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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Universal A-pillar gauges?

I know they make the custom fit, but I'm wondering if anyone has seen any that are more of a "universal" fit. I can't find any to fit my '78 Ford CC, but I thought someone here would have an idea? I'm going to need some place to put my pyro & boost, besides in the dash with my other gauges, which are VDO. (They don't offer pyro & boost in the style I wanted )

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If that has a plastic pillar cover you can cut the pods off of a universal and epoxy them to the existing plastic cover. Then glass them in for a contoured look. If I ever get my drivetrain a little further I'll take the time that's neccessary for the task. I am making a custom 4 pod A pillar.

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CP, mine doesn't have any plastic on the pillars, so I'm thinking of using the universals and just making them look as good as possible...
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I wondered about that. I haven't spent much time in a ford that old.

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HAHA. That's good enough for me.

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If you are just going to cut it up, you might try 1 1/2in PVC elbows as a start for A pillar gages.

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How do you mean keydl? Care to elaborate? I'm open to ideas, and that would be the kind of way I like. Low $$
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I have a 2in pressure PVC 90 deg elbow with a 1 1/2 sxs bush holding a gage for the kelderman that is screwed to the A pillar.
It was coped so that it points correctly.
Take the gage that you want to mount and find a fair fit - PVC goes soft at about 400F so it can be streached a little and the nominal size for a 1 1/2 is just short of the 2 1/16 that most gages are.
I had intensions of making some more and painting them to match for more gages.

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You wouldn't happen to have any pictures...?



Sounds like a good idea, and it'll fit with everything else this truck is going to have. I'm going to use the steering column from the '92 Dodge to keep the tilt/cruise, as well as the entire wiring harness to keep everything working like it was intended. I think the pvc idea would look good if you used SEM paint to match the interior.
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