Reproducing a Car Part (3D Printing)

A member of my family owns a 1990 Avanti concept car, only of which 90 were ever made.

A small plastic latch on the gas cap broke, and it would not snap shut. I modeled the original broken part in SOLIDWORKS, taking measurements with a caliper, and printed a replica that he uses on the car today.

fig. generated with OpenSCAD

Piece fitted to gas cap:

fig. It just needs a paint job!

Metal Printing

Because this piece worked so well, I printed it in metal through Sculpteo (recommended!)

It turned out really well! And it was only $40!

fig. Sleek!


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