I was a little bored over the weekend and I have been thinking about doing this for some time. I have an Autometer center dash gauge pod with Prosport gauges in it. As all of you know with Prosport gauges they come with these little slide on visors for each gauge and I just slid them on and put the gauges in the gauge pod for the time being. The problem was it looked unfinished and just weird plus the side of the visor blocked some of the gauge view. Here is a picture of the Autometer gauge pod by itself:
Here is a picture of the Prosport gauge with its visor:
Here is a picture of the gauge pod with the gauges holding the visors on the gauge pod:
First I cut the visors in halve, only being interested in the top halve, and used super glue to glue them to the gauge pod. Then using some left over Bondo I packed bondo into the gap between the visors and the gauge pod and plenty into the v between each gauge since I will need to round these areas. Here is a picture of the pod with glued visors and Bondo before sanding began:
Then using a combination of dremel with 120 grit sanding drum and 120, 220, 320, and 1000 grit sand paper I worked the bondo down smooth as shown here:
had to keep adding bondo until the surface was flush
After the bondo was smother I sprayed 2 coats of a sandable primer to remove any possible left over scratches from sanding. Then after about 4 coats of a closs black paint this is the finished product... an Autometer center dash gauge pod with visors for the gauges, I think this is how they should be made.
if you have done any custom gauge pod work also throw up a picture