- Oct 26, 2020
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- Lebanon, MO USA
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- 2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7 LS1 6 speed
I have seen both of the ones you linked. They do not snap into place like the cover that is presently on the dash and they are both angled towards right hand drive, first one has it high lighted in yellow in the description.Here is a Pontiac GTO pod (from China) ....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/193239304541 .......... and another .....
.......... which look to be the same shape as the VY, but not sure about the dimensions shown, they don't agree with what I have on my desk at present.
I would have thought that GTOs would have been a mirror image / shape to a VY.
Perhaps @WickedGoat can confirm that.
As far as similarities to a VY or VZ, aside from moving the steering column to the left side, along with the pedals, and putting our gas tank in the trunk, and aesthetics, the Monaro and GTO are the same. Several guys over here have ordered Monaro or HSV parts and installed them on their GTOs. I ordered the 18" wheels in early 2005 before the 2005 cars hit the ports here in the US, and the wheels came with Monaro center caps!
The binnacle gauges were offered by JHP only. No way to get them in the US. As of today, there are 2 vendors that offer decent quality pods that you can install any aftermarket 52mm gauges in, but that is the deal, aftermarket look. I am trying to keep it looking factory. If I can't accomplish that, then I will reconsider.
Here is one example of a good pod...
The gauges shown in the pod are aftermarket attempts at replicating the stock look. The pod texture and color match the stock plastics pretty good and it snaps into the dash and is pretty secure. It is my opinion that you guys have better looking stuff over here than we do in the US.