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Hi all, I have a couple of Porsche 911's to build and am in need of some extra spotights to mount on the front/bonnet.

I will need several so cannot purloin them from elsewhere so.....

Anybody got any good ideas for some scratchbuild ones??

Thanks in advance guys.

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Draw what you want in 3D and get them made at Sgapeways in "polished strong whhite flexible", it takes about 4 weeks. They are accurate but a bit rough so a bit of paint or elbow grease to smoth them off required.
 

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I used small notice board push pins for my TR7 build.

You can get them in Rymans (or any decent stationers) and they also come in a variety of colours.

They cost about 99p and the metal pin is fantastic to use as a mounting point.

 

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For a night race i needed lights on a Porsche 911 Fly racing and since i am not a young man i need ample light.
So i started from a Ninco 911 that has fake lights

Removed the array and pressed it in a block of plasticyne previously heated at 40 deg

Then froze the block in deep freeze for 1/2 hour,then clean the mould surface

The mould cavity ready to accept resin,pour resin while plasticyne is still cold to avoid distortion

Light array ready

Car ready

 

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Glad someone else is looking for spotlights. I'm actually after ideas along similar lines, but I'm actually after 'parabolic spots' for use on a roof rack.

Embs
 

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Pendleslotracing sell their own brand of headlamps in various sizes and it'll take no time or effort to modify them to bonnet/bumper lamps (eg. drilling a tiny hole through the lamp and bonnet and fixing it in place with thin piano wire and epoxy resin)
 

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hi, if it it is any use to someone i bought some 21000[candle power?] 3mm white leds and the resistors for 15volt , to suit my power supply, u solder the resister to one leg of the led then just solder motor power supply + _ to the legs. they work a treat from 10-15 volts and they literally cost pennies for a handfull. mine came from usa and postage was even cheap. i think the resistors were 450? around that mark. john
 
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