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Neverdone    9

Because they're niche markets of niche markets.

 

Realistically, lets say he does get these created (hopefully he does), how many is he going to sell?

 

That's a lot of time spent creating something to not make a ton of money off of.

 

It would be one thing if there was no other solution out there, but there are other diff/lsd/cv axle solutions out there.

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RonA    1

Because they're niche markets of niche markets.

 

Realistically, lets say he does get these created (hopefully he does), how many is he going to sell?

 

That's a lot of time spent creating something to not make a ton of money off of.

 

It would be one thing if there was no other solution out there, but there are other diff/lsd/cv axle solutions out there.

I understand the process very well (Machine shop and fab shop owner for almost 40 years). I just don't understand why automotive fab shops can't do work in a timely manner. Real machine shops give timely quotes and make deliveries on time, or perish.

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My guess would be outsourcing to the lowest bid.

 

Unless a shop has drill presses and mills and stuff in house and a skilled welder chances are they are outsourcing. At small volume, a lot of jobs get pushed to off peak seasons. I read about one shop that had one place fold the frames, another weld it, and the last one drill the holes and slots. Last shop screwed the pooch on the slots and holes and they had to start from scratch. 

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spitsnaugle    2

I'm still around.   STILL WAITING ON teamzmotorsports.net

I've gone ahead and found another supplier for the CNC bushing mounts, here in Ohio, and at half the cost as team Z. However their flat plate cutting and powder coating was the best quote I had. 

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RonA    1

I'm still around.   STILL WAITING ON teamzmotorsports.net

 

I've gone ahead and found another supplier for the CNC bushing mounts, here in Ohio, and at half the cost as team Z. However their flat plate cutting and powder coating was the best quote I had.

I'd be happy to quote the parts for you.

RonA

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zboi    0
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So I been messing with mounting the 8.8, thought u may like to know of an easier/cheaper way of doing this. Just make the flat uprights and drill some holes in them then weld a cheap bushing. Similar to what Sunnyz did. The diff will be about an inch more forward than ideal before the cover hits the stock uprights, and this is made worse with the sandwich mount as it moves the diff forward by the thickness if the plate as well.

 

So if you can CNC the uprights with the holes in the right spots, and weld bushing in you'd achieve a easier better mount and can eliminate the moustache bar. Would be easier to manufacture too

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spitsnaugle    2
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any updates?

 

Just picked up the flat plate today from the plasma cutter. I had to run my drill press to clean up the bolt holes, but otherwise its a perfect fit so far.  

 

I hope to get it bolted in this weekend to finish my front mount this upcoming week or two. 

 

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*Also thats my wife's classic mini cooper in the background, I just had it imported this April. 

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