June 3, 2020 at 11:32 pm #16945
I am wanting some feed back here on the TRF tank red ‘button’. I am fortunate enough to have a really nice button however I do know these are basically NOT available anymore and they sometimes go missing when the cap ‘pops’. It is all the cool unique touches that make our Jetfires special and this is one of them. I have been investigating getting these reproduced to make them available to the greater Jetfire community. I may be looking at upwards of $300-$400 bucks just for the design and prototype. I do not intend to ‘make money’ on these however I do want to get my investment out of them. (as I said, I do not need one) I also feel that $25.00 USD would be more or less the top price I could ask for them and still have people willing to pay for what is truly a decorative bit. (you can reset that cap without it!) I am not asking ‘for orders’. I am just asking for indications – If I was to pursue this and have these made, would you be interested in purchasing one (or more) of these at $25.00 if they looked just like the NOS ones?
You must be logged in to access attached files.June 4, 2020 at 4:34 am #16947jensenracing77Participant
I will put it here also, Put me down for two of themJune 13, 2020 at 12:37 pm #16960oaklyssParticipant
I take one Sandy, had to make my own before.
You must be logged in to access attached files.June 13, 2020 at 6:28 pm #16962johnsageParticipant
I would take two Sandy. I have a couple caps that could use the upgrade.June 19, 2020 at 5:37 pm #16999
I will keep track etc. Hopefully have something in a few weeks.July 26, 2020 at 8:07 pm #17042
Update: I saw the prototype, very nice but they are working on getting the color closer. The guy happens to be an Olds guy (1940 Olds hot rod coupe) and a member of the Oldsmobile Club of Ontario (as I am) so he is giving me a better deal then originally quoted! However due to that combined with the small quantity I am going to have made I am guessing my order keeps getting stuck on the ‘back burner’ when better paying jobs get in the way! Actually Back Burner is a good analogy: they actually ‘boil dye’ the color into the stuff they are making the out of and the color ‘is in there’, not just on the surface. Boiling the color in sounded kind of ‘Mickey Mouse’ to me, but this company took me on a tour of all their machines and scanners and explained why the different machines are used for different jobs. The one they are using for this job is one of their most recent purchases and largest machines. I will let you all know when they are done….
Oaklyss, if that is the one you made then that is darn nice! What did you make it out of?
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