Page 36 of 36 FirstFirst ... 26 34 35 36
Results 351 to 358 of 358

Thread: BTTF Time Machine Build Questions - Ask Me Anything

  1. #351
    Senior Member mluder's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Happy Valley, OR

    Posts:    1,568

    My VIN:    4456 - Owner since March 2011

    Club(s):   (PNDC)

    Quote Originally Posted by burch View Post
    IIRC, the embossing labeler in this case wasn't a Dymo, but a Rotex. I picked up a Rotex 880 on eBay a couple years ago. The font seems to be closer to what you see on screen than what the Dymo has. (Apologies if this was covered earlier in the thread)
    Can you find tape for these still or do the modern equivalents work?

    Cheers
    Steve
    Cheers
    Steven Maguire
    #4456


    IT'S A TRAP!!!!!

  2. #352
    Senior Member Timebender's Avatar
    Join Date:  Nov 2011

    Location:  Jamul, CA

    Posts:    1,331

    My VIN:    07000

    Quote Originally Posted by burch View Post
    IIRC, the embossing labeler in this case wasn't a Dymo, but a Rotex. I picked up a Rotex 880 on eBay a couple years ago. The font seems to be closer to what you see on screen than what the Dymo has. (Apologies if this was covered earlier in the thread)
    That makes sense, as the kerning is much closer on the movie version, whereas the dyno labeler leaves a lot more space between the letters.

    I finally gave up on worrying about that little detail, as we're the only ones who are going to notice (and of course it bugs me, but who cares what I think?), and the general public will freak out about cool it looks.

    I mean, look at the car by RentDeLorean- have you seen his homemade Mr. Fusion? We know it's nowhere near being a Krups, but his clients and general onlookers don't give a hoot.

  3. #353
    Senior Member Timebender's Avatar
    Join Date:  Nov 2011

    Location:  Jamul, CA

    Posts:    1,331

    My VIN:    07000

    Labels from dymo on round gauge

  4. #354
    Desert DeLorean Driver burch's Avatar
    Join Date:  Feb 2015

    Location:  Mesa, AZ

    Posts:    125

    My VIN:    6631

    Club(s):   (AZ-D)

    Quote Originally Posted by mluder View Post
    Can you find tape for these still or do the modern equivalents work?

    Cheers
    Steve
    The modern equivalents work, however I have found that it is tough to get the 1/2" tape size locally anymore. You can get the 3/8" just about anywhere, but 1/2 is a bit tougher. I ended up buying some old Dymo tape through http://www.dymotapestore.com/. The size is right and the quality is good. The problem is that with this older tape, the adhesive isn't always the greatest anymore. A little double-sided tape on the back corrects that though

    Here's what it looks like on my Flux: 20170309_120006.jpg

    My flux build isn't 100% screen accurate, but more than close enough for my needs.

  5. #355
    Senior Member mluder's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Happy Valley, OR

    Posts:    1,568

    My VIN:    4456 - Owner since March 2011

    Club(s):   (PNDC)

    Quote Originally Posted by burch View Post
    The modern equivalents work, however I have found that it is tough to get the 1/2" tape size locally anymore. You can get the 3/8" just about anywhere, but 1/2 is a bit tougher. I ended up buying some old Dymo tape through http://www.dymotapestore.com/. The size is right and the quality is good. The problem is that with this older tape, the adhesive isn't always the greatest anymore. A little double-sided tape on the back corrects that though
    I never realized there were two sizes on the car... (Or that 2 sizes even existed) I just assumed they were all one sized (3/8").
    Thanks for the info.

    Cheers
    Steve
    Cheers
    Steven Maguire
    #4456


    IT'S A TRAP!!!!!

  6. #356
    Desert DeLorean Driver burch's Avatar
    Join Date:  Feb 2015

    Location:  Mesa, AZ

    Posts:    125

    My VIN:    6631

    Club(s):   (AZ-D)

    Quote Originally Posted by mluder View Post
    I never realized there were two sizes on the car... (Or that 2 sizes even existed) I just assumed they were all one sized (3/8").
    Thanks for the info.

    Cheers
    Steve
    So, based off my measurements on screencaps, I believe there are two sizes. Hopefully someone can either confirm, or shoot me down quickly

  7. #357
    Senior Member Timebender's Avatar
    Join Date:  Nov 2011

    Location:  Jamul, CA

    Posts:    1,331

    My VIN:    07000

    I managed to get my gauges done- they're non- functional and light up using battery powered miniature Christmas lights. Lots of thanks to Mark, mluder, and anyone else who shared some really great info!

  8. #358
    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Stevens Point,WI

    Posts:    1,838

    My VIN:    6125

    Just confirming that the ROTEX label maker is what was used, and there are two sizes of labels, 1/2" and 3/8. In the the photos above of Burch's flux he's got the upper two labels correctly overlapping by a slight bit.

Page 36 of 36 FirstFirst ... 26 34 35 36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •