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volcomstone1966 09-28-2010 03:14 AM

How-To: 00-04 AC vent (2) gauge pod
ok i did not take step by step pics cuz it popped in my head to do
a how to half way in the making so i did my best to tell what i did
will add pics and info as i go ....

first i took the gray ring off the black back that hold the vent and stuff..
then i popped the vent and other moving parts out out the black part..
then i put the ring back on the black part and plastic welded the bottom
of the back part to the gray ring part..
(did this cuz the top of the gray part has 2 clips and the bottom of the black part has 2 clips)
then i cut away all of the black part i did not need , dont need the black on top just the part with the clip on the bottom..
(once cut away i plastic welded the 2 parts together in a few spots)
also had to trim the part that holds the open/close dial part off, along with some tabs on the inside..
then picked up about 2'X2'' of some ABS tube at OSH for like $0.57
and cut 2 rings about an inch long..
then snap the ring back into the dash...
then i placed the 2 inch rings into the vent ring
at where i think i want my gauges to be..once it looked good i plastic welded
the 2 rings to the vent ring..then popped it back out the dash....

then i used 2 of the vert. fins from the inside of the vent to trace out
the shape of the 2 big gaps

then placed them where i wanted them and plastic welded them in place

once that was done i used some plastic epoxy (the clay like mix stuff)
and filled in the gaps and smoothed it all out , then sanded it all smooth
to get some nice smooth curves

then a shot of primer to see how its going to look

just a little more work and she should be good to go

[once i get this done i will take pics of the first steps by starting a 2nd one]

let me know if you need help , but its not hard just takes a while to cut and smooth stuff out

blackoutSVT 09-28-2010 03:41 AM

that looks really good man. great job.

fociboy03 09-28-2010 06:51 AM

looks good kyle. now make me one lol.

volcomstone1966 09-28-2010 03:52 PM

thanks, maybe i will start one for you

captcurt_18 09-28-2010 06:39 PM

ooo very nice. looks clean

ViperThreat 09-28-2010 07:36 PM

Wow, thats clean man. Im impressed.

volcomstone1966 09-28-2010 10:21 PM

a pic in the car from today

norcalfocus01 09-28-2010 10:29 PM

You sir have impressed me again.

Did you get your supplys from then wal mart? [hihi] You got me saying that now.

volcomstone1966 09-29-2010 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by norcalfocus01 (Post 3421706)
You sir have impressed me again.

Did you get your supplys from then wal mart? [hihi] You got me saying that now.

thank you

lol whats wrong with saying "the wall-mart"

tjboston5676 09-29-2010 10:41 PM

i want one if u wanna make me too lazy :P

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