"Cups" covering rear light terminals in Tuscan etc. boot

"Cups" covering rear light terminals in Tuscan etc. boot

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tuscan_raider

Original Poster:

129 posts

97 months

Friday 4th January 2019
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Anyone know where I can buy them?

Have broken one of two putting stuff in there...frown

8ball_Rob

197 posts

53 months

Saturday 5th January 2019
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TVR Parts lists these as "no longer available" (see here), so I guess that just leaves breakers and/or fleabay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TVR-TUSCAN-REAR-LAMP-COVER...

tuscan_raider

Original Poster:

129 posts

97 months

Saturday 5th January 2019
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Great, thanks, will do!

UncleDave

7,148 posts

181 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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Are you still after a set? Mine are all completely knackered, so I've been contemplating coming up with some aftermarket replacements - but wondered what the demand might be for a group buy. I'll try and look into it!

nawarne

2,794 posts

210 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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UncleDave said:
Are you still after a set? Mine are all completely knackered, so I've been contemplating coming up with some aftermarket replacements - but wondered what the demand might be for a group buy. I'll try and look into it!
Mine are shot too! I'd be interested in a set depending on price....The originals look naff against my new boot carpet!!

Nick

Rosse

25 posts

66 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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I'm also interested

JRA460

22 posts

77 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Count me in👍

tuscan_raider

Original Poster:

129 posts

97 months

Sunday 20th January 2019
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Yes. I'd be interested.

pblake

397 posts

172 months

Monday 28th January 2019
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I would be more interested in LED lights that didn't stick into the boot at all but so far no luck. frown

msmit660

71 posts

135 months

Wednesday 6th March 2019
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I gave my daughter a challenge with her new 3D printer that she uses for her degree course and my original cup in dark blue, and she managed to print the version shown in black on the right. First attempt printed at 0.2 layer height which can go down to 0.06 to give it smother edges, however once covered in your preferred trim, I am sure you wouldn’t notice it.



How things are changing when you can print your own replacement parts!

nawarne

2,794 posts

210 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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msmit660 said:
I gave my daughter a challenge with her new 3D printer that she uses for her degree course and my original cup in dark blue, and she managed to print the version shown in black on the right. First attempt printed at 0.2 layer height which can go down to 0.06 to give it smother edges, however once covered in your preferred trim, I am sure you wouldn’t notice it.



How things are changing when you can print your own replacement parts!
Would she produce any more? I'd be interested.

Nick

quint22cp

11 posts

21 months

Sunday 24th March 2019
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Yes, count me in I could do with a couple.

Daggsy

823 posts

202 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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I'd also be interested.

tuscan_raider

Original Poster:

129 posts

97 months

Sunday 7th April 2019
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Well done! Count me in!


AshleyJMartin

43 posts

105 months

Tuesday 16th April 2019
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Great move on the 3D printed parts!

Has anyone ever sourced LED lights for the boot? I was hoping they wouldn't be as deep, so I wouldn't always be landing my bags on them and having to reset them. Would be great to have a 3D printed smaller cover to keep the look and feel the same.

msmit660

71 posts

135 months

Wednesday 17th April 2019
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I have asked her to print some more 3D cups, so once she has finished her coursework this term which is her main priority and working to fund her degree, she could look at improving the quality of the finish and making adjustments to the sizing.

It takes about 3 hours to print each one so it would good for someone to see if the example she has printed is a suitable replacement and is sturdy for use within the boot space.

I will be travelling between Chelmsford and Sherwood Forrest at weekend, if anyone is available to meet-up and evaluate this, because I don’t want to set peoples expectation that this is a like for like replacement for a volume produced injection moulded cup. This is produced at home and not a commercial 3D printer.

nawarne

2,794 posts

210 months

Thursday 18th April 2019
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msmit660 said:
I have asked her to print some more 3D cups, so once she has finished her coursework this term which is her main priority and working to fund her degree, she could look at improving the quality of the finish and making adjustments to the sizing.

It takes about 3 hours to print each one so it would good for someone to see if the example she has printed is a suitable replacement and is sturdy for use within the boot space.

I will be travelling between Chelmsford and Sherwood Forrest at weekend, if anyone is available to meet-up and evaluate this, because I don’t want to set peoples expectation that this is a like for like replacement for a volume produced injection moulded cup. This is produced at home and not a commercial 3D printer.
I'm working the Easter w/end...so can't do a meet up.

However, I would like an opinion on quality - from whomever does see the cups. Appreciate that they are made on a 'domestic' 3D printer.
Having done a 3rd party appraisal, I'd be up for 4 - if OK. Then we'd need to know a unit price.

Thanks for the update.
Nick