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Old 02-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Best way to make a clock pod, or dash cast?

Thinking about trying to make a custom gauge cluster, but I have never done anything like it before. Looking for some tips I suppose.

Saw another member on here made an awesome clock pod and I would love to try to make my own
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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Thinking about trying to make a custom gauge cluster, but I have never done anything like it before. Looking for some tips I suppose.

Saw another member on here made an awesome clock pod and I would love to try to make my own
Go to your local auto shop and buy individual pods put the onto a cardboard template. Cut the.bottom out for wires. Tape them to the card board then fiberglass over all of it. Then its just molding sanding painting etc
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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Go to your local auto shop and buy individual pods put the onto a cardboard template. Cut the.bottom out for wires. Tape them to the card board then fiberglass over all of it. Then its just molding sanding painting etc
What do you mean with the wires
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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What do you mean with the wires
Wires for the gauges.....
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #5
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Wires for the gauges.....
......................I thought he was saying use wire as part if the construction of the fiberglass cluster.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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I made a gauge cluster for in the 1/2 din spot below my 1/2 din radio. I just took a plate of steel and cut out the circle for a 52mm gauge and screwed the plate to the oem radio surround. I don't have any current pics but I just got an air/fuel gauge so I need to make another hole in the plate for it in the next few weeks and will take some pics of what I'm talking about. I've been looking for a plate of carbon fiber to use instead of the steel; it would be much easier to work with and look much better.
The pros: you get to keep the oem clock pod if you so wish to do so, it takes up the space below the radio where there would be a gap, it's a lot cheaper than buying a quality clock gauge pod, and you get a bit of a sleeper where people can't see the giant pod on the dash from the outside.
The con: you have to machine/dremel out the radius on the oem gray piece above the HVAC controls for clearance for the gauges to sit correctly.

This isn't mine but I did basically this except did not make the plate go the entire way up around the stereo, but this one looks great:

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