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Thread: *WORKLOG* 98 Maxima, 8'' Carputer Screen Project

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    Arrow *WORKLOG* 98 Maxima, 8'' Carputer Screen Project

    Sup Guys,

    This project is for a member here RJ aka "Morpheus2010" on this forum, for his 98 maxima. Anyhow about a month ago we met through the forum, and have been discussing plans, he went ahead and ordered a 8 inch VGA touchscreen for his carputer. Today he was able to drop it off to me, 2 hour drive!, but hey, its hard to send things to someone you have never met before, so I surely understand.

    Anyhow, RJ didn't want this to look OEM-ish, more of a exotic look, well thats is how it has to be anyways because the 8inch screen is too big for the double din opening to even mount flush. Even to attempt to get this to fit, I had to cut up the bezel. A 7inch would probably sit flush in the opening and look OEM, but again as stated above, this is not our aim, also Rj wanted the monitor to be tilted up, so that wasn't much of a problem. So I got to work and starting hacking, and hacking, and then I positioned my hacked up bezel and used tooth pics to get it in place, usually I use wooden dowels, but on this small scale project, toothpics were more nessecary.

    After that I stretched my fleece and CA Glued the fleece to the plastic, this way there will be no seperation between the 2.

    After that I resin-ed my fleece, it hardened in like 10 minutes, since I over hardened it on purpose.

    Anyhow, here is some pictures, I usually don't like to post pictures in these early stages because everything is basically rough, and looks like crap, but it will look better after sanding.

    One more point, it was nessecary to leave the single din opening on the bottom untouched, because a single din unit will be placed in this slot now,













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    Well, I got a bunch of worklog pics of sanding, priming etc, but no one has posted, so maybe no one is interested in those, but anyhow, here is the final paint pictures, finish today, still have to install the screen and hardware.





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    First off keep up the good work and it was a 3 hr drive with my girl driving. This project is to prove to all those maxima.org guys who said I could not fit an 8" screen in my two dins. What I meant when we were talking was, to try as much as possible to flush the top part of the mold with the a/c and to shave down the bottom part a little so it does not block or over shadow my cd player.

    here are two links to what my car looks like with auto a/c. The second link is the inspiration for my car since the day i bought it. He has a 7" in his.
    http://www.cdplayerrepair.com/images...a_GXE_1995.jpg
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212763

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    here is my boy brians' website. there are pics of my car install there. it's named project maximus. http://smfpby13r1an.com
    When you get there just click on portfolio and then project maximus; make sure your pop up blocker is off.

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    looks great this is what i want to do to mine with the 7" screen and keep the deck but it will be a tight fit thats the only prob. Is this what you are doing hear.
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    The 7 in fits fine. When I had me Maxima, I epoxied the front of the screen bezel right to the cars bezel. Fit perfect, then mounted head unit under that. Screen glare was not that bad most of the time.

    Anyway the 8" mount looks good!

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    Maybe it's an optical illusion, but it looks like your frame warped on you.
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    That's some hardcore fabrication going on there. I once saw a maxima with a 10 but it got rid of the space beneath the double din of course. Looking at the way the 8" bezel was cut, it gave me an idea to flush mount the 8" bezel and angle mount the cd player face below that by extending the faceplate wires. Cause it looks like there is only 1/2 din left. At the angle you did the fab does the rest of the monitor still fit?

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    nice work where is the pc going and how big is it ?

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    hey guys just thought i give a small update, this whole setup didn't work, so i tore it all down and am startign fresh again to make it look better and suite the screen better

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