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Group interest - rear light frame seals

Poll ended at Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:25 pm

YES Interest in re-manufactured light seals using 3D printer technique
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NO Interest in re-manufactured light seals using 3D printer technique
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Total votes: 11

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by ron » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:40 pm

I’ll do the U.K. group buy if you are OK with that Ralph.
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by RichardP » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:59 pm

Fine by me Ron. If possible 2 sets for me and 2 sets for Sharkfan. If demand is high, just one left side for me would be great.

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by Ralph in Socal » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:28 pm

RichardP wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Fine by me Ron. If possible 2 sets for me and 2 sets for Sharkfan. If demand is high, just one left side for me would be great.
Very honorable to allow others the chance.

Ron, please accumulate UK order. I’ll provide up to 4 sets and maybe an additional one or two for your group. Thanks

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by ron » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:28 am

Thanks Ralph. I'll see what interest there is and get back to you. I'm sure we will be overwhelmed with requests!

You have PM.
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by ron » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:30 am

All interested in these seals please PM me.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by gray635 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:47 pm

Ron: Just PMed you.

I'd be interested in 2 sets if someone can create via 3D printer. Just tried to order a set - eEuroparts website said "in stock". Unfortunately, this was not correct.

Thanks,
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by baders » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:45 am

gray635 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Ron: Just PMed you.

I'd be interested in 2 sets if someone can create via 3D printer. Just tried to order a set - eEuroparts website said "in stock". Unfortunately, this was not correct.

Thanks,
Mike
Mike. The seals Ron will get come from Ralph in Socal. They are used originals pulled by Ralph, not the postulated 3D printed version.
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by gray635 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:54 am

Understood. I've reached out to Ralph to see if he has more spares. Fortunately, I replaced the seals on my 1985 car several years ago when these were still available. Shoulda saved my take-off parts! Never imagined these would go NLA! :evil:
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by Pod » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:07 am

Ron,
Just to remind you I could do with a pair if any are available!
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:51 pm

I'm confused, what happened to the 3D printing reproduction project :-?

While I don't need, "now", I may also be interested, as it's been duly noted that these are NLA :(

Please advise, Ron, Ralph, whoever [-o<
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by RichardP » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:16 pm

I'm not sure that they are officially NLA, just on back order and they have been for a little over 4 years. Various reasonably senior people at BMW have said that they were being made, then that they had failed quality control tests. Exactly what the current situation is I don' know. You'd not have thought it would be hard to ask Hella to make some more would you!

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by Gg105 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:27 pm

Hi Ralph, I would like a pair, I’m in Australia. I couldnt send you a PM for some trason.

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by anchored » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 pm

Offering my services to 3d model these. the left and right should be a mirror image of each other so if I can get my hands on one in good shape I should be able to create models of both.

Based on those models we can crate molds to begin recreating them.
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by RichardP » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:45 pm

I think the main issue with 3D modelling will be getting accurate measurements. They are quite floppy, you’d probably be best put only the frame, at least to get initial measurements of the surface that goes against the bodywork.

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by anchored » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:07 pm

I can take a look at mine, but I am worried if I take these lights off they will never seal right.
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by RichardP » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:13 pm

I have a brand new, unused right side seal. If you think you can scan it to get a 3D image then I can send it to you.

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by anchored » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:06 pm

I reached out to someone local to me to see if I can borrow theirs. Will keep everyone posted.
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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by CCFields0107 » Wed May 06, 2020 11:17 pm

Ralph in Socal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:24 pm
For now I have 5 left side and 7 right side. Could increase as hopefully I have more somewhere else

Ralph
Hi, Ralph. I need a set. I've purchased new lenses and what I believe is a set of seal #4s. I did not realize I required another interior set. If available please PM with price plus shipping to 73034. Thank you. -Chris

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by Ralph in Socal » Sat May 09, 2020 6:22 pm

CCFields0107 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 11:17 pm
Ralph in Socal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:24 pm
For now I have 5 left side and 7 right side. Could increase as hopefully I have more somewhere else

Ralph
Hi, Ralph. I need a set. I've purchased new lenses and what I believe is a set of seal #4s. I did not realize I required another interior set. If available please PM with price plus shipping to 73034. Thank you. -Chris
Sorry Chris. I am currently out of stock on these but I still do come across once in a while. Unfortunately I also have 3 other sets to cover before I can provide a set to you. Thanks

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Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

Post by eb88 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:15 pm

Registering my interest in a set as and when they are available. Many thanks.

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