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3D Printing Cowl Panel Plugs (Backyard Engineers Required)

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After getting a quote for 5 of the cowl panel plastic plugs shipped from the US (~$80AU) I'm onto looking at alternatives.

 

I run a small 3D printing and design service, the parts would be able to be printed no problem I just don't have anything to reference for the design. 

 

This is where I ask a huge favor from a lucky member with a vernier caliper and a good eye. If anyone is able to take out the plastic plug and sketch up a rough isometric drawing with all relevant dimensions I'd be happy to pay you a little for your time or even send you a couple sets if they work.

 

 

 

 

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I just looked on ebay. $21.99 for 5x plugs and $14.00 USPS postage. Total of $35.99 USD. So less than $50 AUD.

A lot less time and effort expended to just buy online.

That's my 2 cents worth.

David.

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Just an observation, we have someone here interested in reproducing small S30 parts, wouldn't it be an idea to help and encourage him? 

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Posted (edited)

You're right David. Luckily I've found someone in Aus who's happy to part with a set. 

 

To anyone ending up here in the future plug-less, contact me and I'll make you up a set. Need to pay forward the hospitality of the forum. 

Edited by Cory

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I was gonna say if you need me to measure them I have some to check. Got vernier calipers also!

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You guys are too kind. We'll revisit this project when someone else comes along who's as unorganized with their parts as I am  ;)  

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Scanning parametric parts is very tricky and has been something I've been keeping my eye on for a long time. 

 

I had access to a $100k hand held optical 3d scanner at a previous workplace and even that would barely be up to the job!

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Posted (edited)

Can you please 3D print my 240Z ;D 

And while you're at it , do one for yourself!

Edited by road rider

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That'll be $3.50 thanks. 

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