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Stephen Jan 28, 4:41am - #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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Stephen Jan 28, 4:43am - #92114 
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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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spaztikid Jan 28, 4:44am - #92115 
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NorwayGT Jan 28, 4:47am - #92116 

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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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Stephen Jan 28, 4:54am - #92117 
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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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Eyger Jan 28, 5:04am - #92118 

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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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RoMkApOmKa Jan 28, 5:05am - #92119 

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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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Stephen Jan 28, 5:12am - #92120 
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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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RoMkApOmKa Jan 28, 5:21am - #92121 

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Thanx! wave
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Tein_Celica Jan 28, 5:33am - #92122 

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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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Karrion28 Jan 28, 8:15am - #92123 
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I used a dremel to sand the holes bigger to fit my AC gauges. It took only ten minutes. thumbsup

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RoMkApOmKa Jan 28, 8:38am - #92124 

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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 28, 8:43am - #92125 

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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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Stephen Jan 28, 8:47am - #92126 
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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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RoMkApOmKa Jan 28, 8:48am - #92127 

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Looks good thumbsup...I like it.
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RoMkApOmKa Jan 28, 8:49am - #92128 

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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 28, 8:53am - #92129 

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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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Stephen Jan 28, 8:55am - #92130 
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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 28, 9:21am - #92131 

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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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stefanoc Jan 28, 12:06pm - #92132 

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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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IcEd blUe Jan 28, 2:29pm - #92133 

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get autometer gauges from www.summitracing.com! there shipping is so fast, i got mine in 2 days
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VSGTS14 Jan 28, 5:07pm - #92134 

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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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