That’s awesome sauce! I’ve always wanted to play with one of those scanners. +1 million for the quick-tach. Pull the trigger on that one.No update in a while. I printed some cab gaskets and sent them to a member to try. I'm now with some extra time on my hands due to Covid, so I thought I would get back to this. However currently I am locked out of access to the 3D printer that makes them, so I can't print my own to try!
I do have a spare stainless airline, so I will try installing the air line on my own truck to verify fitment. Then i can get more of those made.
I welded up the jig to speed up the process of making cab tilt brackets and I cranked out a large batch. I also made 8 pairs for the 406/416 unimogs. All of these are currently at the powdercoater to get coated.
Lastly I borrowed a 3D scanner and will be scanning some parts. Backhoe bucket and Ripper shank done. Next I will scan the loader bucket and try to come up with a model for the quicktach that may be a little cheaper and require less individual fab work. I plan to scan the front end of the mog for designing my 18K lb winch mount that will fit with the loader. I plan to scan the Loader attachment at the front of the frame and the backhoe attachment at the rear for future attachment design. Anything else I should scan while I have a moment? I was thinking about the Engine and engine cover so I could see how tight it is for a future turbo install. However, based on how slowly I get to these things, that may be a few decades.
Looks cool! I have printed out some pla for my 51' Gm bus window hinges, plan on using greensand molds to cast them in aluminum.No update in a while. I printed some cab gaskets and sent them to a member to try. I'm now with some extra time on my hands due to Covid, so I thought I would get back to this. However currently I am locked out of access to the 3D printer that makes them, so I can't print my own to try!
I think you should do very well with these. I just asked for a quotation from the original manufacturer. They have 3 in stock at $750.00 each! It's no wonder our taxes are so high.Update on 2 of the projects. I test fit the 3/8" stainless steel line and verified it fit and did not leak. Then I became aware of another tubing mfg around me that could make a tube out of 10mm, the same as original. I contacted them to get a prototype, but it is more than double the cost of the other supplier, so I am going to pursue the original design shown in post #21. I will get a first production run of 10 stainless cross-over pipes made.
For the Cab gasket, I had originally duplicated the function of the original gasket via flexible 3D print. However I shipped the prototypes to a SS member who hasn't installed them yet ,
In the mean time, I had a better idea. I am going to make the main portion in a firmer urethane and the softer bellows will use a pair of VW master cylinder bellows so they can be replaced in the future.
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