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Gtseviper 01-18-2010 11:09 PM

Custom retrofit gauge pods in progress
 
I didn't want my gauges for my turbo project over my head, so I decided to retrofit them next to my cluster...enjoy

Parts list
2" pvc pipe (white, black..whichever one you want..get from lowes or homedepot..less than $3 for about a 2 1/2 piece)
crazy glue (to glue the gauges to the bezel and the cloth to the pod and bezel)
small hack saw ( I also use a small torch and heated a knife to cut the lower curve of the bezel)
resin with hardener ( to resin the cloth/fiberglass)
spot and glazing putty
sand paper
elbow grease


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Gtseviper 01-18-2010 11:38 PM

real easy to make too...2" inner diameter pvc pipe, small hack saw, crazy glue, resin, cloth
I got the idea from another site in how to make customs gauges off to the side of the steering wheel, then I decided why not retrofit them next to the cluster

I plan to finish it up with some sanding, bondo and paint

i-07 01-18-2010 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gtseviper (Post 2389050)
real easy to make too...2" inner diameter pvc pipe, small hack saw, crazy glue, resin, cloth
I got the idea from another site in how to make customs gauges off to the side of the steering wheel, then I decided why not retrofit them next to the cluster

I plan to finish it up with some sanding, bondo and paint

nice keep up the good worklol

HondAccordMan 01-19-2010 06:41 PM

Wow that might actually look really good. Nice work!

WilliamW 01-20-2010 03:53 AM

X2 I agree, I really like that placement, it's clean and not in the way of anything. :tu::tu:

drummersteve7 01-20-2010 06:48 AM

good work man. really enjoy that!
what materials are you currently using?

ONEKLEAN91 01-20-2010 08:10 AM

good work man it looks like my eclipse cluster

Gtseviper 01-20-2010 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gtseviper (Post 2389050)
real easy to make too...2" inner diameter pvc pipe, small hack saw, crazy glue, resin, cloth
I got the idea from another site in how to make customs gauges off to the side of the steering wheel, then I decided why not retrofit them next to the cluster

I plan to finish it up with some sanding, bondo and paint

^^^^here are the materials...i was tired of trying to get the surfaces smooth...so just re-resin the pods to get smooth quick then putty, sand and prime

Gtseviper 01-20-2010 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ONEKLEAN91 (Post 2391127)
good work man it looks like my eclipse cluster

thanks guys...I got the idea from here..as well as looking at my buddies eclipse gauge pod setup

I am almost finish..I'm smoothing and priming at the moment

http://eptuners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=213

Mike1357 01-20-2010 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Gtseviper (Post 2391146)
I am almost finish..I'm smoothing and priming at the moment

Pics NAOW!!!!

Great work so far man. I like the idea of the guages not feeling out of place or thrown in. Very well thought out. :tu:

i-07 01-20-2010 09:11 AM

indeed some update pics would be nice lol
and yeah in this way peeps wont want to race you cuz they see the gauges on the side you know

excalibur02 01-20-2010 09:14 AM

Nice!

Always wanted to do this for my turbo coupe. Reminds me of the aftermarket civic cluster.

Def great diy. I might consider this for a project since I have extra interior dash bezels.

Get some more progress pics up

Gtseviper 01-20-2010 10:36 AM

oh yeah...I forgot...and alot patience with putty, sanding and priming..until you get the way you want it

excalibur02 03-10-2010 07:44 PM

any updates on this?

PakaloloHonda 03-10-2010 07:49 PM

errr, just marking my spot .. I wana watch the progress on this also .. :D
*Pull's up a chair ..* :bouncy:

Tomi

Gtseviper 03-10-2010 08:48 PM

Yeah..good news is that I have it done...the bad news is that the progress photos got lost

Gtseviper 03-10-2010 08:59 PM

ok photo have been updated...I have to go back in and do some touch up later

excalibur02 03-11-2010 04:09 PM

Wow! End result looks fantastic! Your lucky you have a 90 cluster to avoid the maintenance required color film.

Your bezel is off a 92 93 from the curve right?

I'm def going to tackle this diy in the summer. Any more tips?

Gtseviper 03-12-2010 08:29 AM

I can't remember which bezel I have...but I did replace it at one time...

Just take your time...if your using putty make sure it has harder with it because it with crack easily without the harder...as you can see from the left one....or just fiberglass that sucker...lol

Hondapawa 03-12-2010 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Gtseviper (Post 2461762)
I can't remember which bezel I have...but I did replace it at one time...

Just take your time...if your using putty make sure it has harder with it because it with crack easily without the harder...as you can see from the left one....or just fiberglass that sucker...lol

So i you put a LOT of harder the bondo wont crack at all???

I'll probably do this its looking clean:tu:


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