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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-08-2007, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Any interest in a soft glove box?

When I had my Elise, I thought about making a glove box to work with the extruded aluminum shelf so that things wouldn't fly around during spirited driving. My wife is an amazing seamstress, and I want to know how much interest there would be in a soft glovebox that would insert into the existing space there under the dash. If there is enough interest, we will try to make it. I'd like to design something that doesn't do damage to the shelf (no drilling). The idea would be similar to how the Sector111 bootie works, using rigid structures sewn inside of a synthetic material, and velcro to hold the "door" shut.
Give me feedback! And if this has already been done, tell me that and I'll go quietly away....
Also, if there IS interest, I need someone close to Santa Clarita, Ca. to volunteer their car for measurements.
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it's already been done but it's currently out of stock so i would be very interested in this!
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it's already been done but it's currently out of stock so i would be very interested in this!
Who did this, when was it available, and will they be re-stocking it ?
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http://www.vonhep.com/interior.html i had that bag and it was great! it won't be back in-stock anytime soon it seems..... so have you wife make it for us!

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Who did this, when was it available, and will they be re-stocking it ?
http://www.vonhep.com/
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I have one from vonhep also, its great..
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 04:28 AM
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I'd be interested.

My other car is an MR2 Spyder.
My other other car is a Segway.
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Yes, I'd be interested in a custom fit bag, but don't live close enough to offer my car to take measurements.

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I will volunteer my car for the prototype. I live close to Santa Clarita.

PM if interested.


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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 07:51 AM
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I would be interested in one as well.
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Pictures of your please!

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Another very interested party here. Great idea to use what is otherwise a great space for inducing additional rattles and projectiles on acceleration.

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Heh...

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Pictures of your please!
Picture of my please? Only the wife gets to see that
It isn't product yet, just an idea. So far we have fewer than 10 interested parties.
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I would be interested in one as well.
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Not looking too good....

264 views, but only about 10 want this. We'll let it ride a while to gauge interest, but I'm not optimistic at this point. Maybe most Elise/Exige owners have come up with clever solutions on their own, or like the shelf just as it is.
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I have to apologize for letting you guys down for so long. I wont bother with excuses, but most of the delays were out of my control. The good news is that I had a meeting today with a company that I'm pretty confident will be able to get a run of both styles of the Von Hep interior bags done for me. I should have the final details on timing and if there will be any price change later in the week. I'll keep you all informed.

Please visit www.vonhep.com
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264 views, but only about 10 want this. We'll let it ride a while to gauge interest, but I'm not optimistic at this point. Maybe most Elise/Exige owners have come up with clever solutions on their own, or like the shelf just as it is.

just how many were you expecting to sell?
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I have to apologize for letting you guys down for so long. I wont bother with excuses, but most of the delays were out of my control. The good news is that I had a meeting today with a company that I'm pretty confident will be able to get a run of both styles of the Von Hep interior bags done for me. I should have the final details on timing and if there will be any price change later in the week. I'll keep you all informed.

FINALLY!!!! Please keep us posted!
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I would love a shelf bag and I don't care who makes it -- cartoonz's wife, motododo, my Brasilian child laborer cousins-in-law, or motododo's Brasilian child laborers (j/k! I know they're Chinese)...
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