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twgonder, this is what you should do if you absolutely hate the pillar pods. the gauges in the glove box will look like a$$, period. i REALLY think you should reconsider before you butcher your dash. if you butcher it, it is permanent.

ALSO, im trying to figure out why you need a gps in your stang, i dream all the time of getting hopelessly lost in my stang, for then i can spend hours driving around finding my way....:eyepoppin

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hehe, id come back high on exhaust fumes, with an empty gas tank, and barley 5/32 worth of tread on the rear tires....

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#1. I don't hate pillar pods, I have one from Speed of Sound that I just bought, but I need gauges for it. I do plan to put gauges between the two center vent and it I won't butcher my dash since I will have someone else do who has done a few of them.
http://www.modularfords.com/forums/t...day-60360.html

#2. I don't re-call I said anything about a GPS, I wanted one and was think of getting a Kenwood DD7015 at one time. But I went and spent my money on other things first.


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WTF?

#1. I don't hate pillar pods, I have one from Speed of Sound that I just bought, but I need gauges for it. I do plan to put gauges between the two center vent and it I won't butcher my dash since I will have someone else do who has done a few of them.
http://www.modularfords.com/forums/t...day-60360.html

#2. I don't re-call I said anything about a GPS, I wanted one and was think of getting a Kenwood DD7015 at one time. But I went and spent my money on other things first.
re-read the first line of my post again, particularly the first word.... i quoted your post only to point out that i agreed with you and that twgonder should take the idea of gauges in the center under advisement before hacking up his glove box...


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WTF?
I think he was talking to me.

Holes are drilled and the guages are in. Note there is room for three more gauges, all in a nice flat line.

I looked between the vents in the center. That piece is curved and the gauges won't sit flat.

Anyone got a wiring diagram? Still looking for ignition on and dimmed lights tap points.

I have weld in adapters (Autometer ATM-2260), but would like to avoid brazing and holes in the pans. Anyone got a better place to put the sensors (on a GT)? Are they metric or standard?

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re-read the first line of my post again, particularly the first word.... i quoted your post only to point out that i agreed with you and that twgonder should take the idea of gauges in the center under advisement before hacking up his glove box...
Understand now, it's cool.

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Understand now, it's cool.
no problem. he didnt listen to either one of us anyway...

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I think he was talking to me.

Holes are drilled and the guages are in. Note there is room for three more gauges, all in a nice flat line.

I looked between the vents in the center. That piece is curved and the gauges won't sit flat.

Anyone got a wiring diagram? Still looking for ignition on and dimmed lights tap points.

I have weld in adapters (Autometer ATM-2260), but would like to avoid brazing and holes in the pans. Anyone got a better place to put the sensors (on a GT)? Are they metric or standard?

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well, it doesnt look as bad as i initially thought it would, but... i still probably would have went with a pod. but if your happy with them, thats all that matters. i am wondering though, will your passenger hit those with thier knees? that might hurt a little....and it may not feel too good to the passenger either...

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First off, this car isn't that wide that it really makes a difference on what side you put them. Second, I gave a reason for having all in a row. Where can you do that on the driver's side?
Shhhhhh... A-Pillar. All in a row. Right next to your eye.

If we really wanted that style we would have the rearview mirrors mounted on the front quarter panels where we could use them without taking our eyes off the road.

Also, my Dad was the most senior Captian for American Airlines, out of BWI, when he retired. He had a flight engineer to read those gauges so why not put them where the kid can see them as well Were I still a kid, I would love to have stuff like that in front of me.

It's your car, it's inside; so why not?

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I would have got a gauage pod from cdc the mount them on the
top of the dash.. in the center.. 89 buck and you can put 3 gauage
in it..





Will if anyone see a guy look at his golve box when he drive.
you know who it. is..
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Will if anyone see a guy look at his glove box when he drive.
you know who it. is..
If you see Will driving my car, call the police, it has been stolen.

Generally, I look both right and left, in addition to forward and back when I drive. A good visual sweep easily takes in the gauges. Go stick some white paper circles where I placed them and see for yourself.

To me, it beats a bunch of pods hanging all over the place. A lot cheaper too. And you've got to ask yourself, even with airbags, why have Detroit engineers, for over fifty years, consistently left that space available? Why have so many used it for gauges?

Of course, if the gen 9 Mustang is your first hotrod, then I'm guessing your experience is extremely limited.
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And you've got to ask yourself, even with airbags, why have Detroit engineers, for over fifty years, consistently left that space available? Why have so many used it for gauges?
Actually, the engineers at Ford have long believed that particular area of the car to be haunted, and they fear installing guages there would incur the terrible wrath of a thousand thousand hungry souls. Their dark forms would seep from the air vents like bubbling pitch, and taunt you as they pulled your spirit down into their unearthly Necrorealm.

The engineers also don't like walking under ladders.
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