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Everything posted by mad_pete

  1. I got the creality enclosure for mine. They do a tent size one for the Ender 5 I think. It’s good for the money. Although the Ender 3 range have some budget bits on I think a lot of time has gone into making sure those budget bits work well together. I think possibly like cars it’s difficult to upgrade them and maintain that balance. Not going to stop me though. :-). Let me know how the 5 goes. I am thinking I’ll send away for bigger pieces but I could well be tempted with a bigger one. Or get the Ender extender kits to super size the 3.
  2. I got the Ender 3v2 (very similar to the pro) and very impressed. Seems to print well out the box. Just doing pla. I got the stronger springs and the bl touch (tried manual bed levelling and decided I’d rather have one less thing to worry about). Started with TinkerCad (most things are shapes) and gradually learning Fusion360. Dimensionally very impressed, measure it draw it print it and it fits. I thought little toys only but very useful for small replacement parts or something you want to be just so. Makes very pretty objects. Got octoprint that was very plug and play. Now starting to look at Land Rover applications. There are some plastic pieces for defender on thingyverse.
  3. Got a 3D printer and very impressed. If you can draw it you can have it. Maybe my long term plan of custom airbox has a new option. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lCqwA1h3JV4
  4. I had a merc with 225,000 on the clock and it was fine. Test driven some very tired nearly new cars that at 30,000 felt like they were about done.
  5. That’s not me. Sorry. I’ve put the driver seat in and it seems a touch close to the door so I need to move it across a touch I think.
  6. I watched some, looks good. I don’t think the cars run leaf springs so its not proper off roading but they do what they can with the 550 bhp little electric motor.
  7. Went with these for extending the seat loom. I think yellow one would have been better for this joint but I like these easy all in one. I think I had foolishly been assuming the land rover seat mounts are in a square pattern on the seat box but I now don't think they are so my attempts at symmetry in the rails are causing me problems.
  8. I can't seem to nudge enough. Maximum nudge still doesn't clear with the buttons on. What offset from seat box bolt holes to seat bolts onto the RX8 seats have other people used ?
  9. Mine would pull away in 5th while towing a house through the desert ! 😉
  10. That’s why you have trackers and insurance but most thefts aren’t with a crane so you are looking to put off the causal / semi hardened thief that wants something they can get with a screw driver.
  11. I think as long as it’s not dangerous. Throwing exhaust into the car or directly at pedestrians and there aren’t hot bits exposed for kids to touch and it’s not too loud you are good.
  12. I was thinking I would nudge the seats inboard a bit to make sure the buttons don’t hit the door but as I look at the rx8 the drivers one isn’t central to the rails so I need to measure and see how offset seat to steering wheel would be. Maybe a few mm isn’t noticeable when driving.
  13. I was just trying out the rotate function 😉
  14. They look nice. Maybe time mine was a soft top ....
  15. Harder than I thought it would be. Getting there I guess.
  16. Okay worked out how to do a box and put a hole in it and that’s all the rails are so I’m going to give it a go.
  17. I want to see if I can put my rx seat rails into cad to get familiar with cad. autofusion 360 looks good and is free for personal use. I fired it up and tried to see if I could draw anything without a tutorial. I can not. So looking for forum guidance and experience on what’s the current best way to (relatively cheaply) dive into CAD ?
  18. I’m wondering about the rear seat rail to seat runners connection. I was thinking about trying the rails flat but I going to elevate them at the rear to keep my fuel pump wire happy and have the rail extend over the seat box lip for now. Given that I could bolt all the way through the rail but I’m wondering about some sort of threaded insert I could weld in. I could slope the back like the front so I can reach on for a nut or drill an access hole underneath the rail and have it so the seat needs to come out to get the rail off.
  19. Bolt does clear the tracks on movement so that’s good.
  20. I think matching the Rx rail width is the way to go. I think mud rails would be a bit narrow. Need to see if the adjuster will clear the bolt head
  21. As I'm not a mega wincher these days looking to move from my big rear tub hydraulic tank to a small one in the battery tray. Not sure if I should mod the tray or just find a small tank to fit.
  22. Got my other seat box out as that's probably easier than lifting the seat. Just straightening it out a bit. Did some more rail shaping.
  23. I got mine from Nige I think, I can check the box.
  24. I am running edis but have the vw packs to move to. Just need to make a bracket for them ....
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