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Thread: factory finish iphone mount fabbed into dash - 97 4runner

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    Variable Bitrate djvillar's Avatar
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    Into your dash?.. or the cluster (where your phone is)?

    If your mean the cluster check out Nexon's work. He's got tons of example. I actually started using the plastic weld method a lot, and i really like the control and instant weld you get from the process. No waiting for curing.

    http://www.urethanesupply.com/ Check out the How to section on repairing canoes and kayaks.

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    I'll second that vote for Urethane Supply. I bought their KC Welder Pro, and it's made plastic welding fun. The results are nearly as strong as the base material you weld, and it's surprising how nice a finish you can get; take your time, and you can get your work to the ready-to-sand state.

    Check out turbocad6's all-time classic thread on building a bezel for his FX35. Be sure to weld with good ventilation, though -- the fumes aren't just stinky, they're toxic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djvillar View Post
    Into your dash?.. or the cluster (where your phone is)?

    If your mean the cluster check out Nexon's work. He's got tons of example. I actually started using the plastic weld method a lot, and i really like the control and instant weld you get from the process. No waiting for curing.

    http://www.urethanesupply.com/ Check out the How to section on repairing canoes and kayaks.
    Yes into the cluster double din area ( sorry I didn't know what the heck to call it!)

    I've decided to go with the glue, epoxy putty and bondo method that I used for the iPhone dock, since I have all the materials required and feel confortable with this method since I just did it.

    Same method Nexson uses on this deville

    Deville DTS, Monitor Fabrication, -Nexson (Pics)

    wish me luck as I'll probably go at it next week!

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    so whats the status man? finished yet?
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    2012 Silver DodgeRAM CrewCab HEMI
    16gb 8.9" ATT 4g LTE Galaxy Tab w/Custom fabricated dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1miracle2 View Post
    so whats the status man? finished yet?
    project took the back burner with cold weather and busy season.

    as of yesterday though it has risen from the dead, and I've cut out the opening for lilliput and filled the lighter hole with plastic (where I'm going to put the pre-amp volume switch) tomorrow I will glue in the lilliput casing and lighter whole plastic as well as remove my car stereo and run the pre am right into the factory amp (soldering RCAs off a harness adapter) so I can make room for the monitor which is taking the real-estate of the stereo deck.

    I shall post pics tomorrow night.

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    sounds like it will be a nice set up! keep us updated buddy!
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    finally finished... well basically :)

    I am finally finished painting. I'm happy but a little ****ed with the few sem texture globs, but at least the worst one is behind the iphone (the iphone will always be there as soon as I get in the car, since it's my stereo).

    - put 3 coats of primer after bondo sand prime x 6 million
    - wet sanded with 400 grit
    - base coat, 2 passes of SEM, light SEM, final Base coat

    now I will let it dry (HOW LONG SHOULD I LET IT DRY BEFORE INSTALLING???)

    then I'll drill small whole to the left of Lilliput where the pre am volume knob will go and then install.

    once installed I'll take some final pictures and a video showing how my full iPhone
    Car PC works! yes I call it a car pc, since it has NAV with Navigon, internet radio, ipod music and video, web surfing, ODBII functionality (everything I would like from a CAR PC for now anyway - eventually I may put in a pc, but not yet.


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    looks great!

    i am still not sure what to think of the whole ipod/touch/pad/phone being called car computers-- in one respect, they do way more than a headunit, but in another, they can't do a lot of things that full computers can do...

    but i guess all that really matters is that it works great for you.

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