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Pillar pod, behind seat switches???? Those are the usuals.
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Pillar pod, behind seat switches???? Those are the usuals.
I'd prefer to avoid a pillar pod if I can.
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Ok..how about this. I had thought about getting a pod. Molding and scupting it to mount over your right knee to the lower dash. Then take a console cover and make it the same material as the dash. The idea would be an extension of the dash with a gauge. Should look good enough that people would question if it was factory or not.
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Ok..how about this. I had thought about getting a pod. Molding and scupting it to mount over your right knee to the lower dash. Then take a console cover and make it the same material as the dash. The idea would be an extension of the dash with a gauge. Should look good enough that people would question if it was factory or not.
Wow. That'* a good idea. Could extend it for 2 gauges. Ideally, I want a trans temp and a voltage gauge without having to have it sticking out in the open on a pillar pod. I don't want to advertise what this car is becoming. :P
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So far...it'* only an idea. I haven't even scribbled it down or anything. If you went for two..you'd need to fill between the two pods..Hmmm ideas coming...

Ok..go for it..perfect it..and then I might copy it.
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So far...it'* only an idea. I haven't even scribbled it down or anything. If you went for two..you'd need to fill between the two pods..Hmmm ideas coming...

Ok..go for it..perfect it..and then I might copy it.
Heh. I'll take some measurements when I get baby back and we'll take it from there.
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Originally Posted by Mortehl
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So far...it'* only an idea. I haven't even scribbled it down or anything. If you went for two..you'd need to fill between the two pods..Hmmm ideas coming...

Ok..go for it..perfect it..and then I might copy it.
Heh. I'll take some measurements when I get baby back and we'll take it from there.
i have the PERFECT spot for em....

i just talked to Aaron, he dosent use the ash tray infront of the shifter....he buys 2 individual pillar pods, and then molds then and angel them to able to be seen.
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busted......lol

Just so you know, installing the temp gage DOES require cutting the cooling lines.
? I didn't cut any cooling lines for a trans temp gauge.
Never done one of these cars (yet), but the one on my pick-up required cutting and splicing into the cooler line....I suppose everything is different.

Anyways, I'm thinking of using the space under the radio where my gain slider goes (now that it'* worthless with a system in it) and maybe molding 2-3 small gauges in there.
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busted......lol

Just so you know, installing the temp gage DOES require cutting the cooling lines.
? I didn't cut any cooling lines for a trans temp gauge.
Never done one of these cars (yet), but the one on my pick-up required cutting and splicing into the cooler line....I suppose everything is different.

Anyways, I'm thinking of using the space under the radio where my gain slider goes (now that it'* worthless with a system in it) and maybe molding 2-3 small gauges in there.
Patty boy gave me a good idea that I'm likely going to go with. I'm going to explore using the cigarette tray area for a trans and voltage gauge.
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Originally Posted by LakevilleSSEi
Just so you know, installing the temp gage DOES require cutting the cooling lines.
let me clarify this one

here is the where the trans temp sender goes in

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