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Awesome New Idea

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by topgun155, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    topgun155

    topgun155 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have just found a way to custom mold plastic. I just wanted to see if anyone is interested in some custom switch boxes or anyhing made out of plastic really. Something for the overhead console or that little fuse box drawer thing. I am not going to do anything yet just wanted to get a feel if it was worth my time to try it out. If there is some interest I will get back to you with some pictures.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Ty's Taco

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    Ask visa or my wife. They both constantly remind me how much I've got left to spend.
    I'm always interested in something new and different for the truck. Keep us posted on anything you come up with and add pics please.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    topgun155

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    Will do need to make one so everyone can see what I'm talking about.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    An enclosure for the scangauge to sit ontop of the steering column, to give it a stock finished look. :notsure:
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I'd love to see what you come up with. Just and idea... I'd be interested to see a pod that fits in the storage pocket in front of the shifter on the 6speed's.... One to mount switches for things like aux light, winch, OBA setup, air lockers, etc. :D
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    What I as thinking so some kind of lid for a box that anyone can drill out to fit their needs. The odd shape of that cubby makes it hard to get a mold and if I did make a mold I can't get it out. That will take a little bit more thought to get working, I just gotta think it through. Adding texture will take some thought as well not sure how to do that.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    I like this idea.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    id be interested in one

    but first i need to buy a scangauge:eek:
     
  10. Sep 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    I am looking for something like the photos below as I wanto add some speakers in the rear doors of my Access cab pick-up. I like the idea of these grills to cover up the speakers.


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  11. Sep 17, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    x3 That's the only reason I haven't bought one. I don't like any of the mounting methods I have seen yet...
     
  12. Sep 17, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Ask visa or my wife. They both constantly remind me how much I've got left to spend.
    Rockinray, I like those grills. If you find out somewhere that has them I'd be down for a pair myself.:drool:
     
  13. Sep 17, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    Well bad news. The plastic I wanted to use melts at a low temperture and it will turn to putty in the hot sun. Glad I figured it out before someone else did. It is actually an awesome product www.shapelock.com. I have seen some neat things done with it but it melts at 160F and The inside of my truck gets to like 140F. Sorry for the waste in time.
     
  14. Sep 18, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    hmm...what if you coated it with a substance with a higher melting temp afterwards, like a shell, to keep it from losing shape?
     
  15. Sep 18, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    Not sure how I would do that.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    What if you were to use the plastic for a mold and then create actual part from fibre glass. This is what i an doing to try and make grills for my access cab doors.
     
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