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Old 05-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Alcantara Wrapped ATI Center Dash Pod | GR Impreza

Hey all, today I decided to post the pictures from the new ATI canter dash pod for the 2008-2012 WRX/STI.
There has been a 3 year wait on this pod to come out from ATI and when it finally did, I have to say I was quite disappointed. The first thing that I noticed is that they slapped a thick rubber cover on the pod just to compensate for a poorly molded piece. Even with this rubber cover the pod still fit like crap so I decided to go all out and re-mold the pod and cover it in Alcantara.

Here are the progress pictures of the steps I took to do the job. Overall when I was done, I think I looks a million times better then it did plus it now matches the rest of the Alcantara interior.

If you want to see the rest of the car, stop by my build thread (HERE)



I'll start off with the finished images.







This is the pod how I received it right from Rally Sport Direct.



Then I got it into the car... Thats where it became obvious that there needs to be some work done to make it look right.



I first started by peeling off the rubber cover. It was glued on.



Then I was left with a pod with rubber residue all over it.



Not wasting any time I used the wire wheel on a drill to rip it off.



Then sanded it down smooth again.



Here is the fit before I started to remold the pod with the heat gun.

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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The next shot I forgot to take but it is the shot after I molded the pod with the heat gun.

Here are the bolts I used to bolt it tightly to the dash.



Tapping the mounting holes



Drilling the dash!!!



Mixing the bondo



After the sanding of the bondo.. Notice no holes for screwing down?



Re-sprayed the front panel with Plasti-Dip



Glue used to mound Alcantara



Glue applied, ready to stretch



Finished, cut, and mounted gauges



In the car!!


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Old 05-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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Nicely done. How did you finagle yourself under there to tighten things down?

Again - Looks good, and done right the first time.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Nicely done. How did you finagle yourself under there to tighten things down?

Again - Looks good, and done right the first time.
Thanks!!

I'm trying to see if I have the picture that shows underneath the pod but I don't think I took one.
When I tapped the holes in the pod, what I did was screw the bolts down from the top then glued them into place, then filled the holes with bondo. At that point I had two 3/16" studs coming out the bottom of the pod. When it was time to mount it I just lined up the studs with the drilled holes.
I removed the radio and was able to get an 8mm ratchet underneath to bolt the washer/lock washer/nut all together... It's super solid, no rattles possible!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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Oh, and a picture of the re-located clock...

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Old 05-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Looks really good man. Could there be a possible driver seat view shot of the pod, and ... Would be possibly wiling to do another one just like it? obviously for the right price i suppose.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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wow that build quality is horrible. final product looks good. also 30mpg!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
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Where do you get your alcantara? Thanks
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #9
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Looks really good man. Could there be a possible driver seat view shot of the pod, and ... Would be possibly wiling to do another one just like it? obviously for the right price i suppose.
I'll get a new picture up of the drivers side view, no problem...
I'd love to make more but Id have to but a new piece of Alcantara which is $100/yard and the minimum amount you can buy is a yard. I don't think it would be fair to ask $100 + the labor just to wrap a pod

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wow that build quality is horrible. final product looks good. also 30mpg!!!!!!
Haha, thanks!! The MPG is from bigger injectors, this car will never see anything close to that, lol It's just there to tease you everyday

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Hey Joey, I get all my Alcantara from JPM Coachworks the link to the material is (HERE)
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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I'll get a new picture up of the drivers side view, no problem...
I'd love to make more but Id have to but a new piece of Alcantara which is $100/yard and the minimum amount you can buy is a yard. I don't think it would be fair to ask $100 + the labor just to wrap a pod

Haha, thanks!! The MPG is from bigger injectors, this car will never see anything close to that, lol It's just there to tease you everyday

Hey Joey, I get all my Alcantara from JPM Coachworks the link to the material is (HERE)
Well if I were to buy the pod and alcantra how much would it be for labor
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #11
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Beautiful
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #12
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Nicely done! I can't believe the crappy fit of the original.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
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Looks great! I'd hate to drill into my dash, but I have to admit, your bolt method is ingenious for a clean look!
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #14
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Man, its too bad that the original product was garbage, especially after a 3 year dev cycle. You really turned it around to something much better, love the fitment and the hidden bolts. Even if the original was a perfect fit, the exposed bolt holes would be a deal breaker for me.
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Nice job! I was thinking of purchasing this, but after looking at the fitment I am not so sure.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #16
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Wow I can't believe how horrible that fitment was at the beginning and a company would even sell those.. But you did an amazing job at getting it to fit right good job!
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amazing work - hard to believe the product sucked so much before you did some work to it...
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #18
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+1 on the fit. I have yet to open mine from the group buy, but I am not very optimistic of it at this point.
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Nice work! That looks like a huge improvement over the original!
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Overland04 does it again!

I've watched you progress your car from day 1 and this isnt the first time I've said it and it wont be the last.. fantastic job!

and like others have said, I'm happy I saw how poor the original fitment was. Saved me some money in the long run!
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Overland04 does it again!

I've watched you progress your car from day 1 and this isnt the first time I've said it and it wont be the last.. fantastic job!

and like others have said, I'm happy I saw how poor the original fitment was. Saved me some money in the long run!
Me too Did a great job with it but I won't be wasting my time with this project. Going SMY instead
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:33 PM   #22
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Me too Did a great job with it but I won't be wasting my time with this project. Going SMY instead
Unless overland is available to do the template.
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Doesn't seem like it would be very hard, just too much work required for the price you pay for the product.
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Doesn't seem like it would be very hard, just too much work required for the price you pay for the product.
How much is the pod? I know alcantera is 100$ yard.
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^ I believe rsd sells it for $135?
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