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Lenny

Guide Fitting St Gauge Pod To Focus Tdci Dash

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I picked up the panel section for 50 pounds from the same breakers as the gauges at the time.

If sal can't supply then try asking breakers on ebay for the st pod surround section that the pod itself clips in to.

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@gforce, can I ask why you didn't bid, did you spot something that I didn't? (and you just reminded me I offered to do a favour for Sal,oops).

No, not at all mate. I just have a lot else on my plate at the minute so decided not to give in to the temptation. The ST pod is pretty low down my wishlist for a number of reasons...

1) ST kit, new exhaust, wheel refurb all in the pipeline

2) my car has a blue interior/dash, so not sure if the the black pod would suit well without needing wrapped or sprayed

3) and finally I just dunno if I would have the time, patience and skill to wire it up to work properly, so undecided about installing it as a dummy.

I'm sure it's 100% otherwise the seller would have said, so have no fear on my behalf, just didn't fancy it this time. All the best with it though and hope you get sorted with the panel. ;)

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Hy little question to revive the topic :D Lenny and other that made this mod when cutting in the dash is there something special to look out for ? Or just masure twice cut once ? I was thinking modding my mk2 with a dash compartiment to keep my car papers like insurance and stuff but seeing how cool this looks i kinda want it now . And last question how much was that st gauge pod ? 50 squids ?

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Hy little question to revive the topic :D Lenny and other that made this mod when cutting in the dash is there something special to look out for ? Or just masure twice cut once ? I was thinking modding my mk2 with a dash compartiment to keep my car papers like insurance and stuff but seeing how cool this looks i kinda want it now . And last question how much was that st gauge pod ? 50 squids ?

Hi Ilie,

When you remove the speedometer cluster,

Shine a torch in to the area look up at the plastic corresponding under the dash,

You will see scribed markings in the plastic to cut within these scribed rings,

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Although these markings are there,

Id still strongly advise starting with a small hole then trim it out bigger as required,

Continue to offer up the pod surround ensuring your still on track at all times,

Especially when cutting out the large section above the centre air vents,

Cut small in the centre then trim it out millimeters at a time until it just fits,

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There is allowances for speed bump imperfections because tge pod surround has a small lip overhang covers the largest hole surround a little,

But when drilling the top for the spikes you can afford to be a little messy because its all going to be covered,

I recommend starting with them first.

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Can anybody supply the rough measurements for the ST pod hood? I want to see if my iphone 5 would fit without having to chop the dash.

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Can anybody supply the rough measurements for the ST pod hood? I want to see if my iphone 5 would fit without having to chop the dash.

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Hi David,

Do you want measurement of the exposed opening area?

Ill see what i can do today.

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Hi lenny,

Yes please mate, also the height and width of the outer cover. Have tried making my own pod to house the phone but it doesnt look OEM which puts me off

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Hi lenny,

Yes please mate, also the height and width of the outer cover. Have tried making my own pod to house the phone but it doesnt look OEM which puts me off

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Will do,

Ill measure and post pictures,

When doing your own pod; imperfections can be hidden by using some filler and sandpaper followed by spraying with primer and having it hydrodipped in a matt finish,

A bit of money involved in that process but some results.

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Funny enough i had sprayed what i currently made in matt black plasicote and looks good. Just as ive made it with wood that the curves dont look slick like the original ST pod that curves. Was thinking to buy the plastic trim off ebay and cut with dremel to fit if the sizes are right. :-)

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Will do,

Ill measure and post pictures,

When doing your own pod; imperfections can be hidden by using some filler and sandpaper followed by spraying with primer and having it hydrodipped in a matt finish,

A bit of money involved in that process but some results.

Any luck on the dimensions for the ST pod lenny?

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Any luck on the dimensions for the ST pod lenny?

Sorry to have left you hanging mate,

I have been intending to get measurements many times but ended up getting side tracked into somthing else.

Here's the pod with a reputable Stanley Measuring tape.

If you need more details let me know and ill get to you a bit quicker ;)

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Fantastic! Cheers lenny. Very helpful but it looks that unfortunately the iphone5 is about a cm and half bigger so doubt it would fit. Back to the drawing board i think lol

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Fantastic! Cheers lenny. Very helpful but it looks that unfortunately the iphone5 is about a cm and half bigger so doubt it would fit. Back to the drawing board i think lol

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No mate,

My gauges are 52mm

In terms of height

Just put it facing at a bit of a slant you wont notice to look at it because it will be facing up towards you,

In terms of width

The front surround on the pod is rubber lip its around 3mm wide

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Like your thinking.. Slant it a bit. Im going to try that. Gonna buy a pod off ebay to try

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I will be selling this complete custom ST gauge pod and dash section complete with both of the official Ford Racing gauges and the intercooler pipe with Roose Motorsport pipe adaptor and brand new oil pressure sensor; everything required to complete this guide including auto dimmer.

everything except the plastic boost pipe hose (to link gauge to intercooler) which are available new for under 10 pounds

it's just not worth removing battery and firewall grommet to retrieve it since there only 10 quid new. 

And considering the Ford Racing  gauges themselves retail at 100GBP - 120GBP each and are universal fit to any model

I'm selling the complete kit for 160GBP including tracked shipping from around 25th July if interested payment via PayPal that's a saving of over 140 pounds

respond If interested, I'll be listing on eBay from 25th onwards

Cheers 

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Lenny what are you replacing them with?

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4 hours ago, salsheikh said:

Lenny what are you replacing them with?

Dash Top storage compartment,

Maybe fit SatNav inside.

#JohnnysGotYouCovered 

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curious to know what the reason for ditching the mod was Lenny?

I'm just looking at it doing something myself, maybe even installing a Raspberry Pi with a screen to provide custom gauges tho a bit of me is thinking the real gauge looks much better than  a screen.

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