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Old 02-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Like the title states-- UNIQUE HOME-MADE MODIFICATIONS ONLY--- This can also apply if you bought a shelf product and severly altered it from its original form.

Please do not post things that you just bought and painted or installed and want to show them off. There are other threads for that.

Please do not post pictures of "koji headlight mods", "garage door seal front lips" etc... we all know what the ultra common DIY stuff looks like.

In an attempt to keep this thread cleaner, please try to limit the amount of photos that you quote. This thread will be very pic heavy and people dont like scrolling past 4 quotes of the same 12 pictures that were posted of some awesome home-made goodness. Maybe just quote one photo instead of all 12.

This is an attempt to fix the "Show us your unique modifications" thread, which got sidetracked, and for those hardcore do-it-yourselfers who work magic with off-the wall materials. If I need to add something to this first post, please let me know.

Im sorry but i have no pictures that I can conjur up right now, and Im just too far away from my car to get good pictures. Hopefully someone else can offer up something good to start things off right.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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thank you for starting this thread, lets pray it does go in the crapper like the first one did.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:22 PM   #3
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can i be the first?


Homemade light bar with ebay lights and custom fabbed rack fairing out of 1/8 inch aluminum
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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i like that rack
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Official ONE-OFF DIY Modification Thread

Awesome. All my interior/exterior mods so far have been DIY, but they're the standard blacked interior, lighting conversion, diy grilles, etc.

Excited to see some fresh ideas!
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:27 PM   #6
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Thanks, its the INNO Grabmax i picked up new on eBay for 50 bucks and the aluminum was just scrap i had laying around
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
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I posted this in the other modification thread but ill post it here too

Makes revmatching a breeze cause before my break and gas pedals were like forever away from each other makin it unsafe to heal toe.

the bolts stickin up dont cause any problems at all. I will more thgen likely make a refined version later. I just wanted to see proof of concept first



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Old 02-12-2010, 10:25 PM   #8
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and again!

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I guess I'll unveil it here.
I call it the Moretrofit. BMW HID Projectors in GC8 Morette Housings. All my idea, thank you very much






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Old 02-13-2010, 06:55 PM   #9
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well here is the start of my light bar for my 05 XT its kind of based on the RI stylefor like a wrx but iam making it my self


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Old 02-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #10
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Here is my homemade dual 52mm gauge pod that covers the cigarette lighter and ashtray. I used the OEM shifter trim, ebay triple gauge pod and fiberglass/bondo for the structure and it is covered in black Alcantara. This is still a work in progress, but I am very close to finishing.


(it could also be a dual shot glass holder)
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:49 PM   #11
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i dont understand why people instist on putting gauges way down there, if they arent important just dont put them in... if they are important keep them in your line of sight.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:26 PM   #12
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I posted this in the other modification thread but ill post it here too

Makes revmatching a breeze cause before my break and gas pedals were like forever away from each other makin it unsafe to heal toe.

the bolts stickin up dont cause any problems at all. I will more thgen likely make a refined version later. I just wanted to see proof of concept first



looks cool i like the idea. You could round the edges and use button head bolts for it to make it look a little bit cleaner. Nice work though
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:41 PM   #13
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i dont understand why people instist on putting gauges way down there, if they arent important just dont put them in... if they are important keep them in your line of sight.
I plan on using external warning lights for these gauges which are going to be in my direct line of sight.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:07 PM   #14
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Guess I'll add my gauge pod here....full thread can be found here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1715228


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Old 02-14-2010, 11:34 PM   #15
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Guess I'll add my gauge pod here....full thread can be found here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1715228
Wow I thought the first photo looked kinda wierd, but after scrolling to the second one, its so functional its awesome. I always hated the thought of losing my clock pod up there if i wanted to put in gauges

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:44 PM   #16
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^^That gauge pod is awesome!!

To the OP: Please make it a rule in the first post that you are not allowed to quote pictures that are directly above your freaking post...
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:45 PM   #17
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Seems like a bit of a light bar theme going on here so I'll post mine too, I also posted it the unique mod thread, but I'll post here as well:

Custom fab light bar, polished with 4 hella 500ff.
I took it on a dark canyon last night it was great, like driving in daylight.








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Old 02-15-2010, 12:10 AM   #18
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tow hook plate...3/8" 6061 t6 cut with an angle grinder. Working on a rounded version for v.2



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Old 02-15-2010, 12:51 AM   #19
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swapped the lights so only the center circles would be on with the parking lights


Then made it so all three on each side would light when appling the brakes, Also added Cadillac Escalade 3rd brake light.


Added a front Tray out of some 1/8 aluminum.


Installed the rear diffuser without needing the front mounts, just fabbed a quick rear mount.


Much beefier fender brackets

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Old 02-15-2010, 12:51 AM   #20
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V1 remote mount


Extra 12v outlet


Quick holster for the rough parts of town


Shifter extension and Project Lunch time shifter ball


Piaa Driving lights instead of BS JDM units

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Old 02-15-2010, 01:02 AM   #21
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A few that I have pics of:

My Titleist knob:





My DIY gauge pod:






Vent pod:

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Old 02-15-2010, 01:54 AM   #22
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My DIY gauge pod:

I like that a lot! The 3-gauge pods that stick out real high are just ugly as sin, but that DIY pod is awesome. Great work!

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:10 AM   #23
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To the OP, you should add either ZERO quoting of pictures is aloud in this thread or if you are going to quote a picture, you only need to quote one pic and not all of them, like this ^ nor is there any reason to be a chump like this next post.

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:16 AM   #24
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Really? You're that picky?

I deleted 3 of the pictures for you, princess. Now you dont have to spend that extra 0.2 seconds scrolling past them.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:29 AM   #25
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2xhighpsi do you have any pics of your gauge pod light up at night? thats exactly what i want to make im just worried about the gauges being to hard to read while driving. any issues with it or is it as good as i think it is
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