Making a Type 3 Rev-counter

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Making a Type 3 Rev-counter

Post by Editor » 2nd January 2009 - 2:23am

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Original post by corndog.
corndog wrote:Cheeky :lol: :D Yes that one ;)

I assume that was either Vanfest or the Cornish Jamboree, as they are the only 2 show n shines Kubrick has been in. Either that or you have a Vw skeleton key :shock:

In case you were wondering heres how I made it ;)

This is what it looked like
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Pic of the clock (left) and tacho (right) both partly disassembled .... "disassemble... not Johnny 5.... Johnny 5 is alive!!!!!!!!"
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Removed clock mechanism, then mounted the gubbins from the tacho onto the back of the clock case
Scraped, sanded and polished numbers off the back of origianl clockface.
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Bad pic but what I did next was to lay clockface onto tacho face (see next pic) and use it as a guide for me to mask all the line details and spray it white.
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Half unmasked.... (see the tacho face under the clear clockface)
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.... ta daaaa!!! that was a fun job, not as fun as the one that follows tho :laughing9:
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I used transfer numbers (closest font to the speedo as I could get) for the dial, was a nightmare positiong them :cussing:
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The reworked clock face back where it belongs with a new clear front..
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I also took the detail off the button assembly and sprayed it black, used transfers for the new symbols
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And amazingly the button assembly fits beautifully within the inner clock bezel, excuse the fat fingers

All the rest is history ;)
Dave.

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