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Old 12-12-2007, 07:10 PM   #11
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yea i personally don't love the look of it. It doesn't blend well. I mean I'm sure that its functional and it does the job, but I feel that the A-pillar would be a better place for it.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:16 PM   #12
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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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Old 12-14-2007, 04:32 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:28 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:28 PM   #15
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ah, ok didn't know you left the stockers behind there
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Thanks for the 's guys!
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Any way you can get pics of the mounting points? Did you just use the bezel around all the guages?
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Damn dude! That looks good! Too bad I can't do something like that to my 05'
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nicely done! looks like a good aftermarket part. kudos to you and your enginuity!
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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.
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