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Old 05-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default I made my first C6 dual gauge pod!

Hi everyone, just thought i'd post some pics of my weekend project.
I decided to make my own fiberglass dual gauge pod for my 08 vette because it saved me tons of money and is exactly what i needed. Ive seen a few cheapo plastic rivet-on types and carbon fiber ones but they are either extremely expensive or lack quality. I painted it to match my vette's exterior black color. My next project may be painting the passenger pillar to match. Please feel free to chime in and let me know what you think...Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Damn that is quality work there!!! You should be proud of that!!! If your not, please send it my way..........
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Thanks. I try my best to be unique and make tasteful mods. I am happy with the way it turned out. Best of all, i spent less than $100 in materials.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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Wow, that's beautiful. You should go in the business. I'm sure you would sell lot's of them on the forum.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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Awesome workmanship and $100 well spent
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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Hmm...maybe this summer ill knock some more out for others. Im also looking at molding gauges into the panel above the rearview mirror. I like a somewhat factory appearance. If i make more pods ill keep you guys in the loop and offer any color.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Nice job.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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YOU are a true craftsman !! think about opening a shop & doing mass production on this fantastic mod......
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #11
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Im actually slowly prototyping several original ideas on my vette this year. The gauge pod was just an in between project. Other things im making include a re-designed heads up display with thermal imaging, integrated water methanol systems and other various unique fiberglass molded items i find useful.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #12
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Dude, that is some awesome workmanship.......
You coulda spent $500+ and not even come close to what you built!

Kudos!
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:14 PM   #13
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Great job! I'm impressed.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #14
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Would you guys think $350 painted is reasonable to ask for? Im not greedy but this type of work has hands-on blood, sweat, and tears involved. I would'nt be looking to impose that awesome corvette "tax" on others.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #15
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Would you guys think $350 painted is reasonable to ask for? Im not greedy but this type of work has hands-on blood, sweat, and tears involved. I would'nt be looking to impose that awesome corvette "tax" on others.
Yes, I think that is reasonable for that quality of work!


I paid $250 to have some tweeters put in my A pillars.

After all, that is some work you have to do.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #16
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Good deal. Maybe i need to start installing vette audio too lol.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #17
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Very crafty/
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Wow that came out great!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:41 PM   #19
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Awesome work,
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #20
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Sweet.

Now you need to make matching pillars for the right side.
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