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Side Skirt Group Buy for 2013

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Finally was able to get the group buy setup on the DRTC site so it is official now. The following was copied directly from it:

This group buy is for one set of Side Skirts for a GenIII Dodge Dakota Club Cab, Regular Cab or Quad Cab. A set includes six skirt pieces made of white PolyUrethane, twenty self-tapping sheet metal screws, and an invoice with installation instructions.

This will end on April 30, 2013 and so your order will need to be made with at least a $150 deposit NLT that date.

The final price will be determined on May 1, 2013 by applying a % discount to the normal retail price of the set being ordered. Every order taken before May 1, 2013 will count as a 1% discount not to exceed 30%. For instance, if we get a total of 10 actual orders the discount will be 10%; 14 actual orders the discount will be 14%; and so on up to a max of 30%.

I will update this first post with the total amount of orders received at the end of each day that a new order was placed and on May 1, 2013 will calculate the final price using the discount obtained from the final total amount of orders.

Retail pricing is as follows and includes shipping:
Regular and Club cab models - $300
Quad cab models - $325

GenIII Dakota Club Cabs, Reg Cabs and Quad Cabs.

Guarantees and Warranties
Discrepancy/return period applies to all orders and lasts for 30 days after your set has been received. If you wish for me to correct any discrepancy, I will do so at no cost to you or you may elect to return the set at your cost for a full refund provided the set has not been altered. I do my best to ensure there are no discrepancies before I ship to keep my costs down as well as helping to ensure your satisfaction.

Payments with your order must be at least the $150 deposit amount with balance being paid in full prior to your set being shipped. I would prefer placing your order via PayPal to [email protected] or PM me with other method convenient for you.

Be sure to provide vehicle info and whether you have flares or not within the payment description.

Example: Side Skirts for a 1999 Reg Cab Dakota with flares.

I will contact you if you have a balance due when your set is ready for shipment at which time you will need to ensure any balance is paid in full. Any balance due should be made within a month of your set being ready to ship else you risk losing your deposit and any claim to your set. Contact me should you have difficulty doing so for I am flexible on this. Otherwise, if you have no balance due I will simply ship your set and notify you of the tracking info.

Shipping will be via FedEx to CONUS and UPS elsewhere and again is included in the final price. Shipping will begin NLT May 1st, 2013 and in the order for which the order was made and paid in full unless a more immediate need is expressed.

My email addy is also [email protected] and my cell# is 703-303-8570 if you need to reach me for any reason outside this forum.

Final Discount

Was expecting much better participation on this GB but with only two orders received, the final pricing shipped is as follows:

Regular and Club cab models - $294
Quad cab models - $318.50
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Add the members from Dakrt here. I want to make sure you make these lol.
Done with you being the only one currently
your name has been thrown around alot in the facebook groups. i know more than 1 person has been asking about these
Send me an invite if ya don't mind seeing as how I'm famous...LOL

Jim Messerschmidt
Whoo gotta be getting close Jim?
Shooting for 30 but may just go ahead and start it on April 1st. Perhaps this will entice more to participate....

If/when it is a GO, it'll work like this:

Orders will be taken over a two week period after announcing that its a GO and will be done with a non-refundable payment of at least $150 to secure committal. Anyone can still get in on the group buy during that two-week period but that will be the cutoff date to get in on it. The balance will be due when your order is ready to ship which will be within a month of the cutoff date. If you don't have the remaining funds when your order is ready to ship then no biggie for I'll give you a couple of months to come up with it and ship once that has been done.

As far as how the discounting will work:

Every order taken before the cutoff date will count as a 1% discount not to exceed 30%. For instance, if we get a total of 10 actual orders the discount will be 10%; 14 actual orders the discount will be 14%; and so on up to a max of 30%.
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What do ya say Jim?
Working on the logistics for doing the GB on the DRTC site. You can consider it a go unofficially and I'll run it to the end of April to maximize participants and the discount. The sooner I can get deposits the sooner I can order my supplies.
How much you need mane?
Just the initial 150 deposit from at least two folks for the PolyU that I use is about 220/gallon
What will the time frame be for a finished product?
Provided there are no hiccups on my supplier's end, should be able to start having complete sets ready to ship within 10days of ordering the supplies.
Its officially a GO now.
How are these coming along?
Only two sets ordered so far and they will be ready to ship by this weekend although the GB still has another week to go.

I sure hope folks aren't waiting until the last minute to order for that would not do much to entice others to take advantage of the increased discount.
any sketches or anything to show me what they look like? what other panels can you do? i have been looking for someone to make some glass for my gen2, but poly would be great
Here's a pic from last year's GB on these..

any sketches or anything to show me what they look like? what other panels can you do? i have been looking for someone to make some glass for my gen2, but poly would be great
I can do pretty much anything with this polyU and the knowledge I acquired making molds. Either duplicate parts or make them unique. On the back burner are:

Bumper covers
Roll pans
Side mirror blanks
Revised side skirts
M1 4bbl intake adapters

Currently just doing the skirts and if this GB maxes out, I'll use the money I would normally pay myself for labor plus more out-of-pocket to improve the manufacturing process and expand the selection. What did you have in mind for your GenII?
so it looks like these skirts just cover the pinch weld. i will pass. no offense, they look nice, and its a good price, just not what i want for mine. i want a set of fenders made for my gen2 for sure. maybe a set of bedsides, and a front bumper cover. custom, of course. after getting prices from glass companies i have gone back to doing it in steel, but poly would be cool. pm me a rough idea on price and your email andi will send some cheap photo shops for you to get the idea.
Yup, basically just the welds are hidden. Hold off on sending any renditions for now as I'm nowhere near getting the process down for one offs or what might be low demand items. Will need to do a consensus and costly R&D for other things when the time comes.
no problem. i can likely mod stock poly parts too, fyi to keep you from having to make one offs. i dont want a "stamp" out there for my parts lol. i also understand the cost involved for you to make one offs. we will talk more. keep in mind that there are a ton of gen2 guys out there that are willing to spend money on good quality parts
Def stay in touch
Final day to get in on this
Group Buy is closed. Those that participated will receive a PM/email tonight with balance due and shipping info.
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