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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2010, 02:33:07 PM »
Chris,
   What's the word on these?
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2010, 02:48:43 PM »
I am supposed to call and get an update this week before we leave for vacation Thursday.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010, 07:43:14 AM »
Any word yet Chris?
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010, 06:29:29 PM »
He is almost done with making the molds.  Talked to him Wednesday.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2010, 07:02:48 PM »
I got to thinking these are probably going to be for the Silverado trim level???
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2010, 03:45:31 PM »
It replaces the current A pillar completely.  Trucks without a headliner won't have it but it will still bolt in.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2010, 12:25:55 AM »
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2010, 01:38:46 AM »
definitely going to be keeping my eyes open for these

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2010, 09:06:59 PM »
I haven't been on here as much as I would like lately but I do have updates.
I have been working on this on the weekends and make a test set to get the dimensions/shape like I want it.  I feel if I am going to make these they are going to be useable as in the angle they are mounted has to be easily readable.  With that said here are the pictures of what I am working on.

This is the test mold in the beginning, checking spacing, angle, and geometry.



Glassed in


Deciding on the shape, (second one won)



Starting on making a mold, going to use pod #2 for all of them.


I will be interesting in any feedback you can provide.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2010, 09:00:00 PM »
Its looking great! I'm guessing it'll get smoothed up. Are those gonna be 2" or larger?
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2010, 08:35:42 PM »
The picture with it IN the truck is just a mock up piece I put together to play with the placement and the form.  It is going to be smoothed in like what you normally see.  Like I said, it is just a test piece.  The bottom pic is the begging of making the real thing and a real gauge will be used to mock it up along with one of those pod on the test piece cut off.

The pods on the test piece is about 1/2" too long on the end.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2010, 11:30:22 AM »
Kool I cant wait to see the finished product

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2010, 02:23:04 PM »
Verry cool idea man. If they turn out well ill be getting one for sure :)

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2010, 12:01:55 AM »
Here is where I am as of today.  Yesterday I got the angle where I liked it and today I verified it was ok and glassed it in.  Put a gauge in it to give everyone a better idea of what it looks like.  Still need to clean it up and smooth it out to make the mold.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2010, 09:14:51 PM »
I like it! These are gonna be the greatest thing for our trucks since the dropmember!
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