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Old 07-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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lotek dual gauge pillar fix

my lotek pillar had a terrible fit both with the handle and where it seats into the dash and i could not stand it anymore so i saw an idea from another member on xru about how he hacked his lotek and attached it to his oem pillar so i did a similar thing and it was actually pretty easy.
1. i cut enough of the gauge pillar out to keep some flat surface to use when i was going to epoxy it to the oem pillar and drew on the oem pillar where i wanted the pod to fit.



i only cut enough out of the oem one to fit the gauges and left a nice border around the hole in the oem one to use as epoxy surface. then i used 5 min plastic epoxy and attached the gauge pod to the pillar.



then i sanded the edge of the pod to try to blend it into the oem pillar as much as possible and checked my fitments.







then i used a 2 part bumper repair kit to fill in as much of the gap between the pod and pillar and then sanded my ass off. after i had it as good as i could get it i put bondo around the border and did the fine tuning.





then a coat or two of plastic fusion shimmer paint as a primer and to help add texture.



then a few coats of truck bed spray on bedliner and done!





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Old 07-10-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Nice work!

Mine fits nice, Must have lucked out.
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that looks freaken awesome
its looks factory
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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thanks, i have heard some peoples fit perfect guess i got a bad one and i didnt like how it looked when i had to trim the handle for it to fit. now its perfect, for me at least. it really wasnt that hard just time consuming.
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Hey outlaw,

I know this is a really old thread, but I just bought a Lotek dual gauge pod and the fit is terrible. I stumbled upon your thread here but I see the pics don't show up, maybe they were moved or something? I was wondering if you still had them somewhere? If not no worries, it was awhile ago.

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