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#21 Z_Karma


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:38 PM

I have one from gaugepods.com for my z31. Its a very pliable ABS type
plastic that would lend itself very well for this kind of fiberglass solution.
It's meant as a replacement for the pillar trim piece, but i found it also fits
over it. Molding with a heatgun made it fit really nice. Unfortunately a few
days in the summer heat un-molded what i had done and it resumed its
previously warped sides.

Here are some pics with my old autometer gauges installed:
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Thanks for the post. I'd been considering doing something with fiberglass
before and its nice to see your solution.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:26 PM

Has anyone tried the RX7 FC pods yet? I found single pods for about $10 apiece. If not maybe I will order them and try them out. If they don't work I can always sell them to my friend who has 2 FC's.
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:16 AM

Ferg - Try those FC pods and let us know.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

I think I'll order them this weekend if I have money left after the bills.
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 04:09 PM

Just wanted to bring this up. I've been trying to do the whole fiberglassing thing with a gauge pod on my S30, and its looking to be pretty impossible to mold a double or triple gauge pod into the trim of a 70-78 and make it look right. The pods are just too big for the trim.

I'm ending up having to overlap the trim like the pictures posted earlier.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:21 PM

that's an amazing gauge cluster. Great work, can't wait to make one up for me self.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

I'm in the same boat, I bought 2 el cheapos and ground them down, test fit. Heated them with a heat gun and tried to reform them a little bit with no avail, close, but still looked out of place. I'll try a few others. I like the set ups posted. For an S30 there really isn't much room on the pillar. I'll let you guys know if I come up with anything that works.

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