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This post was approved by @Bibs before anyone asks 😁 Good evening everyone, I've recently started a reverse engineering business focused around faithful reproduction of legacy autoparts, cal

I don’t need them, but well done Ignas.  They look great. 

Fantastic - I know how difficult these parts are to find for those who need them - and priced very fairly - well done. If/when you manufactor an airbox and trunking for a twin carb esprit, excel

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I don’t need them, but well done Ignas.

 They look great. 

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Fantastic - I know how difficult these parts are to find for those who need them - and priced very fairly - well done.

If/when you manufactor an airbox and trunking for a twin carb esprit, excel etc. I'll be first on your list and prepared to pay well. I only ever see battered and broken examples for sale at silly prices.

Good luck with your endeavours.

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Here's an example of a rubbish airbox for sale on ebay and look at the price!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-2-0-2-2-ESPRIT-ECLAT-ELITE-AIRBOX/284042136280?hash=item42223b0ad8:g:d9QAAOSwfgpfg1f~

The later Stevens N/A like my own are even harder to find as the intake is centre rather than end.

Some companies produce blank backplates where you can cut your own holes, but I've not seen any with the correct spacing for Lotus twin carbs (I think it was 110mm) but here's the nearest that I could find, but again, not the middle air intake.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pipercross-600-Series-Uni-Sealed-Cold-Airbox-LH-75mm-Intake-Filter-Ducting/303434887478

My airbox was at some point taken out and K&N filters added instead.

I've seen numerous posts with many images of missing or broken clamps or bodged repairs of broken parts.

Something that fits the twin carbs for air intake would be fantastic and the price point for me would be £250-350 depending on the material used and if the air filter was a 'common' standard. I'm fairly sure the airbox (if made lighter) would fit Stevens/S3 and other Excel/Eclat Lotus models - others would know better on this site.

I've thought of borrowing a genuine original part and take a trip to China to get 100 made 🙂 

I am however not competent at anything like this, so the best of luck if you manage something. 

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25 minutes ago, DaKa said:

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That's worrying, maybe I need to check my settings.

It's fascinating, if we could get our hands on an original part we can make it for accurate original fitment, our 3D scans are of frankly unnecessarily high detail for the job, that wouldn't be a problem. Getting them made is a whole different story, definitely not a CNC job at £300 especially considering the part size.

It would be interesting to experiment with 3D printing these in carbon fibre. We are planning to invest in an industrial grade machine using real continuous carbon fibre filament, we want the machine primarily to get into generative design parts for motorsports but it could do for this application as well. Besides, it would be just as strong as aluminum 6061 but at almost half the weight!

If not it would be a stamping job, a bit out of my expertise there not going to lie. I will look further into this however, do you think there's a need for at least a couple dozen of these, given this number?

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I have no idea regarding 3D printing cost and whether you Geta. reasonable margin after scanning, but at the right price and being suitable for more than one model, I would like to think these would sell well, both as a 'lighter' upgrade and for those with broken clips, cracks and botched holes.

Someone likely has one sitting on a shelf somewhere in perfect condition to scan, but it will prove difficult to get a donor as most likely it will belong to an aged hoarder like myself 🙂 

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'Geta.' should read 'get a' 

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