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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:03 am    Post subject: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm working for a reproduction of a vintage Bosch battery box with a modern 6V battery inside

This is the vintage battery
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And I used a 6V Optima battery Redtop RTS2.1
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I used a 3D software for drawing the new battery box

The box with the battery inside
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The box only
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I chose the dimensions for a 25cm battery cover

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I'm looking for a 3D printing manufacturer for a prototype

Tell me if you're interested by this part and I think it's possible to make a mold for more parts
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:25 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V otima battery inside Reply with quote

Iím interested but for the Porsche, not the Ghia.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V otima battery inside Reply with quote

Very interested. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V otima battery inside Reply with quote

Sweet.
(this is not an add so if moderators think this is against the rules they can erase my post)
In my part of the world (EU Slovenia) one can get a new PB-Sn 6V battery in "oldtimer" housing. I don't know who is original producer but local slovene internet store carries them under name intAct Oldtimer-Power:
https://www.top-start.com/en/kategorija-izdelka/ba...ssic-cars/
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V otima battery inside Reply with quote

Seems like the Servis classic batteries are a little expensive, with shipping to the states, would be a hefty price. Maybe just the case for the optima would be a cheaper route? I would be into it!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

I completly understand. I'm thinking about SS bumpers (Euro style despite the obvous shape/fastening shortcomings) from non EU countries and if you calculate in our customs and tax they become bloody expensive.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V otima battery inside Reply with quote

sputnick60 wrote:
Iím interested but for the Porsche, not the Ghia.
Nicholas


I think it will be possible
What are the dimensions of the Porsche battery ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V otima battery inside Reply with quote

villemi wrote:
sputnick60 wrote:
Iím interested but for the Porsche, not the Ghia.
Nicholas


I think it will be possible
What are the dimensions of the Porsche battery ?

Its the same as the usual 6v battery for a Ghia. AFAIK. nothing special about it. What is common these days is people running the optima battery on its own without the box. I think your box idea will work better.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

Thanks

I work on the prototype
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

villemi wrote:
I'm looking for a 3D printing manufacturer for a prototype

If youíre in the US, try Shapeways. Iíve used them in the past for 3D-printed parts with great results.
https://www.shapeways.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

rcooled wrote:
villemi wrote:
I'm looking for a 3D printing manufacturer for a prototype

If youíre in the US, try Shapeways. Iíve used them in the past for 3D-printed parts with great results.
https://www.shapeways.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

interested.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

I give news of my project.
A friend kindly printed me in 3 D a few centimeters from the top of the battery box
Here is what it gives (the color and the material will not be the same)

The top of the battery fits perfectly in the box.

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The bus battery cover also fits very well

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

Very nice. Since it's 3D printed, is it sturdy and will it last?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

For the defintive 3D printing I'll use ABS material .
It will be sturdier than PLA material.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

perhaps it is a good idea to make the Opening crosswise in the box? so you can install the battery exact for your car, not only karmann ghia. have the buttonplate in front and the pole of battery you Need.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

Here is the continuation :

I printed in 3D the box and the lower cover in black ABS

Here's what it gives:

The box :

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The lower cover :


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All 3 pieces :


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The most tedious part: remove the feet from the battery with the Dremel without damaging the battery

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Mettre en place la batterie dans le coffret

I had to make retouches on the case because I have the feeling that the ABS printing respects less the dimensions of the original drawing.
This stuck at the level of the installation of the upper part of the battery in the case as well as the lower part.
To be awesome it would be necessary to retouch the 3D file.game.

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After setting up the Bosch logo:

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With the top cover:

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I checked there is still enough place between the battery terminals and the battery cover.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

That looks awsome!!!! Great job.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside Reply with quote

Loren wrote:
That looks awsome!!!! Great job.


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