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Aluminum bonnet release handles

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Doug W, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Doug W

    Doug W Newbie

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    Hello,

    New member here; I just learned of this site today.

    I'm a former owner of two '99 M Roadsters, (currently a MINI guy, though), and I belong to many Z3 and MINI forums.
    I'm also a self-employed toolmaker with 34 years in the business, and I own a one-man tool & die machine shop, here in the States.

    Occasionally, when I have some spare time and am in the mood for "fun", I make replacement bonnet handles from billet aluminum. They fit all Z3's, (including M Roadsters and M Coupes), as well as E36 3-series cars. I'm currently machining a batch of them, and I'm taking orders.
    Naturally, I make them to fit left-hand drive cars as well as right-hand drive.

    Bare aluminum ones sell for $25.00, and black anodized for $30.00. Shipping to the UK or Europe via US Mail is $7.00.

    I prefer Paypal; address on my account is whamac@msn.com
    For those who don't care for Paypal, I can come up with a way to run a VISA or MasterCard through my website, www.whalenshiftmachine.com. Just let me know if you would prefer to use your CC.

    Here is a link to a long-running thread about them, from a US-based Z3 forum: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh ... p?t=852448

    Questions? Feel free to e-mail me at whamac@msn.com or PM me here.

    Many thanks!

    -Doug Whalen
     
  2. Titan

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    Hi Doug & welcome to Zorg :)
    I purchased one of your handles a couple of year ago and can vouch for their quality.
    It's a great little piece of machining :-bd
    I'll post a picture if I can find it, or I'll take one in daylight tomorrow.
     
  3. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Hi Doug!

    Welcome to Zorg. Your name precedes you, and have seen much of your work through other forums!

    Gary
     
  4. billz

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    I had the bonnet pull last year. Very well made and a straight swap. Oooh and wekcome

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Welcome Doug, good to see you on here...... :-bd
     
  6. Doug W

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    Thanks for the welcomes and kind words, guys!