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I printed this little guy thinking it would work for my ham radio antenna, but the hole isn't the right size for my intended application.

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It's 3D printed, so I don't know how well it will actually last, but I printed it with some settings that should make it reasonably tough.
Here's a link to the printer file, in case you wanna read what the creator of the file has to say about it:



It's a slightly different design to accommodate the material used in printing, but functions like this guy:
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I'll ship for free for you too, I just wanted to do something nice for the forum :)

You can message me on instagram @levy3o8 if You want to reach out faster. I don't typically lurk on the forum for long periods of time. Whoever I see a message from first gets it :)
 

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Howdy guys
I printed this little guy thinking it would work for my ham radio antenna, but the hole isn't the right size for my intended application.

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It's 3D printed, so I don't know how well it will actually last, but I printed it with some settings that should make it reasonably tough.
Here's a link to the printer file, in case you wanna read what the creator of the file has to say about it:



It's a slightly different design to accommodate the material used in printing, but functions like this guy:
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I'll ship for free for you too, I just wanted to do something nice for the forum :)

You can message me on instagram @levy3o8 if You want to reach out faster. I don't typically lurk on the forum for long periods of time. Whoever I see a message from first gets it :)
I'm interested!

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Just keep in mind some antennas ground off of the metal mount.... so it being plastic it won't ground.
Pick an antenna that has a separate ground wire.
 

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Just keep in mind some antennas ground off of the metal mount.... so it being plastic it won't ground.
Pick an antenna that has a separate ground wire.
Great information, thanks for that! The ham antenna I'm using is self-grounding, and I'm not familiar with CB antennas
 

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Like ZerosFJ says... it's an easy fix. You could easily put a wire with a ring terminal on the bottom of your antenna and run it to the bolt of the door hinge.

(personally I don't have a lot of faith in plastic... but to each their own)
 
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Like ZerosFJ says... it's an easy fix. You could easily put a wire with a ring terminal on the bottom of your antenna and run it to the bolt of the door hinge.

(personally I don't have a lot of faith in plastic... but to each their own)
I'm not sure how it'll hold up honestly, that's why I decided to just give it away. I'd hate to sell something and then have it break instantly haha.
I think it should hold up pretty well though, but not sure.
 

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Here's a link to the printer file, in case you wanna read what the creator of the file has to say about it:
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Thanks for the link to the file (y)
 

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You'll need to widen the open part that goes up against the hinge. I measured my hinge to be 18mm wide (or there about). You can import the STL into TinkerCAD.com and add a hallow cylinder where the hinge on the FJ goes. Otherwise you'll be sanding/filing/drilling the hole like I had to on mine
 
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