GU Patrol pillar mount gauge pod

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:37
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Can anyone please supply photos of a 3 gauge pod fitted to a GU patrol R/H pillar
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:49

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:49
I think you will be pushing the proverbial up hill, why not do what I did and put a pod on the dash, one, two or three gauges. Have a look at post number 28668 to see what I have done. Second last post, member John in Prado's reply. Hope this helps. If not and you would like further info, please ask. John
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Follow Up By: David (Mt Barker SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:09

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:09
Thanks, looks good john but I know somewhere on this site someone has a photo of the pillar mount pod. I stumbled across it the other day but can't seem to find it again. It may have been a link to a web site but found it all on this forum
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:13

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:13
Now you mention it, I think I can remember it too. Good luck
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:14

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:14
was quoted $200+ for a 2-gauge A-pillar (driver side) pod. That was enough to put me off. The cheapies ($100+) are half the size of a yellow pages- I cannot think of a car that has pillars big enough to mount them.
It might pay to get handy with some MDF and body filler and go see an upholstrey shop when you have something that you are happy with.
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Reply By: angler - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:15

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:15
The post is on here somewhere, I think it was about turbo boost guages
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Follow Up By: David (Mt Barker SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:29

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:29
C'mon people this is going well but I need someone who knows their way around this forum better than me to help me find what I am looking for. Seems there are a lot of you out there.
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Reply By: Mr Z - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:24

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:24
i'm also interested, probably just a 2 gauge though.

boost
pyro

what are you using the 3rd gauge for?
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Follow Up By: David (Mt Barker SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:35

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:35
Not sure yet. I was heading towards oil pressure, boost & maybe amps with a shunt. I guess that was going to be my next question to everyone. Was only heading for a 3 gauge set up because I have only been able to find a 3 gauge pod so far. ( and that find was only temporary)
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 19:22

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 19:22
I don't have the A pillar pod, but I do have numerous additional gauges fitted to my Patrol. I posted photos on a thread a month or 2 ago, but have since deleted them.
My gauges are:
analogue: Voltmeter (with switch to check either battery)
: Oil Pressure
: Oil Temperature (measured in sump)
: Coolant temp (measured in top radiator hose)
: Turbo Boost
: Air Pressure (in tanks for compressed air system)
digital : EGT gauge (with switch to check between above and below turbo)
I saw a 2 gauge pod for an A pillar in our local (Kadian SA) Auto Pro recently, but didn't take any notice of the price. It looked cheap and nasty as far as I was concerned.
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Follow Up By: David (Mt Barker SA) - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 09:52

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 09:52
Rochie (SA) i have decided to go with the oil temp gauge as one of my options. Have looked at the sump & was thinking of drilling & tapping a thread in the flat area at the rear of the sump (in the alloy). It seems well out of harms way. Would like to know where you fitted your sender unit.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:04

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:04
G'day David,
My sump is pressed steel.....I had an engineering shop whack a hole in the back of the sump just above the sump plug and then he brazed a nut on which I had earlier prepared by tapping a thread into so that the VDO sender unit would fit.
In your case, with the cast alloy, I guess drilling and tapping the hole is gunna be the best way to go. The reason I didn't want to drill my sump was to avoid the swarf from the drill getting into the sump; even though I'd dumped the oil and probably would've been able to get most of it out anyway with a magnet etc.
Not sure how you'll go getting the swarf out of your drilling exercise, but would think that flushing it with diesel etc might be the go. I'd be trying to get the hole as close as possible to the sump plug if I were you.
Good luck
Roachie
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:34

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:34
http://members.bettanet.net.au/~conody/PillarPod.htm
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Follow Up By: David (Mt Barker SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:40

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:40
thank you very very much. I've been sitting here for hours looking for a photo like these.
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Follow Up By: Mr Z - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:45

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:45
do you know where these are available John?
and a rough idea on price?

thanks
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 18:15

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 18:15
read above
was quoted $200+ for a 2-gauge A-pillar (driver side) pod.
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Follow Up By: Mr Z - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 00:38

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 00:38
i think i'll go for a couple of surface mount gauges

the pod above looks like it would be ok for the passenger to read!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 15:27

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 15:27
Normal dashpod is $200 new but looks good and easy to read


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Reply By: Mr Z - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:41

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:41
bit of extra info here also
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Follow Up By: David (Mt Barker SA) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:54

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:54
was quoted about $125 at TJM Adelaide but they didn't have any photos or one I could look at. Needed to see before I buy.
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:45

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:45
Post 28957 had it, the search function works well, LOL. TJM have them according to the post. Good luck.
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Reply By: Snowy 3.0iTD - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:10

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:10
David

Best way to go is ebay for the gauge. I picked up a mechanical Speco boost gauge off of ebay for $45 brand new in box with all the bits. Then when I am in Adelaide later this month after talking with the guys at Car Toyz Elizabeth (08 8346 2555) I am going to run it straight in there. They have installed these on a number of Patrols and were able to talk to me about fitting options and associated costs, gave me a lot of confidence in their ability.

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Reply By: Member - Guy (QLD) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:40

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:40
Don,t know if this is any help , I saw a 3 gauge pod at Northside 4x4 Caboolture, it was over 12 months ago, it was a sample had just arrived looked good, don't have a photo but their contact no is 07 5495 5519, maybe they can send a photo
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