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Post by Waterboard » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:29 am

Buggerit.
I’m fed up of waiting on ex-pressed steel threatening to make more arch repair panels.
I know I need at least 4 sets and I am sure people out there are in need so, what’s the level of interest please...

I’m on the brink of going ahead with using a set of genuine Ford arches as a copy and I’ve found a good steel works who can copy and manufacture with steel of my grade of choosing.
I can get a better quality steel used and also extend the size / shape to help those with excessive rust issues..

I’m considering a run of 100 sets, possibly more.
I won’t need cash comitment up front or any of that rubbish. Just tell me if you are up for a set and I’ll evaluate in a month and go ahead. This isn’t if I’ll get them made, it’s how many.
Normal sort of cost - this is all realistic and for gods sake don’t ask me all the details - it’s just a better option than bodging on Pug arches.

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Post by evilrob » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:06 pm

I'd be up for a couple of sets. Have shared this on the Puma Owners Facebook group.
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Post by trueblue » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:20 pm

I would be up for a set or two. The Puma Black & Millie are in need of repair.
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Post by ian cox » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi,
Count me in for a pair
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Post by demonskull13 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:07 am

hi i would be up for a pair in a couple of months to please
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Post by mattcater » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:45 pm

I'm a newbie, but count me in!
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Post by Jays_thunder » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:18 pm

put me down for some as well, don't need them quite yet but will do soon :grin:
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Post by MikeT66 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:22 pm

I'd be interested - but I also need the Inner Arches, too. I keep looking on the Expressed Steel Panels website to no avail... but they did say later in the year when I contacted them recently. Maybe they are still gauging interest, but I'd have hoped they were some way down the manufacturing route already.
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Post by Waterboard » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm

Ok, if I had an inner arch to copy I’d do it but I don’t unless someone has a car they are scrapping and can surgically remove the item??
I think this will cost a couple of grand at least. I’m taking the template over to the steelworks in a few weeks and will go for marginally thicker steel so they last.
Before anyone asks, this is a relatively absurd thing to do but what the hell - and anyway, if I sell 3/4 of them I should break even.
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Post by lesliej » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:33 pm

Looks like a good idea so would be interested in a set.
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Post by rob1679 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:36 pm

Im in
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Post by raggamuffin » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Out of interest if the car interior is stripped out would this prevent rust occuring in the arches or merely slow it down?

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Post by demonskull13 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:41 pm

Hi me again how far are you at having some arches made? i would need a long one and a shorter one but have mot coming up in november and want to weld them in before the rainy season so i need to order some for Tuesday 11th september theres some on ebay at the moment for £55 and am going to have to get them if you havent got a date in mind
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Post by xztraz » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:15 pm

it's not that hard to make them yourself. make 2 wooden pieces with same arching as on car and grind them down so the edge is a bit triangular. then cut cheat metal how you want it. put between wooden pieces. fixate. bang the steel around the wood. done!
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Post by YOG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:44 pm

£50 pair.

Made of 0.9 mm laser cut and anti rust treated mild steel to keep your arches rust free last long.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-puma-re ... SwlBZbUPSc

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Post by red » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:24 am

Checked the feedback on the seller Rick and that specific product seems to get good reviews too!
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