So, my bus has these nifty self-levitating luggage doors. Well, they would be nifty if they didn’t have some worn out hardware. These ball joints are on the doors. I have 24 of these and 12 larger cousins installed. These are 16mm balls, which I can get sockets for $4/ea.
Sad thing is that the nylon “cup” is all that is bad. It’s probably not nylon, it’s a semi-flexible translucent rubber.
I have half a mind to try and print the damn things on my 3-d printer when I finally get it later this week. Hmm, let’s see….. assuming that all the sockets are the same price that is $144 worth of plastic bits….. probably worthwhile. They are relatively simple as plastic bits go, so it shouldn’t take too much trial and error to figure out the exact size.
I may just do that.
In the meanwhile, does anyone know what brand these are?
A replacement candidate arrived yesterday in the mail….