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Auto Meter Gauge pod for 1986 Blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hitches31, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Hitches31

    Hitches31 Registered Member

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    I have used a jeep (A piller) dual gauge pod and installed it in my blazer( 1986 ) and also need someone to post some pictures for me. It's has an nice look to it when mounted! So could someone post your e-mail and post the pictures in this Thread. Thank you
     
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    Hitches31 Registered Member

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    Pictures sent. When the pictures get posted I will finish putting the write-up
     
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    awesome!!!! are they mounted on the pillar??? if so i was just looking into the same thing as far as a tranny gauge and air/fuel ration gauge....cant wait to see pics
     
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    still need pics, nothing in my inbox.
     
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    Hitches31 Registered Member

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    It mounts to the a-piller with a few modifications and is very nice looking, There is a small gap at the top along the windshield seal. Aol seams to be slow a times.
     
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    Hitches31 Registered Member

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    Here it is:

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    more on next post.
     
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    Hitches31 Registered Member

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    [​IMG]Tell me what you think!
     
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    another,
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    Nice guage pod. Sorry for the lag, i had to resize them.
     
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    I've been meaning to ask myself where the best place to get an A-pillar gauge pod for the Blazer is. I need at least a dual. JC Whitney sell a universal "mold to fit and paint as you wish" type, but if there is something better made more specifically for the old K5's, I'm all ears.

    Link to the JC Whitney pod:

    http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-VehicleBrowse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2008951/p-2008951/N-111+1988+200728441+600010337/c-10101

    Paintable black plastic housing may require some trimming or heat-forming over the pillar post to achieve the perfect fit.
     
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    Hitches31 Registered Member

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    I'll have to add some text to this now!
     
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    Part number is 15210 1988 -1998 Jeep xj This is a auto meter part number! Here is a start
    Page 1 of posting

    PIC2 The pod is held in place by a self tapping ss screw into the a-piller at the edge. I started by drilled a hole 1/4o.d 1 1/2 in and 1/2 deep from the top left edge.

    Pic3 &6 You need to Fit and trim ( I cut off about 1 1/2 ) or as needed, Trim bottom left edge as to allow for the curve of the dash
     
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    I think if I'm wrong someone will chime in, but in 1988 was the shiffing in the body style!
     
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    Yes, body style shifted but some things will still fit.

    My whine? $56:eek1::eek1::eek1:

    JC Whitney suggests molding with a hair dryer. That's a no for the sunny States then. Over the summer it will take on new and imaginative forms:rolleyes:
     
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    True on the sunny states. The one I used is a very hard plastic like 1/8 thickness.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    FYI you can always go to photobucket.com and set up photo hosting. It is free and all you do is copy link and post it in the little box when you click on the picture above in the tool bar of the reply box and insert the link.
     
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    you inspired me...i just ordered 150bucks worth of gauges/pods/connectors/and other misc. items from summit....i've been researching gauges/pods for a while now and i got the jeep pod(like the one you got) and a vac. gauge, and tranny gauge...can't wait to hook em up this weekend...

    i got autometer gauges and such....and a sweet fender cover for 8bucks too!!!!! oh yeah
     
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    I'm glad your happy with the look of it! I was looking for a piller pod on my last two blazer, but couldn't find anything and since I sold my Jeep Xj and the pod was sitting on my work bench I decided to try it!
     

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