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Offline captspillane

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Re: Side & Rear Window Louvers
« Reply #135 on: February 04, 2013, 04:54:16 AM »
My long term goals for SX4 rear window louvers:
1) Infrastructure in place to produce 20 louver kits in a single 10 hour day at a labor cost of $20 per hour. That translates to an average of 1/2 hour per kit or $10 of labor cost to each kit. Initially I will be happy if I can keep the labor average below 5 hours per kit ($100 of labor cost per kit.)

2) Secure flat rate shipping cost at or below $50 per assembled kit.

3) Reduce material cost at or below $100 per kit.. It currently costs between $120 and $150.

4) Maintain at least 5 prepared kits in stock for immediate shipping upon request. I will be producing them in serialized sets of 20. As I improve and change the design the serial number will help document and provide maintenance and repair support. I will charge a fraction of my rent in overhead to store the tooling, templates, and stock in my garage equal to the footprint of space utilized. I expect that cost to average $20 per kit.

5) An immediate goal is to reduce the individual kit price to $200. Realistically the first set I put up for sale will be more than that. I would eventually like the total installation cost to be below $200, which demands the production costs to sum to less than $150. By meeting these goals I'll get there eventually.  
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

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Re: Side & Rear Window Louvers
« Reply #136 on: February 04, 2013, 10:59:10 PM »
This is great! I would definitely buy a set for an SX4 even if it was right around 250. I understand how much work you're putting into this.

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Re: Side & Rear Window Louvers
« Reply #137 on: February 11, 2013, 07:34:29 PM »
I would be interested in buying 2, one for my SX4 and one for a spirit, once you get going!

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Re: Side & Rear Window Louvers
« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2013, 03:20:42 PM »
A local company about 15 minutes from my home does laser cutting at dirt cheap prices. I'm converting my prototype dimensions into CAD files and preparing to use them for this project. That's the only economical and realistic way to accurately and efficiently make these.

My goal is to have sets prepared for sale within 6 months.

Realize that my first child will be born in June, so it may be much sooner. I set that goal, however, because it's likely that my life will be devoted to the efforts of being a father for most of that time.
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

Offline jcsmn74

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Re: Side & Rear Window Louvers
« Reply #139 on: April 05, 2013, 01:50:58 AM »
I believe I may have said it before, but you can put my name down on the list for a set.
Justin S.

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