NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/06/03 11:17 PM
98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

HERE'S THE LOWDOWN!

Price: $425
Shipping: Varies, in-state to business $65, to residence $95. Out of state to business $100, to residence $130.
MINIMUM NEEDED: 15 orders. My partner DEVIOUSDEV and I are fronting the money for the other 5 hoods for the 20 hood total.

Hood:



This hood will be made for us in full carbon fiber with a fiberglass support frame. It will weigh approximately 10-14 pounds though we can't be sure until the first prototype is made.

Once we get the prototype and test fit it as A-OK, we'll send it back for production. Turnaround time should be 2-3 months total at most, from what I understand. 3-weeks to a month shipping/prototype manufacture, 2 weeks to get it back and test fit, 2 weeks back then another couple weeks to a month for production and shipping.

DEPOSIT AMOUNT IS THE GB COST OF THE HOOD WITHOUT SHIPPING. We will collect shipping when the hoods arrive.

If you want in on this GB, PayPal your deposit of $425 to hikaru@otaking.org, or click on the link below.

Click Here To Make Deposit Via PayPal!

We are accepting deposits from now until Jan 11th. If we do not receive enough deposits, we will use PayPal refund to send everyone's money back. There is no risk! Do it now!

We already have our donor hood and car, we're ready to go. Please post here or PM/Email me if you submit your donation. Everyone who PMed me will get a link to this topic.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/07/03 07:22 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just wondering... Can we have a little more time... 11th is not that far~ If not... that's cool. Just thought i would ask~ THANKS

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/07/03 08:04 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

If I don't get any deposits today, then it'll close on the 12th instead of the 11th. I just can't go more than 5 days past the first deposit because that'll screw them over if we have to refund it cuz then they'll have to pay a 3% chunk out of it to PayPal, see?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/07/03 08:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Welp, got our first deposit in. Keep them coming people. Let's make this a reality. You guys asked for it, we went out and did all the work to get it prepped, now all we need is the money. Help create your aftermarket, don't let it die.

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/08/03 01:33 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Can i mail you a check... i don't use online payments~ THANKS

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/08/03 03:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yes, we can accept check. Here's the address:

Make checks payable to 'Mike Stratton'

Send it via snailmail to

Initial Velocity Motorsports
PO Box 7393
San Jose, CA. 95150-7393

We will hold onto the check and notify you before we make a deposit. All personal checks will be verified with the bank for funds; all bounced checks will be subject to a $25 bank fee (which we'll be charged).

We can take payment until Jan 14th right now, but the first container goes out to asia on the 22nd so we MUST be done by the 17th, no later.


303GreenDestiny
(CEG\'er)
01/08/03 04:18 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry, I am going to have to back out. I had to replace ignition coils. I would have to wait til next paycheck and that would be until the 18th. Will they be selling these after the GB?

Shaggy
(Cool Toe Chris)
01/08/03 07:40 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by 303GreenDestiny:
Sorry, I am going to have to back out. I had to replace ignition coils. I would have to wait til next paycheck and that would be until the 18th. Will they be selling these after the GB?


I'm in a similar boat, but with my job. I found out my department is moving to CO and I don't want to relocate. This will/should be happening 15 Feb and any major expenditures ($200+) I have to put on hold. I still want the hood! Will we be able to purchase the hoods at a later date, or possibly put down a partial deposit?

Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/08/03 08:20 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

WIll it have the vents like in the pictures?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/08/03 09:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yes, it will have vents like in the picture. Sorry to those of you who have to back out due to life/job situations. If we don't get the minimum for this group buy, then there won't be any left for you to buy later. No guarantees can be made until we get the group buy ordered first.

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/09/03 06:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I PMed YOU!~! if all is good!!! I'm IN!!!!!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/09/03 08:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ttt

I got your PM, looks like we still need a few more people with about 5 days left. Hurry up folks. You wanted it, we did the work to get it, don't bail out on yourselves now.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/09/03 08:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

YEA COME ON PEOPLE~~~~ let's get these hoods! I want one i know you all do too!~! SEND in your payments!~!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/09/03 09:18 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

SVTnKC I might be buying three to help this GB go through considering everyone is selling out!!!! I wasn't even in on this I just can't see this going to waste...Lets go people those who wanted it get your [censored] together and do it...

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/10/03 12:53 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
SVTnKC I might be buying three to help this GB go through considering everyone is selling out!!!! I wasn't even in on this I just can't see this going to waste...Lets go people those who wanted it get your [censored] together and do it...




Dude, shut up. $425 is alot of cash to just spit out, and I'll go on record as saying that RIGHT AFTER THE HOLIDAYS probably isn't the best time to be asking for money from people. But anyway, if someone doesn't have the cash for the hood, they don't...deal with it. Gee...I'm going to be going through a rough time with work (sorry Chris to use you as an example). I have bills to pay...If I don't pay them, they will TAKE MY CAR...they will TAKE MY HOUSE...but gee I said I was interested in this group buy so I have to go through with it. What? F*ck that! You want to buy 3 hoods, more power to ya, but don't go trying to make people feel bad because they couldn't cough up the cash. Not everyone is as comfortable financially as you may be. If it doesn't happen..yeah it sucks but oh well.


With that, I have submitted the $425 deposit for my hood.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/10/03 02:32 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey, hey people. Look, if you have financial troubles and you can't go through with it, Dev and I fully understand. We're people too. Let's not have any ill feelings being tossed about here, alright? To those who have sent money for the hoods, thanks for helping get this group-buy off the ground. We've got two checks coming in the mail, 1 online payment via PayPal, and 3 more hoods to be purchased by someone. So we're halfway there already. (Pretty much).

So far I have money for:
5 hoods (DEVIOUSDEV and NorCalCoug)
1 hood (TheGreatOne)
2 hoods (checks on the way right now)

So out of the 20 hoods, there remain 12 left. If SVTnKC buys 3, that leaves 9 left.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/10/03 02:41 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

That someone was me!! Maybe...Hopefully...Possibly??? Like I said it's gonna be at the last minute just need more info ...

Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
01/10/03 03:40 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Can i still get in on this or no. i got the loot. i can send u a check, and call me before u cash it and i will make sure the funds are in the bank. Thanks

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/10/03 04:48 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yup, that's perfectly fine. The address was written in a previous post, we just need to make sure we have all of it available for deposit the day that we have to bring the car to the manufacturer.

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/10/03 05:45 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I hope you get the check before the 17th? Are we going to be past 5 days if this does not happen?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/10/03 04:29 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

No worries on that. The money has to be to the mfgr when the car is delivered, so we'll have a few days buffer.

jiako
(CEG\'er)
01/10/03 05:09 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ill send money on monday.

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/10/03 05:47 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I would love to buy 3 ... but i'm only buying 1, that was Ti.something that said he was buying 3~! So... YEA~ but anyway, my check went in the mail yesterday~ Let me know when you get it!~! THANKS~

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/10/03 07:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry, yeah, got my names mixed up.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/11/03 07:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Okay, folks. If Thinkmoto buys 3, that leaves 9 left. Come on, halfway done already. More than halfway even.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/11/03 10:24 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

What happens if we are still short? Will it go through, or do you have to have 20 hoods purchased. I'll probably 3 But it'll be on monday and I'll send the money to you next day air.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/11/03 06:37 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So I understand this, money must be recieved by the 12th so you can ship the hood to China by sea in a container??

I assume then you are either wire transferring the cash to the company oversea's in full for the amount of the 20 hoods.

Now I have the $425 right now and I mentioned in the first post I would buy this hood, I also do not check the boards daily like most do. I think you might want to wait for the next boat in order to get more interest (ie more people read this post)

I have also sent you a PM.

Bill


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/11/03 07:09 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Question.... These are going to come in Carbon Fiber.... Are they going to come with glosy coats or are we going to need them to be painted/clear coated?!?!? THANKS

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 04:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

1- The vendor is in the United States. Their manufacturing is in Asia. The vendor is Wayson USA LLC, the parent company of Aerogear (Makers of the Predator hood and Z3 fenders)
2- We must have payment for the vendor before they will spend their money to get the hoods made. They are willing to be flexible on this by a couple of days, but the reason why I can't be flexible is because we don't want to screw them over and thus ruin any relationship for getting future parts made for you guys.
3- Payment is not due until the 14th. We will take the word of people who 'put the check in the mail', but so help you if you actually didn't send money and said you did.
4- The hoods are carbon fiber and will have a high-gloss resin and UV coat. HOWEVER, you will have to get the hood shot with clearcoat if you want to protect it from acid rain and the weather.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 04:18 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
What happens if we are still short? Will it go through, or do you have to have 20 hoods purchased. I'll probably 3 But it'll be on monday and I'll send the money to you next day air.




You can send it regular mail, I just need to have the commitment of money by the 14th, not the actual receipt of money.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/12/03 04:40 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
What happens if we are still short? Will it go through, or do you have to have 20 hoods purchased. I'll probably 3 But it'll be on monday and I'll send the money to you next day air.




You can send it regular mail, I just need to have the commitment of money by the 14th, not the actual receipt of money.




OHHHHHHH.... well I'll send it next day just to be a nice guy ...You guys have enough on your minds as it is
Don't need you worrying about stuff


getaway driver
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 05:24 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Man. I really want/need one...but my funds are gone as of right now. Will we be able to buy this later after the initial deposite dates have passed? I know there's NO WAY I can come up with $400 in a few days...a few weeks yes...If there is any way...I'd like to be put down for one of the extra hoods.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 07:46 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

No guarantees that we can offer the GB price after the GB is done, but we'll see. You can probably expect prices to be closer to $500 retail for a non-GB purchase.. that's still a bit cheaper for a 'custom' C/F hood of this quality for most cars.

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
01/12/03 06:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

here's a quick list I just compiled of the people who confirmed and the dates they confirmed (upon seeing the price) in this thread.
there are about 18 people in this list. I believe 2-3 of them said that they're not longer able to do the group buy, so sorry if I didn't remove your name from the list.

SVTweeter 12/5/02
Shaggy 12/7/02
Swazo 12/7/02
livinsvt 12/7/02
JETNBYA 12/8/02
Speed Demon 12/8/02
shaun252 12/10/02
Justin T 12/10/02
getaway driver 12/17/02
jiako 12/17/02
SVTcoop 12/17/02
nomammes80 12/17/02
Rance 12/18/02
KnuKonceptz 12/19/02
TanSVTSe 12/22/02
1314 12/29/02
303GreenDestiny 12/30/02

(this is in no way a "guilt trip" list. I did it out of my own curiosity for the number of people that were actually interested in this upon seeing the price. I was wondering how long after their confirmation date they had to start saving up til the deposit date)


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 08:09 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
What happens if we are still short? Will it go through, or do you have to have 20 hoods purchased. I'll probably 3 But it'll be on monday and I'll send the money to you next day air.




You can send it regular mail, I just need to have the commitment of money by the 14th, not the actual receipt of money.




OHHHHHHH.... well I'll send it next day just to be a nice guy ...You guys have enough on your minds as it is
Don't need you worrying about stuff




The reason why I don't suggest next day air is that we've given you a PO Box to send it to, so it's easier to just send it like, priority mail. If you really want, you can send it Express Overnight via USPS.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 08:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We've got one more person who's PMed me telling me he's sending a check, so there's only a few left to go people.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 09:54 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

And yet ANOTHER deposit received! Thanks. Keep them coming guys, this is getting alot closer now.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/12/03 10:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Here's the list of payments received or payments pending.

KnuKonceptz (1)
Nickyd1298SVT (1)
ssmumich00 (1)
SVTnKC (1)
TheGreatOne (1)
jiako (1)
DeviousDev & NorCalCoug (5)
ThinkMoto (Possibly 3?)


unknown
(CEG\'er)
01/13/03 03:38 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm in.. sending paypal today..

SVTweeter
(CEG\'er)
01/13/03 06:12 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Payed via Paypal ... YES! Jared aka SVTweeter. Thanks guys for making this happen!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/13/03 08:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Thanks guys, payments received and I've got 1 more putting down his deposit (Swazo). I also got SVTnKC's check today, so I'll put that in our 'group buy hold box' until we're ready.

Thanks to everyone for your support in getting this GB going.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/13/03 08:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Updated list:

KnuKonceptz (1)
Nickyd1298SVT (1)
ssmumich00 (1)
SVTnKC (1)
TheGreatOne (1)
jiako (1)
DeviousDev & NorCalCoug (5)
ThinkMoto (Possibly 3?)
Swazo (1)
unknown (1)
SVTweeter (1)

Only need 3 more of ThinkMoto decides to hook it up with a 3 hood purchase.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/13/03 10:08 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Thinkmoto came through with a 3 hood purchase, only 3 left people! Come on!

KnuKonceptz (1)
Nickyd1298SVT (1)
ssmumich00 (1)
SVTnKC (1)
TheGreatOne (1)
jiako (1)
DeviousDev & NorCalCoug (5)
ThinkMoto (3)
Swazo (1)
unknown (1)
SVTweeter (1)


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/13/03 10:50 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I would just like to say Norcalcoug is the man for getting this GB together and getting it to where it's at So, THANKS again!!!!!!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 12:55 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Don't forget to thank my partner DEVIOUSDEV for putting a majority of the work behind it. Let's get the last 3 and close this sucker out, kay?

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/14/03 01:36 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

MY BAD Thanks DEVIOUSDEV!!!!!!

Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 02:51 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I send my money to you today by priority 2-3 day mail. Thanks.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/14/03 04:30 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

If it comes down to it, I will purchase a second one. I will be paying by paypal. The funds are sitting there, just waiting to see if I need to help the GB along.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 04:37 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We'll know tomorrow. If you buy a second one, we'll be willing to settle for just one more buyer and we'll pick up the slack ourselves.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/14/03 04:55 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

SO SWEET~ Can't wait!~! 3 more people!~! YEAYEA Get this rollin!~

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 05:59 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
MY BAD Thanks DEVIOUSDEV!!!!!!




You are quite welcome, and I would like to add a "thank you" to you as well


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 07:29 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ttt Come on folks, 3 more to go.

jiako
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 02:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

just sent my payment in guys....yippie


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/14/03 03:24 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Will these be available later, or is this a one time deal... I don't have the money now, but hopefully will in about a month.



frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
01/14/03 03:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by xchang:
Will these be available later, or is this a one time deal... I don't have the money now, but hopefully will in about a month.





I would assume those buying multiple hoods would be able to sell them to you at a later date.


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/14/03 04:38 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah, I figured with a profit... =)



KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/14/03 04:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I just want to get this buy rolling and dont plan on even having the second hood shipped to myself (no sense in raising the cost) Once they are available the first person to pay in full the amount I paid for it gets my second hood.



NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 05:15 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

KnuKonceptz, go ahead and send payment for the 2 hoods, we'll cover the rest unless someone else gets ambitious and decides they want to pay into it over the next week or two. Obviously as my partner and I are buying the most hoods, we'd like to have 'first dibs' on selling our 'reserved tickets' if you guys don't mind, or at least down to the 5 we had originally planned to buy.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/14/03 05:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

You just need the $425 right now, correct?? And then the shipping will be collected later... right??

I am scrounging up money right now... I want a hood, but dunno if there is a cutoff.


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
01/14/03 06:09 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

That is Correct, when the hoods are finished being produced, then we will need the money for shipping

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/15/03 04:03 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Money will be sent first thing in the morning by paypal, I may have time to get send it tonight but have a few other things brewing for the evening.

No problem if gays want to sell yours first.


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/15/03 06:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Dooh should be you guys, damn typo's


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/15/03 02:19 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK, I know in about two weeks, I will have the $425 for a hood, if someone could cover me now, and I will purchase one from you in about two weeks, Confirmed!

I have a good rep, so you guys can trust me... (Last I checked I had a good rap... )


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/15/03 03:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Alright, we got you covered. You can buy one of the 'extra' hoods we put the money in for. I'm gonna hold you to it, kay?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/15/03 03:57 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Got your deposit, KnuKonceptz.

Okay, we also have a confirmed appointment with the manufacturer (Wayson USA) on the 20th to get the hood sized/measured for clearance over the motor and rest of the engine bay, and then it ships overseas on the 22nd for prototyping. As we said previously due to Chinese new year, they'll be shut down for most of Feb, but we should see a prototype back in March for test-fit and pictures, and final product a few weeks after that, pending no issues from manufacture. (This is all just a repeat of previously posted info, except our scheduled confirmed appointment with the mfgr).


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/15/03 04:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

GREAT, THANKS... You will have my payment in Two weeks!!

unknown
(CEG\'er)
01/15/03 04:29 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I don't know about you guys but I am already killing myself w/anticipation. It's going to seem like the longest 2-3 months ever! Most of all though I wanted to give props to Norcal and Dev for making this dream a reality.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/15/03 09:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have 3 hoods coming I can't wait either...That's why I'm going to try to keep my mind off the hoods and on other things If that is possible Thanks again Norcal and DEvious

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/15/03 11:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just as a note; for people who wish to buy out the slots that Dev and I purchased, you may do so at group buy price by PayPal or PMing me for an address/name for your check. For people who wish to wait until AFTER we receive the prototype hood and have pictures, you will be paying $65.00 more per hood (non-GB retail price). So, word to the wise if you want the GB price, buy out our slots now.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/16/03 03:24 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I am in no hurry, its too cold to even think about replacing body parts. These should arrive just in time for warm climate

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/16/03 07:13 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We're shooting to get them in right before the show season starts. The only thing that might cause delays is the one-month break due to Chinese New Year, but in the end you're still saving several hundred dollars over comparably designed CF hoods of the same low run-number for other cars.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/16/03 01:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

DAMN THOSE CHINESE PEOPLE!!!

SVTweeter
(CEG\'er)
01/16/03 08:00 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Damn, I wish I lived in China ... a month off, I haven't had a month off since I started workign when I was 16.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/17/03 05:21 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTweeter:
Damn, I wish I lived in China ... a month off, I haven't had a month off since I started workign when I was 16.




Be glad your in the USA, most of the workers are getting paid 1/2 what you made when you were 16. Most work longer then 8 hour days and some companies have their employees live at work during the week (companies have dorms in them). This keeps them from being late and also work longer if need be.

Also not every company has a whole month off, it is a week celebration and some companies extend the break.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/17/03 07:25 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah, but they don't pay 1200/mo for a 1bdr apartment like we do in San Jose.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/17/03 03:30 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah, before my Grandma passed away, she gave me some money when I went to Shanghi as a gift... It came out to $20 USD. My parents told me it was a whole months wage for her, a middle class worker working as a telephone operator. She was 85 and still working...

Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
01/18/03 05:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

NorCalCoug did u get my check for the deposit yet.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/18/03 10:18 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yes! I just got your check along with others. DEVIOUSDEV and I went to meet the donor and take measurements and pictures. And the freaky 'security guard' lady who was like, 97 million years old, was very much weirded out that we were sitting there sticking play-doh on an engine of a car sitting on a repair lot at 10pm at night. Monday the hood comes to the Mfgr for examination and packaging, then off to China it goes!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/18/03 02:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

SWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/18/03 07:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

AHHHH..... VERY good news!!! NOR pmed you.. let me know please!~

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/03 02:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Muahahahahahaha.......

I wasn't sure if I'd be able to swing this CF hood, but some how the money gods are looking down on me or something!

If I had that dancing bananna GIF I'd bust it out now!


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
01/20/03 08:28 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



There you go


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/20/03 10:01 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Okay, well, minor setback in that the dealership wouldn't let svttour2002's car part with its hood while it's in the shop. The good news is that Wayson isn't sending their container overseas until NEXT tuesday, so we'll be okay since we can get the hood by then.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/03 10:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:


There you go




Scweet!!! lol


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/03 11:15 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:


There you go







ROTFLMAO!!!


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/21/03 01:23 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Is there a possibility we can get these hoods clearcoated? It'd be that much easier if I can just bolt it on my car and be done with it. Even if it costs extra $$$.


Also...what's going to be the deal with rain? I don't have a garage...will I have to cover the inlet or what? It's going to be over the plastic engine cover right? Shouldn't be a big deal then I guess.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/21/03 06:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Inlets? i'm lost what do you mean? the Scoops? If that's what you mean, the rain shouldn't hurt it~ you'll just have to get your engine Steam Cleaned more often! Correct me if i'm wrong...ANYONE~

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/21/03 07:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

the VENTS are located over the plastic cover of our engine, directly above the headers, so you shouldn't have to worry about anything precious getting wet in the rain. . .that's, of course, what I gather from the info given. . .

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/21/03 07:47 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Cool...any info on the possibility of clearcoating them?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/21/03 08:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yes, the hoods can be clearcoated and are in fact RECOMMENDED to be clearcoated to prevent any possible damage to the hood itself from Acid rain. They already come treated for UV, so that's not an issue. Prep for clearcoating is just like any other painted surface; wetsanding for surface prep and clearcoat application.



DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
01/21/03 10:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just as a clarification, we do not have the resourses available to us at this time to have them clearcoated for you before shipping though.

Thats something one of your local bodyshops would have to take care of


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/23/03 06:52 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

SWEET~ so any good word!?!?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/23/03 07:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

UPDATE:

svttour2002 had to drop out of donating his hood because he was shipped overseas yesterday and his dealership won't let him take the hood off his car while it's in the shop.

We have until monday to get a hood. Fmr12b is trying to hook us up and get a hood in time for the deadline. If we can't make the deadline, we will be forced to wait for the next container to go out. I do not know when that is; I'll have to call and ask in the morning. We sincerely apologize for any possible delay that may occur, due to circumstances out of our control (Thanks Saddam, GWB and the US Air Force ). We've got two other leads that we're trying to follow up and we have good hopes this'll work out okay. I just wanted to update you guys so you don't get antsy not knowing.


woz
(CEG\'er)
01/23/03 05:08 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

there are a couple oem style hoods left in this gb.. all made, ready to go and sitting in Florida, all we need is a couple more buyers to pay off the balanceClicky

I hope this is not to much of a jerky thing to do but I figure there is not a conflict of interest because one of them is EOM style and the other not.

Good luck svttour2002 and keep safe.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/23/03 05:52 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'd be MORE Than happy do donate my factory hood, I have no use for it!~!~ I do live in Kansas City Missouri though, so just let me know~

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/23/03 06:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Update:

We've got two guys helping us find hoods that can be shipped to us in the local area by monday afternoon. If we can't get the hood by monday afternoon (Thanks Uncle Sam. ) then the next container goes out on Feb 25th. I realize this means an additional 3 weeks in the GB, but it won't affect end delivery time by more than 1-2 weeks (since Chinese New Year is going to prevent them from working through the month of February anyway, which is when the hood would arrive.

We're trying our hardest to get the hood by the deadline and we apologize for any inconvenience or delay this causes in the group buy. Unfortunate circumstances do sometimes happen, but at least we can blame this circumstance on Saddam!


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/24/03 01:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Nor, i PMED you PLEASE reply~~~ VERY IMPORTANT~!!! Don't worry i'm not dropping out~

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/24/03 04:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Don't worrry..... I'm not gonna do, what ya'll think i'm gonna do....... Like Totally Flip out MAN~ *(Half Baked)*

HAHA ok Sorry~

But Seriously Nor , write me back~


brian8064
(CEG\'er)
01/24/03 07:54 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Nor or anyone else whom has put in for more then one hood wanna throw one in my direction?? Let me know if any are available please

cliffjohnson
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/24/03 09:12 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Don't worrry..... I'm not gonna do, what ya'll think i'm gonna do....... Like Totally Flip out MAN~ *(Half Baked)*




Jerry Macguire too


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/25/03 09:48 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by brian8064:
Nor or anyone else whom has put in for more then one hood wanna throw one in my direction?? Let me know if any are available please




Dev and I still have a couple of slots available. Go ahead and use the PayPal link provided earlier in the thread, or PM me for an address for a check.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/27/03 08:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

UPDATE:

We were unable to guarantee shipment of a hood to the mfgr today, so we are slotted to go out on the next container which is Feb 25th. As said before, this doesn't push back production by more than two weeks, as they aren't doing any work during the month of Feb. anyway. Work on the hood -would- have begun March 1st, but now it won't start until March 13th. We apologize for the delay, but again there isn't much we can do when Uncle Sam wants to pull a CEG'er out for active duty in the Gulf.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/27/03 08:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Also, we got another two buy-ins, so just to let you people know we're still accepting payment. We -can- order more than 20 at this price, we just have to order a minimum of 20. Since we've already reached the minimum, there's no risk.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/27/03 10:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Did you guys get someone to donate a hood????? Just wondering

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/27/03 11:52 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Have you guys recieved anything from me yet?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/29/03 01:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have to check my file folder, but I believe so.

GOOD NEWS! Wayson expects to ship their container on the 19th of February.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/29/03 05:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

SWEET~ So when does that mean you will be taking out checks to the bank?~ Just wondering, so i can EXPECT it! THANKS~~~ I can't WAIT to get this hood, i've been telling all my buddies about it~ they seem as stoked as i am!

brian8064
(CEG\'er)
01/30/03 03:57 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

As long as they're shipped in time for upcomming car shows this spring and summer, I'm happy

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/31/03 01:37 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

? nothing... no? Any updates?!?

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/01/03 12:34 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

CF hoods

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
02/01/03 06:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

No Updates yet, we're still working out the delivery of the donor hood, but the container doesn't leave wayson until later in February, so we'll know more towards that date

We're still not expecting the delivery time to be affected by much more than a couple weeks, again, due to the Chinese New Year that is being celebrated there.

Whenever we learn something new, we'll keep you guys posted


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/01/03 09:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm just posting to appear like some anal buyer sorry work does wonders to the mind

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/04/03 02:11 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry folks, we're working on things.

It's been a busy weekend, and I was laid off (Well, will be on Feb 28th), so we couldn't give you any updates.

Obviously I'll have more time in the near future though.

We've received a couple more deposits and have a couple more PayPals on the way! Looks like it's going good people.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/04/03 04:48 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

SORRY to hear about your job, but i'm glad the hoods are moving right along. But honestly that really sucks about your job!~! Hope you can find a new one fast~~!

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/05/03 02:06 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

NorCalCoug... sorry to hear about the layoff... I know how you feel. Just gotta hang in there, and good things will come.

THanks for the update it is moving along... I am just glad I am on this list now...


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/05/03 07:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just wondering... This is a FOR SURE deal right, because i have another hood in another GB and i dont' want to sell it, IF this is NOT a FOR SURE thing!?!?! also i wanted to get the fourm back to the front~!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/07/03 05:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Update! We're picking up a brand new factory Contour hood next wednesday or thursday to take to the manufacturer.

Anyone want me to say hi to the folks at FordPartsOnline for them?


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/10/03 06:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So . . . Is that a yes?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/10/03 07:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yes, this GB is still on for sure. I'm driving 3 and a half hours to pick up the hood, so it better be

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/11/03 12:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

HAHA NIIIIIIICE! Man, this hood is going to be super sweet on our cars!~ Just wondering... ANYONE do a Photoshop of what it might look like!?!?!?!??! That would be cool! THANKS

Eddie Weber
(Newbie)
02/11/03 01:21 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I am very interested in hood. I need about 3" or so more clearence than stock for new intake, will this hood give me the clearence?

Thanks Eddie
703 938-9815


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/11/03 03:13 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We won't know 100% how much clearance the hood has until it's done. This said, it won't have any /more/ clearance than a stock hood does. This hood does not have a power-bulge, it simply has a duct.

Dark Arts
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/11/03 03:54 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Do you have a pic of what the outcome of this hood will be ?
i would like to get it, but i dont want to wait as long as the +98 body Kit.


unknown
(CEG\'er)
02/11/03 02:50 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by CitatioN10:
Do you have a pic of what the outcome of this hood will be ?
i would like to get it, but i dont want to wait as long as the +98 body Kit.




Did you look at the very 1st post?
All good things come to those who wait.


Dark Arts
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/11/03 03:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah i did look at the first post, but in the pic it looked like 3 diffrent hoods ? Or do we get all 3 of them ? j/k

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/11/03 06:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

That pic was the same hood from 3 different angles. That's actually a hood for a Honda, I believe, but that is the duct that will be incorporated into the Contour hood.

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/11/03 07:57 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have a guy working on a photoshop pic now, and if someone wants to post it up, when i get it someone can post it so they will know what it'll look like!~! Just let me know your email and i'll send it to you!~!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/11/03 08:00 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

FordPartsOnline in Atascadero just called me; I will be picking up the OEM hood tomorrow or thursday.

I'll even post pics


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/14/03 09:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Any new word Nor?!?!? Thanks


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
02/14/03 10:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

The hood is in transit at this very minute

NorCal will be at my house with the hood within a few minutes, and we'll be driving it up to the manufacturer right away


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/15/03 03:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hood was delivered to the mfgr today.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/15/03 07:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!





SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/15/03 03:14 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

YEA YEA Great work you two! So, are we still on Sched? and IF we are... What was that schedule again ? THANKS

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/15/03 05:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hood ships out approx Feb 18th, arrives approx March 12-18th. Give them a couple of weeks to do the molding and fitting of the duct, make the hood, ship it back. We'd get it back around end of april/early may. Then we approve it, and get it put into production. Give it a month after that and we're set. So early june at the latest, I am hoping.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/15/03 08:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/19/03 02:00 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

AWW right for the summer time~~~ Puuuuuuuuuuurfect!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/20/03 12:20 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:







MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/21/03 05:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

NorCalCoug... U ROCK!!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/21/03 05:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey! DEVIOUSDEV rocks too. :P

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/21/03 11:26 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Hey! DEVIOUSDEV rocks too. :P





YES that he does~ Thanks Both of you!
Sooo what's up are they here yet


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/22/03 04:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Er... here yet? We just sent out the OEM hood to be modified to make the replacement one man.

If you read the thread you'll note that we put our estimated time for the hood to arrive overseas as mid march, and the first prototype to come back as mid april, then approval of design and construction of the production batch would put the hoods here around mid may, out by June...


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/22/03 04:20 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I am so glad this is happening...I simply cannot wait. Excellent work guys!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/22/03 08:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah I'm pretty pumped about these hoods also I just need to sell the extra 2 I'm getting Anyone??

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/22/03 08:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm sure the looks will sell these hoods alone, and once everyone that wasn't in on ths GB find out there are a few floating around that they can get their hands on.......$$$$$$$$ cha-ching $$$$$$$$!!!!!!

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
02/22/03 08:49 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Er... here yet? We just sent out the OEM hood to be modified to make the replacement one man.

If you read the thread you'll note that we put our estimated time for the hood to arrive overseas as mid march, and the first prototype to come back as mid april, then approval of design and construction of the production batch would put the hoods here around mid may, out by June...




I believe he was kidding


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/23/03 03:14 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Er... here yet? We just sent out the OEM hood to be modified to make the replacement one man.

If you read the thread you'll note that we put our estimated time for the hood to arrive overseas as mid march, and the first prototype to come back as mid april, then approval of design and construction of the production batch would put the hoods here around mid may, out by June...




I believe he was kidding




HAHA Yea i was~ but at least you got the word out on the dates again~


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/23/03 03:33 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have mod'd my sig. to show how happy I am over this hood!!!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/24/03 05:01 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
I have mod'd my sig. to show how happy I am over this hood!!!





SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/01/03 03:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

i'm having a buddy of mine work on a photoshop pic with this hood~ I'll send it to someone if they want to post it!!! PM ME~

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
03/01/03 06:19 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

You can send it to me

DEVIOUSDEV@aol.com


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/02/03 09:51 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So listen, can we get greyhound shipping on these?The shipping costs on showtime's GB are $50. I'd take a ride to save $50!

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/03/03 09:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
i'm having a buddy of mine work on a photoshop pic with this hood~ I'll send it to someone if they want to post it!!! PM ME~




Any progress?


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/04/03 04:54 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I haven't talked to the guy since Friday, but i'm sure he's done by now, we just have to catch eachother online~! Then i can send it to someone! I will send it so it can be posted as soon as i get it though!~!

zts4u2nv
(CEG\'er)
03/04/03 05:52 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey is there any way I could get in on this? Any one have an extra one? PM me if you do, Thanks, Jason D.

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
03/04/03 08:34 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
So listen, can we get greyhound shipping on these?The shipping costs on showtime's GB are $50. I'd take a ride to save $50!




Unfortunately we have no method of getting the hoods to a Greyhound location... we can check into it when the time gets closer, but its not very likely, since we can't fit these hoods in the trunks of our Cougars


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/04/03 02:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Cool. There must be a local CEG'er with an exploder or something

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/04/03 04:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Rent a Uhaul!!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/05/03 03:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by xchang:
Rent a Uhaul!!




That would kind of eat into the shipping and handling cost. Rental cost + Gas + time.. By then you wouldn't really be saving anything anymore.



NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/05/03 03:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by zts4u2nv:
Hey is there any way I could get in on this? Any one have an extra one? PM me if you do, Thanks, Jason D.




If you want in on it and haven't bought one from someone else yet, feel free to purchase one of our slots. PM me for more info.


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/05/03 04:45 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Originally posted by xchang:
Rent a Uhaul!!




That would kind of eat into the shipping and handling cost. Rental cost + Gas + time.. By then you wouldn't really be saving anything anymore.






Hehe... I know.. I was J/K


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/11/03 04:26 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK guys, my buddy is having a little trouble with this Photoshop pic~ Does anyone have two SIMILAR angles of a 98+ contour and the 2003 Cobra hood. SAME color prefered. The pics he came up with really don't look that great! PM or you can catch me on AIM h0ckeystud (the o in HOCKEY is a ZERO!) Yea i know, it's bad, i've had that AIM name since 6th grade though!~!

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/12/03 01:37 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Doesn't have to be a 2003 COBRA hood... but that's the only similar hood right...? Any one else... anything... something will help!

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/12/03 02:38 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm sorry...but why do you need a pic of a cobra hood??

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/12/03 04:01 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!


Look for a CF Scoobie hood, not a Cobra style.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/13/03 12:49 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

aight.... I'll look! But if anyone has any pics of the hoods, ANY color, ANY angle, i just need something to work with. THANKS

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/14/03 03:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



I know I had one that was looking right down on the hood.....but this will have to do until I can find one that's better.

Edit: http://www.contour.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=groupbuy&Number=60068&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/14/03 03:20 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

i did this pic for the other CF hood group buy. it looks like that scooby hood...


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/14/03 03:42 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by mikey boy:
i did this pic for the other CF hood group buy. it looks like that scooby hood...





That's really close to how our hood will look.....but think of this in CF form Can't wait to get it!!!! Eh-hem.......look at my sig.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/14/03 05:58 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by mikey boy:
i did this pic for the other CF hood group buy. it looks like that scooby hood...





THat's sweet~~~ Nice job~~!~!~~


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
03/14/03 09:28 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!


That looks amazing... one of the best looking Photoshops I've seen in a while


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/16/03 05:30 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just Wondering... can you put that hood on a BLACK SVT, i would like to see it! THANKS


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/16/03 07:22 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I tried some of my photochopping "skills". No promises.....here ya go. Hopefully Mikey does a better one for us all to enjoy.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/16/03 02:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

no way dude that looks great. good job. i think i want to change my front end to a post 98. would that be crazy or what?

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/16/03 04:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

lol, I actually like the pre-98 look! But, you know what they say, "The grass is always greener......."

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/16/03 05:01 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

hahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa, true dat.

rollingstash
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/16/03 06:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
I tried some of my photochopping "skills". No promises.....here ya go. Hopefully Mikey does a better one for us all to enjoy.





This car looks evil like it wants to eat you. in a good way...


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/17/03 05:15 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Swazo~ Very nice job!!! Looks like a champ! Umm also, just wondering~~~ NOR or DEV you guys heard anything~?? We still on sched? THANKS

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/18/03 01:31 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Everything is still on schedule guys.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/18/03 04:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Wonderful to hear!!

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/21/03 02:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Any news yet on where it is at??

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/21/03 11:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Everything is still on schedule guys.





excellent


bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
03/22/03 04:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Is there any way to still get one of these hoods? Loving the scoop...

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/22/03 09:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ASk norcal or deviousdev they might have some extras to sell yet. I had some extras but I have potential buyers lined up right now.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/23/03 04:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have an extra if the others are spoken for...

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/25/03 08:47 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

bamf2go is in front of me, but due to a nice refund check from Uncle Sam, looks like I can get in one this too, if someone still has an extra hood. PM me. Out of curiosity....any chance someone could chop one of these onto a non SVT? Kind of wondering how it would look without the SVT effects and such.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/26/03 01:37 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have an extra hood so anyone that is interested let me know

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/28/03 10:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

AGGAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
where are the hoods??????????????? LMAO not just being a post whore


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/29/03 08:47 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

The hood is still overseas.

Currently, everything is basically going according to schedule.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/31/03 04:31 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sweet deal sounds good to me~ I have my Carbon Fiber OEM style hood on my car now~ The GB offered by SHOWTIME~ It looks sweet~ but DANG i can't wait to get this HOOD!!! it's going to look TOOOOOO SWEET!!~~!!

SVTdad
(New CEG\'er)
04/03/03 03:32 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

i would like to get in line for one of the left-overs. if someone has one left over, let me know. i know i'm @ the end of the line, but it's better than not in line @ all. thanx

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/03/03 07:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

You can either PayPal the $425 to hikaru@otaking.org with the title "Contour CF Hood GB" or you can send money order with the information from the first post.

There is no limit to the number of hoods so if we go above the initial buy, that's fine.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/07/03 02:51 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
HERE'S THE LOWDOWN!

Price: $425
Shipping: Varies, in-state to business $65, to residence $95. Out of state to business $100, to residence $130.
MINIMUM NEEDED: 15 orders. My partner DEVIOUSDEV and I are fronting the money for the other 5 hoods for the 20 hood total.

Hood:



DEPOSIT AMOUNT IS THE GB COST OF THE HOOD WITHOUT SHIPPING. We will collect shipping when the hoods arrive.

If you want in on this GB, PayPal your deposit of $425 to hikaru@otaking.org, or click on the link below.

Click Here To Make Deposit Via PayPal!





This information still applies to those who wish to pre-order now.


Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
04/09/03 08:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Thanks for letting me know that you cashed the deposit. I got something in the mail today from my bank and it said $425. I freeked and went down there and talked to my mom about it. Then I remember what it was for.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/09/03 08:49 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK I'm just being a post whore here no worries I just wanted to sound like an over anxious buyer that's all i guess it would be good to start asking if the hoods are still on time and all but I'm too lazy to ask anymore questions

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/09/03 11:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey guys, any idea of the SIZE of the opening in the hood? I am looking ot buy some mesh to fit in there (since i don't think they will come with mesh). I'm wondering how much I should get??

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
04/10/03 01:03 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
Hey guys, any idea of the SIZE of the opening in the hood? I am looking ot buy some mesh to fit in there (since i don't think they will come with mesh). I'm wondering how much I should get??



will it be Elky mesh?


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/10/03 01:38 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Nickyd1298SVT:
Thanks for letting me know that you cashed the deposit. I got something in the mail today from my bank and it said $425. I freeked and went down there and talked to my mom about it. Then I remember what it was for.




I thought I sent you a PM... *digs through PM history*


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/10/03 01:39 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Okay, apparently I -thought- I sent a PM, but the board says I didn't.

Sorry about that.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/10/03 06:46 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Not to put any pressure on the speed of the GB......but the Nanner Man won't dance until I'm slapping some CF on my car.


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/10/03 01:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Not to put any pressure on the speed of the GB......but the Nanner Man won't dance until I'm slapping some CF on my car.





LOL


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/10/03 02:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by KnuKonceptz:
Originally posted by Swazo:
Not to put any pressure on the speed of the GB......but the Nanner Man won't dance until I'm slapping some CF on my car.





LOL




Bwahahahaha that looks hilarious on your sig man


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/10/03 02:56 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm not sure...I love Mike's mesh but I'm not sure if I can paint it.

So any idea on the size of the opening? It's rather important.

Originally posted by frenchblueC2:
Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
Hey guys, any idea of the SIZE of the opening in the hood? I am looking ot buy some mesh to fit in there (since i don't think they will come with mesh). I'm wondering how much I should get??



will it be Elky mesh?




DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/10/03 03:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I had thought that it would be coming with Mesh in it... but I'm not 100% on that... We'll try and find out in the next day or two though, and get the measurements if need be

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/10/03 03:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

And to wake your nanner up and get it dancing again Swazo... you might try a lil Viagra

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/10/03 04:29 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
And to wake your nanner up and get it dancing again Swazo... you might try a lil Viagra


LOL, wrong nanner

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/11/03 03:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
And to wake your nanner up and get it dancing again Swazo... you might try a lil Viagra


LOL, wrong nanner





LOL HAHAHA


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/12/03 08:07 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry, didn't get a chance to talk to them about it... but I will call on Monday

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/12/03 08:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!






Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/14/03 06:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Are there any openings on this GB? And is it REALY going to have the turbo heat vents in the hood, like the pic on the first page shows?

Also what's REAL E.T.A. on these hoods?


bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
04/14/03 10:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

There are still openings for this group buy and I think there are a number of carbon fiber hoods left, they all have vents and are supposed to weigh between 10-14 lbs. I know KnuKonceptz still has one. PM him or me for details.

JaySVT
(CEG\'er)
04/15/03 01:08 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'd be interested if there's an opening as well. Just got my job back so I have some cash to play with.

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/15/03 01:43 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK guys heres the update I have

-They have the hood, and are going to be beginning the molding process within a week hopefully, and then they will ship the prototype back to us for test fitment. It should arrive to us sometime towards the end of May, and at that point we'll find out whether they have to do any changes, and should also know the REAL E.T.A.... but until that time, unfortunately all we have to go on are the estimates that have been posted earlier in this thread, for sometime at the beginning of summer

-And as has been stated by NorCalCoug, we have an UNLIMITED number of spots available, we just had to have 20 to get the ball rolling, because we couldn't afford to buy 20 just for ourselves So you can either paypal us to get a spot on the GB, or PM one of the people that has extra spots.

-The Hood will look like the pic posted in the first post, and will have actual vents in it. We obviously won't have actual photos until we get the prototype in, but we'll see if we can scrounge up some photos of the similar vents on other cars

-So in Summary, we have TONS of spaces available still The ESTIMATED time of arrival for the final product is sometime in the summer, and the vents will be very similar to the ones in the picture that we have posted.


BTW, I forgot to ask about the vent measurements when I was talking to them, so I will try and find that out soon too


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/15/03 02:45 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sweet, good news. Don't forget to take lots of pics of the prototype when it gets here!

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/15/03 01:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

WAHOO!!

Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/15/03 01:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK, so do you take PayPal then?

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
04/15/03 03:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

posted about 10-15 posts ago
Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
You can either PayPal the $425 to hikaru@otaking.org with the title "Contour CF Hood GB" or you can send money order with the information from the first post.

There is no limit to the number of hoods so if we go above the initial buy, that's fine.




Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/15/03 04:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Thanks Kim.

I think I will send a MO for traceability sake.

Will the MO be cashed once they are ready to ship or upon receipt of them to the GB organiser?

I'l have my MO out in the next few days....


Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
04/16/03 08:33 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I sent a deposit check a while ago, and it was cashed just recently about a week ago. So all i have to do is pay for shipping. Hell yeah, cant wait until I get it!!!

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/17/03 04:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

AWwww are they here yet....

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/17/03 08:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



I don't have my paws on the CF hood, but........


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/17/03 09:00 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:


I don't have my paws on the CF hood, but........





But you got em on your nanner


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/17/03 10:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

If I had a pic of the hood even, that's exactly where my paws would be!! That hood will be sexy!

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/17/03 10:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by Swazo:


I don't have my paws on the CF hood, but........





But you got em on your nanner




ROTFLMAO


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/18/03 07:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by KnuKonceptz:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by Swazo:


I don't have my paws on the CF hood, but........





But you got em on your nanner




ROTFLMAO





HAHAHAHAH


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/19/03 02:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I am officially in on this! Wooo WOOOO!

bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
04/19/03 03:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey everyone, I ordered a hood, but really need to sell it now (unexpected money trouble). So if anyone is interested in buying one and getting in on this group buy, please just pm me. Would just need to change shipping information as the hoods have not been shipped out yet.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/21/03 12:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

bamf- I'm sorry to hear about that. Stazi, if you haven't sent payment yet, talk to Bamf and see if you can buy his spot from him.

Otherwise, yes, the money orders are generally cashed within a few weeks so the money can be transferred to the PayPal account to be made available when the mfgr requests it. I'm still waiting for when he wants us to cut him a check.



TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/21/03 02:21 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

opening size?? pretty please!!

Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/22/03 11:34 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by bamf2go:
Hey everyone, I ordered a hood, but really need to sell it now (unexpected money trouble). So if anyone is interested in buying one and getting in on this group buy, please just pm me. Would just need to change shipping information as the hoods have not been shipped out yet.



OK, I want your hood.

PM will be sent..........


zts4u2nv
(CEG\'er)
04/23/03 04:44 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Does anyone have a CF hood they want to sell??? I need one for my car before Mother's day weekend????? I know I'm asking alot, but someone please help me out. Thanks, Jason D.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/24/03 01:38 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just FYI: This is the list of names I have received payment from via either PayPal, Check or Money Order so far.

Steve Chang
Giacomo Abrusci
Jared Mullenberg
Suneil Malhotra
Christopher Krebs
Tony Zangerle
Nicholas Houston
Eric Geraghty
Richie (svt2@(nospam)hotmail.com)
Swazo
Shawn Clone
KnuKonceptz
Ashley Hall

I'll be updating this list as I review the records in my file folder... I may have left off a name or two, so this isn't the completed list. If your name was left off and you sent payment via PayPal, let me know.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/24/03 02:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

More names:

Michael McGown (bought from KnuKonceptz)


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/24/03 02:54 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

WOOT! #1 baby! (Not that it means anything... I think)

JonnySVT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/24/03 06:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

sorry, im a little late on this but is this in CA? if it is, can i pick my hood up and save on shipping? is this still even open for deposits? i tried in the other gb but i wanted oem style and they changed theirs to the vent type for like a lot more. i know this is the vented one also, but is there a price w/out shipping? thanx a lot.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/24/03 06:24 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Where are you in CA? If you're in the Bay Area, I can arrange to deliver it to you by hand for little or no shipping cost, which means the $425 is all you'd pay (or maybe 15 bucks to cover delivery).

Just a note, in-state shipping to a business is only $65 bucks, add 30 for residential delivery.


JonnySVT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/24/03 08:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

actually im in san bernardino, but i was looking to pay a little less than 425 so im gonna have to back out of this one too. but if anyone is able to get oem style for a little cheaper im down for that. thanx everyone.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/03 09:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



getaway driver
(CEG\'er)
04/29/03 09:28 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Quick question...I dont remember for sure if this was answered but...are they already GEL COATED?? or would they have to be brought to a body shop to get some clear sprayed on them?? I had to back out due to job issues ..but I got a new one now..and may be able to swing it!!

unknown
(CEG\'er)
04/29/03 09:35 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

They do not come with it.. You will need to get it done after the fact.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/01/03 05:41 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

They will come with UV protectant resin. They will not be sprayed with a clearcoat paint. To protect it from acid rain and the elements, we suggested you get it clearcoated. That way if something hits it or eats into it, it's hitting paint and not resin/carbon fiber.

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/03 02:46 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Anyone know if theres anything special about spraying a clear coat over one of these? Just wondering if I can take it to a shop and just ask them to spray some clear on it or if special prep of any kind is needed....

FWD SVT TUNR
(CEG\'er)
05/02/03 01:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hello, I dont know if you remember me, but I was one of the first people to be interested in this GB. I stopped posting because I thought I was gonna sell my SVT, but after some debating I have decided to keep it. So, I was wondering if it was too late to get back in this GB.

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/02/03 03:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Norcal-
Is this SARS thing going to delay our hood shipment? I heard on the news the economy in China is slumping and the government is shutting businesses down to prevent the spread, so was just wondering if we were part of the chaos or if Taiwan (or wherever it's getting shipped from) won't quarantine our goods.. .

Suneil


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/02/03 03:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Oh crap..I forgot about that! Don't forget to wear your SARS mask when you open the box!

Remember what happened on the simpsons with the flu??

MR. SPARKLE!!


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/03/03 07:38 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

1- A lot of shops won't know how to go about prepping the hood for clearcoating, but they should simply prep it as they would any painted surface. Generally, that is to wet-stand, then clearcoat.

2- You can still get in on the GB. Currently, a backup of work at the factory has us slightly delayed, but I'm expecting to talk to the manufacturer on monday to see what our status is and see what we can do about getting things rolling a little faster. I know people really want their hoods.

3- I don't know how SARS is going to affect us; the factory is in China, but I'm not sure if it's in a region that's currently affected by SARS, or if it's in a more northern region.

Hope that answers your questions, if you ever need me to answer a question more urgently please feel free to email me at norcalcoug@norcalneco.NOSPAM-PLEASE.com (remove the nospam please part )


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/03/03 05:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
Oh crap..I forgot about that! Don't forget to wear your SARS mask when you open the box!

Remember what happened on the simpsons with the flu??

MR. SPARKLE!!




"Meeeeeeeesta Spar-kah-rooooooooool! Whhaaaaaaaaa CHoooooooooo!!!!!" Gotta love the Simpsons !!!


As far as the clear coat goes, wet sand w/ 600 grit and "take the shine off of it". Clean with a spray booth type aerosol degreaser and it's ready to spray with the clear coat of your choice.
It shouldn't cost that much if you take it to a auto body shop to do it for you.

-Daymon


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/08/03 12:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

<<<<wants hood now

zts4u2nv
(CEG\'er)
05/08/03 12:50 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey SVTnKC do you still have your oem CF hood? When you get this hood would you like to sell your OEM? Ifso let me know how much. Thanks,Jason D.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/08/03 12:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hopefully it is getting close boys!! *waiting in anticipation*

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/09/03 03:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

You know it bud! If you want it, she's yours! I've taken care of it so far so good. She missed all that hail that came to KC earlier this week, and it's only seen rain once. But yea, i'll let you know when this one comes in!

zts4u2nv
(CEG\'er)
05/09/03 07:19 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Cool, Thanks

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/09/03 07:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

It's comin', folks. I'm talking to the manufacturer in about.. 30 minutes and I'm finding out what stage we're at with it.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/10/03 02:28 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Bow chicka bow bow.......

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/10/03 01:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Bow chicka bow bow.......




BWAHAHAHAHAHA I love doing that sound effect...porn music LMAO


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/10/03 06:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!


HAHAHAHA! I knew someone else would know what I was doing!


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/11/03 04:30 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

It sunday...TEASE!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
It's comin', folks. I'm talking to the manufacturer in about.. 30 minutes and I'm finding out what stage we're at with it.




Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/11/03 10:51 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:

HAHAHAHA! I knew someone else would know what I was doing!




Ber chic a ber ner.......... ber chic a ber ner ber chic a ber ner chic a ber wer chic a wer chic a wer chic a wer......... I need a hood I smushed mine I guess the cf hood will go on for sure now for the rest of the matching cf parts I need to get


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/12/03 02:40 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

so....what's up?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/12/03 04:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

When I called, our guy over at Wayson was on like, 3 conference calls, so I have to talk to him today.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/13/03 12:19 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Man.......... I can't wait

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/13/03 02:38 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Man.......... I can't wait




I second that!


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/13/03 02:57 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK, we have a motion on the floor, it has been seconded, let's move to a vote.....I hate parlimentry procedure. Random, yes I know, I'm tired, sorry.

On topic, I can't wait for this either. Whtas the scoop guys??


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/14/03 06:36 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Okay, talked with the mfgr today, he told me the hood just went into the molding process today, so they're currently chopping up that contour hood and fitting the vent to it.

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/15/03 02:19 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

nice...don't forget opening size!!

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/15/03 04:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!


LoL....hey mike...I'll try and get some cash for the GB if its still open....I really want the CF hood...on a side note, when do you want to pay for thoes stickers???? Im going to be changing my oil at my house today so you can stop by at any time (after 5pm of cours...lol) let me know bro.


Lupe


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/15/03 07:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
nice...don't forget opening size!!




They may or may not have to modify the opening size-wise so we'll know when they're done. And Lupe; I'll give you a call after 5.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/16/03 03:47 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry if this has been asked before (I looked to see, but didn't come across anything except for "summer sometime"), but is there an idea of final product being ready to ship to customers (in-hand, in california)? June is creeping up on us, so I thought I'd ask.

TIA,
Daymon


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/16/03 04:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I think "summer sometime" is the best estimate they have right now man. I would love to be wrong though. I want this thing on ma car!

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/16/03 04:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm sure we're going to get them, it's just a matter of when. I'm not trying to get pushy or make any kind of stank....... I'm just looking for an idea, even if it is far off. No rush.....but it'd be nice to know IF there is a better idea than just "summer time". If not now, maybe fairly soon as the process sounds like it's starting to wrap up.....

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/16/03 05:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'll make an estimate, if they ship the proto-type hood from China/Taiwan/Far East...lol June 1st and it fits perfectly and they do not have to ship it back for any reason, I would expect to see hoods early mid-August. If they have to send the hood back for production add another three weeks to that.



NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/16/03 03:47 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by KnuKonceptz:
I'll make an estimate, if they ship the proto-type hood from China/Taiwan/Far East...lol June 1st and it fits perfectly and they do not have to ship it back for any reason, I would expect to see hoods early mid-August. If they have to send the hood back for production add another three weeks to that.






You are correct. A slight shortage in workers and a heavy workload has reduced their ability to perform the order as quickly as we wanted it to happen, but they -are- being made and they -will- be done. I didn't drive to FordPartsOnline in Atascadero to pick up a Contour hood in a rented pickup truck (torque-braking in a rented pickup is fun. ) for nothing.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/16/03 04:04 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Cool! Just wanted to check. I never doubted getting one, I was just curious as to when because the original guess-timate said we'd be getting them very soon to now. But august can be done.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/16/03 04:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Never doubted that they were not going to be made, I just know the time frame these things take. Someone needs to make faster cargo freighters.....lol


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/16/03 11:45 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Any chance of having thme for the nationals??

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/17/03 07:00 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

One thing I have been wondering is about the clearance once the hood is closed. Are we going to gain, loose or keep the same amount of clearance? I would kill for more clearance!!!! Just think.....a direct port NOSzle setup could be used if we can get more clearance for the bigger U/LIM gaskets needed to do so

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/17/03 11:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

someone already has a direct port system on these boards...

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/18/03 01:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hmmm, first I've heard. Last I did hear they would've made the UIM sit too high because of a thicker gasket to clear the higher sitting injectors for the hood to shut. Who has the direct port?

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/18/03 05:36 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

http://www.contour.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=turbo&Number=166453&Forum=All_Forums&Words=direct%20port%20&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=164815&Search=true#Post166453 apparently it belongs to svtsoboss

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/18/03 06:14 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Ah ha, that's why. The NOSzle setup plug into the LIM and the fuel injectors plug into them. You could be super sneaky and run a 100 shot completely out of view.

Hopefully the hood will have a bit more room to allow this........


Snake2715
(CEG\'er)
05/19/03 01:57 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK guys

I am new and need help with this.
We have a 99 black svt and my wife hit a deer this past weekend.

I work in insurance so I have some push with the body shop as our office works with them all the time.

I want to get a custom hood instead of a stocker if at all possible.

A) what is the final price of these carbon fibers? Is the buy still open?

B) are there any other hoods that are available sooner?

Thanks



bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
05/20/03 11:11 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey everyone and to anybody who is looking to buy a hood from this group buy. I need to sell my hood (however the deposits are non-refundable, i'm on the list in this thread) so if anyone is trying to buy one of these hoods, please pm me first or norcalcoug. Help a CEG'er out!



Thanks everyone,
Michael


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/23/03 05:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Somebody please help this guy out!

phatsvt9818
(New CEG\'er)
05/26/03 05:06 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

can you still get in on the gb and can you paint the cf hood?

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/26/03 03:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Bow chicka bow bow.......





I just had to quote this again. I fuggin hungover and can't stop laughing


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/28/03 07:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by phatsvt9818:
can you still get in on the gb and can you paint the cf hood?




Yup. Talk to Bamf2Go to buy his slot.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/31/03 04:23 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Originally posted by phatsvt9818:
can you still get in on the gb and can you paint the cf hood?




Yup. Talk to Bamf2Go to buy his slot.




HAHA, you said SLOT~ K sorry... but i had to say something to get this back to the front... YEA..... so..... are they here yet!


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/31/03 05:59 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

To put this back up top you say? Good idea

I do have something to say about this GB though. ::cough cough:: "It's grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!" -Tony The Tiger


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/31/03 05:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
To put this back up top you say? Good idea

I do have something to say about this GB though. ::cough cough:: "It's grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!" -Tony The Tiger




bow chicka bow wow....SLOT HEHEHE yeah back up front it is yeah woohoo I'm making no sense at all


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/31/03 06:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Bow chicka bow bow....chicka bow bow....woka woka woka woka...YEAH!

KSpencer
(New CEG\'er)
06/01/03 05:29 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

bamf drop me an email so we can talk kenneth.danielavery.spencer@us.army.mil

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/01/03 05:46 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

It'd really make my day to have these by the nationals

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/02/03 10:19 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

it'd really make my summer to be sporting this in the nice weather~ That's fo shizzy~

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/03/03 12:06 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

That's what I'm sayin, BUT it will be nice whenever we do get them

bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
06/03/03 10:51 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Or nice if someone buys my place from me! So I don't have to be tortured anymore by wanting the hood, and needing the money. enjoyminutemaid@hotmail.com

phatsvt9818
(New CEG\'er)
06/04/03 02:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

sorry dude i would of bought it off you buy i just decided to pay off my car by the first of the year and sell it and get my lexus is 300 is 300

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/04/03 05:37 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

IS300... those are TIGGGGGHTY tight!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/05/03 11:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just so you know, they're still working on it. We'll hopefully see the end result prototype of it soon. I know we're getting parts back from one other project soon that we'll see, and that was put in a month before the hoods. So, I figure if we're getting end prototype now for our project, we should get the end prototype hood in a couple of weeks to a month at most.

Again, we apologize for any and all delays; if I could I'd buy a plane ticket overseas and whip the SARS out of them factory workers..


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/06/03 12:01 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Oh yeah.....SARS......it makes sense that a deadly airborne virus might slow down the average day in China...

....but when that CF hood does show up to the US coast...bow chicka bow bow.... it'll be sweet


jiako
(CEG\'er)
06/09/03 07:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

wow....talk about taking longer than quoted time.

onosway
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/09/03 07:56 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

anyone wanna sponsor this hood for my car

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/09/03 11:04 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by jiako:
wow....talk about taking longer than quoted time.





Sh^t happens in overseas dealings, especially with custom made and fitted pieces. Maybe your ways with words can speed the factory workers up in a defiant blow against SARS and MAKE their immune system kill it off better


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/09/03 11:08 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by nyceboi:
anyone wanna sponsor this hood for my car




Yeah if anyone wants to pay me for my hood to go on my car....I'd be down for that too


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/12/03 06:12 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Any new news or pics??!?!

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/13/03 04:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Is it August yet....

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/13/03 08:14 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I spoke with the president of the company who's overseeing our project, and he said they should be shipping a sample to us on a container leaving from overseas soon, which means we should get it in around a month to test for fitment. Our major problems have been a factory production slowdown and backlog of work that was put in before us due to SARS and other issues affecting commerce, transportation and work-force in the area. Otherwise we would've had our test-fit hood about a month ago. Talk about a

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/13/03 02:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Not a problem, figured the SARS crap is the major holdback... Stupid diseases. Appreciate your post on letting us know where we all stand...

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/17/03 08:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

woooooooooooooooooooo....gotta keep this shiznit up front guys. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/27/03 10:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

CF Hood=WOOD boing OK so what's the haps? Just being a pest that's all.

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/28/03 03:45 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Oh! Oh! Can I be a pest too? Can I? Huh? Huh?
Come on, update! UPDATE! J/K guys, I know your doin your best for us. I hope that prototype is somewhere in the pacific right now though!


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/28/03 03:50 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorMich99SE:
I hope that prototype is somewhere in the pacific right now though!


I for one hope it's somewhere ON the Pacific But if our hoods were to become ricer chum (Ya like that one ::he, he, snort::) you know that there'd be some sea rays rubber necking and thinking "Mmmmmmmm, look at that sexy mamma!"

unknown
(CEG\'er)
06/29/03 03:27 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/29/03 04:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So yea.... is it August yet? .... NO?..... .... How about now?

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/05/03 05:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

How 'bout now....is it August yet??

unknown
(CEG\'er)
07/05/03 07:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Do we even have the prototype yet?


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/05/03 08:20 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

If not yet, they should get it by about the 13th of this month according to an older post.

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
I spoke with the president of the company who's overseeing our project, and he said they should be shipping a sample to us on a container leaving from overseas soon, which means we should get it in around a month to test for fitment.




Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/08/03 04:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey guys, Im sorry for the delay. NorcalCourg has just finished moving and has had no computer access for almost a month now. Right now the time frame is as before. Mid august for the completed hood to get here.



We should see the prototype in Mid to late this month. Please if any one has any questions, please feel free to PM me as NorCalCoug still has no internet access and is not sure when he will be up. Right now were in constant contact with our vendor atleast once a week being updated on the status of the IMRC covers and CF hoods. I hope to bring better news to you guys soon.


Lupe


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/08/03 08:46 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

cool thanks for the update.....now what's this about the IMRC covers??????

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/08/03 09:38 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
cool thanks for the update.....now what's this about the IMRC covers??????







We have the prototype already completed, Carbon Fiber IMRC covers for show cars or to just add some added flair. Its heat treated to withstand the temps that the engins through out to prevent warping. we don't offer colors, like someone else is, but were competitive in pricing. They already have a GB on NECO....I'll let you know.!!


Roz


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/15/03 06:18 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

how about now..? They here yet?

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/15/03 07:58 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

W3RD

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/16/03 06:28 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
W3RD





I just spoke with NorcalCoug, were getting the Updated ETA tomorrow on the hoods (being made over seas). I hope to have some good news tomorrow. I will elt you guys know ASAP!


Roz


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/23/03 09:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So what is the word?????????????????????

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/23/03 10:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

W3RD

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/23/03 10:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We brefly talked with one of the reps...there in the process of moving offices, so were unable to get a hold of the Product Development Manager. Norcalcoug is on his way to pick up his car on Thursday from them, so he should find out then, and we should know definatly by friday. I apologize for this wait guys, i know how you feel. If there are any questions please feel free to write.



Lupe


Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
07/24/03 02:57 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Its been so long, what does this look like again?

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/24/03 05:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry, i don't have pics of it. NORCALCOUG does and im trying to get access to his pics but he just finished setting up his CPU and im not sure if he has Dial up yet or not.


I'll get the Pics ASAP.


Lupe


Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/25/03 07:28 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!


Wake me when these things finally become available...


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/25/03 11:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah we really need to be more forthcoming with information...I understand people being busy and all but you've got alot of people's $$$ tied up in this, there should be absolutely NO wait when new information/pictures/whatever become available. Simply not acceptable.

nothingbutford
(New CEG\'er)
07/26/03 12:03 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

OK. I've been following this thread since it started and I have one question. With the reversed scoop like that how will the long-term effect of water running in there be on the engine and everything else under the hood? It could cause problems down the road from stuff rusting and corroding in there.

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
07/26/03 01:11 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We're sorry for the delays guys, but they are all completely out of our control. We are still waiting for our prototype to arrive, and have not received any photographs of it. The pics Roz was talking about are the ones from the original post, believe me, the second we have pics of this hood, they will be shared with you guys.

Our manufacturer is moving locations this week, and has been impossible to get ahold of, making it increasingly difficult to get any information out of them... because all of their paperwork is split between the two facilities. But we will get answers soon, because believe you me, we are ALL sick of waiting.

I know they sound like lame excuses, and for that I am sorry, but we WILL get you guys these hoods, and they will be more than worth it


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
07/26/03 01:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Oh and for as to what the hood will look like... this is the pic from the first page of this thread of what the scoop should look like, again, we haven't received any pics of the actual hood, so this is the best we can offer BTW the ripples in the upper left corner of the pic are from the photoshopping to remove the image that was in front of the hoods, so don't worry about the production hood being all rippled and crap




Also, with most aftermarket hoods that have openings like this one, the engine bay will need a little more tender loving care to keep clean, but we had the scoop put farther forward in an effort to help prevent exposing the actual engine to the elements, we've done our best to try and insure that water won't just be dumping onto the top of the intake manifold

As far as corrosion goes, water gets in the engine bay anyway, but we don't forsee any real problems with things wearing out prematurely... but lets face it, we have Fords, and we'll be replacing parts that have failed due to Ford Factory incompetance long before they corrode away due to exposure to a little water


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/29/03 07:46 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

CF Hood ... with reverse scoops ... ripples and stuff ... Are they here yet

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/03 04:20 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm leaving for Maui for the next month and won't be able to check in on this GB. Hopefully it will be ready to ship when I return..... I really, really hope it will be ready to ship in September as that is my last month in the lower 48.

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/03 01:47 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeha I hope to get it before it starts snowing as well.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/03 01:53 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



if that helps anyone.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/03 02:49 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I gots the silver SVT to match the hood and plenty of goodies too Man I need this hood on my car now Well hopefully the good news will come soon......I hope....

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/02/03 03:02 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by mikey boy:


if that helps anyone.




Gotta say it again..........MAN OH MAN, did you do a great job on that photochop!


unknown
(CEG\'er)
08/03/03 03:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
we should get the end prototype hood in a couple of weeks to a month at most.




Its Aug. any prototype yet?



m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/03/03 02:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Gotta say it again..........MAN OH MAN, did you do a great job on that photochop!




thanks man. i think it helps out buys like this when people can actually see the product before it is even a reality. maybe someday i will get a big discount on something like this because it is such a big selling point. we will see.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/03/03 02:35 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah it does help seeing it in finished detail. I just wnat the hood where are they ??? Sorry to early to function yet

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/03/03 05:35 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Nor or Dev, even if you have no new news could you please atleast let us know what's up?

I only ask because I am off on vacation for a month and won't be able to check in on this too much. I would like to know what to expect from this point so I don't go nuts wondering for a month about what's going on with it.

TIA,
Daymon


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/03/03 09:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Unfortunately no news yet

If you wanna PM me your phone number where you are going to be, I can call you when we actually have an update


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
08/06/03 09:02 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Update:

I went to the manufacturer's new office today to speak with the VP and the project manager. I was shown a photograph of the hood with the scoop molded, though it was an incorrect scoop. They're rectifying it immediately and will have pictures of the correct scoop within 7 days. They'll immediately build out the prototype unit for test fitment and ship it out to us ASAP. Once that arrives and fits properly, we will approve production and get these hoods out to you guys.

We apologize for delays in this group buy, it's definitely taken two months longer than expected. I won't blame unfortunate circumstances, but know that we're bugging our manufacturer near daily.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/06/03 08:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Good to hear....drive them nutz, I know I would. Thanks for the update

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/06/03 09:14 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Now THAT's what i'm talkin 'bout

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Update:

I went to the manufacturer's new office today to speak with the VP and the project manager. I was shown a photograph of the hood with the scoop molded, though it was an incorrect scoop. They're rectifying it immediately and will have pictures of the correct scoop within 7 days. They'll immediately build out the prototype unit for test fitment and ship it out to us ASAP. Once that arrives and fits properly, we will approve production and get these hoods out to you guys.

We apologize for delays in this group buy, it's definitely taken two months longer than expected. I won't blame unfortunate circumstances, but know that we're bugging our manufacturer near daily.




Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/07/03 05:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have found a source for internet access

What could have been a better time


unknown
(CEG\'er)
08/07/03 02:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

8 months later and they havent even produced a prototype yet??

Pathetic.


Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/07/03 07:18 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by unknown:
8 months later and they havent even produced a prototype yet??

Pathetic.





Whats up with the rude comments?


Dev and Nor are trying there best to get these to you guys. And they WILL get there.


I'm sure I speak for Nor and Dev when I say that we appreciate everyones business and we apologize for the wait. Once the prototype gets made it will go quite fast and smoothly.

Rome wasn't made in a day , guys. And the Majority of you understand that. And we thank you.


Lupe Garcia


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/07/03 08:26 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by unknown:
8 months later and they havent even produced a prototype yet??

Pathetic.




WTF Why don't you go [censored] in the body kit GB. That ones been going a hell of alot longer then this GB.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/07/03 08:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Emmm great... So we still on for like the end of this month?

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/07/03 10:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Emmm great... So we still on for like the end of this month?





Thats the plan.....ThinkMoto: I thank you for sticking up for us, but we want to keep this thread as civil as possible.


But i do appreciate your support.



But yes we hop by end of month to have the prototype, maybe even (maybe.....)have the first few sets....But again, it all depends on the production of our vendor. they use an over seas company to creat the kits becaue it helps us keep your cost down...but at the same time, its more time consuming.....think this way, for the extra time, your saving 100-200 extra dollars.


Lupe


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/08/03 01:43 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Not rying to be uncivilized I just can't take it anymore. Frickin cegers are so dumb they [censored] and complain about everything. Damn we're the ones with the money tied up in the GB. [censored] I have 3 hoods paid for, I should be bitching up a storm...but I'm not because I know better and bitching don't get you no where. Well my rant is done I'll save it for some other GB's I'm in..... (not directed towards you Norcal )

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/08/03 02:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So does that mean it was directed at me?

JK

Again, we can't stress how sorry we are at the length of time this is taking, if it were up to us, we would have personally hand delivered every single one of these hoods several months ago, but outside circumstances have prevented that What we DO promise is that these will be finished as soon as possible, and that none of you will be dissapointed with your purchase

We have other projects in the works for the Contour/ Cougar/ Mystique that will be VERY cool... it will just take a little bit of patience since we are just emerging as a new company and so things take time


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/08/03 02:31 AM
Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

On a side note, to all of those who have ordered these hoods from us, we are offering you a discount on preorders for OUR CF Engine cover over on the NECO site Here is the link for the GB posted on NECO

We didn't want to steal the thunder from the CEG GB, so that is why we haven't made our own post on here (we're not out to try and undercut competition and steal business like some other vendors out there ) Therefore, out of respect for ChkHwk's GB, i'm only posting information in THIS thread for now Since the discount is especially relevant to those of you who have paid for one of our hoods

So if you are interested in a matching CF Engine cover to go with your new CF Hood, go check out the post on NECO

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them over on NECO, so that we don't clutter up this thread too much with Off Topic Chatter

The reason we are offering discounts to those who have already ordered hoods from us is that, like i've said many times before, we appreciate your business and the patience you've shown to our slowly emerging company So we want to keep you all happy in any way that we can...



BTW here is a pic of what the prototype of our cover looks like



Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/08/03 08:34 PM
Re: Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

mmmmmmmmmmmm sweet Devious.....and of course it wasn't aimed at you Hmmm fighting urge to job on yet another GB...ugh I dunno guys it's tempting

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/08/03 08:44 PM
Re: Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

Deviuos and Norcal I left a reply in the NECO forum GB..I want in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/08/03 10:32 PM
Re: Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

I've responded in that thread on NECO for you

And for everyone else that is IN on THIS GB for the hoods, and has already paid, could you do me a favor and either post your email address in this thread, PM it to me, or send me an email along with your CEG ScreenName. (My email is: DEVIOUSDEV--Remove--@aol.com) just remove the --Remove-- part before sending the email

We are going to start a Mass Email to alert you all when we have updates so that people won't have to check into CEG to find out the newest information about the Hoods

-Dev

PS I know some of you already have sent emails in to us in the past, but some people's email addys may have changed at this point, so this is just to make sure we have the correct one, so you're not left out


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/09/03 03:01 AM
Re: Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

my email is redcaddy75 "at" hotmail dot com. thanks for all the work guys, i know you're doin all you can for us.

onosway
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/09/03 03:16 AM
Re: Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

wow period

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/10/03 08:30 PM
Re: Discount to CEGers who have purchased CF hoods

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:


We are going to start a Mass Email to alert you all when we have updates so that people won't have to check into CEG to find out the newest information about the Hoods





Ahhhh Mass Email Alert!!!! The hoods are so close i can taste em~


unknown
(CEG\'er)
08/11/03 02:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by unknown:
8 months later and they havent even produced a prototype yet??

Pathetic.




WTF Why don't you go [censored] in the body kit GB. That ones been going a hell of alot longer then this GB.




First of all, I AM in the GB for the body kit - Ashley Hall PIF. 2nd, this comment was not directed at Dev or NOR but the company who has done NOTHING in 8 months. See how it says "they have not even produced a prototype yet??" Are Nor and Dev making these hoods?? No they are the coordinators and I appreciate all that they have done. So what say you now?

Some people just like to create problems where none exist.


Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/11/03 04:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by unknown:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by unknown:
8 months later and they havent even produced a prototype yet??

Pathetic.




WTF Why don't you go [censored] in the body kit GB. That ones been going a hell of alot longer then this GB.




First of all, I AM in the GB for the body kit - Ashley Hall PIF. 2nd, this comment was not directed at Dev or NOR but the company who has done NOTHING in 8 months. See how it says "they have not even produced a prototype yet??" Are Nor and Dev making these hoods?? No they are the coordinators and I appreciate all that they have done. So what say you now?

Some people just like to create problems where none exist.





Maybe Thinkmoto did jump the gun whe he responded to your comment....but if you read what you wrote, you got to admit it could be taken eihter way.

Why do you think i stayed out of it....because i was just going to let the comment slide and move on because it came off as "contraversal" just because there was 2 ways people could take it.


Please people (everyone) lets try and keep this thread relavant to the GB. Talk to you guys later.



Roz


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/11/03 08:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I know none of you mean to turn this into a flame war, and that there is just a slight misunderstanding going on here

I think we're all just frustrated with how long this is taking, and the set backs we've run into. Believe me, I've been on the verge of ripping someone a new hole over this, but that won't exactly solve anything will it?

So lets all redirect all of this tension into something productive... like baking cookies to send to Dev and Mike


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/11/03 09:37 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
I know none of you mean to turn this into a flame war, and that there is just a slight misunderstanding going on here

I think we're all just frustrated with how long this is taking, and the set backs we've run into. Believe me, I've been on the verge of ripping someone a new hole over this, but that won't exactly solve anything will it?

So lets all redirect all of this tension into something productive... like baking cookies to send to Dev and Mike




oatmeal raisan or chocolate chip?? LMAO I don't really care what that UNKNOWN guy says I just hate listening to all the pissing and moaning that goes on in ceg. And now that he says he's in the body kit GB I'm spellbound by the fact he even made the comment....good old ceg for you lol Thanks alot DEV and NOrcal I'll get that payment out asap


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/11/03 09:40 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Please

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/11/03 09:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Please




LOL actually I really should send you guys some for all the good things you have done........


unknown
(CEG\'er)
08/11/03 10:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
I know none of you mean to turn this into a flame war, and that there is just a slight misunderstanding going on here

I think we're all just frustrated with how long this is taking, and the set backs we've run into. Believe me, I've been on the verge of ripping someone a new hole over this, but that won't exactly solve anything will it?

So lets all redirect all of this tension into something productive... like baking cookies to send to Dev and Mike




oatmeal raisan or chocolate chip?? LMAO I don't really care what that UNKNOWN guy says I just hate listening to all the pissing and moaning that goes on in ceg. And now that he says he's in the body kit GB I'm spellbound by the fact he even made the comment....good old ceg for you lol Thanks alot DEV and NOrcal I'll get that payment out asap




I too am LMAO..
It is spelled raisin and you are doing all the pissing and moaning.
Are you done?



SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/17/03 04:56 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I haven't driven the Tour in a bout a week! And Yesterday i uncovered her to take some pics of my CF hood that i'm selling, for this hood! And i swear when i uncovered her, she had the NOR/DEV GB hood on her ! Aww then i blinked and realized i was seeing stuff!!! So we still thinking end of this month, cause that would be EXCELLENT!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/18/03 12:01 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
I haven't driven the Tour in a bout a week! And Yesterday i uncovered her to take some pics of my CF hood that i'm selling, for this hood! And i swear when i uncovered her, she had the NOR/DEV GB hood on her ! Aww then i blinked and realized i was seeing stuff!!! So we still thinking end of this month, cause that would be EXCELLENT!




Yeah I took my car for a ride and welded the exhaust up on my new cat-back I just bought. I can't wait much longer...for the hoods or the IMRC cover!!!!! mmmmmm I love it


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/18/03 05:03 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!



I know I said that he wouldn't dance until I got my hood......but....... ya know


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/21/03 05:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry for the late reply, I just got home finally after being stranded out of town for a month

... We're supposed to talk to the manufacturer at some point later today, so we'll find out the latest then, and get back to you guys


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/21/03 08:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

MUST... HAVE... HOOD...

It is the only thing that is keeping me from selling my 'tour.... LOL


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/22/03 03:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Ok now THEY are checking into it... and are supposed to know exactly where we stand tomorrow... hopefully

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/22/03 04:22 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by xchang:
MUST... HAVE... HOOD...

It is the only thing that is keeping me from selling my 'tour.... LOL




LOL ME TOO!!!! HAHA


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/23/03 03:08 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Originally posted by xchang:
MUST... HAVE... HOOD...

It is the only thing that is keeping me from selling my 'tour.... LOL




LOL ME TOO!!!! HAHA




yah need hood


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/23/03 03:58 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Originally posted by xchang:
MUST... HAVE... HOOD...

It is the only thing that is keeping me from selling my 'tour.... LOL




LOL ME TOO!!!! HAHA




yah need hood




W3RD


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/23/03 08:32 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Apparently I was misinformed... and they were going to be out of the office today, so I won't know anything till monday

Sorry guys

On a side note, not everyone has Emailed, or PMed me their Email Addys... so if you want to get the most up to date info (starting next week) just drop me a line, and I'll add you to the list

-Dev


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/24/03 07:14 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

lorddx@yahoo.com

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/25/03 08:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

its monday... Sorry i'm impatient

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/25/03 09:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
its monday... Sorry i'm impatient




your not the only one.....but it's alright


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/25/03 11:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
its monday... Sorry i'm impatient




Welcome to the Club... We should start our own forums, and call it "Why The Hell Are Our Carbon Fiber Hoods Taking So Damn Long" .com ....


... and then we can blame it on the Canadians


On a serious note, I spoke to the manufacturer today, and they are unsure of the exact timeframe we are looking at, but they said knowing how their factory works, that under normal circumstances they should have finished the Prototype, and have it on a boat by next week... which puts it here in about a month.

Now I just want to once again express our appologies for the length of time this is taking. This is completely unnacceptable, and I know that some of you might not have purchased if you had known the wait would be this long.... hell, we probably would have used a different manufacturer had we had known we would be sitting here twittling our thumbs for 9 months

So once again, I am sorry, and we will get this all cleared up as soon as possible, because until you are all happy, we aren't happy


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/26/03 12:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:


... and then we can blame it on the Canadians






Isn't it the French we are blaming for everything now... lol

Appology accepted... But really none necessary. What is the name of this company we are dealing with... I'd like to know so that way we don't go through them again. Or maybe they can cover all our shipping costs to our doors due to the bad turnaround time.


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/30/03 02:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

TTT, I don't spose you guys have anything new?

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
08/31/03 01:23 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

We have been working with Wayson LLC, which is Aerogear's parent company, but the source of the delays have been the oversea's factory they recently began using. They just started using this particular factory I believe, and there have been some major miscommunications on the "foreign end" ... but unfortunately I don't think we will be compensated for it in any way But we'll see...

And as of right now, we have no new updates...


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/31/03 04:20 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

grrrrr...Well that sux.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/31/03 04:27 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I have to ask this, who made the mistake of using the wrong scoop? I'm guessing it was our dear friends over in China at the wonderful factory that keeps making us all oh so happy. If that's not one of the many reasons our hoods aren't in hand now, how can they not try to make it up to us? Just a question, where does their customer service come into play?



NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
08/31/03 09:13 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Unfortunately it's not their customer service we have to deal with. As we're having these hoods privately manufactured for us, our company is the one that must do our best to make amends to you, the customer.

As Dev posted before, we're offering a discounted price (beyond that of the NECO group buy price) on our Carbon Fiber IMRC covers to anybody who has purchased a hood from us. I wish we could do more right now, but we can't until I re-negotiate with the manufacturer. We'll see what we can pull, whether it be a reduced cost on shipping or what have you, and we apologize for the wait that everyone has had to endure. We're more irritated than any of you by this as we hate to leave you guys waiting for a product.



KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
09/01/03 12:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Is the reverse scoop that was in the picture what we're getting?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
09/01/03 06:56 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by KarlosSVT:
Is the reverse scoop that was in the picture what we're getting?




The scoop as pictured in the image on the first page is the scoop that will be molded to the hood and produced.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/01/03 07:36 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

My car just went up for sale yesterday... Sucks, but it's time i move out of the RENTS house and get on my own feet. Either the Car or the Motorcycle had to go... and my motorcycle is my pride and joy! Although i do love my car, i'll make sure she gets a good home! Anyway, my point... I'm not in any rush to get this hood (although i know many are), and depending on the person that buys my car if he/she wants the hood, i might be selling mine hood! just...FYI

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
09/02/03 05:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Nice try, but you're not allowed to sell your car....




and that's final!!!


...Unless of course you want to trade it to me for a slightly used '95 Mystique with no engine


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/03/03 07:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

HAHAHA ... hmm no engine... DEAL! HEHE J/K! But yea i know... it's choking me up a little to think about selling her! BUT i might not have too... i think i'm going to get another roommate in my house... And if i do! I can keep the car, but we'll see! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Well to stay on topic.. any new news on the hoods?

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
09/09/03 12:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

You know you want to get a nice dirty mystique ... in all seriousness, you'd be getting the better deal here


And to stay on topic... I have a call into the manufacturer, and they are going to call me back tomorrow with the latest info ... if they don't, I'll break some kneecaps


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/09/03 12:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
You know you want to get a nice dirty mystique ... in all seriousness, you'd be getting the better deal here


And to stay on topic... I have a call into the manufacturer, and they are going to call me back tomorrow with the latest info ... if they don't, I'll break some kneecaps




Do it please....


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/09/03 01:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Any new news? how about a prototype pic... !!

unknown
(CEG\'er)
09/10/03 07:37 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Someone once told me "Quality takes time..", I wonder what they would say now?

Nor/Dev did you get the call back? Anything new to report?


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
09/10/03 09:09 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I got the call back... but we don't have any news

We're still waiting to hear back from Hong Kong


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
09/10/03 09:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by unknown:
Someone once told me "Quality takes time..", I wonder what they would say now?





That you guys should be getting some DAMN good quality ISH


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/11/03 12:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Are you guys negotiating anything about the shipping to us since it has been a long delay?? Just wondering, that's all...

bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
09/12/03 02:07 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Is there some sort of date that if we don't get the hoods by, we'll get a refund?

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/12/03 06:08 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

HONG KONG

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
09/12/03 10:43 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
HONG KONG



lol this hood says hong kong fooey!


unknown
(CEG\'er)
09/12/03 02:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by bamf2go:
Is there some sort of date that if we don't get the hoods by, we'll get a refund?




I doubt it. We're in for the long haul.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/12/03 11:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Come oooooooooooooon proto-hood!!!!!!!!!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
09/13/03 09:22 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Our manufacturer is going to get verbally beat on by me come tuesday (When the vice pres is in the shop).

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/15/03 05:22 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I don't know if this ever got answered, but is there going to be different under hood clearance? More would be good..... the mm's count

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
09/17/03 08:58 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Talked to the mfgr today; they're doing some final measurements before finishing up the mold for the prototype and shipping one out to us. We'll take a look at the specs before approving anything and we'll do our best to post pics of the prototype once it's ready.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
09/17/03 06:24 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Update: Mfgr's factory will be finishing the mold by tomorrow, then it has to dry for a day or two. After that, they'll pop out a prototype, and we'll get one in the states no more than a couple of weeks afterwards (pending clearing customs, and shipping time). Thanks for all your patience with us on this, and we'll be seeing these SOON!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/17/03 10:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bout time keep on pestering them Norcal

OpieContour7
(New CEG\'er)
09/17/03 11:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So the GB hoods, they'll be the same shape as the ones in the pic? if so, hell ya!!!

OpieContour7
(New CEG\'er)
09/18/03 12:08 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Also, what would be the approximate date of delivery of the hood, just curious?

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/18/03 07:29 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

oh DANG I thought you already approved a mold... GEEZ so what are we looking at..? Another 2-3 months? Just wondering not trying to be the downer on the update!

unknown
(CEG\'er)
09/18/03 02:27 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Well from past experiences we know it will take roughly 4 weeks to get here ONCE it has been sent. My guess is that we don't receive anything in this calander year.

However, I would love to be wrong about this.


OpieContour7
(New CEG\'er)
09/20/03 02:21 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

do you have a possable release date for next year if it takes that long ... like what month approxamatly. I am just curious how long we'll be waiting for the hoods to be shipped

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/21/03 05:12 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ttt

Originally posted by unknown:
My guess is that we don't receive anything in this calander year.




I really.......REALLY hope that is not the case


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/22/03 02:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I hope not as well... And BTW i've decided against selling the TOUR. I bought Sale signs and everything, and i just COULDN"T bring myself to putting them in the window!!!! So she's still here for a while! But right now she's in blocks getting her brakes replaced and i have to replace a control arm while i'm in there! SO... about the hood... Any new news? THANKS

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
09/23/03 11:12 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

The R&D/Marketing guy for the mfgr will be back in the office on wednesday; I'll check in with him then on the status of the prototype's construction. Hopefully we'll hear good news ASAP or I'm going to get angry.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/23/03 09:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
The R&D/Marketing guy for the mfgr will be back in the office on wednesday; I'll check in with him then on the status of the prototype's construction. Hopefully we'll hear good news ASAP or I'm going to get angry.




[Daydream] Norcal hanging the "R&D/Marketing guy" out the window of a very tall building by his feet until he caves into paying for the shipping! [/Daydream]


Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/24/03 06:23 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
The R&D/Marketing guy for the mfgr will be back in the office on wednesday; I'll check in with him then on the status of the prototype's construction. Hopefully we'll hear good news ASAP or I'm going to get angry.




[Daydream] Norcal hanging the "R&D/Marketing guy" out the window of a very tall building by his feet until he caves into paying for the shipping! [/Daydream]







LMAO.....I can see him doing that!! lmao!


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/28/03 06:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Hey wanna hear a story, This one time on CEG... HEHE!

So, any news?!?!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/28/03 08:00 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Any news is good on these hoods........

KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
10/01/03 08:38 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Any news is good on these hoods........



I really hope so--the hornet tis in waiting.


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
10/01/03 11:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry for the delay, I was waiting for a response from our Manufacturer Rep

As of right now, he believes they are finishing the mold, (it may be done already, he is being conservative with his estimate) and they should be shipping it to us VERY soon... so if all goes well, we might have these before Xmas


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/02/03 04:00 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Im in no hurry, at this rate the hood will be done before the Kaotic kit which never left the country or had SARS outbreak to overcome.....LOL

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
10/02/03 06:57 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So do we just blame everything on SARS now?

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/07/03 05:52 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Sorry for the delay, I was waiting for a response from our Manufacturer Rep

As of right now, he believes they are finishing the mold, (it may be done already, he is being conservative with his estimate) and they should be shipping it to us VERY soon... so if all goes well, we might have these before Xmas




MIGHT being the KEY word!!!
and that was in NO WAY intending to Put down DEVIOUS or NOR!


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
10/07/03 07:11 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I hear ya. The bad thing about this company is the shipping and completion time. Their quality really is unrivaled, but next time we make a new product for you guys, we'll choose a different manufacturer that will provide quality product in a more acceptable timeframe.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/09/03 11:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Norcal or Devious any news?? ETA still???? just wondering that's all...

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
10/10/03 11:08 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Still no Concrete ETA, we are supposed to be getting a status report early next week, so we might know more then

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/11/03 01:01 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Didn't they already make the mold, but with the wrong scoop a month or more ago? lmao, they don't have any idea what deadlines are.....do they?

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/17/03 09:54 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ok , i'm dont waiting... can i have my hood now?!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/18/03 09:28 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
ok , i'm dont waiting... can i have my hood now?!




ditto that.....


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/19/03 08:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
ok , i'm dont waiting... can i have my hood now?!




ditto that.....




Yea, i meant DONE, but, i'm glad you got me!

So, my cars been on BLOCKS for about 2 months now, i've been working on her! And today i gave her a bath for the first time since then! I've had her covered up...(when i'm not working on her) so the sun wouldn't get to the paint, but i still felt bad today when i uncovered her and i was washing my bike, so i gave the SVT a bath too! Anyway, when i'm done with the Right Control arm and lower tie-rod, purchase the new rims, and get a new paint job... she sure would look nice with a Fresh new CF hood!!!!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/19/03 06:24 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I washed and waxed my truck yesterday...man that was rough. Soo much surface area and all the road tar. Yeah I can't wait for the hoods too. I might be getting my car painted over winter and all the bodywork straight. I also am in the process of getting parts for a new bumper cover design. If I can go through with everything it should be pretty pimpee when it's done

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/20/03 02:58 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ttt

......BOW CHICKA BOW BOW....CHICKA CHICKA BOW BOW......


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/20/03 11:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
ttt

......BOW CHICKA BOW BOW....CHICKA CHICKA BOW BOW......




Ihear ya on that one .........TOO bad my girl doesn't get the ticket Well I guess that's why they invented it...ber chic a ber chick a bow ckic a bow wow.....


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
10/21/03 06:24 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I think I might call the coast guard tomorrow and see if they're holding up any container ships from China with a hood on it.

KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
10/22/03 12:19 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
I think I might call the coast guard tomorrow and see if they're holding up any container ships from China with a hood on it.


Good idea!!

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/22/03 06:34 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by KarlosSVT:
Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
I think I might call the coast guard tomorrow and see if they're holding up any container ships from China with a hood on it.


Good idea!!




Wait ... A hood ...? No no ... like 25 hoods !!!


wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/23/03 12:41 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I was gonna jump on this but I guess I'm glad I didn't. Damn!!!!!!!!

unknown
(CEG\'er)
10/23/03 03:00 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Would it be too much to ask to get some kind of 'hard' news. Something like yes the prototype was finished on mm/dd/yyyy, or it will be shipped on.. etc?

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
10/23/03 11:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Unfortunately it DOES seem too hard to find that out

I called the rep just a few minutes ago for our weekly update, and he is STILL waiting to hear back from the factory from over a week ago...

We will hopefully know something soon


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/24/03 04:28 PM
RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

TTT

That's it, no x-mas card for them

Honestly, what's the point of getting a weekly update when it doesn't come from SNL!?


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/27/03 01:29 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
TTT

That's it, no x-mas card for them

Honestly, what's the point of getting a weekly update when it doesn't come from SNL!?




BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA good one I'll need a weekly update pretty soon or I'm gonna go nutz from a CF deficancy whoops I'm already nutz so how's that gonna work


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/27/03 07:58 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Dev-
I only read the last rwn pages or so, so I don't know if this has been covered. From my understanding, there is a prototype only on the way. correct? Once the prototype get's in, will the rest of the hoods be made here?

I'm already thinking of ways to spend the raise I get in Dec and Jan.

Mike


johnny hennessy
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/28/03 12:37 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

form what I understood from NorCal, they are being made here in Northern California. Assuming that all is fine with the prototype.


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
10/28/03 02:09 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Unfortunately NO, they will be made oversea's as well. When we originally were setting this up, we checked with all of the "local" places, and they all cost too much, and we couldn't have come anywhere near the price that you all paid for these.

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/28/03 05:28 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

I just want to add that the delay, while is a bummer, doesnt really bother myself simply for the fact that you guys are posting progress (or atleast keeping us up to speed) Anyone *kough* starting a project like this should take notes on how this was handled. Your communication is appreciated.

and thats all I have to say about that.......


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
10/28/03 07:30 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

We're definitely using this as both a learning experience and incentive to seek out a different manufacturer for future projects. Price point is a big sticking factor with most people, but in the future we'll weigh the options and present what we can to you for choice. Kind of a hard choice. Again, we apologize to everyone for the wait and we're more than happy to post whatever status we have on the hoods whenever you ask. If you ever want a more immediate response, you can email Dev and myself at customerservice@initialvelocity.com

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/28/03 09:06 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Devin/NorCal-

Did ya'll know there is a place in Palmdale that does CF?
I've talked to them before about stuff and they've even made a few mags and what not.

Fiber Images
37925 6th St E
Palmdale, CA 93550-5236 Phone: (661) 274-9500

Devin, those are the guys I talked to about doing the CF IMRC covers.

Just FYI,
Mike




svttour2008
(CEG\'er)
10/29/03 02:16 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

are there any spots left open on this group buy? sucks that its taken so long for the proto.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/29/03 02:43 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

tons the more the saddier oops I mean the merrier.

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/29/03 03:10 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by svttour2000_03:
are there any spots left open on this group buy? sucks that its taken so long for the proto.




I guess I should ask the same question.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
10/29/03 08:53 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Yup! We're always open for more people to jump in on the group buy. So long as you order before the prototype comes in you get the $425 + shipping price (Pay $425 now, pay shipping when the hoods arrive in the states).

After the prototype arrives, you'll have to pay our retail price on these hoods which is going to be a chunk of change more than $425.

If you'd like to get in on the group buy, send PayPal to:

hikaru@otaking.org

With the following description:

CEG Contour CF Hood Group Buy

Please include your CEG screenname in the notes for the payment.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/30/03 05:24 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

This has probably been answered in the past... But will these hoods come PRE-Clear Coated? or will we need to get that done as well!~? Just wondering so that i know! THANKS

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/30/03 05:37 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

It has been answered before, but I don't know that anyone expects you to read through every page, I know I don't. Anyway, if memory serves correctly, they are NOT being cleared. They'll have a coating of some kind on them, some UV protectant stuff, but no slear coat. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here...

unknown
(CEG\'er)
10/30/03 06:12 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by NorMich99SE:
It has been answered before, but I don't know that anyone expects you to read through every page, I know I don't. Anyway, if memory serves correctly, they are NOT being cleared. They'll have a coating of some kind on them, some UV protectant stuff, but no slear coat. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here...




You are correct.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
10/30/03 12:54 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Correct. These hoods come with UV-resistant resin, which will prevent the sun from turning the carbon fiber greenishyellow.

Clearcoat is recommended but not necessary. Clearcoat will protect the finish of the hood (You can always polish the clearcoat or sand it and re-clear but you can't really sand down and re-resin the hood), and protects against acid rain. For daily drivers, I recommend clearcoat on the hood. For a show car that is driven maybe once or twice a week, I would pocket that money and not worry about it.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/03/03 09:31 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Any news I know I know quality takes time....damn those chinamen

bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
11/06/03 12:56 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

If anybody else wants in on this buy, please pm me, you can have my spot for $20 cheaper (i.e. $405 instead of $425). I really need the money now, so please pm me or email me (address in profile).

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/07/03 05:07 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Any news I know I know quality takes time....damn those chinamen




Watch that comment...


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
11/08/03 03:34 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

No news as of right now

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
11/10/03 04:11 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by xchang:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Any news I know I know quality takes time....damn those chinamen




Watch that comment...



norcalcoug is chinese too - the digs on chinamen is an ongoing poke at him.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
11/11/03 04:34 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by frenchblueC2:
Originally posted by xchang:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Any news I know I know quality takes time....damn those chinamen




Watch that comment...



norcalcoug is chinese too - the digs on chinamen is an ongoing poke at him.




Don't hate me cuz I'm slanty-eyed.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/12/03 12:28 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Originally posted by frenchblueC2:
Originally posted by xchang:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Any news I know I know quality takes time....damn those chinamen




Watch that comment...



norcalcoug is chinese too - the digs on chinamen is an ongoing poke at him.




Don't hate me cuz I'm slanty-eyed.





NAH!!! No hatin here


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/12/03 06:25 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by frenchblueC2:
Originally posted by xchang:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Any news I know I know quality takes time....damn those chinamen




Watch that comment...



norcalcoug is chinese too - the digs on chinamen is an ongoing poke at him.




That I did not know.


frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
11/12/03 09:47 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

here's a snappy picture of the guy running this group buy
looks like an upstanding individual don't you think?
I'd buy from him, he can dance!


unknown
(CEG\'er)
11/13/03 05:33 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!





unknown
(CEG\'er)
11/13/03 02:57 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

You know its been 10 months to the day since I paid my $$, I would really like to know where we stand right now. This is really starting to concern me since we have no shred of proof our hoods are even being made.

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
11/14/03 02:34 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

I was on the phone with our rep earlier today, and they are STILL trying to get an update for us. Unfortunately the "guy with the big balls in the company that can get an answer out of the factory" (thats a direct quote ) was gone for the day, so I'll be getting ahold of him tomorrow sometime to hopefully get a response for everybody


I hate having to say it, but once again, we are sorry for the immensely long wait time that everyone has had to endure. We never thought things would take this long, and we've done everything we can to speed things up, but things are just out of our control. I do know that other projects that were started 6 months BEFORE ours were pushed back so that these hoods would be finished, so at least that is some good news


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/14/03 05:30 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by unknown:
You know its been 10 months to the day since I paid my $$, I would really like to know where we stand right now. This is really starting to concern me since we have no shred of proof our hoods are even being made.




I was thinking just about the samething a few days ago up until I PM'd Norcal with my concerns. He cleared everything up for me and has brought me up to date on the whole situation. I am confident it's a matter of when, not if. For those who have had international dealings like this should be able to understand what position Norcal and Dev are in. A custom CF hood for only $425 is well worth the wait IMO.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
11/14/03 07:46 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by unknown:
You know its been 10 months to the day since I paid my $$, I would really like to know where we stand right now. This is really starting to concern me since we have no shred of proof our hoods are even being made.




I was thinking just about the samething a few days ago up until I PM'd Norcal with my concerns. He cleared everything up for me and has brought me up to date on the whole situation. I am confident it's a matter of when, not if. For those who have had international dealings like this should be able to understand what position Norcal and Dev are in. A custom CF hood for only $425 is well worth the wait IMO.




Yea worth the wait... but i'm getting REALLY Ancy-in my Pant-cy! uhh yes... i really did just say that!


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
11/14/03 07:46 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by unknown:
You know its been 10 months to the day since I paid my $$, I would really like to know where we stand right now. This is really starting to concern me since we have no shred of proof our hoods are even being made.




I was thinking just about the samething a few days ago up until I PM'd Norcal with my concerns. He cleared everything up for me and has brought me up to date on the whole situation. I am confident it's a matter of when, not if. For those who have had international dealings like this should be able to understand what position Norcal and Dev are in. A custom CF hood for only $425 is well worth the wait IMO.




Yea worth the wait... but i'm getting REALLY Ancy-in my Pant-cy! uhh yes... i really did just say that!


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
11/14/03 07:46 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by unknown:
You know its been 10 months to the day since I paid my $$, I would really like to know where we stand right now. This is really starting to concern me since we have no shred of proof our hoods are even being made.




I was thinking just about the samething a few days ago up until I PM'd Norcal with my concerns. He cleared everything up for me and has brought me up to date on the whole situation. I am confident it's a matter of when, not if. For those who have had international dealings like this should be able to understand what position Norcal and Dev are in. A custom CF hood for only $425 is well worth the wait IMO.




Yea worth the wait... but i'm getting REALLY Ancy-in my Pant-cy! uhh yes... i really did just say that!


johnny hennessy
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/14/03 08:18 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

yeah I can speak personally for nor and dev. they are not out to take anyones money, they want to make sure that everyone is satisfied with a great product.

KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
11/14/03 08:28 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by johnny hennessy:
yeah I can speak personally for nor and dev. they are not out to take anyones money, they want to make sure that everyone is satisfied with a great product.


Yea---and it's great for us to keep the contour svts going because it's getting more difficult to get aftermarket stuff---very hip cars---I'll wait--thanks guys

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/14/03 11:59 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by unknown:
You know its been 10 months to the day since I paid my $$, I would really like to know where we stand right now. This is really starting to concern me since we have no shred of proof our hoods are even being made.




I was thinking just about the samething a few days ago up until I PM'd Norcal with my concerns. He cleared everything up for me and has brought me up to date on the whole situation. I am confident it's a matter of when, not if. For those who have had international dealings like this should be able to understand what position Norcal and Dev are in. A custom CF hood for only $425 is well worth the wait IMO.




Yea worth the wait... but i'm getting REALLY Ancy-in my Pant-cy! uhh yes... i really did just say that!




And you said it 3 Times!!! I think your point is made I'm in the same boat I just want to see pics and then here it's gonna be ready for shipment.....


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
11/14/03 12:01 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Believe me, we're trying our best. Remember that we've got some of our personal money tied up in this as well (As we purchased several of the hoods ourselves to make up for the difference in the group buy).

The manufacturer is doing their best to get concrete answers to us about the status of their factory's production schedule. The minute I hear that our prototype hoods are on a container bound for the US, and the expected arrival date, I'll post it.

Hell, I'll go to an Internet Cafe if I'm not near a computer or library and pay the five bucks to spend the time to post it.

We thank everyone for their patience with these hoods. I know it's been frustrating for you, and it's been just as frustrating for us. The number of hours spent on phonecalls, trips to the manufacturer, replying to personal PMs and e-mails regarding the status and so on.. it's been a long ordeal. In the end it will all be worth it! Who knows what other companies will come out with for the 'tour once they see other aftermarket products being made!


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
11/15/03 07:30 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Just as an update, I wasn't able to find out anything today, so we'll have to wait till the beginning of next week

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/26/03 11:12 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!



Bump....

I tried to calm him down.........



DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
11/27/03 02:15 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Dammit, I was coming in here to give an update thinking I was going to finally beat you to asking... but NOOOOOOO you had to ask before I got the chance to post.... punk

But its not something to get too excited about anyway... I was hounding our contact all day long, and couldn't get him on the phone, even after calling many many many times and having very pleasant conversations with other employees... but alas... no new info

I'm very sorry yet again... I wanted especially good news today, as it is my birthday... but got nothing instead


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/27/03 05:18 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Well, Happy Birthday anyway Dev. But I'm sorry, no good news...no present J/K
Thanks for all you and NorCal are doing on this anyway. As long as I have this thing by either Spring Zing or June, I'll be happy, car is parked till then anyway.


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/27/03 11:03 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Dev-
I might have money in time for a hood after all if it keeps going the way it has. lol

I'm actually really torn right now between doing this next or getting a Corsa exhaust for my Silverado.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/27/03 05:04 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Sorry to kill your Bday

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
12/02/03 06:43 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Well my tour's in the Shop till next Thurs. ! She's getting two new side skirts and i'm getting both painted and my front bumper painted, front oval painted(black), inserts painted white. Also, i got some Angel Eye Fog lights; you know the ones like the BMW's have, outter circle light with the light shinning on the inside! When you turn them off, the outter circle glows for about 15mins after you shut them off! Looks really sweet and i don't think installing them will be very hard at all! Yea, i'm glad i decided to keep her ... she's my girl for sure! Car always makes me proud!~~~~
Anyway! i just thought i'd share! But to stay on topic! I've got the same guy that's painting my car, said he'd Clear Coat my CF hood!... Anyone else check on this? And if so, what were you're quotes ?! THANKS


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/03/03 01:12 AM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Just as an update... talked to the rep again today, and he will be calling me back in the morning with another "update"

So in summation, I have nothing new for you guys


... and thanks for the Bday wishes, and just in case any of you were actually worried, this did NOT ruin my bday...



... getting sick did that JK


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/03/03 09:42 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

thanks for the uninforming update

green SVT
(CEG\'er)
12/04/03 07:34 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

I wonder if this thread has the most replies ever? You guy waiting are awesome, screw this there is no way in HELL I would wait this long. [censored] I could have walked to japan got the hood and came back by now. Sorry guys. I have my hood on order from a company so I dont have to wait..he he good luck guys, stick in there!

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
12/04/03 08:50 PM
Re: RE: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open For Deposits!

Yes... that patience virtue... it sucks!

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/04/03 08:56 PM
10000 views!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Yes... that patience virtue... it sucks!




we'll easily hit 10,000 views before we actually get the hood.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/04/03 11:18 PM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by ssmumich00:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Yes... that patience virtue... it sucks!




we'll easily hit 10,000 views before we actually get the hood.




bwhahahahahaha and how many will have................... bow chick a bow wow in it????


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/05/03 06:49 PM
Re: 10000 views!



Just getting him ready for you Swazo


Just finally talked to the rep, and our CF engine covers are supposed to be in our hands the week after Xmas (the 29th) and the prototype hood should arrive about two weeks after that

We were really hoping to have a XMas delivery for you guys, but now it looks like you'll get to spend some quality time with them right around Valentine's day


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/05/03 08:35 PM
Re: 10000 views!


Bow chicka bow bow

So what's up with the prototype? Even if it needs minor mods...it'll have to be shipped back? But even if that's the case how much longer would we get our hoods then?


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/05/03 09:47 PM
Re: 10000 views!

If the prototype fits correctly, it will not have to be shipped back, and they will begin production of the hood right away

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/06/03 01:26 AM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
If the prototype fits correctly, it will not have to be shipped back, and they will begin production of the hood right away




KICK AZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bow chic a bow wow is an understatement!!!
That's fricking sweet...oh man thta just made my weekend!!! Thanks


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
12/08/03 05:48 PM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by Swazo:

Bow chicka bow bow




WHAT he said!!! Emmmmm .... so close..... but yet so far away!


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/09/03 01:48 AM
Re: 10000 views!

Is that a banana in your post, or are you just happy to see me?

Glad we could finally deliver some actual news for once


woodysvt
(CEG\'er)
12/10/03 05:04 PM
Re: 10000 views!

I dont wish to bring this up after all the money has been collected...but I will tell you my experience with Aerogear.

I purchased a hood from them in June for my old car (98 gti vr6). I took it home and tried to install it. It was the worst fitting piece of crap i had ever seen. It would even latch at the latch point. So, I called them and told them of my misfortune. They apologized and said I could come pick a new one up in about 3 weeks. I called 3 weeks later...and they informed me that they had not come in yet. They said another 3 weeks. So another 3 weeks...same thing. Another 3 weeks...same thing. It has now been almost 5 months.....and they still keep telling me the same thing. I still have this piece of crap hood sitting in my garage...and am getting the run around with them.
I pray that you guys do not have the same problem as I had. But I will tell you, I am not the only person who has experieces similar to these. Check any other message board, and almost all of them have at least 1 person who had the same problem. I have given up and am not expecting a new hood.


ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/10/03 05:49 PM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by woodysvt:
I dont wish to bring this up after all the money has been collected...but I will tell you my experience with Aerogear.

I purchased a hood from them in June for my old car (98 gti vr6). I took it home and tried to install it. It was the worst fitting piece of crap i had ever seen. It would even latch at the latch point. So, I called them and told them of my misfortune. They apologized and said I could come pick a new one up in about 3 weeks. I called 3 weeks later...and they informed me that they had not come in yet. They said another 3 weeks. So another 3 weeks...same thing. Another 3 weeks...same thing. It has now been almost 5 months.....and they still keep telling me the same thing. I still have this piece of crap hood sitting in my garage...and am getting the run around with them.
I pray that you guys do not have the same problem as I had. But I will tell you, I am not the only person who has experieces similar to these. Check any other message board, and almost all of them have at least 1 person who had the same problem. I have given up and am not expecting a new hood.




I'm lost, is this the company we all ordered from Norcal? Because if it isn't, I don't understand the purpose of this last post from bonersvt. . .

And I hope that fitment won't be an issue, that's why I dropped out of the last CF GB, since there were people drilling and putting pins, etc. I figure since this will have been test fit TWICE (didn't we already get the hood and test fit it and send it back because of the wrong style scoop?), we should be ok. . .



DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/10/03 07:14 PM
Aerogear

Wayson USA, (The parent Company of Aerogear) is producing these hoods for us, so I can understand how you could have those concerns after that experience.

My own personal experience waiting for Aerogear products is that they DO take forever, but because we have worked with them on some other projects, we have gotten to know them a little better. Aerogear as a company prides itself on higher quality aftermarket parts, that they testfit extensively to ensure direct replacement, with minimal hassles. So I find it unusual that you had such a bad fitment issue, but sometimes defective products DO slip through the cracks, like with all companies, so I believe that you had that problem. Since you went to their location, I'll have to assume that you are in NorCal as well right? So If you want to woodysvt, you can PM me with your information, and I can talk to them for you next time I have them on the phone.

As far as OUR hood goes, it is in our contract that they have to have 100% correct fitment, so we will make sure that they fit before sending them back We are completely anal perfectionists, so you can be assured we'll check everything on the car fitment-wise

We will actually only have recieved the one prototype when we do get it in January, as they never sent the other one because we caught the mistake before they shipped it to us... if we hadn't, this GB might have taken another few months to complete


ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/11/03 03:19 AM
prom night

Dev-
cool, thanks for allaying my concerns, do you think you guys could get a CF heat shield for open air elements going for us if aerogear is cool??

Just asking. . .and as for the hood, I'm excited, I can't wait, this has been so long, it's like being with this REALLY hot girl for like a year, and never getting farther than you had hoped, and prom night is "the night" so to speak. . .this is my prom night, I can't wait for this hood, damn I'm getting wood. . . where's that crazy dancing nana??



ChattavegasSE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/11/03 03:26 AM
Re: prom night

You have prom in the middle of the school year? I always thought it was an end of school type thing. Speaking of hot dates-for my senior prom I took 3 broads. Uh yeuh, it was a good night.

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/11/03 03:56 AM
Re: prom night

Originally posted by ChattavegasSE:
You have prom in the middle of the school year? I always thought it was an end of school type thing. Speaking of hot dates-for my senior prom I took 3 broads. Uh yeuh, it was a good night.




I think now is an appropriate time for a couple of bow chica bow bow's!


ChattavegasSE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/11/03 04:09 AM
Re: prom night

Originally posted by NorMich99SE:
Originally posted by ChattavegasSE:
You have prom in the middle of the school year? I always thought it was an end of school type thing. Speaking of hot dates-for my senior prom I took 3 broads. Uh yeuh, it was a good night.




I think now is an appropriate time for a couple of bow chica bow bow's!



[Ladies' Man] Uh yeuh, dat iz correkt [/Ladies' Man]


woodysvt
(CEG\'er)
12/11/03 04:39 AM
Re: prom night

well, there really is no reason to get offensive about what i posted. im just giving my experiences with this same company. and my name is woody....not really digging the deragatory remark towards it....

I got my hood from one of the employee's in the marketing department. After that...it all went down hill. and yes, i am in norcal. Small town called Jackson...about 2.5 hours northeast of san jose.

Like i said before, I hope that you guys get better service and products that I and a bunch of other people on other forums have gotten. I will never purchase from them again.

But it sounds to me like you got all the bases covered. Do you have these agreements on paper? I was given this guys "word" that I would have a new hood in less than a month. as you can see....5 months later, this is not the case.

And, thanks for offering the help, but I have long since sold the car. I am now just going to auction the hood for cheap on ebay and hope that I can get something back close to what i paid for.


unknown
(CEG\'er)
12/11/03 04:37 PM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by woodysvt:
I dont wish to bring this up after all the money has been collected...but I will tell you my experience with Aerogear.

I purchased a hood from them in June for my old car (98 gti vr6). I took it home and tried to install it. It was the worst fitting piece of crap i had ever seen. It would even latch at the latch point. So, I called them and told them of my misfortune. They apologized and said I could come pick a new one up in about 3 weeks. I called 3 weeks later...and they informed me that they had not come in yet. They said another 3 weeks. So another 3 weeks...same thing. Another 3 weeks...same thing. It has now been almost 5 months.....and they still keep telling me the same thing. I still have this piece of crap hood sitting in my garage...and am getting the run around with them.
I pray that you guys do not have the same problem as I had. But I will tell you, I am not the only person who has experieces similar to these. Check any other message board, and almost all of them have at least 1 person who had the same problem. I have given up and am not expecting a new hood.




Unfortunately I believe every word you typed, and I am fearing the worse. A 'good' company just doesn't conduct business the way Aerogear does. What do they care what the final product is like, they have alienated their customers long before they receive anything.

No offense towards nor or dev. or anyone else for that matter. Just thinking aloud.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
12/11/03 06:10 PM
Re: prom night

That's all right... After this wait... if it doesn't fit... I'm going to MAKE it fit !!!! Although i'm hoping that it will fit, and that won't be the case!

And about Prom... humm i didn't have 3 dates... but i went to 3 proms~~~~~ BOW CHICA CHICA CHICA CHICA BOW WOW!!! Too bad i didn't have the SVT at the time to pimp the ladies around in! HEHE


ChattavegasSE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/11/03 08:37 PM
Re: prom night

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
And about Prom... humm i didn't have 3 dates... but i went to 3 proms~~~~~ BOW CHICA CHICA CHICA CHICA BOW WOW!!! Too bad i didn't have the SVT at the time to pimp the ladies around in! HEHE



Yeah, the Tour does have a big back seat...


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/11/03 11:26 PM
Re: prom night

Yeah, but the Cougar has rear seats that fold flat, and a huge hatch area... Plenty of room for 3 back there

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/12/03 01:09 AM
Re: prom night

My back seat folds flat too Then again, I have subs and an amp back there, along with a battery. Besides, the front seats always worked fine for me

johnny hennessy
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
12/12/03 03:12 AM
Re: prom night

I was mobbing in a minivan, plenty of room for plenty o' women. Hehehe

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/19/03 03:24 AM
CF Hoods

SO ummm yeah just bringing this thread back from the dead

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
12/21/03 08:09 AM
Re: CF Hoods

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a Carbon Fiber for Xmas!


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/22/03 11:24 PM
Re: CF Hoods

I'm 24, and when I run out to see there isn't a CF hood under the tree x-mas morning.....I'll be wounded on the inside.

I will have a mirko though


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/23/03 01:56 AM
Re: CF Hoods

Originally posted by Swazo:
I'm 24, and when I run out to see there isn't a CF hood under the tree x-mas morning.....I'll be wounded on the inside.

I will have a mirko though




FAWKER I was bidding against you for that mirko
Yeah I hear you on the xmas day stuff I'm 25 and I'll cry a little No CF hood...BUt I have GC's and a brandy new Mirko on the way


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
12/23/03 08:23 AM
Re: CF Hoods

You guys are OLLLLDDDDDDDD

Honestly though, I'll be crying too


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
12/23/03 02:14 PM
Re: CF Hoods

Old, and much wiser... I'm 26, so I can say that...

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/06/04 01:00 AM
Re: CF Hoods

Just keepiong this thread outta the cellar any news???

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/06/04 07:19 PM
Re: CF Hoods

*bump*

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/07/04 04:51 PM
Re: CF Hoods

Man, Santa better watch his back!

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/08/04 03:24 AM
Re: CF Hoods

Originally posted by Swazo:
Man, Santa better watch his back!




damn straight


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/08/04 05:16 AM
Re: CF Hoods

Santa brought me some SWEET @$$ stuff... but that hood sure would've been nice! Even some like New Year Fairy would've worked! Damn the luck!!!!! So.... any news!!!???!!!! And no news is not good news in this case...

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/09/04 09:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

WHERE is my hood!?

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/11/04 01:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
WHERE is my hood!?




"Chill, Chill... All good comes to those who wait" -Chineseman


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/12/04 05:47 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Yeah I know steve. I am probably the most patient person I know...but quite frankly this is getting ridiculous!

This company had no problem taking our money upfront, and still almost a full year later we don't even have a prototype! Am I the only person that sees a problem with this? Yes, I want a quility product as well, but come on how long does it take to fab up a prototype hood? A Solid week of work at most? IMO this "company" has had more than enought time and I want the product I was promised and have paid for. Nothing less.


[/Rant off]


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/12/04 02:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I know, I feel you. Just remember... If the company yanks on us for longer, then we can sue the company... for more money... LOL!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
Yeah I know steve. I am probably the most patient person I know...but quite frankly this is getting ridiculous!

This company had no problem taking our money upfront, and still almost a full year later we don't even have a prototype! Am I the only person that sees a problem with this? Yes, I want a quility product as well, but come on how long does it take to fab up a prototype hood? A Solid week of work at most? IMO this "company" has had more than enought time and I want the product I was promised and have paid for. Nothing less.


[/Rant off]




KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/12/04 05:14 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Be glad your not waiting for a Kaotic kit......

At least these guys have the decency to update and keep in contact. Kaotic and its "organizers" are "busy" with life. Customers can be such an incovenience. Like we have nothing better to do with our $650 per person on the GB.........

I just hope Kaotic is in "business" (if you can call it that) long enough to complete eveyone's kit.


woodysvt
(CEG\'er)
01/12/04 05:51 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

tsk....tsk.... my experience is all too real now huh guys....

good luck.


woodysvt
(CEG\'er)
01/12/04 05:52 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

and you all had better hope that they are not going bankrupt....if so then they are not responsible to pay back anybody who has sent money but received nothing.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/13/04 12:24 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I wouldn't worry about bankruptcy anytime soon.

Update: Much like the carbon fiber engine covers we had made that are sitting on the dock in Oakland, CA, we're expecting a call to update us on the status tomorrow. We left two messages yesterday, and I'll call again tomorrow if we don't get a call from them to find out the status of the prototype's delivery.

Just for clarification- the prototype isn't sitting on the dock with our engine covers. But it should follow shortly, as the order for the hoods was placed a couple of months after the order for the engine covers. Since we're getting finished product on the first item, we expect finished product on the second item not much longer afterwards...

You'll never find us 'too busy' with 'life' to respond or update, as this IS our LIFE, and we're more than happy to be BUSY with it.


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/13/04 03:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:

You'll never find us 'too busy' with 'life' to respond or update, as this IS our LIFE, and we're more than happy to be BUSY with it.




Exactly, some people in business do not understand that.


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/13/04 07:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Ask for information, and ye shall receive.

I spoke with the vendor today and after nailing down a delivery date for our Carbon Fiber IMRC covers (due to arrive in port on the 23rd), I was told that they are expecting our prototype to arrive with the container that reaches here at the end of February (Like the 20th or something).

I threatened to beat them all with a large farm-raised salmon that could give them cancer when they get older, but I don't know if that tactic really worked.

We'll have to see. In the meantime, anyone know where I can get a 45 pound, 4 foot long farm-raised Salmon?

So the good news? Prototype, soon. Pics, soon. Finaly delivery date. Soon. Soon enough? No. I don't think yesterday would be soon enough. But we're trying our best. Feel free to send an email to myself or Dev if you have any questions.

mike@initialvelocity.com
devin@initialvelocity.com

If you want other contact info, email me and I'll provide it to you.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/13/04 07:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sounds like I'll have my hood in time for when my SVT actually needs one Cool

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/14/04 03:58 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

So that gives us some hope for a SZ delivery date assuming the prototype fits.

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/15/04 12:46 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Ask for information, and ye shall receive.

I spoke with the vendor today and after nailing down a delivery date for our Carbon Fiber IMRC covers (due to arrive in port on the 23rd), I was told that they are expecting our prototype to arrive with the container that reaches here at the end of February (Like the 20th or something).






Sounds fimiliar!!!! I've heard this when Haloween was coming around, then Thanksgiving, then X-mas, Now it's FEB. Not that i'm doubting YOUR word NOR, but this company is a F@#$ing JOKE!!~!!~!! I didn't even wait this long to have sex with my girl of 3 years! HEHE!! Anyway, have you mentioned or asked the "company" about ANY-thing they might want to do for US about this wait we've all been through.... maybe throw in some cool hood pins.... maybe a case of beer or something! THANKS FOR THE UPDATE IN ANY CASE!!!


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/15/04 01:02 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'd be happy with paid shipping.......but that's just me

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/15/04 02:01 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
I'd be happy with paid shipping.......but that's just me



me too....


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/15/04 09:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorMich99SE:
Originally posted by Swazo:
I'd be happy with paid shipping.......but that's just me



me too....




Yes, i 3rd that! But... didn't we already pay for shipping... ... Maybe that was the last CF hood i bought...


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/16/04 02:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'd add the 4th motion for free shipping by the company, but hey that is me... Do you know what they consider a business delivery?? I work at a school, would that be considered business delivery?

Speed Demon
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/16/04 02:39 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by xchang:
I'd add the 4th motion for free shipping by the company, but hey that is me... Do you know what they consider a business delivery?? I work at a school, would that be considered business delivery?




yes chineeseman, i used to work at iowa state and save money on parts having them shipped to work


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/17/04 12:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Free shipping would help...I just hope they get that prototype out a little sooner. I have alot tied up in this GB and if I get screwed Mad will be an understatement. So are the engine covers here? What are the docks closed for awhile?

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/04 01:57 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

ummm how dead is this topic? updates please it's kinda getting annoying now. a year and no pics nothing. I'm having second thoughts now about throwing down all that cash to help this GB out. I really want the CF hood but I can't stand the annoyance of knowing I got cash out there for......nothing yet

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/04 05:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Well, I think we're all in the same game now, waiting for a freakin boat from China. Unfortuinately, I thinka ll this mess going down with kaotic has everyone a bit spooked to say the least. But at least Norcal and Devious have been more forthcoming with updates.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
01/20/04 12:18 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry for not replying sooner; I'm going to speak with the guy who runs the place to see what I can work out for us. As far as the group buy goes, it's not going to turn out like Kaotic.

The manufacturer is a reputable one with a lot of industry exposure and popularity. We just happened to dive into this at a really bad year for their manufacturing side. Due to a work overload, a few shortages of C/F, one mistake, a shipping error, and quality control issues, it's taken a while to get us what we want.

Carbon fiber IMRC covers are almost here, the prototype of this hood is almost here.. I don't expect us to have too many problems beyond here.

As far as contact goes, we're more than happy to answer any questions you have. If you have doubts about the hood being manufactured, I can give you contact information to speak with the director of new product development from the company (Wayson USA) about the hood to confirm it. If you don't want to call, I can probably get him to sign an affidavit stating that we are telling the truth.

Feel free to call us at 408-509-0729 (Ask for Mike), or email us at sales@initialvelocity.com



Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/04 07:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

See that is exactly why I am not stressing over this anymore. I am confident that we'll be happy with what we get, it will just take time. I don't want this to get rushed at the very end just to get an actual hood and sacrifice quality......I want this hood to be tits.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/20/04 10:29 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
See that is exactly why I am not stressing over this anymore. I am confident that we'll be happy with what we get, it will just take time. I don't want this to get rushed at the very end just to get an actual hood and sacrifice quality......I want this hood to be tits.




Ditto on that. Damn cold weather has me locked up in the house. All i think about is CF parts


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/20/04 11:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
We just happened to dive into this at a really bad year for their manufacturing side. Due to a work overload, a few shortages of C/F, one mistake, a shipping error, and quality control issues, it's taken a while to get us what we want.

Feel free to call us at 408-509-0729 (Ask for Mike), or email us at sales@initialvelocity.com






Dont forget SARS.....

Contact and communication is the difference, thanks for the updates



ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/21/04 07:29 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Happy CHinese New Year!

That also means more delays, the entire country gets 8 days off. . .POOP STAINZ!



Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/21/04 11:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Again?? lmao...it just seems like yesterday when we ran into this same delay

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/22/04 01:00 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Again?? lmao...it just seems like yesterday when we ran into this same delay




Good friggin god already??? Mind as well throw in another week for the post chinese new years hangover when will it end


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/26/04 09:15 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

and to bring this back up top...

Dev, I'm getting a grip-o-cash back from taxes, they have been filed and I did direct deposit. As soon as I get the bling-bling buying power, I'm sending you a check.


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/30/04 03:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

did I miss something somewhere?

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/30/04 11:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Depends, what are you looking for?

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/04 07:29 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
Depends, what are you looking for?




Ber chick a ber ner....I mean yeah nevermind. Any more updates Norcal?


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/04 07:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I was just checking to see if I was missing a secret squirrel post running around somewhere saying that the hoods were in or something.

My tax return should be in the week coming and I really want to get in on this still.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/04 07:36 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!




Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/04 07:54 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sure Mikey thanks you just got to post a pic of the hood on a SILVER car. is this some kind of message for me? Like TOny get off your ass and get your car fixed? Damn you I don't need this stress

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/04 08:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

naw, i just cant wait to see these hoods on your cars.

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
01/31/04 09:16 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by 69Boss302:
and to bring this back up top...

Dev, I'm getting a grip-o-cash back from taxes, they have been filed and I did direct deposit. As soon as I get the bling-bling buying power, I'm sending you a check.




Sorry I didn't see this till Now Mike, but whenever you get the cash, you can send it to sales@initialvelocity.com

Until we have the prototype of the hood, the price is still $425, but after we post pics, the price goes up to give a break to the people who paid for it sight-unseen... and waited this damn long

Shipping is still to be determined, and we won't know how much that'll be until we receive the production hoods But the ballpark figures are in the first post


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/04 09:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

sounds good. Thanks

bamf2go
(CEG\'er)
02/03/04 02:25 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'll give you my place for $420.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/04/04 07:52 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Well, we have some good news.

Our CF IMRC covers have arrived in the states, which means the CF hoods can't be too far off- they were put in for manufacture not too long after the CF covers.

In addition, the new factory they're working with doesn't take a month off for Chinese New Years, and has a much tighter production schedule, so we should see things whipping along just fine.

At the very least, I'm going to make sure we can throw in free hood pins with every hood purchase... all you guys have to do is tell me if you want silver or gunmetal. I'm working on what else we can do for you for your trouble waiting, but as you can see from the picture of our CF IMRC covers, the hoods should be a SUPERB quality.



If the IMRC covers came out this good, imagine what the hoods will look like.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/04/04 10:23 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Thanks for the update Norcal. Yeah I can't wait Gunmetal pins for me.

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/04/04 12:04 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by bamf2go:
I'll give you my place for $420.




you've got PM


303GreenDestiny
(CEG\'er)
02/04/04 02:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Are the hoods going to need hood pins?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/04/04 02:35 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

The hoods will use the stock latch, so no you don't -need- hood pins.

That said, HOWEVER, let me tell you.

I've had several friends who drive a little fast on the freeway have 'accidents' with their CF hoods. See, the CF hoods are light, much lighter than stock. And at high speed, the air flow can cause the hood to come unlatched and flip open, slamming into your windshield and making it impossible for you to see forward. I personally RECOMMEND hood pins after seeing what has happened to several friend's cars, but the stock hood latch will maintain the hood at normal driving speeds (65mph and under). In any case, you won't need to worry since we'll be providing the hood pins for free.


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/04/04 03:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Gunmetal pins for me too please!!

KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
02/04/04 09:57 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

gunmetal pins for me also---

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/04/04 11:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

gun metal for me.....I was hoping to avoid having to use them but I don't need my hood flapping down the freeway

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/05/04 01:26 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

yeah I've had that happen the OEM hood does alot of damage And on a side note we hit 10,000views

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/05/04 05:18 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'll go gunmetal pins as well. I too was hoping to not have to use them, but I suppose it's better than the other possible option...

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/05/04 05:32 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I'm thinking of some kind of saftey chain that would be a back up to the OEM latch. Like a 3-4" piece of smaller chain and a quick release end link.....I'll try to do something to avoid using pins

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/05/04 10:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
I'm thinking of some kind of saftey chain that would be a back up to the OEM latch. Like a 3-4" piece of smaller chain and a quick release end link.....I'll try to do something to avoid using pins




I was thinking along the same lines..I'll see when it comes


mitton
(Newbie)
02/07/04 07:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

where can i buy

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/10/04 12:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Gunmetal for me too~~~ Here's a question for ya though... How was the quality of the IMRC covers? Were you pleased? Did they seem thick enough? Any CLEAR "see through" places where they have just been Clear Coated? How was the fitting on them? THANKS!

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/10/04 12:19 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

LMAO....wow would that be crappy if they had areas of resin only and no composite material

......please tell me they aren't like that.....please


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/10/04 12:29 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

They are [censored] sweet...very nice and very good quality. They are very thick actually, compared to most CF parts I've seen. Thay also are of a much better quality construction.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/10/04 03:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
They are [censored] sweet...very nice and very good quality. They are very thick actually, compared to most CF parts I've seen. Thay also are of a much better quality construction.




What...



He...




Said.



Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/10/04 09:59 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

I thought I'd be nice for once...but you guys are the only people around here that won't piss me off

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/11/04 08:36 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by Swazo:
LMAO....wow would that be crappy if they had areas of resin only and no composite material

......please tell me they aren't like that.....please




Yes, believe it or not, i ordered some CF parts for my bike... and they came with CLEAR spots in them! Little disappionting to say the least! But!!!! I'm glad to hear this wasn't the case! Can't wait to hear some good news on the hood... or GET it would be nice too!~!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/11/04 10:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Originally posted by Swazo:
LMAO....wow would that be crappy if they had areas of resin only and no composite material

......please tell me they aren't like that.....please




Yes, believe it or not, i ordered some CF parts for my bike... and they came with CLEAR spots in them! Little disappionting to say the least! But!!!! I'm glad to hear this wasn't the case! Can't wait to hear some good news on the hood... or GET it would be nice too!~!




Yeah Ducati makes some very thin fenders for there bikes. But hey when it comes to lightweight thinner is better..too bad a pebble will destroy the thin fenders


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/16/04 04:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Just wondering.... any news over the weekend?!

unknown
(CEG\'er)
02/16/04 06:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Just wondering.... any news over the weekend?!




Yes..

More waiting and hoping..


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/16/04 11:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by unknown:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Just wondering.... any news over the weekend?!




Yes..

More waiting and hoping..




SVT4Door
(New CEG\'er)
02/24/04 11:30 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

this post is so quite it makes me think you all are trying to sneak up on that waskly wittle wabbit, shhhhhhhhh its wabbit season. is that crickets i hear creaking. lol so when is there going to be some info on this group buy

KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
02/24/04 04:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Originally posted by SVT4Door:
this post is so quite it makes me think you all are trying to sneak up on that waskly wittle wabbit, shhhhhhhhh its wabbit season. is that crickets i hear creaking. lol so when is there going to be some info on this group buy


It would be nice---

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/25/04 12:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Norcal

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
02/25/04 02:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: Now Open for Deposits!

Sorry about that- I guess my cookies at work aren't enabled so whenever I visit the boards I'm not logged in.. which threw me off cuz I'd log in, see no new PM's and log off. :P

In any case, no updates from the manufacturer just yet, Dev is visiting to pick up more of our IMRC covers tomorrow morning and can ask then...


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/26/04 03:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Hopefully we get some good news about this prototype

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
02/27/04 09:23 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Well I wasn't able to get there until yesterday afternoon, but I have encouraging news

They expect the prototype to arrive within the next two shipments they recieve, so hopefully we will have pictures within the next few weeks

Once we have pictures though, the price for anyone wanting to get in on this GB will be going up, so if you want in for the cheaper price, you'd better jump on in


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/28/04 08:38 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

This is the everlast GB A couple of more weeks and we'll actually have pics of the prototype.

Who's doing the test fitment? How far could it be off if it is? They did make a mold of an actual functional hood......

My guess is that if there is any fitment issues, it'll be with the ribbing on the underside of the hood. If they weren't thinking and had to make it beefier or different than the OEM underside (which barely shut over the duratec as is )....... it can be a tad hairy

Any bets? (Verbal of course, just trying to pass the remaining time of this GB )


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/28/04 08:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I'm 50/50 on the prototype. It'll either be perfect or they'll screw it up big time. But considering the company has alot of experience with CF I'm not too worried

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/28/04 09:30 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I hope you're right! I'd love it if it came ready to go

That would be some great news if it turns out that way


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/28/04 09:35 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

we'll see

woodysvt
(CEG\'er)
02/29/04 01:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

i just hope that it turns out better than mine does......even though my was an actual production hood and NOT the prototype...... im wishing you all luck.

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
03/05/04 06:04 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Guess what I've got?

Whats the next best thing to receiving the actual prototype?





Getting pictures of it






NOTE: THE TEST FITMENT PROTOTYPE WE WILL BE RECEIVING IS GOING TO BE MADE OUT OF FIBERGLASS, BUT THE PRODUCTION HOODS WILL STILL BE MADE OF THE 2X2 TWILL CARBON FIBER, SO DO NOT WORRY

We have not received the actual prototype yet, but I managed to get them to send me pictures of this one that is supposedly on a boat at this current moment


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/05/04 06:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

awesome man!

that looks great!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/05/04 10:31 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Yummy Way too go Dev. You and Norcal keep it up!! It looks sweet for sure

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/05/04 01:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Sweet! Finally some positive stuff from the company. hey Devious and Norcal, when you guys get it, be sure to take lots of pics. Those just whet my appetite in a big way.....

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/05/04 02:36 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

That looks DAMN SEXAY! Even in fiberglass...

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/05/04 03:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

That looks awsome

scottd60
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/05/04 06:54 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Guess what I've got?

Whats the next best thing to receiving the actual prototype?





Getting pictures of it






NOTE: THE TEST FITMENT PROTOTYPE WE WILL BE RECEIVING IS GOING TO BE MADE OUT OF FIBERGLASS, BUT THE PRODUCTION HOODS WILL STILL BE MADE OF THE 2X2 TWILL CARBON FIBER, SO DO NOT WORRY

We have not received the actual prototype yet, but I managed to get them to send me pictures of this one that is supposedly on a boat at this current moment




DEV,

I suppose the price just went up...if so what is it now and if not can one still get in on the GB? Also is there an option to get it in fiberglass instead of the CF obviously for less $$$

Looks nice you guys have waited a long time for this!

Scott
Scott


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/05/04 07:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Finally a glimmer of hope at actually getting this hood!!!

By the way, it looks straight gangsta


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/06/04 01:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Sorry folks, I'm finally available again, so I'll be glad to help answer questions.

1. The price goes up once we receive the prototypes. The MSRP of the hood is higher than the $425 group buy price, and we'll announce it once we get the prototype in for fitment testing.

2. We will not be able to offer a fiberglass option unless people want to start an entirely new group buy, and I'm not sure what the cost difference is going to be in any case. I'd have to find out but I don't expect it to be tremendous since we're getting the carbon fiber for a good price anyway considering the low run number of the hoods.

3. Yes, it does look straight gangsta, yo. If Snoop dee-oh-double-gizzle had a Contour, he'd be pimpin' this ish on his ride, yo.


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/06/04 04:00 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:


3. Yes, it does look straight gangsta, yo. If Snoop dee-oh-double-gizzle had a Contour, he'd be pimpin' this ish on his ride, yo.





HAHAHAHA Yes that's fo SHO~
YES!!! I can't wait to get this BAD BOY!!!!


KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
03/06/04 05:12 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Looks great Dev & Norcal!! Can't wait to get it.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/08/04 09:49 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Do we know what the under body will look like as far as getting mesh in those vents?? I don't remember seeing anything about it coming with mesh, so I am figuring that the mesh will have to be placed by each person, correct?

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/08/04 09:54 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I thought we were GETTING the mesh, otherwise, how the heck are we supposed to do it, GLUE IT IN?

Correct me if I'm wrong. . .


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/09/04 01:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

My buddy has a hood VERY similar for his Cougar and believe it or not he DID glue his mesh in there. It's worked so far... that dang SUPER GLUE can hold anything!

I won't be disappointed if it doesn't come with Mesh.. i can figure something out... I JUST WANT MY HOOD!!!!!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/09/04 01:22 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
My buddy has a hood VERY similar for his Cougar and believe it or not he DID glue his mesh in there. It's worked so far... that dang SUPER GLUE can hold anything!

I won't be disappointed if it doesn't come with Mesh.. i can figure something out... I JUST WANT MY HOOD!!!!!




Ditto


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/09/04 01:25 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I wouldn't worry much over having to use epoxy to keep the mesh in place. If done right, it'll come out clean

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/09/04 07:30 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

IIRC, the mesh will be included and installed. We'll get more details from them mfgr as soon as we can.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/09/04 02:14 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Thanks NorCal, just couldn't remember.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/14/04 10:59 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:











Just had to bring it back to the top Any word on shipment of the prototype? I'm getting ansy sorry


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/15/04 11:50 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Update....

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/18/04 11:35 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Update.

Should be here within the next two containers, which means 3-5 weeks for it to arrive (worst case scenario, something I try to overestimate on these days )


zaven
(CEG\'er)
03/18/04 03:41 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Ok i really want one of the cowl CF hoods but their is so much to read here im going to die of old age before i find some instuctions on what to do can anyone help a guy out!!! THanks in advance!

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/18/04 04:52 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Is is already on the boat?

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/22/04 01:42 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

They stated earlier that it was already on the boat over here. That one is just the prototype fiberglass they have in the shop.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/22/04 04:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Guess what I've got?
Whats the next best thing to receiving the actual prototype?
Getting pictures of it


NOTE: THE TEST FITMENT PROTOTYPE WE WILL BE RECEIVING IS GOING TO BE MADE OUT OF FIBERGLASS, BUT THE PRODUCTION HOODS WILL STILL BE MADE OF THE 2X2 TWILL CARBON FIBER, SO DO NOT WORRY
We have not received the actual prototype yet, but I managed to get them to send me pictures of this one that is supposedly on a boat at this current moment




Check again


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/23/04 07:09 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Boat takes two weeks from China, add a week for customs/paper work. That puppy should be here this week! w00t

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/23/04 02:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by Swazo:
Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
Guess what I've got?
Whats the next best thing to receiving the actual prototype?
Getting pictures of it
NOTE: THE TEST FITMENT PROTOTYPE WE WILL BE RECEIVING IS GOING TO BE MADE OUT OF FIBERGLASS, BUT THE PRODUCTION HOODS WILL STILL BE MADE OF THE 2X2 TWILL CARBON FIBER, SO DO NOT WORRY
We have not received the actual prototype yet, but I managed to get them to send me pictures of this one that is supposedly on a boat at this current moment




Check again




Check what?!? He said it was "supposedly on the boat".


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/23/04 03:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by xchang:
They stated earlier that it was already on the boat over here. That one is just the prototype fiberglass they have in the shop.


Sorry, misread thinking you thought that fiberglass prototype was already here

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/24/04 12:19 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I just want to see the prototype here..stateside

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/24/04 05:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I want this bad boy here!!!! CAN'T wait!!!

JrodCSVT3258
(New CEG\'er)
03/24/04 03:19 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

hey im wondering how much it is going to cost and if there are any more hoods to buy from? I am definitely interested in this deal could you please emailme back at jarrod.fowler@nichols.edu

thanks jarrod


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/24/04 10:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Get ahold of Norcal or Devious they'll hook you up with a spot on the GB...

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/25/04 12:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Get ahold of Norcal or Devious they'll hook you up with a spot on the GB...




Hook me up with my hood...


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/25/04 12:33 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Get ahold of Norcal or Devious they'll hook you up with a spot on the GB...




Hook me up with my hood...




I know I wish x3


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/25/04 01:55 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Hehe... NP... I thought I said something wrong and I had to reread my own writing a few times...

zaven
(CEG\'er)
03/30/04 02:21 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Is it too late to get in on this because i would really like one.I have tryed to get a hold of norcalcoug and deviousdev with no luck.So dose anyone have any idea what i can do Thanks zaven

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/31/04 12:25 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Did you email them ? PM them? Go on NECO and PM them they are always on there.....you haven't tried hard enough. They are always out and about on here and NECO. It isn't too late anyways...not for awhile


Any new news


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/31/04 03:30 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Devin, did you get my PM?



NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
03/31/04 04:17 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

The good word: The container will be let off of their truck in 2 weeks, 3 days. Yay us. The hood is on the manifest for that container, and it was verified.

Another note, best way to contact us isn't necessarily by PM, but email. sales@initialvelocity.com is #1, or you can try my personal email mike@initialvelocity.com

You can still get in on this group buy, and Bay Area residents save on shipping (read: FREE) because we hand deliver.



SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/07/04 02:46 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

YES! It's getting really warm and sunny.. That hoods going to look SO nice on my girl! Can't wait!~!

KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/04 06:51 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
YES! It's getting really warm and sunny.. That hoods going to look SO nice on my girl! Can't wait!~!



Wouldnt your girl look better on the hood? but hey, maybe your into that sorta thing


phattysvt
(CEG\'er)
04/07/04 11:28 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

how much longer do i have till this group buy is up?? i want a cf hood, but i have to wait to see if my car is going to get painted

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/08/04 03:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Group buy is up when the hood arrives and we post pics. Could be within 10 days. So if you want in on it, follow the directions provided in the first post or send an email with your query to sales@initialvelocity.com

Alternately we can be contacted via phone during business hours (leave a message if you have to, calls returned within 24 hours) at 408-509-0729


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/10/04 12:41 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by KnuKonceptz:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
YES! It's getting really warm and sunny.. That hoods going to look SO nice on my girl! Can't wait!~!



Wouldnt your girl look better on the hood? but hey, maybe your into that sorta thing




HAHA GOOD CALL~

10 days!!!!! Can't wait! So does that mean i'll get it in 11??


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/10/04 01:53 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

NorCal or Devious......did you ever find anything out about if the manu. will do some free shipping, or lower priced shiping or somehting for us since it's been what, a year and a half now? Just curious as it looks like these will be finally getting finished soon.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/10/04 04:12 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Sweet.....I've been stuck working in west hollywood, downey and the arm pit of cali.....bakersfield

good to see progress on this


johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
04/13/04 04:51 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

i want one, but when are u going to have them and is it just
a slick hood or does it have vents in it?


johnny hennessy
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/13/04 08:18 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

look a coupple pages back, and you will see.

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
04/13/04 09:34 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

i want one of these i have the money if there r some avialible

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/13/04 11:37 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Johnny, where in SC are you from?

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
04/14/04 12:33 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

greenville

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/14/04 12:41 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Cool, I'm originally from Charelston. When I get back from overseas, I'll be up in your neck of the woods visiting some family. What kind of tour are you driving?

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
04/14/04 01:56 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

i have a 1998.5 black svt, injen air intake, borla exhaust, denso spark plugs and ford racing blue wires, i have a r33 skyline body kit for it and i havent put it on yet, i'm going to nopi nationals and want to have it on with rims, headlights, and cf hood for the show. plus i have a race car i putting money in too. what do u have done to urs?

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/15/04 11:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

You guys are phsycing (SP?) me out with all your replys!! ANY UPDATES?! Is my hood here yet?!

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/21/04 04:19 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

you mean like this?

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/26/04 12:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Hey, what is the status of the hoods??

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/26/04 09:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
The good word: The container will be let off of their truck in 2 weeks, 3 days. Yay us. The hood is on the manifest for that container, and it was verified.





OK whats the status on the hoods? It's been over 3 weeks since you said this. Kinda been wondering whats up


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/26/04 11:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

OK guys... I got good news , and I've got bad news ....

The good news is that I just got a call about the hood... and the prototype has arrived



Now do you want the bad news?











The bad news is that we have to wait until Wednesday morning to go test fit it ... so thats not really bad news at all... what it means is that two days from now we should have REAL pictures of the REAL HOOD ON A REAL CONTOUR


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/26/04 11:45 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Praise the lord!!!!! There is a god somewhere

Can I get a ber chick a ber ner?


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/27/04 01:10 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype



xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/27/04 02:08 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

SWEET! SO if the fitment is all good, how long after the fitment can we expect shipment?? I'm sure it has been posted, but there is A LOT of pages to dig through, and with dial-up, it gets tiresome.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/27/04 03:49 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

SHOULD be 4-6 weeks, but I don't want to make any promises as our manufacturer doesn't seem to be super reliable with delivery time right now.

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/27/04 05:02 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

most excellent. I should be back in the States about the timew the hoods arrive, be back in california about two weeks after they arrive then be about another two months before my hood see's my SVT and then it will probably sit in a box for two years like my Mirko has been waiting for me to be able to put it on the car. Yay!!

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
04/28/04 12:48 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

does the carbon fiber hoods have scoops?

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/04 12:53 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by johnnyblazed7697:
does the carbon fiber hoods have scoops?





yes...theres a prototype pick a couple pages back. Look it up...also read some of the earlier posts. they might answer some questions you may have....cause a lot has been answered in this thread.


Roz


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/04 01:05 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Hey, isn't today the day of the test fit? Y'all have to get some pics up here today!

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/28/04 01:43 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Yeah, I am anxious too!

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/28/04 08:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Test fit was 3 hours ago.

We are very happy.

Very very happy.

The stock latch works on the hood just fine. The hood is a tight fit, but the prototype is fiberglass and will be thicker than the production piece (carbon fiber), hence it won't have the '16 year old virgin' tightness to the fit.

The scoop clears the motor by a half an inch (at least) and..

It even matches several 'lines' on the body incredibly well.








So, you're asking yourself, why haven't you seen a picture yet? We're going to leave the group buy open at the group buy price for 48 more hours, so if you have been thinking about it, now is the time to jump in. Don't hesitate or you'll miss out. The MSRP for these hoods is $539 plus shipping.

So, last 48 hours to get in at the group buy price. Once the pictures are posted, you're SOL.

GROUP BUY PRICE IS $425 (PLUS SHIPPING, BILLED LATER)

PayPal can be sent to Cashier's Check or Money Order can be sent to:

Initial Velocity Motorsports
PO Box 7393
San Jose, CA. 95150-7393

Please PM myself or DEVIOUSDEV, or send an email to <a href="mailto:sales@initialvelocity.com">sales@initialvelocity.com">sales@initialvelocity.com</a>
Cashier's Check or Money Order can be sent to:

Initial Velocity Motorsports
PO Box 7393
San Jose, CA. 95150-7393

Please PM myself or DEVIOUSDEV, or send an email to <a href="mailto:sales@initialvelocity.com
if you are sending in a cashier's check or money order.


PICTURES POSTED SOON AND THEN YOU WILL ALL DIE OF HEART ATTACKS MMMMKAY? :-D

(this policy may change depending on demand )


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/04 09:40 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Oh come on man!!!! You just gotta build up the suspense don't you I can't wait 48 hours

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/28/04 09:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

YESYES!!! Great news!!! Can't wait to see this bad boy... MORE excited to get it though!!!

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 01:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

nuts to that! post the pictures NOW!

GTO Pete
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 01:08 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

You should post pics now - this may encourage more buyers.

Doesn't make sense to close the Group Buy and then post pics.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 01:27 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

PICS PICS PICS PICS PICS!!!!! Damnit just email me some pics I swear I won't show anyone

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 01:57 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SVT ST PETE:

Doesn't make sense to close the Group Buy and then post pics.




something sounds fishy. "give us your money before you see the product," that isnt going to fly.


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 02:22 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a PIC

Oh come on guys......you're killing me here. Post the pics already......just one???? PLEASE????????

timeless420
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/29/04 02:32 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Roughly when would we be getting billed? Would it be when the hoods arrive in the US?

Also what would shipping run to canada (L3T 3H7)?


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/29/04 02:33 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by mikey boy:
Originally posted by SVT ST PETE:

Doesn't make sense to close the Group Buy and then post pics.




something sounds fishy. "give us your money before you see the product," that isnt going to fly.




Well, the only reason why I say this is because I promised the group buy price would only be available until pics were posted, and I'm a man of my word. I -may- post a teaser pic tonight when I get to my other computer (with the pics on it).

Hey, you've all trusted us this far with the hood, I don't see why you would stop now?


ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 03:51 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

please send pics to those on the GB, I'm at Suneil.S.Malhotra@uth.tmc.edu

Any pics are fine, I just wanna see, i can understand why you won't post them here for business practices. . .

thanks,

Suneil

(I've been in since the beginning, 10 years going). . .


onosway
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 03:59 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Originally posted by mikey boy:
Originally posted by SVT ST PETE:

Doesn't make sense to close the Group Buy and then post pics.




something sounds fishy. "give us your money before you see the product," that isnt going to fly.




Well, the only reason why I say this is because I promised the group buy price would only be available until pics were posted, and I'm a man of my word. I -may- post a teaser pic tonight when I get to my other computer (with the pics on it).

Hey, you've all trusted us this far with the hood, I don't see why you would stop now?




Dude - Mike's a stand up guy, i've met him @ a meet we had here in Cali. They're doing everything in their control to make sure everything works out fair and legit. And he is a man of his word - so just chill.


Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 06:13 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Ok how bout this for a Teaser.......



The hood is on my car. it looks really awsome!!!! True the proto type is fiber glass, but Areogear really did a great job...i can't believe how they got the lines on the hood to flow with the car!!!!!!



The pics are well worth the wait!!!!! Iv alread gotton a few complements tonight.

Also, they realy designed the latch design really well on the hood. Hood pins are still needed though.

Its just so beautiful!!


Lupe


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/29/04 07:13 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by timeless420:
Roughly when would we be getting billed? Would it be when the hoods arrive in the US?

Also what would shipping run to canada (L3T 3H7)?




Two weeks before expected arrival date, I will be contact purchasers either in this thread or via PM/E-Mail to get shipping addresses. I will then get quotes for each hood from the warehouse and let you know.

Shipping in the US, as stated, is a generic flat-rate of $100 to a business, add $35 for a residential address. I can probably get cheaper rates from the warehouse for certain places. Those receiving multiple hoods can receive up to 3 hoods for the $100, IIRC.

Shipping to Canada may be a little different and we are not responsible for any customs fees you may or may not have to pay for importing the item. I can do my best to find out all you need, however.

And for a teaser pic, I guess we can be nice enough to..


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
04/29/04 07:17 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Sorry, I misquoted shipping estimates:


Shipping: Varies, in-state to business $65, to residence $95. Out of state to business $100, to residence $130.

That's the correct numbers. It is only an additional $30 to a residence, not $35.


onosway
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 07:36 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

kewlz

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/29/04 02:46 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

looks VERY nice, can't wait for the CF's. . .

SVTweeter
(CEG\'er)
04/29/04 03:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

NICE NICE

SWEEEEEET!

Now the magic questions is when will it arrive at my doorstep? I can't wait for 4-6 weeks and then another 2 weeks for delivery ... thats 8 weeks ... I'm gonna stab myself with a tire iron by that point waiting for this bad boy!


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/29/04 05:09 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

OK, I think I just fell in love again. That looks GREAT!! Would you consider a school I work for a business??

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
04/29/04 08:00 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by xchang:
OK, I think I just fell in love again. That looks GREAT!! Would you consider a school I work for a business??



I think it's safe to say a school address can be considered a business address.


johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
04/30/04 12:21 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

so its gonna take 8 more weeks to have the carbon fiber hoods ready? so how much is it? and can we pay when they are done?

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/30/04 10:01 PM
48 hopurs are up where are the pics!!!!

Come one guys post some real pics

Fmr12B
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/30/04 10:23 PM
Re: 48 hopurs are up where are the pics!!!!

Were having a south yay area G2G tonight. I'm bringing my Lumix and will take some better pics and post me up!

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/30/04 10:43 PM
Re: 48 hopurs are up where are the pics!!!!

OK guys... for those of you who have emailed us asking about getting in on this group buy at the lower price... you have TWO HOURS

And then I'm posting all the pics ... and once I've done that, the price goes up


So you have two hours to send a Paypal for $425 to sales@initialvelocity.com

or to PM myself or NorCalCoug to tell us you are putting a Money Order in the mail, made out to:

Initial Velocity Motorsports
PO Box 7393
San Jose CA 95150-7393


I promise you, in exactly two hours from now, you will have pictures from so many angles, that your heads will be spinning


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/30/04 10:53 PM
Re:T minus 2 hours and counting

My seat is warm and the beer is cold....I'll be waiting

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/30/04 10:56 PM
Re:T minus 2 hours and counting

Your lap will be pretty warm too when those pics are up

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/30/04 11:03 PM
Re:T minus 2 hours and counting



DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/30/04 11:17 PM
Just for YOU Thinkmoto

... here's another teaser



Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/30/04 11:27 PM
Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BOINIINNNGGGGGGGGG SAAAAAAAAWEEEEET!!!!!!
Thanks mang I guess my stubborness worked after all


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
04/30/04 11:31 PM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nahhh, its just my love for teasing you


... that sounds dirty


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/30/04 11:35 PM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes it does oh well

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:04 AM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so when they gonna be done in carbon fiber so i can send u the money?

johnny hennessy
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:11 AM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you want in on the cheaper price better send it now, other wise probably when ever

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:18 AM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We haven't recieved the exact shipping date for the production run, this is just a Test-Fitment prototype that they made out of Fiberglass so we could modify it as needed...


... but since we didn't need to modify it, we're good to go

If you want to get in on the cheap price for the Carbon Fiber hood (for $425) you had better send in your payment in the next half hour

Anytime past that... and the price goes up...


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 12:18 AM
Re: 48 hopurs are up where are the pics!!!!

Originally posted by DEVIOUSDEV:
OK guys... for those of you who have emailed us asking about getting in on this group buy at the lower price... you have TWO HOURS

And then I'm posting all the pics ... and once I've done that, the price goes up


So you have two hours to send a Paypal for $425 to sales@initialvelocity.com

or to PM myself or NorCalCoug to tell us you are putting a Money Order in the mail, made out to:

Initial Velocity Motorsports
PO Box 7393
San Jose CA 95150-7393


I promise you, in exactly two hours from now, you will have pictures from so many angles, that your heads will be spinning




DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:19 AM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just to clarify... this hood is ONLY being made in Carbon fiber, and we are NOT offering them in Fiberglass at this time...

If there is enough of a demand for Fiberglass versions, that may change... but for now we are ONLY selling these in Carbon Fiber


Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 12:21 AM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted by johnnyblazed7697:
so when they gonna be done in carbon fiber so i can send u the money?




I believe you have to pay upfront to get the discount...thats why there giving you till they post the pics.


Dev, how does that work?? For the GB price when is the money due?


Lupe


Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 12:23 AM
Re: Thanks Devious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never mind Dev, you answered that.



Lupe


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:43 AM
Can you hardly wait?!?!?!

Before I post the pics I just wanted to comment on our experience with Test fitting the hood. When we got there, and they carried the hood out to the Car, I hardly believed it...

...When they put the hood on the car, I hardly believed it...

...When we shut the hood, and it fit correctly... I hardly believed it...

...After we checked to make sure it didn't hit the engine when running... I hardly believed it...


But as I touched the hood as we were getting ready to drive away.... I finally believed it

This hood is FINALLY a reality now, and it looks SOOOOOOO good

As we were walking around the car, we came to the realization that it matches up with several body lines on the car, and looks like something SVT SHOULD have released on the SVT Contour...


But they didn't have Mike and I as designers ...


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:47 AM
And now I present to you...

The thing you've all been patiently waiting TOO long for

The Prototype























Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 12:51 AM
Re: And now I present to you...




I didn;t know that my baby could look so good!!!!!


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
05/01/04 12:58 AM
GB is CLOSED

It is now official...


...this Group Buy is NO LONGER ACCEPTING ORDERS


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 01:22 AM
Re: GB is CLOSED



NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 02:35 AM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Bow Chica Bow Bow

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 05:17 AM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Originally posted by NorMich99SE:
Bow Chica Bow Bow




i second that. . .and those mesh inserts ARE HOT. . .it's awesome. . .FINALLY!!! I can't even fathom it in CF. . .someone will steal my car for sure. . . .


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/01/04 01:02 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Got any hood open shots? Wanna see the underneath

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
05/01/04 03:50 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

so i cant buy a hood no more? i want a cf one but i dont wont to send the money until i know what days its gonna be a my steps.

1314
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/01/04 03:57 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Originally posted by johnnyblazed7697:
so i cant buy a hood no more? i want a cf one but i dont wont to send the money until i know what days its gonna be a my steps.




Quote:

If you want to get in on the cheap price for the Carbon Fiber hood (for $425) you had better send in your payment in the next half hour

Anytime past that... and the price goes up...




Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 06:25 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Originally posted by johnnyblazed7697:
so i cant buy a hood no more? i want a cf one but i dont wont to send the money until i know what days its gonna be a my steps.






You can't know exactly when its going to be there until its shipped anyways....becasue then it can be traced and the tracking number always gives you an approx date of arrival....


But let me ask you a question, that being the case, do you expect to pay AFTER they ship it??? Cause then you'll know when its going to be there....doesn;t sound like a wise business practice to me.


its like ordering a computer(not one they have in stock) at an electronics store....you have to pay first to recieve your product.


Now if thats an issue, Mike and Dev are really outstanding guys. There doing the best they can with the situation they have, and fanilly after hounding areogear they have the prototype and the finished products will be completed soon.


Its unfortunate that you missed the group buy price, maybe you can work somthing out with them.


PM one of them and talk to them, maybe the can do somehting for you.



Lupe




NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/01/04 06:40 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

I don't suppose somone could either phtochop the hood darker or the car lighter could they? It looks really great, but the drastic color difference messes with my eyes or something, it's hard for me to get an idea of the overall look.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/02/04 08:02 AM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Okay folks, Fmr12b should have some much nicer pics to post soon.

Also, we have a couple of updates soon as I get word from the mfgr.

AND it looks like we'll have the hood available in fiberglass for an MSRP of $325 soon as well. (MSRP on the CF is $539)






jiako
(CEG\'er)
05/03/04 12:19 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

So when you say 6 - 8 weeks is the manufacturing time or will that be on our coast by then. I believe I am one of the first 10 ppl that had paid so I am sure i will be getting the first group over. How can we check on thata?

frenchblueC2
(Smurfette)
05/03/04 12:23 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

oo fiberglass one.
very interesting indeed.
I'm glad I've been following this thread religiously since day one.

good job boyos


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/05/04 12:16 AM
Re: GB is CLOSED

Shibby!!!!!! See before those pics.... i was seriously comtemplating selling my spot...because i could use the money! NAW NAW NAW Not anymore!!! Bring that bad MUG to my house!!!! Can't wait!

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/05/04 03:14 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

I just gotta thank NorCal and Dev about this GB. You chose a CHOICE company that has done a superb piece. That and putting up with all of us hounding you day in and out about these hoods...LOL

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/05/04 03:48 PM
Re: GB is CLOSED

I likey

Fmr12B
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/07/04 06:09 AM
More Pics









johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
05/07/04 06:32 PM
Re: More Pics

looks good but i cant wait to see the carbon fiber one.

ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/07/04 07:56 PM
Re: More Pics

so whatever happened to having hem clearcoat it for us as a means for making up for a 1year+ old GB???

I'd be interested in having them do it since they CLEARLY know what they're doing, and can get it done at the factory cheap. . .for extra $$$ understandably.

Suneil


Speed Demon
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/07/04 08:26 PM
Re: More Pics

will there be a fiberglass version available for purchase after the GB?

johnny hennessy
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/07/04 11:48 PM
Re: More Pics

I think they said yes, It is a couple of pages back

Stazi
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/10/04 02:17 PM
Re: More Pics

Originally posted by johnnyblazed7697:
looks good but i cant wait to see the carbon fiber one.



Ditto.
I think once the CF ones are available I will be flopping out the CC for one!


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/10/04 11:15 PM
Re: More Pics

Are the hoods here yet!?!?!

Roz 1999 SVT-C
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/11/04 12:27 AM
Re: More Pics

If you read back a page or 2 its going to be about 4 to six weeks (approx) till the actuall hoods get here...give it some time...Or PM DeviousDEV.




Lupe


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/11/04 02:02 AM
Where are the hoods!!!

I want my hoods

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/11/04 06:47 PM
Re: More Pics

Okay, here's the deal folks.

We've been told by our manufacturer that they are ready to start production (a few last minute items had to be noted on the hood). Carbon fiber is going to be a longer wait than fiberglass, due to short supply and high prices (and demand!).

What we can do is offer this:

If you want your hood FASTER and you decide you want FIBERGLASS instead of CARBON FIBER, please email sales@initialvelocity.com with your name and address and I'll convert your purchase.

For the GROUP BUY ONLY, those who choose to trade their carbon fiber for fiberglass will have NO ADDITIONAL FEES to pay (shipping) (excepting the additional $30 for residential delivery).

This means if you want to trade down from CF to Fiberglass, not only do you get it faster, but you don't owe anything more.

All hoods are going to come with complementary tuner style hood pins.

I need to know by this friday what the tally is of FB to CF.

FB will be available approx 2-4 weeks faster than CF, as fast as those little chinese factory worker hands can go :-D

Anyone who wishes to purchase a fiberglass hood and isn't on the group buy- your price is $425 shipped to a business ($455 to a residence).

Non group-buyers do NOT RECEIVE free hood pins.


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/11/04 08:18 PM
Re: More Pics

Thanks for the update and I'll wait out the Carbon Fiber. I've been extended another month here anyways so I've nothing better to do.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/11/04 09:18 PM
Re: More Pics

I'll hold out for the CF

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
05/12/04 12:12 AM
Re: More Pics

i will wait on the cf one.

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/12/04 02:33 AM
Re: More Pics

Norcal and Devious

I'm down for CF in all 3 hoods I still know if I'll be getting all 3 shipped to me or not Kinda waiting on some replies to that. I'll PM you any info once I get it. Thanks again GUys


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/12/04 04:56 AM
Re: More Pics

I'll stay with the CF as well.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/12/04 04:18 PM
Re: More Pics

As will I stay with CF. I've waited this long, what is another 6 weeks.

SVTweeter
(CEG\'er)
05/15/04 09:58 AM
Re: More Pics

I will wait for the CF as well ...

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/17/04 11:58 PM
Re: More Pics

CF for me as well... So whens the DATE we're looking at here? As the year and half mark is coming up...

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
05/18/04 12:03 AM
Re: More Pics

maybe 4 more weeks

NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/18/04 01:53 AM
Re: More Pics

NorCal or Dev, when will you be needing shipping info? I have to check with our shipping guy at work to make sure I can have it shipped there.

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/18/04 03:48 AM
Re: More Pics

CF fo sheezy

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/21/04 04:59 PM
Re: More Pics

Related to this GB, has anyone found flush fitting, astheticly pleasing hood pins?? Lockable perhaps??

I do have a few ideas on avoiding using them and keeping it safe from poping up......but I'm making a backup plan if they don't work.......


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/22/04 04:41 PM
Re: More Pics

What about dzus fasteners? I'm sure you could find some low profile ones that aren't to ugly. I remember a guy with a 426 Hemi 6-pack car that had locking hood pins. You got a key to open the hood. pretty cool stuff

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/22/04 07:12 PM
Re: More Pics

That sounds like an option for sure Sweet, I'll have to look into it more...thanks

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/26/04 05:36 PM
Re: More Pics

Hoping Hoping Hoping they come soon... BUMP

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/27/04 12:58 AM
Re: More Pics

Yea man, what's going on here...? could we get an update or something?!

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/27/04 07:50 AM
Re: More Pics

We're still waiting the 4-6 weeks which means we have another 2-4 weeks still to go.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
05/27/04 09:43 AM
Re: More Pics

Originally posted by Swazo:
Related to this GB, has anyone found flush fitting, astheticly pleasing hood pins?? Lockable perhaps??

I do have a few ideas on avoiding using them and keeping it safe from poping up......but I'm making a backup plan if they don't work.......




Remember that we're providing free hood pins to those who purchased in this group buy as our small attempt to make up for the wait.

In addition, these hoods do use the stock latch, the hood pins are simply to help secure it and prevent you from getting what I call carbon-blinders at 70mph on the freeway.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/02/04 10:48 PM
Re: More Pics

any word yo?

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/04/04 06:34 PM
Re: More Pics

1 to 3 weeks... WOOT!

DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
06/05/04 04:23 PM
Re: More Pics

Sorry, no new updates yet

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/06/04 12:50 AM
Re: More Pics

Thanks for checking in though...

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/10/04 07:56 PM
Re: More Pics

I just got back into town and was hoping to hear some sort of good news on here... Nothing? Not yet?

unknown
(CEG\'er)
06/15/04 01:50 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
SHOULD be 4-6 weeks, but I don't want to make any promises as our manufacturer doesn't seem to be super reliable with delivery time right now.




This post was made 4/27, it is now 7 weeks later and we still have no idea when we will be receiving our hoods. Someone needs to tell me something..


NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/15/04 07:05 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I want ma hood. Devious or Norcal, ANY word at all? I'd be happy to hear amy kind of news on this. I don't think you guys are gonna screw us or anything like that, I'm just really anxious after seeing the prototype.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/15/04 12:15 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Hey folks. Sorry about the delay on information. I've been sick the past week and a half and unable to do much to meet with the vendor. Last time I called, they were waiting to see if it's on the next manifest or not. There's a possibility they'll get ten hoods in first, and then the second ten a week later (which shouldn't be a big deal). They -are- on the way and -are- getting here soon.



xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/15/04 01:59 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Thanks for the update!

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/15/04 02:39 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
They -are- on the way and -are- getting here soon.






goosebumps...


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/15/04 05:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

UNF



Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/15/04 10:36 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Finally

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/15/04 11:35 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

wait, so who gets the first 10??

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/16/04 12:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

::Record scratch::

Good question


unknown
(CEG\'er)
06/16/04 04:32 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
wait, so who gets the first 10??




I would imagine they will go in the order in which you paid. Still nothing definate though which makes me wonder, why can't we get dates?


SpliceVW
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/16/04 05:12 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
wait, so who gets the first 10??




Originally posted by unknown:
why can't we get dates?




Me, because I *can* get dates. Man, I am hot.


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/16/04 03:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SpliceVW:
Me, because I *can* get dates. Man, I am hot.




Oh brother... LOL!


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/18/04 05:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

.... ....waiting

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/21/04 09:50 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
.... ....waiting




NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/21/04 09:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Spoke with the mfgr today. Fiberglass hoods for those that have ordered are on the upcoming shipment (Which should arrive soon, he said between 1-3 weeks). Carbon fiber hoods are on the next shipment which should be 2 weeks after that. Our apologies for the delay on information, I've been battling illness and playing phonetag.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/21/04 11:11 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Being that it has been a very extended delay, IMO free shipping is a must have. Personally I wouldn't use the free pins you'll be sending along, no offense.

The people entered this GB and have been very, very patient. Yes this hood will now be available, so help us out for helping you out to get it to that point.

Oh yeah, my dancing banana commited suicide in the wait. I hope you can sleep at night



SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/21/04 11:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by Swazo:
Being that it has been a very extended delay, IMO free shipping is a must have.
The people entered this GB and have been very, very patient. Yes this hood will now be available, so help us out for helping you out to get it to that point.






I second this! I know it's not your fault. Buy my girlfriend didn't even make me wait this long!


unknown
(CEG\'er)
06/21/04 11:30 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I think it's safe to say we all feel some additional compensation is in order. I know I personally could give a crap about some hood pins I won't even be using.

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/22/04 04:07 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

why are the fiberglass ones finished and shipping first?

Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Spoke with the mfgr today. Fiberglass hoods for those that have ordered are on the upcoming shipment (Which should arrive soon, he said between 1-3 weeks). Carbon fiber hoods are on the next shipment which should be 2 weeks after that. Our apologies for the delay on information, I've been battling illness and playing phonetag.




NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/22/04 06:18 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I will see what we can get, but I can't make any guarantees. The hood pins are coming out of our pockets, not theirs, and we're struggling to see what we can pull off for you guys.


As far as the fiberglass hoods being done first- they are a lot easier to lay, hence they are done faster. They can do almost 3 times as many fiberglass hoods in a day as they can carbon fiber, IIRC. Also, I don't know how their shipping works from the factory overseas.


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/22/04 06:31 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I should still be living in Cali when the CF one's show up. Can I just drive up to get mine?

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/22/04 02:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by 69Boss302:
I should still be living in Cali when the CF one's show up. Can I just drive up to get mine?




Yes.


Nick98CSVT
(CEG\'er)
06/22/04 03:32 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I might have to get out of this Group Buy, because one of my "friends" took off to Montana and he owes me $400. So Im not sure if I can stay in. Also Im going back to school and need all the money I can get, and he stiffed me by taking off.

SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/27/04 10:31 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Any word.....

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/27/04 10:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Any word.....




unknown
(CEG\'er)
06/28/04 01:31 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Any word.....







First let me say that I am in no way trying to be a problem here, however there is definitely a problem. This problem being that I have paid my money for a hood a year and a half ago that I have no idea when it will be arriving and unfortunately this problem has gone on long enough. I have even switched over to a fiberglass hood and still can not get an arrival day. If I can not get a date for the arrival of my hood and if that date is not in the NEAR future I will be asking for a full refund. I see all these other hoods being made AND delivered and all we are getting is "they were waiting to see if it's on the next manifest or not". This beating around the bush has gone on long enough and these kinds of responses lead me to believe we are in for more waiting.

I find it extremely hard to believe that the manufacturer does not know if the hoods are on the manifest or not and if they are on the manifest they should easily be able to say these are when they will be arriving mm/dd/yyyy. We have all been more than patient with the ongoing delays and all we are being offered is some hood pins as compensation. Poor business is all I can say, I want to know when my hood is coming and if you guys can not provide me with that information then go ahead and process my full refund.

Sorry for the rant but I am fed up with this GB.


Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/28/04 07:48 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by unknown:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Any word.....







First let me say that I am in no way trying to be a problem here, however there is definitely a problem. This problem being that I have paid my money for a hood a year and a half ago that I have no idea when it will be arriving and unfortunately this problem has gone on long enough. I have even switched over to a fiberglass hood and still can not get an arrival day. If I can not get a date for the arrival of my hood and if that date is not in the NEAR future I will be asking for a full refund. I see all these other hoods being made AND delivered and all we are getting is "they were waiting to see if it's on the next manifest or not". This beating around the bush has gone on long enough and these kinds of responses lead me to believe we are in for more waiting.

I find it extremely hard to believe that the manufacturer does not know if the hoods are on the manifest or not and if they are on the manifest they should easily be able to say these are when they will be arriving mm/dd/yyyy. We have all been more than patient with the ongoing delays and all we are being offered is some hood pins as compensation. Poor business is all I can say, I want to know when my hood is coming and if you guys can not provide me with that information then go ahead and process my full refund.

Sorry for the rant but I am fed up with this GB.





I'm getting to that point too. We should know when we will actually get our hoods. This GB has gone on a lot longer than I ever imagined. I normally only have a car for a year and a half and then I sell it


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/28/04 10:03 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

You know I was excited for awhile about these hoods. But, now I just want to get it over with so I can get my money back. Too much time has been wasted waiting on these hoods. WAY too much time. I think the manufacturer needs to get the azz chewing of a lifetime....and some threats to boot.

KarlosSVT
(New CEG\'er)
06/29/04 01:24 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
You know I was excited for awhile about these hoods. But, now I just want to get it over with so I can get my money back. Too much time has been wasted waiting on these hoods. WAY too much time. I think the manufacturer needs to get the azz chewing of a lifetime....and some threats to boot.



I agree. My money's has been tied up WAY too long


NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
06/29/04 01:45 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

We're doing everything we can to rectify this situation. This includes speaking to the manufacturer, trying to find alternate methods of shipping to reduce cost and eating some of the cost ourselves.

Every refund we process out of the GB, we pay for out of pocket, but if it is ultimately the final straw and the only way to do it, we do it.

unknown, you have a PM with some contact information (since PM on CEG isn't the most reliable way of contact for us), and I hope we can work this out for you.

To everyone else, info will be posted by wednesday night at the latest. I'm still dealing with illness and attempting to work schedules out, so please help me out here.


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/29/04 07:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I've got no problam waiting. My car is 6500 miles away anyway.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/29/04 12:37 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

No problems here too... Just have a little patience guys... It'll get here... And when it does, and you jump ship before, you'll be sorry. I did notice too that there are other hoods that are out, like the cowl (it's ok), but they are made in the states. These are made overseas and probably at a better facility (since stuff is always cheaper in Asia... lol ).

todras
(I have no life)
06/29/04 02:06 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Damn! You guys have been waiting for 1.5 yrs! Fugg that. In the other group buy they asked people what they wanted and in a few weeks it was done. I'd be pissed.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/29/04 04:25 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

The only reason I'm still in this GB is because this is the hood I do want. It's just that the date keeps getting kicked back and I'm waiting on it and it alone before I can get my car back into the spray booth.

We have been patient, and I can continue to be with decent updates. I understand about being sick, so I'm trying to be even more patient.

I just want my f$#^in hood


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/29/04 08:58 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

I think the manufacturer needs to fess upto the BS and get them here!!!

69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/29/04 09:45 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB: We're waiting for a prototype

Originally posted by Swazo:
...before I can get my car back into the spray booth.








Same here.


DEVIOUSDEV
(CEG\'er)
06/29/04 10:18 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Believe you me... we're sick of waiting too

I know that doesn't really help much, but we are doing everything we can to fix this. I paid for several hoods myself, so I'm in the same boat as everyone else... and I don't even have a contour to put em on

We should have answers very soon for everyone... and we're trying to figure something out to do for everyone who has been waiting since the beginning... and it will be better than hood pins


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/01/04 10:24 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

any word?

johnnyblazed7697
(New CEG\'er)
07/04/04 06:01 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

i just hope they come soon.

NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
07/05/04 09:10 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Sorry, I thought I posted a few days ago but I guess my post didn't go through?

Well anyway. Here's the update:

Straightened things out with the mfgr. They say they can't get exact dates because of the lack of communication on behalf of the factory, but they say the fiberglass ones are done and in transit (this or next container) and the carbon fiber ones are in production. They aren't sure if they're halfway through or near the end of production.

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their patience in this matter. It's left Devin and I with frazzled nerves and more than just irritation. We're looking into doing something special for the folks that ordered and we'll let you guys know by the time the hoods come in what that is.

Thanks for sticking with us through this.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/05/04 10:53 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Thank you for the update..this is the ONLY good news I've had all weekend

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/05/04 11:04 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Iight...what kind of business can't figure out when and where products being produced for PAYING customers are???
In all honesty that is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. You need to start dogging these people until they can tell you where out hoods are. I wonder if they treat all their customers like this




Originally posted by NorCalCoug:
Sorry, I thought I posted a few days ago but I guess my post didn't go through?

Well anyway. Here's the update:

Straightened things out with the mfgr. They say they can't get exact dates because of the lack of communication on behalf of the factory, but they say the fiberglass ones are done and in transit (this or next container) and the carbon fiber ones are in production. They aren't sure if they're halfway through or near the end of production.

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their patience in this matter. It's left Devin and I with frazzled nerves and more than just irritation. We're looking into doing something special for the folks that ordered and we'll let you guys know by the time the hoods come in what that is.

Thanks for sticking with us through this.




NorMich99SE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/06/04 05:16 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

I agree with TheGreatOne, the manufacturer should be able to freakin find out what their own factory is doing. If this is how they treat all their customers, I'm surprised they have any customers at all. I'm a very patient person but even I'm getting a bit frustrated with them.
However, I do think Dev and NorCal should be given a fair amount of credit for keeping us all pretty well updated throughout this entire thing. Honestly, I think that is what has kept this gb so civil and tolerant over the entire year and a half or more that it has been going on. I hope this is all over and done with by end of summer, only thing is, once I get my hood, I don't know what I'll come to the gb forum looking for....


todras
(I have no life)
07/06/04 12:33 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

LOL! No contact with the factory. Worst lie I've ever heard.

xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/07/04 01:36 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Of course Todd, your not helping things any...

Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/07/04 08:44 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Like his big mouth ever helps anything

svt4b
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/07/04 11:52 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Originally posted by todras:
LOL! No contact with the factory. Worst lie I've ever heard.




WERD
dude look how long this has taken though! i would be asking to call the damn "factory" myself like 6 months ago
nothing against DEV or NORCAL, just my .02
i watch this post just cause i hope for the best for you guys and i already have my hood from another buy and i still feel bad for all of you.
good luck though


I-Dom-In-VIII
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/08/04 12:59 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Like his big mouth ever helps anything




It helps me, He makes me laugh my ass off because he tells it like it is. Sometimes it hurts dosent.


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/08/04 09:26 AM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Originally posted by I-Dom-In-8:
Originally posted by Thinkmoto:
Like his big mouth ever helps anything




It helps me, He makes me laugh my ass off because he tells it like it is. Sometimes it hurts dosent.




And how does it help the GB when people not involved come on here and start ranting? I don't find him funny at all...childish but not funny. OH and what is suspose to Hurt the truth?


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/08/04 12:07 PM
Re: 98+ CF Hood GB

Originally posted by I-Dom-In-8:
It helps me, He makes me laugh my ass off because he tells it like it is. Sometimes it hurts dosent.




And how does it help the GB when people not involved come on here and start ranting? I don't find him funny at all...childish but not funny. OH and what is suspose to Hurt the truth?




W3RD on the first sentence, but he still is a friend and I know he is looking out for people... But still was a little unnessesary. Todras, you feel me,... f*ck'r... LOL!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/12/04 10:52 PM
WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!



NorCalCoug
(CEG\'er)
07/14/04 07:00 AM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

They'll be here soon enough

A few of the fiberglass ones have already come in. If anybody would like to purchase a fiberglass one, please feel free to email sales@initialvelocity.com

The carbon fiber ones will be here next...


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/14/04 12:17 PM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

See... And some was worried it was a hoax.

jiako
(CEG\'er)
07/14/04 03:18 PM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

I just wanted to make sure that I am part of the first 10 hoods that are sent out.

TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/14/04 04:09 PM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

Originally posted by jiako:
I just wanted to make sure that I am part of the first 10 hoods that are sent out.




w3rd


SVTnKC
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/17/04 01:00 AM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
Originally posted by jiako:
I just wanted to make sure that I am part of the first 10 hoods that are sent out.




w3rd




I Third that!


Thinkmoto
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/17/04 01:04 AM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

Originally posted by SVTnKC:
Originally posted by TheGreatOne:
Originally posted by jiako:
I just wanted to make sure that I am part of the first 10 hoods that are sent out.




w3rd




I Third that!



I fourth fifth and sixth that


jiako
(CEG\'er)
07/19/04 02:11 PM
Re: WHERE ARE THE HOODS!!!!!

Can we get a list of the original group buy.

woodysvt
(CEG\'er)
07/19/04 03:26 PM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by woodysvt:
I dont wish to bring this up after all the money has been collected...but I will tell you my experience with Aerogear.

I purchased a hood from them in June for my old car (98 gti vr6). I took it home and tried to install it. It was the worst fitting piece of crap i had ever seen. It would even latch at the latch point. So, I called them and told them of my misfortune. They apologized and said I could come pick a new one up in about 3 weeks. I called 3 weeks later...and they informed me that they had not come in yet. They said another 3 weeks. So another 3 weeks...same thing. Another 3 weeks...same thing. It has now been almost 5 months.....and they still keep telling me the same thing. I still have this piece of crap hood sitting in my garage...and am getting the run around with them.
I pray that you guys do not have the same problem as I had. But I will tell you, I am not the only person who has experieces similar to these. Check any other message board, and almost all of them have at least 1 person who had the same problem. I have given up and am not expecting a new hood.




looks like my experience is becoming all too real for ya'll.


ssmumich00
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/19/04 04:29 PM
Re: 10000 views!

Originally posted by woodysvt:
Originally posted by woodysvt:
I dont wish to bring this up after all the money has been collected...but I will tell you my experience with Aerogear.

I purchased a hood from them in June for my old car (98 gti vr6). I took it home and tried to install it. It was the worst fitting piece of crap i had ever seen. It would even latch at the latch point. So, I called them and told them of my misfortune. They apologized and said I could come pick a new one up in about 3 weeks. I called 3 weeks later...and they informed me that they had not come in yet. They said another 3 weeks. So another 3 weeks...same thing. Another 3 weeks...same thing. It has now been almost 5 months.....and they still keep telling me the same thing. I still have this piece of crap hood sitting in my garage...and am getting the run around with them.
I pray that you guys do not have the same problem as I had. But I will tell you, I am not the only person who has experieces