Use ABS Sheets Instead of Fabbing?
I have no fabrication skills, and unfortunately I have a large piece that needs fabbing. I have no CAD skills either, so I've drawn up what I need to do (the yellow parts will need to be fabricated).
The curved white piece is the bezel that will hold an iPad and be visible. I've cut out the stuff that used to be in the middle (aircon vents, hole for hazard switch, hole for clock, and hole for defogger) and will be putting all that behind the iPad. To hold the iPad in place, I'm planning something similar to the semi-circular tabs that jr4284 made but with holes cut out so the air from the vents behind the iPad can get out. Since mainly what I need fabbed are large flat pieces, I thought I might be able to use pieces of .125" ABS and simply cover up the edges with bumper repair. How feasible is this?
EDIT: To make it a bit clearer what exactly you're looking at there, I'm attaching a stock image of the original dashboard.
The iPad will mount vertically in the dock, and stick up out of the top of the dashboard about 2". This should make it easily removable and allow better GPS reception.