Exhibitions Of Speed - PYTHON GT500 Hood Vent Project

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I just want to comment on the way you set this up T and the prose above that breaks it all down. My dude, first rate and very professional. Every time I thought of something that may need to be addressed - you addressed it.

You are running the gamut from slick rolling stock to trick suspension hardware to lug hex candy to jaw dropping aero to just pure aesthetic nirvana. Thumbs up my friend.
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Deposit sent :beer:
 

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GT500 PYTHON DEPOSITS OPEN!
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Python time is here. Got both the sample pieces installed and I am very happy with the fit. Wanted to spend a few days with the PYTHON. Walking away from it, walking up on it, driving with it. I will be doing a few small changes to the final piece but most of what you see here will remain. The hidden supports linking all the vents together works fantastic and the angles really look great. It looks bitchin’ on the car and I feel comfortable with this being something I would put my name behind. All that said, lets talk a few details and move onto taking deposits.
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Production Order
From the start of this project I have taken down names and email addresses of interested parties. That list has been established in chronological order and will be adhered to in terms of fulfillment of orders. I want to hook up all the bro’s as quickly as I can, but this is just the simplest method. A few people cancelled and came back in, so you were added back on based on when you decided to join. Everyone on my initial list will have until February 5th, 2020 to get a deposit in and have your initial spot reserved. After that you will just be added in chronological order.
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Production Timeline
Production will be done as quickly as possible without sacrificing build quality. The more orders I can solidify and commit to at once, the more juice I have in getting time dedicated to building these. I initially have an expectation to ship 10 PYTHON’s every month. This reduces wait time between each set being completed. The first batch will take about 6 weeks, but everything after that will take approximately one month. This may go faster if I can leverage having more on order. Based on where you fall with your reservation after the first week I can provide a better idea of when you will receive yours.
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Deposit Format
I am going to setup a Paypal.me link and post it below. You will need to drop in a $600 deposit that lists your name, shipping address, and the type of carbon vent you want. I will reply with an invoice that shows the total cost of your PYTHON, amount you deposited, and your place in production. The remainder of the payment will be due once the vents go into production. After the first week anyone that has not placed a deposit will be taken off my existing list. If you decide to join in later you will fall back in the current chronological order. Deposits are refundable in full, but if you pull out and join in later you will be expected to pay in full.
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Upgraded High Temperature UV clear
In the interest of longevity, I will be moving to the highest possible temperature UV clear for the hood vent. The coating is good up to 300 degrees Celsius and exceeds that of most engine enamels. This may have a small change in pricing, but nothing to write home about.
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Underside Finishing
The current pricing for the PYTHON does not include finishing of the underside of the vent. I did not want to make that mandatory as it is purely aesthetic, and likely to create a 50% increase in cost. I basically need to create a second mold for the underside and then join the two together to make it look right. As most hoods will be closed and possibly covered by a rain tray there is no benefit other than looks. I can have the underside finished in exposed carbon, clear coated, and wet sanded like the top side. This will an individual option you can choose to pay for on a case-by-case basis.
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Rain Tray Compatibility
The hood vent is being made to accept all OEM hardware and maintain functionality. Provisions for the rain tray hardware are there, but none is included. You have the option of swapping over the receiving hardware from your OEM vent. What I think will be fast is installing a rivnut to accept your OEM fasteners. This will be a simple undertaking, but I will do my best to pilot it for you first.
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Costs
  • Gloss Twill Carbon (2x2 weave): $1298.00
  • Matte Twill Carbon (2x2 weave): $1058.00
  • Gloss Forged Carbon: $1398.00
  • Matte Forged Carbon: $1098.00
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Deposit Link
This link will be open until my website is up and running. A $600 deposit with your name, address, phone number, and carbon vent type requested. If you have any questions, feel free to direct message or email me. There is a good chance I could miss your comment so email me for sure if you need something. I think this covers all bases, but please message me otherwise.
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PayPal Link: https://paypal.me/GT500PYTHON?locale.x=en_US
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Email: [email protected]

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Deposit sent. Gloss Forged for the black beast. Thanks T.

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Who all is considering having the finished look on both sides? I think it would be badass.
 

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Who all is considering having the finished look on both sides? I think it would be badass.
I asked to get a price on that. Thing is for me, the SE hood I am getting is 100% carbon fiber. I have them doing a gloss exposed carbon finish on the underside, so it would look great if the vent was the same finish as well.

For me it comes down to price. I still have a big nut to pay for what’s happening to the car now lol.
 

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I asked to get a price on that. Thing is for me, the SE hood I am getting is 100% carbon fiber. I have them doing a gloss exposed carbon finish on the underside, so it would look great if the vent was the same finish as well.

For me it comes down to price. I still have a big nut to pay for what’s happening to the car now lol.
That will be an amazing look on your car. I know everyone keeps saying it, but I’ll say it again. You are already committed and spending all the money...what’s a few hundred more.

But seriously, I would absolutely love to see your car in person when it’s done. It’s going to be stunning!
 

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Who all is considering having the finished look on both sides? I think it would be badass.
What does the “unfinished look” of forged carbon fiber look like?
 

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FYI, I just noticed that the email that went out last night displays everyone’s email address. I’m going to take an educated guess...

Since it wasn’t an undisclosed list, you are able to see an order of sorts. I am fairly certain it will be the order of production.

If you want to know where you stand, go check it out. Congrats @Goose17 for being first.

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PSA: Please don’t hit reply all to the email!
 

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John: Since I'll be leaving the tray in 99 percent of the time, there's no gain having the underside of the Python finished for me at least.
My tray is out at all times. I keep in the trunk just in case.
 

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Pretty sure Goose wasn't first, John, it's just the order in which Terrance addressed the message.

And T needs a lesson in email etiquette me thinks. :-) I don't like having my address out in the open for other recipients to see and BCC was the way to go.
 

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Pretty sure Goose wasn't first, John, it's just the order in which Terrance addressed the message.

And T needs a lesson in email etiquette me thinks. :-) I don't like having my address out in the open for other recipients to see and BCC was the way to go.
The only reason I said that is because I got on the list pretty late in the game. My email is very close to the bottom. Also, they are not in alphabetical order. I could be wrong, but who knows.
 
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