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Old 12-07-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Started my Gauge Pod Last Night!

Watching the Koji DIY thread over the past month or so inspired me to take on a project of my own. Keep in mind this is the first time I have fiberglassed ever and am still kinda figuring out what I am doing. Anyways, I never really liked the Defi hood guage pod, so I figured I would make my own. Somthing a little more toned down. All in all I spent $40 on everything so far. I ran out of resin last night and didn't get a chance to glass in the bottom section. Anyways here is what I have so far. Updates coming soon. Oh and as always constructive criticism is always welcome!












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Old 12-07-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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+1 for making your own crap. It looks alright so far, keep working on it.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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for DIY, its lookin quite fine. good job. Get er painted now :P
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Keep up the good work. Looks better then if i would have done it.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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Looks good. I have the a pillar pod and now might have to chage it. Really like it
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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i have the Denfi and like it alot, but kudos to you for trying something new.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:57 PM   #7
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as cities burn song in username? Looks good I plan on ordering a clock pod and 3 prosport gauges to wire in over christmas break
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #8
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as cities burn song in username? Looks good I plan on ordering a clock pod and 3 prosport gauges to wire in over christmas break
Yes sir!!!

oh, and PS does anyone have recommendations on what body filler or glazing product I should use? Please chime in thanks.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:13 PM   #9
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+1 for making your own crap. It looks alright so far, keep working on it.
Wow, was the crap part really required? and it looks great. keep up the good work. post pics when your all done.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #10
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i like evercoat rage body filler.
nice work on the guage pod.
what did you use for the rings
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:30 PM   #11
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i like evercoat rage body filler.
nice work on the guage pod.
what did you use for the rings
I have been watching your Zerosports gauge pod build! That kinda inspired me too! I used 2" ABS plumbing straight unions! It fits a Defi BF gauge PERFECTLY!

Also, just to give everyone a heads up on what I am trying to make the finished product look like. I am going for a mix between

THIS (not carbon obviously)



and THIS



But depending on how much reflection I get on the window from the gauges I might add a slight hood onto the pod as well....

like THIS




I also took it out to the car to see how the angle for the gauge faces are....WOW! I am so stoked. they stare me right in the face, which I am pretty excited about, because I just kinda eyeballed it last night

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:37 PM   #12
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Yes sir!!!

oh, and PS does anyone have recommendations on what body filler or glazing product I should use? Please chime in thanks.
PM Koji. He's probably used every type of body filler available and I'm sure would be more than happy to help out a fellow DIY'er.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #13
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PM Koji. He's probably used every type of body filler available and I'm sure would be more than happy to help out a fellow DIY'er.
Haha! I actually just sent him one!
Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #14
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Looks great so far man. In terms of body filler, here are my recommendations:

1. DO NOT USE ANY BONDO PRODUCT.

2. DO NOT USE ANY BONDO PRODUCT.

3. Buy some Evercoat (brand) Rage Extreme (product name) body filler.

4. Buy some Evercoat (brand) Easy Sand (product name) finishing glaze (spot putty).

You've done good work so far. Do not make the mistake of buying a crappy body filler product and effing up the process. The difference between Evercoat and Bondo is like the difference between Tyra Banks in her prime, and going hoggin' at your average sports bar. So basically, it's not even the same league. Sh**t, it's not even the same sport. Bondo products are sh**t. Evercoat products are THE Sh**t.

To give you a practical idea how different they are, I estimate that finishing what you've done so far would take me about 2.5 hours with Evercoat stuff. 7+ with Bondo.

If you were in Seattle and not Portland I'd let you come over and try some out.

Good luck!
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:55 PM   #15
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:20 PM   #16
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Looks great so far man. In terms of body filler, here are my recommendations:

1. DO NOT USE ANY BONDO PRODUCT.

2. DO NOT USE ANY BONDO PRODUCT.

3. Buy some Evercoat (brand) Rage Extreme (product name) body filler.

4. Buy some Evercoat (brand) Easy Sand (product name) finishing glaze (spot putty).

You've done good work so far. Do not make the mistake of buying a crappy body filler product and effing up the process. The difference between Evercoat and Bondo is like the difference between Tyra Banks in her prime, and going hoggin' at your average sports bar. So basically, it's not even the same league. Sh**t, it's not even the same sport. Bondo products are sh**t. Evercoat products are THE Sh**t.

To give you a practical idea how different they are, I estimate that finishing what you've done so far would take me about 2.5 hours with Evercoat stuff. 7+ with Bondo.

If you were in Seattle and not Portland I'd let you come over and try some out.

Good luck!
Thanks Koji!
I will be ordering some of this tomorrow, where do you get yours from?? I am also going to be finishing the rest of the glassing tomorrow after work. I used Bondo fiberglass resin for the first part...Should I be using something different here as well.
Thanks in advance

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:52 AM   #17
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I got mine from a place called caswell plating online, but you can get it from a lot of different places. For what you're doing, the bondo brand fiberglass resin is just fine.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:33 AM   #18
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I got mine from a place called caswell plating online, but you can get it from a lot of different places. For what you're doing, the bondo brand fiberglass resin is just fine.
Do you think I would be fine with just the rage body filler? not the rage xtreme? I really don't wanna buy a gallon of the stuff right now, and the rage comes in a quart.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:09 AM   #19
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Thats looking good so far.
I would add the small hood and finish it up.

Later.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:16 AM   #20
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did you use the stock clock pod as a base?
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:14 AM   #21
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Do you think I would be fine with just the rage body filler? not the rage xtreme? I really don't wanna buy a gallon of the stuff right now, and the rage comes in a quart.
For beginner regular rage would be fine.
I ordered my quart from caswell also.
Good stuff. Very easy to sand. I'll update my z/s thread tomorrow with some progress of the sanding.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:42 AM   #22
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I agree - regular Rage would be fine for a beginner. Since I had a LOT of relatively complicated stuff to build out I bought a gallon of the extreme.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:45 AM   #23
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Looks great so far man. In terms of body filler, here are my recommendations:

1. DO NOT USE ANY BONDO PRODUCT.

2. DO NOT USE ANY BONDO PRODUCT.

3. Buy some Evercoat (brand) Rage Extreme (product name) body filler.

4. Buy some Evercoat (brand) Easy Sand (product name) finishing glaze (spot putty).

You've done good work so far. Do not make the mistake of buying a crappy body filler product and effing up the process. The difference between Evercoat and Bondo is like the difference between Tyra Banks in her prime, and going hoggin' at your average sports bar. So basically, it's not even the same league. Sh**t, it's not even the same sport. Bondo products are sh**t. Evercoat products are THE Sh**t.

To give you a practical idea how different they are, I estimate that finishing what you've done so far would take me about 2.5 hours with Evercoat stuff. 7+ with Bondo.

If you were in Seattle and not Portland I'd let you come over and try some out.

Good luck!
quoted for truth! get evercoat
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #24
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did you use the stock clock pod as a base?
Yeah! That way it's a perfect fit when it goes back in. I used a dremel and just hacked the crap out of it. haha. I will get pictures of the underside for you.

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For beginner regular rage would be fine.
I ordered my quart from caswell also.
Good stuff. Very easy to sand. I'll update my z/s thread tomorrow with some progress of the sanding.
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I agree - regular Rage would be fine for a beginner. Since I had a LOT of relatively complicated stuff to build out I bought a gallon of the extreme.
Awesome! Thanks! Yeah, I just figure I won't be doing anything big for a while so I really don't have a need for a gallon. Thanks guys!
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great start! i can't wait to see the end result, keep us updated along the way!
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