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April 14, 2023 at 10:43 am #159202
So at least 1 year ago, we contacted one of the main sources for 3D printing the Ford Focus snorkels, We asked if they would be willing to print a custom snorkel for the 2020 Transit Connect, They (name hidden) declined our suggestion. Afterward I searched the net looking for anyone else with the rectangular snorkel. Then discovered the Creative Commons 3D printing site that has a program to print this snorkel yourself. Collecting the data, I sent it to our shop last year. Now they couldn’t get to it right away but surprised me moments ago with images of the completed snorkel.
Mind you the Focus data needed to redesigned to fit the Transit Connect. That’s just another thing we’ll have the shop work on for us while having the coil springs installed this weekend. Now if you drive a Connect an want something like this, good luck finding it.. Our shop isn’t willing to make any more as it took them 30 hours to print. Just another one of those one offs I come up with which no one else will create for us.April 18, 2023 at 3:59 am #159609
Removed one of the upper plastic shrouds atop the radiator yesterday just so I could see and maybe access the intake system. There’s a flat tube that runs from the air box over the top of the radiator and off to the left of the van. This cylindrical shaped attachment has very small holes in it. Then examining the front grille area, there’s slats at 3 inch intervals running from the bottom of the radiator to the top. I’m looking to redesigned the front grille without removing the entire bumper cover. The redesign would include the new black mesh grille cover as offered by Zunsport.May 18, 2023 at 1:05 pm #162302
Here’s the latest on this.. Our shop has hit a snag in the development of a snorkel for the Connect and although they created the first 2 parts of this 4 part unit, the last two parts aren’t turning out as expected. Plus add in with work picking up, we’re lucky to have gotten those first two parts.
I’ve since contacted a hired 3D printed and asked if he could redesign the snorkel, seems that he’s willing to work with us on this. But for the time being, we’ll use what we have and attach it to the front grille until something better has bene designed.
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