. 99% of my time is spent on the 1965-70 Corona. I am a retired Electrical Engineer & this is my full time hobby. Mr. Carlyn Dinkler 7310 Timber Ridge Dr Mint Hill, NC 28227 USA 704-545-5261 Fax 704-545-8671 firstname.lastname@example.org
hi alan can get wings made in fiberglass to a very high standard as long as you have a one to copy off and not to rusty my friend is magic at this pluss richard moon can get metal ones copied needs one but they are made in china but good ones just heve to send left one and right one they will make you as many as you want all best kev