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danbrier
 


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manufacturing - LR Roofracks, ladders, Spot mounts etc

Hi everyone,

Just looking for a bit of advice please... Ive recently got back into a D4 having had a D3 several years ago, I love it to pieces and have spent a small fortune on it since purchase... Love every bit...

Some of the kit (heated wheel, flappy paddles, gsm FBH switch, etc) I did with reasonable prices, other kit - roof rack (over £1k) and the spot light mounts (over £100) were ridiculously expensive and to be fair cost me even more as i drilled into my aircon radiator at the same time!! lol

This is where Im at now... I have full access to one of the largest engineering companys in the UK - in essence this means i can make anything from srcatch.... and potentially knock out 1000's of them easily...

Im thinking roofracks, sump guards, spotlight mounts, rear ladder etc etc. In fact, anything...

Obviously if this progressed beyond this post ill be speaking with Martin re site sponsor but does anyone who has experience in this area (long term users of this site maybe) think this would be worth it? Obviously could make the above for brand new LR's as well as established ones... To get them made and sell at a fair price would need to sell a few...

Any help would be greatly appreciated but i just think the current pricing (especially the spot mounts) are a joke and want to make it reasonable...

Thanks,
Dan
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Good man! Put me down for something! 🙈😂
  
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danbrier
 


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haha lol... it just frustrates me looking at the limited availability and huge pricing... I just dont want to go ahead if realistically will only move a few units of anything... lol
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danbrier
 


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Hahaha
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Hardware17
 


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You made it back from Europe then?
 Dean.
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2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
Post #187175024th Oct 2017 11:13 am
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Hey Dan, there's a market out there for sure, personally, I'd start small batches, maybe via a "group buy" type thread on here (after talking it through with the boss Wink )

Mass production is a nice dream, but establish the "brand" first, have a look on here at some post from other sponsors, not doing them down, but I don't think the post over sliders etc really took off, cost vs value for a quality product is your issue Confused

Small parts like spot mounts I think would do well, I made my own bracket as a few others have Thumbs Up
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Re: manufacturing - LR Roofracks, ladders, Spot mounts etc

danbrier wrote:
Hi everyone,

Just looking for a bit of advice please... Ive recently got back into a D4 having had a D3 several years ago, I love it to pieces and have spent a small fortune on it since purchase... Love every bit...

Some of the kit (heated wheel, flappy paddles, gsm FBH switch, etc) I did with reasonable prices, other kit - roof rack (over £1k) and the spot light mounts (over £100) were ridiculously expensive and to be fair cost me even more as i drilled into my aircon radiator at the same time!! lol

This is where Im at now... I have full access to one of the largest engineering companys in the UK - in essence this means i can make anything from srcatch.... and potentially knock out 1000's of them easily...

Im thinking roofracks, sump guards, spotlight mounts, rear ladder etc etc. In fact, anything...

Obviously if this progressed beyond this post ill be speaking with Martin re site sponsor but does anyone who has experience in this area (long term users of this site maybe) think this would be worth it? Obviously could make the above for brand new LR's as well as established ones... To get them made and sell at a fair price would need to sell a few...

Any help would be greatly appreciated but i just think the current pricing (especially the spot mounts) are a joke and want to make it reasonable...

Thanks,
Dan


As someone else pointed out to me not long back...

D3's are about to enter the price point where the overlander/offroader, looking to spend about £5-6,000 on a vehicle to prepare - used to be looking at D2's will soon be looking at D3's.

So I actually believe it is a growing market as time goes by.

As it stands today vehicles as prepared as mine are extremely rare in a D3/D4 but you would be hard put to find a D1 that is still standard and not far behind for a D2.

Leap forward a year or two and people buying D3's for under £5,000 and then knocking them about will be commonplace. You could see the make up of the userss on this site change also.

Just my twopennyworth...
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professorpool
 


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Also...

If you make a "swing away" spare wheel mount and a g4 look-a-like roof rack first. I will be your biggest fan Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 07 MY D3 TDV6 HSE - Remap, Duratec A/T, RR brakes, EGR blank, upgraded hoses, rock sliders, ARB winch bumper with Warrior 9000, ladder, thule roof rack, dog guard, rear light guards, mantec upperlugga, xanadoo 450 boot basket, full width drawer system, RAI, LED spot array - front, led spot reversing, internal 12v relayed charging point, CB radio, Kenwood DAB double din ICE with Garmin nav, ipad permanent mount, reversing camera, front camera, dash camera, internal led lights, internal led spots  
Post #187176724th Oct 2017 11:34 am
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danbrier
 


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Hardware17 wrote:
You made it back from Europe then?


Not yet... Here until mid feb... Drove over without aircon but my colleague brought over a new aircon radiator for me... had it fitted - everything back to normal now after my awesome drilling skills of the spot brackets!! Smile

This was Hintertux about an hour ago - first play with the AT3's... they were awesome.

This was the roof rack i ended up with... cheaper but a nightmare to fit, way too heavy and doesnt look too good... and over engineered... On the plus side i can easily get 6 snowboard bags on there Smile

I originally put an LED bar on also but after fitting the lazer spots there was no need so took it off.

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Going by my experience of corrosion issues with a genuine ladder I would add that quality sells. Especially for repeat purchases.
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Hardware17
 


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Hey ... How about a symmetrical rear door for a D5 ? 😀
 Dean.
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2011 D4 XS - OBD port custom protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
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A.J.M
 


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Another one for swing away carriers or even a bumper with integrated carrier mounts.
Like a Kaymar bumper without the £2000+ price.

Most I’ve seen are £900+ for a carrier.
Cheaper ones look like something Stevie Wonder made up and have the quality to match.
  
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Sump guard and rock sliders with stand off rail for the RRS. There is nothing out there for the RRS. Big Cry
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Rock sliders for a Sport please Whistle Thumbs Up
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