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#1 nzarano

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 07:47 AM

Hey Hybridz! Im trying to start a business doing 3d printing and thought what better way than to start with anything datsun? I was looking for what parts people would be interested in having printed. Be it to have a part thats custom made or that its hard to find, or its just cheaper to print! doing some basic numbers and it looks like things will be costing anywhere from 1-2$ per gram of filament needed for the print. 

 

Some common parts ill be trying to produce

 

-oil cap

-heater vents

-fuse cover 

- inside door handle thing 

- shifters

-datsun emblems and more

 

Let me know what youd be interested in having printed! Im hoping to source some of the cad files and can do custom requests too

 



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 07:14 PM

Thingiverse has some files.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:45 PM

yea was hoping to print some of those files, but cheaper than what theyre offering them for!



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:32 AM

Could you do things like a series 1 240Z AM-only radio faceplate? Can you print on top of thin metal?

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:48 AM

I heard of someone 3-D printing gauge bezels to fit aftermarket gauges like Autometer into the S30 dash.  That way people could just bolt them in without fitment issues or having to cut any of the stock pieces.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

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#7 nzarano

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:01 PM

My Cad skills are still evolving so im hoping to start with basic things, like that face plate! and then dive into more complex things. The shifter and the bezels are all possible.... The thin metal layer on top of the faceplate might be difficult but it could be painted to look metal? There are also certain filaments that can print to look like they are metal but cost more! If you want PM me and we can start working on something! Id need some dimensions and pictures but if its less than 10"x10"x10" it can be made. 

 

     shifter Map shouldnt be a problem, could be just a flat piece with the numbers and stuff raised, the only problem would be the clear coating ontop if you want something like the picture you posted, but if you just want something to fill the hole at the top of the shifter i can make it work.

 

      For the Bezel, might just be difficult for me at least because the measurements would need to be exact and can vary alot from different gauges and different cars... However if theres a file floating out there that works and you want to try it id be more than happy to print it for you!

 

PM me if you want to talk about specifics! thanks for far for the ideas



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 02:49 AM

If you want a shift gate pm or post a pic of one from directly above. I've got a 4 speed but not a 5

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:31 PM

I've been searching for one of those shifter buttons for ages. Was planning on using a resin or urethane on top.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 06:44 PM

shouldnt be hard to do! just a little dome with the gate embossed then print a different file for the gate thats the color you want and glue it in... ill get to working on the file



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:37 AM

officially have the 3d printer set up! would be more than happy to print any of these mentioned parts just pm me or go to my 3d hub https://www.3dhubs.c...hubs/zickdesign (for better prices though pm me!) 



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:26 PM

Can you 3d print Carbon Fiber? or make it look like Carbon fiber? How large an item can you make?


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#13 nzarano

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 12:33 PM

its possible to print in a carbon fiber reinforced material (very expensive and causes alot of wear on the 3d printer), or it can be wrapped or dipped after the fact to look like it.

 

my build volume for a single part is 10"x10"x10". if what you want can be compromised of many parts then of course larger. parts printed in abs can be chemically fused together, pla can be glued if needed. hope that helps!



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

are 240z glove boxes really cardboard (i'm not that far into my build yet)? if so, I would like to see that in black plastic.



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:05 PM

yes they are and I would like to see them in plastic too



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 10:19 AM

Fusible link covers

 

Trouble light covers

 

Vent louvers for 77 and 78 vented hoods



#17 Ereschkigal

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:47 PM

240z center console fuse box cover with custom switches



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:50 PM

just got a small 3d scanner so will be working on making some things.

 

glove boxes might just be on the edge of my printers ability but i will look into it. If anyone has measurements for theirs that would be greatly appreciated! seeing as my z currently doesnt have a glove box...

 

Fusible link covers shouldnt be a problem at all. Will get to working on that, if anyone has done a design for it please let me know!

 

I'm actually working on the 240z fuze box cover for myself to have some cool switches too! 

 

Thanks for the input it is all greatly appreciated and clearly i have some work ahead of me



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:34 PM

I will ship you a 240z glove box to see if it's possible.

 

 


glove boxes might just be on the edge of my printers ability but i will look into it. If anyone has measurements for theirs that would be greatly appreciated! seeing as my z currently doesnt have a glove box..


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 08:47 AM

much appreciated! you can also maybe send me some pictures and measurements and i can see if i can mock it up. might have to print it in 2 parts and then fuse them. could also use the printer to print a mold to make cheap fiberglass ones






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