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lotek dual gauge pillar fix

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by outlaw7, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    outlaw7

    outlaw7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    then a coat or two of plastic fusion shimmer paint as a primer and to help add texture.
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    then a few coats of truck bed spray on bedliner and done!
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  2. Jul 10, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    silver07taco

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    Nice work!

    Mine fits nice, Must have lucked out.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Jerez

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    Half LT dont count
    that looks freaken awesome :D
    its looks factory
     
  4. Jul 10, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    outlaw7

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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.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    Mtniner

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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.

    Thanks
     
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