A-Pillar gauge pods

TURNA

TURNA

Comic Book Super Hero
Jul 24, 2009
4,485
2,592
113
Socialist NY
#1
Anyone have an A-pillar gauge pod setup?

I have one in my Malibu that fit with some simple mods.

Then I picked up from GBodyParts.com last summer for the Monte.

Never installed it so now I went to use it in the Cutlass.

The fit is terrible and the gauge holes are not even close to 52mm or 2 1/16

I contacted them got a little bit of the run around

Their first response was "We NEVER had a problem or complaint like this ever."

They asked for pics.

Sent pics got ignored, no response.

Sent pics a second time got a response of "Can't you open up the gauge holes."

I responded yes I could but that won't solve the fitment issue.

They asked me to send it back so they can "take a look at it."


Now given their history of screwing people over, If I do send it back part of me believes that will be the end of it and nothing will come of it.

I wasted my time money buying it and now shipping it back and in the end I will have nothing (given their history) or my defective item shipped back to me. With the claim nothing is wrong with it.

So does anyone have an A-pillar gauge pod setup made by a different company???

I know Glowshift makes one.

I reached out to them for more pictures of their product and they sent me the same one on the website!

And theirs looks almost fake or super photoshopped.

Glowshifts picture...

g-body-installed-gs__74484-1509035226-1280-1280-jpg.94119



Mine from Gbodyparts
t72iim-jpg.94120
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
9,338
2,456
113
Gainesville, Fl
#2
That top photo definitely looks enhanced.
 
fleming442

fleming442

Comic Book Super Hero
Dec 26, 2013
3,379
1,513
113
#3
I'd be willing to bet they're all the same universal things you can get anywhere. Since it's ABS, you could heat it up and move it around to fit the contour better. Just be careful not to screw up the "grain".
 
-83MONTESS-

-83MONTESS-

Moderator
Moderator
Nov 4, 2010
4,424
357
83
Bellevue, Ohio
#4
I got mine off summit. No complaints here
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 18, 2009
2,616
2,603
113
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
#5
I got a hole saw you can use to put the gauges into the dash.
 
TURNA

TURNA

Comic Book Super Hero
Jul 24, 2009
4,485
2,592
113
Socialist NY
#6
TURNA

TURNA

Comic Book Super Hero
Jul 24, 2009
4,485
2,592
113
Socialist NY
#7
I heated this thing up sanded it shaved it you name it I tried it.

It is beyond off I would even say its so far off its not even for a GBody.


Glowshift emailed me back no more pics available of their own product.

How the FOOK does a company that makes their own product not have any other pictures of it????

Anyway Glowshift also stated that their gauge pod mounts to the existing factory A-pillar molding like an overlay.

EDIT::: They just emailed me again stating it mounts over the A-pillar with mounting screws and plastic caps to cover the screw heads

ddddddd-jpg.94124
 
F

focused313

Master Mechanic
May 1, 2014
268
179
43
#8
Mine from gbodyparrts fits like crap.

If you care about fit and finish, don't do it.

The best thing you can do is take your original a-pillar piece and build your own from it, maybe out of fiberglass. Otherwise, I wouldn't waste my money again. My original gauges weren't working, but I should have just put that towards a Dakota digital unit.
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

Royal Smart Person
Sep 14, 2014
2,322
1,143
113
Shelocta, Pa
#9
Doesn't Dixie carry a direct fit 2 & 3 guage ones that replaces the O.E. one?
 
melloelky

melloelky

G-Body Guru
Oct 22, 2017
611
480
63
mass
#10
Sorry to hear of the g body parts trouble,that sucks.I had a universal one from autometer back in the day,it was a double that attached to the exsisting a pillar trim.it wasn't that bad.that other one you posted looks good.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
CaliWagon83 Interior 9
mclellan83 Interior 2

Similar threads

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck Consoles Dixie Restoration Depot Mike's Montes P-S-T Southside Machine Performance UMI Performance

contact [email protected] for info on becoming a sponsor