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 Post subject: EL 7" LCD Monitor Custom Install
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:35 pm 
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Hi Guys .. heres the pics of an intstall i did on my mums EL Wgn .. i think it turned out good .. what you think .. it was fun beacause it was really easy (and cheap .. lol) ..

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where i started - pattern marked out on MDF

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the base cut out

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The test fit

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ill be using these to attach the panel the dash so it will be easy to push on - pull off.

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the new panel with the screen hole cut and the holes located for the install to keep it there

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after upholtery with the screen in.

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the final product installed .

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Im Pretty happy with it .. i made it 1" longer for more space for later but left enough space to put stuff under it still and be able to get to it ..
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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:42 pm 
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Looks good mate but I'm at a loss as to why you went to all the trouble of using MDF and re-trimming when it's a half hour job to modify your existing surround allowing you to keep you ashtray and cigarette lighter...
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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:52 pm 
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Hi MoNGooSE .. the reason i went with MDF was so i didnt have to modify the original fascia .. which like you said is easy .. and by the way it wasnt a trouble .. actually really really easy .. im doin upholstery as a trade so no probs there .. lol .. my goul was to make a removable panel .. so i could swap it out if need be .. this is actually a 1/2 hour job aswell .. it cost me less than $10.00 bucks to make .. by the way .. your cars awsome mongoose .. its very unique i think ..

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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:55 pm 
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Ha... well that makes sense then. Looks good mate. Good job.
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Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:15 pm 
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Thanks man.. the only thing i would change if i were to do it again would be to caot the MDF in Fibreglass Resin .. for added strength .. it is strong but a bit too flexible for my liking ..
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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:15 am 
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very nice, and thanks for the idea! Im actually looking to install a 7" touchscreen over the xmas break and didnt really want to hack up my original console, this looks sweet and easy! very nicely done...
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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:30 pm 
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yeah it looks pretty good..what are you using to run audio/dvd's?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:17 am 
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nice as.

quick question.. how did u get your headunit to sit on the top side of it. mine wont slide in and line up with the screw holes.... do u no if you can buy different brackets for a EF to match my pioneer ?
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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:33 pm 
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good job. i have a sony one in my AUII (not that i particulary like sony, but it was the cheapest one available by a few hundred). i think yours looks a bit nicer then mine, but i wouldnt go to all that effort personally

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:44 am 
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hey what can you do with a LCD screen....do u still have your radio and a cd player....

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:34 pm 
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looks good, but i would have taken a little more care when stretching the vinyl over. its a bit lumpy where it has compressed the foam more in some places.

 

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