A Pillar gauge pods

sd-slider

NOWUFFO
Acquired a full A-Pillar dual pod gauge piece last year and I am curious if anyone else has had any luck getting theirs installed AND looking good at the same time. Fitment and aesthetics are of A$$ caliber...and that's a compliment.

I understand the time and monetary outlay that goes into reproducing these pieces...just wish someone would charge twice as much and produce a piece worth buying in lieu of just a "piece".

Anyone know if any of our vendors sell good ones?
 

jemook

Member
I had the three gauge pod on my T-Type. Mounted it right over the A-Pillar factory trim piece and tucked under the header trim over the door. It looked very nice. Here is a picture of it.
John
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TurboTnZ06

Go on red!
I had one, pulled it out and went to stock. Then put in a GNS 3 gauge pod off the dash to the right and hung my tach off that as well. Cleaner and less ricey.
 

BEATAV8

The Engine Whisperer
Mixed results with these. Mine went in ok but I had my doubts when I started the install
 

Royal-T-Ltd

Well-Known Member
To the OP, There are plenty of threads of how much those pillar pods suck.... not much you can do to make them look good... unless you modify it yourself.


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45583ho

New Member
Depends on where you get your a pillar pod and what type.
I had a 2 gauge pillar pod that had a twist to it towards the top and didn't seat right.
 

sd-slider

NOWUFFO
Thanks for the replies and feedback.

As soon as the rains subside I'll head down to the shop and take another look and maybe try it on top of the original.
 

texasmr2

Active Member
Having been down this path before I agree with others opinions that sometimes, like 90% of the time, you will need to make a few adjustments/modifications (Dremel) but it is not rocket science either. Most people just want a easy (lazy) install and then get all anal over the poor fitment issue's yet expected a stock looking application.

Just saying.
 

GNONYX

Well-Known Member
This is my 3 gauge pillar pods on my 87 T-Top
At first it didn't fit well with the trim remove, but I did installed the pillar pods over the original pillar and it does fit better
 

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texasmr2

Active Member
This is my 3 gauge pillar pods on my 87 T-Top
At first it didn't fit well with the trim remove, but I did installed the pillar pods over the original pillar and it does fit better
That looks good and very clean as if almost factory.
 

87GNALKY

Active Member
This is my 3 gauge pillar pods on my 87 T-Top
At first it didn't fit well with the trim remove, but I did installed the pillar pods over the original pillar and it does fit better
So,, I know this thread is old but jmook and no one else put a link up to where they purchased the 3 gauge pod.
Can someone post a link to an A pillar 3 gauge pod that needs the least amount of fabrication to look good??
 

87GNALKY

Active Member
I had the three gauge pod on my T-Type. Mounted it right over the A-Pillar factory trim piece and tucked under the header trim over the door. It looked very nice. Here is a picture of it.
John
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So,, I know this thread is old but jemook and no one else put a link up to where they purchased the 3 gauge pod.
Can someone post a link to an A pillar 3 gauge pod that needs the least amount of fabrication to look good??
 

Royal-T-Ltd

Well-Known Member
So,, I know this thread is old but jmook and no one else put a link up to where they purchased the 3 gauge pod.
Can someone post a link to an A pillar 3 gauge pod that needs the least amount of fabrication to look good??
Im pretty sure they are all the same..... none of them really look "good" and like factory... I've talked to Brian and the cost to make the molds to do the "wrap- around" like OEM would cost a mint.... https://gbodyparts.com/product_info.php?products_id=811&osCsid=38aac98af8fc484b35d14725deab5210
 

87GNALKY

Active Member
what gauges are you planning on putting in there ??
Boost, Tach, innovate LC 2 A/F. The pod I have on there now is the gray and black with the carbon fiber look. I am going to take it off and spend some time with the heat gun to see if I can get it to wrap around better where it meets the window. The windshield side seems pretty good.
 

87GNALKY

Active Member
Yep... i switched over to the G and went from a 3pod to 2 Pod.

-aaron
I agree with the G but no more $ right now. I also like the looks of all 3 blue gauges lit up at night when I'm just creeping thru town letting the less fortunate (ricers) admire a real car. :cool:
 

grass doctor

Dream Catcher
Boost, Tach, innovate LC 2 A/F. The pod I have on there now is the gray and black with the carbon fiber look. I am going to take it off and spend some time with the heat gun to see if I can get it to wrap around better where it meets the window. The windshield side seems pretty good.
10/4 just curious bc if you have a scan master it has some info like tach and temp on there , If I was doing a 3 pod , id put boost, oil pressure , fuel pressure sounds like you have a good plan GL with the heat gun
 
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