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As the title says im looking for a dual pillar pod for my 04 L, want it to be in excellent shape, or where can I buy one, seems like everywhere is only selling the triple pods, thanks.
 

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Summit has them. Thats where I got mine. Just be sure to get the one for the correct year of your truck.
 

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Remember that part number? I just looked online and didnt see one specific for the lightning, thanks.
 

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Here you go.

:bigtuBob

here is a list of items you will need-
1-Autometer dual pod for 2002-1/2 to 2004 Part# ATM-17310 Summit
2-SEM spray paint Part# 15393 Medium Gray
3-SEM Plastic/Leather Prep Part# 38353
4-Electric Drill and a 3/16" drill bit and a 3/8" drill bit
5-Dremel tool or a chain saw file
First thing you need to do is remove the two nuts holding the grab handle to the pillar and remove the handle. Pull on the OEM pillar to remove, all that is holding it now is a spring clip.
Remove all three bolts to the bracket that the grab handle was attached to and remove the bracket. Put the lower screw back in the same hole on the metal pillar but do not screw it in the whole way. Set the bottom edge of the bracket that you removed on this screw. This is where it needs to be installed. You will need to drill two 3/16" holes 3/8" lower than the top or middle holes on the bracket. I marked it with a sharpie to get the correct location, you will screw all three screws back into the original holes. The only difference is the bracket will be mounted 3/8" higher for the grab handle. Install the bracket on the metal pillar. I held the new pillar pod up and marked the two spots where the grab handle holes needed to be made. I drilled two 3/8" holes at the location that I marked to make sure I was centered where I needed to be. Set your grab handle on the pillar and trace the handle onto the pillar so that you know how much needs to be removed. I used a dremel tool to make the openings but a chain saw file will work also. Use the handle as a go/no go gauge until it fits snug into the pillar. I would install it to make sure it fits and than remove it to paint it. I first sprayed the Plastic/Leather Prep and than painted it with the medium gray spray paint. It is a little time consuming but worth every minute when it is finished and installed.
Any questions just PM me and I will help if I can.

:bigtu:-Bob
 

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Excellent info Bob, I may end up going that route, but was wondering if they made the full version in the double like is offered in the triple pod?
 

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Excellent info Bob, I may end up going that route, but was wondering if they made the full version in the double like is offered in the triple pod?
Ed that is the full version with the grab handle mod. It goes from headliner to dash.

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Here you go.

:bigtuBob

here is a list of items you will need-
1-Autometer dual pod for 2002-1/2 to 2004 Part# ATM-17310 Summit
2-SEM spray paint Part# 15393 Medium Gray
3-SEM Plastic/Leather Prep Part# 38353
4-Electric Drill and a 3/16" drill bit and a 3/8" drill bit
5-Dremel tool or a chain saw file
First thing you need to do is remove the two nuts holding the grab handle to the pillar and remove the handle. Pull on the OEM pillar to remove, all that is holding it now is a spring clip.
Remove all three bolts to the bracket that the grab handle was attached to and remove the bracket. Put the lower screw back in the same hole on the metal pillar but do not screw it in the whole way. Set the bottom edge of the bracket that you removed on this screw. This is where it needs to be installed. You will need to drill two 3/16" holes 3/8" lower than the top or middle holes on the bracket. I marked it with a sharpie to get the correct location, you will screw all three screws back into the original holes. The only difference is the bracket will be mounted 3/8" higher for the grab handle. Install the bracket on the metal pillar. I held the new pillar pod up and marked the two spots where the grab handle holes needed to be made. I drilled two 3/8" holes at the location that I marked to make sure I was centered where I needed to be. Set your grab handle on the pillar and trace the handle onto the pillar so that you know how much needs to be removed. I used a dremel tool to make the openings but a chain saw file will work also. Use the handle as a go/no go gauge until it fits snug into the pillar. I would install it to make sure it fits and than remove it to paint it. I first sprayed the Plastic/Leather Prep and than painted it with the medium gray spray paint. It is a little time consuming but worth every minute when it is finished and installed.
Any questions just PM me and I will help if I can.

:bigtu:-Bob
only way to do a pillar imo, great write up bob:cheers
 

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the info.
 
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