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Hi guys

I need a center wheel cap and was wondering if it is possible to replicate it without having the file, but rather the physical wheel cap itself.
This is how it looks at the back where it fastens to the wheel.



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You will need a file, so some one will have to model the part for you.

Unless you want to try and cast it yourself using resin or those self casting kits you buy.

Not sure where you will / how you will make the spring / metal in the middle though.
 

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You will need a file, so some one will have to model the part for you.

Unless you want to try and cast it yourself using resin or those self casting kits you buy.

Not sure where you will / how you will make the spring / metal in the middle though.
That is what I thought. How difficult is it model a part like that from an existing example ?
I know so little about these things
 

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That is what I thought. How difficult is it model a part like that from an existing example ?
I know so little about these things
Doesn't look too difficult. Just need to measure it accurately, What does the other side look like ? Is it flat ?
 

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Doesn't look too difficult. Just need to measure it accurately, What does the other side look like ? Is it flat ?
Originals are slightly indented. but does not have to be, can just be flat yeah
 

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Originals are slightly indented. but does not have to be, can just be flat yeah
Might as well engrave the name Flex or just a big F while at it :)

So now to find one with digital calipers big enough to make the measurements.

Should be easier to make than this :
 

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Might as well engrave the name Flex or just a big F while at it :)

So now to find one with digital calipers big enough to make the measurements.

Should be easier to make than this :
That is actually an epic idea!
The cap itself is quite small


Wow that dad and son has lots of time
 

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What car is that wheel cap for?

Looks like a 2005-2009 Fiesta ST cap..
 

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Or be badass :

Not sure what car you need the cap for, maybe what you want is here :
 

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If you have the original, its not hard to model at all, that part looks pretty simple
 

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Or be badass :

Not sure what car you need the cap for, maybe what you want is here :
Checking there now. I see most of them seem to have the clips on the far outer side, wondering if that might work on mine as well
 

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I will measure the diameter of my wheel caps, and then see which of those are the same, and then maybe try one of those simple ones before trying to duplicate mine
 

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I can do a test print for you in PLA. If it fits then you can have some one else print it in ABS as I do not have ABS nor ever printed in ABS. Don't think PLA will last very long due to exposure to sun / heat.
 

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I can do a test print for you in PLA. If it fits then you can have some one else print it in ABS as I do not have ABS nor ever printed in ABS. Don't think PLA will last very long due to exposure to sun / heat.
I Have some ABS to test with aswell.
 

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@Flex I'm Centurion Side
 

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