Googled it rotten Jon and couldn't find anything either, that is odd.
I wonder if you can find something close enough from autometer and
"make" it fit? Maybe with some heat gun persuasion. Do you have any
room in the dash for it? I'm putting gauges in my 89 pickup right now
and I took out the little cd tray above the a/c controls and drilled
out a piece of smoked plexi to mount three 2 1/16" gauges.... I guess
you could always fiberglass your own pillar one too but that's a whole
lot of work.
Well, fabricating something isn't out of the question, and it may be
the only option.
Right now, the only reasonable way I could imagine doing it would
involve buying a new piece of the plastic, stock interior trim for the
pillar. I believe only Silverado's had it from the factory, but I
could be wrong. I was lucky I got door panels with my "Custom Deluxe".
I'd take the stock piece of trim and cut sections out of the middle,
then "weld" in those single pillar pods, which are also made of
plastic, using something I saw for welding plastic.
Then I'd smooth it out as best I can using sandpaper, and a little
plastic body filler if needed.
Finally, I'd shoot it with a couple of coats of paint to make it look
It would produce the desired results, but would otherwise be a pain in
the ass, and not really worth it if you could actually buy it.
Still, the idea that something so readily available for so many cars
and later model trucks isn't available for such a common series of
vehicles, really drives me nuts.
I may email Autometer directly and see what they say. Maybe I'll try
to raise some support for us 73-87 dewds trying to get equal
representation in the aftermarket ;-)
Well Jon you didn't look up the link I suggested on the '73-'87 board so I
did it for you. Here is the thread...
The 5th. post down will give you a link to a company that suggests they will
build such a device for any vehicle as long as 30 orders are received. I
think the folks on the '73-'87 board have tried them with no response. Like
I say I think the posts are too small to fit the pods.
Anyway read the thread and join the group... much info there on your truck.
Actually Dave, I did... I just hadn't got around to responding yet to
your post. I'm at work and it got busy for a little bit there.
The links from "bigblock73" are very useful and give me a lot of good
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