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Chipster
post Jan 2 2018, 02:23 PM
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Perfect timing for the new year and setting goals! Great lesson for others


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post Jan 2 2018, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE (JK79 @ Jan 2 2018, 11:41 AM) *
Just when you thought this story couldn't get any better....what are you going to do for an encore??? Well deserved, congrats!

One hell of a way to start 2018.


I don't know yet. Come summer time I want to take it to a trackday, and also would love to take it to consorso italiano. I'd love nothing more than to meet valentino balboni. He's my childhood hero.


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Whatsa behinda you no matta, ifa you a fasta

Someday I want one of them diables.
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:35 PM
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Put it on the boat and take it for a tour of Europe, do the Alps and visit the motherland icon_thumleft.gif
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post Jan 3 2018, 09:37 AM
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I picked up about 10 copies of the Wall Street Journal today at starbucks for frirends and family. Page A10. Turned out so good!


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Whatsa behinda you no matta, ifa you a fasta

Someday I want one of them diables.
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post Jan 3 2018, 07:15 PM
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I feel like i need to post this. It feels like I waited all day to do it, but it's more like 32 years because I wanted to do this since I was a kid.


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Someday I want one of them diables.
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post Jan 3 2018, 07:45 PM
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^Well, you've done it! So congrats! icon_thumleft.gif icon_thumleft.gif
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post Jan 3 2018, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (Kerplop @ Jan 2 2018, 05:26 PM) *
I don't know yet. Come summer time I want to take it to a trackday, and also would love to take it to consorso italiano. I'd love nothing more than to meet valentino balboni. He's my childhood hero.


Once he hears your story, I'm guessing Valentino will look forward to meeting you, as well ...

Regarding heroes ... Thanks for reminding us of just how cool it is to be a LP member ... Meaning ...

We get to chat with some of our heroes ... For instance ...

For 4 years, in a single car garage, book in one hand, wrench in the other ...

I'd say that qualifies you ...

Especially, when I imagine me doing what you did ...

THANKS ... For sharing ...



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post Jan 3 2018, 08:47 PM
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I think thatís one of the most meaningful photos Iíve ever seen!
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post Jan 4 2018, 04:57 AM
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QUOTE (Fortis @ Jan 3 2018, 11:47 PM) *
I think thatís one of the most meaningful photos Iíve ever seen!

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Amazing accomplishment, and fantastic recognition for your dedication and persistence!
Congratulations doesnít quite cover it!!!

Enjoy!!
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post Jan 4 2018, 05:22 AM
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Congrats, Derek.

Super cool seeing it all come together over these past four years.


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post Jan 4 2018, 09:44 AM
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Thank you for the kind words everyone. I'm not even sure what to say. You've all been so supportive to me and LP feels like a second family to me, it really does. <3


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post Jan 24 2018, 12:29 PM
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Well done...I must admit I had doubts in the beginning.NICE JOB!


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post Feb 7 2018, 11:19 PM
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Well guys I got tired of trying to find stuff that would "kinda fit" due to the holes in my center console and what not.† I bought a 3d printer... figured i'd share my adventures so far.

Night 1: Nothing works. I can get it to load filament, things are groovy there. But literally nothing sticks. After using a bunch of online calibration methods I came to the conclusion that my nozzle needs to be much closer than "a piece of paper" due to the ridiculously thin layers mine puts down. (100 microns)

Night 2: It's printing, but stuff looks like trash. I keep messing with it, and it slowly gets better.

Night 3: A friend who does this stuff for a living calls me and walks me through the various steps over the phone. I video call him, we figure out it needs to be even CLOSER. I print some super shitty models and they look like garbage.

Night 4: Finally stuff is printing halfway decent. Needs more calibration. But it's CLOSER.

Night 5: I've now spent 8 hours printing objects. I look up the specific material I'm using online, set new temperatures for the heat bed and filament. I finally after loading my console piece in from my software get it started and WHOA. It looks good! Layer 1 at last is good. 9 hours remaining. Not perfect, but it'll be good enough to look good and use.

Today: Wake up part is nearly finished and looking much better, only tiny calibrations to go from here.

Came home, and holy crap it was finished! Threw some hide on it, cleaned off the excess material, trimmed it to fit the switches. I ended up hunting some down from a random dude in Austria of all places, I could literally not find ANY more of them, said screw it, bought them because factory, and threw them in here.

Need to test switches and run wires first, but man, finally!

Figured I'd share some pics of the progress from the failed prints, terrible prints, horrific prints, and finally the decent one.

The worst part about calibrating it is that the only way to really properly find out is making tiny adjustments and doing an entire first layer, throwing it away and repeating.

Here's my failed prints next to the decently finished one (still not perfect)



Here's the good one before the final print, but the power went off during a power surge, entire print failed.



Another layer of a failed print.



Finally, the decent one. Not cleaned up, but fits where I want it.



The switches fit!



Time for hide



After trimming, glue, hide, and fitting.† Not putting it in till i run wires, but sweet!





Keep in mind this isn't the stock location for the switches.† They're further up, but... the previous owner moved the window switches there and put a gauge pod where the original switches were for head temps.† I'll be replacing those with O2 banks.


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QUOTE (12097 @ Feb 11 2007, 06:32 PM) *
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Someday I want one of them diables.
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