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New gauge mount project.....

Started this last night.....making a mount for 3 gauges above my radio in the spot were the center air vents are.....going to go with 3.....4 will fit, but i ordered a F-150 steering column pod and a new dual a-pillar pod....going to take the 3 pillar pod off and go back to too as soon as i get a new driver a-pillar.....

using 2" PVC pipe to hold the gauges in.....JB Welding the PVC to the bezel then i am going to use fiber-bondo to mold around it and then a layer of bondo to smooth it out good.....had to notch a little bit out of the top of the bezel to get the PVC to fit in the hole but it wasn't bad...used a Dremel tool to do that....shapped the notch around the PVC pipe so it held it in while i put the JB Weld around it.....

well enough with the small talk, here is the pictures...

check back often for progress pictures....i am going to hopefully have this done by the weekend....
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Where are the pics??????????
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no pics :(
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shat they didn't upload....
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Its a good start.
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interesting to see it done
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Where are you rerouting the vents?
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Where are you rerouting the vents?
just going to block them off and let the air re-route it to the outter 2 vents by the doors...
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just going to block them off and let the air re-route it to the outter 2 vents by the doors...

i still need to do that in mine.. when i was drivin i just used either defrost or feet
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just going to block them off and let the air re-route it to the outter 2 vents by the doors...
is that safe?
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^^ why isn't it?
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Dude, that Baddddddddddddddd a$$$$$$$$$$$. I got my eye on this thread.
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^^ why isn't it?
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Yea that's a spiffy idea. I have nothing but respect for home grown ingenuity. Good work man. I'll be watching this thread as well.
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thanks.....i didn't get a chance to work on it last night, but hopefully i can get the 3rd piece of PVC in and maybe start laying down some metal mesh mat around the PVC to hold the fiber-bondo.....
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yea i thought about doing that same mod....but it has to wait i have too many other things going on with my truck right now....looks good though man!
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very sweet.

but i need those vents. i couldnt just block them.
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i dont really use the upper vents except for when the a/c is on.....the extra air will just be forced to the outter 2 vents.....and my gf is usually the one who is cold in the winter and summer, so the a/c dont usually get used alot.....and the extra hot air blowing on her stops the complaining about being cold
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yeah, i get car sick or something, dizzy and i need air blowing or i feel like im cramped, idk its weird.
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yeah, i get car sick or something, dizzy and i need air blowing or i feel like im cramped, idk its weird.


i know a lot of people like that...
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Same here Zach...but I'm ok if I'm driving.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! lol
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Same here Zach...but I'm ok if I'm driving.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! lol

lol yeah usually i do fine driving but some days i need air.

when its -5 out not way in heck im rolling down the windows.
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i just can't stand riding.....it isn't the fact that i get car sick, it is the fact i hate not being in control of the vehicle.....
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Looks like it's coming along, but wouldn't fiberglass have been a little easier?
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Looks like it's coming along, but wouldn't fiberglass have been a little easier?
to do the fill with?

probably would have, but i have no expierence with fiberglass and dont know how to work it...
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