Benjamin’s 3D Prints Build

BenCC

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Greetings. This is a half build and half promoting thread. I want to document my 3d printed parts/accessories and share the design/fabrication process.

List of Makes:

Make 1: Scangauge II Mount for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series​
Make 2:​
M2 V1: Rocker Switch Mount for the Lower Right Center Console Panel​
M2 V2: RAM Ball Mount for the Lower Right Center Console Panel​
M2 V2 LEFT: RAM Ball Mount for the Lower Left Center Console Panel​
M2 V3: Magnetic Mic Mount​
Make 3: Scangauge II Mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2​
M3 V1 Scangauge II Mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2 Type 1​
M3 V2 Scangauge II Mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2 Type 2​
M3 V3 Rocker-switch Mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2 Type 1​
M3 V4 Rocker-switch Mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2 Type 2​
Make 4: Multiple Rock Switches Mount for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series​
M4 V1: Six Rocker Switches​
M4 V2: Five Rocker Switches + One Map Light​
M4 V3: Extra Clearance​
M4 V4: Extra Clearance with one Slot for Dimmer​
Make 5: Scangauge II and Rock Switches Combo Mount for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series​
Make 6: Change Pocket Mount​
Make 7: Rear Cooler Switch Hole Mounting Plate​
Make 8: Voltmeter Mount​
Make 9: Kenwood TM-V71A Remote Head Mount​
Make 10: Multi-switch Mount with 12V Outlet or USB Ports​
Make 11: Scangauge II Mount with 12V Outlet or USB Ports​
Make 12: Scangauge II Mount for Mini-Homelink Overhead Console​
Overview of three versions​
M12 V1: Round-up​
M12 V2: Square-off​
M12 V3: Minimalist​
Make 13: Transfer Case Lever Cap​
Make 16: Third Row Ashtray Replacement Panel​
Make 17: Sub-woofer Cover​
Make 18: Third Row Cup Holder Replacement Paneld​
Make 21: Overhead LED Replacement​
Make 22: Kenwood TM-D710G Remote Head Mount​
Make 23: YAESU FTM-400XD Mount​
Make 24: EZFix of door switch panel​
Make 25: Door Step (Door Trim Protector)​
Make 26: Wheel cap for Method NV Wheel​
Make 27: Mic Adapter in Rocker-switch Format​
Make 29: Second-row Cupholders Replacement​
Make 30: Keystone Device Mount in Rocker-switch Format​
Make 35: Switch Pros SP-9100 Switch Panel Mount​
Make 36: ICOM IC-2730 Mount​

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Suggested Project List:
  1. Ashtray mount for rocker switches or USB ports.
  2. Third row AC redirection duct.
  3. A panel to replace the original panel by the left knee.
  4. Rocker switch mount at the center console pocket (See Make 6).
  5. USB charging port at the back of the center console (See Make 7).
  6. Cup holder
  7. Kenwood TM-V71A remote head mount (See Make 9).
  8. Multi-switch mount with 12V outlet (See Make 10).
  9. Scangauge II mount with 12V outlet (See Make 11).
  10. Something in Door Ashtray Slots (by savirc).
  11. Scangauge II mount for the mini HomeLink console (See Make 12).
  12. Third-row Ashtray Panel (See M16 V1).
  13. Third-row Cup Holder Panel (See Make 18).
  14. Subwoofer Panel
  15. Shifter Knob
  16. Morimoto XB universal kit mount ( from @spaber05)
  17. 7in round headlight replacement (from @jay3253)
  18. Variation of M2 to mount a Ram ball (from @geanes and @gregnash) (See M2 V2)
  19. "...my overhead DVD played didn’t work when I bought the truck. I have no idea what could go there, but it would be pretty cool to see what you come up with! Maybe a pocket for CB radio with some lights on the sides? Or maybe just a piece that holds some LEDs that can be wired into the cargo lights so they come on when the doors open? " (from @aaronrules)
  20. something to fill part of the door slot @Otter
  21. A snap on cover that prevents items from blocking or restricting air intake for those with rear A/C @James Bentley
  22. "Ben, I was thinking about the ash tray in front. I know if I pull the tray out my iPhone 11 (pro) will fit. I was wondering if you could fab up a shelf that could have a built in Qi charger. A person could then enter, slide the phone in and it would charge (and if you had wireless CarPlay or whatever the android version is) you’d be coed free and the phone would be out of the way.“ @CBdeJ
 
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Mike6158

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That's really nice. Any chance you'll ever design something to replace the piece that the ash tray fits through? I can see that area holding a lot of USB ports.
 

BenCC

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Make 2 V1: Single Rocker Switch Mount for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series

1 Overview of the Final Product

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2 Introduction

I was looking for a place for the Blue Sea dual battery switch. And the black panel on the passenger side seems a perfect place for it. The mount holds any standard automotive rocker switch. The curved edge contour and surface need to be matched. The original panel is connected by two snap hooks. The space between the hooks is too small to fit a rocker switch. An alternative mounting method has to be devised. The mount is connected to the main panel by utilizing three existing holes.

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3 Purchase List to Complete the Installation

None. The mount is shipped with all sanding and painting completed, and with fasteners.

4 Purchase Link

$49 + $7.9 (USPS Priority). Printed in black PETG. PM for Direct Paypal Payment or
 
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BenCC

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Make 3: Scangauge II Mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2

3.1 Overview of the Final Product

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3.2 Introduction

After the modeling work is done on the Scangauge II mount for Land Cruiser, I was asked to make the similar mount for Toyota Tacoma Gen 2. As for now, two different overhead consoles were shipped to me. And two types of mounts have been developed. I am only briefly documenting this work.

3.3 Design and Fabrication

The plastic container on Tacoma cannot be removed since it is riveted. This leads to very confined design space. The Scangauge can only be partially inserted into the mount. A more tight clearance is used for better grip. The white cylindrical parts are nylon spacers.

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3.4 Purchase List to Complete the Installation

None.

3.5 Purchase Link

$49 + $7.9 (USPS Priority). Printed with ABS. PM for Direct Paypal Payment or

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BenCC

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Make 4 V1: Multiple Rock Switches Mount for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series

M4V1.1 Overview of the Final Product

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M4V1.2 Introduction

The multiple-switch mount is modeled based on one of the requests. Six rocker switches can be mounted.

M4V1.3 Design and Fabrication

The space behind is limited. The depth of a rocker switch is actually much larger than that of a Scangauge. And there has to be some additional space between the roof and the metal blades of the switch to accommodate the wires. Several prototypes have been made to make this right. Starting from Prototype 6, one additional switch pocket is added. Thanks to @anhizer. Any comments are welcomed and appreciated.

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M4V1.4 Purchase List to Complete the Installation

Rocker Switches

Panel Plugs

M4V1.5 Purchase Link

$49 + $7.9 (USPS Priority). Printed with ABS. PM for Direct Paypal Payment or
 
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Thanks for doing this, I just got a 3d printer and I've been playing with it. I know the scan gauge mount and the switch insert for the passenger side panel is available to print. I however had trouble printing the passenger blank upside down because of the curvature, what can I do to print this right?

What I'd like to see is the same insert but blank. I don't know if that makes any sense, the OEM one is thin and brittle a resin would make a great replacement to drill for other things such as a USB plug etc.

It also would be cool to make an insert for the rear passenger insert at the foot of the center console.

Will to pay for these of course if that's the direction you are going
 
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BenCC

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Thanks for doing this, I just got a 3d printer and I've been playing with it. I know the scan gauge mount and the switch insert for the passenger side panel is available to print. I however had trouble printing the passenger blank upside down because of the curvature, what can I do to print this right?

What I'd like to see is the same insert but blank. I don't know if that makes any sense, the OEM one is thin and brittle a resin would make a great replacement to drill for other things such as a USB plug etc.

It also would be cool to make an insert for the rear passenger insert at the foot of the center console.

Will to pay for these of course if that's the direction you are going
FDM printers (printers that use plastic filament) would have difficult making thin structures. Even if you could print it, the part is very fragile. Cured resin is much stronger.

The original panel is black. Why not just use it to drill for other things? Neither PLA, ABS, or cured resin is good for drilling. Cured resin can be sanded though.

Lots of inspirations from the forum. I will take a look.
 

BenCC

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Amazing work! Any plans to 3D print the master power window switch bezel trim as well as the passenger side for 1998-2002 100 series? Mine are shot and prices for used replacements is through the roof.

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Would you like to send me your shot bezel trim? The modeling will take several of weeks. Price is probably 49-69 per piece.
 
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FDM printers (printers that use plastic filament) would have difficult making thin structures. Even if you could print it, the part is very fragile. Cured resin is much stronger.

The original panel is black. Why not just use it to drill for other things? Neither PLA, ABS, or cured resin is good for drilling. Cured resin can be sanded though.

Lots of inspirations from the forum. I will take a look.
Good to know. The original becomes very fragile after drilling and will eventually crack. This was my experience anyway.

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BenCC

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Good to know. The original becomes very fragile after drilling and will eventually crack. This was my experience anyway.

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Drilling on thin cured resin panel is not a good idea.
Do you want to send me your panel with the gauge and indicator? I can take measurement and modify the CAD file to have the mouting holes. Then I can print a panel using tough engineering resin.
 

BenCC

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Nice work! What printer are you using?
Thanks. I have three key shells from you. You did great work.

My FDM printer:
Prusa MK3S
Sindoh 3dwox 1
Makerbot Z18

My SLA printer:
Phrozen Shuffle

I was thinking the other day, if YotaMD could print the keyshell with tough engineering resin.
 
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