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About Conner

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    2009 G37s 1968 2000 Roadster (project) 1964 L320 (project)

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  1. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Here's one option:
  2. Good discussion here. I can post pics of the 3D print of my rendering soon. My original part had the base intact but the top portion was nearly gone. I sent my rubber original to someone who did the 3D rendering using it and some pictures of original parts that were more complete as well as dimensions from my truck. I have actually made a mold and reproduced these unsuccessfully--walls of the part were too thin in places. But the base of those repros definitely fits my truck well which gives me confidence that the base in my 3D rendering is good. Steve, your pics of your part are helpful in that they show me I had assumed the wall of the part where the steering shaft goes through is way too thin on my 3D model. Can you measure the thickness of that part of your original and post it here? I was hoping to make this part for my truck and offer it to other 320 owners. But after two or three unsuccessful attempts to create a silicone mold, I am happy to share the model I have if it will help us get closer to a professional part at a reasonable price. Even if I were to get the mold right and cast these myself I think the casting urethane I can get my hands on would be inferior to the material available to a real vendor who uses an injection molding process.
  3. Some renderings of the 3D model I have:
  4. It has two holes in it; one for the steering column and one for the shift column.
  5. I have a 3D model of one as well as a rigid 3D print of that model if that helps.
  6. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    What clutch did you install?
  7. Thanks for all your work on this. I pre-ordered yesterday.
  8. Hi Mickey. I want to believe you can help us solve this long-lived problem with our beloved 320s. Thanks for the effort you have put into this already. That said, after taking a look at your website I have some concerns. There are dead links and misspelled words that don't inspire confidence. Perhaps that is because English is a second language to the author, in which case it's very understandable. Your Facebook page only seems to have been around for the last six months or so. The telephone number on your page appears to be for a cabinetmaking business located in Mississippi. That may be because it's missing the country code. The FAQ page consists entirely of Lorem Ipsum filler and your "Follow Us" social media links link to social media sites but not to your pages on any of them. Maybe it's a new website. I think all of this could have legitimate explanation, but again it doesn't inspire confidence. Also, perhaps you could ask the member here to provided the cores for the vent window rubbers to vouch for you. I hate to be a cynic, but it's also possible that Advance Auto Supply is in fact a legitimate overseas business, in which case how are we to know that you posting here today are associated with it? Someone could easily sign up to this forum, post a link to a reputable supplier, and then ask folks to click on a Google Form they have created and pay an upfront amount and then disappear with the funds. A possible first step would be to add the pre-order offer to the Advance Auto Supply website's cart. At least then it would be clearer that any funds remitting were going to Advance Auto Supply. I'm not trying to be negative about this, I think it would be great if this turns out to be legitimate. But I would need to get to know you and your company a bit better before moving forward. Thanks!
  9. Conner

    Jake's 320 Build

    My L320, 1964 model year, does have the front sway bar.
  10. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Moses-- I just looked through my service manual. To return to your question about the gas pedal pad: I found two pictures of the pedals in the Owners Manual from Alan Bent's Datsun 320 CD where the accelerator pedal was bare. See below. I wonder if they may have come that way originally.
  11. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Perhaps this reproduction part for a roadster would work for you: https://www.datsunparts.com/1990.
  12. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I believe 46431-04100 is the right part, still available from Nissan for around $6.
  13. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Not yet. I've been working on this off and on for over a year now. I'm on my second iteration. I had the part 3D rendered, then 3D printed in rigid plastic. I created a silicone mold from the printed blank but when I cast the parts with flexible urethane they came out with thin spots and/or missing areas (see below). So I had it 3D rendered again, with thicker walls. Then 3D printed again. My next step is to pour another mold using higher durometer silicone, which should maintain the thin walls better. Once I have the mold I can cast the parts and hopefully they come out right.
  14. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    You mean this part?
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