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Old 02-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #976
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made from garbage cans! its a mod...
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #977
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The suede wrap on your gague pod holder is nice.did you do any more of yourcar in suede. Im trying to wrap my A,B,and C pillars in suede
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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 02-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #978
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lol vape in the corner haha
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I love this and have been wanting to do it for years, just never got around to it. Did you just take the seat base off the office chair and bolt it to the bracket or did you have to weld up something.

Cool stuff either way.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:32 AM   #979
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The suede wrap on your gague pod holder is nice.did you do any more of yourcar in suede. Im trying to wrap my A,B,and C pillars in suede
I have a whole thread on my interior here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184566

A and C pillars are super easy but the B pillar is difficult/impossible because of the bend at the top/front.

I have been working on an 05-07 center console which I should be installing soon along with some items that I am going to have JPM Coachworks do. Once I have everything installed I will update my thread then.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:46 AM   #980
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whoa this thread is filled with great mods !! now i cant wait to mod something in my car...
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #981
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #982
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Started drawing custom door handles in solidworks. I need to add some curvature to the backside. Also gonna add engraving to it that says wrx in the middle.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:05 PM   #983
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Did you vacuum form it with like a shop vac or something?

I just watched a video of this guy vacuum forming like...everything with a jerry rigged set of wood boxes with holes, and 450 degree plastic stretched over a frame.

I kinda lold when I watched it

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #984
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Did you vacuum form it with like a shop vac or something?

I just watched a video of this guy vacuum forming like...everything with a jerry rigged set of wood boxes with holes, and 450 degree plastic stretched over a frame.

I kinda lold when I watched it

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhajk_IDTUo
Gloves, toast, and stuff. Then more gloves. I wanna do this just so i can vaccu form toast
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #985
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Gloves, toast, and stuff. Then more gloves. I wanna do this just so i can vaccu form toast
I was just thinking if he made a plaster mold of the top of his clock pod, and then built his own gauge cluster on top of that, then did what this dude is doing thats pretty awesome lol, I'm curious to hear how he did it

and also how he went about pouring the plaster on that bit..or actually he said he casted it with fiberglass huh, I'm not so good with fiberglass
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:44 AM   #986
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Did you vacuum form it with like a shop vac or something?

I just watched a video of this guy vacuum forming like...everything with a jerry rigged set of wood boxes with holes, and 450 degree plastic stretched over a frame.

I kinda lold when I watched it

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhajk_IDTUo
First time I've ever seen that. Seriously, thanks for the video link, I may have to make something sometime. :thumbsup:
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #987
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Not my car. Here's something u dont see.everyday
Id love to do the lower brake light like that, I wonder how to make it look properly good!

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That's an OEM rear fog, so yes many people see this every day.
OEM? Where the hell can you buy that? never seen it?
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:39 AM   #988
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Id love to do the lower brake light like that, I wonder how to make it look properly good!

OEM? Where the hell can you buy that? never seen it?
jdm and edm i believe. prolly get that at japanparts for lots of money.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #989
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Lots and lots of money
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #990
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Last I saw someone with a link to one of those lights it was less than $300, that doesn't seem to much when it comes to oem lighting equipment.. or you could make something your self for a lot cheaper
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #991
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First time I've ever seen that. Seriously, thanks for the video link, I may have to make something sometime. :thumbsup:
I mean it's cool but is that how he did it :0
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #992
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First time I've ever seen that. Seriously, thanks for the video link, I may have to make something sometime. :thumbsup:
Here's my result with vacuum forming...

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #993
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Here's my result with vacuum forming...
Oh wow so you did do it that way :0
And with a plaster mold...I'm bout to try this
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:51 AM   #994
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Leather wrapped arm rest, also has a layer of padding.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #995
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So I have started a small project, Needed a gauge cluster due to my AEM Uego floping around on the passenger floor and it has been irritating me for a while now. Im in a high school shop class and asked my teacher whats a good way to make a gauge pod so he brought in some insulation foam, I then proceeded to remove my clock pod traced around that and used our wire feed machine as a hot knife to cut a rough shape and began sanding. Going to get the shape down more and then glass over it.

Here is where I am at now:


And my current setup (Used double sided 3M tape but didnt hold for more than a week):
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #996
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Oh wow so you did do it that way :0
And with a plaster mold...I'm bout to try this
The plaster mold broke on the second attempt. I left the vacuum formed piece uncut and used it to make a second mold out fiberglass resin, without the fiberglass. I then sanded the resin from 100 to 2000 to get a smooth glossy finish so that the next pods don't stick to it. The pod in the pic actually came from the resin mold.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #997
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I mean it's cool but is that how he did it :0
I'll embed some pics of the mold and the actual pod in the vacuum box...
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #998
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #999
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So I have started a small project, Needed a gauge cluster due to my AEM Uego floping around on the passenger floor and it has been irritating me for a while now. Im in a high school shop class and asked my teacher whats a good way to make a gauge pod so he brought in some insulation foam, I then proceeded to remove my clock pod traced around that and used our wire feed machine as a hot knife to cut a rough shape and began sanding. Going to get the shape down more and then glass over it.

Here is where I am at now:

And my current setup (Used double sided 3M tape but didnt hold for more than a week):
That "current set up" is such a bad location, makes me appreciate my subtle solutions ashtray delete bezel much much more for my wideband.
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So you vacuum formed it then filled with resin
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