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Old 08-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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home made pillar mount for a gauge

Hi peeps,,,,
Probably loads ov these on here but here's how i made my pillar gauge to hold my boost gauge it's on a site here in the UK

no one could view so i uploaded the pics below


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Old 08-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Ah...wanting me to sign on. Any chance you could upload the pics here?
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Will do matey,,,.
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pics uploaded now LOL

Hi peeps,
this is my first attempt at making a pillar mount as most places wanted around 27.00 for a focus MK1 one

1- I decided to use my old tomtom sat nav holder as i was round and the gauge looks like it will fit nicely into it 52mm one will



2- I then took it apart and took it to me car and drew around roughly were i wanted it to go



3-Once i was happy with the placement i drilled a hole and used the screw from the original bracket to attach it to the pillar,i then cut the top off a lucazade bottle so i was about 3" long, and then cut off the screw part so it left just the top, sorry no pic, will get one but u can sort of see in the pic, i then hot glued the lucazade bottle so it was about 70mm back from the rim, i did 70mm as my boost gauge is 80mm long so hoping it will keep it tight when inserted





4-i then stretch a length of tight over the pillar but found that it sank in the middle, so cunningly thought if i used a blank spacer disc that u get when u buy DVDs or CDs, see pic, i just cut off a section to make it a straight edge then super glued it on the ring and bottle



5- I then stretched the tight back over and tied some string around the bottom to get some kind of shape, then i just covered the lot in fiberglass resin and let it harden. I had some fiberglass sheeting leftover from fixing my bumper so then covered it over with it to add strength






6-then it was just a case of filler and sanding, more filler more sanding, even more filler and yes more pigging sanding








7- then i took it back to the car and test fitted to see what she looked like
looked good to me,,,so more sanding needed







8-once all the sanding was complete, it was just a case of being happy with the shape and throwing on some primer, I had some white plastic primer from when i sprayed my interior, so a couple of coats let it dry n then choose wot ever colour u want, i decide on panther black as i thought trying to match the grey plastic would av been a pain plus most after market mount are black, and yes u guessed it i just happened to have some leftover from my wheels that i sprayed






9-All finished with paint and lacquer and the help of my lad ;-) ,,just need to mount it when me gauge arrives and bobs your uncle, fannys your aunt, one custom pillar mount




Will post a pic when i get the gauge mounted
so u can all have a good chuckle at me handy work





added a yellow stripe over the black to keep me yellow and black theme going
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Nice Work matey!!!
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Nice work! These could be used as Tweeter/midrange pods for a stereo install as well; with a little modification.

In case anyone down the line reads this thread, and is interested by the idea of Tweeter pods or similar guage pods on the cheap; try the link below. I made a pair recently to try some tweets out.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...eter-pods.html
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