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Old 02-26-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Custom 2005-2007 dash defrost Vent Gauge Pod(56k warning for pics)

Here are some pictures of a boost gauge pod that mounts in the useless round dash defrost vent in the 05-07 cars.Im still waiting on a billet slimline gauge bezel that fits behind the boost gauge so no pictures of it in the car yet but i have test mounted it and it looks great and it has great line of sight to the gauge.I made it out of a 2" 45 degree black ABS elbow and used a 2" ABS Cleanout Adapter to reduce the opening down to fit a 2-1/16" gauge used ABS cement to weld them together.A lot of work hoging out the inside with a rotary tool and hand shaping the outside.Finished it off with SEM black textured coating.This thing is thick so it will never warp from the heat inside a hot car.
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Here are a few pictures of what i started with and the finished pod.






Picture of the mount i used a cheap gauge gutted it cut it in half stuck in the bottom used ABS cement to weld it in place.




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Old 02-26-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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Hey thats pretty cool! It looks nice, now lets see some installed pics
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That actually looks really damn good........props to you man!!!


Now lets see it in the car!
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I will have in car pics after i mount it this weekend hopefully i can get better quality pictures outside.I got the billet black powder coated slimline bezel from Eddie Marine yesturday here is a pic of it installed.
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Installed looks kinda gray in the pictures but it is actually black but ive not painted it yet just the SEM textured coating.






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How did you run the wires/tubes into the vent to hook up the gauge?
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it looks like it would be hard to read..
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