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VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT!

*First of all I bought a Subaru Impreza gauge pod.<br>*I cut it in to three pieces and made my own two hole pod.<br>*I used hot silicone to stick it.After that I used some paste and sand paper to fill and make a goos surface.<br>*I decided to cover it with leather but after that I found this paint,and it is excellent!Look at the details.<br>*I made a front cover and painted in to matt black and put it under the gauges.<p>Audio:(WORK DONE WITH MY AUDIO INSTALLER,TOGETHER,NOT ALONE)<br>*I had no problem with the connection.<br>*I bought the original charcoalpanel from Volvo and worked on it.<br>*I used MDF and fiberglass on it.<br>*I also painted the all center console parts with the same color.Also there were some scratches,good now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As a result you can see the pictures and hope you like it too.The color match of the gauges,the illumination of Kenwood and original blue dash is perfect.<p><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6496/19rq.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5160/24ou.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6756/32ej.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8086/49wv.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/1425/55fa.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/7490/65cc.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5816/76hu.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/505/93ng.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/2225/9a9ro.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/8991/9b6qn.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/3783/9c7fg.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/8223/9f1jf.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1182/9g2et.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6623/10a7xp.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1838/10b4ty.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3205/10c2ke.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6880/10d0qd.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5237/10e8ar.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5882/final11tm.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/2831/final22tu.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1682/final38fo.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/7042/p60906790fi.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5822/p60906804ge.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3199/p60906861ye.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/6995/p60906917rj.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/9493/p60906923yf.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6559/p60906890wp.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/442/p61006966zp.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2648/p60906930ax.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3087/p61007005cn.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7888/p61007075pl.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><br>
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

Hmm, nice work.<br>You might want to post this on the audio forum
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

NICE WORK!!! I can't believe that it came from paint. It looks like it was molded.
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (mike_c70)

Super job! The color combo is perfect. Keep up the great work my friend! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>edonald849</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hate You!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ooooooops,why? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Those gauges are the bomb!
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

SCHWEET!<br>(that means sweet, which really means <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

<U>Great</U> piece of work! Thanks for writing it up for us. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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WOW.... <p>shookrun (its hard to write arabic in english) for all your work <p>nam arabi?
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

Looks great! Now if I just didn't have factory nav I'd be set. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

That don't suck at all!<p>Actually means... that rocks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Which means nice job! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (xenophobic)

xeno,<p>I speak for a lot of us here when I say <B><I>YOU ARE MY HERO!!!</I></B> Thanks for waking up this sleepy crowd with your very impressive workmanship. <p>Do you have a brand name and color for the paint you used on the Volvo H/U panel, shifter surround and cup holder cover? I just picked up a can of Volvo OEM Titanium #455 and clearcoat for the shifter surround, but seeing your finished results is cause to reconsider. Out of curiosity, did you first attempt to bend back the tabs securing the metal "spaceball" trim to the plastic shifter surround before choosing to mask with tape? I took a look at mine and think it might be possible.<p>Again, looks good. I guess the previous leather-wrapped pods were not doing it for you, eh? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> You should sell that assembly on this forum - someone will buy it.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: VERY VERY SPECIAL GAUGE POD AND KENWOOD 6039 INSTALLATION PROJECT! (RainyS60R)

Ok,OK,make me explanations of what you say,I san stand it friends! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">xeno,<p>Do you have a brand name and color for the paint you used on the Volvo H/U panel, shifter surround and cup holder cover? I just picked up a can of Volvo OEM Titanium #455 and clearcoat for the shifter surround, but seeing your finished results is cause to reconsider. Out of curiosity, did you first attempt to bend back the tabs securing the metal "spaceball" trim to the plastic shifter surround before choosing to mask with tape? I took a look at mine and think it might be possible.<p>Again, looks good. I guess the previous leather-wrapped pods were not doing it for you, eh? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> You should sell that assembly on this forum - someone will buy it.<p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Actually the procedure is like this:<br>*I went to a paint shop and asked for the color code:The man looked at the part and prepared the paint for the panel and center console.<p>But I worked until 04:00 last night and left some of my equipment in my office garage.<br>Hope the find the paint can look for the code.<p>For the gauge pod,the base coat is a melted plastic.First you throw the melted plastic small particules on the pod.I used sand paper to match the thickness of the pattern,after I again went to the paint shop with my leather doodr handle and asked for the code.The man prepared the color again,returned to my garage and painted it.<p>THE ONLY THÝNG THAT ý DIDN'T LIKE IS:THE SHARP EDGES OF THE GSM PANEL,DIDN'T MATCH THE PANEL ý DID FOR THE KENWOOD.<p>BUT ý HAVE SOME NEW PROJECTS,WILL COMING SOON <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Today I will take some pictures under sunlight.First I have to clean the car interior.<p>I will post them and you can see the true color tones.<p>Have a good weekend.
 
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