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Hope everyone is doing well given the circumstances with the Coronavirus. Thought I’d give a quick update on what the J-Element has been up to.



I used it to pick up some 3D printers from my office to bring them home. My office is in a medical building so we’ve been working from home for the last three weeks.

I was put into contact with the 3D Surgical Support Specialist of a hospital near me and I’ve started printing face shield frames that were designed there at the hospital.













With personal protective equipment in short supply they’ve had to get creative and are crowd sourcing 3D printers in the area.

Hope everyone is managing well all things considered. Stay safe!


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THANK FOR MAKING THOSE FACE SCREENS!!!
 

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So my grandma asked me to bring over some popcorn, leave it on her doorstep and let her know through the open window (10' away) "what is that J-Element boy up to?" I said I'd ask.
 

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So my grandma asked me to bring over some popcorn, leave it on her doorstep and let her know through the open window (10' away) "what is that J-Element boy up to?" I said I'd ask.
Not doing much but working from home and 3D printing PPE. Also am doing some photogrammetry to photoscan scarce medical equipment to produce locally. I’m part of a group of about 300 companies and individuals doing this here in CT.















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Did some work on the Element. Went to change the brakes and found that one of the front calipers had a slide pin seized! Tried to get the pin freed but it just wouldn’t budge. The brake pad was worn slanted - yeesh!

Here is the slide pin in the vice holding up the entire assembly lol. That’s how seized it was!



Luckily Advanced Auto had both fronts in stock so I pulled these old ones off and turned them in. They weren’t coated and didn’t want them rusting just months after installing them so I grabbed some ceramic caliper paint.

Wasn’t looking to win any awards, just protect them from the..... elements. No pun intended lol



Not bad! The factory shock assemblies I put on a couple of years ago still look new, so that’s nice.



Looks nice behind the wheel!!



I also decided it was time to badge the Element so people understood why it sounded different than other Elements.


Picked up a V6 badge that came on the 2009 Accord. Subtle lol!



I was planning on doing the outer tie rods but couldn’t get the things to budge! I was so annoyed. So I’m going to just have the dealership do the whole outer/inner tie rod assembly. While I was under the car I noticed the rear differential carrier bushings and rear mount were dried up, cracked and nasty. So that’ll be my next attempt at failure lol.

I also picked up a cheapy eBay cold air intake for an Acura TL/Honda Accord to fashion an intake. With that and the Injen intake I had on this before doing the swap, should be able to make something work. It’ll be better than the stock intake boot I’ve got on there with a filter jammed into the end of it.




Lastly, I decided some downforce over the rear would help keep the Element pointed the right direction on the highway. Did some research and saw that someone on here (Toasty?) mated a Honda Zest spoiler to their Element and that it fit. So I searched and searched and searched and found one! So at some point I’ll see if it’ll fit. If anyone knows Toasty or has pics from his Element with it mounted I’d appreciate it!









Hope everyone is staying safe and taking care of their Elements!


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