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    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Screen Fabrication

    I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get a screen into my 2000 Grand Cherokee. At first I was going to go the quick route by using a motorized unit but after reading all the horror stories I decided against that. Most of the other installs I've seen get rid of the center vents but I don't want to do that. So I decided to try my hand at fabricating the screen in myself with a Liliput EBY701 I picked up off of Ebay.




    I cut the case down just enough so the screen would have something around all the sides.


    the original trim had woodgrain on it so I removed that and made the cut out to fit the front screen case.


    Making sure things lined up, a little sanding and dremel goes a long way.


    I used Expoxy to secure the screen to the bezel, it would be really bad to
    have the screen fall in or out when you go to touch it.


    I had to make sure I didn't put too much epoxy near the touchscreen.


    I made sure to have enough epoxy on the outter edges and across the top
    where it didn't interfere with the screen.



    Once again this is my first attempt at fabrication, I just went with it and covered the whole thing.


    Sanding, sanding and more sanding. The only thing I should've done before this stage was remove the vents. They were a pain to get out after the fact.


    I had to make sure I left enough of an opening for the buttons. I guess I could've covered it up then trimmed it afterwards.


    All primmed up


    I finish isn't as glossy as it looks here but I'm still thinking of doing another fabrication to fix things that I found wrong with this one. Everyone says it looks great but It's the minor things that bugs the hell out of me.


    Here's the screen installed.


    I had to figure out what to do with the circuit board so I came up with the idea of cutting the back cover of the screen down enough for me to mount that to the front. This way the whole thing is one unit. Since I cut the original screw post off I had to make some new ones. I cut these out of a hard drive case I had. I used some plastic epoxy to fasten them to the front.


    I didn't have much room to work with on this side so I attached it to the circuit board. There's very little presure from the back so this should be fine.


    I had to make a cutout for a the screw to anchor to, I basically trimmed a piece of plastic and used the epoxy to hold it to the back.



    Here's the results of all that work. I'm still thinking of doing another one but this time send it out to have a woodgrain finish put on it. I do like this one and best of all I was able to keep my center vents

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    How is the screen bezel actually attached to the car bezel? (between pics 3 & 4) It looks as though it's just filler gobbed on?
    Play with it, 'til it's broke.

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    Good catch, I actually forgot to post the pictures of that. It's held with expoxy around the outside of the bezel. I put the expoxy down then sanded the excess epoxy away. I'll get those pictures posted up today, thanks for the catch.

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    I was cringing... I've seen a local shop do this to a new Escalade where I'm at. Simply hacked a hole big enough for a screen and started in with the filler. Ghettofabulous install on a ghettofabulous rig. Glad to see it was epoxied on yours.
    Play with it, 'til it's broke.

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    Oh I can just image what that'll look like after a while, I'll make sure to not visit that shop . The top of the bezel and the front part of the screen enclosure was extremely flexible by themselves but after I epoxied them to the screen face they became very rigid together. Oh I added those pictures above too.

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    Send me it, I will fix it up.

    I have that exact bezel as a spair as well.
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    Slightly off-topic, but did you relocate the stock head unit or ditch it?

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    I ditched the stock head unit but I am using the stock infinity gold amp and speakers. I modified the infinity gold amp to work with line level input (I can post pics of th mod if anyone wants to see). Eventually I'm going to replace the infinity gold system but I wanted to concentrate on the carpc aspect before moving on to the sound side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexson View Post
    Send me it, I will fix it up.

    I have that exact bezel as a spair as well.
    I think I'll take you up on that too once I get a some other things sorted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by that_kid View Post
    I think I'll take you up on that too once I get a some other things sorted out.
    Yea man

    for reference $125 + s/h
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