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« on: 07 May, 2012, 06:44:04 AM »

I've had a request for new Aprilia inside door handles, because the originals are made out of soft alloy.

I like projects like this, because it is an item whose weakness is likely to afflict all Aprilias, and therefore there is a ready market for them.
 
While I am not averse to doing one off items (though the cost is more for the client), I prefer to launch a ‘Project’, and get early buy-in from interested parties. 
 
So, how many door handles could we reasonably sell to the worldwide Aprilia community, and how could I get in touch with most of them?

If you are interested please reply to this thread.

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« Reply #1 on: 07 May, 2012, 06:54:44 AM »

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I would be interested in a set, so long as the price was reasonable .....

The only problem is one person's reasonable is another's cheap or expensive !!
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« Reply #2 on: 07 May, 2012, 08:35:13 AM »

Hi Simon,

Thank you for being the Initiator of this Project!

I will try and keep the price down as far as possible, but it will vary depending on the route we decide to take:

A cheap, low melt-temperature alloy casting is probably how the original handles were made, and we might run the risk of having the same result which would defeat the whole purpose.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: 07 May, 2012, 04:19:29 PM »

possibly 3 sets for me if the price is right
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« Reply #4 on: 07 May, 2012, 06:00:22 PM »

possibly 3 sets for me if the price is right

Now that's what I like to hear!

The more people buy in to the Project the better the economies of scale - and that coming from a Scot!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: 08 May, 2012, 05:03:22 AM »

I've not had a problem with breaking doorhandles (touch wood), it's the 3 small locking switches just under them on the passenger doors  (round with a small projection) that have broken with the years. Alas I have no photo of how they were before the last one came off in my hand.
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« Reply #6 on: 08 May, 2012, 06:16:20 AM »

I've not had a problem with breaking doorhandles (touch wood), it's the 3 small locking switches just under them on the passenger doors  (round with a small projection) that have broken with the years. Alas I have no photo of how they were before the last one came off in my hand.

William, that sounds like another project worth doing?
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« Reply #7 on: 09 May, 2012, 08:39:27 AM »

Guy,
I am interested in a full set of Aprilia interior door handles, if the price is sensible.

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« Reply #8 on: 09 May, 2012, 09:01:26 AM »

Guy,
I am interested in a full set of Aprilia interior door handles, if the price is sensible.

Tim

Thank you Tim F - that brings the total to 24 sensibly priced handles!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: 13 May, 2012, 03:46:03 PM »

A set for me, too, please, then I can take off the substitutes I have fitted with the aid of plastic metal.
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« Reply #10 on: 13 May, 2012, 05:07:19 PM »

Thank you David, nice to hear from you again since we met on the Sliding Pillar a few years ago!
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« Reply #11 on: 14 May, 2012, 08:36:32 AM »



Looks like you've hit on a winner!!

As with the watches WELL worth putting a note in Viva Lancia - the forum is quite a small proportion of the club.

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« Reply #12 on: 14 May, 2012, 09:15:17 AM »

Just had a thought - any chance of window winder handles as well, they were made from the same disintegrous metal?
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« Reply #13 on: 14 May, 2012, 04:29:38 PM »

Thanks David W, I will be advertising in V/L soon too.

Re. the window winder handles - thanks for the tip! We will make (almost) anything people want, but it must be good quality, at a reasonable price for resale, and still make economic sense for us too.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: 15 May, 2012, 07:17:29 AM »

It seems we have a Project or two, so;

1) What material should we make the handles from; aluminium or bronze (which will need chroming too)?

2) Can somebody please post some photos of the door handle, window winder handle, and door lock 'switches' on this thread?

Thanks and regards,
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