This GB is now closed. Plates WILL be available for individual sale, but will be run through Zach because he is a vendor here. PM me for price and details if you are interested.
Thanks again to everyone that participated!!
Alright guys, here it is, the official Group Buy thread for build plates. This GB has a minimum of 10 pieces, which we have already reached.
First, some specs.
The plate is aluminum with heat-applied gloss black paint, and a thin clear coating over that. I'm purchasing them from a company that has been making them for all sorts of applications for 15+ years. They say the painted aluminum performs fantastically in automotive applications, but to get the best performance, suggest that they not be mounted in direct sunlight and left for extended periods. In the footwell, which is where these are designed to go, they should last quite a while. However, NO WARRANTY is expressed or implied.
The plate will measure roughly 1.75" x 6"
and look a lot like this...
, on Flickr
I will be offering them in silver with black lettering
, and black with silver lettering
**BE AWARE** The black plates have a finish that looks a bit imperfect if you're up close to it, but fantastic from 2 feet away. It's a combination of the way the paint is heated on, the clear-coat, and the surface itself.
The bits circled in red
are what can be modified on the plate.
You have 6 vehicle icons to choose from (thanks to Zach):
1. Standard Elise
2. Topless Elise
3. Standard Exige
4. Mohawk Exige
6. 2010 Exige
will be 111R (Elise/Exige) or 124 (Evora)
l will be Elise, Exige, Exige S, Exige Sport 260, Exige Cup 260, or Evora
No will be the last 4 digits of your VIN
You will have 1 of 2 lines of type to choose from at the bottom.
LOTUS SPORT-BRITISH GT3 CHAMPIONS 2006
FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONS - 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1978
Price is set at $89 shipped anywhere in the CONUS.
Payment is via PayPal ONLY
to [email protected]
You MUST put your LT username, email address, and "build plate" in the subject line.
I have made a key for you to copy/paste into the notes of the payment so there is no confusion on which one you want. Simply stating "Elise" isn't an option.
VEHICLE ICON #:
The GB will run for this week and close at midnight on Sunday the 8th (unless there is more interest, then it may run longer). Art should be completed and all plates ordered on Friday the 13th. Plates should be completed by the 20th, and after each and every one is inspected/cleared, should start shipping via USPS Priority (2-3 day shipping) on the 23rd.
I'm sure I've missed something, so I'll update the thread when I figure it out