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Old 12-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm looking for ideas for something to jig up and fabricate in small quantities- obviously to market and sell.

I was planning on replicating the Do-luck floor brace for MKIV Supras, but quite a few companies are making terrible copies, and I'm going to stay far away from that.

I'm open to just about anything for just about any car. I just don't know what I can build that will be of interest to multiple car owners.


I've also built a light bar for my bugeye, and I'd love to gauge interest on something like that.

Skidplates, harness bars, chassis braces, light bars, anything!
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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Heh, I suppose it WAS a taboo question.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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If you were to fabricate harness bars, what kind of price are we looking at?
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #4
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Second on harness bar
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
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If you were to fabricate harness bars, what kind of price are we looking at?
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Second on harness bar
Well, I could tailor each one individually. I have to bend a bar and cut tubes to measurements anyway.

I'm sure I could be competitive, without talking about the cheap ones that fold on impact on ebay.

I was thinking about weld-in or even bolt-in cages, but all this is done in a shop, by hand. I don't think weld-in cages are profitable without mass MASS production with a cnc bender.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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Looks like I'm going to try my luck at a decently priced subframe.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #7
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Ya if you could make one like the oswald one or covert performance one at a better price I would be down.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #8
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Looks like I'm going to try my luck at a decently priced subframe.
you talking about a subframe brace or a tubular crossmember?
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #9
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you talking about a subframe brace or a tubular crossmember?
Either /or
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
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Did you fab any subframes?
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #11
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Control arms, or adjustable lateral bars and toe bars for new sti, have done some before creating a jig from the stock arms.

I will be doing some to miata shortly
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Single port UELs for EJ22s

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:34 AM   #13
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How about an adaptor for the jdm twinscroll uppipes to accomodate two wastegates and a T3 or T4 style rotated turbo?
I know at least a few people would buy them as turbo options for us wanting to stay twinscroll are exensive and/or very hard to find any information on.


PS - Bring back the PRM subframe!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #14
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How about an adaptor for the jdm twinscroll uppipes to accomodate two wastegates and a T3 or T4 style rotated turbo?
I know at least a few people would buy them as turbo options for us wanting to stay twinscroll are exensive and/or very hard to find any information on.


PS - Bring back the PRM subframe!!
I'd be willing to do something like this, but I'm V7 and do not have any twin-scroll setups around.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #15
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Hmm, idea me!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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Are there any tubular subframes for the 3g yet?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:17 PM   #17
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Could always do a X brace like the one that TiC offers.
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