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Panels for gauges

Post by FaanP » Tue May 02, 2017 10:55 pm

Hi,

I'm busy designing new panels to hold gauges for the beetle.

This is how far I'm at the moment. The plan is to 3d print them. I still need to do the "holder" for the rev counter.

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by Wentzel » Wed May 03, 2017 7:27 am

Hi FaanP

I have been meaning to do some 3d prints for the VW's too but never got around to doing it. Very nice work did you draw it yourself? What software are you using? Will you be printing it yourself?

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by FaanP » Wed May 03, 2017 9:13 am

Wentzel wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 7:27 am
Hi FaanP

I have been meaning to do some 3d prints for the VW's too but never got around to doing it. Very nice work did you draw it yourself? What software are you using? Will you be printing it yourself?

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Yip, I'll be printing it myself. I'm using Rhino 3D to draw it.

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by Wentzel » Wed May 03, 2017 10:10 am

Thanks I will have a look at Rhino 3D please show us what it looks like when you printed it.
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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by FaanP » Thu May 04, 2017 6:57 pm

Final design and first print done:

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design:
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Now for finishing and painting :?

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by fourier » Thu May 04, 2017 7:15 pm

Impressive!
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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by FaanP » Thu May 04, 2017 10:01 pm

So I thought that the current face plates on the gauges is not going to fit with the rest of my car. I decided to turn them into Wolfsburg face plates :P

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by fourier » Thu May 04, 2017 10:47 pm

Very nice touch! Why not just change the oil pressure face to metric units as well, while you're at it?
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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by Tony Z » Fri May 05, 2017 5:47 am

Wow, that does look good

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by Wentzel » Fri May 05, 2017 5:52 am

Very nice what do you use to print it? Temperature in a car can get quite high.
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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by FaanP » Fri May 05, 2017 7:54 am

I printed in ABS. I never had lego blocks melt in my car so it should be ok :D

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by retrovan » Fri May 05, 2017 9:42 am

Should be fine as most dash attachments are ABS.

Nice work

Me I would make the writing smaller on the bottom and add VDO under it, Yes I know, but its not for resale.......

Thats just me.

Looking good

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by Wentzel » Fri May 05, 2017 10:11 am

I was thinking abs should be good. Looking very professional. Well done
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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by FaanP » Fri May 05, 2017 6:35 pm

retrovan wrote:
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Should be fine as most dash attachments are ABS.

Nice work

Me I would make the writing smaller on the bottom and add VDO under it, Yes I know, but its not for resale.......

Thats just me.

Looking good

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Thanks Herman.

I did add the VDO logo at the bottom. Will share the results over the weekend. Hopefully :D

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Re: Panels for gauges

Post by Eugene » Sat May 06, 2017 9:04 am

I like!!!
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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