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amergin
10-03-2007, 03:30 PM
Hand sketched drawing for three parts 10"x10" square from 1/4" plate faxed to this company at 12:30 PM. Recieved a call at 1:15 PM with a price qoute of $100 including materials and a delivery time of 6:00 AM the next morning. Really fast work considering they also had to do the drawings based off of my sketch that was faxed over to them. I'll post pictures tomorrow of the finished product, this company might be a viable plate work source for builders local to the San Diego area.

Price would have been less if I had submitted DXF files of the parts to be cut. Every other place I called estimated a turn around time of at least one week. Some were a little cheaper but not by much so I opted for fast turn around rather then saving a few dollars. Guess that speaks to my needs for instant gratification. *[smilie=blink.gif]

http://thunderbirdwaterjet.com/index.html

Thunderbird Products
1148 North Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
(800) 65 TBIRD Phone -- (619) 448 9072 Fax
info@thunderbirdwaterjet
Ask for Nathan

Gene
10-07-2007, 08:40 PM
Talk about instant gratification - where are the pics?

Rorty
10-07-2007, 08:59 PM
Hand sketched drawing for three parts 10"x10" square from 1/4" plate faxed to this company at 12:30 PM. Recieved a call at 1:15 PM with a price qoute of $100 including materials and a delivery time of 6:00 AM the next morning. Really fast work considering they also had to do the drawings based off of my sketch that was faxed over to them. I'll post pictures tomorrow of the finished product, this company might be a viable plate work source for builders local to the San Diego area.

Price would have been less if I had submitted DXF files of the parts to be cut. Every other place I called estimated a turn around time of at least one week. Some were a little cheaper but not by much so I opted for fast turn around rather then saving a few dollars. Guess that speaks to my needs for instant gratification. *[smilie=blink.gif]

http://thunderbirdwaterjet.com/index.html

Thunderbird Products
1148 North Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
(800) 65 TBIRD Phone -- (619) 448 9072 Fax
info@thunderbirdwaterjet
Ask for Nathan

Maybe they were working with 1/4" plate and squeezed your parts into the same job. It would be interesting to see if they are as quick with other orders. Sounds excellent all the same.

Scott
10-07-2007, 09:37 PM
They are quick with all my orders.
There pricing is verey reasonable as well.
I have been using theme for the past two years.

Rorty
10-07-2007, 11:00 PM
That's reassuring. It sounds like Thunderbird are the people to know in San Diego area.

rail_newb
10-08-2007, 12:25 AM
i wonder how much they would charge me to do all my shot gun stuff?

plkracer
10-08-2007, 12:41 AM
I did all my stuff for my barracuda at gk for 200. That included more plates than were in the plans, but then again, that was when mike mader did the qoutes.

amergin
10-08-2007, 02:48 AM
I'll get pics tomorrow of the finished product. Was so excited to get my rear carrier completed I brought the plates home, ripped open the bag and started welding. I asked Nathan what the turn around time would be for a batch of 130 plates if he had the DXF files. He said 48 hours or so depending on the current work load. Apparently 130 peices is still a small batch.

dunerocket
10-25-2007, 09:43 PM
Did you ever get those pictures? *It would be interesting to find out what a set of plates for the R16 would cost.

amergin
10-25-2007, 10:19 PM
Crap, I'll go get some now. Been tied up working on my cousin's buggy as well as mine.