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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

https://www.gowesty.com/product/climate-controls/3367/vent-control-lever?v=

https://www.vancafe.com/251259371C-p/251259371c.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

kguarnotta wrote:
Anyone re-make the climate control levers?

I've seen some nice anodized aluminum ones for Bay windows - but nothing for the vanagon.

I still have what I think are original - but one is pretty much trashed, and I think a nice billet anodized aluminum set would be super nice...

Is anyone 3D printing metal parts? Or is that insanely expensive?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

Thanks - I see that one - I don't really know anything about 3D printing.
Has anyone tried these - they look a bit rough?

Ie how do you improve resolution?

Can these be done with Aluminum? or steel?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

kguarnotta wrote:
Thanks - I see that one - I don't really know anything about 3D printing.
Has anyone tried these - they look a bit rough?

Ie how do you improve resolution?

Can these be done with Aluminum? or steel?


I have a 3D printer and printed them. With 3D printing you will always see the printed layers to some extent. You can change the layer height to get smaller lines but most of the time you will still see them.

I'm not sure about printing with metals.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

I do believe Chris at Uniwerks Design wrote that he expects to be 3D printing metal this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

Those with air-cooled early vanagons who take the shifter box out often find that the plastic guide (VW called it a "bumper") has disintegrated, or is missing. Without it, shifting can be sloppy, or the van can pop out of gear. Mine's been missing for who knows how long. The part has been NLA for a long time, too. It's no problem to get one for the WBX, but it's a different design from the AC shifter box. It would be an easy part to 3D print. The old one popped into the holes you can see below on the left of the shifter box.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts Reply with quote

I can reverse engineer that and make the part. Message me: [email protected]
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