Range Rover Classic Interior Plastic Parts

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  1. Tim Kingsley

    Tim Kingsley New Member

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    We restore Classic Range Rovers and are coming across parts that are impossible to find in an unbroken state.
    We would like to start remanufacturing some of the internal trim plastic parts, but as always, injection mouldings require expensive tooling and a large quantity of parts to make it worthwhile to the moulder.
    We are looking at Injection moulding the centre dash moulding that supports the radio and climate control on soft dash Range Rover, and the instrument bezel for the same car.
    We would like to get an idea of the number of people that would support this exercise by buying the parts, the price clearly being defined by the number of interested parties.

    If we get successful response to this exercise, there are many other parts we intend to look at, such as door pulls and door speakers for soft dash and fuse box covers, seat base access panels, and would welcome further ideas.
    The first bit though is to understand the demand, if any!
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Having experience in the market, I would say if you plan to make more than 10,000 parts injection molding is worth the cost. If under that, have you considered 3D printing? If you have a CAD drawing of the parts you need I could print you some samples (at a small fee of course).
     
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    I would be interested. Count me in...1995 RR County LWB
     
  4. Tim Kingsley

    Tim Kingsley New Member

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    Thanks Joey and Sandor.
    Joey I hear what you are saying about the numbers, and of course 3D printing is an option that is avaiable to me, although I haven't yet achieved the quality and strength through 3D printing.
    I have an idea which overcomes those two issues.
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Polycarbonate is the best option for strength and quality of print. May require a little sanding, but will be stronger than anything else. It does require a good printer thought as the print bed will need to be 145 degree Celsius and you have to have the print head around 285 degrees Celsius.
     
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    I Am in. Range Rover Classics are the best riding 4x4's ..... '76 RR Classic, '90 RR Classic, '97 LR Defender NAS, '08 LR Defender..........
     

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