Wow, I was actually expecting somewhat of an angry 'dont copy something, plus it is already available'.
Well i would like to only do maybe one or three things at first. It would be run as a typical group buy, where a number of buyers would need to be sorted vefore anything happens, then he says he wants some money up front so he wont be taking a large risk, but from your point of view there is a smaller risk i guess. He said that four weeks should be given from payment, but most likely less, just so people arent all 'where is my shiz yo?'. He has promised top quality stuff and it will all be a direct bolt in that will definitely fit the exact same as the original part. As I said he drives an FD and is in the same car club as me, and he is all about getting quality stuff out to enthusiasts.
I forgot to mention that the carbon fibre will not just be wet laid, but vacuum bagged, which results in less resin, leading to more strength, and less weight. not to mention a better quality final product.
I am keen on a ducktail boot like the autokonexion version 2, and definately the headlight surrounds. Front guards with a rolled lip have also been on my mind.
I will be seeing my mate again on friday and will talk to him a bit more about it to learn what i can and get a better idea of what the minimum order quantity will be, and subsequently what kind of pricing can be thrown at it. keeping in mind that I am not aiming to compete with anybody, but just to get stuff out there that we dont have easy access to.
I was considering bonnets, but our bonnets are already light enough, unless you want a different design, in which case I think it would be hard to find enough people to buy them.
Just to help push this along a bit quicker and get some more idea before i see him on Friday, could i get a rough number for people interested in a single item, or if people know a product will defiantely sell? I dont mind holding some stock, but i am not a business and dont have much spacem so I would like to have numbers first. I think the headlight surrounds will be the first thing i go for.
Also, I have an NA so I am going to be looking at NA parts, unless there is a large demand for other stuff like NB door trims and what not.
sorry if this seems like a fair bit of rambling, but I am not that great with writing stuff.