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12-16-2007 02:23 AM
Bboybean
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Originally Posted by eventerke View Post
Exactly - I used another ZX3 bezel, cut out the coin pocket, and epoxied 3 pieces of PVC pipe for the framework. I then covered this with fleece, superglued in place and trimmed, then used fiberglass resin to give the initial shape. This was then covered in bondo and sanded (and sanded, and sanded).

I've since learned there is a technique of mixing resin and body filler to make something that flows better and fills small imperfections. Sometime I'll sand off the paint and add a layer of this and resand to make it look better.

I've got in-progress shots I'l post up sometime.
lol thats awsome beacuse I just started glassin a gauge pod for my 05 . Ill try to get some pics up as well , good job too btw.
12-15-2007 10:48 PM
eventerke
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Any way you can get pics of the mounting points? Did you just use the bezel around all the guages?
Exactly - I used another ZX3 bezel, cut out the coin pocket, and epoxied 3 pieces of PVC pipe for the framework. I then covered this with fleece, superglued in place and trimmed, then used fiberglass resin to give the initial shape. This was then covered in bondo and sanded (and sanded, and sanded).

I've since learned there is a technique of mixing resin and body filler to make something that flows better and fills small imperfections. Sometime I'll sand off the paint and add a layer of this and resand to make it look better.

I've got in-progress shots I'l post up sometime.
12-15-2007 04:10 PM
gonzorelic nicely done! looks like a good aftermarket part. kudos to you and your enginuity!
12-15-2007 04:05 PM
Trav-E2.0 Damn dude! That looks good! Too bad I can't do something like that to my 05'
12-15-2007 03:03 PM
macdiesel Any way you can get pics of the mounting points? Did you just use the bezel around all the guages?
12-14-2007 08:36 PM
eventerke Thanks for the 's guys!
12-14-2007 08:28 PM
killer ZETEC ah, ok didn't know you left the stockers behind there
12-14-2007 07:28 PM
kndlz28
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Shortcoming of the Summit gauges - they're a little deep, so for the angle I wanted, the right side of the pod ended up fairly long. Also, I didn't want to muck about with removing the stock SVT pod underneath for an easy swap back to stock.

A-pillars are cool and all that, but I wanted nothing extra in the way when I'm trying to look ahead at an autocross or road course.
Custom designed for what you need....I say awesome job.
12-14-2007 05:32 PM
eventerke
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a brilliant idea, however could the pod maybe be a little shorter? it looks like shes sticking out a bit, lol.
Shortcoming of the Summit gauges - they're a little deep, so for the angle I wanted, the right side of the pod ended up fairly long. Also, I didn't want to muck about with removing the stock SVT pod underneath for an easy swap back to stock.

A-pillars are cool and all that, but I wanted nothing extra in the way when I'm trying to look ahead at an autocross or road course.
12-12-2007 08:16 PM
MattZX3 idk. its a good idea, but it sticks out like a sore thumb..

i personally love my a-pillar gauges... and their all very visable, and it gets the job done



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