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 Post subject: New Quarterlight Rubbers
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:27 pm 
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I've sourced a price for commissioning tooling and manufacture of new quarterlight rubbers in EPDM 60 shore rubber. They would be made in the UK by a company who specialises in such things and supplies other car Clubs with similar products.

It would represent a significant outlay by the Club, using almost all of the current spares fund and there are minimum quantities involved.

If we commissioned xx car sets, the minimum quantity, they would work out at approximately £xxx per car set delivered to members' UK addresses (slightly more for overseas orders)

If we 'pushed the boat out' and commissioned xx car sets, the cost to members would reduce to approximately £xxx per car set, delivered to members' UK addresses (slightly more for overseas orders); the significant reduction is due to the hefty tooling costs being split over the larger quantity. Whilst they'd only be sold in complete car sets to avoid us being left with odd quantities, at £xx.xx per rubber, I think they are reasonably priced....but would there be a demand for xx sets?

Please express your interest/opinions below.

If this proves to be viable, the Club would need a deposit of £50 from interested parties as commissioning some 1300 fwd precision engineered subframe mounts at cost earlier in the year, one person who had confirmed interest then decided they couldn't afford them!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:26 pm 
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A 'car set', for clarity, consists two rear quarterlight rubbers and two front quarterlight rubbers, ie four in total.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:33 pm 
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would that be total price or is VAT to be added, im happy to be one of the 75 people needed

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:49 pm 
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I would be at the front of the queue. Deposit is fine.

Maybe set up a poll, and total up, a choice of maybe "yes, multiple sets"; "yes, 1 set"?

I would prefer only front but would pay for a full set, if only for the fronts.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:25 pm 
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I can be added to the list.

A very good price for a set of four.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:34 pm 
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would that be total price or is VAT to be added, im happy to be one of the 75 people needed

Dave
It’s the total price, the Club is not registered for vat


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:37 pm 
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I am in for a set, let me know when you are ready to collect a deposit.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:20 pm 
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So long as folk have only told me once, with the interest shown on the facebook group I think that makes interest in 28 confirmed sets so far...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:53 pm 
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I can see daylight through mine, so I think I'll be needing new ones. Count me in!

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And just after I *very* delicately wedged the rotten old ones back in too! :D

Put me down for a full set.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Interested at up to £75 per set.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:26 pm 
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Would also be interested in a set of four👍

I’m sure the club could sell them on eBay for £200 a set for non-members


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:14 am 
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I`m up for a set - deposit no problem
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:23 am 
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Great idea, at some point ill want a set, cant commit at the moment though.


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