And here they are! Turned out great, First I scanned my 140 face that I got to replace my 100 speedo that broke. As I scanned it, I held up a light to light up all the warning signals. Then I touched up all the graphics and corrected the font to match the 14o version in photoshop. I printed out a face with all the lights in white, then one with everything blacked out on sticker paper. I stripped the 100 face off the clear plastic backing with a blow drier and cleaned it up with rubbing alcohol. I wrapped the clear plastic backing with blue tint. I cut out the turn signal arrows and used a hole punch to make the high beam indicator on the "lights on" layer. The hardest part was lining up the layers of stickers perfectly, took a few pages. Cut out the holes for the odometer and the gas and alternator gauges. Then I put red tint behind the warning lights, green tint behind the turn signals, and extra blue tint behind the high beam light. The last part was sticking it to the plastic backing, wrapping it in some matte cold stick-on laminate I found on eBay, then from about 3 feet I sprayed over it with matte clear coat in several very light coats a minute apart each to give it the rough texture. I don't know how long it'll last or if anyone will think it's worth it to cannibalize their speedo for this, but it does look pretty damn good. The warning lights might be a little dim or blurry, won't know for sure until I get the car running, but I could always replace the bulbs with super bright LEDs.
Well, if people don't care about the backlights working at night, I could just share the file and it's easy enough to just stick it on over the old face and get a 12v LED strip to stick to the top. If someone wants to pay me, they could send their crappy faces to me and I'll do the full thing, I won't ruin any really nice ones or 140/14o's. Or if someone could reproduce a bunch of the clear plastic backings, we could sell them. The materials aren't real expensive but it's not easy to put together. I had 20 copies printed at FedEx for less than $3, the a 30 pack of sticker paper was about $22 at Staples, and if you don't get the layers lined up perfectly, there's no peeling off and trying again.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2020 12:07:19 GMT -5 by flcl64