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3D printed Defroster Outlets
#810455 February 04th 2024 4:51 pm
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The defroster outlets on my '87 B150 had turned to dust by the sun. I found one I could get dimensions from and used it to model a new one and 3D print a couple. They are not restoration quality, I made changes to make it easier for me to print. I printed them in ABS which I'm hoping lasts longer than PLA. I printed these for myself because I couldn't find any replacement or even decent ones at junkyards. It dawned on me that others might want some. I think '79 - '97 B-vans are the same but not sure. If someone is interested in CAD file I could email it or post it to a site like Thingiverse. Anyhow, give me some feedback.

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Biscuit Gravy #810460 February 04th 2024 6:46 pm
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Those look great. The ones in my 85 are still good but I bet there are a lot of other vanners out there that could use replacements.


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Those look great, my 4 b150's agree

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Thanks guys. Sounds like I need to scrounge junkyards in your neck of the woods.

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Very nice

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75RoadRunner #810593 February 07th 2024 1:16 pm
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Thanks! I didn't think to look at muscle car sites, figured my '87 was too new. Those look like they would work with some trimming.

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No trimming needed. They are exactly the same, just maybe a color difference. Mopar has always used the same parts in many many many applications. For instance... The 70's factory A/C control unit (push-button switch) is from an A-body. Door arm rests are late 60's B-bodies. Side marker lights came from earlier pickups. Exterior door handles were used in a half a dozen platforms.

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