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Old 12-18-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hey everyone

If you want to make your own custom pillar pod it only cost me about $60 plus time. I used a universal guage pod and heated with a heat gun, and mounted it to a scrap piece of A pillar purchased from a junk yard. I used an auto body filler to smooth out the seams, and I used some primer, textured paint and some interior dye paint to match my bonnies interior. It looks really good, i dont do hsck jobs for my car. I purchased Autometers Boost Guage and Air/Fuel ratio carbon fibre gauges. I will post some pictures when I get my digital camera back from repairs. This process took me about 2 weeks to build. I guess I dont need that pillar pod from domestic performance any more!
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I made one for about ten bux, if that, worth of materials. YOu can make it wrap around the entire pod or make a smaller one. All you need to do is go out and buy a pair of pany hose, or get some kind of stretchy material with about the same properties, a ten dollar liter of fiberglass and a 5 dollar thing of bondo. I took a piece of paper and wraped it around the gauge, then applied a thin layer of fiberglass around it. It doesnt obsorb the fiberglass very well, but it will hold its shape if your careful. Once that dried, I cut it in half and peeled it off the gauge because even though i used wax as a release agent, it stilll didnt want to slip off of there. I then took that and fiberglassed it back together and repeated the above process to make my second. After that i cut the finger off of an old latex glove ( a baloon might be better for this process) and blew it up and tied it off, after that u slip it in the end of the mold of the gauge and apply some fiberglass resin to that. AT the same time you should wax up your A pillar and make a mold of it as well, but be sure to wrap it around the back so it will hold itself to the pillar and wont lose its form. I used fiberglass mat to do this because it holds its shape A LOT better than panty hose. I then cut some mounting brackets out of a little bit of foam and glued them to the mold of the gauge pod and the mold of the pillar. Stretch ur panty hose material over that, do some finish work and ur done. Mine didnt turn out right though, one of the gauge pods shifted on me it ended up being at a different angle than the other. I dont really have a use for one of these yet, so i abandoned the project
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Several of us have done this
Cost me 20 bucks including paint.





But I'm still getting a full pillar pod from DP.
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Here'* one I did a while Back. I'm making a 4 pod unit this winter to add air/fuel and Boost.

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HEre is an unfinished version of what i wanted mine to look like

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yea i got pillar pod from advance and used the heat gun


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do you get gagues like this ( well not exactly like this.... these are one of a kind to match the interior)


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nice pics guys
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