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Re: Monkeys R32

Reply #30
It helps I've got a VERY understanding wife, who I may have built a couple of cars for in the past ;)

In all honesty though, he really has changed my world. This is the first big thing I've tackled since the boy came along, my other updates have all been the result of 10 mins here and there. The inlet manifold, I was stopping in after work, putting a coat on, then leaving again every day for a week.
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Reply #31
Now on Youtube! 8)
https://youtu.be/Dg-KbVQO-GM
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Reply #32
Great video, watched it as my lunchtime treat :D

Tim is getting some decent content on his channel.
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Reply #34
Can I have your autograph

Pretty sure it's all about the selfie nowadays
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Reply #36
They don't, I've tried!
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Reply #37
So I bought a 3D printer for christmas and have been getting to grips with it.
My goal is to print some brake ducts to help cooling, but also anything else I need on the car, that I can print!

So started off small, I needed a couple of window switch blanks, but couldn't find any that weren't expensive!
Out came the CAD...
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Took a bit of tweaking here and there
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But finally got something that was near mm perfect
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Really happy with the outcome
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Reply #38
With the first success of the 3D printer, I thought I'd expand a little.
Found a design for a gauge holder on Thingiverse.
I want to go back to having a head unit at some point, so I fired up the printer again!
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Not a bad result
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It'll need a little fettling, but there's a good fitting kit behind it and I think it'll be good once fitted
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Reply #39
Looks superb - 3D printing, specially now that it's reached the home use level is just amazing to me, I think it'll be the salvation of many a potential classic now that cars from the 80's have entered that category.

It's inevitable that eventually most things that were previously unobtainable could be recreated. Peugeot have said they're going to use it to make their factory approved restorations possible, says it all about where things are going.  

Hope home metal printing develops in the same way, imagine what that'll be like?



 

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Reply #40
Must admit, I had no idea they'd dropped in price so much, I used to think they were at least £1400, but you can pick them up for less than £200 now!

I'd been curious about 3D printing for a while and had some Christmas money and went for it.
So glad I did as it's opened a world of opportunities, like you said, with the constant progress in this area, obsolescent parts could be a thing of the past!

I'd absolutely love to get my hands on a metal printer!
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Reply #41
What is the model of your printer? Looks like a decent machine, been wondering to get one myself too :hmm:
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Reply #42
It's a Creality Ender 5, I'm really happy with it. :)
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Reply #43
Must admit, with all the attention I've been spending on the red one, this one has been forgotten about.
I've also forgotten to update the thread with bits I had done!

Either way, in the interest of continuity, I've done a few more things on the old girl.
Starting off with an update on how my crackle paint experiment turned out, quite happy with the results
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You can see why I'm going to be putting a fresh slam panel on!

You can also see that the front end needs a bit of a tidy up in general, the headlights were milky and the grill was cracked!

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I bought some new Hella headlights, but couldn't find decent make spots new anywhere.

So I pulled them off the car, bought new clips and started the clean up...
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Masked it up and sent it into the sand blaster
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Primed
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Painted
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And re-assembled
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Found a great condition grill and put it all back together.
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I think that's about it for now
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Reply #44
I had milky driving lights so whilst I had the grille off to paint the faded red trim I gave them a fettle.
I used a washing-up solution with a baby bottle brush. I was surprised a layer of dirt had made them milky...but no issue with the headllights or foglights. It was during a hot summer week so the light soon dried outdoors.

Re the aircon.
FYI Rubjonny is using a MK4 HVAC which means minor modding of the bulkhead. He is also planning on using MK4 piping which all goes down the drivers side inner wing and a MK4 dryer to maintain the same pipe fittings. Looks like that might work better  in your engine bay?
My install is parked until the good weather returns. Hopefully I'll have stripped the aircon wires out of the MK3 engine loom and I'll get the custom pipes made-up and fitted.
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