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Thread: 88-91 MGM side trim clips

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    Right. New users must manually set the setting. Click settings at top, then click General Settings in the left menu. Scroll down to Private Messaging and the last setting in that section is save or don't save sent message. make sure save is marked and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Right. New users must manually set the setting. Click settings at top, then click General Settings in the left menu. Scroll down to Private Messaging and the last setting in that section is save or don't save sent message. make sure save is marked and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.

    That makes sense. Probably saves a boat load in storage for the hosting. As long as the message sent - that's all I care about, lol. Once I get the trim and her first wax. I will post before and after photos of my old girl. Figured I will "complete" her before doing a full show and tell. *I will start a new thread for that, obviously.

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    We can definitely work something out. 7 will get you further than none.
    Vic

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    Cad file in hand. Used Freecad to fix some internal duplication on the file and clean up the mesh.
    File is HUGE - 67MB. If you want to try to work with it, leech here: http://www.grandmarq.net/sly/Trim%20...0-%20fixed.stl

    If anyone wants to try to clean this up for printing (flat faces and the like) have at it. But we now have a base scan to work with. Also, this STL file should be able to be printed at any local 3D printer house but may require 100+ unit prints depending on the company. Lower prints are more expensive per unit, obviously. Resin printer should have zero problems printing this thing. Anyhoo... have fun folks.

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    Nice!
    I'm interested in messing with this, I'll download when I get home.
    Vic

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    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning sometime in the 2020s, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - Rotting Retired Winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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    First print attempt using "eco-abs". Looks workable. Would prefer nylon, but pretty sure nylon won't have the definition on this printer since it won't do as fine of movements and requires more heat. Trying to get freecad to turn the mesh into a shape right now. Single threaded process is slow. Anyhoo... pics...
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    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 93 Crown Vic LX (The Red Velvet Cake), 2000 Crown Vic base model (Sandy), 2003 Expedition (the vacation beast)
    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig
    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    Printed it flat with the spring legs flat on the printing surface and all the support structure under the face of the clip. This one came out better.
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    I'm also trying to get freecad to mesh to shape this thing so I can possibly save it in a much smaller file. It's a single threaded process though and is taking forever. over 24 hours so far and counting. If someone has access to solidworks or autocad and can use their mesh to part converters, I'm sure they would be MUCH faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig
    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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    I haven't done anything with CAD in about 15 years and that was an introductory course with Unigraphics (now Siemens NX).
    ComputerFreek seems to have some connections that may pan out. We'll see what and his contact comes up with.
    Vic

    ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - returning sometime in the 2020s, I finally have an engine
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - Rotting Retired Winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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    Freecad is still working on the one transform. There's just too much data for a single threaded process I think.

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein
    rides: 93 Crown Vic LX (The Red Velvet Cake), 2000 Crown Vic base model (Sandy), 2003 Expedition (the vacation beast)
    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73
    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmccaig
    Overhead, some poor bastards are flying in airplanes.

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