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Is it worth the time to have an aftermarket factory style body kit reproduced for the ST165?

Worth the time?
29
81%
Don't even bother and move on?
7
19%
 
Total votes : 36

Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:22 pm

Did he give you a price estimate? I think a lot depends on that.
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Last edited by Rick89GTS on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:54 pm

Shouldn't be a lot......nothing else we've made has been.

Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:28 am

Deffinately on the front bumper

Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:31 am

Any update on this?

I'd be more interested in the metal support brackets underneath that have all rusted out. Not sure if Toyota even stocks them anymore...?

Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:31 pm

Rick89GTS wrote:Any update on this?

I'd be more interested in the metal support brackets underneath that have all rusted out. Not sure if Toyota even stocks them anymore...?



Last time I got in touch with RedRkt01, he was in the process of getting the bumpers for the ST165 done, IIRC.

However, I like your idea to have support brackets underneath remanufactured. I dont think Toyota makes them anymore. It does make sense to see if we could find some company to make some. It should not be that complicated.

Re: ST165 Factory bodykit? Anyone thinks it's worth reproducing?

Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:26 pm

UpdATES?

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Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:50 pm

HELL YESSSSSS FOR THE FRONT BUMPER!!! if you had it now, i'd buy one now!!!

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Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:43 am

I found a company that wanted to make the parts for us (about a year ago), but as always (with us ST165 guys), there was hardly any interest (in comparison to the ST185 guys) so I didn't bother. Sad, but this post alone says it all. How many people actually showed interest? We're still on the first page of the thread. :roll:

I still have a complete spare body kit to submit (to the company) if there were more interest. I may just focus on the bumper extensions being reproduced if anything. We'll see. The company was going to make it out of a material called Duraflex, iirc. We hadn't agree on pricing or anything, but he assured me it would be affordable, and a great product. Again, with more interest, we'll see.

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Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:45 am

I take that back. Make that 2 pages.. :P

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Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:37 pm

The front bumper and front fender extensions (the "nose pieces") would also be sought after by the ST162 guys. A post on http://www.st162.net might help raise the number of potential buyers :)

Of course, reproducing or fabbing up new metal underpinnings are another matter... :doh:

EDIT: I posted a thread on st162.net:
http://st162.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6390

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Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:48 am

can we just do it? how many people are needed? i need it for my track car.. which means i need more than one!

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Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:31 pm

I'll try to get the ball rolling, again. It would have to be a replica of the factory kit.

The only thing I was thinking we could implement, is a simpler design of the center section of the front bumper (the part that accomodates the foglights). Something sturdy, and build into one, instead of making it a two piece unit. (Anyone care to chyme in, agreement or disagreement?)

Again, it starts. We'll see if the company's interested in making them for us. Don't hold your breath, but let's give it a try...Again. :oops:

Re: ST165 Factory bodykit? Anyone thinks it's worth reproducing?

Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:50 pm

^Good idea to incorporate it into a 1-piece design; it'd make production easier and keep costs down.

Re: ST165 Factory bodykit? Anyone thinks it's worth reproducing?

Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:43 am

I would def. be interested in a front bumper.

Re: ST165 Factory bodykit? Anyone thinks it's worth reproducing?

Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:16 pm

Any updates on this? I could really use a new front bumper and Im really givin thumbs up to the one piece design. Even if they could incorporate a nice lip at the bottom, thatd most definitely be a big plus in my eyes. Id buy it in a heartbeat.
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