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    hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    I have tried my hand at making hard to find plastic parts. I'm in the process of making a mold and casting the little black clips that hold down the privacy panel in the hatch. I will post some pics soon. Meanwhile, I need you guys to post some pics of hard to find parts I could try making.



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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    clips that hold the trim to the doors and rear quarter panels. As well the plastic guide for the throttle cable that attaches to the firewall.
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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
    clips that hold the trim to the doors and rear quarter panels. As well the plastic guide for the throttle cable that attaches to the firewall.
    yours will be the third I make right after I make the "t" handle for lifting the same privacy panel in the hatch.

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Started thinking about it, drivers side door lock switch. Most people don't pull the handle yet still try to lock the drivers door. Usually ends up with a broken door lock switch. Not really worried about it being chrome with orange insert. How more is it to change the color of the plastic?
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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    How about a nice fitting plastic guard for the door panel seat belt crunch damage!?
    Paintable visors!
    Invent Inside flip visor extentions for us tall people who have the seat all the way back.

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    hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Door panel for sure.


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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    OK, Im trying to post some pics but dont know how with this new format--whats the dillio?

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by King Peetis View Post
    OK, Im trying to post some pics but dont know how with this new format--whats the dillio?
    Try uploading to Photobucket, I've had pictures on here hosted by them for years now.
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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Well this is my first attempt and it came out pretty good. Actually this is my forth pour but the first one in black. It took some time before I found a resin that was suitable for the application. The first resin I used was too soft, then I tried a polyester resin that was too rigid. The one made by Alumilite is juuuuust right!!! I also struggled with air bubbles and the resin setting up too fast in the mold. Here are several random pics to show my progress. I will post more of a step by step later.

    Heres the part I was talking about...


    Kind of a close up of the mold


    Alumilite is great stuff.


    Gotta pour quick or you could be in trouble...


    The part I made is to the right in the pic
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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
    Try uploading to Photobucket, I've had pictures on here hosted by them for years now.
    I was stuck in 'Quick Reply' for some reason. I had to exit out then go back in...

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    if you ever wanted to make some extra money, you should offer these items on other old Honda forums. There is so little support for parts like these on the classic Hondas! Great work, that thing looks factory.
    Complete repair manual <---- (click here)


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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by King Peetis View Post
    I was stuck in 'Quick Reply' for some reason. I had to exit out then go back in...
    Yes there is something up with the reply templates.
    I like this project Pete!

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    hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Looks great!
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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
    if you ever wanted to make some extra money, you should offer these items on other old Honda forums. There is so little support for parts like these on the classic Hondas! Great work, that thing looks factory.
    Thought about it a couple of times. I'm going to make what I need and a few others for the heck of it to hone my skills then I may offer up to some of the guys here first. If anyone needs the little clip I just made, holla. I'll make a couple of sets.

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by 2oodoor View Post
    Yes there is something up with the reply templates.
    I like this project Pete!
    Next is that small T-handle on top of the panel in the cargo area. Pics soon.

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    hell yea man thats pretty dope. ya can count me down for some even though i dont have a cover yet.

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    This is my first pour. Imperfections in the mold and lots of air bubbles. Did it in clear to check my skill.



    Picked a resin that was too soft once cured. Same pour as the above photo.



    Resin too hard and snapped when I tested it on the panel

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Found this at the JY. First one I have ever seen intact




    It is damaged from use and brittle from sun exposure but I can work with it



    Started freshening it up to prepare it to cast a mold

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by redneck View Post
    hell yea man thats pretty dope. ya can count me down for some even though i dont have a cover yet.
    Right on RN, 'preciate it!!

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Nice work!

    The plastic clips that hold the outside trim around the rear windows on a hatch are impossible to find now. This could be one of your projects. I'd buy some for sure.

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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    Quote Originally Posted by carotman View Post
    Nice work!

    The plastic clips that hold the outside trim around the rear windows on a hatch are impossible to find now. This could be one of your projects. I'd buy some for sure.
    Post up a pic of the part you're talking about. Any hatch related part, I'm down to make.

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    Wow! That clip is bonkers! I couldn't tell the difference between the one you made and the original. You got skilz bro!
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    Re: hard to find plastic parts and pieces

    DUDE! That is the coolest thing! Great work!

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