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#21 CHILL Gone DUTCH

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

Was wondering about having the tub done,


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Thanks DCG.
Don't laugh but can Alloy wheels be Anodised?


Yeah they can :)


Well there you go! My guess was worth squat.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Fuel Filler Cap (2 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
Matt_S86 (possibly if i can get my hands on a spare)
ChrisS1

Window Winders (8 component parts):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
ChrisS1
5oc


Heater Knobs (3 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
ChrisS1

Starter Button (2 component parts):
davemate

"VX220" Dashplate (1 component part):
MrDCG
ChrisS1

Handbrake Grip (1 component part):
MrDCG
Matt_S86

Original Ally Gearknob (1 component part):
MrDCG

Original Gear Surround (1 component part):
Matt_S86

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Was wondering about having the tub done,

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

Fuel Filler Cap (2 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
Matt_S86 (possibly if i can get my hands on a spare)
ChrisS1

Window Winders (8 component parts):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
ChrisS1
5oc


Heater Knobs (3 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
ChrisS1

Starter Button (2 component parts):
davemate

"VX220" Dashplate (1 component part):
MrDCG
ChrisS1

Handbrake Grip (1 component part):
MrDCG
Matt_S86

Original Ally Gearknob (1 component part):
MrDCG

Original Gear Surround (1 component part):
Matt_S86


...and with that then, I make it 55 individual components across 5 deliveries (assuming Rickwoo's got nothing to add yet, davemate's starter button can't be done and Chill isn't as ambitious as all that :D )..

I'll fire off an email to the company tonight and follow it up with a call to them tomorrow.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:57 AM


Fuel Filler Cap (2 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
Matt_S86 (possibly if i can get my hands on a spare)
ChrisS1

Window Winders (8 component parts):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
ChrisS1
5oc


Heater Knobs (3 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
ChrisS1

Starter Button (2 component parts):
davemate

"VX220" Dashplate (1 component part):
MrDCG
ChrisS1

Handbrake Grip (1 component part):
MrDCG
Matt_S86

Original Ally Gearknob (1 component part):
MrDCG

Original Gear Surround (1 component part):
Matt_S86


...and with that then, I make it 55 individual components across 5 deliveries (assuming Rickwoo's got nothing to add yet, davemate's starter button can't be done and Chill isn't as ambitious as all that :D/> )..

I'll fire off an email to the company tonight and follow it up with a call to them tomorrow.


No sorry, leave me out. Can't get to my car as it is in the car carcoon. Good luck with all your bits.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Fuel Filler Cap (2 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
Matt_S86 (possibly if i can get my hands on a spare)
ChrisS1
haggi961

Window Winders (8 component parts):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
ChrisS1
5oc
haggi961

Heater Knobs (3 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
ChrisS1
haggi961

Starter Button (2 component parts):
davemate

"VX220" Dashplate (1 component part):
MrDCG
ChrisS1

Handbrake Grip (1 component part):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
haggi961

Original Ally Gearknob (1 component part):
MrDCG

Original Gear Surround (1 component part):
Matt_S86
haggi961

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Fuel Filler Cap (2 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
Matt_S86 (possibly if i can get my hands on a spare)
ChrisS1
haggi961
Way-aye-Pete

Window Winders (8 component parts):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
ChrisS1
5oc
haggi961

Heater Knobs (3 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
ChrisS1
haggi961

Starter Button (2 component parts):
davemate

"VX220" Dashplate (1 component part):
MrDCG
ChrisS1

Handbrake Grip (1 component part):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
haggi961

Original Ally Gearknob (1 component part):
MrDCG

Original Gear Surround (1 component part):
Matt_S86
haggi961

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Also interested in the fuel filler cap - if I can get a spare or be arsed enough to tackle removing mine from my car...



Fuel Filler Cap (2 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
Matt_S86 (possibly if i can get my hands on a spare)
ChrisS1
haggi961
Way-aye-Pete
Graeme Lambert

Window Winders (8 component parts):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
ChrisS1
5oc
haggi961

Heater Knobs (3 component parts):
MrDCG
davemate
ChrisS1
haggi961

Starter Button (2 component parts):
davemate

"VX220" Dashplate (1 component part):
MrDCG
ChrisS1

Handbrake Grip (1 component part):
MrDCG
Matt_S86
haggi961

Original Ally Gearknob (1 component part):
MrDCG

Original Gear Surround (1 component part):
Matt_S86
haggi961

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

So, here's the deal. Mervin doesn't work there any more but I spoke to the General Manager, Rob Carlisle.

He's really not keen on getting work like this because they ordinarily only deal with mass processing of thousands of identical, brand new components & this is a bit of a pain in the @ss for them.

He has however agreed to do us a one-off job lot, so long as it's sent to him in one batch and the items aren't pitted and too worn. As a guide-price, he said he'd do a batch like Nicol's for £30+P&P+VAT. He'll give me a more firm price for a full order once I confirm final specifics. To make sure we were talking the same language, I nicked these photos :P and sent them to Rob. To get the best results, I'll be cleaning and preparing surfaces of anything I've got that looks too scratched.

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The way I'd see this working is for everyone to send their items to me, I batch them up and send them in one delivery, get them back and distribute to their original owners. I'd need to mark the metal somewhere out of sight for identification. I don't think that arrangement will add much to the overall P&P costs but would get the delivery to them in the way they'd need it to go ahead with the job.


I've had a go at working costs out being fair to people based on how much they're geting done. I've therefore classed the items as a % of a batch. No science involved but going by size/number of components, I've gone with:
Filler Cap - 20%
Winders - 35%
Heater Controls - 15%
Dash Plaque - 3%
Handbrake Grip - 10%
Gearstick Knob (fnarr) - 7%
Gear gaiter surround - 10%

Let me know if that seems disproportionate to any of you.

Assuming it's £30+VAT per batch & guessing at £25 for P&P for a load of relatively light items, based on what you've all said you'd want done I get to:

If they charge us for 3 batches:
davemate - £11.30
Matt_S86 - £24.22
ChrisS1 - £23.58
haggi961 - £29.07
Way-aye-Pete - £6.46
5oc - £11.30
MrDCG - £29.09


If they charge us for 4 batches:
davemate - £14.15
Matt_S86 - £30.32
ChrisS1 - £29.51
haggi961 - £36.39
Way-aye-Pete - £8.09
5oc - £14.15
MrDCG - £36.39


If they charge us for 5 batches:
davemate - £17.17
Matt_S86 - £36.78
ChrisS1 - £35.80
haggi961 - £44.14
Way-aye-Pete - £9.81
5oc - £17.17
MrDCG - £44.14

The above are guides only and would obviously need P&P to and from me added into it.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Fine by me

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Sounds good, when is this likely to go ahead as I think some of my stuff will need polishing.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Sounds good, when is this likely to go ahead as I think some of my stuff will need polishing.


Really depends on when people respond to the above. What would you be looking to include?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

What about the carpet floor screws could they also do them. Could i get my supercharger badge done and put in as the dash plate?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:01 PM


Sounds good, when is this likely to go ahead as I think some of my stuff will need polishing.


Really depends on when people respond to the above. What would you be looking to include?


Petrol cap/surround
window winders
heater knobs
Maybe hand brake if it's not too scratched

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

What about the carpet floor screws could they also do them. Could i get my supercharger badge done and put in as the dash plate?


Funny, I thought about those too...and the pedals! Sounded an awful lot like they want anything they're sent to be in good condition and milled from solid aluminium billet.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:05 PM



Sounds good, when is this likely to go ahead as I think some of my stuff will need polishing.


Really depends on when people respond to the above. What would you be looking to include?


Petrol cap/surround
window winders
heater knobs
Maybe hand brake if it's not too scratched


And maybe the door locking pins.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

And maybe the door locking pins.


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Don't see why not.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:09 PM


What about the carpet floor screws could they also do them. Could i get my supercharger badge done and put in as the dash plate?


Funny, I thought about those too...and the pedals! Sounded an awful lot like they want anything they're sent to be in good condition and milled from solid aluminium billet.


They bitched about cast stuff when I sent them my bits, but they all came up really well. Best to clean them as much as possible though, as grease etc will protect the alloy and not let the process complete properly. There were a couple of un-anodised bits in the countersinks of the petrol cap. They were unnoticeable when the bolts are in though.





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