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    Thinking The FredLarryLight

    My buddy Migs had a momentary lapse of reason, and thought it'd be a good idea to give me an old LarryLight mod. It's a Larry-made head (with a sweet cut and polished reflector), to fit a Larry-modded CMG body. A LarryLight has always embodied CPF's community spirit of sharing and ingenuity, and remains unobtanium (and largely unknown to the vast majority of CPF).

    Fred agreed to take a look at it and see what he could do, and decided to make a new body to fit Larry's head and came up with the following design.

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    What else can I say but ...

    It's got some sort of LED in it and a GD750 driver, so it's a purdy little rocket.

    I love this light, and can't say enough thanks to Migs (don't show this to Onion!), and to Fred (I am constantly in awe of your work and your willingness to take into consideration your customers' thoughts and ideas), and Larry (even though you didn't have a choice in the matter! )... three CPF greats, for sure.

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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    DAMN!!!!

    THATS a BEAUTY!!!
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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    HOLY COW! I thought it looked good in the before shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jch79 View Post
    A LarryLight has always embodied CPF's community spirit of sharing and ingenuity, and remains unobtanium (and largely unknown to the vast majority of CPF).
    ...and it was in that spirit that I passed it on to you, my dear Friend!

    Just to supplement what John's said about the light, the head was originally made by Larry to match *perfectly* with a Lux emission profile. The reflector is soooo *perfect* that you can see the gold wires projected onto the beam... beyond words...

    The body is a CMG Infinity Task light body bored and re-threaded to take a 123 (something so absolutely crazy only Larry would attempt). It also sports an original 2-stage switch at the bottom of the battery tube (like the ones used in his original CR2 designs and the FireFly). The original light engine to go into that light was a classic, short-stacked sammie (max height of 0.2") with an R-bin Lux emitter, powered by a MM+ board.

    Over the years, and in the spirit of modding, I decided to shorten the tail; a job I never quite finished (that's why it doesn't look like a stock CMG tail). The idea was that John could finish that part, but he went above and beyond simple modding. There's enough "meat" back there to have a flat bottom battery tube (I think), in case he gets the modding bug.

    (What John doesn't know is that Onion has the matching pair; she guards it fiercely.)



    J, I cannot imagine how bright that light might be with a 750 driver and new tech emitter...

    Hat's off to Fred for the gorgeous new body.
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    Very, very nice "remodel" job.

    Love the new body, really surprised it holds a CR123.

    Thanks for putting it up to look at.

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    The skill, ingenuity, craftsmanship, and attention to detail shown by those on this forum never cease to amaze me... CPF is a special place that I am humbled to be a very small part of, even though only as an appreciator and collector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardner View Post
    Very, very nice "remodel" job.

    Love the new body, really surprised it holds a CR123.

    Thanks for putting it up to look at.
    Unless I'm mistaken, the light now uses a CR2, not a CR123.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    Unless I'm mistaken, the light now uses a CR2, not a CR123.
    I may be mistaken too, as I just saw Ma Shaw mod one for a CR2.
    This was where I got it:

    "Just to supplement what John's said about the light, the head was originally made by Larry to match *perfectly* with a Lux emission profile. The reflector is soooo *perfect* that you can see the gold wires projected onto the beam... beyond words...

    The body is a CMG Infinity Task light body bored and re-threaded to take a 123 (something so absolutely crazy only Larry would attempt). "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardner View Post
    I may be mistaken too
    No, you're not mistaken. The original body was bored and rethreaded by Larry to fit a 123.

    From what Fred is saying, the new body fits a CR2.

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    That is just nuts!!!! SUPERB!!!

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    Yup - new body is a CR2. Sorry for my lack of responding - had a rock'n'roll show to play last night. (ok, wimpy folk music, but still...)

    john

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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    Holy crap. That looks fantastic.

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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    He REBORED a CMG Infinity? So the walls were PAPER thin? It looked awesome originally and down right puuurdy now

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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    No re-boring involved--that was a completely new battery tube.
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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    I had forgotten about this one Fred. That body is killer.

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    Sorry, I was referring to the original tube

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    Default Re: The FredLarryLight

    Fred,

    Could you do this to a Muyshondt Aeon? Or, can I commission you to make make me a small CR-2 light? I love CR-2 size lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLed View Post
    Fred,

    Could you do this to a Muyshondt Aeon? Or, can I commission you to make make me a small CR-2 light? I love CR-2 size lights.
    Hi Ned,

    Assuming you have a Ti Aeon, I could make a battery tube similar to the one I did for John that would match fairly well.

    I'll send an e-mail.
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