is the latest and greatest from the shop making the turn signals.
They look all right to me....given everything that is serving as a
filter to my eyes right now...namely the amount of time this project
has been in the works. Please.....give me feedback...if you have
any to give: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the latest from the shop...(a couple hours later latest)...
The green arrows are showing where on the lens you can see the screws
or more appropriately...you can see the bosses that were put into the
molds....so that screw holes could be drilled and screws used for
bonding the lens to the housing. This is what all of 'em are
gonna look like give or take....so....
Make sure you are okay with such things if you want to get some.....I
am done trying to seek perfection...this is where the signals are going
to remain...they may get better...this is a trial run part...but you
should count on them looking like this...
Latest update pics from the shop:
Apparently they will be calling me on Monday after they have bonded the
two halves together and are ready to give me some sets. They keep
running into material issues since the aliphatic resin isn't that easy
to work with.
Okay...went down there myself...took some pics....they are making progress:
And here is the first set to be sold...Now I just need to figure out who is first on the list....and get it shipped.
Something the shop came up with for the smoked...and conceivably for
other colors was this frosted look. It is hard to tell from the
pics..but the finish is frosted in the sense it is matte instead of
glossy. They did this by using a teflon mold release instead of
The shop also is going to give the gaskets a try...I have 1 set of
brand new perfect gaskets....<sigh>....which I am going to
sacrifice to have them attempt to make molds so that everyone can have
new gaskets too. It is almost as painful as when I had to
sacrifice the brand new set of turn signals for purposes of mold making
<sniff>. Er...anyhow...the material that is going to be
used to make these is on the right..obviously it will not be that
The shop says the material will be "two part space age silicones" and
that it can be black instead of gray or slightly off black if
necessary. I am not going to hold my breath on this...I think
that if it happens, great, if not...well that bites, but was expected.
So basically, the shop is tinkering with this automated robot they have
which they want to use for drilling the holes for the screws.
Apparently it has been difficult to get consistent results by hand as
far as the drilling goes.
I am going out of town.....to see my favorite little guy in the entire
world....the apple of my eye...the best little trooper of a Mk1
ever....SHOCKY JR.!!! : )
And....I get to finally drive him since it is time to tune the
DTA!!! Dan and I are wrapping up the swap on this visit!! :
Er...so I will be leaving on 10/21 and gone until 11/1 -- Wish me luck.... : )
I will try to get back to working on this once I return..but it usually
takes a few days at least to get stuff in general back in