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Tamiya 50014 ABS Front bumper

by Superclodbuster Oct 17, 2017
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I love you! Monday at work I will try this for my 58009 that I have in NEW PARTS except this bumper.

I hope it doesnt wrap in ABS with 100% infill :D

you can use ABS juice (make it from acetone and the ABS filament you will use) and use a brush and coat your print bed it will keep abs from lifting. to remove you may need a scraper to get it off the print bed. I use a PEI sheet on my printer.

Tamiya wasn't very symmetric back in the 1970s so the chassis holes can be slightly out from each other on the aluminum plates.
after printing the bumper you may need to adjust the screw holes opening them up a bit to give you room to adjust the bumper and fit it to the body, the original ABS body can sit all warped on the chassis so additional fitment should be expected.58008 and 58009 were the CS chassis the body clips to the radio plate which floats on the rubber isolaters which also throw off the alignment. it can take a few hours to bend everything just right to get the body to sit straight on the chassis. when you finally get the gaps right i recommend putting little foam or velcro pads at 2 or 3 points where the body is close to the bumper(you needed this on the original bumper as well) otherwise when you drive the car the bumper and body touch each other and start to make really bad plastic on plastic noises.

just some tips :D