Vintage Style Tachometer Detail.

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  1. nabeshin

    nabeshin New Member

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    I had a cool idea for a tachometer detail. I have always loved vintage gauges on motorcycles or older sports cars.

    This is a hack photoshop job with a stock photo, but let me know what you think. I could maybe buy another gauge face plate and use strips of vinyl to make it.

    minicoopertachwithclassicredline.jpg
     
  2. Nathan

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    I have a spare Tach face I'll send you. PM me your address.
     
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    Not bad. I like it.
     
  4. nabeshin

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    Thanks.

    PM sent, Nathan. ← Thank you
     
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    I like it! Would be helpful on track since it's so much more clear.
     
  6. nabeshin

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    So I spoke with a custom vinyl shop in town a while back and the owner gave me some tips and a small sheet of red vinyl. Things aren't going so well, so I might have to have the guy do it for me. He said it would only cost about $25 to do. But I've been sick lately so I can't leave the house.
     
  7. Rally

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    If you want, I could cut the vinyl for you in whatever color you want. I've already got the dimensions and graphics files for tachs. This would be for an r53 right?
     
  8. nabeshin

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    Yeah, an R53. Thank you for the offer. How much for your work? They will be individual stickers for each stripe, right?
     
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    PM sent so we can discuss exactly what you want :cool:
     
  10. nabeshin

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    New versions



    solidred.jpg stripedred.jpg
     
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    Both are nice. I really like the second one with the stripes.
     
  12. nabeshin

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    Some of the inspiration for this.

    Toyota MR2
    IMG_0109.jpg

    Some unknown 80's Toyota
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    1978 Honda Civic
    0_homdhhhi.jpg

    1968 Toyota Sports 800
    16_02.jpg

    Maybe I need black gauge faces with white LEDs.
     
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    Dodge SRT-4s have something similar to this.
    I like the way the Corvette Stingray Tach is Marked.
     
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    I have the OutMotoring gray faces. Now you've got me thinking of maybe trying something like this in a shade of blue to match the rest of the car.
     
  15. nabeshin

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    So I finally have a free day and I'm going to try to put one of these on. Special thanks to [email protected] for the computer cut vinyl, and Nathan for the extra gauge face.

    I might go with the solid red at first. But I'd like to try out the stripes too. Yet I don't want to take the tach needle off too many times because it might not stay secure after a while.
     
  16. nabeshin

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    It is done. I fail as a photographer though.

    It looks pretty good. I'm sure someone else could have aligned it slightly better, but it seems as if the vinyl stretched a little as I applied it. I had to pull and reapply it a few times to get it as close as I could.
     
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    :useless

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  18. Crashton

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    I saw a vintage Healey racer with the word BANG just past redline along with a dollar sign. Can't find the picture I took, but here's another. It would be pretty cool to have a pounds Stirling sign with wings just past redline.

    Nice job with the tach face.
     

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  19. yellowbritishrocket

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    crashton that pic is funny as hell...im trying to do something similar with my classic mini...trying to nail down the redline on it so i can put something similar...i dont always look at the tach but having that bright red redline marker would surely help
     

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