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Waiting For The Elio Is Easier When You Are Unemployed

Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by DAVID BROWER, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Doug McDow

    Doug McDow Elio Addict

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    Nice job. No grinder needed here!
     
  2. wizard of ahs

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    If you need a grinder to make a weld look good, you're a grinder NOT a welder :D
     
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    New core to start with David; does it have a drive line? Or will you have to find one?
     
  4. DAVID BROWER

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    New core to start with David; does it have a drive line? Or will you have to find one?

    THE NEW ISETTA CAME WITH SOME GREAT PARTS .
    IT HAS A NEWLY REBUILT ENGINE , TRANSMISSION AND CHAIN CASE !

    THE MOTOR IS MISSING THE DYNASTART ASSY AND FAN .
    BUT I ALREADY HAD ALL THOSE PARTS ON MY SPARES SHELF .

    THE CHASSIS WAS DAMAGED AND BADLY REPAIRED AGES AGO .
    THIS WAS LIKELY THE REASON THEY TOOK IT OFF THE ROAD .
    I HAVE SOURCED ANOTHER FRAME AND WILL HAVE IT HOME SOON .

    BEHOLD THE UGLINESS !

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  5. wizard of ahs

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    WOW, welded by a third grader :(
     
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    David ...

    looking forward to following your new project .... hope your wife is still doing well
     
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    3rd grader? Looks like it was a class project, everyone got to make a spark, then go sit down.
    OMG what a mess ......
     
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    Do not ridicule my best work!! You will hurt my tender feelings and cause me to commit an act of domestic terrorism.:( Or something like that. I need someone to blame. That was the best I could do using sparklers for a welding torch.:D
     
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    I would have named your thread "IT'S EASIER TO WAIT...WHEN YOU'RE NOT WAITING". Lol. Take care of your wife always. It seemed like being unemployed didn't affect you much with your restoration projects. Keep it up!. Funding the unfinished ELIO project IMHO will only happen if they increase the selling price favorable to investors which won't be agreeable to us reservationists. That or the wait won't be over anytime soon.
     
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    3wheelin I think you're 100% correct. I've puzzled the Elio situation till my puzzler was sore. Yes that's Dr. Seuss, but with a 10 year old in the house I've got plenty of Dr. Seuss quotes in my head. Here's what I've puzzled... Assume I'm a microcap mutual fund manager. I'm looking at investing in Elio stock. I tour the facility, see all the plans, etc. With almost no market exposure they obtained 65,000 reservations. Amazing. Looks like a home run waiting to happen. But what you said is what I think happened next. Paul claimed a profit of $1,000-$1,500 on every car. I think the analysts ran the numbers and said BS. Maybe at a production of 500,000 cars per year that's the profit, but no one is going to take that kind of chance on a startup. Now what can Elio do? We've locked in our price so I don't think the price can go up. But they can take options out! The options were only projected and never locked in. That's where I think Elio has a chance to make a good enough profit to satisfy investors. That's really what the car was all about in the beginning....sell a base model as cheap as possible, then let people add on accessories through ePlus. On their details page they list standard convenience features. These are the ones I think they have to dump:
    A/C
    6 way adjustable front seat
    AM/FM stereo radio
    Power windows and door locks
    Cruise control
    Trip computer
    Interior light
    Rear sear USB port
    Hill Start assist

    They've got to show they can make a profit or investors will never fund this thing. Charging for previously included features is the only way I think they can do it. Oh my puzzler is sore now....
     

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