Hmm.... I could get the shape, but matching the OEM texture of polished plastic would require molded parts or some clever overlay. I'll keep it in mind though. I do love the feel of those factory switches.Yeah, a rocker panel switch that matches the fog lamp and defroster switch.
I have! I tried a few parts. The plastic has an awesome, super fine finish, but there is a huge caveat.... One side will have the support dimples and they are very ugly and near impossible to blend in to the rest of the finish on smooth parts.Have you tried printing with the new hi def plastic? http://www.shapeways.com/materials/high-definition-acrylate?li=nav
Surface finish looks nicer than the strong & flexible black, but it is more expensive.
Just made this and uploaded for you, enjoy.would love to get the stl from tylerjacobsen85 from his rapid prototype of the badge
just to print one for my car.
Thanks man, really appreciate that, I was actually scrolling through thingiverse when i saw the badge and i thought it cant be a co-incidence! so i quickly hopped on here, cheers, will post some pics up once ive printed it out!
Have you tried the triangular piece that blocks the wind at the mirror disconnect? The ones I have found in the junkyards usually have the posts broken off.
I like these ideas! I could totally make those!Actually, that triangle printed with a tweeter mount integrated would be pretty sweet. Might try modeling that.
Possible, absolutely! However, space is VERY limited in that voltmeter. to avoid any modification to the bezel and make it 100% drop in, plug and play, I'm dealing with very thin walls and an extremely tight fit. I would likely have to get a plain 7 segment display to act as a readout with the wideband brains remotely mounted. Doable, for sure, but I'd need some help with the electronics programming side of things.I'm following this thread - and I'm curious if a wideband version of your voltmeter would be possible. Having AFRs displayed in exactly the same way could be really really cool! (And I'd totally buy one)
tada, needs further refinement, and i took it to work since i ran outta time and sanded the surface flat, ive also made a few mods to the stl to do a few different prints with it!
Door lock bezels, absolutely! I'll put that on my short list.I would definitely be interested in the door lock bezels if you had any success with them.
Good idea, thanks. The clips I made for the cargo cover have been great. I'll jump on those once I get settled in my new house - another month or so.I can think of a few parts...
The very unique white nylon retainer clips that hold the upper strip of rear hatch glass trim in place, and the similar clips on the lower rear glass trim. Both have plastic "spring" legs that snap off when the clips are aged. Almost all of mine are broken. I'm holding those trim strips on with RTV and a prayer. AFAIK these clips are discontinued and no aftermarket clips exist.
Also, the push in clips that hold the side belt trim on for 89+ cars. Can't buy them separately from Toyota and most sets of used trim are either missing them or half are broken.
I figure trim clips should be pretty easy since you don't have to worry about finish just that they're dimensionally correct.
Printing would be expensive for the real parts, but that's a perfect application for printing a mold for carbon fiber!This would be cool I’ve been looking for rain deflectors for my mk3 and I haven’t found any ok any type of selling platform would be cool if you could print them
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I'd like to, but honestly it's fallen down my priority list. If there was real demand for it, I'd make it a priority. I think I could put together a kit for ~$100-150 that would offer a factory-grade placement option. I've recently been working with plastics with a far better appearance than my initial parts shown here. It's possible now to have ZERO step lines and produce a part with either a matte or glossy finish that nobody could tell was 3D printed without a microscope or macro photo lens.Do you think you'd still make the adapters for aftermarket gauges to fit in the stock cluster?
Mirror tabs as in the tab within the side mirror that allows the mirror glass to vibrate as you drive?Sweet. If you ever get around to making the mirror tabs I'll be first in line. I've epoxied mine a few times but it never holds.
I’ll see what I can do. One of mine is actually broken so that’s a great idea.make door lock bezels. You will sell a ton of them.
Yes, exactly.Mirror tabs as in the tab within the side mirror that allows the mirror glass to vibrate as you drive?
Ok, good to know on the mirror. I took mine apart a while back, but the broken piece seemed complex enough to swap out that I left it alone. I'll revisit and see exactly what's in there.Yes, exactly.
I am a bit confused about the door lock bezels. Those detach because the metal clip breaks. The clips used to available from Toyota for next to nothing. I am guessing they are discontinued, but I'm not seeing the connection to 3D printing for the bezels.
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