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How did you install the a-pillar mount?

Discussion in 'Interior Components' started by WhitetailAddict, May 18, 2008.

  1. WhitetailAddict

    WhitetailAddict Recruit

    May 9, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    I just put the Autometer two pod A-pillar w/boost and pyro on my truck. It utilizes the factory a-pillar and spring clip. Now it wont stay up and has a 1/2" gap up to my headliner. It looks awful. I liked autometers design on the other makes, but they dropped the ball on the GM a-pillar.
    How did you guys get your a-pillar to stay attached. Short of running a screw in I don't know any other way. I want it to look as factory as possible, I even had a body shop match my interior paint code to make sure it matches, and a screw will take the factory look away.
  2. SSduramax

    SSduramax should be workin'...

    I had to put a 3 inch sheetrock screw in the top. :(

    I tried everything I could think of to keep the top in. The issue is the clip will not stay on the plastic tit on the back side of the original pillar cover. Oh well. i don't notice the screw near as much as the gap...
  3. BudTX

    BudTX Edjumacated Redneck

    I used a 3/8 inch wood screw to fasten the pod to the a-pillar, and then capped it with the top of the button that came with the Autometer pod. A dab of paint to match and your done.

    I did not have to remove my factory a-pillar to install the gauge pod.
  4. WhitetailAddict

    WhitetailAddict Recruit

    May 9, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    Thanks for the input guys. I want to use the screw as a last resort. I talked to my buddy at the body shop and he said to put the clip on the a-pillar first and then put it in. If that don't work I may try building the contact area of the a-pillar up first, put the clip on and then put it in place.
  5. SSduramax

    SSduramax should be workin'...

    I tried putting the clip on first but the plastic tit was shot! the clip would not stay on it for more than a few minutes or the first time i drove down the drive way.
    I put epoxy on it and that didn't work either.
    I bent the clip to make it tighter but that didn't work.
    got fed up and put the screw in it.
  6. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

    May 9, 2008
    terryville ct
    there is a diy i will find for you. just wait a minute:)
  7. richard cheese

    richard cheese the MAIN muff hugga

    May 7, 2008
    a guy i know attached his gauge pod pillar to the existing stock one with small screws....looks clean, and you cannot tell
  8. SSduramax

    SSduramax should be workin'...

  9. WhitetailAddict

    WhitetailAddict Recruit

    May 9, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    Thank you stacks! That is a great idea.:hurray:
  10. psyco66

    psyco66 Pimp

    May 13, 2008
    San Mateo, CA
    The only thing I used was 3m glue. I just sprayed the glue on the stock a piller and stuck the auto meter pillar to it. Worked great.
  11. Hammer 4

    Hammer 4 Have Hammer..Will Travel

    May 5, 2008
    San Pedro, So Cali
  12. jettech

    jettech New Member

    May 24, 2008
    Chicago burbs
    Did autometer change the design ? My 2 guage a-pillar didn't use the spring clips and I didn't think it looked good as an overlay on the stock pillar. I wound up using a single screw at the top,the bottom stays put on its own. I used a hide-a-screw cap, like .20 cents at home depot,painted it along with the a-pillar to match. Looks good and stays secure. There is a pic of my a-pillar in my album.
    Last edited: May 25, 2008

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