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Hi,

Anybody know a source for wolf eyes body extenders?  I was asleep at the switch and let a couple get by me at CPF.  I have since been looking around and noone seems to carry them any more.

Thanks for any info

-Rick

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The WolfEyes stuff is Surefire interchangeable isn't it? If so, the Solarforce stuff should do the trick.

I've never owned any WolfEyes lights so I could easily be way off here.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Thanks for the quick reply.  I just recently picked up an L2 host based partly on the reccomendations here.  Real nice host, so thanks BLF.

Anyway the diameter of the WE is larger than the Surefire/Solarforce.  They are not interchangeable.  Pila used to be interchangeable but that is going back a good 5 years before they changed their models from the 3glx or whatever it was.  Its a real shame.  If you get a chance to pick up an old WE body for short money you should give them a try.  The Sniper/Raider line is p60 compatable and the Rattlesnake is D36 compatable.  I really love mine, I just can't find the tubes anymore.

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Innerlight wrote:

Thanks for the quick reply.  I just recently picked up an L2 host based partly on the reccomendations here.  Real nice host, so thanks BLF.

Anyway the diameter of the WE is larger than the Surefire/Solarforce.  They are not interchangeable.  Pila used to be interchangeable but that is going back a good 5 years before they changed their models from the 3glx or whatever it was.  Its a real shame.  If you get a chance to pick up an old WE body for short money you should give them a try.  The Sniper/Raider line is p60 compatable and the Rattlesnake is D36 compatable.  I really love mine, I just can't find the tubes anymore.

 

Ah well, it was worth a try...

The problem is that unless you have access to a lathe, getting stuff machined in the EU/US is just too expensive to consider. I was quoted roughly two day's of the national average pay here to bore out a 60mm long aluminium tube by 3mm.

If you do know a machinist, you can probably get it done for two or three beers. Threading is a pain to do on a lathe though. If you can find appropriately sized tubing, you may be able to find an appropriate tap and die set to cut the threads yourself. Which is a lot more fun anyway. Just make sure the tubing is made of something fairly soft or you'll need to hire King Kong to apply the required force.

There are a few folks around here with access to machine shops - one of them will hopefully chip in with an offer to help.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...