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Old 14th September 2017, 19:39
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Default Z3 seat bushes-Warning

Replaced the seat bushes today as the seat was rocking badly. Bought them from Ebay about 13 (M12 3mm nylon washers would probably do the job just as well with a bit of trimming for a couple of quid).

Quite an easy job, refitted the seat, put the front runner nuts on first and thought the seat was a bit sluggish as I moved it forward to fit the rear bolts. I then tried to move the seat back and it wouldn't budge. Fortunately I hadn't fully tightened the front nuts so was just able to get a spanner on them, I do mean just, took almost 2 hours to get them undone!
There are 2 small Torx screws that hold the runner rail, on one side I had over tightened them which caused the problem so be careful. I thought at one point I was going to have to cut the seat out with an angle grinser.
While the seat was out, I removed it to see how the MGB seat would look and I think it will work well. It is going to have to have new seat foams and some leather covers without headrests, a job for another time when funds become available.
MGB seat just placed on the seat runner to see how it looks. It will be fitted with leather seat covers in the "hump" style with headrests.

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Severe lack of knowledge (and lack of a 3D printer) limits my use.
Very useful if you can print them yourself.
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Old 23rd September 2017, 10:59
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I bought a 3d printer kit for 155 delivered and have been looking for something useful to print ever since.

Really simple to use, you file the STL file you want on Thingiverse, download it, connect to the printer and print it.

My first 20mm X 20mm X 200mm test cube came out at 20.03MM X 19.94mm X 19.98mm which I was impressed with.

So far I have printed a couple of bits to improve the printer and a phone case.

Until I get a computer capable of running CAD and producing the STL for OBJ files myself I can only print other peoples designs.
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It would help if I didn't have the IQ of a 5 year old.

To everyone else with a Z3,WCA wants to practice making seat packers for the experience!

I always though CAD was Cardboard Aided Design.
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My traditional CAD for animated door hinge design



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Old 29th September 2017, 10:10
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I printed 2 sets plus a spare. 40 minutes to print and about 10p of PETG filament. Just need to clean them up and fit them now.

20170929_100157 by WCA!, on Flickr


Now printing a 'tool tidy' for the garage. 4 hour print!
20170929_103822 by WCA!, on Flickr

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