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Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:41 am
by hiddenevil
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I felt it was both a general question as well as an “I want one, before I stick my finger through another crumbly cover” sort of topic.

I spoke to Martin on FB this morning about this and he suggested I post here.

Interior light covers? Is there just one place to get them from? I have access to a 3d printer (not mine), so potentially I have the tools to print a cover, just I don’t have a design to print.

I’m now on my last interior bulb cover and before I go sticking my thumb through it, like I did the last one. I would love to get my hands on a sturdy replacement. Something that doesn’t have the structural integrity of a wet brown paper bag :lol

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:53 pm
by Gasman
Can you help Beiderbecke?

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 pm
by beiderbecke
I have had two covers 3D printed by a firm that I talked to at the NEC last year. I gave them an original cover and internal lamp body to tune their effort to ensure they fitted well - which they did. They also printed the headlamp adjuster fittings for trapezoidal head lamps for me which turned out ok (no invoice yet...)

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:53 pm
by hiddenevil
Great stuff!

Do you have any contact details?

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:04 pm
by beiderbecke
Yes - they are at

hello@the3dprintshop.co.uk

0345 548 3080

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:04 am
by hiddenevil
So if I call them and say I want an Austin princess interior light cover. They aren't going to think I'm off my rocker, they'll know what I'm babbling on about? :-)

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 pm
by beiderbecke
Yes they will - you could mention my name, Jeff Davis of the Austin Princess club...

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:41 pm
by hiddenevil
Great! Thanks so much!

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 pm
by hiddenevil
Jeff, rang them and they knew who you were lol expecting an email back from them.

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 pm
by beiderbecke
Expect they would after the trouble I might have caused them!! But they were very accommodating though.

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:30 am
by hiddenevil
So the result, £70 for a light cover!

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:29 pm
by beiderbecke
Jeez!!! How much?? How do they justify that? I have a couple of used ones if you want one of them?

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 am
by hiddenevil
I have no idea, time, materials..The item is printed in resin so it looks like a cast piece not 3d printed.

But still, bit too rich for my blood for such a small part.

How much did they charge you?

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:59 pm
by beiderbecke
Sorry I misunderstood your question. No price yet, going to sort it at the NEC. I have two reasonable used ones.

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:49 pm
by hiddenevil
Thought you said you'd had two covers 3D printed by them already? Did you get them for free?

beiderbecke wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 pm
I have had two covers 3D printed by a firm that I talked to at the NEC last year. I gave them an original cover and internal lamp body to tune their effort to ensure they fitted well - which they did. They also printed the headlamp adjuster fittings for trapezoidal head lamps for me which turned out ok (no invoice yet...)

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:14 pm
by beiderbecke
No not free - that's why it's being sorted at the NEC. Yes I did have two printed, I have one in my wedge and the other I sold to a club member at Gaydon

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:55 pm
by hiddenevil
Not sure if I follow, but I hope that doesn't mean you still have to pay them for the two they printed for you. £140 is a lot of cash for such a small thing :-/

Re: Interior light cover

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 pm
by beiderbecke
I could sell you one of my originals to have printed...they're a bit off-colour (don't forget, they're over 40+ years old) but your printerman should come up with a clearer material.