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    Other parts to 3D scan & print?

    I've been in touch with an interesting looking company to get an idea on pricing for 3D scanning and printing. They're keen to work with me, and on paper the prices look viable.. I was just scratching my head on any interior trim parts or similar which are now obsolete, that would be good candidates for 3D printing.

    I'd quite like to have a go at the fuse box cover clips. Can anyone think of anything else that would be good to attempt cloning?

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    Door lock pins and surrounds Jim! My surrounds are missing a tab or 2 to keep them down on the door card. I'm sure I can think of more though......

    Also, do they just do black?
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    Nice one - cheers Sean.

    Hmm... the pins are an interesting one as I wonder whether they'll be able to scan the thread inside the pin..

    I know the pins unscrew - how easy are the surrounds to remove? Like the binnacle covers before, mine were in good condition but I wrecked them in the process of removing them for 3D scanning.. I don't want to break the lock pin surrounds too if possible

    Other colours would probably be possible, yes. Would have to talk to them about that and see what the options are.

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    The Pins could probably be done without the thread then tapped afterward. Shouldn't be too difficult and prospective buyers could do it? It's an option I suppose. The surrounds just have little nubs at the bottom to hold them in under the wood of the card I think. One of mine is OK but the other always comes up when I unlock the car.
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    I may have some pin surrounds of you want to use them Jim can check for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanl82 View Post
    The Pins could probably be done without the thread then tapped afterward. Shouldn't be too difficult and prospective buyers could do it? It's an option I suppose. The surrounds just have little nubs at the bottom to hold them in under the wood of the card I think. One of mine is OK but the other always comes up when I unlock the car.
    Good info.. cheers. I'm sure I could look into tapping the pins prior to sending them out

    Quote Originally Posted by lilfuzzer View Post
    I may have some pin surrounds of you want to use them Jim can check for you

    Cheers Chris - that'd be handy!

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    I've got the heater control cog drawn up in 3d, did mean to send it to someone on here but completely forgot.

    I do have 3d software (auto desk inventor) if you need anything modeling, although I'm a bit rubbish at remembering to send it on. Have loads of time over Christmas to play while I'm visiting in laws down in Devon though


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