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Autometer gauges installed on A-PILLAR...PICS INSIDE!!!!! tell me what you think

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 01maroonz71, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    well, i went and ordered the pillar that HITCHES31 suggested in his earlier post...and rather than cut it up, i just set it up like it was, i think it looks awesome...i painted it to match my interior. the gauges, which match all my stock replacement gauges, are autometer sport comp gauges, and i installed vac. and tranny temp. the vac is hooked up and works awesome...the tranny temp is waiting on a sender unit to be hooked up, but is installed where it will ride in the long run.

    all in all, it cost me about two hours of my time(had to make a beer run while the paint was drying) and about 130bucks. worth every penny if the trans temp gauge saves my trans one day, plus they look cool IMO.


    thanks alot hitches, and let me know what ya'll think...enjoy....
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  2. BillyL

    BillyL Registered Member

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    I think it looks great.
     
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    Cool setup!

    Thats way cool. Now you've got a full-on "dope ride". I was thinkin bout a gage (gauge) (guage) for my tranny temp and one for oil temp, but the vac is a good idea too. (helps you remember to drive efficiently).

    We're gonna save the planet.... one fs truck with a vac gauge at a time.
     
  4. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    haha...yeah, i was gonna go with diff temp, but hell....that's a pain in the ass....i got some more lift comin my way and some 42's and axles, and so on and so forth...so ya'll watch out for yet another build thread....there's not enough already right....haha...

    i wanted trans temp for the big ole tires im gonnna run. :D

    thanks for the compliments ya'll.
     
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    Put anymore and it will be a cockpit. lol:bow:
     
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    What stle or number is that gauge pod?????
     
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    85mudr Registered Member

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    looks good dash and pods. I am looking at doing the dash swap and i would like some help on how to install
     
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    thanks ya'll...the pod part number is autometer part number 15210...summit sells it for 27bucks i think(or something like that).

    as for the rest of the gauges, it's fairly straight forward...even though i didn't do this particular truck, i did my other truck(project truck) the same way, with different gauges though. ill help you as much as i can man...PM me with any questions
     
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    Looks good but makes for a big blindspot.
     
  10. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    actually, it doesn't really make it that bad....it's hard to have a blind spot in the truck where you sit.
     
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    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    looks fantastic.
     
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    great...now it looks like i have to spend some more money thanks to you!:mad: lol j/k looks good thanks for posting it up, ive always wondered why they never made one for our trucks
     
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    I think it looks awesome. I want some for my 78 now lol. Great job with that entire dash, its sick
     
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    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    How big of a gap is there from the A pillar to the pod on the windshield side?
     
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    Looks good to me. Nice work!
     
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    I like it
     
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    thanks guys!!!! i love em lots!!!

    BKINZEY...there is a gap, but not that bad, you really need to get up there and look to see it. you can see it very well, in the fifth picture i posted(close up of gauge). it's not that bad IMO


    ...defintaely a worthy modification though guys...
     
  18. old clunker

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    i checked out that part number and it came up as a 88-2000 jeep cherokee. Is that the same piece that u have ? i would like to do that in the future and dont want to order the wrong piece. thanks for any help
     
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    thanks again ya'll.....yeah, it's the one for the cherokee for sure....get er did.
     
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    The gap on mine is less the 1/2in. Now all i have to do is to paint mine!
     

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