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 Post subject: installing stereo in ef
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:08 pm 
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hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:14 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:17 pm 
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phongus wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.

i thought only i did it this way because i was a cheap prick and didnt bother trying to find a proper way to do it, looks like i was spot on the way every one else does it lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: installing stereo in ef
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:36 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
phongus wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.

i thought only i did it this way because i was a cheap prick and didnt bother trying to find a proper way to do it, looks like i was spot on the way every one else does it lol


Nothing cheap about it. It's called being innovative. It's free and it holds the H/U like the stock unit. No bounce, no protrusions, no worries.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:24 pm 
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phongus wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.


thats how i did it with my first two after market ones my third one is goign in tommorow and i thought there may have been a way around having to use the brackets but seems this is the only way oh well more holes are goin in the bracket lol

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:30 pm 
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phongus wrote:
bry40l wrote:
phongus wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.

i thought only i did it this way because i was a cheap prick and didnt bother trying to find a proper way to do it, looks like i was spot on the way every one else does it lol


Nothing cheap about it. It's called being innovative. It's free and it holds the H/U like the stock unit. No bounce, no protrusions, no worries.


Cheap, innovative bastard.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:59 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
phongus wrote:
bry40l wrote:
phongus wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.

i thought only i did it this way because i was a cheap prick and didnt bother trying to find a proper way to do it, looks like i was spot on the way every one else does it lol


Nothing cheap about it. It's called being innovative. It's free and it holds the H/U like the stock unit. No bounce, no protrusions, no worries.


Cheap, innovative bastard.


how did you go about it mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: installing stereo in ef
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:00 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
phongus wrote:
bry40l wrote:
phongus wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
hi all just wondering how others have gone by installing a car stereo into there ef/el? from my expirience you have to modify the brackets from the original stereo to make the aftermarket unit fit? just wondering if anyone has a better method?


Remove the original brackets from the stock head unit. Drill new holes into the stock bracket to line it up with the aftermarket head unit. Attach stock brackets to new head unit and it should slot right in without any issues.

I marked my brackets where they needed to be drilled. Took it to JB Hifi (my drill broke) and the dude drilled the holes for me. He didn't actually drill the holes where I marked, but the head unit fits perfectly. Next time, I'll make sure I measure twice before I cut/drill, because I am pretty sure if I drilled that hole myself, the head unit would be sitting a centimeter out of the dash.

i thought only i did it this way because i was a cheap prick and didnt bother trying to find a proper way to do it, looks like i was spot on the way every one else does it lol


Nothing cheap about it. It's called being innovative. It's free and it holds the H/U like the stock unit. No bounce, no protrusions, no worries.


Cheap, innovative bastard.


Comes with my DNA...:lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: installing stereo in ef
Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:55 pm 
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With my one, I used a couple of brackets from an old Meccano toy set. Worked a treat!

 

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:32 pm 
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drummer.ash wrote:
With my one, I used a couple of brackets from an old Meccano toy set. Worked a treat!


Hahaha Meccano, that's friggen brilliant!

 

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