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View Poll Results: WINDSHIELD TRIM 95/97 STYLE WILL FIT 94S AS WELL
ONE PIECE DESIGN - $250 5 71.43%
3 PIECE DESIGN - $300 1 14.29%
ABS PLASTIC 4 57.14%
FIBERGLASS 0 0%
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Old July 11th, 2014, 05:49 PM
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Bump - Did anything ever come of this? I know a couple of folks were talking about fabbing the trim. I would be interested.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 06:54 AM
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Could you now do this with a 3D scanner and printer?
I have no idea if it's cheaper or the same quality as thermo mold but i looked into it and you can buy a good scanner for $2500 so it would almost have to be cheaper this way.

Any thoughts?
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Old July 14th, 2014, 07:34 AM
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Any differences between the trim on a ST v ST? How about year of manufacture?
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Old July 14th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Please make these! I'd prefer 3-piece for originality, but would take anything.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Even in 3 pieces these are too large to 3D print with a hobby level printer and the quality wouldn't be the same anyway without a bunch of finish work. The only way to do this in any volume is injection moulding.
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Old July 15th, 2014, 12:05 PM
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Even in 3 pieces these are too large to 3D print with a hobby level printer and the quality wouldn't be the same anyway without a bunch of finish work. The only way to do this in any volume is injection moulding.
I don't really know anything about how they work. My thought was could it be cheaper to take it to a place that has a high quality setup and have them make them rather than pay for a mold? Or have them scan it and produce the mold to inject?
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Old July 15th, 2014, 11:23 PM
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I don't claim to be an expert. Anything is possible but anything high quality is going to get expensive. The only way to defray those costs is volume. Once you get into volume you might as well go with injection moulding imo.

I think you are better off going "low tech" and making the mould using a good condition original.
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Old July 16th, 2014, 09:42 PM
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I would definitely be interested in trim pieces with an OEM look i.e. black textured ABS three piece design. The plastic backing on the orginals are like the ST door cards...they become brittle, crack, etc. Mine are completely shot. I know a lot of time and effort has to go into fabbing up new parts, but If these trim pieces ever come to fruition, Im sure a lot folks would be interested.
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Old July 16th, 2014, 10:14 PM
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Trim Pieces

I am still waiting for these pieces as well and ready to buy.
Once I installed Brian's gutter kit my trim pieces no longer fit. I do not want to shave or trim them down to fit.
They are still structurally sound with some cracks around the mounting holes but they are fine.

I would even donate my trim to have the molds made if necessary.

There was a stereo ship that made these 3 pieces with an led light for another member and I thought they looked great. I contacted them and they told me that they are looking for the molds and can make more but it has been 6 months with no new developments from them.

Let's get these parts made again guys!!

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There is a current forum member who put this on his radar screen so I think these will be a reality in the near future !
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Old July 25th, 2014, 07:49 AM
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There is a current forum member who put this on his radar screen so I think these will be a reality in the near future !
Hey, that was told in complete secrecy!! Thanks for letting the cat out of the bag!!
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Old July 25th, 2014, 01:05 PM
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what the heck our you babbling about

I made no mention of your name what so ever so. You let your own cat out of your own bag.



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Old July 25th, 2014, 01:26 PM
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Hey, that was told in complete secrecy!! Thanks for letting the cat out of the bag!!
I wouldn't say absolute secrecy apparently..... haha
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Old July 25th, 2014, 02:28 PM
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This is GREAT news!
Thank you Brian for blowing the secret
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Old October 1st, 2014, 09:06 AM
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Old November 21st, 2016, 12:58 PM
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Bump - this is one of the old threads talking about NAS ST windshield trim


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Hello All,
I thought I would just jump in here with my "2-Cents" coming from the Plastics Industry (and finally out after 15 yrs). So as some of the forum members had mentioned "thermoforming" as a potential method for completing these trim pieces. I should be able to have a aluminum faced clam-shell tool completed for $1200 - $1800, as I would have the tool-maker "nest" the 5 individual parts. This lessens the overall tool cost and keeps the "life" of the tool (wear and tear") even.
But before I go thru the extent of a tool, I would "machine" these from a thicker piece of plastic, maybe Delrin or Phenolic. Either of which would hold up "considerably" better than ABS with the UV and oxidation. I should think that Jason from SDO could weigh in here about machining these and I can certainly assist in a material suggestion, with "samples" to "play with".
Please let me know if this is something that the Group would like to see moved along...
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black Delrin would be the ticket (They would last forever), Jason you need to get the solidworks files drawn up!

Just guessing on cost of something like this would be in the $500-600 range for a finished Delrin "kit" of 3 windshield trim pieces.

Or someone just needs to ship this off to a factory in china and have them knock out a 1,000 of them and corner the market on this part for the rest of time.
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Old November 21st, 2016, 02:33 PM
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Not sure what this looks like, but there are some options for overhead consoles these days.

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