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    machined, fabricated parts

    Ive been in touch with a few fabricators and machine shops with 5 axis milling capabilities and they can produce small batch runs of items for automotive.
    So the question is this:

    what would we like to have made and can we get some 2D or 3D drawings that they can work with? I was thinking about radiator elbows, thermostat housings, door pull surrounds, alternator cages etc.

    Let me know and i'll get the ball rolling
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    what about them little dust cover bits on the rear stub axles, can't buy them any where, not the black shield but the little round collar with a lip on it
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    I use 2D & 3D drawing software so could get certain things drawn up but the major factor would be cost of getting things machined. I work with a few companies that can machine parts but complex parts need either tooling or machining out of blocks of steel/alu so aren't that cheap.

    Happy to give it a go though

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    Thanks guys.
    Jim - cant think of the part, any pics in ETKA or something similar?

    Swift - do you have any that you can send over? I'll get them priced up and see what we can do.

    Forged or cast items too.
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    Is there a minimum size of the part? The bit on the sunroof runner that breaks would be handy if available.

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    Not really. Just a practical limit ie something sensibly visible.
    Dave would you be able create a 2d or 3d scan.of the sunroof arm?
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    I've only drawn a couple of bits up for 3D printing purposes like the heater cog and VR6 badges but can draw anything up.

    I don't have any scanning equipment, I just measure and model it up, I'd definitely be interested in drawing up the sunroof arm as mine is broken. If anyone has one kicking about I could draw it up, even a broken one as it's usually the pivot pin that snaps off.

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    sunroof arms would be good.... made out of decent metal not monkey stuff like the door handles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    what about them little dust cover bits on the rear stub axles, can't buy them any where, not the black shield but the little round collar with a lip on it
    I can’t work out how to link you to it, but if you look at page 38 on my members thread, you’ll see them there, with the part number. I bought them not that long ago. There is also a comparison picture with an original
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    I could help out with CAD too if required.

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