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Rich A
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« on: March 01, 2010, 10:09:14 PM »
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I needed to re-attach the chrome bezel to my loop's speedo, and I decide to make a tool to do this.  To re-attach the bezel, you first put some masking tape around its edge and then attach a (3-in) hose clamp around the outside of the bezel. Slip the tool over the hose clamp and tap it with a hammer to bend the edge of the bezel down.







The hose clamp keeps the working edge of the tool right on the part of the bezel you want to bend--it's just about impossible for the thing to slip. It worked great, the edge comes out quite even (I repositioned the hose clamp several times). Not perfect, but I'm very satisfied with the way it all worked out.

If anyone would like to borrow the tool, just let me know.

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 10:23:25 PM »
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Send that one to luap for the tips book.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 10:41:45 PM »
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I'd like to buy one of these from you if you'd like to make another!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 10:54:52 PM »
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I'd like to buy one of these from you if you'd like to make another!

And I'll buy another. I'd much rather own one than cheat you out of the original.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 08:25:51 AM »
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A terrific idea.  I've got an old speedometer glass I've got to repair (promised myself that I'd do it this winter).

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 09:03:58 AM »
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Well done.   I had to pull the glass from my LMIV speedo a long while back and really made a mess of getting the bezel crimped back down.  Good thing the rubber console hides the carnage.

It didn't have the lip that your instrument does though, it just folded against the body of the unit.
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