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    Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets

    When we first build the Sportster 3D printing wasn’t a thing for home users. This has changed in the last 13 years, so it seem like a good time to make some improvments.

    Version one of the rear light brackets where aluminim, work fine don’t look so good:







    CAD Designs in Fusion360 (free for home gamers!) so far, allows for 3mm body thinkness when mounted. It’ll need a gasket to keep the damp out, also the fibre glass is not a consisten thinkness:





    Some rendered versions with clear models of the outter ring and inner light:











    Now we need to print the first protoype and see how it fits:



    After the first printed versions I can then test the part and see if it needs any modifications.

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    Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets

    That’s Interesting. 3D printing seems to be the way to go.
    What printer will you be using?
    It’s something that I may have to try out and learn something new.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.

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    Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets

    Richard & I share an Ultimaker 2+. Test print in PLA, will be able to test fit in a day or two as Richard has the printer at his house. The final version will be printed in a copolyester for more heat resilience.






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    Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets

    Ah, the ultimaker 2+ is out of my league. I could use the excuse ‘our son could learn a lot in 3D printing’ and go for a cheaper option.
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    Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets

    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Ah, the ultimaker 2+ is out of my league. I could use the excuse ‘our son could learn a lot in 3D printing’ and go for a cheaper option.
    Have a look at the Prusa i3 MK3 https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-print...-mk3-kit.html# same quality as the UM2+ - it's the one I'd buy if I were getting one now. Back when we got the UM2+ there wasn't anything else that printed to the same precision and quality for less, the price is also why I share the printer rather than have my own

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    Re: Hella Mix and Match 3D Print Light Brackets

    Here the first test print test fit, some Dremel work needed due to minor measurements being out, mostly it’s Ok! Will need some clearance where the two units are close together.














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