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Engine Turned Dash

Rick Eggers   USA — Posted on The CycleKart Club
Saturday December 16, 2017 3:01 PM


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2017-12-16 15:08:50 # 46978
Comment by Rick Eggers
A couple things I forgot to mention. Do this BEFORE you cut out the dash. Doing the edges is a pain, and it wants to grab the rubber stopper and twist it off. Engine turn a piece big enough, then cut the panel out.The rubber stopper is about 1.25 inches across the bottom. That seems like a good size for the size of the dash.
2017-12-16 15:11:39 # 46979
Comment by Rick Eggers
One more thing. Use plenty of compound, or the rubber runs dry (use a high rpm) and burns to the aluminum a little. It doesn't really hurt it, but it's more work to clean it up when it's done.
2017-12-16 15:30:29 # 46980
Comment by Randy R
Nice work Rick, how did you locate the circles so accurately?
2017-12-16 20:01:26 # 46990
Comment by Rick Eggers
I screwed it to a piece of plywood which was screwed to a 2 x 4. Then I clamped in in a vice that was bolted to the mill table on my Smithy.(see pic #1).600 between each circle and .600 from row to row. It took me several hours.
2017-12-17 01:50:30 # 46999
Comment by Dennis Graham
I think maybe what Randy was wondering about was...the travel on that Smithy in X & Y is rather limited, so....you must have had to relocate a few times to cover the full width of the dash. Nice job, turned out looking real good. dg
2017-12-17 01:55:40 # 47000
Comment by Dennis Graham
By the way, that's a beauty of a steering wheel, have you done a write up on howyou made it???Did you make a mold up to cast the ring??dg
2017-12-18 11:15:58 # 47035
Comment by Steve Vinson
Nice Shelby Cobra in the garage. Is that the real deal? The sunburst wheels look right.
2017-12-18 11:57:38 # 47037
Comment by Rick Eggers
Thanks. No it's not a real one. I built it in 1982. Check out the vehicles on my page for more pics.Rick
2017-12-20 07:36:00 # 47080
Comment by Wayne Smith
You can buy shiny vinyl self stick sheet with engine turned finish. I used the silver color but it also available in gold color. Looks very realistic and is inexpensive. Unfortunately I don't remember where I bought it. Probably EBAY.
2017-12-20 21:12:18 # 47100
Comment by Rick Eggers
Well, I'd rather do it myself. To me, this cycle kart is as much an art project as it is an engineering project.
2017-12-31 20:44:02 # 47365
Comment by Mark Henderson
You do really nice work Rick. I missed the reply about the Banjo Steering wheel. Where did you get it or was it made?
2017-12-31 22:40:22 # 47369
Comment by Rick Eggers
Thanks, Mark. The Banjo wheel is my creation. I used 1/8" stainless for the spokes, aluminum for the 3 things (whatever you call them) on the spokes, aluminum for the hub, which is two pieces that screw together and clamp the spokes in place. It was fun trying to figure all the angles an drilling the holes right to make it look like it's supposed to. Then I used 3 of the six screws to attach the quick-release hub on the back. The rim is wood.
2018-01-02 16:14:20 # 47426
Comment by john r
Lovely work

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