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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:22 pm

BTW Here's an original Motorsport 1991/92 DTM instrument panel.

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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:13 pm

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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:41 pm

The Tieves racing ABS was much better than the e30's Bosch offering for the street. It could even function if going reaward...
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby 87e30 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:18 pm

So how much will they be? And can you make them in any color besides red? I'll take just about anything other than red. I hate the color red if you couldn't tell lol.
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Red anodize is the only colour that will be offered. You can still paint them to the colour you want. Offering another colour means I have to double the inventory.
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:47 pm

Lee, how do you have all this info on the old DTM cars (like the pic of the cluster)? Is it readily available anywhere, or do you just see things you like and try to replicate them? I really like just about everything you've come out with lately. Now, if I could just afford it.
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:40 pm

These DTM parts pictures available on the net. Being a member of the German e30 M3 forum also allows some pretty exclusive shots of original cars. INteresingly, I only learned about the 1991/92 DTM cluster layout a few weeks ago, which is well synchronzed with the batch of clusters I started drafting a few weeks earlier.
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Lee wrote:These DTM parts pictures available on the net. Being a member of the German e30 M3 forum also allows some pretty exclusive shots of original cars. INteresingly, I only learned about the 1991/92 DTM cluster layout a few weeks ago, which is well synchronzed with the batch of clusters I started drafting a few weeks earlier.


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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:24 pm

Instrument panels still have their protective PVC film. They will be sent out for anodizing (mostly red, and a few black ones) this Monday.

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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby 87e30 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:48 pm

I'm so glad you decided to make some black ones. Let us know when they will become available, and of course what they will cost. I don't believe that was ever covered. Pics of finished product!
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Postby Lee » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:25 am

87e30 wrote:I'm so glad you decided to make some black ones. Let us know when they will become available, and of course what they will cost. I don't believe that was ever covered. Pics of finished product!


$90.00cad + $25.00cad shipping

This same panel sells for over $300 in Europe.
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:09 pm

Made 5 sets of those too. Shock tower plates currently being bend/rolled

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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby AustinR » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:25 pm

That looks awesome.
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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby Lee » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Fitted the "tacos" yesterday. I draw them during the Christmas holidays from pictures. I calculated the round openings for the tubes and crossed my fingers. How do you spell "slam dunk"? No cutting, no grinding.

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Re: Currently building my cage

Postby M20_fever » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:25 pm

beautiful. Pretty jelly of the equipment your working with.
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