Bweavy wrote:Mike I bought a set of GM NOS lightning rods from you for $1200. You made $ on this. There will always be guys like me that buy these parts. I in turn will pass on that Old favor so that some one else who can't afford $1200 can enjoy these as well.
I truly do not think you are the only person who ever thought of illuminating a plaque emblem. Buick has been doing it for years on the Limited dash plaques.
Now I could understand you being pissed if you planned on mass producing these & your market was cut into. Trust me it has happened a lot to me. T-top reproduction parts, Inter coolers , & aluminum Radiators to name a few.
So is this the situation where you planned on making a bunch of these & marketing them? If it is then I can see why your upset Bud.
Brian it's not.
This is what PISSED me off:
by tobyp on Mon May 21, 2012 7:56 pm wrote:I had a cool idea of having the Lighting Rods name in transparent ABS with ambient lighting making the words glow.
A few weeks right after I had a DETAILED thread with plans and EVEN MENTIONED USING ABS. viewtopic.php?f=10&t=37008&p=314422#p314422
Why not PC, Acrylic, PVC or HDPE?
I don't care if other's had the idea and I'm not saying I'm the one who came up with it either.
Maybe you did have an idea as well, God only knows, just stinks high to hell that's all... what if you were in my shoes and saw this?
It also makes people in this hobby feel THREATENED to post any unique and cool ideas on this website or any other for that matter in fears that it will soon be in everyones car.
I can care less about the reproduction GM parts... have at it, I want to see these cars restored, if you don't make them someone else will but why not leave the unique items to the hobbiests.
Also Toby making threats towards us to withdraw posts and some sayin that I should be helping the cause and working with you guys in this thread is also bullshit.
You're the ones doing this full time making tons of money and already have the parts and resources to do it. The parts will be made no matter what and that's NOT what this is about.
Toby started pointing the finger at you saying you had the idea and now you're bringing up a private transaction between us in defense?
Why would you even bring that up?
No one made you buy it from me and so what if I made any money on it, I bought that MANY years ago when there were still a few around, it's an extremely rare item that is basically non-existant.
Yes people like you can afford it but don't go saying you're gonna help others because of it when you bought that shifter so you can reproduce it and make money.
I'm not in the reproduction buisness, I have a real career for income and have HEAVELY INVESTED lots of my hard earned money to achieve what I've done so far with my hobby.
I'm not here to make tons of money selling items, I enjoy this as a hobby and was thinking of making something unique and selling a FEW for others to enjoy and still have some uniqueness.
But now it's gonna be in just about everyone's car, how would you feel if you were in my shoes?
I'm not the only one that's angry about this either, I'm just not afraid to speak my mind... that's all.
Do what you want... I'm done here.
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