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Remanufactured Panels - B series Battery Tray Repair Panel (RHD)


Remanufactured Panels - B series Battery Tray Repair Panel (RHD)  

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I wouldn’t drop this, I’d be pressing it on. A great thing for actual members to make use of their membership by getting panels at a slightly discounted rate. 

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I'm not on any other platform so I have no idea who Dave is or what he's up to. 

Morally it seems right to support the club, it's a kind of support it or lose it deal at this stage in the manta game,  lets face it, the numbers are dwindling and it's not going to get better. 

Club officers work for free and spend their free time doing things like this so to be "beaten" to it" by a private individual who will possibly be making money out of it is a bit crappy. 

 

As an aside, I have a brand new boot floor for a coupe that could be copied if this still all goes ahead. 

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And surely we could come to some arrangement where the club buys a healthy stock of the panels and keeps them for future members. I know logistics and storage is key in that one, but I have enough room in my lockup to put some racking and can store larger items.

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1 hour ago, paulmanta said:

I'm not on any other platform so I have no idea who Dave is or what he's up to. 

Morally it seems right to support the club, it's a kind of support it or lose it deal at this stage in the manta game,  lets face it, the numbers are dwindling and it's not going to get better. 

Club officers work for free and spend their free time doing things like this so to be "beaten" to it" by a private individual who will possibly be making money out of it is a bit crappy. 

 

As an aside, I have a brand new boot floor for a coupe that could be copied if this still all goes ahead. 

That would be a good panel 

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On 18/07/2021 at 10:04, paulmanta said:

I'm not on any other platform so I have no idea who Dave is or what he's up to. 

Morally it seems right to support the club, it's a kind of support it or lose it deal at this stage in the manta game,  lets face it, the numbers are dwindling and it's not going to get better. 

Club officers work for free and spend their free time doing things like this so to be "beaten" to it" by a private individual who will possibly be making money out of it is a bit crappy. 

 

As an aside, I have a brand new boot floor for a coupe that could be copied if this still all goes ahead. 

Thanks Paul….and everyone else that has supported the progress. I’ve just been getting a little frustrated with the speed that Expressed Panels are working at as we are completely in their hands now. They have our panels, they have made samples and have priced up the items (as per the three posts about battery tray, a series front panel and coupe rear panel.) I’m getting nothing back from them at the moment, so need to keep chasing them.

I did specifically ask Dave not to tread on the clubs toes on this one, as it would make sense if we all worked on different panels, and then we would all get the benefit. He decided to ignore that request and start speaking to folks about what parts they wanted. He isn’t a club member so doesn’t really have anything invested in our process or the success of our scheme. He is not using the same supplier as us, and will not be offering them at cost price or with any discount to OMOC members. All proceeds will end up…..well…..not in the club account helping to make more panels/parts. I could have happily funded a venture like this myself and made a few quid for myself……I didn’t think that was particularly ethical though.

 

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Bit of an update, I spoke to Express today and the reason they have been so slow at getting thing off the ground is they are moving to new premises….quite a big job as they have two industrial panel presses, obviously these are massive bits of equipment. They are building a new facility for hand finishing the panels too, which will speed up the whole process. I think they have been victims of their own success, as so many people have been buying panels during lockdown down, they need more capacity and staff to keep up.

On the Battery tray front, the original part they have has been chemically dipped and prepared for tooling, so almost ready to use. I explained the situation and he is going to put this part at the front of the queue when they open up again. I will be speaking with them again again later on in the week.

 

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