This redesign resulted in tabs that are virtually impossible to break by hand, and yield by bending rather than snapping like the OEM tabs.
With the final design extensively tested and refined, they were ready to be installed for the final time.
Mounted to the door, the new 3D printed NSX Door Frame was a huge success and should last far beyond the OEM front and rear door frame pieces.
Out of the need for a missing driver’s side door frame for Project NSX, and for improving the design which are known to break over time, this endeavor has been quite successful. I have now learned the skills it takes to draw in CAD, and figured out how to upgrade an inexpensive 3D printer to print high quality parts and bring my design to life as a functional part that’s better than OEM.
These skills have been quite handy around the house and I find that I’m using them more often when working on my car, since printing parts is now an attainable and a very helpful solution. This is the way of the future for hobbyists to bring older cars back to glory as well as pushing the envelope of performance and creativity. I hope you have enjoyed my journey and realize that it’s not a difficult skill to learn, and that it too might be worth trying it for yourself. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.