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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 6:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly

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Looking very good.

Dumb question: Are you planning on incorporating the lever thingie on the right side of the face?

Not Dumb, but yes. I think I am going a little out of order from what I posted above but I am going to be adding the lever and the door action.....Alas no kung fu grip though
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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 19, 12:06 PM
 
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Any updates?
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Any updates?
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
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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 8:26 PM
 
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You get it completed? How did she turn out?
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post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 19, 4:56 PM
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Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly

I am interested in this as well...
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I'm interested too 🙂
I have an original center vent, I'd be willing to trade for one of your New ones.
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 19, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly

Hi All,
Its been an interesting couple of months for me and my family, but I am back at it. Starting a little from scratch though, there are some things I have learned from doing a few more tutorials that I want to incorporate in the CAD file hopefully this will make it quicker to do revisions. should have another update next weekend.



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I'm interested too 🙂
I have an original center vent, I'd be willing to trade for one of your New ones.
Interested DM me and lets see what we can work out.
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 19, 12:37 AM
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Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly

Very cool what we are able to do with what we have today!
Think back 20 years ago when you would have said if Only we could make a new one!

Those look better and more resilient then GM's!
Not at the point yet for my 68 dash but I will keep you in mind when the time comes...
If you do not actually print them and sell them... You could always sell the program on a one time use disc like a tax return... to those that have a printer or access and make some good money that way!

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 8:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly

Sorry for the delay life got in the way again. So like I said these are a little step backwards but I think a major step forward at the same time. Last weekend I started from scratch focusing on the two lower mounting points, and with the way I have designed the model I was able to get about 5 prints in about 2 days. this version only takes about 3 hours to print and an average of about 45min for a design change. Part of the reason for the faster print besides less material at this stage is that the vent face and body are at two different angels and the mounting points are also at different angle than either the body or the face. the last generation took about 9 hours to print because of that and the amount of maternal.

So the last of the 5 sits a little off as you can see the driver side of the vent does not sit flush with the dash I think this is because of three reasons.
first the opposing angle of the vent face and the mounting point is still a little off. second the mounting point is a touch to close the receiving end on the dash. Third I think that there is a second angle not very big but there.

when I have some time to spare (fingers crossed at some point this week.) I am going to address issue two first, then issue one. Once those are corrected it should allow me to see this second angle better.

Now was flirting with the idea that its pretty much good enough if I just addressed the second issue I can open up the hole a little and use a rubber grommet to relieve the stress that would be on the mounting points because they would be at the wrong angles. But not the right way to do things.
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Re: New! 69 Center Dash Vent assembly

Trial and error or another trial...right?
These look really good!

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