The venerable C64 and VIC20 are still cherished by folks worldwide. The years have taken a toll on many of our beloved machines cases though. The screw posts crack, the bottom case PCB standoffs crack, and the three rear tabs on the top case tend to snap off.
We sell repair kits that contain all the parts you need to fix a single case. If that is what you are after see the link at the bottom of this page. For those folks who fix a lot of C64s and need more repair tabs than anything else, we offer 'bulk paks'. Each 'bulk pak' contains 10 sets of tabs of ONE case type. This makes for a total of 30 individual parts.
The three rear tabs for the top case may be CNC machined or 3D printed. We 3D print these in such a way that the strength lies along the length of the tab, so the business end won’t snap off. The top case rear tabs are also designed to self-align to make gluing easier.
Along the way, we have discovered there are at least 5 different types of tabs used on the rear of the top case on bread-bins. Type 1A tabs are flat with two wide tabs and one narrow tab. Type 1B tabs are flat and all three are wide. Type 2A tabs have a recess with one narrow and two wide tabs. Type 2B and 2C had two ‘hooks’ originally instead of full-width tabs. The Type 2B cases have three wide tabs. The Type 2C cases have two wide tabs and one narrow.
The 64C cases so far have only one known variant to the tab type which we are calling the 64CA Type Tab. The screw post uses a different size of repair sleeve and the PCB stand-offs have two different heights that are both different than the bread-bin cases.
To make things a little more complicated all of these tab types take a slightly different size/shape of repair tab. We created an individual 3D model of each to produce repair tabs that fit and work well.
Look carefully at the pictures on this page to make sure you are ordering the correct kit for your case.
What is in the bulk pak
- 10 sets of tabs for one case type
- This means there are 30 pieces in total
NOTE: Allow us a few extra days for shipment n this item.