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Mustang Column Gauge Pod Installation Progress Updated DONE

Well i purchased the mustang gauge pod that fits over the column, it is going to take some work but I believe it will work, other people from RPS have them in their trucks already so I know it will work. I will post the progress of this as it goes on, I plan on having this in before I make the trip to Indiana the weekend before July 4th.

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cool. Looks like it does replace the mustang unit completely (on a mustang)
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its probably gunna take alot of heating and bending to get it to fit snug but it will be really nice...
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looks good bill cant wait to see finished product..

id want a 3rd on pillar 1st tho..

but its all custom brah
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its probably gunna take alot of heating and bending to get it to fit snug but it will be really nice...
I am not going to bend or heat it unless I have too, I have a few ideas in place and they should work. I will keep you all updated.
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bill have you set up on there yet?
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even better lol, i wanna see this work because if i ever get a 3rd gauge it would be nice to have it there..
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bill have you set up on there yet?
Yea I had the column off of the truck tonight and we have two ideas of how its going to work.
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just another idea...putting it out there, it possible to mold a pod to the stock colum? like fiberglass it??
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yeah it shouldnt take tooo much work, rangers and mustang steering wheels and columns are a pretty close match.. I like it, it would make a NICE home for an aftermarket tach OR a REAL oil pressure gauge
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if I had one it deff be tach. :)
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just another idea...putting it out there, it possible to mold a pod to the stock colum? like fiberglass it??
Yes you could do that as well, people have done it before.

As far as the pod goes, if it had mounting spots on the bottom in the factory location it would mount right up without the factory upper housing there.
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yeah it shouldnt take tooo much work, rangers and mustang steering wheels and columns are a pretty close match.. I like it, it would make a NICE home for an aftermarket tach OR a REAL oil pressure gauge
i have a REAL oil pressure in my 93's
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i've never taken the time to look at the mustang's column... will the hazard light button and top half of the ignition circle cut out thing fit correctly?? or are those some things you'll need to fix..
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i've never taken the time to look at the mustang's column... will the hazard light button and top half of the ignition circle cut out thing fit correctly?? or are those some things you'll need to fix..
All of the holes line up, this will only work on a manual trans ranger unless you wanna gut a big hole in the side of it. Like I said in the previous post if there were mounting holes in the bottom of it like the factory one has for the screws then it would mount right up.
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dang son make sure you get that done before you run down here.....i wanna see!!!!
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Sweet, summit rocks!

Bring it this weekend!
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Well I got it mounted on there and I love it, have to wire it up this weekend and should be good to go.
I bought another upper column shroud from the dealer which was 17 dollars and proceeded to cut it up.
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that looks pretty freakin good! Might have to consider it
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damn that turned out pretty good.

all of the added gauges look close enough to stock... very nice!
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damn that turned out pretty good.

all of the added gauges look close enough to stock... very nice!
Thanks for the comments, yea with the sport comp gauges they are really close to factory and it blends well.
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Looks great dude, YO! BEST GUAGE POD EVER!
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sweet, good work man.
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damn bill....lookin better every time i see the truck.
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