FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN - ON VOD www.framingjohndeloreanfilm.com
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Possible New Product offering: soliciting comments and opinions

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date:  Nov 2012

    Posts:    45

    Possible New Product offering: soliciting comments and opinions

    I've come up with a simple plastic plug that covers the body/frame mounting bolt pocket. There are two of them inside the front truck that holds the front body to the frame. I believe it's a 10 or 12mm bolt that resides at the bottom of the pocket. The problem I noticed is that water always seems to accumulate in the pocket causing the bolt to rust. I'm in Florida and during the summer it seems to rain every other day here. My solution was to 3D print a plastic plug that covers the bolt head and the entire pocket keeping the water out. I've included photos of the area I'm talking about, along with the actual plugs, if there's any interest, I can print out more plugs in ABS red as shown in the photos or in ABS black as well. Tentatively, the cost would be $20 for a pair plus shipping. Let me know if there's any interest or any suggestions on how to improve them. Thanks.IMG-1759.jpgIMG-1760.jpgIMG-1761.jpgIMG-1762.jpgIMG-1763.jpgIMG-1764.jpgIMG-1765.jpg

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  Nov 2019

    Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

    Posts:    283

    My VIN:    Yes.

    M10x40. Ask me how I know. There's very little M12 on the car.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  Aug 2015

    Location:  Novi, MI

    Posts:    355

    My VIN:    4665

    This is what is recommended from DMCH. Fits perfectly. https://store.delorean.com/106915-se...-seal-cap.html

  4. #4
    LS1 DMC Nicholas R's Avatar
    Join Date:  Jun 2011

    Location:  Orlando, Florida

    Posts:    2,720

    My VIN:    01643

    Club(s):   (DCF) (DCO) (DCUK)

    Quote Originally Posted by iflights View Post
    This is what is recommended from DMCH. Fits perfectly. https://store.delorean.com/106915-se...-seal-cap.html
    I was about to mention this. These already exist on the sides of the body tub and have been used in this location. The 3D printed cap is a good idea, but will be hard to compete.

  5. #5
    Member Azar's Avatar
    Join Date:  Feb 2020

    Location:  Germany

    Posts:    97

    My VIN:    05257

    I wonder is these solutions will stop the water accumulating there. They don't seal against the panel. I found water on the left one, too.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  Nov 2019

    Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

    Posts:    283

    My VIN:    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azar View Post
    I wonder is these solutions will stop the water accumulating there. They don't seal against the panel. I found water on the left one, too.
    Better yet, my car had a Ford washer fluid container mounted in the trunk above it and had leaked goo everywhere. Still trying to scrape it off.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Houston

    Posts:    691

    My VIN:    16113

    Club(s):   (SCDC) (DCUK)

    Engraving "DMC" on the cap would be cool.
    Shannon

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •