3D printed dash clock adaptor

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by AndyC, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. For years I’ve bodged a donut-shaped piece of acrylic to hold my 52mm oil temp gauge in my dash clock hole.

    But now I have a 3D printer so I thought I’d see if I could print a piece to make it fit nicer.

    So today I printed this piece here which I hope will do the job

    Will fit it some time this week hopefully.

  2. Fits like a glove!

    Not bad for about £1 worth of materials.
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  3. If you were to print a few more and make them available on here for a fair price I for one would be very interested :thumbsup:
  4. I knew someone would ask. Hahaha.

    I was reluctant to offer printing more, as it's just a basic printer I have, it takes 10 hours to print (!!!) and I could probably only manage 1-2 a week.

    But I would be happy to print some and sell them for about £10 inc p&p. That would cover materials, time, electricity and postage.

    There's a few other bits I could print, like the dash retainer clips. Printed some and just fitted them, and they hold the dash in place well.
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  5. Sounds fair to me, I'll pm you when I'm home tonight:thumbsup:
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  7. I offered dash clock adapters maybe a year ago for anyone who wanted one and I got no takers. It was a bit more simple design than yours, yours looks better and would explain the difference in print time, mine took about 3.
  8. I printed mine at Super Fine quality and 100% infill.
    That's probably total overkill!

    Going to print one at Standard quality and 50% gyroid infill and see if I notice any structural change.
  9. Yep, I think more than maybe 30% infill is overkill, as its not much of a structural part - it's not holding much weight (unless you fit a very heavy gauge there (my VDO oil temp is very light). Also I love the look of gyroid infill but it takes much longer to print and I dont think it contributes much more strength than default (lines) or maybe triangles.

    My next task is an underdash speaker tray. I love 3d printing for this kind of task, the challenge of making a material work where you'd never traditionally use it. In this case a big flat plastic tray with a massive hole in it, holding a speaker that could weigh a pound or more... to quote Vizzini, "Inconceivable!" :D

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