Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Denver Metro Co
Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly
Originally Posted by thebaileys2006
Yes, sorry it has been awhile. Things have been crazy at work and my father in-law just passed.
These pics are from a couple of weeks ago as you can see I had a bit of an issue with the print. I have not had the time to redo it to determine if its the model or my print settings/orientation/materal I think that it is a combination of all of them. As you can see I think that I have the passenger side of the vent mount mostly dialed in the driver side I think the angle to the face of the vent body to the mounting point is right but its looking like I need to add a slight kink at the end of the mounting point away from the vent body to get that one squared to the mounting point. As for the top center mounting point it is obviously too far away but I think that the angle is about right. I think that before I do the next model I will make the metal piece between the two mounting points and use that as a reference to dial in the top mount.
So the next update will most likely be either at the end of July or middle ish of August. for the next 2-3 weeks I will be doing 12's probably 6 days a week at work and we are not sure yet what the plans are for my father in-laws funeral but that is going to entail a trip to CA also and on a more positive note one of my brothers is getting married at the beginning of August so that is a trip to Oregon.
Also during this down time, when I can sneak it in. I am doing tutorials on the CAD software when I started this I think I only did about 4 then I made my first whole design of the vent. I have been able to get a couple of more in during the last couple weeks and they have given me a couple ideas of how to approach the design to make the changes easier. Right now it takes me about 3 to 4 hours to build out the whole design in CAD and about 2+ hours when I make a significant change and the print time has jumped from about 9 hours to 21 hours.
Don't worry I am not daunted or burned out its just life getting in the way. Also I will probably update my Instagram sooner than the forum I think it has been generally about 2 days between the forum and Instagram. my Instagram is displacement_garage