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    I would say design them to get glued in or retained in some way

    clips don’t hold all that well. That’s why there is a shortage of these.

    a thin band that is part of the cap and can smash out under the wheel hub would be pretty awesome. Put a bunch of epoxy on it then throw the wheels on. Next time around, print new ones.

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    very cool, The ideas are endless with 3-d printing
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    At 80mm/s (medium-above average print speeds) it seems a person could expect to turn out a set after every 13-16 print hours. I printed one out of ABS successfully and noticed another problem we will have to solve. I use elmers glue for bed adhesion, and ran the cap under the sink to wash the glue off. 4 days later its still slowly weeping water out (not shocked, just annoyed). I would venture to guess the long term effects of this on a car would be minimal, but it appears some form of sealant (spray on?) would be wise.

    Progress! I have a couple more tweaks to make to the model myself, from there I just need to make sure I have permission to put it out there.
    Triple black '86 GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, hurst short throw, VM-1, 93 leather, all black tmi door panels, 93 cobra wing, strut tower brace, sub-frame connectors, 13.5 degrees base timing).

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    I would like to see if the impossible-to-find LTD LX/Marquis LTS shifter surround panels could be 3D printed without being too rough.
    1985 Mercury Marquis LTS... "The Unicorn"
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    The key on that is does anyone have one.....

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    Another piece to try making. Electrical connectors. They are do brittle after all these years that the tabs usually break more often than not when trying to unplug something. With all the connectors made the rest is easily obtainable to build new wiring harnesses.

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    Hope this thread isn't dead, I've got a 3D printer at work and I was thinking about some parts for my 86 GT. I think I might start with making some covers for the Marchal Fog lamps. I don't care about the logo I just want something to protect them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easytiger864 View Post
    Hope this thread isn't dead, I've got a 3D printer at work and I was thinking about some parts for my 86 GT. I think I might start with making some covers for the Marchal Fog lamps. I don't care about the logo I just want something to protect them.
    Same here re: logo. If you go this direction, I would be interested in a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easytiger864 View Post
    Hope this thread isn't dead, I've got a 3D printer at work and I was thinking about some parts for my 86 GT. I think I might start with making some covers for the Marchal Fog lamps. I don't care about the logo I just want something to protect them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeologist View Post
    Same here re: logo. If you go this direction, I would be interested in a set.
    Add a 3rd to this! I don't want to lose my mint original covers, but I don't want to crack a mint original lens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxMike64 View Post
    Add a 3rd to this! I don't want to lose my mint original covers, but I don't want to crack a mint original lens!
    And a fourth, my Capri could use a set

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    Also on Shapeways ... SVO bi-wing support
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/LX...i-wing-support

    Two different wire clips for behind the dash:
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/CE...etainer-q-clip
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/4M...etainer-d-clip

    If Shapeways prints it, you have access to smoother prints, without all the increment lines.

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    I have a high quality printer, I just need STLs!
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    Two different resin SLAs, a PolyJet, and two different FDMs. I use them for work prototyping.

    I found this: https://www.shapeways.com/product/22...light-cover-v4

    I guess I'll need to create an account, get in touch with the creator, and see if I can get a model. Heck, if I knew I could sell enough of them I'd get a mold made and shoot a thousand parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxMike64 View Post
    Two different resin SLAs, a PolyJet, and two different FDMs. I use them for work prototyping.

    I found this: https://www.shapeways.com/product/22...light-cover-v4

    I guess I'll need to create an account, get in touch with the creator, and see if I can get a model. Heck, if I knew I could sell enough of them I'd get a mold made and shoot a thousand parts.
    I can get you the stl's for the two dash wiring clips. I need to look for them.

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    Please post a build thread when you get to it!

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    I have a PRUSA 3D printer in box in the garage. Just haven't had the time to set it up yet. I did see a Facebook ad today for a 3D scanner for about $550. That may make creating a lot easier in the future.
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    watching for the Enki center caps for I need a set. Great stuff and wish I had a printer but I would be printing lots of needless stuff LOL
    1 of 3 1985 Silver Grand Prix Capr's
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    The caps did fit into the Riken wheels we tried them on. I would say a higher quality print out of ABS that's retained with temperature resistant hot glue would be pretty good.

    I'm still hunting for 2 more Saleen center caps for my 1985 because two grew legs and ran off while at Trey's shop. Hours and hours of my life looking for those damn things down the ****ter. GRR.

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