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New product just for the members and a poll.

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by cybrfire, Apr 4, 2005.

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Powdered or raw steel

  1. Powdered blue and white

    34 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. Raw steel so I can paint to match

    129 vote(s)
    79.1%
  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Here's something that I have been talking with Steve about and wanted to check interest levels.


    Obviously its easier to gauge how interested you are if you have a price but was just curious if people would want to paint these themselves to match their trucks of if blue and white powder coat would be the way to go. Steve your input here is appreciated as well since we had discussed blue and white powder. I'm just trying to keep costs down and cater to the DIY guy/gal.

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  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Pretty dadgum slick! I'll run one!
     
  3. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    that's sweet. I pick'd raw cause I like the Idea of painting it myself, so I can match my coloe scheme. plus it keeps the cost down.
     
  4. darkshadow

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    ence though it will drive prices and you ight not be able to cut it with your set up but what about the cut out being SS.

    be cool to have a colored back groung and a stainless ck5.

    would love to hear a price,


    what about a plain one with no hitch on it just the ovle and ck5?
     
  5. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I'll have to try one out of stainless sometime. Haven't had the opportunity to mess with stainless much. I stay pretty busy with just plain old steel. Got some aluminum projects in the works so maybe an aluminum backdrop and tube with a colored ck5. Then their is the whole electrolosis thing. I don't want to mess with the plan too much as this is also up to the man. His logo... :grin:
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    a nother idea for these. if you look at the first pic it looks like a sweet belt buckle. ya now that would be great also. and how much for just the ck5 emblem with out the hitch unit, so i can bolt it to the sweet spot on the truck. thanks.
     
  7. 79Stomper

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    I'd PIMP :pimp1::pimp1: it. Would have to paint it, too shiny for my taste.
     
  8. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    I'd take one in stainless too, just the logo no background so I could put it on the tailgate banner ... or on the fender where the K5 emblem use to be.:pimp:
     
  9. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cool. I would like to have one with just the "CK5" and no oval.

    So when can I buy one?

    Are they laser cut or routed. We have a CNC router and they told use to stay away from cutting stainless if at all possible. Probably not as big of a deal with a laser though.
     
  10. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Soon as all the details are worked out with Steve they will be available. It's looking from the poll results that most would prefer raw steel. Then there is a good number of folks that would prefer just the emblem. I think that would be doable as well. I'll post up again tomorrow with some prices.
     
  11. mikey_d05

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    I vote raw, I'd paint it black and bolt it to the body somewhere. Sweet idea, would make a cool hitch plug or if you just had the emblem would look a lot cooler than a sticker.
     
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    man those are pimpin!!! just let me know the day they are available to order. :D
     
  13. Emmettology 101

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    I voted for Raw.. Bt actually would prefer BLACK powdercoat!! :D And the Stainless one would be pretty sweet.. Or Aluminum....
     
  14. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    very cool. I say plain steel... i like to paint my own stuff.

    I doubt I'd use one as a trailer hitch cover thingy... but using it as a badge on the body, like right below the "jimmy" one on my front fender would be pretty cool. Can you make pretty much anything like this? I always thought it'd be cool to have an all new metal badge made that was the same 'font' as the factory one but said "K35 Jimmy" on it..maybe D60 / 14b in smaller letters below it. That would rock and definitely throw the emmissions-testing people off. lol!

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  15. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Most anything. Only thing that has to be kept in mind is the detail can get small enough to where it doesn't look so good anymore in my opinion. K35 would be no problem but the dana 60 14 bolt depending on how it was layed out. That would be pretty cool though. Let me know if you want me to do something up for you.
     
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    plain metal and the CK5 emblem only or the emblem and the oval only. Looks killer sighn me up for a couple of embems.
     
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    I think just the emblem would be sweet, I know I would buy one for my Grille since I dont have a GMC emblem
     
  18. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Ok, lemme get something drawn up in CAD or something and run it by ya to see what ya think. Would you prefer AutoCAD or FormZ? :)

    j
     
  19. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Did you get anything drawn up? DXF always works. OK almost always. :grin:
     
  20. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    been busy as heck lately so I haven't messed with this yet... I will though, if for no other reason than to sow confusion among newbs and emmissions testing people. lol! I have pretty much no time to do this kinda thing right now. My parents have a bunch of landscaping they are paying me to do... so I work from 9am-1pm doing that... and from then until midnight Im at my real job/commuting. Makes for long days. ;) anyway, yeah... I'll design something soon. Maybe I'll export it to form Z so I can do a quick render and post a pic here...

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