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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Who makes reasonably priced corner protectors?

Seems like ther was someone on the board who sold corner guards for tj's on this board. I was thinking they were reasonably priced, If not can anyone recomend some economical ones?

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poinson spyder had corners for under 200 a while back....i'm sure the price has gone up with the steel prices and all though.

warrior products are 200ish still

gen-right are more expensive but come in different sizes, some cover all the way up to the door.


i'm sure there are more, but thats all i know of without looking harder

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Is there any reason not to make your own? There's a shop near me that would probably roll the sheet for $20 or so. A half hour with a plasma cutter or Sawzall and a grinder and you're done. Am I missing something? $200 seems ridiculous, but then the prices for most aftermarket add-ons seem ridiculous.

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It's called "profit margin".

Think about it...assume you have a template for the cutting...and all the tools setup...on a good day, you might be able to knock out about 2 sets an hour...assume $50 for the steel....and you have close to $100 in on set...assuming you pay yourself a fair rate. Then you need to roll in the cost of the tooling...etc.

So, $200 does not sound bad to me.

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I'm making my own. 3/16" steel and had work roll it for me. Then I marked the openings and cut them out with a plasma. Just have to paint them and I'm done. I couldn't see paying $200 + for them.

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Ya, I don't like it either, but when I am working on the side job I am making around 100.00 an hour, that makes it kinda hard to take time out to build a set. Problem is I won't likely ever find a set that would be like I would build.

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