Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Solex68 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:43 pm

spl310 wrote:I don't have a high windshield car, so I have no need for them. I never understood why Nissan did the offset teeth rather than diverter bars to direct the air.
I have to agree with you. It was years before I even knew that was by design...I thought mine were just broken. Ha ha ha.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Stretch » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:34 am

Thanks guys for your work on this. Greg, when you have "regular" sets ready for sale please send me a PM, need these to compliment my restored dash. I'll also try to keep an eye on this thread for availability
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Solex68 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:02 am

Stretch wrote:Thanks guys for your work on this. Greg, when you have "regular" sets ready for sale please send me a PM, need these to compliment my restored dash. I'll also try to keep an eye on this thread for availability
Paul
Will do Paul. I have a couple of samples being printed this weekend I should be posting photos of them here by Tuesday if my outsourced did a good job printing them.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Stretch » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:29 am

Hey Greg, were your sample grills printed? How did they turn out?
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Solex68 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:56 am

Vents
Although my designs are beautiful. 3D printing them can be a challenge.
A new 3D printer is due in May so full production will start at that time. In the meantime I have been dabbling in making different designs. Below are my designs. The actual parts don't photograph well so I posted my designs for now and will post actual photos after Solvang 2016.

Currently have three designs:
1. The premium design which is almost and exact copy of the original. It is difficult to print and requires I outsource the printing at this time (viewed from the bottom)
[attachment=2]Vent 204.png[/attachment]

2. The basic design which has the rails extending completely from side to side (viewed from the bottom)
[attachment=1]Full Rail.png[/attachment]

3. The Dash-top cover design. This one snaps into place for those who have a dash cover. Although any of the other models will fit in a DashTop covered car, this model snaps into the cover. It is beefier like the basic model but the rails are more like the original design and do not go completely across. (viewed from the top)
DashTop Model.png
We are finally getting some good heat in CA so I am testing how well they stand up to the sun.
I will bring examples to Solvang but I may not sell them until afterwards.
Each set takes nearly six hours to print and I can only print one pair at a time until sometime in May when I have the new printer.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Stretch » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:51 am

Nice job on the defrost grills Greg, they look great! When you are up and running let me know, I'd be happy to be your first customer!
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Conner » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:16 pm

Nice job.
Question: why not just upload your renderings to Shapeways and let people buy them printed from there? You can set the price.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Solex68 » Thu May 19, 2016 12:53 am

I just got word that my 3D printer has hit the U.S. shores and is in customs pending some paperwork. I have to assemble it from scratch. I expect to start Vent production mid-June.
I will update this thread when the time comes.
Door lock knobs may be the next thing to try. I did have someone print a late model seat knob. It would work better than nothing but it did not look as good as the ones that vendors have for sale.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by greydog » Thu May 19, 2016 10:26 am

Vent knobs would be nice.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by jfilipenko » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:21 pm

Any updates Greg? I am in need of a pair suitable for use with a dash cover.

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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by RBMann » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:44 pm

I am interested too.
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by RBMann » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:13 pm

Update?
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Re: Roadster Dash Vent Grill (info needed)

Post by Solex68 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:18 am

The vents are available if you are in need.

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Always willing to help another Datsun Roadster owner
Pending installs: SS brake lines, Stan Stealth Dizzy, Denso TT plugs