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Old 08-31-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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3D Printing 986 Headrest / Wind Diffuser Mesh Grilles

Long time lurker and 986S owner. I've noticed a lot of cars driving around with missing mesh grilles in the back of the headrest roll bars, and thought I'd 3D scan and try 3D printing some. Funny story, while I was test driving 986es, one guy accused me of stealing his! Anyhow that got my gears turning and I figured since they're hard to find I'd scan some.

I've made a model and printed a few out, they test fit in my friends car ok, although I strongly encourage you using some insulation foam on the 3 clips to make them fit snugly. I'm considering modifying the design to make the clips larger, but they might snap off and break on installation, so there's a delicate balance there. I'm open to some feedback on them. I'm considering adding more clips or something.

I thought I'd post a link in case anyone wants some of their own. I was hoping they'd turn out a lot cheaper, but even on shapeways they are around $100 in just materials cost. Not making any money at this point just trying to recoup the cost of my scan and help anyone out who also is really annoyed by them being missing on so many cars out there.

Driver Side: https://www.shapeways.com/product/Q7YY5U9WY/986-driver-side-mesh-grille-wind-diffuser?optionId=68758902

Passenger Side: https://www.shapeways.com/product/ZES87KQ28/986-passenger-side-mesh-grille-wind-diffuser?optionId=68759435

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