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Postby [email protected] » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:43 am

Well I know I was supposed to have these pics up sooner but my car is taking longer than expected. Anywho on to the pics, no official final price yet but if there's enough interest it will have to be minimum # of guys. I will have price by that time though.



Let me know what you guys think. It will only fit 52mm gauges as that is the most popular size. Mine will be painted satin black for now but if there's enough interest i'm going to see about getting done in abs plastic to match factory interior.

The buttons can be in factory location if need be(security, hazard ect ect) mine are like that because my profec b is mounted in between the buttons.

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Postby Broadfield » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:38 pm

Doesn't look too bad! Good luck with them.... should be a nice option for S14 owners.

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Postby Dano » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:21 am

Price will be a huge factor in this. Curious to see what that looks like.

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Postby ShionS14 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:18 am

If I recall correctly he said if he got 20-30 people interested it should be about $230 unpainted. Chops also teased me with the idea of if enough people were interested they would look at doing a run in abs plastic to match the stock interior. any chance we could get this thread moved to the 240 general section so we can get some more interest? i really want to get one in the factory look.

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Postby Dano » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:24 am

$230?!?!

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Postby ShionS14 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:57 am

are you excited or shocked?keep in mind that's the price if he only gets a few people and a small production run. if there is more interest the cheaper the price
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Postby Broadfield » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:42 am

Yeah, $230 isn't bad at all, even though it will seem expensive to most. Once the demand is high, then the price can come down. Figure my labor rate is $45/hr..... which is cheap for my profession. It would take me several hours to make that piece perfect. So as long as his piece has no imperfections, no slight waves and no sand marks, then it is worth it in my mind. However, a lot of people on here don't want to pay for perfection nor would appreciate it. I actually ask my customers to what degree of perfection they want. Lets say 85% of perfection takes 2 hours..... then 100% may take 10 hours. Your average customer can't tell the difference between 85% and 100%. Then you have anal freaks like me! Must be 110%

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Postby Dano » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:14 pm

I'm comparing that price to the price of pretty much every other make/model that has custom console pods made for them like evos, stis, rx7s, skylines, Z32s, etc etc... ive never seen any over $120 unless it was carbon. So you'd be correct in saying $230 has me shocked.

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Postby [email protected] » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:26 am

Broadfield wrote:Yeah, $230 isn't bad at all, even though it will seem expensive to most. Once the demand is high, then the price can come down. Figure my labor rate is $45/hr..... which is cheap for my profession. It would take me several hours to make that piece perfect. So as long as his piece has no imperfections, no slight waves and no sand marks, then it is worth it in my mind. However, a lot of people on here don't want to pay for perfection nor would appreciate it. I actually ask my customers to what degree of perfection they want. Lets say 85% of perfection takes 2 hours..... then 100% may take 10 hours. Your average customer can't tell the difference between 85% and 100%. Then you have anal freaks like me! Must be 110%
I'm the exact same way...

To keep selling price down I think I'm going to do this on my own without MVP. I have already spoken to the body shop who made mine and he stated he could make them for me 1 at a time if need be so no min buy in. Selling price would be $215 shipped painted any color you want or $195 shipped ready to paint. You would need to ship me your factory piece and turn around time would be 1.5-2.weeks as each one would be hand made to order. Also for you 60mm guys he said he could hook you up as well, same price you will just need to send 1 gauge so they can get the proper sizing(only applies to 1st order for 60mm).

Thoughts?

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Postby [email protected] » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:35 am

Dano wrote:I'm comparing that price to the price of pretty much every other make/model that has custom console pods made for them like evos, stis, rx7s, skylines, Z32s, etc etc... ive never seen any over $120 unless it was carbon. So you'd be correct in saying $230 has me shocked.
I paid close to $300 for mine(1st one).

Quality costs $$$$$$

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Postby Dano » Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:26 am

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I paid close to $300 for mine(1st one).

Quality costs $$$$$$

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I know that, this just seems really expensive for this particular piece. Are they just fiberglassing it?

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Postby [email protected] » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:56 am

Dano wrote:
I know that, this just seems really expensive for this particular piece. Are they just fiberglassing it?
They take your complete factory piece, modify the center section for the pods, then get it ready to paint. It snaps in just like factory as it still is the factory unit.

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Postby Dano » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:22 pm

I realize that, but are they just fiberglassing the center vents or are they remolding with plastic? I'm assuming it's just fiberglass.

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Postby [email protected] » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:31 am

They are actually using a Plastic filler. If you are familiar with bodywork they are some cases where a tear in plastic bumpers can be repaired by plastic welding. Well the filler used in that process is what he uses to mold the pods then finishes it with glazing putty for a smooth finish. I assumed he was using fiberglass in the beginning but he is using this stuff instead.

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Postby Dano » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:47 pm

That's nicer than fiberglass

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Postby [email protected] » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:22 am

Pic from my point of view...please note I have Sparco Torino 2's so my seats are a bit higher than stock


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Postby elcruzmissle » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:21 pm

I like it but how easy was it to move the climate control to underneath your reciever? im trying to imagine how much slack was there last time i pulled that off to paint it before.

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Postby [email protected] » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:34 pm

It's really straight forward, you just need to snake your harness around the bar to go underneath it instead of over it.
elcruzmissle wrote:I like it but how easy was it to move the climate control to underneath your reciever? im trying to imagine how much slack was there last time i pulled that off to paint it before.

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Postby elcruzmissle » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:58 pm

Did it sit well? the climate control that is lol. im just imagining the gap it might have and what kind of issues id have to sit it right there.... i know i know... overthinkin the obvious right?

oh hey, quick question a lil off subject. on your s15 wheel, ive got that one too and was wonderin if you had cruise control or not, and if you did.. did you try hookin it back up? i couldnt figure a way to mount mine back on and just thought id ask lol

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Postby [email protected] » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:50 am

elcruzmissle wrote:Did it sit well? the climate control that is lol. im just imagining the gap it might have and what kind of issues id have to sit it right there.... i know i know... overthinkin the obvious right?

oh hey, quick question a lil off subject. on your s15 wheel, ive got that one too and was wonderin if you had cruise control or not, and if you did.. did you try hookin it back up? i couldnt figure a way to mount mine back on and just thought id ask lol
Nope no cruise on my car ..I plan on trying to get it hooked up though but the SR recently spun a bearing so that will be put on the back burner.

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Postby s14tan » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:35 pm

I see you made your way onto Nico.

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Postby SStrunks » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:20 am

that looks freaken awesome, always wanted something like this for s14...

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Postby farlsmagee6 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:37 am

oh that is too bada$$... i have been looking for something like this for over a year. but I dont know about $215...

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Postby boikue » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:45 am

man looks sweet how much and how can i get one?would i have to take mines off for u to custom it?pm me cause i want it.

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Postby mig240sx » Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:49 pm

So what's the final cost on this? Put me on the list of pre-orders if the price is good!

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Postby [email protected] » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:27 am

mig240sx wrote:So what's the final cost on this? Put me on the list of pre-orders if the price is good!
The project was ditched since the overall view from all the forums I posted it on was that it should be under $100 which there is NO way that is possible. So unless someone is willing to pay $2xx for them to make me another one I will be the only one with it.

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Postby tokickodrifts » Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:14 pm

if you want the OEM look use krylon wrinkle finishbest bang for the buckmine has been going 3 years strong without any fade, bubbling or smudging

heres some pics:



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Btw this is my first post on nicobut my cars been my project for 4 yearsso im not new to the game

i usually post on 240sxone out of new englandanyway enough with my jibbah jabaahh

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Postby dxevin » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:29 pm

very nice console setup tokicko, where did you get the custom work done on it? from nissan japan? how much was it ?

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Postby tokickodrifts » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:44 am

thanks mann...but i hand shaped the gauge pod out of abs, fiberglass and bondo skimming myself.

the armrest and shift console were the only things bought new from nissan japan.

i can do pretty much anything if people are interested and the prices are right.

lmk if anyone needs anything.

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Postby chester_ff7 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:17 pm

im am very interested in buying one of these gauge pods... please email me your contact info and how we cou;ld do this at [email protected]

thanks a lot dude!!


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