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Now, this is not a cry for help so don’t panic. It’s more somewhere for our modders to post links to builds to inspire our newer members, something to kickstart the diy man in everybody. So I’ll add a few links off the top of my head and hope others do the same.

At the same time, feel free to add your own builds here too or ask questions on posted builds. I was just thinking one mod post go to May be a helpful link, one thing, they must be easy diy mods, not full on lathe/miller jobs. I guess I need all of old lumens builds linking in here….

http://hacknmod.com/hack/how-to-1000-lumen-maglite-mod/

I’ve added this just to show what’s possible, jayrobs build is all over the net and this is as good a summary as any.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1642 Matches go too minimag mod. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/14232 Johnnymac’s excellent edc mod.

Just a couple here, please add any useful posts, from pilotppk’s soldering primer to old lumens reflow posts to build up a nice go to post for budding modders.

Edit, changed the post name to better represent the post content.

Edited by: sb56637 on 11/18/2012 - 07:30
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The Trustfire F20 "emitter swap" might be a nice first time "mod".  Few threads here:

Original Post from old4570.

Newer post from keltex78.

Trustfire F20 found with correct 14500 compatible driver from Manafont and T-mart (US Warehouse).  Your choice of emitter. 

Makes a nice inexpensive Pocket Rocket (on 14500) which can still run AA's for convenience. 

-Garry

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Another One: DX's 52mm +/- modules into a Maglite (almost all require same grinding)

5xR2 module showing good detail on grinding needed.  Another build.

My first mod was the DX single XM-L drop-in into a 2D Maglite with (2) 18650's (sorry I never posted a build).

-Garry

 

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Cheers Gary, that’s exactly the stuff I had in mind, I also need to add the popular light threads zy-t08/13 and Jacobs threads spring to mind. I’ll keep coming back to this as I have time, and probably move it to the mods section.

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15213

Matches deep pocket guide.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/13979

Matches host reviews.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5108

Foys solarforce tailcap thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2325

Budgeteers p60 review.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1101

Nanjg 2.8 driver review.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/6253

Useful 7135 driver review.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2261

Matches build your own flashlight guide.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4565

Jacktheclippers flashlight blinging post, warning, lanyards are addictive….

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7272

Amc7135 master/slave guide

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/14692

Soldering iron conversation/guide.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/7417

Flashlight baking guide.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/10581

Custom driver thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1150

Triple xp-g p60 build, no lathe required.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/14103

Just one of old lumens mag builds, give you an idea of what’s really possible.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/13693 Old lumens reflector stippling video – removes rings from beams.
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Thank you gords that is one helpful thread for us noobs trying to learn some DIY techniques Beer

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No worries, it serves two purposes, its easier to just link to this and not have to search to give an answer, and its easy reference for modders who can’t seem to fund a link. Just needs filling with any useful info hint hint. If you find a good post, throw it in here, someone else will benefit too. Wink

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Gords1001,

  Great idea to keep a lot of the good mod builds linked in one easy to find spot, although I'd call this post more of a reference than a guide.  

Speaking of guides, that's something I've been meaning to piece together now for over a year...  I should start on that tonight.

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/14251

Smallsun zy-t08 guide/info thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/13531

Smallsun zy-t08 thread with viffers resistor mod.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9728

Mdxl-76 skyray a01 clone guide – current mods/driver mods/taicap mods – serious budget thrower guide.

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I can sort that match, as I say, if we can stick all the usefull info links in here and get it stickied, we have a simple post for everything. Just a link and a brief description of the info is surely helpful, if it gets stickied, I’ll remove all my chat and would ask others to do the same, keep it a pure info thread.

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Fantastic idea. Would it be possible to keep the links in the first post and put the authors name on the title?

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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My thought was, once the infos in here, I can gather it into specific posts – general skills, popular light specific info, mag mods etc, once that bits sorted, I’d askeach person to delete their post/chat so we end up with a reference sticky where we can click in, link a #post and hopefully guide people to the right spot. So any links you have, stuck em in here with a brief description, in a couple of days I can edit my posts and we end up with one topic with links to a series of guides, so please, try to be specific with descriptions of links, and try to keep the mods to stuff that doesn’t need a machine shop – if the guy needs that, they probably pretty much know what their up to…

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Missed that bit, I’ve tried to credit authors in my link descriptions, please do the same, eg matches mini mag, or viffer “light mod” etc.

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That was the thread I were looking for. After those XPE2 mods Match have shown I plan to order some from Cutter or maybe just stick with XPG2 mods till Chinese shops bring in XPE2s. Unfortunately I don’t have much used lights to break into, so this thread will be useful to follow successful mod hosts.

I need a twist head mod change tactical light with a good circuit. But quality lights usually start from $40 like Limintop TD12. so I’ll keep my eye on here for cheaper moddable lights.

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Good idea pal,send me your email Gords.

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Would the Anatomy of a 7135 driver fit? I answer quite a few posts referencing the threads collected. Some are mentioned above. I was hoping it would get stickied on the DIY page to make it easier to find but this is just as good, maybe better. I would add the suggestion that individuals bookmark your thread for rapid access. A sticky makes it easier for newbies to locate, “my subscriptions” I use to keep track of interesting threads, but bookmarks is where I keep items for quick access.

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That would certainly be a usefull link. I’ll spend a bit of time later editing this into sections, then delete whatever is no longer needed. Once I’m happy with that, I’ll probably ask people to delete their bits so we’re not duplicating links.

I was thinking something like :-

Driver links:-

Mag mods:-

Common light threads:-

P60 hosts and drop ins:-

And so on. Please offer up any other suggestions/ links then I can get started on it tonight or tomorrow. :bigsmile:

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15309

Johnnymac’s guide to adapting a 20mm pill to recieve a 17mm driver, light in question is a uf-v3.

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Old lumens marathon nichea 219 into mini mag direct drive thread.

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Easy to link to my posts and they can look thru them.

My PayPal address: oldlumens (insert the @ sign here) gmail.com

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Converting hollow SA-305 pill to p60 pill

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/6368

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Some good stuff here on making MicroMags

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3041

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Uniquefire UF-2100 3-mode conversion to 5-modes

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4870

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Nice one guys, this is what I need, dragging my feet but if I give it a week, get as much in as possible, then I’ll start editing to group everything.

Anything you post, please add a small description and credit the author or yourself, since I work purely off my phone, it’ll save me a bit of a ball ache sorting things out, particularly if I can just copy and paste text under a header. Also, suggestions for headers and links to cell/battery reviews might be an idea. I guess I’m pushing it, but I’m thinking this could provide a great resource for both noobs and seasoned modders – I’m picking up a lot of info just from reading back into the older threads. I’m also going to find some of jack the clippers threads on lanyards and light customizing. Again because they provide a good start for playing about.

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/14987

7135 driver hi only fault finding. Op, dct73

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Is it possible to have this resourceful thread stickied?

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Go to the modding and DIY section, earlier today it was sticky post number 2. My first sticky no less. 8)

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Go to the modding and DIY section, earlier today it was sticky post number 2. My first sticky no less. 8)

LMAO please ignore my ignorance!
How did I miss it lol

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Some good stuff here on making MicroMags

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3041


Just what the Dr. ordered.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9708#comment-166695

Johnnymacs hd2010 review along with kramers nanjg driver mod.

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