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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2020, 11:31:14 AM »
I’ve been researching this process for making the new lenses.  Looks simple enough, and should be able to create near identical units.  Need to figure out pouring the two colours at once.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WME8R2-Ot8E

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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2020, 12:44:34 PM »
Interesting Tim. Certainly looks feasible.

FYI - these are the lens' I suspect to be a reproduction:


As opposed to the other ones I have that have Hell stamped on them:
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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2020, 01:16:43 PM »
My designs are now up on Thingiverse for anyone that is interested: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4598166
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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »
Thanks for putting it up for all to have access to.  As I mentioned on Facebook, I'll be taking this across the road to the 3D printers to see what they can do for me.

Thanks again.

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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2020, 02:04:47 PM »
No prob's. There is always a risk in doing so, as models have be known to be stolen and profited from. I just want the Moke community to benefit from it.
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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2020, 03:25:59 PM »
I believe the HQ One Tonner lens and the Moke lens are the same. I just find it odd that one of the pairs I have is not stamped with any Hella branding. The slot that the metal shield slideS into is also not as clean as the original Hella lenses so that is what leads me to believe it’s a reproduction....

I took a couple of Holden ones out of their box and they are the same as the rest of the Moke lenses I have and the lens in the Hella packet, all have the 'Hella. Made In Australia' embossed in the amber part of the lens.

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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2020, 03:29:00 PM »
Hi,

the original wattage for the globes is 21/21 for the Indicator/Reverse and 21/5 for the Stop/Tail.

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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2020, 07:48:50 PM »
how would you go with printing black plastic heater ducts, people seem to always be wanting them.
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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2020, 08:50:10 PM »
I reckon I could. The trick will be ensuring they can handle the heat.

Does anyone that has a set care to draw up some measurements for me? I can then model them up and print out some prototypes...worthy of a new thread perhaps.
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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2020, 10:38:20 PM »
what program are you using to model things?
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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2020, 10:59:29 PM »
I mostly use Shapr3D on the iPad. Also have Fusion360, but I prefer modelling with a stylus in-hand.
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« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2020, 01:55:33 PM »
I’ve been researching this process for making the new lenses.  Looks simple enough, and should be able to create near identical units.  Need to figure out pouring the two colours at once.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WME8R2-Ot8E

Tim.

Looking closely at one of our good lenses and the dodgy one I'd mentioned earlier, I'm lead to believe that we do not need to pour two colours at once if we were to reproduce the original lenses.



As you can see, the lens on the right was clearly all orange and has been painted from the inside. I noticed, however, that the lens on the right has been scratched at some point, and if you look closely at (or zoom into) the bottom left corner, you'll see the orange underneath. It appears that from the Hella factory, all these lenses were orange, painted red in the bottom half. If we could make a mould to reproduce these, we'd only need to do it one colour.

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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2020, 04:36:26 PM »
Ian, thanks for sharing your models through Thingiverse. I've had this proroject to make LED inserts to fit inside the original lights planned for years, but never got round to it. You've spurred me on again.

Now to see whether we have anything better than PLA to print them in...

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Re: 3D Printing ‘78 Taillight Backing Plates
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2020, 04:55:57 PM »
No worries....PETG is on my list as its easier to work with than ABS, but having said that, the eSUN PLA+ that U have been using is pretty good. I reckon with a coat of primer and paint, it would serve you well for quite a good long while. On the most part, it is not exposed to the weather, just the edges.
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