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Possible new gauges (overlays) for the Fiero. by JohnWPB
Started on: 05-19-2014 04:52 AM
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Last post by: timcha on 03-26-2016 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Guess this is never going to happen


I believe this is still in the cards for John to do...But I think he is trying to concentrate all his time with MAACO fixing the royal screw up that they did to his Fiero at the moment.

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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Guess this is never going to happen

Wow, what a useful & well thought out post..... and such an optimistic outlook! Kudos to you!


 
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Originally posted by fierogtlt1:
I believe this is still in the cards for John to do...But I think he is trying to concentrate all his time with MAACO fixing the royal screw up that they did to his Fiero at the moment.


Yea, that has been a priority lately..... what a mess, but that discussion is in another thread....

At the moment, I have all of the Fiero gauges rendered into my dye cutting machine's format. I also have sourced back-lit panels for all of the stock gauges. I have been working on different materials, and trying to find a way to print / dye / transfer the images onto a thicker, more permanent material.

I have the reverse gauges pretty much sorted out. Such as white or yellow gauges with black or dark lettering. The light is Ok to bleed through the background on these, as you want to see the color back lit. It is the dark faced gauges that I am having a problem with light bleeding through the background. Typically on a black gauge, you want the light just to illuminate the lettering, tick marks and such.

This project is not dead yet, but just being worked on in my spare time, and testing different ways to do it.

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Report this Post11-17-2014 01:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DalefordClick Here to Email DalefordSend a Private Message to DalefordEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
John.Glad to see this thread for 2 reasons. I spend my winters in WPBeach , and I need to fix my dash cluster that has developed some problems. I bought the Black gauge kit with Ferr@ri emblems from J. Brian Riley when he was in business. are you familiar with his products. [I can't find him now] the tach is OK but the speedo overlay has hairline cracks that let the light show through.
When you get this up and running I will probably be a customer.
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This is pretty cool John! Updates on the project?
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Report this Post09-24-2015 11:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DanyelClick Here to visit Danyel's HomePageSend a Private Message to DanyelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any updates .... or selling these ....I'm in need of overlays in metric KPH
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I've got a custom job when he's ready to take requests
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Originally posted by JohnWPB:


Sorry, I am still working on an answer. I am trying to find a way to make the tick marks, other than drawing each one by hand. I am going to need some sort of script or way to automate the process.


I don't think it would be as simple as rotating the gauge 2 MPH or whatever. It would have to adjust each MPH mark whatever % difference in speed the new diameter changes it cumulatively for each MPH increase. Basically, if your tire puts you off 4%, at 100 MPH that's 4 MPH off, 75 your 3 MPH off, 50 your 2 MPH off and 25 your only 1 MPH off. Right? At least that's how the tire guy explained it to me.
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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Guess this is never going to happen



Yeah its a shame. I really liked those carbon fiber overlays.
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Report this Post09-25-2015 01:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow, I forgot all about this.... I never intended to leave anyone hanging with this. I just never found a good enough solution that would work well.

I have the ability to print the gauges on anything that will go through a laser or ink jet printer. The problem is, any of that material I have tried lets light bleed through what is supposed to be dark area's. For this to work, it would somehow have to be silk screened or some other technique that would absolutely block all light in areas, other than the tick marks and numbers.
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Bump....John, did you give up on this?
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