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#51 2014-04-11 11:19:07

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

One of these would be some nice protection for my FMIC against future damage smile 
Too bad I already have a nice skid plate or I would be tempted.


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#52 2014-04-11 12:14:48

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

itsnotmeitsyou wrote:

One of these would be some nice protection for my FMIC against future damage smile 
Too bad I already have a nice skid plate or I would be tempted.

We've had several customers sell their skid plates to partially fund the purchase.  I don't think they lost more than $50 on the sale so it is something to consider.
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#53 2014-04-13 00:02:17

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Count me in. I will have the deposit in place this week. driving


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#54 2014-04-13 17:32:35

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Hey Skemcin, Let us know when you put the link up. I think there are at least 3 of us ready to put deposits up.  up


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#55 2014-04-13 18:52:49

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

itsnotmeitsyou wrote:

One of these would be some nice protection for my FMIC against future damage smile

arrow-up THIS! Removing the front bumper beam to install the fmic was very hard for me to accept. In the event of a serious front end collision the rigidity of the frame is compromised. In the event a shopping cart hits my bumper, I might need a new fmic. It's insurance. You might never need it. But it might save you a headache (or legs) down the road.


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#56 2014-04-15 11:16:38

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

ralphjjr wrote:

Hey Skemcin, Let us know when you put the link up. I think there are at least 3 of us ready to put deposits up.  up

Yeah. I'm curious about dates/deadlines for the deposit. Does the current posted schedule still apply here? Thanks.


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#57 2014-04-15 12:41:57

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Sorry for the delay - the link has been updated ...

The timeline is still valid as are all the other details outline on the Build Summary Page:
http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com/_a … 2014Q2.htm

Your direct link for submitting a deposit is there, but its also right here:
http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com/_b … r-saab.cfm

Let me know if you have any questions, issues or concerns.

Thank you for your patients and support, it is greatly appreciated.

Derek V.


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#58 2014-04-15 12:51:05

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Awesome. My deposit is sent.  up  banana


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#59 2014-04-15 14:48:44

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Deposit sent!  up

Thank you!

We appreciate your business. As the production schedule nears, we will provide an online form where you will be able to select options (if applicable) for your item as well as make final payment.

Talk to you soon!

@Skemcin: Any chance you could post up a pic of the light bar w/ the optional tow hook? Couldn't seem to find anything showing its location when searching. Thanks!


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#60 2014-04-15 15:54:02

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

This is from GOCO:

BlkSaabaru4Me wrote:

@Skemcin: Any chance you could post up a pic of the light bar w/ the optional tow hook? Couldn't seem to find anything showing its location when searching. Thanks!

This is an example of the tow hook:
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/965467_488280554625538_1250800018_o.jpg

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/1496439_488280507958876_1877690613_o.jpg

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/1075604_488280611292199_938058611_o.jpg

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31.0-8/1529718_488280627958864_682206844_o.jpg


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#61 2014-04-15 16:19:08

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

arrow-up Nice. Thanks buddy.  embeer That was the only add-on I got. Just curious where it was going to be located. My current tow hook location is taken up by my license plate relocation kit.


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#62 2014-04-15 16:31:13

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Hmm. Maybe I don't need a winch...  roll That tow bar is discrete.

@Skemcin: I wonder about the D-Ring option. Does that mean that instead of the "bottom" mount for each tab, you would provide D-Rings that attach to those holes? are they permanent?


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#63 2014-04-15 18:58:30

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

The d-ring option has only been requested on other time but we also didn't advertise it until this build.  Basically, they get put facing forward on the lower bar about 6in on either side of the center line - which means just on the outside of where the winch mount comes back to the bar.  You can do the d-rings without the winch if you like.

Its basically these, mounted vertically on the leading edge of the bar:
http://www.tmrcustoms.com/store/images/d_ring_shackle_mount_radius_axle_tube_3.jpg

Does that make sense?


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#64 2014-04-15 22:18:22

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

makes sense. I am going to adjust my options  cool

Last edited by ralphjjr (2014-04-16 08:39:39)


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#65 2014-04-20 18:56:29

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

deposit sent.  embeer


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#66 2014-05-07 10:29:53

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

We've started the initial task related to the build but had to refuse the shipment of tubing that came last Friday - to many pits in the raw material.  This is setting us back a couple days as we wait for a new shipment from a different supplier that we've used in the past.  We schedule for these types of situations so I don't expect our timeline to change right now but I will keep you informed as we move along.

banana


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#67 2014-06-18 23:07:41

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Just out of curiosity, has anyone received theirs yet? I got the latest update email from yesterday, just wondering...


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#68 2014-06-19 08:56:45

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

eurocoffee wrote:

Just out of curiosity, has anyone received theirs yet? I got the latest update email from yesterday, just wondering...

We held on to all the Saab bars to the second half of the process to leave time for another test/confirmation fit.  That is happening this morning at 11 am.

All the bars are tact so they just need welded and powder coated.  We expect all that to be done today so they will ship tomorrow.  Worst case scenario would be shipping Tuesday.

As I mentioned in the e-mail, I'm really asking alot from my powder coater given the delays we faced so I"m not sure if he'll turn them around after we do the confirmation fit today.

I've been so busy with this build and so many other things I never got around to addressing the just the Saab customers.
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#69 2014-06-19 09:56:15

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Thanks for the update.


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#70 2014-06-19 17:09:27

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Yes thanks for the update. I read the email, and figured I wouldn't bother you with another shipping question, I'm not on a deadline or anything. Much appreciated. Carry on.  embeer


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#71 2014-06-19 17:12:59

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Ditto. Thanks for the update Derek.

I'm also not on a deadline. My car is patiently resting, in pieces, in my garage. Hopefully, July is the month where I'll be able to figure out and decide what I will actually do with it.
If I get the bar before I get the car running, maybe I'll mount on the garage wall like antlers...

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#72 2014-06-19 17:26:23

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

I was in the shop today. The bar fits very well against the bumper. Very nice indeed.

Here's a folder of pics. Adam was in there welding them up. They have the boxes ready to go.

Painted bar at the end:

http://imgur.com/a/mqLcd

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#73 2014-06-19 17:27:29

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

up looks good!


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#74 2014-06-19 21:59:04

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Thanks again for all the support and patience.  I know this hasn't gone as planned but we definitely are not cutting corners when it comes to the quality and design.

Here are a few more pictures:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10448571_592234937563432_1636032053525323692_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/1090937_592234970896762_6228375913971815333_o.jpg

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10474822_592234820896777_5575119190208828484_o.jpg

The Saab batch will be dropped off at the coaters tomorrow.  He has the rest of the second half of this batch so I suspect we'll have these packed Monday and Tuesday with FedEx pick ups on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  With most take 2 or 3 days to find their homes, you should be good for an install next weekend.

  embeer


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#75 2014-06-20 08:55:13

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Re: Off-Road Bar / Light Bar Interest - Possible Group Buy

Awesome! I wish I had the extra cash for this. Do you have a nice 3/4 shot of the whole car with the bar installed. I'd love to see the full effect.


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