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Old 06-13-2019, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I知 trying to track down CAD files for a build I知 planning out. The three main parts I知 looking for are an SM465, Dana T18 and the body for a CJ-5. I知 working on a 74 but beggars can稚 be choosers right? So I値l take what I can get. I致e been through grabcad with no luck. I致e also spoken to Aqualu and Willys Overland but neither have one or at least they don稚 have one they are willing to share. Is there somewhere else I should be looking? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I知 trying to track down CAD files for a build I知 planning out. The three main parts I知 looking for are an SM465, Dana T18 and the body for a CJ-5. I知 working on a 74 but beggars can稚 be choosers right? So I値l take what I can get. I致e been through grabcad with no luck. I致e also spoken to Aqualu and Willys Overland but neither have one or at least they don稚 have one they are willing to share. Is there somewhere else I should be looking? Any help is greatly appreciated!
Getting old stuff like that into CAD is going to take some time or some scanning. it is possible to use Photogrametry and scaling to get pretty close if you have some time.
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Getting old stuff like that into CAD is going to take some time or some scanning. it is possible to use Photogrametry and scaling to get pretty close if you have some time.
I have all of it laying around but was hoping not to need to draw it myself. If I end up drawing them I'll post them.
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I have all of it laying around but was hoping not to need to draw it myself. If I end up drawing them I'll post them.
I'm guessing you'll need to measure and dimension that shit yourself. I tried doing this a while back, trying to find CAD files, for axles and transmissions and such, and I wasn't able to find much.

Measure the dimensions that are critical, fake the rest as best you can, and just make it in CAD yourself.

You would think that some company who makes axles and other components would offer even simplified CAD versions of their parts so that customers can digitally fit up things to make sure their products will work for them. But manufacturers haven't seen that light bulb yet, so far as I know.

On a side note, I love that McMaster offers free CAD files for alot of the hardware they sell. This is a glimpse of the future, for sure
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Laser scanning or PhotoGrametry are getting easier and easier.

I need to get a Ford np205 into CAD for a project coming up. I am going to try to use photogrametry to scan it. I can scale it from the real thing. Then use the 3d mesh to make a clean CAD model to keep the file size manageable.
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Watcha gonna build with the NP205?...
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Watcha gonna build with the NP205?...
Something like this....

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Something like this....

OH..... me wanty! where you come up with that?
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Wow! That's too cool! Superb CAD work! Can't wait to see your next build and the real thing!
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OH..... me wanty! where you come up with that?
I designed it.
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looking like southwest Colorado may have something more than 4 corners to keep an eye out for! nice work, mind spreading some incite into how you went about the process?
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looking like southwest Colorado may have something more than 4 corners to keep an eye out for! nice work, mind spreading some incite into how you went about the process?
I guess it isn't my first rodeo, I was lucky enough to collect a lot of factory CAD files for the parts I generally wanted to use for the engine, trans, axles, etc as starting points.

For me a chassis design like this starts with the wheelbase, tire size, and steering angle. I had a pretty long list wishlist of what I wanted in this chassis design. In the end is a series of compromises on what you want vs what you can design vs what is financially realistic.

I will have to start a build thread soon after we finish our move. The goal for completion is the 2020 Sema show.
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Yes on the build thread! Wow- that's an ambitious goal. Cool!
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Laser scanning or PhotoGrametry are getting easier and easier.
Do you have any recommendations for photogrammetry software?
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Do you have any recommendations for photogrammetry software?
Meshroom seems to be the best free software out there right now.
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