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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #270 on: October 21, 2014, 11:10:32 PM »
I would have to actually develop a procedure.  Each case/texture part is different.  Not all paints will texture.  In some paints, additives can be added to create special effects, hammertone, wrinkle finish.  From what I remember of the factory texture it is considered a river texture.  I would have to see a trim piece.  None of my trucks are the top of the line trim and have head liners.
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #271 on: October 22, 2014, 07:36:43 AM »
These turned out great.  I'm in when you're ready to sell.  It's gonna look great in the truck..

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #272 on: October 26, 2014, 01:41:24 PM »
The factory texturing is applied in the mold from what I am told with a acid paper pattern, it removes the portion of plastic.  I was told with the amount of flat surface on this it would "slide" and cause a sitely mess.
Yesterday with some Bed liner spray and some vinyl paint after some thorough cleaning with lacquer thinner, soap and water and some scuffing,  This is what I have now. (truck interior color is changing to red)







Waiting on boxing cost and hardware (screws) cost and I should have the pricing soon.  It should be within the $69-89 range of current 3 pod offerings.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #273 on: October 26, 2014, 06:44:23 PM »
Why not make it the whole length ? I think I know to keep it cheaper but what do you think the price difference would be?
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #274 on: October 27, 2014, 11:19:18 AM »
To make the whole thing would be more expensive, but the biggest issue is time.  It took 4 years to get to this.  I don't know how much more it will take but I plan on getting the whole thing if these have a good demand.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #275 on: October 27, 2014, 11:21:47 AM »
WOW that's...  RED!!!

Cool!!  Boss!!  Rad!! 

Those turned out really nice!    8)



I like the logo on the boost gauge, too....
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #276 on: October 27, 2014, 12:58:04 PM »
That is a pretty good texture match.  There are additives you can add to paint to achieve that look, called polypropylene beads.  They are commonly known as "sharks tooth" and look like fine white sand and added to floor coatings to give a non-slip surface.  They have different micron sizes that you mix and match to achieve a random texture which is the easiest way to do it.
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #277 on: October 28, 2014, 06:48:55 PM »
You are indicating that you have pillar pods available now??????? I looked all thru your store and didn't see them? Am I missing something?
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #278 on: October 28, 2014, 06:57:28 PM »
No this is the first 2 proofs.  I needed to mount them and verify them.  Now I just need the site URL added and the part number and we will be off.  Hopefully in 3 weeks I will have them.  Look here first for pre order options.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #279 on: October 28, 2014, 07:00:31 PM »
Gotcha, I did send you an order for the door panels today.
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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #280 on: October 28, 2014, 07:31:02 PM »
I got it and already processed it.  Thanks!  As soon as I get the tracking number I will email it to you.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #281 on: November 08, 2014, 11:51:29 PM »

Getting closer.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2014, 01:08:09 PM »
Targeting January as when they will be ready.  sourcing pricing on boxing and hardware.

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #283 on: December 04, 2014, 04:11:17 PM »
I will be ordering one once they are ready

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Re: 73-87 Pillar Pods
« Reply #284 on: December 12, 2014, 07:44:27 PM »
Should be ready by end of January.  Here is the final color and thr site and PN added to it.

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