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Hi everyone,
Things are going very slow, my fibreglass/carbon fibre guy is overload with work and had to put my buckets a side.
This also put on the stand by the development of the GTS original like bucket style.

Also, I had to teach my self AutoCAD and draw those buckets, hereís the first draft after 10 hours of work.



On top of that, Iím going away for work again for the next 2-3 weeks.
At lease, I had time to work on the covers (left and right) over the last week.
I did not had time to do one for the left side yet but hereís one for the right side fresh from this morning.





I will try to do one for the left side this afternoon if I find the time, if not it will have to wait until the 7-8 April.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:10 AM
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I managed to find the time to do the left side for you guys.






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Old 03-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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Looks good, can't wait!!
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After a quick trim to a TPC bucket (donít look to close, it was a very quick trim ) you can see the potential.



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Old 03-25-2012, 03:49 PM
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First attempt to install a 4x6 light is a fail






but the second is promising





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Old 04-05-2012, 11:59 AM
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Getting close

I still have to:
-build the tool / template to trim the buckets
-find a local source for the 4x6 lights and hardware (buckets and bezel)
-finalise the installation process, and
-test everything

Iím still hoping to start sale in May

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Old 04-06-2012, 04:42 PM
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Sorry, I forgot to post this.

Ok, so the approximate prices at this time are:
- Texas Performance GTS buckets - uncut fibreglass: $150
- Texas Performance GTS buckets - uncut Carbon fibre: $250
- Texas Performance GTS buckets - cut ??

- Lenses cover (any color): $125 (this is the price that is more subject to change)

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I will need in the next month or so a 951/S2 local owner for test fit, anyone in Ottawa?
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Slightly off topic or should I say parallel
I try the heavy duties Meguiareís headlight restoration kit on my daily drive this morning and the results are pretty good.
I can see using this product on the GTS headlights covers in the future.

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Before




After



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I finally got the fibreglass one and they are looking great





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I build the left side bucket trimming template/tool, test it
Left side bucket with cover





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I hooked up the light tonight and left them on to see if the heat produced by the bulb could be a problem for the cover.
I left them on for over 1 hour on high beam and I was using a Euro light with a 60/55W bulb.
Result: no worry. The cover only reaches 40 degree Celsius at the hottest spot, and this on a stand still car.



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Hi everyone,
I got bad news from my glasser yesterday.
The prices that I listed earlier were base of the first price my glasser gave me as a quick estimate before doing any parts.
After doing 4 set in fibreglass and 1 set in carbon fibre, he review his time sheets and he is in the hole, so he had to raise his price.
I will have to crunch number to see by how much this will impact the selling price.
I will talk with him next week and see if he can lower his price with bigger order at the time.
Iím trying to keep the cost as lost as possible but there is think I canít control.

On the bright side, prices will still be far from competitors.
Also Iím getting closer to the end.
The first attempt on the installation process didnít go as plan (no surprise), but I can say that Iím halt way there.
Tooling for trimming are almost ready, in fact 1 in done and the second one is 50% done.

Iím sorry about the bad news, stay tune for further development and pricing.

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Old 04-14-2012, 04:39 AM
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What is your paypal info so I can send you some money to wash your car. Just messing, they look good so far, keep up the good work.
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I had a chat with my glasser and I have good and bad (kind of) news.

The good news is that he lower is price base on bigger order.

The bad news are that he didnít lower enough so I will have to increase my price and the order as to be a minimum of 10 sets (10 fibreglass or 10 carbon fibre, no mix).
Basically you will have to wait until I have enough order before I process it to the glasser, and he estimate is production time at 2-3 weeks for 10 sets.

Price will come shortly; I want to look at all the other cost (hardware, packing, etc) in order to keep it as low as possible.

I will also look into shipping cost.
I will either use the online estimate or go with a fix rate for USA / CAN, international will be online estimate.

Iím also debating if Iíll be selling lights or not for 2 mains reason:
-A lot of people want different option and I canít keep up with that.
-I havenít yet find parts at a decent price locally.
More to follow

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For the first time, a fully mounted fibreglass bucket with cover.
Yep, those are mounted and secured in place, not one screw or bolt visible.




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Look here, bottom of page 9: 924Board.org :: View topic - New GTS headlight conversion kit available soon.
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Lovin' what you're doin here man. Good work to.say the least.
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951 update 924Board.org :: View topic - New GTS headlight conversion kit available soon.
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Update :924Board.org :: View topic - New GTS headlight conversion kit available soon.
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