Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 40

Thread: Reproduction mirror switch project

  1. #11
    Member Rhye's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2013

    Location:  Poland

    Posts:    44

    My VIN:    3771

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    Will the internals be compatible with original shells? That would be helpful for repairing broken originals.
    No, it will be totally different animal inside - PCB with some standard electronic components will be used.

    If there's some need for spare parts for original switch, I could check if it's feasible to 3D-print them, but I need to finish reproduction design first.

    If you think of upgrading original shell with new internals - well, that seems possible, but also needs a separate project.
    Last edited by Rhye; 03-18-2019 at 02:06 PM.

  2. #12
    EFI'd dn010's Avatar
    Join Date:  Jul 2011

    Location:  Florida: Pinellas County

    Posts:    1,849

    My VIN:    5003

    Club(s):   (DCF)

    The plastic is by now old and prone to cracking that I wouldn’t even want to reuse the case. Maybe that is just mine though.
    -----Dan B.

  3. #13
    Senior Member Tomcio's Avatar
    Join Date:  Apr 2012

    Location:  Poland

    Posts:    327

    My VIN:    6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 17086

    That plastic was never good to begin with. Add the years and temperature changes and... I'm afraid to touch mine because it might just turn to dust
    Greetings from Poland!

    Please excuse my typos... and watch this: Ben Champion - That Auto-Correct Song

  4. #14
    Join Date:  Jul 2011

    Posts:    86

    Being backlit would be a great idea.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #15
    Member Rhye's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2013

    Location:  Poland

    Posts:    44

    My VIN:    3771

    After some noticeable delay (: in design finishing (had to focus on another urgent project in the meantime), prototype mechanical parts arrived finally. Here are the results:

    Prototype #1 partially assembled, waiting for some machined parts (pivots):


    Prototype #2 assembled fully:

    IMG_20190524_192200325_.jpg IMG_20190524_191538169_.jpg

    And here's some comparison with OEM switch:


    Decal cut-out will be later filled with white resin, flush with the switch housing. Surface finish is more grainy and totally matt, but this can be addressed by some polishing - I plan to take care of it at the very end of the project. Good news is that mechanical parts of proto #2 work quite well. #1 still needs to be evaluated after completion of assembly.

    The PCB design is now in progress. As soon as PCB and electronic components arrive, next step will be a functional test. If any of the prototypes proves to be functional, endurance testing will take place - I plan to prepare a test bench and make at least 10 000 switching cycles in both directions, with ambient temperatures varying between -20 and +80 degrees Celsius.

  6. #16
    Matt Drive Stainless's Avatar
    Join Date:  Mar 2016

    Location:  Washington D.C.

    Posts:    526

    Please sell me your old switches!

  7. #17
    Member Rhye's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2013

    Location:  Poland

    Posts:    44

    My VIN:    3771

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive Stainless View Post
    Please sell me your old switches!
    As for me, nothing for sale at the moment. And I'll always need my OEM switch as a master part.

  8. #18
    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Stevens Point,WI

    Posts:    2,119

    My VIN:    6125

    I really appreciate the amount of work going into this project. It looks great so far and with the modern PCB it should be more robust than the original. I'd be on board for one of these just to support the efforts.

    My OEM switch works but is a little flaky at times so a replacement wouldn't hurt... even though I've only really adjusted the mirror a handful of times in the past 10 years. I've got extended convex mirrors from Tomcio so i can pretty much see everything no matter how the mirrors are adjusted.
    Mark Dehlinger

  9. #19
    Senior Member DMC-81's Avatar
    Join Date:  Apr 2014

    Location:  Florida

    Posts:    2,125

    My VIN:    <2000

    Club(s):   (DCF)

    That's truly amazing! Great job!

    1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (5 Speed, Gas Flap, Black Interior, Windshield Antenna, Dark Gray)
    Restored as "mostly correct, but with flaws corrected". Pictures and comments of my restoration are in the albums section on my profile.
    2006 Dodge Magnum R/T (D/D)
    2010 Camaro SS (Transformers Edition)

  10. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Hopkins, MN

    Posts:    327

    My VIN:    1121

    Club(s):   (DOA) (DCUK)

    Great work. Looks awesome. Very interested. Good luck!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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