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  1. #1 Rear view mirror stand 
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    I have for a number of years been fed up with my suction cup rear view mirror falling off the windscreen at inappropriate times.

    I have always been loathed to drill any more holes in the screen surround and don't like the idea of sticking it directly to the windscreen.

    So I put my thinking cap on and turned to a modern day technology, that of 3D Printing.

    A friend of mine does it for a hobby and so sent him the dimensions and the story carries on in the pictures below.

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    First off knock the design up in cad

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    Print including the holes for fixing

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    Paint

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    And fix.

    Works for me.

    Adrian
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    Looks good. Does the tonneau still fit?
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  3. #3 Re: Rear view mirror stand 
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    I'm just adjusting that now, thank god I had the centre zip fitted has made it easier.

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    I filed one from a solid piece of ali bar. Took forever to get the shape even close to right. Your way looks easier... assuming you have the skills and a 3D printer, of course!

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    May have taken you a lot of time but looks good.

    Adrian
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    Both look good!
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    Both mounts look good

    Nice use of tech the tech!

    I made rear light holders for my Sportster in fusion 360 and then 3D printed: https://www.msportster.co.uk/3d-print/nggallery/page/1

    Details - from newest to oldest - I like the iterative design process, you can try an account for a lot during design but once you have an object to test fit you can refine quite a bit. Prototypes in PLA and the final version in a co-polyester (ColorFabb HT) which is more heat resistant than PLA:

    https://www.msportster.co.uk/2019/02...centre-lights/
    https://www.msportster.co.uk/2019/02...ersion-2-test/
    https://www.msportster.co.uk/2019/02...rsion-2-model/
    https://www.msportster.co.uk/2019/02...on-1-test-fit/
    https://www.msportster.co.uk/2019/02...kets-3d-print/
    https://www.msportster.co.uk/2019/02...ight-brackets/
    BMW E30 Sportster 2005 - M20B28 - Build Log and Updates http://www.msportster.co.uk/
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    First time I have seen this 3D malarkey in the flesh and am impressed with the outcome.

    Your stuff looks even more complex and the 3D printing seems to handle it.

    Nice one.

    Adrian
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