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Anyone out there know how to geta tube with a ball at each end, maybe 1/=
4" in dia. fabricated? I'd rather not replace a whole side-view mirror o=
n principle. This tube is maybe 3" long or so.
Thanks!

Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See http://home.bu=
dget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more info!
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Would it be possible to DIY it using something like Shapelock?
http://shapelock.com/

Or possibly epoxy some beads onto a stick.

> Anyone out there know how to get a tube with a ball at each end, maybe
> 1/4" in dia. fabricated? I'd rather not replace a whole side-view mirror
> on principle. This tube is maybe 3" long or so.
> Thanks!
>
> Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See
> http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more
> info!
> ____
> __/__|__\__
> =D-------/ - - \
> 'O'-----'O'-'
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> wheel?
> OR Lic. "LCTRNS"
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Hello Bob,

Just use a screw on ball joint that screws into a threaded tube or screws
over a threaded rod. I use these units in all my cars. You do not have to
go OUT THERE to get this item. I use all types of rod ends for all my cars.

You can get the ball joints from shops that sell bearings, pulleys, belts,
and machine shop stock, speed accessory shops, and some auto and hardware
stores.

Roland










----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bath" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:21 AM
Subject: [EVDL] Plastic fabrication


Anyone out there know how to get a tube with a ball at each end, maybe 1/4"
in dia. fabricated? I'd rather not replace a whole side-view mirror on
principle. This tube is maybe 3" long or so.
Thanks!

Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See
http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more
info!
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'O'-----'O'-'
Would you still drive your car if the tailpipe came out of the steering
wheel?
OR Lic. "LCTRNS"





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Roland's idea seems wise and would be less cost than having just one piece
fabricated. You can also find small ball joints of various sizes in auto
salvage yards. They are often used to the attach gas struts on hatchbacks.
I've been able to buy them new at good hardware stores, and they probably
have them at auto parts stores too.

Lawson



In a message dated 12/22/2010 2:08:56 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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Hello Bob,

Just use a screw on ball joint that screws into a threaded tube or screws
over a threaded rod. I use these units in all my cars. You do not have
to
go OUT THERE to get this item. I use all types of rod ends for all my cars.

You can get the ball joints from shops that sell bearings, pulleys, belts,
and machine shop stock, speed accessory shops, and some auto and hardware
stores.

Roland










----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bath" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:21 AM
Subject: [EVDL] Plastic fabrication


Anyone out there know how to get a tube with a ball at each end, maybe
1/4"
in dia. fabricated? I'd rather not replace a whole side-view mirror on
principle. This tube is maybe 3" long or so.
Thanks!

Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See
http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more
info!
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'O'-----'O'-'
Would you still drive your car if the tailpipe came out of the steering
wheel?
OR Lic. "LCTRNS"





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Maybe get someone with a makerbot to print it out? Supposedly the parts from them are quite tough. You might have to clean it up a bit afterward with some sandpaper.
I have a kit for one that I'm assembling in the next week or so. I could print it out for you if you give me the precise dimensions. It might be a while before I have the machine working well though.

-Jeremy

Bob Bath wrote:

> Anyone out there know how to get a tube with a ball at each end, maybe 1/4" in dia. fabricated? I'd rather not replace a whole side-view mirror on principle. This tube is maybe 3" long or so.
> Thanks!
>
> Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more info!
> ____
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If it's a plastic part that is prone to failure, why not replace it with a metal one that is less likely to fail?

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> It's 6 mm wide, by 52 mm long. It looks like: o-===============-oIf you were able to make it, I'd need three (potential for more down the road), and I'd be happy to pay $20 for them. Might make a great piece to practice on!Let me know if you think you can do it.Appreciatively,
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> Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more info!
>
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> --- On Thu, 12/23/10, Jeremy Green <[email protected]> wrote:
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> From: Jeremy Green <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Plastic fabrication
> To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
> Date: Thursday, December 23, 2010, 9:02 PM
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> Maybe get someone with a makerbot to print it out? Supposedly the parts from them are quite tough. You might have to clean it up a bit afterward with some sandpaper.
> I have a kit for one that I'm assembling in the next week or so. I could print it out for you if you give me the precise dimensions. It might be a while before I have the machine working well though.
>
> -Jeremy
>
> On Dec 22, 2010, at 12:21 PM, Bob Bath wrote:
>
>> Anyone out there know how to get a tube with a ball at each end, maybe 1/4" in dia. fabricated? I'd rather not replace a whole side-view mirror on principle. This tube is maybe 3" long or so.
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? See http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html for DVD and tons more info!
>> ____
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>> =D-------/ - - \
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>> OR Lic. "LCTRNS"
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