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Old 11-17-2008, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default DIY gauge pod (Z/S Inspired)

This weekend,I started a new gauge pod project.
Inspiration came from the Zerosport gauge pod for RHD 08 GRB STI


My version
I made a mock up using cardboard. It will be for one 60mm gauge on the left side of the cluster hood.
After I finalize the mock up, I will cover it with fiberglass.




Finished gauge pod


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Old 11-17-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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hell yea, i like it and seems easy enough to make and for cheap!
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:50 AM   #4
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Good idea, post pics when your finished. I think I will have to jack your idea mang!
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:00 AM   #5
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- lol keep the cardboard look, its Pimp!
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:38 AM   #6
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i like the creativity, but if your going to put it there why not just go with the a piller mounting point, then your ac still defrosts the side windows.....

not to hate, just thinking practically....

+1 for any diy job though...
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:34 AM   #7
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for that location, the "Subie Gal" single pod might be worth a look,
though I have always preferred the shape of the 52mm version.

not trying to discourage you, just want to be sure you looked over the options.

keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:38 AM   #8
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looks like its gonna be a nice project g/l and post pics
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:41 AM   #9
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kenji, you remember that pod for only rhd cars where it held 4 defis up to the steering colum? Or that one that faced the driver that you tried doing a gb on? Make me one of those haha
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:37 AM   #10
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i like the creativity, but if your going to put it there why not just go with the a piller mounting point, then your ac still defrosts the side windows.....

not to hate, just thinking practically....

+1 for any diy job though...
I don't like the look of pillar mounted gauges. I think it looks too 1990s. No offense to those who have it.
The final version will have some more tweak and won't cover the defrost vent.

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for that location, the "Subie Gal" single pod might be worth a look,
though I have always preferred the shape of the 52mm version.

not trying to discourage you, just want to be sure you looked over the options.

keep us posted on your progress.
Subie Gal has a nice gauge pod but it's tucked too close to the wind shield.

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kenji, you remember that pod for only rhd cars where it held 4 defis up to the steering colum? Or that one that faced the driver that you tried doing a gb on? Make me one of those haha
That's the carbing one.

and the Arai one.

I know I know the manufacture never came thru with the deal.
This pod I'll be making is will be strictly one off.
Maybe.... just maybe I will make a mold and have a few for sale.
When I'm finish with this one I might make a carbing style one for LHD.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:52 AM   #11
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Subie Gal has a nice gauge pod but it's tucked too close to the wind shield.
^Is this a negative because you think it will be harder to read? I have the Subie Gal pod and i think the placement is perfect. Super easy to read with a quick glance. Your design looks pretty good too. As long as you can keep it from interfering with the defroster it should be nice.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:02 PM   #12
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^Is this a negative because you think it will be harder to read? I have the Subie Gal pod and i think the placement is perfect. Super easy to read with a quick glance. Your design looks pretty good too. As long as you can keep it from interfering with the defroster it should be nice.
Subiegal pod is best! I have had both the 52mm and 60mm and the view to see the gauge is unobstructed
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #13
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and the Arai one.

I know I know the manufacture never came thru with the deal.
This pod I'll be making is will be strictly one off.
Maybe.... just maybe I will make a mold and have a few for sale.
When I'm finish with this one I might make a carbing style one for LHD.
Make me a LHD carbing one too and ill love you forever.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:16 PM   #14
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Some progress made on the gauge pod.

Sides are notched in to clear the A/C Defrost Vent.

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #15
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I liked it cardboard. Maybe color ith with a black marker to give it a more stealth look.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:24 PM   #16
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looking good
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #17
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is that chop strand matt? Ewwwwww! I have a huge roll of carbon, might try something like this
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:53 PM   #18
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So where are you going to feed the wires? Are you just going to double sided tape it to the dash like ZS one? Good idea, though. I really like that Arai one center pod.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:55 PM   #19
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Yes, It's going to be attached using double side tape just like the Z/S pod.
There's two way of running wire.
#1 drill hole thru the dash board. (permanent mod)
or
#2 run the wire thru the A/C vent right next to it.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #20
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #21
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looks good. Really like this. If i only had the balls to fiberglass on my car.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:18 PM   #22
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you placed the resin and glass on your dash and it came right up? I always usually seen people putting down tin foil then going over that and peeling it off later.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:31 PM   #23
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^^^
I did not post pictures of that process.
The area that was cover by glass was first covered by painter tape .
The tape was peeled off the finish glass base after the resin was dried.
You could also use foil.

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Old 11-18-2008, 12:59 AM   #24
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:31 AM   #25
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subscribed also. project looks awesome and the pods in this threads are most baller.
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