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    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but here it goes. Be careful purchasing these plans. A lot of people have had luck with them but as of April 2012 you can't get the flat parts needed to complete the car. His supplier kludge wont even return a email anymore. I have tried to contact rorty and ask for the files and he won't give them. So now I have a frame and can't finish it. Thanks and hope this helps some of you.
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    That SUCKS!

    I wondered what happened to that deal with Kludge.

    Thats too bad,I like Rortys designs.

    Does he really stand to lose that much if he releases the files to a person that buys the plans?

    Rorty should deal with GK Machine direct,and skip Kludge,he obviously isnt involved with buggys anymore.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Yep, back in 2009 when I did mine, it took Kludge a LONG time to get some parts made up for me. The prints for the plate work is in the drawing packet, but no digital copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slikrider View Post
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but here it goes. Be careful purchasing these plans. A lot of people have had luck with them but as of April 2012 you can't get the flat parts needed to complete the car. His supplier kludge wont even return a email anymore. I have tried to contact rorty and ask for the files and he won't give them. So now I have a frame and can't finish it. Thanks and hope this helps some of you.
    That's bad news! I've was almost ready to purchase the plans for the R21. That's what Rorty recommended since I don't have any machine shop to make parts for the R6.

    Which buggy are you building?
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    If the ## are in the plans, draw or have drawn into a file thats usable to whoever is doing the cutting. Once something goes digital it is way to easy for it to go viral. Buy one CD, make 6 copies for you buds, split the cost. No diff on buggy plans. Sucks, but I sorta understand.
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    For what its worth, I took all of the plate drawings, and put them into DXF form, BUT not supposed to share them....

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    I misunderstood the first time I read this.I thought he wasnt even supplying the drawings to make the parts.Meaning no Kludge=no parts.My bad.

    Either draw them or get a bandsaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deranged View Post
    For what its worth, I took all of the plate drawings, and put them into DXF form, BUT not supposed to share them....

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    As long he can prove he bought the plans, I don't see why you couldn't have the parts made off your files and sell them to him. That way he gets the parts as a legitimate owner and you're not responsible for the dxf files going out to anyone......
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi View Post
    As long he can prove he bought the plans, I don't see why you couldn't have the parts made off your files and sell them to him. That way he gets the parts as a legitimate owner and you're not responsible for the dxf files going out to anyone......
    Good call. I guess if Rorty really has no suppliers to provide the plate work support, and they can prove they have the actual plans, I did all of the re creation of the parts, it would be legit. I just wouldn't feel right just handing over the dxf's to someone. I guess I could be a Rorty plate supplier..lol. I could water jet them, or plasma cut them. Lower cost plasma cutting, just a little less accurate that the water jet, which is more costly, due to the slower cut speed.

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    Hey Deranged, I am sure if you sent Bob an email explaining what you guys would like to do, or offered up another reliable supplier he would go with it. If nobody is cutting parts for guys then nobody will buy plans. Shoot him a detailed msg he will get back to you.

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