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Old 12-12-2015, 04:08 PM   #51
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How about gauge inserts for 740/940 HVAC vents? I'd shell out cash right now for a drop in one.
Not much to it really, just a little 1/8" aluminum.

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Old 12-12-2015, 05:49 PM   #52
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Not much to it really, just a little 1/8" aluminum.

I'm thinking about drawing one up right now. For what size of gauge? 52mm?

EDIT: I'm drawing the 3D model now, I'm assuming you mean for the lefthand vent on the drivers side. It looks like that slot is more suited for a 38.1mm gauge, if that's acceptable, there doesnt seem to be a reasonable way to fit a 52, and still have it "drop in".

EDIT: I found a way and it looks pretty damn good.

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Old 12-12-2015, 05:54 PM   #53
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I'm thinking about drawing one up right now. For what size of gauge? 52mm?
Yep 52mm or 2 & 1/16" pick your flavor.
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:54 PM   #54
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Nathan already makes a 4-gauge pod for the center vent section. Maybe just a small one for the drivers side gauge.

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Old 12-12-2015, 06:49 PM   #55
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Oh this is awesome.
Now where is our top dash 240 gauge pod

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Old 12-12-2015, 07:11 PM   #56
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Oh this is awesome.
Now where is our top dash 240 gauge pod

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Old 12-12-2015, 07:21 PM   #57
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Yep 52mm or 2 & 1/16" pick your flavor.
If you managed to fit a 52mm with your metal plate god bless you, but I cant for the life of me fit a 52mm gauge and keep it "drop in" like using the factory metal clips which is what I'm doing, I'm making a 38.1mm one right now and but I'll definitely see what I can do about 52's, I have a drop in solution in mind but I'm going to print off a 38.1mm as a prototype to test fitment, I'm printing two so somebody may get lucky if I'm feeling generous.

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Old 12-12-2015, 07:55 PM   #58
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They're not a finished product but in 8 hours we'll see what I end up with . I'm going to recommend not using the factory metal friction clips because I nearly broke my original vent trying to get it out for comparison, albeit it was dark. I'm thinking 3m normal double sided tape (if it doesn't friction-fit lightly which would be Ideal), NOT the super strength stuff.

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Old 12-12-2015, 08:50 PM   #59
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When I open the driver door from the inside of my 240, what's the plastic piece called that sits behind the handle? Mine is cracked on the drivers side, and the one on the passenger side was so broken I just removed it. I think this piece could be made on one of those machines.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:01 PM   #60
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Post a picture if you can. it depends on how big the part is generally. Nearly all of us have 240s so I'm sure I could find this peice.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:25 PM   #61
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http://www.vlvworld.com/photo_pieces/z24doorcolor.jpg

Part number 6 on that picture. I think it's called a door handle casing.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:30 PM   #62
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When I open the driver door from the inside of my 240, what's the plastic piece called that sits behind the handle? Mine is cracked on the drivers side, and the one on the passenger side was so broken I just removed it. I think this piece could be made on one of those machines.
Those are common and cheap as chips, just find one in the junkyard or post in wanted and enjoy the race to the bottom for a little bit of your pocket change.

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Old 12-12-2015, 10:28 PM   #63
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True probably would cost you much more than a used one and it wouldn't match.

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Old 12-13-2015, 01:54 AM   #64
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Here's a vent-gauge pod update. I had to use a phone without a flash to take this one so it's pretty crappy. But it's nearing completion and I will update you guys fully in the morning, tomorrow I'm making the 52mm ones so look forward to it. these ones are 38.1mm as a test (or if anyone wants one) either way I'll see how they fit in the morning. So far they are FAR stronger than the factory vent plastic, and a familiar color .

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Old 12-13-2015, 02:01 AM   #65
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Neat.

I might start drawing up a dash top pod. Luckily, the gauge bezel is already done, so I can just snag that design and clone it a couple times. The rest shouldn't be too hard. Printing it would be a challenge though.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:29 AM   #66
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Neat.

I might start drawing up a dash top pod. Luckily, the gauge bezel is already done, so I can just snag that design and clone it a couple times. The rest shouldn't be too hard. Printing it would be a challenge though.
Do you mean a 3 gauge pod that's dash mounted? if the face could be printed flat it would cut down on print time although anythings possible if you want to use support structures. My girlfriend just left for work so I just got up and made the 52mm vent gauge pod, The overall dimensions of the first prints were perfect , I made some size adjustments to the face of it and I'm printing it out now. propav8r I dont want to upload it to thingiverse for the world but I will gladly share the .stl with you if you would like one assuming I can reserve the right to sell them (these single gauge vent pods) myself, which is what I plan on doing.

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Old 12-13-2015, 08:09 AM   #67
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OK guys, this is the final design, once it's done printing the first one I'll run out and make sure it fits correctly with a 52mm gauge mounted in it.




It can be mounted with a small piece of normal strength double sided tape or you can use one or both of the factory metal clips after bending the barbs in so they do NOT dig into the walls of the vent hole. If you install it with the barbs unbent you will NOT be able to remove the pod, probably ever, so please be aware of that. I'll post in the FS section later today once everything's finalized and I have enough light to take good pictures.

EDIT: you can probably get away with bending the barbs in nearly completely but leaving the tiniest amount to bite the walls of the vent if you want a more solid hold, but using both clips with the barbs bent down allows easy removal if you want/need to.

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Was someone printing 240 defroster vents?
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Old 01-06-2021, 12:50 AM   #71
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Found these the other day when i was searching on speaker brackets.

Volvo 240 armrest cupholder

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3304639

Speaker mounting bracket:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3309900

I dont have a.printer.....yet
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:12 AM   #72
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Was someone printing 240 defroster vents?
I remember someone on here advertising his new website with 3D printed parts a few months back and the dash top defrost vents were amongst them.

I just can't for the life of me find the thread here.

EDIT: Just found it! https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=357667 or https://printbrick.com/
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:43 AM   #73
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Found these the other day when i was searching on speaker brackets.

Volvo 240 armrest cupholder

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3304639

Speaker mounting bracket:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3309900

I dont have a.printer.....yet
Totally cool. I don't recommend anyone putting to 2 drinks in the cup holder. This is how they break. I love the speaker mount. Man, now I want a 3d printer.
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:13 PM   #74
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Hi, I`ve designed and 3D printed a "Piston install jig" fo easy installing your pistons with piston rings in to your engine.

The tool is tapered so the top is wider then the bottom. In this way you can easily fit the piston rings, slide it down and drop it in the bore. Tested it and works great.
The "bubbles" on top are for easily recognizing the top of the jig

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And an other piece of 3D that I`ve drawed lately, cuz the speaker caps are mostly gone...
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So if i wanted to be able to get into this. Anyone wanna recommend a printer that could do most of the things in this thread.
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