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    Fabricating a mount with adjustable arm for my new 10.4 LCD

    I posted a similar question in LCD Displays and got nothing so I figured I'd try here I have a 99 civic currentlly I have a flip out lilliput 7". I just bought a 10.4" I want to build some kind of mount for the dash. I thought about fabricating some kind of articulating arm that would hid the screen under the dash but from the articulating arms that are available nothing would work. So I guess i am asking for suggestions. the pictures are not of my civic but it the same year. I personally would never put in diamond cut mats. Thanks for looking
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    So far all I have is using a sheet of wood and cutting it to the size of the compartment under the cd player. Then I would mount the TV to the edge of it and just slide it in to the compartment. I would also probably flip the mounting bracket for the cd player so the compartment would be on top that way I would still be able to use the cd player.

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    here is a pic of my ideas

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    I would skip the moving arm part and ffab it in over the cup holders. Then if I was a die hard about having cup holders I grab the cup holder tray thingy from a 1999 to 2001 Honda CR-V and put it inplace of the pocket below the radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boombox View Post
    I would skip the moving arm part and ffab it in over the cup holders. Then if I was a die hard about having cup holders I grab the cup holder tray thingy from a 1999 to 2001 Honda CR-V and put it inplace of the pocket below the radio.
    thats a good idea but my mac mini is in the compartment above the cupholders. so I'd have to be able to move the Lcd easily out of the way.

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    Hi mate. I was thinking about it also. I would sugest using electric actuator. You can find them on the web as well as the controller boards. You could control them from remote keyfob too.
    http://www.danahermotion.com/product...?parent_id=445

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    Quote Originally Posted by agniusm View Post
    Hi mate. I was thinking about it also. I would sugest using electric actuator. You can find them on the web as well as the controller boards. You could control them from remote keyfob too.
    http://www.danahermotion.com/product...?parent_id=445

    Hope this will help
    Yeah thats an idea but probably would get to be more complicated than needed. I would like a simple solution I like the idea of having the screen down by the cupholders. Because I wouldn't have a whole lot of light reflection but I wouldn't be able to access the mac. The only way I can see it working is to hinge the screen some how off the plastic. I am still waiting to get my screen. I just ordered it last week so once I get it I'll try to take some pics with it and how I'd want to mount it.

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    Buy a vesa arm mount you like, they usually have metal base plates, fabricate a fish plate welded onto the chassis floor pan under the center console passenger side, same system when welding roll cages in. Weld mount lugs onto this plate that can be bolted to the base of the arm mount. cut holes in the carpet to suit the lugs. This is what i have been planning for the rear seat of my car for awhile. Also how police in my country mount there big screens. Im a welder/fabricator by trade so this would be a couple hour job for me, maybe not for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGGy View Post
    Buy a vesa arm mount you like, they usually have metal base plates, fabricate a fish plate welded onto the chassis floor pan under the center console passenger side, same system when welding roll cages in. Weld mount lugs onto this plate that can be bolted to the base of the arm mount. cut holes in the carpet to suit the lugs. This is what i have been planning for the rear seat of my car for awhile. Also how police in my country mount there big screens. Im a welder/fabricator by trade so this would be a couple hour job for me, maybe not for you.
    Yeah but I want something that would look as close to stock as possible. I want to be able to hide the screen as well. I was noticing last night I could probably put the screen in my driverside visor, but then thats not ideal for passengers. I will probably wind up using my wood mount idea because its the quickest and most ideal for removing the monitor quickly. I want to be able to hide the monitor in bad parts of town. thanks for your post Biggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWatU View Post
    Yeah but I want something that would look as close to stock as possible. I want to be able to hide the screen as well. I was noticing last night I could probably put the screen in my driverside visor, but then thats not ideal for passengers. I will probably wind up using my wood mount idea because its the quickest and most ideal for removing the monitor quickly. I want to be able to hide the monitor in bad parts of town. thanks for your post Biggy
    I'm having the same EXACT dilemma. My screen comes in on friday, and i also have that extra space under my headunit. I kind of like your idea of using the wood in the compartment and attaching the screen to that. Let me know how it goes.

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