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Gauge pod not fitting

I know alot of you guys have probable came across the same thing but my gauge pod i bought doesnt fit very tight it has gaps all around when i hold it up and i would have to put 4 or 5 screws into the metal of the pillar to hod it up tight
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try it was the factory pillar on there maybe

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I know alot of you guys have probable came across the same thing but my gauge pod i bought doesnt fit very tight it has gaps all around when i hold it up and i would have to put 4 or 5 screws into the metal of the pillar to hod it up tight
When I did my 95, I actually pressed the pod as tight as I could onto the factory pillar, drilled 3 holes on each side and used stainless steel rivets to hold it together. Looked pretty good too.

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Here's what I ended up doing:
Get rid of the push darts that come with the pillar. Go to Lowe's to the nut/bolt bins and buy some new push darts. I can dig up the part number of what I used later if needed. MUCH nicer than the ones that were supplied with my pod, which were a 1 time use POS (I've had to take mine apart several times now diagnosing a bad boost gauge).
Hold the gauge pod TIGHT to the factory pillar as mentioned above and drill 5-6 holes for the push pins, spread evenly as you can. Clip off the extra length of the push pins after you shove them in.
If you just test fit the pillar without screwing it in, it will look like there are going to be big ugly gaps. Don't sweat it, the screw will pull the pillar up into place and it will look just fine.

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Also, after screwing/push pinning it together, you can epoxy and clamp places where it isn't sitting tight.

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