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Old 03-13-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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Door panel re-assembly using 3d printed parts

Sometime back I took out front passenger's door panel out to dissect it, reupholster, and glue back together. From factory, the pieces are put together and plastic between is melted, but after taking it apart there aren't many options to securing it all together. Another member that took door panels apart shaved off as little plastic as possible and used screws and washers to put it back together. Here is his thread (click), but this thread is about my attempt at it.

With access to my dad's 3D printer, I went though couple iterations of mounts and ended-up with my final product. Original plastic mount is shaved-off completely and this new piece is glued in its place. Then everything is put back together and secured with screw and a washer.
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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Since 3D printers come, many things can make more easy. Also use time to time
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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Looks very interesting. Is there anything else you've created?
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