Bespoke A2 Footrest Group Order

2work

A2OC Donor
Evening,

I'm positive that you like the images Paul has constructed for us, Paul thank you so much again.

Now that you've seen what is on offer, which will be fitted into your A2 in the coming weeks, here is the updated list:

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76 of the 93 target now spoken for. This really is great news and I thank you all for your support. I only started this venture after I was a little disappointed (angry?) that the eBay seller lost what I had purchased last weekend, as per post #1.

To keep things simple (probably more so for me and my small brain) and to save messing around with prices again I think I might have to cap this at the target of 93 footrests as per the revised quote. I do see a second order being made in the very near future though, but please do keep showing your interest as we could end up going for the 179 footrest order.

The cut off of the end of the month still stands and if the interest figure goes well over 93 then I will have a further chat with the Admin Team to see if funds are available to opt for there larger order option, it will depend how far over the 93 target we are. I know that we have good backing by the Admin Team on this but I wouldn't want to dump, say 70 footrests on them which might take some time to sell.

As I cannot tell the future, I don't know where the numbers will get to in the next 2 weeks and I also don't know the final decision of the Admin Team. As you probably cannot see into the future either I think you should register your interest now to save waiting for a potential second order.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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depronman

A2OC Donor
One other think I should have mentioned to Tom is the text is slight bigger on the ‘A2’ than the ‘A2OC’ as on the longer text it would not fit in the available width
The dimensions are included in the file name could I ask that a few people check the dimension fit the foot rest in all years of A2
Mine is 51 plate so that year is confirmed
The width is straight forward, the length is from the top to the longest corner

Thanks

Paul


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2work

A2OC Donor
One other think I should have mentioned to Tom is the text is slight bigger on the ‘A2’ than the ‘A2OC’ as on the longer text it would not fit in the available width
The dimensions are included in the file name could I ask that a few people check the dimension fit the foot rest in all years of A2
Mine is 51 plate so that year is confirmed
The width is straight forward, the length is from the top to the longest corner

Thanks

Paul


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Very good point Paul,

I never considered that there could be a difference in size of the factory foot rest. Lets hope not.

The measurements from the file name is, length (longest side) 312mm x width 61mm.

Can someone go out and measure for the following years and Ill update the information below:

W Plate: ?
X Plate: ?
Y Plate: Fits @Bargepower
51 Plate: Fits @depronman
02 Plate: Fits @Proghound
52 Plate: Fits @2work
03 Plate: Fits @Jellybean
53 Plate: Fits @Jellybean
04 Plate: Fits @Proghound
54 Plate: ?
05 Plate: ?
55 Plate: ?

I'm sure the fitting will be ok for all years but lets just check before we have some members who cannot fit their new footrest without modification.

Thanks for the consideration Paul.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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depronman

A2OC Donor
Very good point Paul,

I never considered that there could be a difference in size of the factory foot rest. Lets hope not.

The measurements from the file name is, length (longest side) 312mm x width 61mm.

Can someone go out and measure for the following years and Ill update the little table below:

51 Plate: Fits @depronman
02 Plate: ?
52 Plate: Fits @2work
03 Plate: ?
53 Plate: ?
04 Plate: ?
54 Plate: ?
05 Plate: ?
55 Plate: ?

I'm sure the fitting will be ok for all years but lets just check before we have some members who cannot fit their new footrest without modification.

Thanks for the consideration Paul.

Kind regards,

Tom
I thought about it last night when moding the cad file as I’ve had a similar problem once before on rear cup holder front brackets. Go figure why Audi thought three different brackets were needed. Same logic as single and double din dash me thinks engineers ruled the accountants in A2 world
Speaking as an engineer we like to refine the design until perfect the accountants stop us doing this to make some profit


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Veedub68

Member
I'd certainly be interested in one. I'm sure I had the item you showed initially on my watch list for some time. However the seller's feedback rating concerned me, so I never went through with the purchase.
 

2work

A2OC Donor
I'd certainly be interested in one. I'm sure I had the item you showed initially on my watch list for some time. However the seller's feedback rating concerned me, so I never went through with the purchase.
Good morning,

You will be added to the list this evening.

I didn’t check out the sellers feedback, perhaps I should have. I know to stay clear of said seller in the future.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

2work

A2OC Donor
More confirmations of correct fit...

03 Plate: Fits @Jellybean
53 Plate: Fits @Jellybean

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Morning Bob,

Thank you for the information. I have updated the list above. Seems like we’re missing someone with a 02 A2 but can only guess it’ll be the same. Just need to confirm is there was a change in footrest shape from 04 until end of oriductuon now, if there was to be any differences I think this is where I could be.

Kind regards.

Tom
 

Beagles

Member
I'll take one. Will intend to collect but will let you know closer to the time!

My vote is also for A2 over A2OC.
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Evening all,

Apologies for not concentrating on this thread the last couple of days. I’ll up date the list later along with what year A2s we need to know about regards fitting.

Off the top of my head though, 78 out of the 93 initial order are spoken for. I don’t often do math in public but it seems that there are only 15 foot rests up for grabs on the initial order which will fitted into our aluminium friends in the next few weeks.

Save disappointment and get your interest registered now as I don’t know how long it will take to get interest in another 93 footrests for a second order.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Evening all,

After some time weighing materials and costing jiffy bags, 3M double side tape, tape for packaging and cardboard, here goes my first stab at pricing delivery of your footrest(s).

Postage alone is going to be £2.90 for a (£20 insured) small parcel (with the weights involved it will be the same for 1 or 4 footrests) via Hermes as this will save me trying to make a 312mm long footrest comply with Royal Mail large Letter dimensions.

To adhere your footrest into your A2 it will require 2x 30cm strips 3M 25mm x 1mm black double sided tape. This comes in at £14 for a roll of 4.8m from Amazon. This roll will only do 8 footrests @ £1.75 pre footrest. This is not a mandatory option and you can have it deselected at any point before payment. Of note, the CAD File will not be amended to have the holes in each corner though. You will need drill these out yourself, sorry.

Packaging comes in at £0.90, this will get you the jiffy bag, cardboard to stiffen/strengthen the footrest to avoid it being bent in transit and parcel tape to ensure it is fully sealed. Thos of you who have received packages from e in the past will know how much tape I used so the parcel isn't accidentally opened and the contents falls out.

For those of you who have interest in just 1 footrest, I guess that the delivery aspect of this will be more than the footrest itself. You are more than welcome to change your delivery to collection is you so wish. My driveway always has room for a few A2s to have a chat whilst maintaining being safe.

Heres the 3M tape being provided (there are other options but Paul @depronman states this is the best after some trial and error over time):

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Im very happy to take any further advice on the selection of tape as I have no experience of using this product.

Here is the list so far with only 15 more footrests available within this order:

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I am still amazed how quickly the interest numbers climbed on this but it has just as quickly slowed down. I therefore will definitely be limiting the order to 93. I am more than happy to make a second order in the future but it could well take some time to get to the numbers required that I am happy with so I don't have to burden the Club with a request to take on so many items into the Merchandise Area as stock.

You'll notice the last 2 columns have you down as not paid and not provided me with your full name and address. I will get this information via PM. I ask you to not to be forthcoming with the missing information and overload my PM inbox, I will send you all individual PMs requesting your details and also supply my PayPal address for a Friends and Family payment. Please do ensure that it is the Friends and Family method for the payment. I am not gaining any financial profit on this group order, the costings on this have been refined to the nearest penny and I wouldn't like to be down financially due to someone not paying correctly.

I am looking forward to submitting the order as close to Thursday 1 October as possible. This should see us all with a healthy bank balance and able to pay. I will start to send said PMs out to you all after Thursday 24 September, please respond promptly so this venture can make it to the end.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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Birchall

Dick Chown Award 2016
Would it be an option to forget about the tape?
I was considering using two self tapper screws anyway.
Even the best double sided tape could fail. It will surely stick to the back of the fresh and clean metal of the new footrest, but the other side of the tape will need to be strong enough to stick to a much less clean / smooth surface.
It also impacts the cost by another 50% of the price of the part itself.

Not complaining, just a thought.

Steve B
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Would it be an option to forget about the tape?
I was considering using two self tapper screws anyway.
Even the best double sided tape could fail. It will surely stick to the back of the fresh and clean metal of the new footrest, but the other side of the tape will need to be strong enough to stick to a much less clean / smooth surface.
It also impacts the cost by another 50% of the price of the part itself.

Not complaining, just a thought.

Steve B
Evening Steve,

I totally understand what you're saying. I was thinking the same to be honest but it has been suggested that some might prefer the tape option to save marking the original footrest. If wanting it taped down this would be cheaper than everyone purchasing their own 4.8m roll for £13.99 for just 60cm, so thought it right to offer it. I'm quite happy to completely remove this as an option as it does make this cheap venture increase in price.

Ill leave it a few days for feed back and see what the majority would prefer, then get my abacus out again!

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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