I decided to change the style of the hands on my analogue time clock so that they matched the needles in the cluster.
No mk3 time clock had hands that matched the colour or style of the cluster needles.
My mk3 is an ST220, so although it has the same cluster needles as other mk3 cars the spindle at the base of the needles is pale silver to match the dial faces. With Ford being their usual inconsistent selves the same parts on the analogue time clock are gunmetal grey.
My idea was to buy a spare set of cluster needles, then use those along with a spare set of analogue clock needles to make a set of clock needles that matched the style and colour of the cluster needles.
This was always going to be a very fiddly job as the parts are very small and I have very little feeling in my hands due to nerve damage. It’s fair to say I very literally dropped parts 60-70 times during the process.
It’s going to be easiest to put up lots of pics to show what I’ve done, and what went wrong
An alternative method for this project would be to simply change the colour of existing clock hands, and spray the spindles pale silver, but this would only be changing the colour and not the style.
These are cluster dials, the needle goes all the way through the spindle, and has a short tail surrounded by a small rectangular frame.
Edited by raynkar, 29 May 2020 - 09:36 PM.