Bespoke A2 Footrest Group Order

2work

A2OC Donor
Afternoon everyone,

Some of you may have seen my recent excitement followed by disappointment within the ‘Today I...’ thread regards a bespoke footrest. It’s over pages 402&403.

The long story is that I found this item last weekend and instantly purchased it:
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Returning home from work early this morning I was a little disappointed to have not received my purchase. After a couple of emails and phone calls it was clear that I had been let down as the seller was unable to find the item to send to me.

No one to be beaten, and really wanting one of these in Project OEM, I set out with various google searches to see what was possible.

After speaking to a few companies I finally got the enthusiastic response I was after from Cut-Tec who are currently working on a price for me. What I do know so far is that the minimum order figure is £150, I don’t know how many items that actually is but I should know this evening.

I have armed them with 3 pictures, the first one is the ebay item picture above followed by the next image of where I’d like their product to go. Please do excuse the dirty footwell, Project OEM has been worked hard the last 2 weeks (after EasyJet over sold the seats to Inverness so I opted to drive) commuting weekly from Coalville to the beautiful county of Moray.
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Then finally gave them a rough steer of the dimensions of the item required so they can work out how much aluminium is needed for each footrest. Please do excuse the age 4.5 drawing.
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The additional information that was given was that the footrest needs to not be thick, I don’t want it looking like a horrible ‘Halfords’ aftermarket stick on item. So far I have instructed them to price it as a 2mm thick polished aluminium plate.

As for design, I have asked them to quote for a replica to picture 1 but with a subtle difference. I personally don’t like the italic style font used for the ‘2’ in the ‘A2’ cut out. I’m hoping that Audi Extended Font can be used.

The design will be worked on with @depronman as Cut-Tec require a CAD File before they start production, we all know that Paul is a dab hand at producing his own files to supply us items that are no longer available from Audi.

The good idea club on the design is certainly open for comment as I’m not about to purchase 1 of these at £150. I want everyone’s input as it’s you joining the group purchase that will actually make this happen.

As for fitting, I see this footrest having a hole drilled at each corner so we can choose our own bolt/screw and simply screw into the existing plastic footrest. I personally will probably adhere a metal plate on the inside of the plastic footrest and then rivet the plate on but it’s early days and only started this venture 3 hours ago. I am unable to get the ‘TT Style’ rubber placed behind the footrest but I think if I was to change my Twist footrest to black it might just work.

So great people of this amazing forum, what do you think, are you interested and more importantly what’s your thoughts regards design. You’ve seen how awful my drawing is so please do get pen to paper, take a picture of it and show us what the final item should look like when fitted below your left foot.

Initial prices will hopefully be with you this evening when Cut-Tec respond (and stopped laughing at my drawing).

Kind regards,

Tom
 

Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Tom, dependent on price, count me in for 2. Much prefer the A2 logo to be as near to the boot badge as possible.
To get the logo correct may require a vector file, but Paul can possibly advise on this?

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audifan

A2OC Donor
Not picking holes but I think a brushed aluminium finish would be more durable than a polished finish. Scratches from stones and grit on your foot would quickly mark the polished finish. I assume we are talking just the foot rest and not the pedal, not sure I would trust an aftermarket pedal. Standard font A2 or AUDI or the 4 rings all would look good, need to check the copyright for them. How do they fit? You would also need to emphasise they are for RHD cars unless they made a universal one that can be flipped over to suit.
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Afternoon again,

I’ve just had confirmation from Cut-Tec of the costs. This is just an initial guess as it could fluctuate a little once they get the CAD file to for use as the template.

For now (and I don’t see this changing by much), the price seems absolutely brilliant and can be even better if there were over 100 members after one of these.

Here’s the break down of the prices straight from the PDF I have received.

The minimum order is £150 so here goes:

£150.80 = 29 footrests @ £5.20 each
£300.15 = 115 footrests @ £2.61 each
£499.10 = 230 footrests @ £2.17 each

All the above prices are delivered to me here in Leicestershire. Onwards distribution would of course incur addiction cost for postage and packaging.

I’m pretty certain that I could quickly sell 29 @ £5.20 (plus p&p) each as this is a very nice price indeed. I’m not sure I would like to put up £300 myself though, although this would absolutely be the best option as the price per unit is pretty much halved.

If I can generate 114 interested members then I will go for the £300.15 option. I would have to receive funds first as I’d not like to be down £300 should no one pay up for what they have shown interest in.

You’ll notice that in the above paragraph I state 114 units opposed to the 115 mentioned earlier, that’s because the cost of Paul @depronman to produce the CAD file will be a free footrest. The £2.61 for Paul’s footrest with be split over the remaining 114 items. I know it’s only a small cost and I’m sure it would be a lot most expensive to get someone else to produce said file. I’m just trying to totally honest and clear here as this little venture is not for personal profit, it too will be paying for my own footrest.

In the background I’ll be working with Paul to get the design (from your input)/CAD file perfected which will be available for you all to see here within this thread.

If this generates enough interest, say over 50 items, but not quite the 114 required then I will seek assistance from our amazing Admin Team to see if they could help out with the group order and put what’s not spoken for into the Club Shop Area.

I am so excited about this as it only started a few hours ago. You can see from the document/picture at the bottom that once Cut-Tec have the file and money the footrests will be with me in a week, that’s just amazing.

Similar to the Club Number Plate Surrounds thread a few years ago, I will add names of interested members to a spreadsheet as and when they are added to this thread, the spreadsheet will be displayed every time it is updated.

Over to you all again for any thoughts on design and of course show your interest. Please do not PM me to show your interest, keep it within this thread so everything is transparent and my inbox isn’t clogged like another Toms probably is.

To show you interest, simply reply to this thread stating how many footrests you want and whether you want it delivered or you’ll be collecting

Example:

2work 2x footrests delivered to mainland UK

2Work 2x footrests delivered to NON mainland UK

2Work 2x footrests collected from Coalville

Please do state if you’re address is mainland UK or not and when the time comes I’ll get a quote for postage to you. Can I ask that no one adds their address to this thread. When the time comes I will PM you all individually to get this information so I’m ready to dispatch the footrests soon as they arrive. Within the PM asking for your address I will supply my PayPal address for you to pay via PayPal Friends and Family.

That’s all I have for now. Here is the picture as I don’t know how to get the PDF Document on here:

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Kind regards,


Tom
 
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2work

A2OC Donor
Not picking holes but I think a brushed aluminium finish would be more durable than a polished finish. Scratches from stones and grit on your foot would quickly mark the polished finish. I assume we are talking just the foot rest and not the pedal, not sure I would trust an aftermarket pedal. Standard font A2 or AUDI or the 4 rings all would look good, need to check the copyright for them. How do they fit? You would also need to emphasise they are for RHD cars unless they made a universal one that can be flipped over to suit.
Evening Graham,

Duly noted regards brushed aluminium, makes perfect sense to me and cannot understand why my pea sized brain didn’t think of this earlier.

Yes this will only be made to fit the RHD A2. If someone wanted a LHD version being produced I would simply give them the details of the company so they can make their own enquires. Trying to locate 115 LHD A2 owners is not something I’m going to be getting involved with due to exchange rates and overseas postage etcetera.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Tom, would brushed finish stainless be more durable?
Wonder how cost would vary?

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A2Steve

A2OC Donor
Great work Tom, 1 x posted for me. Come back to me if you are short on numbers and i'll see what i can do to help out.

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Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Evening Graham,

Duly noted regards brushed aluminium, makes perfect sense to me and cannot understand why my pea sized brain didn’t think of this earlier.

Yes this will only be made to fit the RHD A2. If someone wanted a LHD version being produced I would simply give them the details of the company so they can make their own enquires. Trying to locate 115 LHD A2 owners is not something I’m going to be getting involved with due to exchange rates and overseas postage etcetera.

Kind regards,

Tom
Tom, I am pretty sure that for a LHD car this plate could be just flipped over. If its only brushed on the RHD face then it would take just a little work to brush the other face?

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Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Tom, I am pretty sure that for a LHD car this plate could be just flipped over. If its only brushed on the RHD face then it would take just a little work to brush the other face?

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Ah, bum the logo would be wrong then!

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2work

A2OC Donor
Ah, bum the logo would be wrong then!

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Rob,

You are correct, just flip it over.

If there was a lot of interested members from other A2 forums where a majority of their A2s are indeed LHD then we could consider not having ‘A2’ cut into the plate/design. Personally I like the idea of having ‘A2’ cut into it but more than happy to go with the majority.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Can someone assist me in understanding the metal used on the TT pedals. Is it brushed aluminium or brushed steel. I will of course like these footrests to match what quite a lot of have fitted to our pedals.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

Jellybean

A2OC Donor
Can someone assist me in understanding the metal used on the TT pedals. Is it brushed aluminium or brushed steel. I will of course like these footrests to match what quite a lot of have fitted to our pedals.

Kind regards,

Tom
Tom, the ones I have are brushed stainless. Had to cut one down yesterday and it was a b****r. Oh that it had been aluminium!

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audifan

A2OC Donor
Are those prices they have quoted you plus VAT? If the Audi 4 rings were cut through the plate then it would become reversible and suit LHD and RHD cars. Or if the logo was a separate piece that can be mounted on either side ( logo could then make a nice key fob ). BTW put me down for 2 please posted UK mainland.
Edited realising the major difference between lhd and rhd Thanks Tom timmus.
 
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timmus

A2OC Donor
Hi folks,

Just a quick message from camp on the side of Col Nudo. I have a dribble of signal from the town down in the valley.

Another great group-buy idea. 👍🏻

The LHD clutch rest isn't a mirror image of that in the RHD A2. In a LHD car, the clutch rest is still to the left of your left foot, because the pedals are arranged in the same order no matter where the steering wheel is fitted. As such, the LHD clutch rest is adjacent to the lower A-pillar trim. You can clearly see in the shape of the passenger carpet of UK A2s where the clutch rest is mounted on LHD A2s. It's much larger than the after-thought version on RHD cars.

Cheers,

Tom
 

spike

Well-Known Member
Realise they are always called 'Alloy' pedal / footrest covers but are generally made from stainless. Don't know if it's an option but the material is much tougher and far more scratch resistant than aluminium as Jellybean suggested earlier.
Once you start cutting out the 4 ring logo (or other pattern / slots) they could be even more delicate

Cheers Spike
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Great idea Tom 👍 I think it far from impossible that any remainder of the initial batch would go in the Shop - after all, we did the same for the 20th Anniversary stickers. Presumably we could also re-order from Cut-Tec if required.

Meanwhile I'd definitely be interested in one, posted please.
 
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