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Am looking for the small plastic black caps for both ends (as pictured) and for both doors. Can anyone help with these. Was not sure how describe so here are pictures.

 

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Thanks in advance for any help,

 

-Scott

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They tend to disappear easy, on the bright side they are real easy to make when you have the opposing pieces to work with. Making a reverse image when you can't make a direct pour mold means more hand work. If you have a good size hobby and craft store it's one stop shopping.

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These are referred to as end caps and there are 4 of them on each side of the TC.  The LaBaron convertible has 2 end caps but they are not perfect replacements but come close.  There are a lot of LaBarons convertibles in the junkyards.  I am contemplated making these on a 3D printer.  When you find a replacement use a little clear silicon caulk to hold it in place.  Don't get any on the stainless steel areas that are exposed.

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These are referred to as end caps and there are 4 of them on each side of the TC.  The LaBaron convertible has 2 end caps but they are not perfect replacements but come close.  There are a lot of LaBarons convertibles in the junkyards.  I am contemplated making these on a 3D printer.  When you find a replacement use a little clear silicon caulk to hold it in place.  Don't get any on the stainless steel areas that are exposed.

I gave considerable thought to 3D printing the end caps and gas release lever. It is the best option going for lots of people to get their hands on these impossible to find parts. The 3D printing part is dirt cheap, after you get the parameters stored as digital data and making them in multiples after you have the digital information would great for affordable small production runs. As I don't have a CAD program, or 3D imaging equipment and hiring this work done costs more money than one little part is worth, I still make my impossible to find parts the old fashioned way.

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Thanks, you all have given me ideas. I have no skill at all in the 3D print arena. But more power to the group. I have no doubt if any could, this group could put it together. 

If you go back a dozen pages you can see the effort expended by some in the group to reproduce new runs of unavailable valve cover gaskets and even thermostat housings for for the DOHC motor. Very limited market for this need and yet it eventually got filled. We all need, or will need a new end cap and you don't have to be a CAD specialist, one 3D camera and software will define the part, after that it cost less to make than it does to mail. A couple of hundred people willing to pay twice the price of postage to get one little part is all it would take to break even, getting a hundred people together all at the same time is the hard part.

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The more difficult part would be obtaining access to a 3d scanner. One that would be decent enough would run about 10k. I have a formidable printer, but a scanner is out of my budget for the time being. However, I do know someone with an excellent scanner who would be willing to contract out his services for a scan or two...

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4463442-3 R/L Qtr rear

4463444-5 R/L Qtr front

4464302-3 R/L tonneau cover

 

these are the plugs or caps

 

have all of them NOS  15.00 each

 

www.arizonaparts.com

 

closed until 9-23

 

for a YEAR search put in: Q

 

(Q=Maserati TC)

 

that will show you all the TC specific parts I have

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