Originally Posted by Lingohocken
Presumably this offer has been permanently withdrawn? It would be nice to know.
***** ATTENTION ALL THREAD FOLLOWERS*******
FOR THOSE OF YOU WONDERING IF THESE KNOBS ARE EVER GONNA BE MADE HERE ARE THE FACTS AS TO WHERE THIS IS CURRENTLY
Back in May I contacted William Rau of Rau Autowoods to see if they would be interesting in making the part for the OLIVE ASH shift knob.
I sent pictures of the finished product as well as pictures of the parts the GeorgeMD made so he could se what we wanted.
I also sent pictures of my own shift knob disassebled into as many parts as possible.
Then I sent in the actual shift knob to them.
Their response to me was as follows I am paraphrasing as the email correspondence was accidentally deleted.
$700 for the intial tooling (or to make the first one)
@225 for each piece after that.
I asked for him to come down and I also was tracking interest here in this thread to see if I could get a better price by giving Autowood an idea of how many pieces he could initially produce and no one want to do it for the price.
The bottom line is that I don't want to bear the intial tooling cost just to have the first one made.
They wanted to hold at that pricing so I have lowered my priority on this project.
If some aftermarket company wanted to place a large volume order and then sell to us that would possibly affect the pricing, but there are less that twenty of us in this thread willing to pay over $150 for the part
I was personally willing to go as high as $300 for the first one, but for now with that pricing I have put that on the back burner.
Thanks for showing your interest.
If any of you members have access to a company that does wood working it may be worth that shot to see if they are willng to take on this project I still want the knob for not at that price.