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Once had a friend put KIA badges on his BMW 645 just to mess with people.
Hahaha! That's funny!


I used to drive home around the same time as a guy that put BMW emblem and bades on the back of his Kia. I'm sure he did it to make the car feel fancy though.
 

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When I was still in college there was a guy in the parking lot who put ferrari badges on his Pontiac Sunfire. Never met the guy, but I appreciated his since of humor.
 

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Got my prototype scuff plates for the rear doors. The detail is pretty good for 3d printed plastic. They're 7.5'' X 2'' so about the same size as the OEM ones. Painting was harder than I thought :surprise:

Starting to work on the front ones which are going to be 24'' long.
 

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Shifter knob cover idea for my automatic. Since there are zero 3rd party automatic shifters anywhere.

3D printed wax then cast in metal.

 

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I'm working on a design to replace the rear Mazda.
Nice got any pics? I'd like to work on the exterior too if only I can get my hands on an accurate CAD model. It's impossible to measure the curves on the car without sophisticated equipment
 

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Haha, that would be pretty cool. If you make a nice one maybe you can start a group buy with your own mold. :laugh2:

Shapeways is also pretty good. I did the math and you can print body kits (multi piece assemblies) comparable to the OEM ones at around 75% of the price. The plastic is porous though so you have to work it to get it to a nice finish.
 

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Finally got my mazda 1up badge after the first one was stolen. I couldn't measure the spherical radius on the shifter accurately so I think I'm just going to hang this one on my rear view mirror.

Material is gold plated stainless steel.


 
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