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Looks good.  :thumbsup:

Thanks much!

 

I just had a thought, these caps are pretty thick wall... if you wanted to ditch the threaded rings altogether, you could use the set-screw idea others have used.

These ABS caps can easily be drilled and tapped for 3 little Allen set-screws.

It would require a bit of relief at the edge near the 'idiot lamp' cluster.... it's pretty tight in there, and the threaded ring is smaller OD, and acts as a spacer for the cap(s).

 

Actually I think white PVC S40 caps are a little thinner wall, and the same 3.5" ID, so a smaller OD.... might allow for better clearance in the center.

PVC being white, your paint may scratch if not careful... the ABS is black and scratches won't really show.

BLIGHT

 

FWIW, I found the wall thickness of the Speedhut cases quite thin. One of set screws made a hole.

 

I'm not sure how much clearance there is inside the Speedhut cases before a penetrating fastener might make contact with the electronics.

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Mine never drifted. I installed with big O-rings on both sides of the dash. When installed the O-rings were slightly compressed. Maybe they held everything in place?

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