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My first “mod”, a Heuer stopwatch on the dash

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This stopwatch finally arrived after getting lost in the mail. I’m a watch enthusiast and a big Heuer fan, but my cars have always been too modern for a Heuer stopwatch to look correct. When I got the ‘02 I vowed to at last put one in and I have. 

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53 minutes ago, irdave said:

And Heuer before TAG got involved.  Nice.

Exactly. 

 

Well done @Sahara

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23 minutes ago, Simeon said:

How is it fixed to the dash?

Double sided "gorilla tape." I'm using it to test out the positioning before I put a hole in the dash for a proper mount. 

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40 minutes ago, Sahara said:

Double sided "gorilla tape." I'm using it to test out the positioning before I put a hole in the dash for a proper mount. 

If you would like, let me know the outside diameter and the thickness of the clock.  I can draw up a holder for it to hang on the dash.  You can 3D print the thing.  No need to make a hole.

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If you would like, let me know the outside diameter and the thickness of the clock.  I can draw up a holder for it to hang on the dash.  You can 3D print the thing.  No need to make a hole.
They're typically mounted on a plate/bracket that then gets mounted to the dash.

That's very generous of@tsingtao_1903 regarding 3D printing.

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Nice! Love the look, not so much the price.

 

Get creative and fabricate a mount with no drilling.

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3 minutes ago, SteveJ said:

Nice! Love the look, not so much the price.

  

Get creative and fabricate a mount with no drilling.

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Actually I got my hands on the timer in my OP (not the ones you posted, those are nutso pricing thanks to collectors) for about $75. 

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The design is still a bit clunky - still need some tuning.  It will hook onto the lip of the dash and provide a place for the stopwatch.

 

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5 hours ago, Tsingtao_1903 said:

The design is still a bit clunky - still need some tuning.  It will hook onto the lip of the dash and provide a place for the stopwatch.

 

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That’s amazing! I didn’t think you were going to start on it until I gave you some measurements. Did you find some online? Regardless I will go measure the watch today. 

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1 hour ago, Sahara said:

I didn’t think you were going to start on it until I gave you some measurements.

The "pocket" for the watch is made up.  Please give me the dimensions.  I'll tweak the design to fit the watch.  For now, the model is only to show concept.  I will be printing it out this weekend to make sure the hook feature fits correctly.

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1 hour ago, Tsingtao_1903 said:

The "pocket" for the watch is made up.  Please give me the dimensions.  I'll tweak the design to fit the watch.  For now, the model is only to show concept.  I will be printing it out this weekend to make sure the hook feature fits correctly.

The diameter of the watch is 53mm, the depth is trickier because the back is slightly convex. The case the watch came in, which was pretty snug, reaches a depth of 14mm. 

 

ETA: Also, if you can, angling the mount slightly up for improved readability would be great. The first place I tried mounting mine with the tape was right in the center of the dash, next to the shifter diagram, and I found that that area of the dash is actually tilted a couple degrees downward, which makes it harder to read the upper quarter of the watch. 

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Version 2.0.  The clock is looking up and in toward the driver.  Dimensions should be good.  Still need to figure out how to retain the clock in the holder.

 

 

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