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i'll take one--where do i sign? carl
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Why not make "pop-in" panels, like this:

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17285





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probably because its easier to find a sweatshop to made the bag
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Panel would be easy enough to make... just get a die and extrude a bunch of pieces that pop over the bead on the bottom of the shelf then rotate in on the top. Bore out 3 holes for the A/C and cut a rectangle out for the "box", then add a hinge and lock, and you're done.



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Steve,

Seems faster to say, "Silvia/JingMao, sew faster if you want to keep your lashings down to only 10 tonight!"
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rats! and here i am without a pair of soft gloves!

sorry, the devil makes me do these things.

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Being realistic, we're talking about an item that at $50-100 will sell 2 0-50 parts in a year. What that means for the bag is that chinese factories won't even consider it. It comes down to begging one of the few remaining small US sewing shops to do a small run of reletively inexpensive items. Transio's design is awsome, but again with the volume, you would be asking a huge favor of a shop to invest in the programming to machine it, let alone tooling for an extrusion die to make a 100 foot bar once a year. I fooled around with an aluminum and textured plastic "door" that was hinged and locked, but I couldn't get around drilling at least a hole or two. That would surely have limited appeal.

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Maybe you should have Cartoonz's wife make your bags.
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Why not make "pop-in" panels, like this:

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17285

Hi Steve!
I like your CF version best. You're probably on to something there--maybe a door could be held in place by a pair of rigid nylon loops, or clips? I was thinking of a simple velcro-held door (hinged on the bottom), nothing as complex as the bag shown at the VonHep web site. It seems to me that if you want quick and easy access (e.g. for change for a toll road, grabbing a cell phone, etc. you know, all the things you SHOULDN'T do while driving an Elise) you'd want to be able to reach over and open it with one hand easily. I agree that anything that requires drilling or modification of the dash might not be too slick. The disadvantage is security, of course, but they have to get past the shrill and painful motion sensing alarm first to grab anything anyway. At least velcro strips can be removed later without damage. Thoughts?
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Didn't Von-Hep already do this?

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Being realistic, we're talking about an item that at $50-100 will sell 2 0-50 parts in a year. What that means for the bag is that chinese factories won't even consider it. It comes down to begging one of the few remaining small US sewing shops to do a small run of reletively inexpensive items. Transio's design is awsome, but again with the volume, you would be asking a huge favor of a shop to invest in the programming to machine it, let alone tooling for an extrusion die to make a 100 foot bar once a year. I fooled around with an aluminum and textured plastic "door" that was hinged and locked, but I couldn't get around drilling at least a hole or two. That would surely have limited appeal.
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Thanks for your time, all who replied.

Maybe we need to see what the Tesla buyers want...
Based on the responses so far, I think this is not likely to happen. Hopefully VonHep will do another run of their product for you guys.
Thank you all for your feedback and time.

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I'm looking for the Von Hep glove box bag...anyone know where I can get one?

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Blackwatch Racing sells them - isn't that the Von Hep one?
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Blackwatch Racing sells them - isn't that the Von Hep one?
Thank you!!
Just ordered one from Blackwatch - really needed one


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