Re: [FF] hardware technicians? (was Historic Quasar picture unearthed
- View SourceIt's probably Blez in the back with some local hero pedalling...
I'm still getting enquiries about doing FF conversions in England, I
asked if there was anyone out there capable of doing this earlier and
I'm serious, There are people who want FF's built, converted or
finished. You just need to be a competant vehicle prototype technician
with slightly better facilities than an 8mx5m workshop with a stand
drill, mig welder and hand tools. It'll help if you're young and strong
and don't need the money too badly.
Anyone? C'mon, we can't be entirely a nation of paper maniplutators,
managers and media specialists can we?
I guess otherwise they'll all have to move to Merka and hassle Ernest.
> I said:
> <<As in <FF to the Bol>, MCS article
> Or other such Bol-lox.>>
> Bol-Lox indeed as I see now that Blez wrote that article in 1985, so this seems to be a much earlier episode, if the photo date is to be believed.
> And that seems a very hairy masculine passenger arm - I obviously do the lovely Ludmilla an injustice
> I still predict lots of reminezzing
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- View SourceRoyce Creasey <royce@...> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:16:15
>and don't need the money too badly.Aye, there's the rub.
I showed the Comffortmax to Lester Harris. He loved it. But when we
started talking about GRP replicas and conversions, he started talking
about 10s of thousands of pounds.
If there's no obvious FF builders out there, I think the chopper and
streetfighter people are worth approaching. All you've got to do is get
past the prejudices (right!) but they're capable of doing the work at
more reasonable prices.
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Julian Bond <julian_bond@...> wrote:
> If there's no obvious FF builders out there, I think the chopper and
> streetfighter people are worth approaching.
I tried this is Bangkok. http://www.thorchops-kustoms.com/
I showed him photos of most of the major FFs and told him what I wanted to do.
I presented two alternative designs for a hossack fork - one out of tube and one out of sheet.
Although he was enthusiastic, he made the alteranive suggestiong that I machine the forks from billet. I suspect the reason for that was to reduce the effort required.
I went on to design rather complicated CNCable billet forks. The price to machine them came in at about 1500 to 2000 euro for the forks.
I have since redesigned again so that I can do the work myself.
We also had discussions about the bodywork. He was prepared to make panels out of sheet aluminium with the english wheel, but couldn't do any composite work.
I figured it might be good for making bucks - but not really efficient.
I am sure there may be some chopper people that could do it, but my attempt left me thinking that if I don't do it myslef - it won't get done