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Old 07-31-2004, 05:22 PM
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Pictures and step by step insturctions. See link. 98ctr

http://www.clubek.net/forum/vi...#1684

<FONT COLOR="darkblue">Center console gauge pod fabrication.
By: 98ctr</FONT>



<FONT COLOR="red"><u>NOTE: Stereo relocation required first for this project</u></FONT>


<FONT COLOR="blue">1. you need to purchase the stereo kit for the specific year car, in our case 96-00 civic</FONT>



<FONT COLOR="blue">2. you need to cut to size a piece of plastic or any type of material you want to use. </FONT>



<FONT COLOR="blue">3. paint plate to your desire. I used black paint since the stereo trim is black.</FONT>



<FONT COLOR="blue">4. measure and mark the center of the plate and mark where you want to drill the holes</FONT>



<FONT COLOR="blue">5. insert plate into stereo trim.</FONT>



<FONT COLOR="blue">6. glue the back of the plate on the stereo trim.</FONT>



<FONT COLOR="blue">7. drill the holes for the gauges using a 2 1/16 hole saw, insert gauges. </FONT>


<FONT COLOR="blue">
8. install and wire your gauges, final product should look something like this (or better). </FONT>



Modified by 98ctr at 3:47 PM 8/4/2004


Modified by 98ctr at 3:48 PM 8/4/2004


Modified by 98ctr at 3:48 PM 8/4/2004


Modified by 98ctr at 3:48 PM 8/4/2004
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Old 07-31-2004, 06:42 PM
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IS THAT, HOW YOU DO IT?
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Default Re: civic center console gauge pod DIY (98ctr)

or there is the hard way......


i dont think you mentioned how you got the kit to stay in, the stereo kit is usually held in by the cage around the aftermarket stereo. guess you could glue it from behind like you did the guage plate.... looks good, wish mine was that easy
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"This deserves to be a sticky" - Site Admin

I'm glad I'm not a member of that board.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by eL &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"This deserves to be a sticky" - Site Admin

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lol yeah, I wonder what else they do, or do they have a sticky section lol
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by sceg &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
i dont think you mentioned how you got the kit to stay in, the stereo kit is usually held in by the cage around the aftermarket stereo. guess you could glue it from behind like you did the guage plate.... looks good, wish mine was that easy</TD></TR></TABLE>

I never had a problem with the kit staying in. Mine pushes in and stays in. No glueing required. 98ctr
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Site no work.
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hmm??? works fine for me. 98ctr
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nice job man. looks really good.
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Nice...I was gonna do that, but I had my VAFC to mount too....I went a harder route (another gauge will soon be mounted to the left of the other):

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niice work...might have to try on my 99 hatch
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is that VAFC angled up?
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:31 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by maztur &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is that VAFC angled up?</TD></TR></TABLE>

Its angled up a bit....it just sits flush with the angle of the rest of the housing. You can see it perfect day or night...
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good info
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Looks real good, but does not warrant this:

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G3NR8: Nice work, I am planning on doing a similiar project mounting my safc2, 2 2 inch gauges and a couple switches. I was hoping I would be the first to do it-- damn you!!
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Nice DIY
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by sceg &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">or there is the hard way......


i dont think you mentioned how you got the kit to stay in, the stereo kit is usually held in by the cage around the aftermarket stereo. guess you could glue it from behind like you did the guage plate.... looks good, wish mine was that easy</TD></TR></TABLE>

hmm is this your car?? if so... any chance you did a write up or want to?? me likey
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i did this not that long ago....
just used a din block off plate purchased at the local honda dealer for $18.00
and cut out some holes.....basically friction fitment...
cheap and good




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thanks, that was my civic, sold it a few months ago for wrx. now as for what i did.....

first was trying to get the front part of the dash off.
remove everything: guage cluster, a/c controls, radio, lower console, knee plate thingy below steering wheel and the metal support behind it. feel around behind the dash, there should be 8-10 screws, mostly in the corners of the front panel.

tools... this was not fun. i tried every combo of #2 phillips bits, short bit holders, long bit holders (the kind you use with drills or power screwdrivers), skewdriver (right-angle bit holder), a socket with a #2 bit taped into it and a socket wrench with all kinds of extensions, mirror and light. basically, you have to get creative to find some combo of tools that will reach the screw.... unless you want to take the entire dash off. i didnt.

after i got the front of the dash off, i used ABS plastic to fill in the radio opening and the defroster switch hole. the dash peice has slight contours, i used a heat gun to heat the ABS and bend it to match the dash; very very slight curves but if you leave the ABS flat it will look like *** if you paint the dash. drill some holes for the guages, then mount the abs in the dash. i epoxied the ABS in place and used a little fiberglass on the back to reinforce it. dont ask what kind of epoxy i used, cause i wasnt too happy with it; you could fiberglass the peice in, front and back, but i was trying to save some sanding time. .....yet i sanded the entire peice to get rid of the texture, go figure. use bondo where you have to, like around the ABS peices.

putting it back in...... finish the front of the dash however you want, paint, vinyl, tweed, the ever popular button-tuck, whetever. dont mount the guages until you get the dash screwed back in, those little holes will come in handy. nothing real tricky about putting the dash back in obviously, except getting the screws back in.

i think thats about it for that..... the main reason i did it was cause i wanted to paint that peice and i hate A-pillar pods...and to match the other pod i made

theres this too:https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=938069

i know having pics would help, but i wasnt thinking of a how-to while i was doing it. and at the moment the pics arent showing anyway (for me at least). let me know if you need any more info, i'll help if i can

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interesting diy, i went the lazy route and bought a kit..
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nice, im gonna try it.
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