WTB Apple /// Internal floppy drive Flapper/Lever

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WTB Apple /// Internal floppy drive Flapper/Lever

one of my Apple III internal floppy drives lever/flapper has crumbled to bits. IT was broken and I glued it but its unsalvageable. The internal drive is different from the external Apple III mechanism as it has an angled faceplate and elongated flapper. I know this makes it pretty hard to come by. I am hoping someone has parts or at least a drive they are willing to sell. Please let me know.

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I have been hunting around

I have been hunting around online for services where you can mail them a part and they can reproduce it but I have found none. Does anyone know of such a service?

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Verault wrote:I have been
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I have been hunting around online for services where you can mail them a part and they can reproduce it but I have found none. Does anyone know of such a service?

You need a pattern, and that requires a donor part to model. 

 

Shoot some photos of its present state. I have a lot of expertise in rebuilding plastics, but that is at an hourly rate, usually for antique plastic and Bakelite automotive and radio parts. 

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Thats not a problem. I can

Thats not a problem. I can get one of the originals to barrow. But then what? I dont have a 3D printer nor the knowledge to make a 3D rendering. I was hoping to send it away to a service that can Print a new one as well as make the plan I can upload to the internet so everyone can have the plans.

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I really figured someone

I really figured someone would have at least something to say about my comment of finding a service that can create 3D print files....

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Verault wrote:I really
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I really figured someone would have at least something to say about my comment of finding a service that can create 3D print files....

You'd need a whole part for them to use to create accurate metrics for the model, fwtiw. 

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