Monday, November 28, 2011

mazda protege instrument cluster dual gauge pod

A-pillar gauge pods are so ten years ago. They are an easy way to add one, two, even three gauges to your car with little modification. But there are much better looking ways to mount gauges in your car. I made this instrument cluster dual gauge pod to hold two 52mm gauges. The concept of mounting two gauges in the instrument cluster surround is not new. Autometer has been selling these for years. However, they do not make them for very many cars. I used two pieces of PVC pipe and molded them into a stock instrument cluster surround. Of course there's a lot more to it than that. Measuring, fitment, symmetry, skill, and execution are all important and necessary to make one that looks nice. It took me ten days to make. When I make stuff like this, I think of it as a piece of Artwork, rather than just the part it was designed to be. The lines, the form, the shape, everything about it is Art to me.

Original installation November 2011

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