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Chris
05-26-2011, 02:31 AM
Dear all,

As a little introduction: I'm Christophe, a French DeLorean owner (VIN#04271) and I help a French company to develop some parts for DeLoreans, sales are made directly by the company. They already made a proto that you can see on the photos.

I hope I posted in the appropriate section, if not, admins know what to do... :mrgreen:

Just to explain the plan:
We decided to start with a new radiator because we wanted to put all chances on our side to bring this project to its end and we believed that it's a safe bet.
The main goal was to get a radiator, like the one used in the race car Alpine Europa Cup, that could be easily installed on DeLorean with stock A/C, fan shroud and air duct.

We succeed in creating such big size radiator (52mm thick core), I installed it and test it in my car without any issue, the radiator fits perfectly without hitting fiberglass.
I did not test it stucked in a traffic jam under an heavy sun but I'm confident, it will handle that situation... :mrgreen:
So now the time to produce it in serie arrives and I try to spread the information because that radiator will be sent free of shipping charge in all European countries and the price is nice (see details below).

Another point why I try to do my best to "sell" that project is that in case of success, other interesting parts could be produced too (any parts that owners would want to be realized as long as more than 10 people are interested, all suggestions are welcome). I hope you'll be interested in such projects. :)

Here is a little story:
Link towards the French forum : here (http://delorean.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3355)
Link towards the UK forum : here (http://www.deloreaneurotec.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2252)

The proto when I did received it:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TZ3-fAecUBI/AAAAAAAADiM/FyMzdibD81I/s640/DSC02270.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TZ3-Yt_a1lI/AAAAAAAADhs/KUd_yCaxf-A/s640/DSC02274.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TZ3-cMb6-NI/AAAAAAAADh8/ULqKXEDH9p8/s640/DSC02272.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TZ3-dhf1g5I/AAAAAAAADiE/L_qM1bMWbvk/s640/DSC02271.JPG

Difference between the one from Netherlands and the new one :
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TajMcoKD16I/AAAAAAAADj0/ZtWazO0Zzu0/s640/DSC02280.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TajMeUGN2hI/AAAAAAAADjs/BRZ80-GeO_4/s640/DSC02279.JPG

And here are some photos after having installed it (done as a breeze).
(Please, don't pay attention to dust and finger prints :mrgreen:)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TajMbIs8mCI/AAAAAAAADjM/spTimbw7iZ8/s640/DSC02281.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TajMYCFn2II/AAAAAAAADi4/GtpudMm8QH8/s640/DSC02283.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TajMZ-aMExI/AAAAAAAADjA/dl6IcOIKWU4/s640/DSC02282.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UTIMF3ZL1ME/TajMWPDBC-I/AAAAAAAADiw/vSq5pZHGSYM/s640/DSC02284.JPG


And here are the final details:
Prices: Prices are shipping included for all European countries.
A surcharge will be applied to people living in other countries, USA, Canada, etc...
For a pre order of 15 radiators : 250 (About $351).
For a pre order of 10 radiators : 275 (About $387).

Warranty: One year, usually a direct replacement by a new radiator.

Deadline for the confirmation of the pre order: about the 31st of May or mid June, just to try to get the first batch ready to ship for summer. :)

Advance for the pre order: half ot the price.
Concerning this point, I will post here the details shortly.

After that first batch, this radiator will always be available through the company web store.

Feel free to contact me here or by pm for any question you may have. :)

Thanks for having took the time to read me. ;)

Best regards,

Chris.

Jeffu
05-27-2011, 02:59 PM
Looks like a nice unit. I hope you do well 8)

Bitsyncmaster
05-27-2011, 08:21 PM
What are the parts constructed with? Copper fins? Aluminum end caps?

They look very well built. Nice looking welding.

Chris
06-22-2011, 01:56 AM
Hi,

Sorry for my late reply, I'm very busy at the moment at home, two 35 tons excavators are playing in our garden right now to arrange it... :Headspin:

To answer to your question, the radiator is completely made of aluminium and it fits the original parts of the cooling system, fan shroud and air duct even if the core is 52mm thick. ;)

It is installed for 1 month now on my car and I won't go back to my old aluminium one. :nono:

Do some of you might be interested in a radiator? We are trying to start the first batch.

Chris
06-30-2011, 02:15 AM
No more remark? Question?

...No more willingness to buy? :giddy: ;)

DCUK Martin
06-30-2011, 10:35 AM
Your problem is getting 10 people together who need a radiator... :thumbup2:

Chris
06-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Not mine (the problem), I already have mine (the radiator)... :approve:

It's just for other people, to have a great radiator made by a company who made them for race cars, tested and approved in heavy conditions. ;)

DCUK Martin
06-30-2011, 12:08 PM
Welcome to the world of aftermarket delorean parts :cheers:

jmrydholm
06-30-2011, 12:17 PM
That's pretty cool, I like it! I actually have a "spare" NOS radiator sitting in the shed outside. I picked it up off ebay from a wrecked DeLorean, not sure which VIN number...

Chris 16409
07-01-2011, 06:44 PM
I would contact Josh Bengston (DPI Josh) on the forum. He may be interested in buying a couple for his shop since his parts source is changing. He likes selling the best parts for our cars, so this might be interesting to him. I'd buy one whenever I need a new radiator.

Chris
07-20-2011, 06:12 AM
Thanks for the advice, I just did contact him. ;)

Anyway, one month later, 3 Frenchies are in the running. (http://delorean.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?p=113143#113143) ;)

Chris
09-28-2011, 01:53 AM
Little bump, just to say that the production of that radiator is underway. :)
About 18 radiators for the first batch, not so bad...

TTait
09-28-2011, 02:28 AM
Aren't they cheaper if shipped to the US, as the VAT does not apply? 19% savings?

Chris
09-28-2011, 03:50 AM
Exclude French VAT is possible (mandatory?) outside European Union, you may have to pay US VAT in counterpart.
I'll ask the company on that point, they may have already sent parts overseas.

Denver DMC
10-06-2011, 05:10 PM
I just ran accross this thread. Very interesting product. Thanks for your effort in bringing this opportunity to the community.

Just curious, did Josh B. show any interest in offering this to his customers?

Regards,

Bitsyncmaster
10-06-2011, 06:47 PM
I do like the quality of your product. Let us know how we can get one here in the US. I'm still running the original radiator and would like to get one.

Chris
10-27-2011, 03:15 AM
Sorry for the very late reply, I've got a good reason : a new boy in the family :) and of course, it's time consuming, nights & days, no differences. :huh:

The project manager in the company speak English so you can contact them directly to place an order,they are accustomed to international shipping.. ;)
Their email : contact@mespiecesauto.com

Chris
10-27-2011, 03:19 AM
I just ran accross this thread. Very interesting product. Thanks for your effort in bringing this opportunity to the community.
I've got other project in mind but one day one task. ;)

Just curious, did Josh B. show any interest in offering this to his customers?

Regards,
I was very busy late weeks so I don't know if Josh did contact the company to make a deal, sorry.

I just know that production is running and the first batch should be ready to be shipped soon.

Bitsyncmaster
10-27-2011, 05:15 AM
Sorry for the very late reply, I've got a good reason : a new boy in the family :) and of course, it's time consuming, nights & days, no differences. :huh:

The project manager in the company speak English so you can contact them directly to place an order,they are accustomed to international shipping.. ;)
Their email : contact@mespiecesauto.com

Congratulations. I also just got my second grand daughter and my car projects have been mounting. I want to get this new radiator installed this winter.

Farrar
10-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Off topic: Congratulations, Dave! :)

Farrar

Bitsyncmaster
06-20-2012, 05:39 PM
Are these new radiators available? I think it's worth the higher price and am ready to order one.

r00b
11-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Does anyone here have one of these?

Domi
11-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Yes, I have one, but still did not installed on the car yet.
On the other hand, you can see some picture of it on the French forum:
http://delorean.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3355&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=225