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Headlight adjusters
« on: 02 June 2018, 15:14:42 »

I want to replace my headlight adjusters. Anyone know where to get them?

Thanks in advance. :y
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #1 on: 02 June 2018, 15:47:01 »

Aluminium style supplied by Sparks ?? I think has long ceased but you can get resin type off the bay of fleas.Quality isn't great though as they require some fettling to get the body to fit and move smoothly along with the need to re-tap the threaded end.
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #2 on: 02 June 2018, 16:03:09 »

Found them....give them a try info@sparkesandnoise.co.uk   
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #3 on: 02 June 2018, 16:28:24 »

Thanks amba!
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #4 on: 02 June 2018, 19:04:07 »

If using resin stylee, a good lubrication with silicone spray helps,and silicone grease.
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2018, 19:50:39 »

If using resin stylee, a good lubrication with silicone spray helps,and silicone grease.

Thanks, mate, but just ordered the aluminium ones from sparkesandnoise, as suggested by amba.  :y
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #6 on: 03 June 2018, 09:00:54 »

If using resin stylee, a good lubrication with silicone spray helps,and silicone grease.

Thanks, mate, but just ordered the aluminium ones from sparkesandnoise, as suggested by amba.  :y

Out of interest, how did you get in touch?  afaik noone else has been successful contacting them.

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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #7 on: 03 June 2018, 11:46:17 »

If using resin stylee, a good lubrication with silicone spray helps,and silicone grease.

Thanks, mate, but just ordered the aluminium ones from sparkesandnoise, as suggested by amba.  :y

Out of interest, how did you get in touch?  afaik noone else has been successful contacting them.

I found their website here and ordered with PayPal. The adjusters are listed on the left below the BMW bits. Haven't had an acknowledgement yet, but it is the weekend.

https://sites.google.com/site/sparkesandnoise/Our-products
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #8 on: 03 June 2018, 13:28:34 »

Sparks&noise ? . . .along with several others on here  . . I thought they were no longer able to supply these items  :-\ :-\ :-\

Interesting to know if they have some more stock though  ;)
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #9 on: 03 June 2018, 17:40:48 »

If using resin stylee, a good lubrication with silicone spray helps,and silicone grease.

Thanks, mate, but just ordered the aluminium ones from sparkesandnoise, as suggested by amba.  :y

Out of interest, how did you get in touch?  afaik noone else has been successful contacting them.

I found their website here and ordered with PayPal. The adjusters are listed on the left below the BMW bits. Haven't had an acknowledgement yet, but it is the weekend.

https://sites.google.com/site/sparkesandnoise/Our-products

Cheers,

Please keep us posted with progress.
Ive been unable to get in touch with them, hope you get your bits.

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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #10 on: 04 June 2018, 10:11:41 »

If using resin stylee, a good lubrication with silicone spray helps,and silicone grease.

Thanks, mate, but just ordered the aluminium ones from sparkesandnoise, as suggested by amba.  :y

Out of interest, how did you get in touch?  afaik noone else has been successful contacting them.

I found their website here and ordered with PayPal. The adjusters are listed on the left below the BMW bits. Haven't had an acknowledgement yet, but it is the weekend.

https://sites.google.com/site/sparkesandnoise/Our-products

Cheers,

Please keep us posted with progress.
Ive been unable to get in touch with them, hope you get your bits.



Phoned today and discovered that the person who made the up sadly passed away a couple of years back.  :'(

The chap I spoke to said he'd passed the drawings on to someone in Norway(?).

Anyway, I'm back to square one. Will cancel the PayPal as the person I spoke to cannot access the account.

All seems a frightful hassle and I think it may be worth my while just getting new headlights. Time is money as they say.

Anyone reckon these would be any good? ???

https://www.motor-doctor.co.uk/products/8356453-headlight
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #11 on: 04 June 2018, 10:30:30 »

PM  & ask Serek about the adjusters. . .  he may some "resin" type ones . I seem to recall he was getting supplied from Poland  with these  :-\   worth a try rather than buying new headlights ;)
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #12 on: 04 June 2018, 10:39:34 »

PM  & ask Serek about the adjusters. . .  he may some "resin" type ones . I seem to recall he was getting supplied from Poland  with these  :-\   worth a try rather than buying new headlights ;)

I did PM Serek before trying to order the aluminium ones, but I had no reply.
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #14 on: 04 June 2018, 11:35:45 »

Thanks for the update, youve got further than anyone else.

Ive taken a copy of your update and put it in the old advert.

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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #15 on: 04 June 2018, 11:45:55 »

Do these look good to anyone?  :-\

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/2x-Headlamp-Headlight-H7-h1-Left-Right-OPEL-VAUXHALL-Omega-B/1979100531?iid=371973624045&_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D50545%26meid%3Dc9f42ef27bcf4cd2be148cbea3a85334%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D232668222146%26itm%3D371973624045&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

those look like the ones with rounded corners (the lens at he bottom closest to the grill) so not for facelift ??  :-\

 reason I looked (and you can't see the corners due to the way they hide them in the photo) is because i ordered a pair off Nigel @ omega52 , fitted , all working  :)
then Mrs builder (who knows sod all about cars ) pointed out that one had a rounded corner, not matching the original  :'(
so i've just refurbished the original with 800,1200,1500,2000 wet n dry and t-cut
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #16 on: 04 June 2018, 11:50:47 »

PM sent.  :y
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« Reply #17 on: 04 June 2018, 13:46:43 »

PM sent.  :y

Received. Thanks!  :y
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« Reply #18 on: 04 June 2018, 13:49:25 »

Do these look good to anyone?  :-\

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/2x-Headlamp-Headlight-H7-h1-Left-Right-OPEL-VAUXHALL-Omega-B/1979100531?iid=371973624045&_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D50545%26meid%3Dc9f42ef27bcf4cd2be148cbea3a85334%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D232668222146%26itm%3D371973624045&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

those look like the ones with rounded corners (the lens at he bottom closest to the grill) so not for facelift ??  :-\

 reason I looked (and you can't see the corners due to the way they hide them in the photo) is because i ordered a pair off Nigel @ omega52 , fitted , all working  :)
then Mrs builder (who knows sod all about cars ) pointed out that one had a rounded corner, not matching the original  :'(
so i've just refurbished the original with 800,1200,1500,2000 wet n dry and t-cut

Ah. I didn't spot the rounded corners. Mrs builder has a keen eye!  ;) ;D

As you can see form the other posts, I have now sourced some adjusters, so will try to repair the existing lights.

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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #19 on: 04 June 2018, 15:26:44 »

Choosing replacement lights isn't rocket science. Simply choose 2001 for facelift and 93-97/97-99 for pre/mid as appropriate. Facelift only come in two flavours, xenon and not, and at a glance look similar, so shop carefully.

The ones in that link are actually facelift, the bulk of the 'extra' corner is cosmetic rather than functional.
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #20 on: 04 June 2018, 17:14:16 »

Hmmm, I wonder if ABS will survive the heat?

Doesn't look too hard to model, then print...  :-\
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« Reply #21 on: 04 June 2018, 17:15:51 »

In fact, a quick look on Thingiverse shows...

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2764218

Granted it says beemer, but they probably use Hella/Whoever....
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« Reply #22 on: 04 June 2018, 17:17:07 »

I have PLA loaded currently, but might fire one out when I get out of the bath, and look at it.  I have some ali ones to compare to.
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Re: Headlight adjusters
« Reply #23 on: 04 June 2018, 17:24:01 »

I've a Fusion 360 model of the aluminium ones if that would help.
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« Reply #24 on: 04 June 2018, 17:32:07 »

I've a Fusion 360 model of the aluminium ones if that would help.
Is it your own work?

Was just thinking of, once proved, printing a few for OOF Shop to help swell the coffers a bit.  Don't want to get into copyright/legal issues, as I've managed to avoid online lawers for 3 or 4 years now ;D
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« Reply #25 on: 04 June 2018, 17:40:01 »

I've a Fusion 360 model of the aluminium ones if that would help.
Is it your own work?

Was just thinking of, once proved, printing a few for OOF Shop to help swell the coffers a bit.  Don't want to get into copyright/legal issues, as I've managed to avoid online lawers for 3 or 4 years now ;D


I copied the critical dimensions from an aluminium one, and tidied various parts to make them easier to draw:





I still think that the supplier of the resin ones had the right idea for making more than a couple of parts. Especially if you intend to make a profit.
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« Reply #26 on: 04 June 2018, 18:09:03 »

Serek had some printed ones. Might be worth speaking to him about it ?................if you can get in touch with him.  :D
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« Reply #27 on: 04 June 2018, 18:14:27 »

I think for printed parts, you might have to add an insert for an M3/M4 nut, as I reckon the thread will strip too easily...


...if Serek already has a product that he's selling, I will leave to him, as he has a business to run.
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« Reply #28 on: 04 June 2018, 18:15:41 »

That said, Nick W, if you can send me yours either in original F360 or exported as an STL, I might print one just to see how it comes out
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« Reply #29 on: 04 June 2018, 18:37:52 »

That said, Nick W, if you can send me yours either in original F360 or exported as an STL, I might print one just to see how it comes out


The original will be of more use, but I don't see any way of attaching it to a PM.


I do have an original adjuster that's cracked, but in one piece if that's any use to you.


I'd be more concerned about how durable the ball end comes out.


They're M5 threads :)


The whole problem would have been moot if only they'd made the original ones solid
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« Reply #30 on: 05 June 2018, 08:13:50 »

I seem to think I have a pair of the fancy aluminium ones somewhere if needed.
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« Reply #31 on: 05 June 2018, 09:31:30 »

I think for printed parts, you might have to add an insert for an M3/M4 nut, as I reckon the thread will strip too easily...


...if Serek already has a product that he's selling, I will leave to him, as he has a business to run.

I might be wrong, but I have the impression he wasn't trying to do it on a large scale, money making venture. Not sure of the details, but I suppose it might be courteous to have a chat with him before printing off xxx number of them.
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« Reply #32 on: 05 June 2018, 17:38:59 »

I think for printed parts, you might have to add an insert for an M3/M4 nut, as I reckon the thread will strip too easily...


...if Serek already has a product that he's selling, I will leave to him, as he has a business to run.

I might be wrong, but I have the impression he wasn't trying to do it on a large scale, money making venture. Not sure of the details, but I suppose it might be courteous to have a chat with him before printing off xxx number of them.
I have enough to do TBE should they fail (and that already has ali ones), so only even looking at it purely as an exercise.  If it looks OK and seems durable, then if there is the possibility of the shop helping to support the site, that's fine.  But if one of our sellers/repairers has a commercial interest in selling the same, I'd rather see that ;)
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