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    Default 3D-Printable Parts Compilation

    Finding 3D printable parts for our cars online is almost an impossibility. I believe that parts like these are very important. They are cheap to reproduce in the event of loss or damage to the parts, and (with 3D printers becoming more and more widespread) easy to distribute, and improve designs with widespread testing. This will also ultimately lead to better parts for everyone. With all this in mind, I have a couple 3D modeling projects in progress (2 3/4" Enkei92 center caps, and Marchal covers hopefully coming soon), and would like to find more out there as well. Anything I create will be completely free to download, and open source. You guys will be able to modify them to fit your needs, and print as many of them as you want! If anyone comes across any free-to-download 3D models online (preferably in STL format), please post them on this thread, I would like to get as many parts in here as possible.

    Designed by Me:
    5.0 Logo: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2639008
    iPhone 6/6S Case w/ aforementioned 5.0 logo on back: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2639015

    Designed by Others:
    Lumbar adjustment knob (have not personally tested): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:951732
    Last edited by GliDeThuNDeR; 11-11-2017 at 08:02 AM.

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    This post previously included lumbar knob, but I moved it into the post above.
    Last edited by GliDeThuNDeR; 11-11-2017 at 07:46 AM. Reason: included in above post

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    I donít know a lot about 3d printing but slowing learning.

    Can an SVO spat be 3d scanned and then printed?

    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddx77 View Post
    I donít know a lot about 3d printing but slowing learning.

    Can an SVO spat be 3d scanned and then printed?

    Thanks.


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    While they would be difficult to print, it is doable on any printer with a large enough build volume. The biggest issue is obtaining a model. I don't have access to or experience with any "real" 3D scanner, so I cannot speak to how well it would work. The other option is to model them out.

    One thing that would be interesting is to print them in ABS, and treat them with an Acetone vapor bath. It effectively "melts" the layers together on the outer shell, and you end up with something that looks more like an injection molded part, rather than a printed one. Once painted to match the car, it's hard to say if anyone would even notice the difference.

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    Awesome idea, a friend just bought a 3D printer and he is going to be making custom bodies for Matchbox cars. Not sure how he will make the model, maybe he got a scanner too. He works in the aviation industry so he may have skills that pertain to his job. Cant think of anything else to print at the moment that hasnt be recreated by Scott Drake or other aftermarket parts suppliers. Good Luck with the printer.

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    1982 GT 351W, retro hyd roller, ported Pro Comp heads, Tremec, M2300K brake kit, Recaros...needs paint!
    1984 LX 5.0 Vert *SOLD*
    1993 Cobra #3971 mostly stock *SOLD*
    1966 FFR Cobra replica 383W, Vic Jr heads, Vortech YS, TFS Box intake, 652rwhp, crazy fast!
    1987 GT in MM&FF May of 97 "Not Fade Away" white and purple. Sold 1999

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    More accurate 85-86 moldings would be an awesome product also. Door trim wouldchwve to be made in sections and glued or plastic welded but the result could be amazing. Anyone who has priced the poorly molded kits knows why this is a topic for discussion.

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    I'm gonna build up a center console that has more modern features, like a cup holder and usb ports. Gonna model it with dollar tree foam board, might just fiberglass it instead of 3d printing it, but the inserts might be 3d printed.
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    Anyone with a set of calipers and and some 3D modelling experience can contribute! Just model it out, upload the STL(s) to Thingiverse, and post the link here!
    Daily Driver:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)
    Winter Car:
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    Show Car:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)

    Either I use one car for everything, or I have 3 identical twins?

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    What kind of software do you use to create the wireframe models?
    1984.5 GT 5.0 5 Speed ANALOG
    BBK Long Tubes_catted H pipe_FM 40's 2.5 CB
    Edelbrock Performer Intake
    Holley 600
    8.8 w/FMS 3.73s
    Steeda Shifter

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    way to go, GliDeThuNDeR


    This is what makes the USA so cool. You've got an internal supply and demand, and the high cost of making one part for 30 dollars when it might be made for 0.30 cents if you could sell 500 is irrelevant. People will sell more than one part, hopefully, but if you need it, you can make it, and the effective cost is lower than tracking and tracking a New Old Stock or Re Pop.

    A repeat of the Cheeep Cheeep knockoffs are able to be made by STL file.

    The key thing is the intendant cost of any part is far more than its book vlaue....if you can't get it.

    3D printing is always going to save you on certain other costs, so its 30 dollar part cost for something Ford might have been able to make for 20 cents back in the day is just fine...if you can't get it. Even New Old Stock has a far greater cost than its book value...if you can't get it.

    The dual plastic vacuum hose coupler Ford P/N D4AZ-9E688-A is also a great candidate,



    as all those 4-BBL carb, CFi, and even later Port EFI vac parts break in service due to sand content.

    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...-vacuum-motors
    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...nter-Car-Parts

    Guy's here supply 3D vacuum fittings like the 86 onwards Vacuum tree.

    86capri50,


    this is n20capri's site posts using the same system,


    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/MikesStuff

    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...nter-Car-Parts






    86-93 Mustang 5.0 Vacuum Tree in Black Strong & Flexible
    86-93 Fox body Mustang 5.0's have a vacuum tree on the firewall. The ends of the vacuum tree are in fact "caps". The unit is NOT solid. These can sometimes blow out





    - Quick and easy fix for either side. I do have the entire tree available if you'd rather go that route - it is more expensive than the re-popped one's but I do have it.
    86-93 Ford Mustang 5.0 Vacuum Tree Plug



    This is the firewall vacuum tree for 86-93 Mustangs (and 86 Mercury Capri 5.0 - and possibly other Ford and Mercury vehicles). This is no longer available new. Part # E6DC-9C491-AA. Direct replacement part. I also have the end caps if you happened to have blown them out!

    Your stuff fits right in, GliDeThuNDeR

    Your work is great to see.

    Saleen Mustang lumbar seat adjuster knob

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    I would like to see a simple thin glue on speaker grill overlay. It's a perfect model of the stock left, center, and right speaker openings that tend to crack.

    Installation would involve cutting down any cracks that stick up then putting these grills over it.

    not talking show car fix here, just $0.03 that looks less ugly.

    reality is if you print the entire area where the grills are one section at a time and the cracks don't go into the raised area in the middle then once it's all glued up and painted it's going to look GREAT!

    if there are cracks that go up, I suspect the part that transitions up and the raised part could be done similarly.
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    I have done a bunch of 3d printing and a little bit of design. The acetone melt actually works very well, even just applying it with a rag or q-tip can really improve rigidity and definitely appearance. This is a great idea to start listing all of the parts here with stls, as thingiverse is bit bloated with crap.

    If you want to produce high quality 'exact' reproductions or parts I suggest this free software https://www.freecadweb.org/
    The learning curve is steep but that is what youtube is for. Many excellent quick tutorials. There are super simple cad design interfaces online but I have found they do not produce accurate or necessarily good designs.

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    And there are ways to simply 3d scan, but I would just get a caliper and do it all by hand for car parts like the SVO stuff.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-S...Just-a-Camera/

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerygt350 View Post
    And there are ways to simply 3d scan, but I would just get a caliper and do it all by hand for car parts like the SVO stuff.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-S...Just-a-Camera/
    If anyone has access to a 3D scanner, that would definitely help the process. Thingiverse is very bloated at this point I would agree, but there are no fox body parts out there to speak of.
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    Winter Car:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)
    Show Car:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)

    Either I use one car for everything, or I have 3 identical twins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxr500 View Post
    What kind of software do you use to create the wireframe models?
    I use a combination of 3D builder, and Autodesk Inventor, but I plan on switching to Fusion 360, I just have to learn how to use it! Lol
    Daily Driver:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)
    Winter Car:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)
    Show Car:
    1986 Mustang GT Convertible 5.0/5spd (T5Z, VM-1, "Lightweight" tailpipes)

    Either I use one car for everything, or I have 3 identical twins?

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    I am tempted to start with that door stopping strip on the gt350. I wonder how hard it will be to match the color though? Anybody tried to get that red?

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    Yeah, DuPont makes stuff, basically, anything for a fee. The color underbase system used for cosmetics won't work for our Fox upolstery colored high lights.

    At the moment, its CMYK based ink pigment verses FFF 3D printer, so its really limited dynamically

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=kS2q5XH638Q





    69 thou PLA 1.75mmFilament samples fit 3d printer Prusa i3 with 28 colors



    http://www.prweb.com/releases/dupont...eb14786785.htm

    When the next big step is made, it'll be DuPont. Alreay, its unmatchabel quality, which is why its often the first thing cheap knock-offs leave out.

    EG https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...A141T120140205

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