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Old 04-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:44 AM   #2
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I won't ever knock a good DIY project, but adding lights that large would appear to block a lot of airflow. If you do it, I am sure it will look great!
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airflow apparently not a problem for the 987 or cayman. are you thinking the whole assembly or just the spar?
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:11 AM   #4
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airflow apparently not a problem for the 987 or cayman. are you thinking the whole assembly or just the spar?
The airflow could be a problem using the whole assembly. I've got alot of trimming to do to that but I can find my hand router and using tin snips are killing my hands. It's just the beginning. I'd like to use the curved side and a lil of the top and bottom for stability.

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betcha somebody could 3d print that in a jiffy ...
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or there is this ...

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or there is this ...

LED Spars
I've never seen those before. I made mine were alot cheaper. It's funny tho. If people have the cool lights do they want the other? 🙄

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betcha somebody could 3d print that in a jiffy ...
I wish I did but know nothing about 3D printing. I know there are alot of smart people on this forum so anyone who knows about 3D printing. Would it be possible? How much would a printer cost that would be capable of making something like this? It's 16" long, 6" wide and 6 " deep and its pretty stiff bumper type rubber.
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I wish I did but know nothing about 3D printing. I know there are alot of smart people on this forum so anyone who knows about 3D printing. Would it be possible? How much would a printer cost that would be capable of making something like this? It's 16" long, 6" wide and 6 " deep and its pretty stiff bumper type rubber.

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I guess the question is (to me) how you get the shape into the software?
I've also no experience, but would like to.

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software - 3d design. you can get programs or apps for devices. you basically draft in 3d. and you don't need the printer; you can upload the design file to a place like shapeways.com and they will print it and mail it to you.
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This is without the factory collar, which I will use. It will work but only with the spar. I think I can use the factory slots, well the top ones. Painted I don't think it will look bad once I get the light in there.
Excuse the mess my work bench is a trash can. 😀



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Wondering why you are swapping to an older design? The led strip you have now looks like the 992 led strip. And you are swapping it out for a 997 bulb fog light. It looks much better with the strip.
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Wondering why you are swapping to an older design? The led strip you have now looks like the 992 led strip. And you are swapping it out for a 997 bulb fog light. It looks much better with the strip.
I'm just playing. Keeping myself occupied. This one will have a 3.5 round DRL fog light combination if it all comes together.

I really like the LED light strip too. They're not going anywhere 😉
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