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WTB: Misc parts
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
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Wanted:

1 x dash illumination socket

1 x large coupe console bracket

1 x tachometer plastic face

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Posted on: 2015/5/14 17:17
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Re: WTB: Misc parts
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If you can't find a 'real' tacho cover - in the past I've done 2 things to fix guages like this. IF the size happens to be a 'fit' you can get a CD case (you can usually buy blank ones for like $! each or less at a computer/electronics shop.. Mark out the diameter you need then cut it - obviously it will snap with scissors so the trick is to use a hot knife of some sort (I actually have a soldering iron I use only for plastic cutting or welding, but you can also use your 'regular' one if you clean all the plastic off the tip after using it and re 'tin' the tip so it will work as a regular soldering iron again. The tip can be used to make the holes the screws go through too.

Cut the new piece a bit larger than needed then carefully sand down the outside edge till it is down to the right size. put masking tape over it to file/sand flat the area around the screw holes so the new 'window' will be able to be tightened down for a close seal/fit.

I've done this a number of times and it works very well. It takes a little bit of time to do it (maybe an hour start to finish) but comes with a certain sense of satisfaction. If there are lots of micro scratches on it, a cotton wool ball and some 'brasso' brass polish (or whatever brand of brass polish they make/sell in your neck of the woods can polish it to a fantastic result too (incidentally that also works very well to reclaim CDs or DVDs that have tiny scratches that cause read errors - works as well as any higher priced 'special' cd polisher).

Posted on: 2015/5/17 13:59
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Thanks John. I had a go at doing this and it turned out great.

Instead of a CD jewel case I found a sheet of Clear acrylic at Home Depot hardware store for $5 and cut a shape out of that using a Dremel cutting tool. I predrilled the holes for the screws first however.

In order to get a more accurate shape I used a photograph and traced it on the computer and printed out a blank copy. Then I spray glued the template to the acrylic sheet because it had a plastic covering to both sides to keep it from scratching.

The result turned out great. I will be posting photos of it in my Project Build.

However, I am still chasing the console bracket. The bulb socket I sourced from another member. Thanks for the tips.

Posted on: 2015/5/17 21:14
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The bulb socket is obtainable from another vintage car like a Datsun 620 or a Toyoda. There are two sizes, the smaller size is what the 1200 uses.

The console bracket can be made from a strip of sheet or aluminum.

Posted on: 2015/5/17 21:52
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I've got a console bracket if you still req one
What location are you needing it for?
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Posted on: 2015/5/19 5:57
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Thanks mattblack. I am in the USA but also have family in Aus. So either or would do me. Thanks.

Posted on: 2015/5/19 21:29
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I'm also chasing the glove box striker. i have the latch but not the striker plate that mounts to the top of the glove box. And also missing the plastic slidy-piece on the face of the glove box lid.

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Posted on: 2015/5/19 22:15
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bump

Posted on: 2015/5/24 16:23
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bump - still need console bracket and glove box striker plate

Posted on: 2015/5/30 22:54
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bump

Posted on: 2015/6/29 22:25
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