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CaCraig 09-22-2016 09:13 PM

A-Frame close outs
Anyone have a good pair of these? I guess they are NLA. They look like a good candidate for 3D printing.

drboyd 09-22-2016 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by CaCraig (Post 1855347)
Anyone have a good pair of these? I guess they are NLA. They look like a good candidate for 3D printing.

Exactly!!! I've thought that same thing about those parts!!

HiJoeSilver 09-23-2016 01:04 AM

The airstream place in Salt Lake City sells them. Wait never mind, just looked, NLA. I bought 2 from them, they were trimmed wrong so didn't fit well. Made replacements out of sheet metal. The ones I made don't project forward but made a nice seal anyway. I used the old ones and cardboard to make a template of the section that hous back against the skin and sealed the edges with caulk.

3D printing would be awesome. The back part that goes against the skin needs to be wider. My originals were much wider than the replacements I got. Either of you capable of doing that 3D stuff?
I can probably dig up the ones I didn't use but it'll be a couple weeks before I have a chance to look.

Dingo Girl 09-23-2016 06:39 AM

If you don't have your own 3D printer go to your local High School Career Tech. That is what I did to get some latches printed for a Caravel.
They did a great job and the class wanted to be paid in donuts. A sweet deal all the way around.

CaCraig 09-25-2016 01:35 AM

I don't think finding a place to do the 3D printing will be tough. The hardest part is finding a set of good originals.

drboyd 10-03-2016 06:50 PM

There's a NOS pair on eBay right now.

CaCraig 10-03-2016 08:25 PM

Thank you. If anyone is interested in a 3D printed set let me know.

drboyd 10-03-2016 09:58 PM

I'm interested in a set!

Aerowood 10-04-2016 08:14 AM

Me too

CaCraig 10-04-2016 08:29 AM

I bought a set on eBay. When they arrive I'll get a price to have them 3D printed and post back here or direct message anyone who is interested in a set.

Anyone know what years they fit?

youngpeck 10-04-2016 09:25 AM

I am interested as well. Thanks for setting this up.

Argosy Heir 10-04-2016 10:41 AM

Put me on the list also . Thanks !

Belegedhel 10-04-2016 08:29 PM

Sign me up!

CaCraig 10-06-2016 05:17 PM

They just got here. That was fast shipping. Tomorrow I'll work on getting quotes.

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