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My speedo started to act up. I put a GPS speedo in my '73 VW Thing so why not put one in my '74 Rally. I pulled it out and took it apart. I made a tracing of the housing and imported it into Solidworks. There is enough room in the headset to make the shell deeper so I can fit the GPS module and the Arduino Nano. The display is an OLED. Here is the rendering of the model. Now it's time to 3D print it and buy the electronics. I still have to add a button to switch the odometer to the trip odometer and to reset it.
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Nice. How does it deal with tunnels?
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beautiful. Figure out your costs and start selling them. Vespa speedos are notoriously incorrect and prone to breakage. You could probably charge a really nice premium for your work, and people would still buy. ( look at the prices of SIP brand parts in europe, for example)
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Great idea. Keep us abreast of your progress, please.
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frogman_94 wrote:
My speedo started to act up. I put a GPS speedo in my '73 VW Thing so why not put one in my '74 Rally. I pulled it out and took it apart. I made a tracing of the housing and imported it into Solidworks. There is enough room in the headset to make the shell deeper so I can fit the GPS module and the Arduino Nano. The display is an OLED. Here is the rendering of the model. Now it's time to 3D print it and buy the electronics. I still have to add a button to switch the odometer to the trip odometer and to reset it.
Might be a longshot as been quite a while but loving this and wanted to know if you might share your model for the housing as looking to do something similar myself?

Thinking of transplanting a fuel gauge into a speedo housing for my 1977 Rally 200.

Of course understand if not : )
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I'm more than happy to share my model. It is a Solidworks model. Looks like I can't share it here but I can send it to you.
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frogman_94 wrote:
I'm more than happy to share my model. It is a Solidworks model. Looks like I can't share it here but I can send it to you.
Cheers, sent you a DM with my email address etc

Thanks so much
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