lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

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lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

Postby julianf » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:27 am

Ive not posted in a while, due to life (new baby, work, etc) but i now have a very quick question -

For those of you who have gone down the laser cut panel route for the habitation box, can i ask you very rough costings?

Im not wanting the whole build costings at all - just the panels / delivery / adhesives & trim.

Really just the box, nothing more.

I know all the kit inside is proper money, but thats more stuff you can look out for, but the box is an "all in one" expense that i want to get a handle on before making a choice on a t244 upgrade from the 101fc (you read the word "baby" in my preceding text!)

(yeah, 2 adults, and 2 whippets were bad enough in the 101 - but the child has tipped the balance!)

Thank you,
Julian

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Re: lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

Postby Ivan C » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:14 am

Julian,
panels are usually cnc routed (I think).
I didn't go this way , I ordered "blank" panels and cut them to size.
This reduced the price and lead time considerably and allowed me a degree of flexability dimension-wise.
The panels are not hard to work with, basic wood-working tools are enough.
To answer your question I think about £10k+ to have panels cut to size etc.
Do not underestimate the amount of adhesive - I'm on my 14th box :shock:
Will you be at AO? I'll be there and be glad to share experience, Phil will also be there, he went the pre-cut route
Hope this helps,
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Re: lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

Postby julianf » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:44 am

Thank you Ivan.

10k is more than I was expecting.

I do CNC cutting for work, but way way smaller. Seems I'm in the wrong field though!

Can I ask what your blank panels cost you, as it seems that will be more akin to my imaginary budget?


I'm going to look at a 244 today. Flat bed. Last minute thing, as it's local to me, hence the last minute questions.

Just need to get a handle on what I'm letting myself in for. The equipment costs I'm aware of from my 101, but it's the shell that I have no idea about.

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Postby Ivan C » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:34 pm

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Re: lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

Postby julianf » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:42 pm

Hmm... ive just checked - i think its gone to the void (but not to me!)

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Re: lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

Postby Ivan C » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:59 pm

no prob, 5m x 2m, 2mm grp, 55mm foam, 2mm grp, was around £500 per panel with CVR.
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Re: lazer cut body - very very rough cost?

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:57 pm

Hi Julian, can you get to the AO show in a few weeks time at Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse?

There will be various makes of trucks there, including mine, sorry about that, but it could be worth a visit.

I have kept a spreadsheet of ALL the build costs, thus I can see exactly how much I have spent on each part..... VERY scary! I can show it to you and hide it from the Wife/Dogs and baby if required!!!!

Not a cheap project but money well spent for the fun you get later!


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