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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
I'm just so handy to have around. I wanted to label the warning lights on the TC Special's dash (alternator signal light and the high-beam indicator) in period style.

In order: mock-up, engraving the paint away with the laser engraver (I own one for my furniture business), comparing the screen to the output, in it's final placement on the dash. Ferric Chloride was used to etch the brass. Black paint fills in the engraved area.

The KI-GASS disc is for the gas injector pump (supercharger) on the dash.



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ohmite Eric O
Wilson, NY, USA   USA
Very nice Mitch! You take orders for custom labels winking smiley?
-Eric

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3907982 by ohmite Very nice Mitch! You take orders for custom labels winking smiley?
-Eric

My first attempt. No, not yet. I've got a "B" set sitting in the sun to test paint adhesion. It would suc if the paint self-deported at its first car show.



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watsonrx13 Rob Watson
Plant City, FL, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA
Well done Mitch.

--- Rob

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bobs77vet bob K.
northern Va, VA, USA   USA
very nice, you do good work!

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Aridgerunner Silver Member Bill Bussler
Montoursville, PA, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The A"
1959 Triumph TR3A "The Mistress"
I have to admit, I'm kinda disappointed.

I was hoping to see more of that beautiful dash board. Your labels look great. Nice job.

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3908897 by Aridgerunner I have to admit, I'm kinda disappointed.

I was hoping to see more of that beautiful dash board. Your labels look great. Nice job.

Stay tuned, I hope to roll her out in about 7 weeks. Polishing aluminum right now. That will take over 150 hours in total.



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Redhawk1689 Gold Member Steven Stockham
Salina, KS, USA   USA
1958 MG MGA 1500 "Belle"
That’s gonna be something to see!

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Aridgerunner Silver Member Bill Bussler
Montoursville, PA, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The A"
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We'll be waiting right here.

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bobs77vet bob K.
northern Va, VA, USA   USA
I am glad you are building this ….I am trying to figure out what my next project is going to be for when the new house/new garage is finished. this garage will be a clean garage so I want the project to be a clean one. I have always toyed in my head with building a boat tail roadster

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3910427 by bobs77vet I am glad you are building this ….I am trying to figure out what my next project is going to be for when the new house/new garage is finished. this garage will be a clean garage so I want the project to be a clean one. I have always toyed in my head with building a boat tail roadster

Start collecting ideas now. There are a million small decisions to be made. Gauges, dash material, chassis, supercharged, body material, flooring, seats, aside from restoring the chassis....

I built a 'glass '34 Ford hot rod from scratch and I thought I'd never get into a project that complicated again. This was supposed to be easier. It isn't. I had a LOT of help from Steve Baker and a few others in England for some parts that we don't see over here.

I spent a week finding out that round-headed screws without slots are not called screws. They're called threaded rivets. Duh.

When it's finished you're welcome to come for an overnight and play.



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