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|June 18th, 2017 09:46|
Drawing of Cowl Repair Part
Here is the repair part...if machining ....it is good as is...if 3D printing in plastic, make the outside dimensions .030" larger so it will print well and have more strength....don't forget the weep hole shown in the pictures.
|June 18th, 2017 08:04|
Re-making cowl repair parts
How about this? I will get the specs together and make a jpg of the drawing ...you can have some friend with access to a 3D printer make you a couple?
It won't be as strong as a machined aluminum part but it really should be fine if
it can handle the heat of the summer that is....
I hope I have this saved somewhere, I think I do ...
|June 14th, 2017 23:48|
|Runabout fenix||maybe im reviving a dead/zombie thread, but i would be happy to purchase the parts involved in this, even at 5x the cost, if you can get more...|
|May 15th, 2017 23:04|
|Mr2Daily||No, Sorry I don't have any spares....|
|May 11th, 2017 13:27|
Originally Posted by Mr2Daily View Post
|May 10th, 2017 16:49|
awesome writeup. What's a good method to removing the little plastic nut covers without having to pry at it them and deforming them?
|February 19th, 2016 21:50|
|Mr2Daily||Thanks for PMs guys ...parts will be on the way....|
|February 19th, 2016 20:04|
I just sent you a message. Thank you!
This is my 3rd mister 2. It's been a long time since my last one. I forgot how awesome MR2 owners are!
|February 19th, 2016 19:58|
nammerbboi and rice247,
I made only 2 parts extra, you both would like to fix this on your cars, I will send each of you one, free and with free shipping to your door, that is the best I can do. PM me and I will get it out to you.
|February 18th, 2016 19:01|
OK, that's fine if it doesn't work out.
I did notice the need for a weep hole at the lowest point in the repair part so rain water can fall out....took the paint off while it was apart.
|February 18th, 2016 07:32|
|rice247||If you haven't sold it yet, I'll take that extra one you made.|
|February 17th, 2016 20:03|
|nammerbboi||Send me a pm if you want to sell it for a good deal. Would like to do this same mod|
|February 17th, 2016 18:07|
|Mr2Daily||I designed the repair part and then made it in my lathe and mill out of aluminum from Dominion Recycling in Hampton Va. ($1.75 per Lb.) I made a spare set of these repair parts while I was at it ...my other car doesn't need it ....|
|February 16th, 2016 22:02|
|nammerbboi||Where did you get the piece of aluminum?|
|February 16th, 2016 10:41|
|Mr2Daily||Well, I did do some of this work on Valentines Day....|
|February 16th, 2016 09:55|
|dmarlow||Top notch! (I read the title too fast and read it as cow lover, threw me for a loop).|
|February 16th, 2016 06:59|
MR-2 Windshield Cowl Louver Repair
The problem is the cowl louver gets torn off by someone who didn't know to reveal the screws at the corners and they yank the plastic off the car....anyway, I wanted to fix mine....on both sides.
Taking it off and turning it over showed there was too much plastic missing to do a plastic weld to restore the attach points.
So I needed to make a repair part that would fit over the broken plastic and screw to what was left....I would make an aluminum part that was about .030" thick. I wanted it to match the angle of the bottom close enough to give clearance to the screws.
Fits like this:
Holes marked where there is plenty of plastic....
Threw some black satin paint for the heck of it
I pushed the mounting tab down a little to make up for the extra .030" in length of the repair...just push down on the screw, it will give easily....