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'90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby FC Zach » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:31 am

I prefer to buy a pillar pod for an oil pressure gauge and thought while at it I may as well get a boost gauge too. I searched and found this place http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html

The above is for a three gauge pod. . . I don't really care to have a third gauge so I am curious what others have found. I suppose I could always cut the top pod off but I'm afraid that would leave an unsightly transition to the factory pillar. . hard to tell what it looks like originally since the pic is cut off.
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby zaluss » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:34 am

This dude is supposed to be legit and uses factory parts. I've seen his work on the MR2OC forums.

http://www.ortizcustompods.com/toyota.html
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby FC Zach » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:37 am

Also, that company offers three colors: Black, dark charcoal, and dark blue. . . The picture shows a color that I would consider a grey, which is what I need for my interior. You think that's the dark charcoal?
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby FC Zach » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:43 am

zaluss wrote:This dude is supposed to be legit and uses factory parts. I've seen his work on the MR2OC forums.

http://www.ortizcustompods.com/toyota.html


Thanks! That is a very nice and well made piece, this may be the route I go if I can talk myself into wiring another gauge (maybe an AFR). . We'll see

I do like that it's "Perfect fit, no modification required"
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:58 pm

I had this and cut it down to a single pod. The other ones obstruct your view some. I have a solara I was originally using for a single but it needs some work to fit.
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby FC Zach » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:45 am

I just placed an order for the ortiz custom pillar pod. . Does anyone have a recommendation for a gray paint that's a close match to our interior?
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:56 am

I just bought a pod for my mr2. I had to paint it to get it to match the dash. The pod is well made and looks good so far. I recommend SEM paint to get a close paint color. I don't know exactly what gray..
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby Mr Alltrac » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:36 pm

Take it to an upholstery shop and have them wrap it in grey leather/vinyl so it matches the rest of the car.

And the picture you originally posted is the lotek guages pod. You can Google it to see how it looks in other cars that show the whole piece.
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby mx6er2587 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:20 pm

I used the duplicolor charcoal grey interior/vinly paint on my lotek pod and then lightly sprayed it with a semi gloss clear. It's a pretty good match to my eye
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby FC Zach » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:23 pm

Thanks for the tips guys!
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Re: '90-'93 Pillar Pod Recommendations?

Postby FC Zach » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:14 am

mx6er2587 wrote:I used the duplicolor charcoal grey interior/vinly paint on my lotek pod and then lightly sprayed it with a semi gloss clear. It's a pretty good match to my eye


I tried this too and with great results. The grey was close but a slightly lighter shade, the matte clear helped darken it.
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