Just picked up a nice BTTF after a long search. Has anyone else done the Delorean mod? I'm trying to find the right car to put on the PF and add lighting. Anyone have some photos or tips? Is this is a good choice? amazon.com link »
Quoted from toyotaboy:
Ok so my background is engineering. Before any tooling is ordered, we always check fit with prototypes (usually 3d prints). To increase my confidence level, especially if I'm dishing out real money (or even worse other people's money), I really need to check my work.
Now if I want to send the entire model to an outside vendor and have it printed in one piece (facing up to minimize support) in white ABS it's going to cost $780. If I just want to check the shape (eliminate all of the lip area) it dramatically reduces down to $260.
For kicks I threw an 8" chunk of the end in my 3d printer slicer program, and if I print it the same way I'm looking at a 10 hour job just for that small chunk. I decided to compromise and build it upside down, but with the bottom cut out (to eliminate almost all support) because I'm only interested in making sure the shape is right, and the lip area with holes line up (don't need to be functional). This reduced it down to a 4 hour job:
Fits like a glove:
I'm in on a ramp when finished.
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