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#16 Artful Dodger

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:24 AM

mcdonalds every day for a month?!? are they trying to make england fat?

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

On a serious note, If you could create a mould that would fit a Metro that'd be great, I'd 100% be interested. Provided it was under 20 quid, which, of course we don't know yet.


hi Craig if there is 13.5 cm between the seats it should fit in no problem. don't know how to say this but there is no way that the final selling price will be under £20. as i produced the first one today took all day and came to releasing it and i had to cut the mold and the part in two just to release so during next week i will be modifying the mold. i will be posting up pics of the part i made today just ignore the cut line haha this wont be on the finished final parts this one is now going to be going in my car once i have connected it back together and filled it up

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:30 PM

heres a few pics of todays first production this is what the final parts will look like apart from they will be in one piece unlike this one haha. once i have fibreglassed this back toghther i will paint it and fit this one in my car.

just ignore the cut line i should have made the mold in two pieces to start off with

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:30 PM

hi all got the first fibre glass part fixed back together and sorted out how to fasten it in without any ugly looking tabs :D . i have also got a final selling price now this would be the part primered in 2k ready for you to paint to your own spec. this would be £45 + postage. i am also able to do multiple buying discounts for those who are interested Pm me over this

here's a few pics of how the primered parts will look and will fasten in

the rear holes for fastening down

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the front hole for fastening down

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better pics of the fastening points

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front

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fitted in between the seats

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Many thanks Liam

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:19 PM

hi all just though i would update with a few photos of what these look like when all painted up. i can paint the parts but there will be a extra cost PM me if you are interested the black one is now fitted in my car it was the one that was in two pieces earlier in the thread and the red one is now fitted in KINY KYLES car both look spot on :D

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:23 PM

That's a great idea and they look really good, Good luck with them.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

its a modern idea, similar to my seat leon, but the price may put people off, it as for me. Good luck with your product though.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

If center consoles can be sold for £50 or w/e they are these days, this easily can.

This isn't sacrificing clutch foot space, has handy drink holder, which a center console doesnt have, and looks good. also, much lighter ;D

Sure it may not look much, but I think it's good value. if I had £50 to spend on something rn, I think i'd go for one, always want somewhere to put a drink, annoying when you dont have a passenger to hold it aha

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

That's a great idea and they look really good, Good luck with them.


thanks shify :D

its a modern idea, similar to my seat leon, but the price may put people off, it as for me. Good luck with your product though.


hi jordie i know the price may seem a little high but it takes me about 10 hours to produce one of these so i think £45 sounds pretty cheep for the amount of work it takes to produce these but i understand some people may just think that's expensive but really i think it is good value. thank you :D

If center consoles can be sold for £50 or w/e they are these days, this easily can.

This isn't sacrificing clutch foot space, has handy drink holder, which a center console doesnt have, and looks good. also, much lighter ;D

Sure it may not look much, but I think it's good value. if I had £50 to spend on something rn, I think i'd go for one, always want somewhere to put a drink, annoying when you dont have a passenger to hold it aha


thanks Ross think the centre consoles are more now,i was going to fit one in my car and alter it but my heater must be mounted in worng as one i got given didn't fit haha this is why i made my first one of these :lol: . thank you is so handy don't have to have my bottles of pop rolling around the passenger floor when going to shows

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:39 PM

Liam- firstly I don't have a need for one myself but I thought I'd say you have had a very good idea with these so well done. Maybe you could try and find a much less labour intensive way of producing these and even offer them in a not so good finish (maybe an option) which would mean you could bang out more of them for a lower price, as some people will be more than happy to fiddle around to get them perfect if it saves them some dough.

Congrats and good luck!

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:45 PM

Liam- firstly I don't have a need for one myself but I thought I'd say you have had a very good idea with these so well done. Maybe you could try and find a much less labour intensive way of producing these and even offer them in a not so good finish (maybe an option) which would mean you could bang out more of them for a lower price, as some people will be more than happy to fiddle around to get them perfect if it saves them some dough.

Congrats and good luck!

TC


thank you, was thinking about that but its the layering up in the mold that takes the time so minght as well just finish off the job they are supplied in 2k primer ready for people to apply there own paint or finish. again thank you

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:58 PM

To put it simply.......... the best thing in the mini to date!!!!

People are more than happy to spend £40+ on a cardboard centre console that gets in the way, rubs through and will soak up any moisture from the carpet and fall to pieces.

In my eyes for a solid (nearly half inch thick in places!!) well made quality piece of kit the price is right were it should be. Heck the finish is flawless better than the paint on my car!!!

I can honestly say you get alot more than what you pay for.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hello, first time poster here. Have tried to include some photos with this reply.

Just wanted to add to the thread. I bought one of these from Liam this week and am very happy with it.

As you can see from my pics I haven't painted it yet. That's because I intend to get a new dashboard soon so I need to see what colour I get before I spray the cup holder accordingly.

It sits nicely between the seats. I have a '93 1275 auto. It holds my Maccies cup nicely!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:22 PM

Looks really smart

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:34 PM

Its fab!




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