For some reason there will always be some part on your car that is no longer available even if your car was made for 30+ years, especially if your car is 40 years old.  In my case I needed a fuel filler neck bezel for a 73 Jeep Wagoneer.  Without the bezel there is nowhere for the gas cap to mount.  Although you probably wont need this exact part the creation process works for any simple parts you need for your car.

By the way,
"I made it at TechShop"

Step 1: Digital Model

Using paper, pencil, digital calipers, and a printer, I made several files in order to get the mounting pattern perfected.
1.  The mounting holes were traced on to paper, giving an accurate "mold" of the needed parts.
2.  Using Autodesk Inventor digital models were created using measurements from the paper traces
3.  The digital models were exported from the inventor sketch as a dwg to CorelDRAW for printing
4.  The initial prototyps were printed on standard 8.5"x11" paper and compared to the sketchs
5.  Steps 2-4 were repeated until I was satisfied with the models
Is it going to require different <a href="http://www.aautopartslocators.com/" rel="nofollow">auto parts</a> if you have a different make?
What a genius replacement part. I have heard of really good <a href="http://www.aautopartslocators.com/" rel="nofollow">auto parts Ottawa</a> that people have been able to construct and build for there vehicles. My gas lid has a problem like this and I might as well just replace it and try building it myself, wish me luck!
DAAAAHHHHH...read the first line...guess it jumped over that when it loaded...lol
great job. Is what year is the Wagoneer, about 72??

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