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Vintage die cast model gauges help please

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I am going to powdercoat this die cast model kit for my Dr.
It is a Hubley 852-k

Picture for size reference.

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The goal here is to print the repaired picture after re sizing.Since the background is white a basic label will do. I will do the resizing and printing. The end product is so small you can barely read it anyway.

Can someone fix this please?

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On it. Give me a few since I'm at work. :thumbsup:

Can you give more details?

Like:
Any idea what the Temp gauge numbers or letters are?
In the tach on the bottom are those numbers, letters or just marks?
 




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Thats pretty cool!
 








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On it. Give me a few since I'm at work. :thumbsup:

Can you give more details?

Like:
Any idea what the Temp gauge numbers or letters are?
In the tach on the bottom are those numbers, letters or just marks?

Sorry, I was outside watering flowers and pulling weeds.

Should be good to go. Let me know what kind of file you want and I'll email it.

Oh My gosh! Colin, that is way better than I expected. Words cannot express how much I appreciate that! I know for a fact he will be blown away! I am!

I guess I just need a regular photo file that I can print from an email attachment, if that is possible. ( In other words I am clueless)

Man, once again I owe you big time. You have always been there with my requests. I am so grateful.


His "dream" is this video. He wants his done up in the color changing powder.


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I am going to go all out on this for him. So, I found this on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221464546270?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I'm only willing to go to 50.00 on it though. These things are worth hundreds when complete, since he is giving it to his Grandson I thought the full treatment was in order. They were sold as a paintable kit, so powdercoating will only enhance the value IMO
 








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For reference here is a Hubley kits site

http://www.hubleykits.com/


I used crushed garnet to blast the cast parts clean

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Here is a close up of the engine casting detail

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Now it is a matter of practicing my strategy and jigging the parts. I need to make mounts to hold them securely to mutli coat them.

Stay tuned, this is a spare time project that will surely take a few days for completion.
I need to try to avoid 3 coats to the main body as it will smooth over details, however, I do need the 3rd color for the cockpit surround padding and headrest. I cannot avoid a chrome base to the main body as I need that for the exhaust tips and fuel door. Looks like I will have to mix up a powder liquid and brush on the cockpit surround (white in this picture)

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That is a cool toy car.
 




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Frame, leaf springs, steering rack flat black, chrome front suspension box , chrome header.

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Chrome base on body panels and engine halves

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I'll get back on this either this evening or in the morning. It's getting kinda hot outside, I can't be dripping sweat and junk-
 




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WHAT?? your not done yet???? ya sleeping???

:p

can wait to see the pictures of it when your done jon.

btw, take care of them ribs. at least those parts aren't heavy.
 




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WHAT?? your not done yet???? ya sleeping???

:p

can wait to see the pictures of it when your done jon.

btw, take care of them ribs. at least those parts aren't heavy.

Sorry, I had to catch up on some laundry :D

I might get back on this in the AM while it is cooler. I am only going to work on this as I "feel" like it. No rush --
 




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I finally got ll the bits looking to my liking. ( remember, this is powdercoat ok ;))

Almost anyway. I am going to mix up some powder into liquid to brush on the leather panels along the cockpit and back seat rest. It will be flat black. I had to do it this way to avoid clear cot over the flt black.

Here is a picture update of present status.

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Also, I found a polycarbonate drinking glass at wally world for 1.97 which I am going to attempt cutting the windshield from. It has been preformed to an oval shape ( looking overhead) and I think I might just hit the correct shape out of it. I have never attempted anything like this part. Idunno:scratch::dunno:
 








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Back to the drawing board on hubcaps, I need some 3/4" or so ( .775" to be precise)
[MENTION=17822]Turdle[/MENTION] Google knockout closure 3/4 or conduit hole plug 3/4

I only knew about knockout closures from searching for small centercaps for Miata Daisy alloys...
 








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[MENTION=14543]toypaseo[/MENTION] thanks for the idea.

5/8" worked great! 3/4 were too large, but I bent the tabs a bit on these and they fit. if they made 11/16ths I bet it would be perfect but this will do just fine. :thumbsup:

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Nice! [MENTION=17822]Turdle[/MENTION]

I didn't think you would actually try my suggestion before looking at other options...
 




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Nice! [MENTION=17822]Turdle[/MENTION]

I didn't think you would actually try my suggestion before looking at other options...

I am going to put a layer of chrome powdercoat on the caps, then glue a smaller hubcap to them. :thumbsup:
 






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I think you might end up with a few extras :D
 




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