: Boost Gauge Install in the Ashtray



Chef
05-15-06, 06:31 PM
I saw somebody here do an ashtray install that actually had pictures of it. I'm working on mine now and would like to see yours again to sort of compare. I'm through the fire wall now and am ready for the dash set up. It has all been pulled out and sanded and tac sprayed so it's getting close... Tomorrow at the latest... I hope:alchi:

How long did it take the unknown ashtray boost gauge installer because I'm slackin':rant2:

Chef

GT04CTS-V
05-15-06, 06:38 PM
Marty (Lasstss) made mine for me. The boost gage is electric, so I used an existing grommet in the firewall to run the wires. We also used a replacement ashtray assembly so that I could keep my original one and return the car to stock.

Here are pictures of the completed unit.


GT



http://users.adelphia.net/~gt4fore/gage_open.jpg
http://users.adelphia.net/~gt4fore/gage_open1.jpg

Chef
05-15-06, 07:03 PM
looks good ----

How long did it take you?:worship: and what steps did you do? I'll have pics most likely tomorrow --- Can you still flip it in flush -- I'm making mine to flip in and with an external lighter plus cap for the outside so you can simply use the lighter for a cell or whatever without seeing the gauge from the outside.

Thanks for your pics!

Chef

GT04CTS-V
05-15-06, 07:11 PM
The install was relatively simple. However, Lasstss spent a lot of time fabricating the gage pod. In fact, he has six or so of the pods on hand, but they are for dual gages. Yes, the ashtray still retracts, here is a picture.

GT

http://users.adelphia.net/~gt4fore/gage_closed.jpg