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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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These are now in stock, both front and rear.

We've also managed a 10% reduction on our original estimate:

£140 for a car set or £70 for a pair of front or rear, both with free postage to UK addresses


How to order; read this topic https://forum.triumphdolomite.co.uk/vie ... hp?t=35858
Please note that access to the ordering details is only open to Triumph Dolomite Club members (for details of how to become a member see https://forum.triumphdolomite.co.uk/vie ... hp?t=37824 ).


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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 Feb 10, 2023 9:01 am 
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Having initially placed the order with our suppliers to reverse engineer, develop and supply these items in late 2019, I am now delighted to report that the Club finally holds stock.
Great news Alun, a real achievement.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:46 am 
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That's brilliant. Well done Alun. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:02 pm 
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We've also managed a 10% reduction on our original estimate:

£140 for a car set or £70 for a pair of front or rear, both with free postage to UK addresses


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:44 pm 
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I'd like to acknowledge all that gets done by the Club's volunteers - taking time out of their own busy schedules for no remuneration.

Thank you for all the hard work and patience, from everyone involved - not only for the quarter light seals, but everything else the Club provides.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2023 8:24 pm 
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How much to post a set to New Zealand?
Several sets already sent! Your choices are:

International Economy = additional £8.00 (can take up to 7 weeks, but a set arrived recently within 3!)
International Standard = additional £14.00
International Tracked = additional £16.00
International Signed = additional £18.00

The above rates are already discounted by the allowance within the price for free UK delivery.


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