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Old 11-29-2012, 08:14 AM
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

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there is always that other option and unscrew the grab handle on the A pillar. i don't even think there was a time that i have ever touched the grab handle at least on the drivers side. i don't think it will be an issue for the air bags either since those are above.
True and I had not considered it. That option does mess with the interior design more than I desire. I am also trying to do things that are easily reversed should I decide to trade it - not that I would do that as I have desired a Columbia Edition WJ since they were released in 2003.
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

how about a nice bezel on top of the steering column cover plastic piece off set from the hazard button.Use a 52mm gauge housed in the bezel. I like your idea as well.
It would be a neat carbon fiber project 2 gauges on that piece that you where thinking about using. You could also mount some rocker/toggle switches in that area if you need as well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

thanks for the input. Still not done with this.
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

If it is a big demand and people like the idea I could make a complete piece out of carbon fiber with angled bezels built in to it. One on each side maybe both angled in. Still leaves room to mount any rocker switches. I don't see myself putting in gauges in my jeep but im sure others out there would like it.
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

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If it is a big demand and people like the idea I could make a complete piece out of carbon fiber with angled bezels built in to it. One on each side maybe both angled in. Still leaves room to mount any rocker switches. I don't see myself putting in gauges in my jeep but im sure others out there would like it.
That would look bada** with my carbon fiber wrapped interior. How much roughly would it cost you to make it?
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

Im sure I can make a carbon fiber only replacement part. NO fiberglass will be used maybe under $200 is what I would shoot for. I have all the stuff here to make it. Once I can figure material cost and what it take for me to make one that price would change hopefully for the better. It would be a well done piece. I just took some pics of the stock unit. I will put up my idea and see about the input. I just found a a/f meter laying around so I guess I have no excuse but to put it in. Its an Autometer pro comp so hell why not. This also leave me a place for foglights/driving lights/ or if i ever put on roof rack lights. IF ANY ONE HAS one of these laying around I will BUY it off them so I can make a mold. I would like to keep my stock pieces intact. So i can make sure the fitiment is pristine. I may also toy with the idea of a steering column pod. I have never cared for A pillar gauges no offense to anyone who has got them. But i think a gauge housing/steering column pod would look sleeper/clean/updated/sleek looking. So seriously does this sound like a really cool idea or what? I will be posting up some pics soon of this current mild build of my Jeep. It will have a lot of carbon fiber goodies that I am making as well with a hydrographic company I am working with.

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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

This is what I came up with for a pair of gauges. Not a big fan of the pillar mounts either. I'm not worried about a perfect view of them as they have adjustable warnings built in. Now that I've seen those Autometer angles I'll stop mucking around with making some. Will possibly look at spinning the gauges around like they often do on race bikes etc where they orientate them with the needle ending correctly visible at the important part of the scale.


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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

Frester, I was eyeing that space for one or both of the aux gauges. I do like to toss my wallet in there on long trips. Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

Never thought about putting gauges there. What material did you use on the surface?
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

nice work and location man. I'm still looking for some donor interior pieces to play with a well.
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

Sorry guys been away. I glassed and bogged (bondo??) a standard ashtray panel after taking out the ashtray door. Also cut away part of the rear to clear the gauges but left enough to retain strength. Then covered in brushed titanium 3M film. Not a fan of the woodgrain and the carbon is a bit over the top for me so I'm covering all my woodgrain features with the titanium so this hides the work on the ashtray nicely too.

It's not the best view in the world there I know but I prefer things to look as factory as possible and with the tapered rings view would be better and the gauges both have programmable warning triggers which is easy to see. Also went with the custom Mopar gauge face again to make it look more like a factory option/accessory fitment. Night glow on the gauges is also pale green like the instruments.
Swithces are for :spotlight, front light bar, rear light bar, air compressor, front locker, dual battery start override, and reversing camera changeover (tailgate & van)
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Re: Auxilary Gauge Mounting Locations

Looks good man. Luckily i have fiberglass and some plastic resin here at work so i think i might be trying this!
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