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FC Reflectors - now available through Ebay smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 12, 2014 04:07PM

Hi Kids; just an update -

In addition to my website (which is a little complicated), I've just Ebay-isted the "world-famous" Craig Nicol / Dann Wienoe FC tailgate reflectors.

They've been very well received - Thank you to those who have already purchased a set (or two!).

To recap: These reflectors tool-stamped from heavy gauge aluminum, edge-polished, and their reflector is die-cut from Avery/3M "High-Visibility" reflective tape that's color matched to the tail light lens.

(End of commercial. You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming smiling bouncing smiley )

Link to Ebay listing - click here

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: FC Reflectors - now available through Ebay smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 12, 2014 04:25PM

Get em while they are Hot!

Corventure Dave

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Re: FC Reflectors - now available through Ebay smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 12, 2014 04:46PM

I should get Dave to model all of my products!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: FC Reflectors - now available through Ebay smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 12, 2014 06:31PM

Was there a reason you didn't have the aluminum clear anodized ? confused smiley instead of polishing all the time.

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Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 12, 2014 08:00PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Was there a reason you didn't have the aluminum
> clear anodized ? confused smiley instead of polishing all the
> time.

Good question.

Plan A was to have them stamped out of polished stainless but as it turns out the tooling cost would have been astronomical, making the selling price equally 'stronomical. (at least double, if not more.)

Plan B was polished aluminum. I had it quoted with and without clear anodize. Anodizing would have pushed the price into a range that wouldn't be competitive with the reproduction part and it also wouldn't have as much shine. My goal was to exceed the quality of the repro (by far) while matching or beating the price. Anodizing would have blown the price target by a wide margin.

So, I went with polished aluminum, which has a great shine and is easily polished with wadding. The way these trucks are used these days, I estimate five years or more before they need polishing and it takes about 5-minutes each to restore the shine with wadding so I figured that was a good trade-off.

Thanks for asking.smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Posted by: dansk ()
Date: December 13, 2014 05:30AM

Base could have been made using stainless, but as Craig said, the cost would be much more. If stainless was used and polished, it would not have matched the tail light base. The polished aluminum was a perfect match!
Dann

Dann
So. Calif.
Granada Hills
Daily drivers
1996 Ford E350 Powerstroke diesel
2003 Volkwagen Jetta
Fun cars
1965 Corsa Turbo (currently undergoing total restoration) + 65 Corsa 140 waiting for resto
1994 Dodge Viper RT10
1996 Dodge Viper GTS
1998 Dodge Viper GT2

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Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 13, 2014 07:50AM

Different dies for stainless???confused smiley

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Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: December 13, 2014 08:06AM

Just ordered mine!

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Re: FC Reflectors - now available through Ebay smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: dooee567 ()
Date: December 13, 2014 11:07AM

Hey guys for the polished metals you can use protecta clear it is a self leveling Coating that can be used on all shinny metals to keep them shinning I use it on outside chrome mirrors living close to the beach chrome can go bad quick with protecta clear seals the chrome and you can tell it has a coating.

[www.everbritecoatings.com]

Member OC Vintage Corsa
1st Corvair 63 Monza bought June 2011
2nd 62 Corvan, 3rd 65 Corsa bought 2nd week of June 11
4th 65 monza 2012 5th 64 greenbrier 6th 62 greenbrier 2012
7th 62 Monza wagon Jan 2013

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Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 13, 2014 11:13AM

Thanks for the tip! I'll try some on a sample.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Posted by: dansk ()
Date: December 13, 2014 12:22PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Different dies for stainless???confused smiley


Dies would have been almost the same but with different materials to hold up to the strength needed to form and cut the stainless. Another operation would have been necessary to wrap the tight corner of the part. I.E. quit a bit more expensive.
Dann

Dann
So. Calif.
Granada Hills
Daily drivers
1996 Ford E350 Powerstroke diesel
2003 Volkwagen Jetta
Fun cars
1965 Corsa Turbo (currently undergoing total restoration) + 65 Corsa 140 waiting for resto
1994 Dodge Viper RT10
1996 Dodge Viper GTS
1998 Dodge Viper GT2

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Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 14, 2014 11:15AM

cnicol Wrote:
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> I should get Dave to model all of my products!

Craig... with my ugly mug... I'm surprised sales havn't stalled completly!hot smiley
eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileygrinning smiley

Corventure Dave

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Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 14, 2014 11:38AM

I bought mine in Tacoma BEFORE you hired that model. If I had known... SHEESH.
By the way, GREAT PRODUCT.

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Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 14, 2014 12:00PM

...It's the power of PLAID that does the trick. grinning smiley

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: FC Reflectors - now available through Ebay smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: December 14, 2014 04:12PM

Can't resist posting these "satisfied customer" photos again:

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