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Old 01-11-2008, 08:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Financials

Brett,
I'd be interested in knowing more about your guess as to the financial behind the product. Start-up cost, cost to build, raw materials, volumes, etc. I know somebody who may be interested in investing.

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Hi David,

I am presently working on a business plan. I would be interested in talking to the angel you speak of. I don't feel comfortable giving cost figures and such out on the web. I will contact you via private message.

I sincerely appreciate your and their interest.

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Brett, that thing looks really good. As a side note, I think you should look into some way to also open the sides to allow access that way as well. Just another set of hinges to allow it to flip up should be all thats necessary.

feel free to pm me where to send a check for that lovely design concept just kidding.
though I think it would help with the sales.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Google for "Angel Investors" these are rich people with money and nothing to spend it on. They will listen to proposels from various new inventors and small business owners and consider putting up the front money for projects.

I know some in my area. I'm saving their contact info incase i ever actually finish one of my inventions.

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:53 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Sounds like you have been there with the "Wife Test" Waxy. Thanks for the info on the angel investors. I will check it out. Good luck on your inventions!
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Handsome work. I really like the way you were able to close up the gap from cab to cap; that's a chafing point with me. I have a smoothie cap on my Toyota, that matches the height of my roofline but continues level back to the end of the bed.

I intend to replace it with a handmade jobbie that will slope as yours does, but also taper in from the sides more, to ease in the airflow from the sides as well.

It may look like hell, because it will be my first fiberglass project, but none of the contours are especially complex, so I think it ought to come out looking pretty good.

Hey - it's obvious you're pretty good at this fiberglass stuff...I bet you could whistle up some factory-quality fender skirts for the rear wheels.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:55 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Beautiful work, Bondo.

I wish mine was that professionally done.

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Old 01-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Nice job Big Dave! Love to know what type of mileage you are getting. Your truck is almost identical to one done in an Engineering thesis by a Naval Officer Capt. Nathan Williams. Lots of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). It is long but a good read and worth the paper and ink to print it. I'll email you the link.



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In the winter (now) I get just a shade under 25 MPG. In summer, I have been pushing 27 MPG. I think I can get 30.

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