Restoring classic cars can be thrilling but challenging, especially when sourcing rare and elusive parts. In a nostalgic tale, [Emily Velasco] shares her frustration with the high prices and scarcity of vintage vehicle components. Determined to find a solution, she turned to 3D printing.
When faced with the daunting task of replacing all four marker lights on her 1982 Toyota pickup, [Velasco] refused to pay the hefty $160 price tag. Instead, she replicated the marker lamps using her trusty 3D printer. Taking inspiration from a popular pickup model, she used a cheap marker lamp replacement as a reference to create accurate replicas at a fraction of the cost.
One impressive technique employed by [Velasco] was her approach to capturing the lens’s unique shape. Photographing it on graph paper eliminated any distortion and achieved a precise silhouette. While this method may not be suitable for highly intricate shapes, it proves invaluable for creating parts with complex curvatures in a 2D format. This clever trick opens up a world of possibilities for various DIY projects and hacks.
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