My DIY double DIN frame for eby701. Questions. First time fab.
I have decided to upgrade my single din install to a double din and Ill probably get started on it after next week. Anyways, I would just like to share my proposal for how I want to mod my lilliput eby701 and build my own double din frame to slide into my dash. Keep in mind I've never really done any fabrication work, so I am a newbie at this.
As shown in the first pic, I have a universal double din kit which I am using an old metal single din frame as structural support. Right now it is just roughly pinned in place.
What would be the best adhesive to bond the metal frame with the abs plastic of the double din kit? Ive got Gorilla Glue, cyanoacrylate super glue, and of course 5 minute epoxy.
Next, I want to mount the lilliput bezel behind the plastic dash trim. However, as seen in picture 2, it wont work out perfectly. The double din trim is actually too short, so I will be extending it vertically. I am proposing to make cuts as indicated by the red lines. Once the trim piece is cut, bondo will be used in the middle to cover it up. The lilliput bezel is going to be the structural support for the front face, and the plastic trim piece will just be for aesthetics to cover up the front.
What would be the best way to make straight cuts into the lilliput bezel? I have a dremel which Ive never used before...would it be ok to just use a cutter attachment on the dremel? The straight cut is essential because the top of the plastic trim piece is too thin to hide big imperfections if I screw up the cut.
The circuit board will be mounted parallel to the TFT panel. I will probably have to do some trimming to the back plastic casing which houses the circuit board, but Im pretty sure it will fit. I will also need to improvise a way to attach the plastic casing to the metal frame for structural stability. I also have an old abs plastic license plate cover which I can cut up and dissolve in acetone to bond the plastic pieces together. Or should I just stick to epoxy?
So yea, if you guys have any opinions, comments, suggestions I would love to hear it.