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gauge cage for open slot above EQ
RDOG Offline
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#1
I need a dual gauge cage to put in the open slot above the EQ. Anyone know of a good one thats cheap and works good? My guages are 2 5/8" in size.
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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Timmay Offline
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#2
Above the eq? isnt the eq in our cars in the top slot?
1988 Turbocoupe- RIP in a place without rust!
1978 Mercury Bobcat super clean-2.3T, t5 trans, 8.8 rear 3.73 gears 31 spline axles,255 walboro in-line,MBC,3 inch exhaust,4 wheel disc brakes,5 lug
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junkedturbo Offline
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#3
Yea, I thought the EQ was on the top slot also. Maybe a typo or hes replacing the clock with a gauge but theres no way your going to be fitting 2 gauges in there :confused:

If your talking about were the EQ was just pick up those crap metel gauge holders that Sunpro or Autometer sell, take off the center dash panel and there should be a roof the dash makes and you drill them in there. When you put back on the panel the boarders should cover round the gauges Smile
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BJL Offline
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#4
i modified one of my cubby's that above the radio , where the e/q would go. i used 3 2 1/16 gauges from auto meter, the 2.06 gauges are a bit bigger then the bezel... but looks nice to me and i made it myself.
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_ima...6_full.jpg

im surprised you havnt fabbed one up yet!
Brian J Larkin
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RDOG Offline
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#5
Oops! yes typo. I will removing the EQ and replacing radio with CD changer/radio. I cant find it now but there was a guy who used the a pillar pod and put it in the EQ location. It was coo because the gauges faced towards the drive. Anyone know about this?
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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junkedturbo Offline
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#6
Don't know about using a piller pod in place of a radio, piller pods I thought are too big and only mount on your windshield pillers :confused:

I remember seeing what your talking about, I think he took those indivual cheap metal gauge holders that you get when buying a sunpro gauge. But when drilling them in he angled them to the drivers seat.

Autometer makes this part that clips on to there gauge holders to angle them in any way you want, may want to look into that. I saw them in a JEGs mag Smile

Now that I think about it I wonder if he did use a two gauge one size fits all piller pod and just put it in sideways, If you can try measuring a piller pod from Sunpro at a store then measure out the hole were the EQ goes.
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Timmay Offline
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#7
Dunno if it helps but you could always fab up a mounting braket out of MDF or sumthing like it maybe even plexi that angles the gauges toward you and then cover it in fleece and cover the fleece in fiberglass resin to make it nice looking then just bolt it behind the dash bezel. If i had some fiber glass resin still around id fab one up fast to show ya. But unfortunetly i havent bought any here latley since i built the dash for my brothers old mazda. LOL this is the only pic i got left of it! Troll Hair FTW!
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x90/h...MAZDA1.jpg
1988 Turbocoupe- RIP in a place without rust!
1978 Mercury Bobcat super clean-2.3T, t5 trans, 8.8 rear 3.73 gears 31 spline axles,255 walboro in-line,MBC,3 inch exhaust,4 wheel disc brakes,5 lug
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junkedturbo Offline
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#8
Weres the fuzzy dice Big Grin
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