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Bully Dog dash panel mount... More Fiberglass!

Here's another installment of crazy Ali's fiberglassworks

I purchased a bully dog watchdog for my car a while back for the sole purpose of reading and erasing check engine lights while also providing tons of information and data about my vehicle while it's running.



Well, I'm not one for mounting stuff on the windshield or in goofy mounting locations so I decided to create an area for it right in front of my gauge cluster to provide additional information (in addition to my pillar pods) within my line of sight.

So I started off pulling the trim above the steering wheel off, sanded it down with 36 grit, and drilled some holes for FG to adhere to.


Then I took my bullydog watchdog and taped it up (to keep it protected) and made a frame around it with various small woodworking pieces purchased from Joann fabrics.


Fits like a charm! I left the area on the right side open because that's where the removable mini SD card is and that's also where the firewire update port is.


Then I mounted the frame to my trim piece with CA glue (which is also how I adhered all those little pieces of wood together), and built a frame to wrap with fleece later.


I wrapped the skeleton in fleece and right now it's sitting in the garage curing after I soaked it in resin.



stay tuned for more updates!


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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 12:14 AM
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you professional mod dog.....you could probably write how-to about some of this stuff.....can't wait to see the finished product.
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you professional mod dog.....you could probably write how-to about some of this stuff.....can't wait to see the finished product.
Lol thanks RJ! I am basically writing a how to everytime I put up a thread, although it takes alot of time to explain what I'm doing, I hope others can learn by looking at pictures w/descriptions. Don't worry, there's plenty more after this project is done
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Isn't that going to block out your gauges some?
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Isn't that going to block out your gauges some?
A little, but the bully dog also has RPM and MPH on it so either way I'm good. I've offset it a little so that I can still see my gauges but I like the spot.

I like the style, similar to this.
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will be interesting to see how it turns out!! Cool stuff.
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I would choose a different location to mount it, personally.
But I'll be following along as usual
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Dayum bro, I see you're tripping again in a genius way.
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"Crazy Ali Fiberglassworks"

I fell out of my freaking chair laughing so hard!!!


Good Shit Ali!!

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Well that IS an interesting place to mount the thing. I'm following along with the others!
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I would choose a different location to mount it, personally.
But I'll be following along as usual
Thank you Wendell, I will post a test fit pic later today.
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Well that IS an interesting place to mount the thing. I'm following along with the others!
Thanks Eric!
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Wow, I like... Makes me want to see about mounting my GPS that way...
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thats where i was thinking about mounting gauges when i got them
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Wow, I like... Makes me want to see about mounting my GPS that way...
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thats where i was thinking about mounting gauges when i got them
Thanks alot guys, I always see the import guys mount their gauges in that spot and nobody really complains about the location much. I

Here's a small update.

I sanded down the fleece and shaped it a bit. I also cut out the inside of the panel to reveal the framing of the "pod." I'm going to apply 1-2 layers of fiberglass on the bottom and inside rather than glassing the outside. I'm doing this so that I can just apply filler to the outside and make easier finishing work for myself while retaining it's strength and integrity.





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wow... so, your making "Fiber Fleese" rather than "Fiber Glass"?
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