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2/05/2024 6:52 PM  #1


Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

This is pod B.  For the four door.  I had to make custom mounting brackets, which I did out of 1/2" x 1/8 aluminum flat bar.   Then I had to take the upper lip off of part the light bulb socket, which was a good scenario, because i thought I'd have to shorten the housing.  It all fits with little modifications to the gauges themselves.   Then I hooked up the lights, because I wanted to see.  Coming along
  Hopefully tomorrow I will feel good enough to fit gauges to pod A.  Which the bigger tach gauge will be more of a challenge.  I have the outside two solved by doing this one.  Ignore the mess on my work table


 


If multiple things can go wrong, the one that will go wrong will be the one that causes the most damage.
 

2/06/2024 12:20 PM  #2


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Nice, and looks period correct.

 

2/06/2024 12:54 PM  #3


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Tough crowd ūü§£.  I thought I'd give it a little more perspective. 
Stock dash



Dash with my pod.


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2/07/2024 5:10 AM  #4


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

I was trying to figure this out in my head.   I couldn‚Äôt figure out where they were going.  Of course I have no knowledge of Galaxies.

 

2/07/2024 5:49 AM  #5


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

A picture is worth a million words.
I was trying to figure out where they mount.

Looks cool and a great location.

 

2/07/2024 5:38 PM  #6


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

GOOD job !! Looks like it came as a 'dealer-option' back in the day  (sorta)
Sure dresses up the Ol Gal instrument panel.......
6sally6


Get busy Liv'in or get busy Die'n....Host of the 2020 Bash at the Beach/The only Bash that got cancelled  )8
 

2/07/2024 7:01 PM  #7


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Trust me when I say that its a lot of stuff in a compact space.  Without modifying the dash.  I know I've been plotting this off and on for darn near 17 years. 

My inspiration was Mika's Ford Galaxie.   His car wound up being a Rock Auto magnet.  He made a homemade one with moon eye gauges.   

I've tried many attempts. Just couldn't let it go. I can't stand them under the dash. 

I actually have another water temp gauge now from buying a couple of salvage dashes, if I can get one to work (that one never did) I may switch that Sun pro water temp gauge for a vacuum gauge I have.  Those electric styline like those are no longer made.  There are different similar ones though.

Yes, could've been Autometer, or Stuart Warner, but its a cheap beer league budget, AND a look of what the everyman could get back in the day.   As TKO said...period correct.  I was glad he pointed that out.

Last edited by Greg B (2/07/2024 7:08 PM)


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2/07/2024 8:23 PM  #8


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Back in the day I had those gauges on every vehicle I owned, mostly under the dash.


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2/07/2024 11:33 PM  #9


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Great job Greg!! I very nearly bought a 62 Gal, instead of the 67 S code.
If It had been a better car, I'd be pickin' your brains right now.
 


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2/12/2024 9:00 AM  #10


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Looks awesome.


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2/12/2024 12:58 PM  #11


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

50vert wrote:

Great job Greg!! I very nearly bought a 62 Gal, instead of the 67 S code.
If It had been a better car, I'd be pickin' your brains right now.
 

 
You have a 67 S code? Tell me more... tell me more...


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering, factory AC.
 

2/13/2024 8:00 AM  #12


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Always liked the body style of the 67 Galaxie.  I looked up the 'S' engine code and was surprised that Ford offered 19 different engines for the 1967 model year.  We don't see that anymore.


65 Fastback, 351W, 5-speed, 4 wheel discs, 9" rear,  R&C Front End.
 

2/13/2024 2:55 PM  #13


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

BobE wrote:

Always liked the body style of the 67 Galaxie.  I looked up the 'S' engine code and was surprised that Ford offered 19 different engines for the 1967 model year.  We don't see that anymore.

Got my license in a big 'ol 63 Gal. That big tank had the little 260 in it !!!
Ran surprisingly well for such a heavy car.
(It required being run in reverse before slipping into neutral and then immediately into low gear ....before it would spin the tires hard enough to leave a smoking black mark.
OR being launched first in light sandy dirt before bouncing onto old worn out asphalt  to get a good squeal ....according to a friend)

6sally6


Get busy Liv'in or get busy Die'n....Host of the 2020 Bash at the Beach/The only Bash that got cancelled  )8
 

2/13/2024 4:02 PM  #14


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

RPM, aka Bearing Bob wrote:

50vert wrote:

,Great job Greg!! I very nearly bought a 62 Gal, instead of the 67 S code.
If It had been a better car, I'd be pickin' your brains right now.
 

 
You have a 67 S code? Tell me more... tell me more...

I might'a misled you a bit Bob. It's a 67 S code Mustang, not a Galaxie.
It's claim to fame apart from being a Marti report 1 of 1, is being 1 of the last 67s to leave the building on 8/17/67.
I've never been able to call any of my cars "finished", so I'm going with a more concours type build with this one ...
Maybe I can call it "finished" one day.


"Those telephone poles were like a picket fence"
 

2/13/2024 5:14 PM  #15


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Oh I fingered it was a Mustang. Bullet refreshed my memory yesterday, he had told me about it a few years ago.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering, factory AC.
 

2/14/2024 8:48 AM  #16


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

6sally6 wrote:

BobE wrote:

Always liked the body style of the 67 Galaxie.  I looked up the 'S' engine code and was surprised that Ford offered 19 different engines for the 1967 model year.  We don't see that anymore.

Got my license in a big 'ol 63 Gal. That big tank had the little 260 in it !!!
Ran surprisingly well for such a heavy car.
(It required being run in reverse before slipping into neutral and then immediately into low gear ....before it would spin the tires hard enough to leave a smoking black mark.
OR being launched first in light sandy dirt before bouncing onto old worn out asphalt  to get a good squeal ....according to a friend)

6sally6

LOL, I got my license on a 61 Galaxie, 292, 3-speed w/OD, no power steering or brakes.  Parallel parking was not for one with weak arms!  My sister always said that everybody should have to take their driving test on that car.

In addition to a little sand or dirt to achieve burnout capabilities, guys would start on a manhole cover ... the older, more worn and shinny ones, were preferred! 
 


65 Fastback, 351W, 5-speed, 4 wheel discs, 9" rear,  R&C Front End.
 

2/14/2024 8:53 AM  #17


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

6sally6 wrote:

BobE wrote:

Always liked the body style of the 67 Galaxie.  I looked up the 'S' engine code and was surprised that Ford offered 19 different engines for the 1967 model year.  We don't see that anymore.

Got my license in a big 'ol 63 Gal. That big tank had the little 260 in it !!!
Ran surprisingly well for such a heavy car.
(It required being run in reverse before slipping into neutral and then immediately into low gear ....before it would spin the tires hard enough to leave a smoking black mark.
OR being launched first in light sandy dirt before bouncing onto old worn out asphalt  to get a good squeal ....according to a friend)

6sally6

LOL, I got my license on a 61 Galaxie, 292, 3-speed w/OD, no power steering or brakes.  Parallel parking was not for one with weak arms!  My sister always said that everybody should have to take their driving test on that car.

In addition to a little sand or dirt to achieve burnout capabilities, guys would start on a manhole cover ... the older, more worn and shinny ones, were preferred! 
 


65 Fastback, 351W, 5-speed, 4 wheel discs, 9" rear,  R&C Front End.
 

2/17/2024 9:46 AM  #18


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

Greg B wrote:

Tough crowd ūü§£. I thought I'd give it a little more perspective.
Stock dash
Dash with my pod.

I like it!  Did you have to cut the dash up to get the wires routed to the gauges?

Last edited by John Ha (2/17/2024 9:46 AM)


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2/17/2024 12:33 PM  #19


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

John Ha wrote:

Greg B wrote:

Tough crowd ūü§£. I thought I'd give it a little more perspective.
Stock dash
Dash with my pod.

I like it!  Did you have to cut the dash up to get the wires routed to the gauges?

No.  There is a natural open area under the speedometer that the original plastic covers.  Plenty of space to run wires.   What it DOES need though, is good chafing protection. 
 


If multiple things can go wrong, the one that will go wrong will be the one that causes the most damage.
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2/18/2024 12:16 PM  #20


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod







The second pod was a bit simpler.  The gauges didn't come with those big wide mounts, all I had to do was grind them a bit.   I had to weld the center tach mount, excuse the crudity, my welds are not up to my pre macular edema standards.   Anyways, pushing forwards..

Last edited by Greg B (2/20/2024 11:24 AM)


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2/24/2024 7:59 PM  #21


Re: Made progress on my Galaxie gauge pod

I made my tach hold down bracket pretty and painted it.



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