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#51 IMORAL

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

Thread revive. Any word on LC stuff? Hope its a different mob then the ones who made the LJ surrounds cos they are plain POO!. Smaller then an original item. How the frOck is that possible?

Just cant beat original if you can get it I'm afraid.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:27 AM

I'm not convinced it's ever going to happen and have given up hope. In 2012 we were told maybe in 2013. In 2014 we were told maybe in 2015. Its now 2017 so do we look to what, maybe 2019, 2020??

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

While goggling the other day I found a thread on another forum pretty much saying the same thing. There was pictures of a grille in some tooling but apparently it wasn't easy as they thought and was shelved. Like others have said. How the frOck could they make it 40+ years ago but today with all the wonderful machines and technology they cant?

And the LJ stuff that was reproduced is just plain shit!



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:57 PM

Can't remember where I read it but basically same did a prototype that was wrong & instead of re-tooling it got canned



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:08 AM

I get that the grill is difficult to reproduce, but what about surrounds? They are obviously more complex than the LJ ones but could something be done I wonder?

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:01 PM

As was said above I can't see why all these things could be made over 40 years ago and now it's too hard to replicate even with all the amazing machinery and other equipment available. Perhaps it's a case of cost cutting and not wanting to financially commit to doing it properly. Surely these cars are going to be around for many decades to come and even though they might not be swamped by demand it will still continue for decades.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:05 PM

Will never happen..rares cant even get the
basics right with half their stuff.

Even if they did reproduce i wouldnt hold
your breath on quality of the product..

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:22 AM

They probably could produce stuff to a very high quality to exacting specifications and little difference from the original but the fact is that we don't do things like we used to and the cost to them and us would be exorbitant!

 

The thing we really need is for 3D printing to develop a bit more so we can scan a grill and then print it out in anodised aluminium but I don't think that's possible yet.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:42 AM

I see Edan can come on here and update another thread but steers clear of this one. I wonder why?

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:52 AM

Alzheimer's? :D



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Good thread revive. When you are provided with NOS samples then you should be able to produce a reproduction of similar quality. One of my favourites is the LC tail light lenses. They got the basic shape right I think but then couldn't reproduce the sharp horizontal stripe edges instead making them look like the mould had melted during production. Given every chance they still manage to fcuk it up, lol.

Edited by Zook, 29 July 2017 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

The LC Torana Grille is unlikely to ever be developed successfully as the company that attempted to develop it used a different production method and therefore finish was not acceptable.

 

One of the biggest challenges reproducing parts is demand today compared to mass production car and spare parts volume at day one. The tooling investment involved for Rare Spares to develop this product is likely not going to be viable for the foreseeable future unless an acceptable alternate production method becomes available to us. We would like to make everything but it is simply not always possible.

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:12 AM

The old supply and demand, how true is that. You know that these LC grilles were mass produced some 47 years ago and with all of the modern technology we still can't successfully reproduce them.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:59 AM

So I'll ask again. What about surrounds Edan?

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:26 AM

More chances of winning the bloody powerball

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:04 AM

What would the tooling cost for the grille i
Wonder 100,000?? .if came out awsome id
pay a grand for one....would you guys??

Make 200 sell for a g ea theres $200.000.oo

Edited by madtoranajzedded, 03 September 2017 - 02:05 AM.





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