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Offline Shadow989

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Ventilator assy, left
« on: 10:00:35 AM / 28-Nov-19 »
Hi :)

I need left ventilator assy for my S12, car is LHD.

I'm from Croatia, so I need shipping to Croatia.

https://ibb.co/dkHmFVb
« Last Edit: 10:02:29 AM / 28-Nov-19 by Shadow989 »

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Offline Han Zhang

Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #1 on: 05:35:46 PM / 28-Nov-19 »
Good luck, these are among the most rare and sought after parts for S12s.
« Last Edit: 05:35:58 PM / 28-Nov-19 by Han Zhang »

Offline Shadow989

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #2 on: 01:20:02 PM / 29-Nov-19 »
I tought so :/

Is anyone 3D printing those? 😁

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #3 on: 07:13:34 PM / 29-Nov-19 »
The entire assembly? Or just the slats?

Id suppose one could print the whole assembly, but it wouldnt but fun i dont think.

Im not sure how strong theyd be either. Ive printed some stuff, but those vents are delicate as is.
« Last Edit: 07:16:30 PM / 29-Nov-19 by JonB »

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #4 on: 11:41:05 PM / 29-Nov-19 »
Schizo gave it a petty good try I think - but don't think much success

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #5 on: 04:26:51 AM / 30-Nov-19 »
tragicomedy truly defines that part.

Resin didnt seem to work. Tooling for plastic would leave one thousands in the hole on demand.

And printing it i dont really want to touch. Theres no guarantee that the part wont break in 15 minuets.

To draw all the parts of the vent, then print all the parts, there's no way i can put that sort of time in something people would maybe pay $30 at the most for, and if your lucky you get ten sales, which a printer would probably have to run north of ten hours each to make.

If you want one part of it: a slat, the connecter, etc, let me know, and maybe ill make it just because I know theyre not out there and i love the S12.

Ultimately i suggest epoxy what you have back together in a position that wont bother you, and dont touch it, as its some 35 years old and was never designed to last until today. Classic style over design with modern production techniques that leave one in the lurch after it goes beyond its life cycle.




Offline kelso840

Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #6 on: 09:58:18 AM / 30-Nov-19 »
I just bought a 3D printer last night. I've got plenty learning to do, but that's on the top of my list of things to try.

I'm pretty sure somebody had printed one before and posted a photo. I don't believe they shared an .stl file though, which would have been huge.
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Offline Han Zhang

Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #7 on: 01:45:57 PM / 30-Nov-19 »
Ultimately i suggest epoxy what you have back together in a position that wont bother you, and dont touch it, as its some 35 years old and was never designed to last until today. Classic style over design with modern production techniques that leave one in the lurch after it goes beyond its life cycle.

I agree, plastic welding and epoxy should be your first option. My question is: Are there ways to restore the integrity of unbroken ones?

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #8 on: 02:58:14 PM / 30-Nov-19 »
There is a guy who has prototypes of the passenger vents already done and has been working on the driver side for some time, like the better part of a year. I'll check in with him again and see where things stand. He's using a complete far left vent that I sent him as a model. I chipped in heavily on Schizo's venture so this is an initiative I'm willing to support.

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #9 on: 08:17:04 PM / 30-Nov-19 »
Does a mod need to do a server space thing for files?

I have a couple of vent bits here and i could draw some odds and ends here when i find time. They may need scaled, depending on what slicer your using.  Maybe a community lastic prints section sort of thing
« Last Edit: 08:19:13 PM / 30-Nov-19 by JonB »

Offline Han Zhang

Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #10 on: 12:46:23 PM / 01-Dec-19 »
There's a guy on Nissan S12 Parts Exchange parting out a notchback with what appears to be good vents.

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Re: Ventilator assy, left
« Reply #11 on: 07:20:57 PM / 02-Dec-19 »
I think with the right resin, an SLA 3D printer could do the job just fine... Could even print the whole vent unit with all slats and stuff in place.
Coming up with a good 3D CAD model is the biggest problem.

I wish I had an SLA printer, I'd give it a go.
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