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#21 94 olds vert

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:51 AM

These are hydraulic line caps for a tractor. I'm thinking these might work. I haven't had the chance to test fit these yet.Attached File  20170821_131744.jpg   287.88KB   6 downloads

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#22 94 olds vert

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:01 AM

What kind of metal are those made of? It's easy to zinc plate.

I have never seen this post til today. Those are made from aluminum.
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:01 PM

I didn't realize there were that many interested in this part.  I have been working on this for a couple of years.  Got a mini lathe from Harbor Freight and material from Granger.  Several attempts later, I managed to turn one good enough to replace the one that was missing.  I then got an idea before finding this forum..... 3D printer.  Found a friend with a 3D printer and some capable teenagers.  Since I had already made a drawing of the part with dimensions, I just gave it to a teenager with a 3D printer to see what would happen.   I had to use a small bit of body filler and then a satin black paint.  They look pretty good in my opinion. 

 

I just finished a pair and sent to a good vert friend and he is going to install them and let me know.

 

My question now is if there are interested vert owners that would like to replace the guide?  Yes the parts catalog lists it as a guide, part number 12513780.

 

I have considered making more of them if there is interest.  What would another convertible enthusiast (nut) pay for this part?

I would like any feedback anyone has.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:45 PM

I got caught up in other work but i am certainly interested in a pair or two. I dont mind paying for quality work but i dont know the effort that goes into making them. If you were to get maybe 10-12 pairs im sure you`d sell most of them if they were good replacements.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

I'd be concerned the plastic may not last long. We got some 3d printed caps to cover the PTOs on my son's drone and they didn't last long and those were in a padded case.
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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

I'd be interested.  I'll throw out a price, $20 a pair seem fair?


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:44 PM

I'd be interested.  I'll throw out a price, $20 a pair seem fair?

i definitely would order 2 pairs if they are aluminum.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

i definitely would order 2 pairs if they are aluminum.

 

I agree. Aluminum would be the way to go, as the original parts on the car were plastic and were not known to last. I found a pair of NOS cups and lent one to a friend of my son who's a very good machinist and he was going to make a master set in aluminum. But he lost the one I lent him and I will not give him the second one in case he looses that one as well. I would order 2 sets if they were aluminum as well.  


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:33 PM

I have the aluminum pin cups. I wonder if I could have someone make them. If there is enough interest, I would sell them here.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:01 PM

Years ago I toyed with liquid plastic molding. Essentially you take a something or another and submerge it in a very strechy liquid rubber. After the rubber dries you pop it out and pour plastic in. The plastic and rubber come in different grades of durability, most of which are far superior to what we had in the early 90s. This stuff is not expensive either. https://www.smooth-on.com/
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:55 PM

I'll buy a set.  Aluminum, plastic, steel, wood, rubber, scrimshaw, I don't care as long as they fit, mine isn't a show car.   

 

Currently I just have the original broken plastic pieces wrapped in duct tape and jammed back in the hole in the header.   I could engineer a better solution, but I've got so many other projects going on I'd rather just let someone else figure it out and pay them.

 

I would prefer an easy replacement, something I could just drop in with some adhesive without having to disassemble the header.  


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:38 AM

I have the aluminum pin cups. I wonder if I could have someone make them. If there is enough interest, I would sell them here.

 

I'm very interested. See what you can do and let us know if it's doable. I'm in for a set or two. 


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