Finally got my banks guage and vent pod, this thing has tons of options and can even troubleshoot/diagnose. Haven’t gotten it installed yet but will post after it’s all set up
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In for the gauge pod.Yeah. Especially since I don't have a clock hole to stick it in anymore. I can run Torque on my Android head unit, but it needs WiFi which means I can't stream audio at the same time. So this will make a nice alternative. And I've been meaning to design and 3D print a gauge pod (I have an idea for a design no one's done yet, that I've seen) so now I have no excuse. Because: Ordered.
I did NOT know that. I have two of the vent pods (one new, one used) and I don't know if either is specifically for a coupe. Haven't tried to install yetAlready did the work, take a look here:
Also there is difference between coupe and the other 2 dashboards fyi.
I'm certainly willing to wait... this build has established that as fact.Well, if you want to wait, I'll probably be willing to print some pods for others. I'm not going with the vent mount, it'll be "integrated" with the dash. And I print "SLA", not "FDM". I prototype with a FDM printer because it's faster and cheaper. Final prints are done with SLA. SLA prints look like they came out of a mold.
I made this with the SLA printer (the letters are laser cut from colored acrylic, not 3D printed. I also have a laser cutter, and a 4-axis benchtop CNC).
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Printed these for my Nephew.
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Well, I'd like the vertical-drum-style like the tach in my '68 SS.... kidding! I kid...So I haven't quite decided. I'm thinking I might be able to design my pod so you can just mount more than one, in which case it'd be multiple, single pods. But I am also thinking of "nested" multiple gauge pods. I need to scan the dash this weekend and start 3D modeling and see what I can do.
Sigh. I also have another idea. I have one of the Tesla style Android head units. The part of the dash on top of the pop up factory display has to be used to fill the hole when the Tesla HU is installed. I could put a 3-gauge cluster there, kind of like the gauge cluster at the top/center of the dash in my old 1976 Datsun 260Z. It'd be nostalgic for me, but no good for everyone else...