If I needed these parts, I'd weld a piece of metal on it an drill my own hole. So they loose a sale because they are priced to high.How much would those shields ultimately sell for if you paid for someone (and their benefits package) to design them, the tooling to stamp them out, the sheet metal, a press, someone (and their benefits package) to operate it, keeping them in inventory, someone (and their benefits package) to package and ship the parts to a dealer/retailer - who will also add their own markup/profit?
$120 for welding equipment versus about $80 for new shields. That makes no sense.
I get a thrill by keeping my credit card in my wallet. 😁As a non-fabricator myself I would see if there was a way to drill/bolt/clamp the shield back on and if not I bite the bullet and buy the OEM part. I save enough money doing my own work on things that I can justify spending that much on a piece of bent sheet metal.
How often do you need to do that sort of work on your Pilot?
The point is that these small welding machines can pay for themselves quickly and continue to save you money long after.How often do you need to do that sort of work on your Pilot?
Is welding in a new radiator core support a regularly scheduled maintenance item of which we are unaware?
I get the same thrill. Only DIY'ers can get the most value out of there vehicles. But I also understand once a vehicle reaches a certain age, you need to break the attachment to it, or you will end up dropping to much money and time into it and it could become a diminishing return. It's a hobby and it's fun.I get a thrill by keeping my credit card in my wallet. 😁