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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 11:20 pm 
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...LCD sunvisor in your car :)

It arrived at work today, knocked off work early and got it installed this arvo 8-)

It's actually a little shorter than my existing visors so I had to drill holes and s**t in my roof which was a major PITA but it's all in now. Me being me, I nearly drilled too far around through to the outer roof which would have been a disaster. LOL

I've got a dvd player to fit shorty, and I'll also be using it with my megasquirt when it arrives as a sort of HUD flipping down to display air fuel ratios, speed, rpm and all sorts of other useful s**t :) The monitor has a few switchable inputs and I've so I'll fit a CCD camera or 2 shortly for fun too.

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What's the first thing I do when I get a new toy ? I open it to see how it works :P

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 11:26 pm 
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Damn dude that looks sweet as!!! :P If you dont mind me asking how much did that set you back?

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 11:37 pm 
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I was thinking about some of them (ebay right), but was told that the quality of the image is s**t. How is it, and can you get a closer/bigger pick of the screen, as well as the mods you made to fit it (I've got an EL).

Cheers.

edit: I actually MADE one of those (7" screen, into a cut up genuine visor), to the point where I wanted to get it resealed/reuposltered, but no one would do it for me, so I've got an uncovered visor with a screen dangling outta it. :(

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:02 am 
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I was thinking about some of them (ebay right), but was told that the quality of the image is s**t. How is it, and can you get a closer/bigger pick of the screen, as well as the mods you made to fit it (I've got an EL).

Cheers.

edit: I actually MADE one of those (7" screen, into a cut up genuine visor), to the point where I wanted to get it resealed/reuposltered, but no one would do it for me, so I've got an uncovered visor with a screen dangling outta it. :(

Sounds like what neo nick has done lol, yet to be upholstered..

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 1:52 am 
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Damn dude that looks sweet as!!! :P If you dont mind me asking how much did that set you back?


Just under $150 delivered.
There were a few 7" ones on aussie ebay a few weeks back that were selling for about $150 delivered but I got these bigger 8" ones for just under that. I actually ordered 2, for the drivers side and passenger side but I'm not going to bother with the passenger side as I'm the only one in the car 99% of the time. It seems no one has any more in australia at the moment so I'll probably throw the other one back on our local ebay and see if I can make a few bucks from someone who doesn't want to pay international shipping, risk customs fees, gst etc. ..unless anyone on fordmods wants first dibs :wink:

I'll get more pics once it's all installed properly. I took this one earlier, but it's a bit blury because the picture was moving at the time so it doesn't really do it justice. I'm was pretty happy with the quality while testing it.
http://img67.echo.cx/img67/6128/full22jd.jpg

Fitting wise, you have to pull the plastic strips around roof lining out and also the pillar. I had to drill an extra hole for the main mount (as the hole spacing is a different size to factory) and also one for the clip in part towards the middle of the roof. That part is a little wonky on mine so I may get a proper one from the wrecker and attach that. You could use the existing one but you have to move it over about 3" and it'd leave a hole... I figured better 2 clips there than a hole.

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:11 am 
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looks pretty snazzy!!!

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:09 pm 
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Looks good. I like your interior as well.
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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:10 pm 
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i remember when lcd screens were so expensive only the diehard ricers and show cars had them lol

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:11 pm 
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..unless anyone on fordmods wants first dibs
:shock: Damn!! I would mind taking it off of ya.. Just need to get some spare money now thats all lol. :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 3:45 pm 
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I'd love to get a set up like you mentioned were you can scroll through all gauges on your car on the one screen.

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:55 am 
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Bastard!!

Looks awesome same goes with your interior mate!

 

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2005 6:37 pm 
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I decided to swap the visors and just fit the passenger side this morning after the missus cracked the s**t that I put it on my side :P It's plenty big enough to see from the drivers side anyway so no dramas.

Also fitted my xbox this morning and somehow got sidetracked playing for 3 hours afterwards. haha.

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As for the picture qualitaah, here's a high res shot.
http://img191.echo.cx/img191/5348/lcdhires17ql.jpg
http://img191.echo.cx/img191/6466/lcdhires26vh.jpg
It looks a bit liney, but it's fairly high res and a macro so the image is probably zoomed in 4-5x the actual size of the screen

 

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2005 6:46 pm 
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I must admit I was suprised that you put the drivers side in and not the passenger. As usually it would be the passenger that would use the screen the most in the car - except for in the case where you set it up to show things from your cars ECU. Pictures look good!

 

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