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Old 03-22-2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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this is what ive got so far... greg's baja pics
tell me what y'all think... the stereo is in, ive got the boost gage hooked up, going to figure out the egt and a/f gages on wednesday or thursday, then maybe i can paint the gage panel (i made it myself) flat black or something...damn thing took me all day but i think it will turn out ok
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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Hmm... sheet metal is not easy to work with. I admire the effort you put into it.

IF it were me, I'd be tempted to go buy some sheet ABS or polyethylene. Get some nice thick stuff so you can actually sand in the contours to match the curve of the panel above it, get some nice radiuses going around the edges. Or you could heat it up and bend it, but you'd have to drill your holes for the guages before you bent it. Get some cutting bits for the drill in the same size as your guages and you'll get nice clean cut outs.

Then you can plastic primer it, sand it down with like a 1200 or 1600 wet/dry sandpaper and spray it with a color to match the climate control panel as well. Take your time to figure out the shape you want etc. and it could turn out real nice.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:26 PM   #3
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looks different. WHat exhaust you got on there?
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:09 PM   #4
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That looks like the 2nd generation muffler from Xcceleration.com
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:46 PM   #5
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this was just my first try, im sure there will be others with different materials but i think it looks pretty sweet... yeah, i do have the xcceleration/ random tech exhaust, and it is sweet!
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:25 PM   #6
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i used polyethylene (plastic) this time, and i think it turned out a lot better...
tell me what y'all think

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:26 PM   #7
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why can't i post pics? anyway, those urls will take you to the pics...
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:45 PM   #8
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links not working, but I saw the pics looks better now with the plastic.

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Old 03-28-2005, 11:52 PM   #9
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There ya go... I dont think you can host them from Yahooo. Try to find a different host and then try it.

[img]url here[/img]

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Old 03-29-2005, 12:34 PM   #10
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The head unit looks cool, but I would probably have gone the route of an aftermarket 3 pod A-Pillar replacement rather then in the center there on the gauges.. but thats just my personal preference. Great idea none the less! ~ Brett
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:44 PM   #11
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i didnt know if any of the wrx a-pillars would fit the baja, and i havent seen any specifically for the baja... plus i get a little personal pride knowing that i have something no one else does thx and correct me if anyone finds a-pillars...
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Old 03-30-2005, 11:43 AM   #12
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That guage setup doesn't look bad, the texture on the plastic available in a smooth surface?

I may attempt to install the boost guage in the right center vent. I found a 42mm Omari gauge that should fit. After I sort out the seats a boost guage is next.

too bad we don't have enough room overhead to do something like these Delfi gauges:

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Old 03-31-2005, 11:46 AM   #13
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Default how'd you get the center console off?

It's a little bit basic considering all that you've done but i just need to get the pannel off so i can install a deck with a aux line in in the front (for my ipod) i can't seem to find any way to pop the console off.
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:51 AM   #14
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Take out the ash tray. There are two screws under there.
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:10 PM   #15
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here are some good directions...scoobytruck.com!!
these instructions are for the install of the factory subwoofer, but they give pics and stuff as to where the screws are... check the rest of this site out!
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