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Old 04-24-2009, 12:22 PM   #21
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actually, i never have any glare issues with it. it just came out like that in the pic for some reason
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #22
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I know this will sound really redneck...but I took a piece of 2" PVC pipe and cut it about 3-4" long with one end cut at a 50 degree angle and will try and put them on each side of the dash beside the instrumen cluster surround. The 2" autometer gauges fit inside the pipe tight, I just gotta figure out how to mount them to the dash and paint them black.

Don't mind the tape, I'm just getting ideas for a place to mount them, but this is sorta what I had in mind...
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:32 PM   #23
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Hmm, I think you're on to something there. Keep us updated.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:21 AM   #24
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That is not half as ghetto as we tend to see around here. Go on.
Also like the quote in your signature. Where is it from?
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #25
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The 2" autometer gauges fit inside the pipe tight, I just gotta figure out how to mount them to the dash and paint them black.
Not half bad. If the gauges are too tight, you could use a boring bar to increase the inside bore a few thousandths...if you have any access to a milling machine.....as for attaching them, epoxy FTW, theres just no turning back tho.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:21 PM   #26
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Not half bad. If the gauges are too tight, you could use a boring bar to increase the inside bore a few thousandths...if you have any access to a milling machine.....as for attaching them, epoxy FTW, theres just no turning back tho.

I was thinking of epoxy for attaching a bracket to the bottom inside, so you could screw it down with a long screw driver.

I think my next step is gonna be to remove the instrument cluster hood/surround and see how much I can resess these pipes into the sides of the hood and possibly find a better attachment point instead of screwing into the dash pad.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:47 PM   #27
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you should be able to drill a hole in the PVC pipe and use a 1/4" or so allen screw. If the allen wrench doesn't fit, buy a cheapo set at the hardware store and cut some of the short side off.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #28
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Time to reawaken an old thread. I will be installing an ATI epod gauge with a dual monitor boost/wideband gauge soon and was wondering how hard it is going to be to wire the gauge through the steering column for a noob with no wiring experience doing his first gauge install.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:46 AM   #29
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Steering column should be pretty easy. It comes completely apart with three screws.

I want to know what ever happened with those PVC pipes!
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