Jeep Wrangler Lilliput 7" Install
My Wrangler Carputer has been a "work in progress" for the past year. I actually got frustrated last fall & ripped EVERYTHING out. March of this year I bit the bullet & dove in. I worked out all of the kinks between, audio issues to video card problems, to mother board issues. Anyhow, I also got tired of my screen mounted on top of the dash and decided to put it "in the dash". First off, I have zero fab skills. But, I figured I would buy an extra radio bezel and if I screwed it up, oh well. I just put the old one back. So here goes.
Here is what I started with, Kenwood head unit, using input for audio & lilliput sitting on the dash.
I purchased a new double din eb701 from mo-co-so. I didn't want to trash my existing unit (just in case I screwed up royally I want to still have a working lcd)
I also purchased a "new" radio bezel. Again, I have zero fab skills & I didn't want to take any chances. Plus for $26 bucks could I go wrong?
Here is a close-up of what I'm dealing with. It is an oval shaped 1.5 din opening, but the opening is about 8.75 x 3.25 & my lcd is about 7 x 3.75.
I'm missing a few pictures....but, basically. I glued 2 cd-rom blanks (1 on each side) I had to trim them up a bit, but I figured they were abs & would give me a straight edge to work with.
I had to trim a bit more before I started to fill in the gaps.
Here I applied my 1st coat of dynatron 660. Very easy to work with & dries solid in about 30 mins.
This is after sanding with 60 grit sandpaper. You can see where it is shiny, that is the low spots that need another coat of 660.
Here is where I am after 2 coats of 660 & 60 grit followed by 100 grit.
I gave it a rough fit in the car to see how it looked. You'll notice that the lcd needs to come up about .25 of an inch. It is just sitting in the dash it's not secured to anything.
I pulled it out & applied a 3rd coat. I still had some low spots & a few blemishes. More pictures to come as I progress.....