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Deeper side skirts

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Dino D, May 21, 2014.

  1. Dino D

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    Hi All,
    Looking at getting new sills- one is damaged and both starting to rust in the usual spots.
    Not many aftermarket options about but I have seen some in fiberglass which might work for me especially if change my front bumper.

    I came across this picture and was wondering if anyone recognizes these skirts. They look like OEM aero kit skirts but may not looking at the rest of the kit this car wears;
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I think they look a little too deep to be the aero ones, and looking at the kit I think you are right that they match that.

    So it's either waiting for the rocking horse poop aeros, or one of the after market kits I think.
     
  3. Stormy_be

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    Or some fiberglass ones that don't rust......I know "someone" who makes them :)
     
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    Are you making them now?
    How much are they?

    If I remember correct you were just doing the standard ones as you didn't have the aero ones to make a mould from yes?
     
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    Anyone have any ideas on which kit it is from?
     
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    Sorry, I don't recognise that particular kit...
     
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    First ones are being done as I type. Should be done by next week.
     
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    What will you sell them for?
     
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    Still have to see how much product goes into them.
    I don't need to make big profits, but still don't want to put money into them.
     
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    I think my first guestimation, from some weeks ago, was quite correct.
    They would sell for about +/-175£ (incl VAT) for the pair.

    As I said, I don't need to make a lot of money with it.
    For the moment it's still something I do in my "spare time", I don't have to live on it.

    Before anybody says it's still a lot, I'll share my cost-brake-down with you all:

    175£=

    I've got for 70£ on raw product in a pair of skirts (gelcoat, resine, fabric, wax, mould filler... then there are cups, brushes, rollers, gloves, masking tape, etc, etc, etc)
    On 175£, I pay 35£ VAT.
    That leaves me with 70£ "profit" for +/-10 hours of work. That's 7£ an hour....I have to pay my maid more than that.

    Then I don't calculate the product and effort put in creating the mould (my type of mould will need repairs after +/-5 pieces made)
    I don't calculate possible issues (resulting in starting over and more product being put in 1 finished item).

    So I do understand the other company selling E36 sills for 300€ (+/- 250£) a pair....even then it only results in 15£ an hour.

    Regards, Koen
     
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    Looks like a snow plough.
     
  12. Stormy_be

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    As the coupe is refered to as "the shoe", this would be "the swimming flipper" then? :p
     
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    Well that bumper could work out cheaper than winter tyres....

    @ stormy: any idea of postage costs to UK yet?
     
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    I would prefer dropping them off when in I visit the UK (possibly with the help of a couple of people having a relay, to shorten the trip)
    No idea about shipping cost. And it's not something you can easily find a cardboard box for......
     
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    I think that's a really great price to be honest. When I looked in to a new set of sills from Sopers they would have worked out about £300.

    As you say though, shipping is the bigger issue and would drive the price up unfortunately!
     
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    Don't think they are the aero skirts as they look deeper than the aero ones on my car
    [​IMG]
     
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    For 125£ extra, if you are not up in schotland, the petrol would not cost that much to hand deliver them.
    But I do come to the uk, normally 2 times a year (could become more if I get more orders)... so if no urgency, I would try to group them and deliver them myself (or to a central location, or to the doorstep).

    Regards, Koen