F250 Instruments

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 18:54
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F250 Owners.
A lot of F250 owners have been fitting or wanting to fit gauges to their vehicles.
There have been problems trying to make the installation look professional, like it belongs to the vehicle and not just some instruments screwed to the dash.
In the US you can purchase molded pillar pod instrument mounts that fit over the existing “A” pillar trim. (LHD only)
I have been talking to a supplier of these pillar mounts re a model for RHD vehicles.

If there is sufficient interest they will produce a mount and supply instruments that will suit our Australian vehicles.
Below is an excerpt from correspondence between us.
If you are interested please post here for my info.
Please also contact the supplier directly so that he may gauge interest. Details at end of letter. All dealing will be with the supplier, I am not a dealer.

“The price will be just a little more than that currently advertised. Say around US$359 for a set of pyro (exhaust temp.), boost, and tranny temp. (Engine oil temp & volt are available for the same price.) I would include the three gauges, the pillar pod, and various small parts to complete the installation.

I could include a can of paint that is close in color. This would cost US$8.95.
I can paint the pod for $25. (First I wash the pod, Then I wipe it down with plastic prep. An adhesion promoter is applied to the pod. An activator is added to the DuPont vinyl resin paint to add scuff resistance. The pod is sprayed with 3 coats of paint.)

I can assemble the gauges into the pod and wire it up leaving just the sensors to install for an additional $25. Total for paint and assemble $50.

These would fit over the existing pillar pod. These would be exactly like the left hand pillar pod. Attaches with push pins that I supply and paint to match.”

Sonnie Mellott &Crew
Superchips Modem Dealer
Aftermarket Vehicle Enhancement
Edgewater Products Incorporated
200 Dale Street
Edgewater, Florida 32132
(386) 428-7080 Voice
(386) 426-6298 Fax/Data


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Reply By: Turist - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 18:59

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 18:59
Further to the above message.
There is available a "shelf" that fits along the top edge of the windscreen in the area where the sun visors locate.
Some are fitting instruments and radios to this shelf.
For your information this shelf does not comply with the requirements of the current A.D.R.'s in that it reduces the clearance from seat to screen by less than the required minimum.
A conciencious vehicle inspector may well defect a vehicle with this addition.

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Reply By: TripnTaps - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 22:17

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 22:17
Thanks Bob, that is good scourcing for us Effie owners.

This is one of those jobs that we had on our list of 'should do' but without the assembly it makes the application that much more of an effort. So this pillar pod would make the whole thing easier & neater. I would assume this pillar pod doesn't interfere with any other instrument guage above where the pod sits?
Do you have something similar fitted or have you been hunting this set up for your own installation?

And I reckon there would be a market well beyond the BOG group. Seem to see more F250's and recently 150's on the road everywhere.

Will contact the supplier as suggest.

Good work,,,,, you'r a trooper.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Thursday, Feb 17, 2005 at 17:55

Thursday, Feb 17, 2005 at 17:55
Hi Helen.
When contacting the supplier use e-mail info@portadiesel.com
Contact name is Sonnie.

I have nothing fitted yet as I did not want the rather ugly "looks like an afterthought" type of installation normally found.
I do believe that at least 2 instruments are essential when towing heavy loads, Trans Temp and E.G.T.
I will fit a voltmeter in the 3rd hole to monitor the beer fridge battery.

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