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    roller tracks for monitor?

    looking to attach some tracks to the side of my eby701 so i can have it slide out from underneath my radio, then fold down for position. sort of like a manual upside-down single din unit.. but more simple.

    these tracks im thinking of would be like what you see in your kitchen cabinets, but smaller of course. im really not sure what i can use... but i need to figure something out.

    and there is no other option. i refuse to mount the screen permanently so its visible all the time. i want to keep my truck looking factory, as much as possible.

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    If theft is your biggest concern, you could build the EBY701 into the dash, and build a false face for it to cover the screen when you're out of the car. That sort of concealment is covered in my worklog from post 173 to post 192.

    If you still want to find the slides, start with this link for one example of something you could use, and "mini drawer slide".
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    You'd want to be sure they're in tight, would suck to have the touchscreen fall off when you hit a bump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    If theft is your biggest concern, you could build the EBY701 into the dash, and build a false face for it to cover the screen when you're out of the car. That sort of concealment is covered in my worklog from post 173 to post 192.

    If you still want to find the slides, start with this link for one example of something you could use, and "mini drawer slide".


    i just came here to post this link, because i just bought the little ones - http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2325

    good stuff. i have no idea how this is going to work, but god damn it, it will.

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    Take pics, I'd be interested to know how it turns out! What kind of truck do you have?

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    99 ranger xlt. im interested to know how it will turn out too- like i said i have to make this work, and i really dont have the proper machinists tools that would allow me to do what i really need to. this is going to have to be another one of my incredibly genius yet incredibly simple designs.....

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    Are you going to make it so you can tilt it side to side as well as rolling out and folding down?

    I'm assuming the screen is going to go in face up, pull forward, hinge lets it down - any sort of locking pin to keep it in place as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    If theft is your biggest concern, you could build the EBY701 into the dash, and build a false face for it to cover the screen when you're out of the car. That sort of concealment is covered in my worklog from post 173 to post 192.

    If you still want to find the slides, start with this link for one example of something you could use, and "mini drawer slide".
    I agreee with rdholtz. If you're looking to keep it completely factory looking, the best way is with a false face. If your stock radio is a double din it makes it even easier. You can keep the false face from falling off by molding some neodymium magnets into the bezel and corresponding ones on the face.

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    "Requires a mortised installation in the drawer side" That is going to give you a fit!

    How about a CD-ROM mechanism?

    How about a picture of your dash..

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    tracks came in today! that was really fast.

    pretty surprised too- these tracks are exactly what i was hoping for. perfect size, great quality, and they stick when you fully extend them (so when the screen is out it will have a nice locked position)

    it will still be a challenge though. because of space constraints, the monitor probably cant be attached to the slide at a fixed position. its likely going to have to be a dual-sliding action, like a tool box drawer would be (and that might have been another good place to get drawer rollers)

    i have hope though. these tracks are great pieces to start with. i want to give a shot out to Rockler for the tracks, and fast shipping. a+!

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