I try to discourage using a desktop 3D printer to make accessories to be used in the cab of a car or out in the elements. Some 3D printer filaments have a low glass transition temperature and will not fare well in a hot car. Some, like PLA should not be used outside as they are biodegradeable. Also, the FDM process involves constructing an object by extruding and adhering layers together, so those layers are a weak point on prints that can split and break under stress.Would abs plastic even be strong enough for this purpose?
I've seen a few photos of (big 6g) Broncos in the wild using those as forward-lower anchor-points for deflection wires, to protect the windshield somewhat from brush.I came across this in Ford patents. They are called “trail sights” as well as some calling them ties downs and Ford was thinking of integrating turn signals into them. I recommend using them for trail sights only, then no underlying structure is needed.
Otherwise you have some engineering to do cause if something comes loose and flies off backwards you are in a world of liability hate for anything hit behind you.
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