Fuel gauge almost done

Did more work on the fuel gauge today. Its almost finished. Below you see at what stage I got now. Happy with it so far !

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Above you see a spring coming out of the back with the clear hose in it that will be connected to the top of the fuel tank. I am using a spring here to make it possible to create a sharp bend in the clear tubing as it would otherwise collapse. It also protects the hose from being cut by the sharp edges of the aluminium it goes through.

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And the front of the dashboard. When finished you won’t see the spring that’s visible now.

The 3/4″ tube with the front cut away is hold in place with a piece of 7/8″ and will be riveted onto the dashboard. The 7/8″ has the 1/8″ hole for the rivet, and the 3/4″ has a hole slightly bigger so the 1/8″ rivet drops into the 3/4″ gauge tube and doesn’t interfere with the spring 🙂 So the 7/8″ is there to hold the 3/4″ basically.

After I got to this stage I noticed that the top of the 7/8″ tube, cut on an angle is going to be covered nicely by the top-deck, as that overhangs by about 1.5″. Before I wasn’t sure what to do with that top, so it just worked out nicely.

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