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CAD Drawing Needed!

#1 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:59 am

Greetings all,

I am trying to make a set of one off bumperettes for my C coupe since I have removed the bumpers. I have had two friends start the project but then were not able to finish it due to just being to darned busy!

All I have is a scan in jpeg format, I want to go with the top profile in the image below. I have cardboard mock ups on the car so I know what it will look like, I just need someone with CAD experience to create a file, I have the machine shop that can do the cutting. Happy to pay for the services rendered.

I know we can do all sorts of cool stuff like rounded or beveled edges but right now I would be ecstatic just to get a basic file and be done with it. I want them to be 1/2" thick and do not want the slots or notch shown in the image.

Any ideas?
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#2 Post by Bob Watts » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:18 pm

Hi Sebastian,

I'm not sure what you are looking for but, maybe, something like this: a jpg and a dxf file.
I do dxf files that a shop uses to laser cut small models.
Let me know if there is anything I can change to help you.
I use Inkscape software to change a file from jpg to dxf. I have directions if anyone needs some help (or more confusion).

Whoops! Sorry, I can't attache the dxf file! Will look for your email.
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#3 Post by Bob Watts » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:25 pm

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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#4 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:37 pm

Hi Bob,

Very kind of you. Any type of file that can be fed to a laser cutter would be great.

I probably did not explain very well, on the original image, I don't want the slots or notch on the horizontal part, but do want the "cutout" in the bumperette where it is exposed outside of the car.

Here's a shot of the aforementioned cardboard mock ups:
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Here is what I am trying to emulate:
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Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#5 Post by Bruce Hagopian » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:48 pm

Laser cutting won't be "period correct".
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#6 Post by Bob Watts » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:34 pm

Sebastian,
Check your email for a corrected dxf file.
Any questions?
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#7 Post by Bob Watts » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:57 pm

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Sorry. I can't figure out how to just use an Edit function, like in the previous system.
Moderator, you can just delete the sample VW. Thanks!
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#8 Post by Emil Wojcik » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:51 pm

So they're a combination of bumpers and tow hooks, cool.
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#9 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:34 pm

Bob Watts wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:57 pm
bumperette6.jpgSorry. I can't figure out how to just use an Edit function, like in the previous system.
Moderator, you can just delete the sample VW. Thanks!
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That's it Bob! I don't see anything in my email though.

How about trying sebastian@arbormotion.com

Much appreciated!
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#10 Post by Doug McDonnell » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:47 pm

Check with the company who will make them. They probably have a preferred file type. At least that is what my friend who taught Cad/Cam at a junior college told me to tell you.
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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#11 Post by EricMcKinley » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:40 am

Sebastian, that will be a nice look.

The rubber grommets you have on the holes, where did you source those.

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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#12 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:20 am

Hi Bob,

Sorry for the late reply, I was crammed all weekend. I received the file and really appreciate your help. I will let you know how it turns out!
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1966 Ducati Cafe Racer
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1963 Beetle

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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#13 Post by EricMcKinley » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:15 pm

Would you consider putting the cad drawing out there for other members should they wish to have a set produced.

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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#14 Post by EricMcKinley » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:32 pm

So that's a no then.

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Re: CAD Drawing Needed!

#15 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am

You think he might be a little busy, so can't find the time to answer you immediately?
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