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JDM Foz [sold]
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As the thread in Marketplace has fallen flat on its backside, i thought i'd stick a post in here as well.

right chaps I have a front under spoiler courtesy of Jan (modnaR) off his rear ended S/tb.

I am not sure if this will fit an s-turbo but if some one local to macclesfield with an s-turbo wants to pop round for a brew and we'll test fit then see if it fits the s-turbo.

I have been looking at how much it will cost to make some duplicates and I am shocked at the price of chemicals, very shocked, however........

as I have an excellent body kit manufacturer right on my door step I am going to approach them........ BUT.........

I want to get an idea of the following:

1. how many people want one?
2. how much you'd be prepared to pay?

let me know and if the numbers are right then i'll approach them next week and see what they say.

mike
List of possibles so far.

1. mykp
2. Kushbex
3. NichB
4. Brian Lacey
 

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Are you going to post on other forums as well Mike ? There may well be the 'odd' Forester owner who isn't aware of this opportunity ! SN and Scoobycity spring to mind as well as some of the smaller area clubs.

Brian
 

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JDM Foz [sold]
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brian,

will see what the minimum order quantity is first off. Will know more on monday and hopefully the others who expressed an interest will have read this by then.

mike
 

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Mike, did you manage to check fitment to UK S-Turbos in the end..?

I'd happily trek across the moors for a cuppa and fancy the idea.

What does the front underspoiler look like? is it the one with the two fins poking out the bottom, with room for an FMIC in the gap in between...?? ;)

mike
 

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JDM Foz [sold]
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Mike, the black STi type underspoiler is the one I am after for mine, with the solid lip all the way across on the bottom as opposed to the silver one (middle pic) which has the Audi-type "split lip" (hey, I've just coined a comedy car part name!)

Always up for a jaunt, let me check the diary and get back to you via PM with some potential dates.

Cheers for the shout on Fozzy's part, I'll PM him now.

Mike
 

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JDM Foz [sold]
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Will take a p[icture of the one I have later on, when i've finished this job.
 

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I'm up for one to a price of £80.....

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Mike, not yet on the fitment. Did think about trying it on a S-turbo parked in the car park this morning but thought better of it.
Mike - I'm in Macc with an '01 S-turbo if you want to test fit ? Its currently on its way back from a fruitless visit to the body shop after a rear ending - they've comprehensively failed to find a replacement rear bumper for it so are sending it back till they do! (found 2x on eBay in 5 mins of looking this morning...).

PM me if you want to try it out at some point.
 

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Definately up for one if 'the price is right'!
 

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JDM Foz [sold]
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okay news from the body kit manufacturers.

First off let me say I have priced up the chemicals myself and the cost would be in the region of £180 just to make the mould....

So when I went down to the bodyshop today he's given me a price of £500 to make the mould and the cost of copies would be £100 each.

However the mould would be mine after the five copies.

The copies would be made from plastic not fibreglass though but any further copies which would be made would be fibreglass unless I invested in a decent compressor and the chemicals to make them from plastic.

So your thoughts please?

Until I get back from holiday this is on hold anyway as I cant do anything before I go away as i'm up to my neck in work and the worst part is I have a deadline to meet as well!
 

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Close enough to £60

Im

or depending on the price exchange for a stainless under shield
 

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Hi again Mike,
Still think £100 is damn good especially for a plastic front spoiler.

Fibreglass would obviously be cheaper and would be more succeptable to stone chip and car park damage whereas the plastic one will just bounce back with minor knocks.

Let me know as soon as the first batch of plastic ones are ready.

Thanks for this.
 

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List of possibles so far.

1. mykp
2. Kushbex
3. NichB
4. Brian Lacey
5. Maxboost
Either plastic or GRP will do for me as im going to wrap it in carbon.
 

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Guys been thinking about this over the week and to make this viable I need 10 names, then ill get a mold made.
 

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Any progress Mike?

Simon
 

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simon,

no. I will address it when I get back from Holiday, currently got my head in a daze trying to finish a moohasive job before I go tommorow!!!!
 
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