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F-150 Guage pod

Has anyone ever tried to use a steering column guage pod from an F-150. I need a place to put my air guage, but dont really want to use a A piller pod.
I was just wondering if anyone's done it, and if so, how much do you have to do to make it fit right?

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yes I used to have one when I had an automatic transmission in my truck......it just takes a little trimming on the back part.....other than that it is easy......and it is in a great spot for a gauge......
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I did a search the other day and I read that the F150 are a direct fit. Im ordering one soon also
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yes I used to have one when I had an automatic transmission in my truck......it just takes a little trimming on the back part.....other than that it is easy......and it is in a great spot for a gauge......
Do you have any pics of it, I'd kinda like to see how well it fits, and if it blocks the other guages at all
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I am on my iPhone so click on the Photobucket link in my signature.....there are some in the Ranger Interior section.....it doesnt block any of the gauges.....the gauge is right in the middle if the tach and the speedo
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I am on my iPhone so click on the Photobucket link in my signature.....there are some in the Ranger Interior section.....it doesnt block any of the gauges.....the gauge is right in the middle if the tach and the speedo
Alright man thanks, thats prob what I'm gonna do.
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do they make one for manuals?
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I think I remember reading somewhere that you can use one from a Mustang, but I'm not real sure on that.
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do they make one for manuals?
they do make them for F-150's with a manual tranny......fits the same as the auto one does.....
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thanks, ill look into it.
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Hey Charlie make sure to post up a pic if you get it, I'm interested in doing this as well.
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Hey Charlie make sure to post up a pic if you get it, I'm interested in doing this as well.
No prob. I just ordered it, and a few more fittings, so hopefully next weekend.
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anybody got links??
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Heres a pic of mine had it for about two years now and I love it. The only thing it blocks is the left turn signal light and the highbeam light on the dash. I personally didnt have to trim anything to get it to fit it just slid right into place.

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That looks great, I think mine will block the bottom few number on my tach.

And, a Question, I was looking at it today, and exactly how to you get the stock one off to put that one on? I don't see any screws, so I'm assuming that all that holds it is clips.
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I didnt take the stock one off I just slid this one right on top of it. I drilled 4 holes to insert the plastic pin clips into and I was done. Took me maybe 5 minutes to install.
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That looks great, I think mine will block the bottom few number on my tach.

And, a Question, I was looking at it today, and exactly how to you get the stock one off to put that one on? I don't see any screws, so I'm assuming that all that holds it is clips.
there are screws in the bottom piece that hold the top on.....look on the bottom of the steering column.....i think there is 4 phillips head screws..
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Bills mustang manual pod

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Well this has been a busy week and weekend. Between installing the the mustang gauge pod, Marks superlift, wiring up the OHC and the gauge I am sick of modding for awhile lol.

Column gauge pod

Gauge installed and wired, I put a red LED next to the gauge so I know when the Efan is on. Not sure if this was the greatest idea I have ever had because its pretty bright, good thing the fan doesnt run very much.

LED on

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