Time for a 3D printer?


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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by NOVAwing » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:33 am



Virgil,

This is the switch cover im talking about.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-HONDA-GOL ... -1&vxp=mtr

Except where the wing emblem is, instead is a raised, angled hump allowing the mount of 2 round gauges, or whatever you want.

Hard to find any pics as they are not available anymore.

Perhaps some one here has one and can post a pic.

For the radio I'm talking about something to replace the radio itself that is also humped and angled for viewing so you can mount a modern stereo. Or perhaps simply modding the existing radio cover to mount better and allow an aftermarket stereo.

I believe this was at one time available aftermarket also, but like the switch shelter is gone for good. I would think many of us still would love to have these if anyone who can make things out of plastic is listening....It might not be possible with 3d printing, but more traditional plastic molding techniques.

Just wanted to ask, no worries either way, just nice "wish I had" items.

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by NOVAwing » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:15 am

For those not sure what im talking about for the switch shelter to mount extra gauges etc. See the 4th post in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7224

This thing is awesome and I am sure there are people that still want one? I know I do lol.

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by Stew » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:04 am

I wish those were still being made too, I'd get one.
Winging it every chance I get 8-)

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by NOVAwing » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:26 am

Ok guys, found pics on this thread for the aftermarket car/boat radio installations.

Perhaps these mounts, or something similar can be 3d printed?
I think I read you need the radio to stay intact to keep parts of the LCD dash working?

So maybe we need something that mounts onto the top of the stock radio and we can just wire our new stereo's into the speaker wires and power, leaving the rest of the functions intact?

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36084

I may be dreaming, but between this type of thing, and the switch gauge shelter, I would think they would sell half decent if advertised like on ebay world wide or whatever....

I can dream...…

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:06 pm

I'm wondering if this could be the switch panel you are talking about, , , ,


They're not being made anymore and are almost impossible to find.
If things go well, , ,they could come back soon, so don't give up on finding/getting one.

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:46 am

bluthundr31 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:06 pm
I'm wondering if this could be the switch panel you are talking about, , , ,

2016 auction.jpg

They're not being made anymore and are almost impossible to find.
If things go well, , ,they could come back soon, so don't give up on finding/getting one.
Bluthunder,

Bingo! Thats the one. Yea not being made anymore I know.....Sucks.

What do you know that we don't?

Come on, spill the beans buddy!

We all like a tease, but only if she is in bra and thong lol !

Do tell, got us all excited now...

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:43 am

Just found this in the product review page on this site lol.

This is the shelter I bet many of us wish we had.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29359

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:32 pm

I just got one, , , ,(its identical to the one in my earlier post)

I'm in the process of exploring how to reproduce it for those of you who still want one. Any ideas/suggestions?? 3D printing a possibility?? ABS injection mould?? It'll be some time before I can get em ready, , , but I know lots of folks liked them and still want one.

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:56 pm

There is a Fire Creek phone number molded into the cover. Anyone tried to call the number?
I know they are no longer in production but the mold has to be somewhere.
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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm

Yep, tried that number but it is no longer in service. The panel has a 509 area code, , but the website has a 360 area code along with an 800 number that I've left a message on, , , ,I'll keep trying to get ahold of them.

They're in Olympia, , ,close to you maybe??

MODS: I don't mean to get off topic of the OP, , , do you want me to start another thread about this panel project???

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:47 pm

Yes, close to me. Olympia is down the road a piece. But I have never had any dealings with them.
Their big claim to fame was the Windbender windshields.
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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:50 pm

Well put a pot of coffee on, , , , I might have to come to your neck of the Great Northwest sooner or later.

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:59 pm

Have to do that sometime.

I'll be headed down to So-Cal in the morning. Tried it two weeks ago but I-5 was closed near Lakehead north of Redding so I had to postpone the trip. That Delta Fire caught me by total surprise.
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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 am

Count me 'IN' on wanting one if they mysteriously become available..... :D
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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by bluthundr31 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 am

I got through to the owner at Firecreek, , ,He got rid of the molds to a friend in an "exchange", , ,the friend then got rid of the molds to an unknown truck driver passing through the area. The original molds are no longer an option to getting a panel done. Luckily, or maybe not, I'm working on CAD drawings in preparation of finding a vendor to do the work.

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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Post by NOVAwing » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:47 am

bluthundr31 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 am
I got through to the owner at Firecreek, , ,He got rid of the molds to a friend in an "exchange", , ,the friend then got rid of the molds to an unknown truck driver passing through the area. The original molds are no longer an option to getting a panel done. Luckily, or maybe not, I'm working on CAD drawings in preparation of finding a vendor to do the work.
You are awesome, and a Prince among men!

Do keep us informed of any progress.

Many of us have small amounts of money burning holes in our pockets.


Waiting patiently.


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