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Re: Countach OEM Shape Side Glass - Expression of Interest
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 07:09:17 AM »
Yes, have Diablo tempt door glass, rear 1/4, windscreen, and same for Murci

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Re: Countach OEM Shape Side Glass - Expression of Interest
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 10:23:22 PM »
Leon,  are you also making Diablo glass????

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Re: Countach OEM Shape Side Glass - Expression of Interest
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 09:18:23 AM »
If it doesn't work out for you getting the quantities I am already manufacturing the curved tempered door glass sections for countach to suit Australian standards, Including  laminated windscreens for Countach if it helps you.

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Re: Countach OEM Shape Side Glass - Expression of Interest
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 02:57:09 PM »
All;

We have made progress over the past couple months since my last post. We have engaged a well known glass maker that has provided us some more realistic prices for our hobby. Below is what we would offer out to folks who are interested. Again, these are laminated oem size and shape glass since we just can't find tempered compound curve. We are positive they will be oem shape and size as we have acquired a full set of oem side glass and rear quarter glass and will be sending the pieces to the glass maker to take their glass shaping molds from. Can't get closer than that......

Details:

Eight glass pieces
  • two upper
  • Two lower
  • Two front quarter
  • Two rear quarter
  • Laminated glass
  • DOT markings
  • Landed cost upper State New York

Price
  • $2500 USD per set
  • Plus shipping from Upper State New York which will vary depending on where you are

We can also get windshields with antennas in them and windshields without the antenna.  Again, oem spec shape and size.  We are looking for a first run of 5 sets if possible to better divide the base shipping costs to the US.  For those that have most replicas, you would need to build or adjust your doors and roof line around these pieces since they are a different shape than most of the replicas out there.  This is substantially cheaper than the last glass maker, by $1400 so it brings it down to what we think is more realistic for people who want to get rid of the flat side glass.....

Please reply to this thread or PM me if you are interested.  We would be looking for some concrete commitment from folks as well so we are not caught with a bunch of sets sitting in the US when people back out of the deal.

PM me for details on commitment.  We don't have concrete timelines just yet as we are getting commitment replies from folks before pulling the pin to get this rolling.

Thanks
Don

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Re: Countach OEM Shape Side Glass - Expression of Interest
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 11:56:45 AM »
Folks;

It looks like this side glass endevour is wilting on the vine.

No expression of interest to purchase at what it can be built for so we are shelving the idea for now. The base cost from the factory is just too high to get a set of side glass that the replica community would be willing to purchase. There is very little markup on this so it is all base cost to have them built from the glass factory. Very disappointing.

I am going to continue trying to find a solution that gets me pretty close to oem shape and size but I doubt it will be glass. Probably end up with some Poly carbonate side windows which will scratch more easily but better than Lexan or Plexi.

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Don

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Countach OEM Shape Side Glass - Expression of Interest
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 12:01:01 AM »
All;

We have been on this adventure for a couple years now but we have finally come up with a possible Countach side window glass package.  This glass package will contain the two three-piece side window glass pieces only.  That is six pieces all together.  It has been a bit of an adventure but Sienna USA has secured the ability to reproduce oem glass shape and size.

The pieces will be oem size and shape (compound curve) and the lower window pieces will have the mounting holes and all pieces will have dot correct markings.  Now, through an exhaustive (and exhausting) search we have determined that there just isn't tempered compound curve glass available in small quantities like we would need.  These windows will be laminated and hardened glass.  There have been various opinions on laminated vs. tempered glass for side windows and the truth is, we just can't find tempered side glass with compound curves. 

Discussion on the search and questions/answers are available in this other thread http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/technical-discussion-question/18347-countach-diablo-windscreens-side-glass-4.html

This thread is to gather expressions of interest to see if there is a big enough market to make the production worthwhile.  Some money has been spent already on  preparation but the big bucks to get jigs made and sets produced has not been spent yet so we are looking for rough numbers to see if it make sense to do.  We don't have pictures of the finished product yet but these would be made from the same company that produced Sienna USA's last batch of single curve side glass a few years ago so we know they are very good quality.

Details:
  • Six glass pieces
  • -  two upper
  • -  Two lower
  • -  Two front quarter
  • Laminated hardened glass
  • DOT markings
  • Shipping FOB Boston Massachusetts
  • Price
  • $3900 USD per set
  • -  Plus shipping from Boston

Please reply with expressions of interest to purchase if these were to be made.

Thanks
Don