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Made a new gauge pod

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Turbo&Auto, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I've been toying around with new ideas for pods, I build them for people on other forums.

    Last night, I had a piece of 2" PVC, which I found out fits gauges perfectly. I ripped my dash out and took out the hideous piece of painted wood gauge pod I had in there. It was a temp that kinda became permanent, so it was time to upgrade. After cutting the PVC to fit in the space right, I just sanded 2 flat spots oppositte each other and they pieces of PVC fit in the middle vent area like a glove :D After maybe 1 hour tops, its finished.

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    Here's the old one:
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    OH, my new FMIC showed up today too:
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    awesome, paint it and instal it, i wanna see it when its done!!!
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I installed the one pictured above, but the hole for the Wideband needed to be slightly larger then the Autometer gauges for some reason. SO, I took out the dremel and started to sand the hole a lil larger. I left the other gauges in the holes and the boost needle fell off of the gauge :(

    I tore that 3 gauge FG piece out and sanded it all back down smooth again. Then decided to mount my E-01 in the dash so I could see the boost level with a quick look. Here's how it turned out:

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    Thats with my celly, I'll get a better pic tonight with a real camera. The silver blob on the bottom is the Greddy E-01 label on it, i tried to paint it up nice and keep the greddy label.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Got HID's?
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    that looks awesome!! great work mang!
     
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    Very nice! I need to make some add-on pieces for the S2k dash.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Thanks man :) I appreciate the nice words.
     
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    d17type-R Doc Brown says

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    where did you get your HID's?
    How much should I spend?
    Can I find a set of RL dual HID Prohjo's anywhere?
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I traded them and some loot for a BMX bike I had in my garage. Frist Cromalusion paint job I did was on that bike, I miss it :(

    I can get 8000K HID's shipped for $305. They're fully Plug-N-Pray.
     
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    nice ghetto ic with the pipe hangin down!! classy :p
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Its coming off. Just waiting for the new manifold to be done and all the new stuff will be on. AND correctly fitting ;)
     
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    man that gauge piece you made is BADASS!! :thumbsup: to someone doing custom gauge pods!
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    not a problem. you interested in making a gauge pod to mount 2 air pressure gauges in for a Ford Ranger? im looking at getting some mounted where my 2 center heater vents are. if you are interested, lemme know what ya charge if you are wanting to try it. thanks bro!
     
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    Take a pic of where you want it. I can make them angled towards you too if you like. Prolly 75-100 taking a total guess at it.
     
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