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Jan 27, 9:41pm - #92113 
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Anyone who has purchased the fiberglass A-pillar from TheLostRican...it's a great product but the holes are way too freaking small for the gauges it says it fits. It's no prob, I'm working on sanding it but I've only done one hole so far. Any ideas on how I could speed this S of a B sanding job up?

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Jan 27, 9:43pm - #92114 
that hole looks big enough to fit a freaking apple in it but it's still not big enough to fit my gauges!

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Jan 27, 9:44pm - #92115 
dremel tool thumbsup

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Jan 27, 9:47pm - #92116 
could you return your old gauges, and get new ones that fit? how much is the size difference between the gauge, adn the whole?


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Jan 27, 9:54pm - #92117 
My gauges are pretty standard size. Haha, I'm just bitching cause I'm lazy I guess. I realize it makes more sense to have a smaller hole in the fiberglass design to accomodate whatever gauges you are using. I don't have a dremel though frown just sandpaper and a very repetitive circular motion...maybe this a-pillar is gonna see my "Oh!" face...oh, oh

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Jan 27, 10:04pm - #92118 
When working on anything it's always good to have the right tool. If you have a router it might speed things up, but be careful not to go further than you need. Also one thing you might be able to try; there are drill attachments that look like a cylinder with serrations on it to drill large holes, very helpful.


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Jan 27, 10:05pm - #92119 
Originally Posted by Stephen

Anyone who has purchased the fiberglass A-pillar from TheLostRican...it's a great product but the holes are way too freaking small for the gauges it says it fits. It's no prob, I'm working on sanding it but I've only done one hole so far. Any ideas on how I could speed this S of a B sanding job up?

How much do they charge for shipping??? How fast is the shipping???
And A-pillar goes on the top of a stock pillar or it's full replacement??? Is it really READY TO PAINT?? How is the fitment???

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Jan 27, 10:12pm - #92120 
I've test fitted the pillar...fit's awesome. Piece is a full fiberglass replacement for the factory A-pillar. It is primed and ready to paint. Here's a direct link to the site I bought it from...cost is $65 with free shipping.
Fiberglass A-Pillar

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Jan 27, 10:21pm - #92121 
Thanx! wave

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Jan 27, 10:33pm - #92122 
That would be a bitch. I just got mine installed at speedtech ( i am from calgary too) but i used the autometer dual gauge pod. I would just get the gauge pod i got if i were you. its only $30 at mopac and it looks awsome. If you trim that thing too much it looks like the gauge will sit wierd.


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Jan 28, 1:15am - #92123 
I used a dremel to sand the holes bigger to fit my AC gauges. It took only ten minutes. thumbsup


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Jan 28, 1:38am - #92124 
Looks nice...
Post pictures at night and after you paint the pillar. thumbsup
P.S.And where you get the gauges from? How much?Post the link...

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Jan 28, 1:43am - #92125 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa

Looks nice...
Post pictures at night and after you paint the pillar. thumbsup
P.S.And where you get the gauges from? How much?Post the link...

pod gauges...just got them today from ebay thumbsup
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btw there discontinued by ac autotechnic(the new ones are the S7)

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Jan 28, 1:47am - #92126 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa

Post pictures at night and after you paint the pillar. thumbsup


I'll have painted pictures of my A-pillar within a day or two. I'm going with a gunmetal color for my interior pieces...this is the color shown on my gauge cluster thing, but the lighting is shitty, sorry. I'll post the pics up as soon as it's done.

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Jan 28, 1:48am - #92127 
Looks good thumbsup...I like it.

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Jan 28, 1:49am - #92128 
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Looks nice...
Post pictures at night and after you paint the pillar. thumbsup
P.S.And where you get the gauges from? How much?Post the link...

pod gauges...just got them today from ebay thumbsup
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869796978_0_collapsed_5__1.html
btw there discontinued by ac autotechnic(the new ones are the S7)

Thank you!

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Jan 28, 1:53am - #92129 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Looks nice...
Post pictures at night and after you paint the pillar. thumbsup
P.S.And where you get the gauges from? How much?Post the link...

pod gauges...just got them today from ebay thumbsup
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869796978_0_collapsed_5__1.html
btw there discontinued by ac autotechnic(the new ones are the S7)

Thank you!

no problem! thumbsup yeah ur best bet is ebay coz i have tried most if not all online stores and the're all sold out

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Jan 28, 1:55am - #92130 
Haha, these AC Gauges are getting snapped up by everyone! tasty I think they look awesome, everyone is going to want our collector item gauges smile

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Jan 28, 2:21am - #92131 
Originally Posted by Stephen

Haha, these AC Gauges are getting snapped up by everyone! tasty I think they look awesome, everyone is going to want our collector item gauges smile

u know it!! rofl rofl volt meter is the hardest to find rofl

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Jan 28, 5:06am - #92132 
Originally Posted by Stephen
I've test fitted the pillar...fit's awesome. Piece is a full fiberglass replacement for the factory A-pillar. It is primed and ready to paint. Here's a direct link to the site I bought it from...cost is $65 with free shipping.
Fiberglass A-Pillar


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Jan 28, 7:29am - #92133 
get autometer gauges from www.summitracing.com! there shipping is so fast, i got mine in 2 days

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Jan 28, 10:07am - #92134 
Originally Posted by Stephen
Haha, these AC Gauges are getting snapped up by everyone! tasty I think they look awesome, everyone is going to want our collector item gauges smile


i love them..at night, they are so nice...
the last touch I need to make in my gauges is making the needles light up red

so everything will be red and blue...except stock head unit, until i get aftermarket which will be either red or blue thumbsup thumbsup


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