View Full Version : DIN size guage pod prototype (56K DIE!)

12-03-2004, 04:38 PM
As many of you noted I proposed a bezel to mount a set of guages in the radio opening for any car.
Well - here is the prototype with the guages set in. It is polished to aid the casting process, but the finished product will be black to match the interior of my car.


12-03-2004, 05:25 PM
Looks nice!

12-03-2004, 06:05 PM
VERY NICE! :volvo:


the poi
12-03-2004, 06:26 PM
Beautiful work

Hank Scorpio
12-03-2004, 06:34 PM
VERY nicely done!!!

<--- very impressed.

12-03-2004, 06:52 PM
christ! thats gorgeous! how did you do that? and are you going to be producing those to sell at all? also, those are 2 1/16 gauges correct?

but damn man... i LOVE that... quite nice. later,


12-03-2004, 07:09 PM
Yup...I will give that a 2 thumbs up and a sweet.

12-03-2004, 08:02 PM
I made something like that for myself a while back. Mine holds two gauges but it isn't as pretty.

12-03-2004, 08:11 PM
:rockon: wow those are really nice! you really need to produce those, there would definity be a markert for them.

12-03-2004, 08:40 PM
Damn that is some nice work! Please take some pics once you get them installed! :cool:

I'm jealous of your fab skills!

12-03-2004, 08:46 PM
I made something like that for myself a while back. Mine holds two gauges but it isn't as pretty.

Me too, mine sits under the radio and doesn't replace the radio.

Damn thats nice.

12-03-2004, 09:12 PM
thanks guys -
I plan to try and cast a few this next week, well see how it goes. I plan to take at least one and paint match it to my interior and install it asap. Thanks for the compliments, it was a tough one to get programmed but in the end it worked great.

I hope to poss make a few of these soon and see if anyone wants them if I can.
The part was designed on SolidWorks CAD software and produced through GibbsCAM and a Fryer CNC openbed mill. The only drawbacks to the way I made it is that the fryer mill isnt very fast as far as spindle speeds, so the face contour machining took about 5 hours . . .

yeah - AutoMeter 2 1/16" Ultralites

12-03-2004, 10:24 PM
cool, did you ever figure a price? i like em

12-07-2004, 04:43 PM
The first casting should be done in about 30 min. I am going to try and get the original mounted in my car with pics for tonight.

12-07-2004, 07:01 PM
I can't wait to see it mounted

12-08-2004, 02:59 AM
put me down for one.

12-08-2004, 03:16 AM
That is so damn cool! Nice work! Would it be possible to make one in black plastic like that of the Volvo dash?

Neil Peart
12-08-2004, 08:23 PM
wow...id prolly be up for one of those...man that is sweet