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  This topic is about my 1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII)
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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
Just finished my latest 3D print project. It's the heater box drain flap. Came out very nice and fits perfectly. More projects coming.

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Nice job, and when do we get them. LOL
I treat mine with kid gloves till I get it installed. One wrong move and it would break.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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Tobydog Dennis E
Indianapolis, IN, USA   USA
Hi Brian, is the flapper plastic or rubber? Hope to finish my 68mk1 this spring.

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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
That's why I decided to make mine, The original one is all age cracked and fragile.

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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
Hi Dennis, material is flexible polyurethane (TPU).
NIce job on your GT6. I'm at about the same stage as you are. Mechanicals all done and at the final paint process. Then full bore to re-assemble.

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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
I am considering making a small batch of them.

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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Good to hear they are flexible. I bought a couple a few years back that were some sort of rubber but were so stiff the air box would probably fill half full before was enough weight to let it leak out. (just kidding on that but you get the idea)
Dan

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
I know it's a British car and all but is it really required to soak the part of the harness containing the largest wires from the battery to the fusebox and the ignition as a prize?

I'm tinkering with the idea of routing the water over the edge of the sill with a pair of panels or a tube.

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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
Put it this way, it's a lot more flexible than my original one that is 47 years old. If that one flex's it will be in pieces. Will drips of water move it--no but drips wouldn't have moved the original one when it was new.
This new one is 85A durometer, about that of a rubber tire but this is pretty thin.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
The main thing is to let the water out and keep the fumes from the engine compartment out of the cabin.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
That's pretty cool Brian, you did a great job!

That's a good one Doug, Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Fumes from the engine, who heard of such a thing?!


In reply to # 1503526 by Doug in Vegas The main thing is to let the water out and keep the fumes from the engine compartment out of the cabin.



'S all for now
Vic

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tr4play Eric Elman
CT, USA   USA
I would definitely like to purchase one for my wife's Spitfire MK2 we are restoring. Please PM me if/when you make a batch. Thank you!



Eric Elman
1966 Triumph Spitfire MK2; FC87259L
1965 Triumph TR4; CT38254LO
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MK1; HBN7L5239
1959 Morgan +4; 4248


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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
Eric, I'll be printing a few in the next week or so, I'll PM you when done. I've got a few other special parts in the queue to print.

RogerE Roger E
Stilwell, USA   USA
I wish I had a 3d printer and the skill to make those kind of things.

But for those of us that don't that piece is available from Spitbits:
http://www.spitbits.com/store/10c-HEATER-DRAIN-FLAP-MK41500-P7039.aspx

and SpitfireOptions:
http://spitfireoptions.com/ProductTF.html

Admitidly, I don't know how they compare to yours or the original.

NFI.

Roger Elliott

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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
Yes, Rimmers has them for $18.41 plus shipping, Spitbits has them as shown above plus shipping and Options has a flat piece of rubber, it works I suppose but doesn't look very nice in my opinion. I copied mine from my original, not molded rubber but printed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Spitbits are very nice. Buy one from them if you like. Having the technology to make things is what I enjoy, I'm just an old retired guy that likes to make things., keeps me active.

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