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Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« on: 04 October 2017, 10:08:14 »

Need new adjusters for my headlights but the email to "Sparksandnoise" is bouncing. And he hasn't been here on the forum for two years.

I bought a pair a few years ago for my old Omega and need them for my new car.

Anyone knows if you still can get them?

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=48905.0


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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #1 on: 04 October 2017, 11:28:41 »

I have adjusters for sale they where made on 3d printer

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2017, 11:34:24 »

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #4 on: 04 October 2017, 12:57:01 »

We have these. :y

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #5 on: 04 October 2017, 13:04:13 »

Found an old link, sparkesandnoise no longer appear to be trading on ebay....Ill update the parts section,

They may still be trading from here : https://sites.google.com/site/sparkesandnoise/Our-products

should anyone want to add an advert to the bottom of the sales sticky, post it in the test zone and ill move it.
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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #6 on: 04 October 2017, 13:15:28 »

Ive tried to contact them to establish if still trading, although alternate cheaper products now exist....

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #7 on: 04 October 2017, 18:21:53 »

Not sure I'd trust even an ABS printed adjuster, and definitely not a PLA printed one...

Should be trivial to make a model and 3d print it in ABS if somebody wants to be a ginny pig. I have some fetching yellow ABS ATM ;D
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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #8 on: 04 October 2017, 18:32:19 »

Not sure I'd trust even an ABS printed adjuster, and definitely not a PLA printed one...

Should be trivial to make a model and 3d print it in ABS if somebody wants to be a ginny pig. I have some fetching yellow ABS ATM ;D

You shouldn't. The original is also ABS. ;)

The picture Vega posted is from my reproduction. I was lucky enough to have some contacts in the 3D printing world and got at it. We have tried several options like ABS, which has several disadvantages. After quite some testing I ended up having these print on an industrial 3D printer, using Nylon as a fillament. I dare to say it is better than the original and not as costly as the aluminium ones.

Fun fact, the other adjuster in the headlight on the outer side... the one that never breaks... is also from nylon. So were the adjusters in the very old headlights before the clear 'glass' Hella units were available.

Also tried a version from Poland, made from PU and with a metal front.. that one came loose after less than a year.
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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #9 on: 04 October 2017, 18:51:28 »

I think I can print nylon :)
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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #10 on: 04 October 2017, 18:56:49 »

Not sure I'd trust even an ABS printed adjuster, and definitely not a PLA printed one...

Should be trivial to make a model and 3d print it in ABS if somebody wants to be a ginny pig. I have some fetching yellow ABS ATM ;D

You shouldn't. The original is also ABS. ;)

The picture Vega posted is from my reproduction. I was lucky enough to have some contacts in the 3D printing world and got at it. We have tried several options like ABS, which has several disadvantages. After quite some testing I ended up having these print on an industrial 3D printer, using Nylon as a fillament. I dare to say it is better than the original and not as costly as the aluminium ones.

Fun fact, the other adjuster in the headlight on the outer side... the one that never breaks... is also from nylon. So were the adjusters in the very old headlights before the clear 'glass' Hella units were available.

Also tried a version from Poland, made from PU and with a metal front.. that one came loose after less than a year.

Do you have a link to where I can order yours?

Thanks

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #11 on: 04 October 2017, 19:04:30 »

This thread has reminded me. I think I still have one for you TB  :-\
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« Reply #12 on: 04 October 2017, 19:39:44 »

This thread has reminded me. I think I still have one for you TB  :-\
Keep as a spare Debby, I won't need another :y
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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #13 on: 04 October 2017, 20:11:14 »

That's odd. Normally only called Debby at weekends 🤔🤔🤔😂😂😂
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« Reply #14 on: 05 October 2017, 19:12:34 »

That's odd. Normally only called Debby at weekends 🤔🤔🤔😂😂😂
Sorry, poxy stupid homosexual MacBook decided to call you Debby. That idiot Steve Jobs has a lot to answer for ;D

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #15 on: 05 October 2017, 20:37:28 »

Not sure I'd trust even an ABS printed adjuster, and definitely not a PLA printed one...

Should be trivial to make a model and 3d print it in ABS if somebody wants to be a ginny pig. I have some fetching yellow ABS ATM ;D

You shouldn't. The original is also ABS. ;)

The picture Vega posted is from my reproduction. I was lucky enough to have some contacts in the 3D printing world and got at it. We have tried several options like ABS, which has several disadvantages. After quite some testing I ended up having these print on an industrial 3D printer, using Nylon as a fillament. I dare to say it is better than the original and not as costly as the aluminium ones.

Fun fact, the other adjuster in the headlight on the outer side... the one that never breaks... is also from nylon. So were the adjusters in the very old headlights before the clear 'glass' Hella units were available.

Also tried a version from Poland, made from PU and with a metal front.. that one came loose after less than a year.

Do you have a link to where I can order yours?

Thanks

Jan

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Re: Aluminum headlight adjusters, are they still available?
« Reply #16 on: 08 October 2017, 11:09:41 »

That's odd. Normally only called Debby at weekends 🤔🤔🤔😂😂😂

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