OK people, small acorns at the moment, but some success.
I have been working with one guy to have some cable tidy clips being brought back onto the market. It's looking like a success. Really pleased with this. Not really about what the item is, as it is only "boring" old cable clips. It's more the challenge - is there an interest out there ? Is there a business case to bring new re-manufactured stuff back ?
So watch this space because this guy is getting 5000 cable clips made for us and for other old classic Ford models as well. Don't worry - I don't need one of you to buy 5000 clips! These will be dispersed through the Ford classic model range!
Is that what we want ??? Is it ???? New Capri parts being made again ???? Of course it is!!
With that, there are a number of screws that can be replaced as well for new ones. Not so much a revelation, but why not if you getting the clips done and I have already bought these screws and clips (he had a sample made) and I'll share the beans with you all.
Front seat to floor mounting bolts (8 of them - 4 each) and seat frame to seat base mounting bolts (again 8 of them, 4 each). Mk3 Capris.
Again just watch this space. I have the bolts and I need to fully test myself before I start farming them out. I am waiting for my seats to return from the upholsterers so will know soon.
I can't get the same interest to sell these from an official vendor, so may have to go this alone temporarily, until someone might pick up the baton from me. I am not a professional retailer and you need to dedicate time to be one. I'll help the community out on here, replacing scruffy / rusted seat bolts that you may have for brand new ones. But whether I take on the whole market, I'll see.
That sounds like business ebay accounts and pouring time into ebay messages, and messing about. Frankly, I have better things to do with my time.
But for people on here who genuinely want this stuff, I have no issues. There may not be much of a market and that is why I have seen no interest in these from people in the game. So I will test this all out once I know the bolts are good. They are good on a dry run without the seats but just need to be certain. Also, to start these back up again, 5000 have to be made and that is a bit of a risk, a couple of vendors said to me, given the uncertain market.
No, I haven't had to buy 5000. I have seen an avenue - nudge nudge, wink wink. The vendor is not selling them for Ford models because they don't know they are for Ford models - but they are identical to the original Ford bolts. And whilst they are quite happy selling them, one by one, for something else, I will be able to "hang around their back door", ordering quite a lot of these.
Apologies if this following ebay ad is someone's on here - it's not to knock your advert, and if I were you, I would do the same. These are a lot of money for a rusty used bolts. OK, I get why these are like that because there is nothing else on ebay or anywhere. The market is cornered. But 8 scruffy bolts for a £16.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Seat-Bo ... :rk:9:pf:0
I would be looking at 8 new bolts for half the money.
I'll build on this thread as stuff becomes available or tested.
Watch out - an avalanche of new Capri bits is about to hit the market!
OK, that's enough of that - let's not get so carried away.
Capri Parts For Sale and Wanted
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