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Thread: WTB: Rear Light Rings, Center console, etc...
2wankel


Hauling
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posted February 17, 2008 01:42 PM

WTB: Rear Light Rings, Center console, etc...

Hello,

I'm in need of the following items...

4 - Rear light rings
rear left and right side marker lights with bezels
center dash console

thanks

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2wankel


Hauling
Posts: 133
posted February 20, 2008 01:45 PM

c'mon stop hording parts :-)
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Brad


Rotorhead
Posts: 1672
posted February 26, 2008 08:31 AM

i've thought about getting some trim rings made

in polished aluminum so they won't rust. thicker than orignal so the screw holes won't tear off. polished so still shiny like chrome.

       
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Hunter


Hauling
Posts: 178
posted February 26, 2008 03:27 PM

makin parts

Brad,
good thought but I just don't see how anyone is going to make them proper and inexpensive at the same time. Just like the front hood trim, front fenders, front hood, tail gate, front windshield trim ... all items which I see no easy / inexpensive way to reproduce. Especially now that most our machine tooling is shit canned or has been sent to China. As I stated earlier ... I even contacted Mazda to have themselves or their sub to remake the fenders. NADA.

Bruce Toski

       
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Brad


Rotorhead
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posted February 27, 2008 08:37 PM

yeah, my local machine shop said no, took it to two other shops who said either they can't make it or too costly.

were these trim rings STAMPED? i dunno how they were manufactured.

       
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Klaus44


Redlining
Posts: 365
posted February 27, 2008 08:50 PM

I believe so.

quote:

were these trim rings STAMPED? i dunno how they were manufactured.


Always seemed to be stamped to me...

       
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ovquick


Redlining
Posts: 253
posted February 28, 2008 10:38 AM

Taillight trim rings

Yes, you're right Klaus, they do look like they are stamped parts. They are made from a soft aluminum, alloy unknown.(I don't have access to the equipment to determine alloy) probably clad at least on one side(clad meaning alclad, a layer of pure aluminum to cut down on surface corrosion).The flat pattern for the blanks would be cut or stamped out and maybe polished on one side,they would be stamped using a one piece die and a rubber block for the other side. The flat pattern die and forming die are not machined to the exact dimensions of the part being made, but rather to the dimension that will result in a part of the correct dimension. The problem of the hole tearing out could be corrected by heat treating the part, but that introduces a lot of problems Mazda avoided by sticking to the soft temper.After the flat pettern die or laser cut parts were made and a form die machined. The trim rings could be made by a determined individual or outsouced to a job shop, without a great deal of difficulty. Other parts would not be nearly as simple to fabricate.
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Klaus44


Redlining
Posts: 365
posted February 28, 2008 11:33 AM

Wow!

Lots of insightful information there, Orville! Makes perfect sense --(and makes me wonder if maybe I shouldn't have gotten into metal, instead, when I got involved in glass...)

       
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