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Old 10 Sep 2016, 04:13 pm
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Default OEM (2 or 3 guage) Factory Fit Replacement Pillar?

Does anyone make a 2 or 3 guage Factory replacement pillar for the Convertibles? I'm looking for a cleaner look of the direct replacement, rather than a universal. Suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.


Update 11/07/16:

For those of you looking, whether you own a Convertible or Wagon, here's where you can have custom pillar pods made for you! To include, painted to match your interior.
I ordered last week, the custom made pillar pod for the gauges. I went with ortizcustompods.com . I spoke with them over the phone and got a very positive vibe from the interaction. Very polite and very specific about the work and willing to answer any questions. As far as I know, he's the only one who makes the custom pod for the PT Cruiser Convertible. He can make to your request!

Since making this post, he said he's already received and fulfilled a purchase.

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CHRYSLER - Ortiz Custom Pods

Here's a photo of one he recently built. Looks great! I'm very impressed by the photos, and appears to be very professional work. Check it out. If you're in a rush to receive, he does have an option to expedite the build for a little more than list price. He orders and builds from OEM parts.







I'll post photos, when mine arrives.
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Old 10 Sep 2016, 05:36 pm
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Nope..


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Old 10 Sep 2016, 05:42 pm
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Default Re: OEM (2 or 3 guage) Factory Fit Replacement Pillar?

No one ever made one for the convertible.
This is what I did:



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Old 10 Sep 2016, 07:23 pm
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Hmm. No one? How about this?

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Nvizn, If you'll take note in the part description it states that it is 'MADE FROM FACTORY" parts. It is NOT a oem factory pillar pod. It is one that has been modified just as you would do on your own,

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Default Re: OEM (2 or 3 guage) Factory Fit Replacement Pillar?

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WOW! Nice find.

Looks like they have had one since around 2009ish?

And this is very interesting as well.
About Us - Ortiz Custom Pods
If you wish to buy any custom gauge pods please check out our Gauge Pod or Special Orders page!


Now they may not have one in stocked one but it would appear they can make one!
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Agreed, that is an awesome find. A little pricey, but they seem to have the market cornered on this item.
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Agreed, that is an awesome find. A little pricey, but they seem to have the market cornered on this item.
The universal gauge mount is still readily available and attachment look OEM can be done like the thread of my pillar.
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The universal pillar pod is okay, but it takes a lot of time to get them right. Even for the single gauge versions I used, it took a lot of heating and shaping to get it to fit. And that doesn't take painting to match into account. Buying one that is already shaped to the convertible pillar cover would be a real advantage.





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You did a good job. ^^^^ I just would not have used fasteners that showed. Also the lips kinda distract from the smooth lines of the stock pillar.
For all the work you did I am not sure why you did not cut it closer to the cup and simply did a complete adhesion and body blending to make it look more custom?
But I guess it has the Arkansas cowboy Truck look!

I am not posting a picture because it is for a coupe and not a convertible and it is 3 gauge pillar not a single gauge mount.

Here is the thread.

A-Pillar 3 Gauge Mod
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