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It's looking good, it looks pretty close to mine just a little different. Here's a close up of mine and you can see the face plate held by 4 screws onto the pod itself. View attachment 90246

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what do you think of the depth of the visor on yours? I like the contour to it and im basing my modular pod on this with the rounded top, changeable face plate, and extended visor, only real differences will be: shape of the speaker grill, contour of the back half (mine slopes), rake of the gauge faces, and how the face plate mounts (channel for sides and top and screws on the bottom, concealed when on the car). granted these are concepts and so far only a reality in CAD but once I print a prototype I'm hoping ill be able to deliver. what do you like and not like about the one you have?
 

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My descriptions are looking at the photo and left is driver side and right is passenger side.

Just spit balling here, have the visor for sun glare - however on Nova it is symmetrical left verticle side to right. How about the left side - flush to the side, passenger side the visor comes down and sticks out. Possibly Novas' might hard to tell in the pic.

I believe the driver side should have clear viewing, passengers side with a visor on that side that sticks out.

Ok now that what I described is confusing, off I go... lol
 
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My descriptions are looking at the photo and left is driver side and right is passenger side.

Just spit balling here, have the visor for sun glare - however on Nova it is symmetrical left verticle side to right. How about the left side - flush to the side, passenger side the visor comes down and sticks out. Possibly Novas' might hard to tell in the pic.

I believe the driver side should have clear viewing, passengers side with a visor on that side that sticks out.

Ok now that what I described is confusing, off I go... lol
nope I understood perfectly, basically as if you were to clock the gauges toward the driver, use that same angle and make the visor longer on the passenger side and flush on the driver side with the top side of the visor having somewhat of an angle connecting the 2. theres a few ways to skin a cat but Im picking up what youre putting down, from a function over form perspective especially for track use cars I could see it being appreciated. I personally would prefer a shorter visor that's symmetrical since the taurus dash is one of the most symmetrical dash boards Ive ever seen (and im a sucker for symmetry). my first designed pod (3 52mm non modular) has a smaller visor that somewhat mimics the shape of the upper dash. not much for sun glare but given the angle and position of the the faces themselves i would imagine glare would be minimum. That said Im still working out a design for a deep visor modular set and I can throw in an angled visor version as well. I thought about clocked gauges but for the modular set at least it would be easier to use clocking spacers and screw them into the housing rather than me try to incorporate them in a moving piece. keep in mind I can and will design to each owns needs, if you want 2 clocked gauges with an offset deep visor with a rocker switch or indicator light provision I can make it happen.
 

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nope I understood perfectly, basically as if you were to clock the gauges toward the driver, use that same angle and make the visor longer on the passenger side and flush on the driver side with the top side of the visor having somewhat of an angle connecting the 2. theres a few ways to skin a cat but Im picking up what youre putting down, from a function over form perspective especially for track use cars I could see it being appreciated. I personally would prefer a shorter visor that's symmetrical since the taurus dash is one of the most symmetrical dash boards Ive ever seen (and im a sucker for symmetry). my first designed pod (3 52mm non modular) has a smaller visor that somewhat mimics the shape of the upper dash. not much for sun glare but given the angle and position of the the faces themselves i would imagine glare would be minimum. That said Im still working out a design for a deep visor modular set and I can throw in an angled visor version as well. I thought about clocked gauges but for the modular set at least it would be easier to use clocking spacers and screw them into the housing rather than me try to incorporate them in a moving piece. keep in mind I can and will design to each owns needs, if you want 2 clocked gauges with an offset deep visor with a rocker switch or indicator light provision I can make it happen.
I bow to your design prowess :bowrofl:
 

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Sold. I'll take the gage set as well.
Right!?!?!?!

I mean seems to be the latest greatest mod since Chris Curtis (R.I.P.) fabricated the 1st versions therein.

I like that the OP has a sense of humor. The drawings rendered across the gauge faces truly made me laugh.

Right in the pocket for SHO members in kind.

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I have something ready for prototype, talking to a friend with a printer to maybe get something in the next couple weeks (hopefully). I have the modular design I'm going to work on next along with a 2 pod version of this one. I wanted to post here to get feedback before I go to print, any added features you would like to see, features you like or dont like, this is essentially the piece that will become reality and be posted in gauging interest with a price attached to it. tell me what you think
Pod hi 1
I had to raise the overall profile about an inch to ensure clearance for gauges to not hit the dashboard, the overall profile with the tabs is about 4.3 inches, with the added height I felt it needed something to break up the space under the gauges so I added the 3 bars for aesthetics. the bezels can be removed for flush mounting if thats prefered and the ridge for the speaker grill can be flush as well.

Pod hi 2
speaker grille is large and conspicuous, the back of the upper section has a lip for a more sleek look as well as being able to grip the back of the entire unit for removal
Pod hi
the plate is not completely open for structure as well as sound and light control, less expensive gauge sets will emit a light from the back of the gauge and this can filter up and through the speaker grill hitting the windsheild like a lightbright so there are baffles to control light and direct sound, several holes have been added for wire routing as well as rigidity.
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the curved baffle blocks most light and helps direct sound, there are holes for wire routing and a small gap as an option as well. the tabs have been recreated as close to the original spec so the white clips can be reused.

If it's less than overwhelming remember this is still the design phase and this forum is along for the ride, the final product will be smooth and as close to OE looking as possible.
 

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Looking sharp.

Only other mod I did to mine (after having taken receipt of it) was to drill 2 small holes in the face of it, below and in-between the gauges themselves.

They were for the methanol kit.

The clear one on the left is a 2 color LED that alternates between green (for spraying) and red when not spraying.

The one the right, is a single, solid red only. That one was/is the low tank sensor.

I preferred them here as I didn't have to strain to look anywhere else. They were right within my field of view at any given time as one would look ahead at the road in front of them.

Keep up the nice work on these. I'm sure many owners will be interested and partake accordingly.7244ec37a3ec6482432643ac101a7ad2

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Looking sharp.

Only other mod I did to mine (after having taken receipt of it) was to drill 2 small holes in the face of it, below and in-between the gauges themselves.

They were for the methanol kit.

The clear one on the left is a 2 color LED that alternates between green (for spraying) and red when not spraying.

The one the right, is a single, solid red only. That one was/is the low tank sensor.

I preferred them here as I didn't have to strain to look anywhere else. They were right within my field of view at any given time as one would look ahead at the road in front of them.

Keep up the nice work on these. I'm sure many owners will be interested and partake accordingly.View attachment 90299

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Having spot holes on the backside to locate those should be easy enough to add to the print. That way the consumer could just grab a drill bit and go if needed.
 

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