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    i know this may be a stretch, but would it be possible to make a lilliput mount frame (that i could attach the lilliput to and have bottons, etc showing) that would also hold the monitor in place (im not sure how the stand attaches, that may be an idea), and also have a "door" to make it look like a little compartment? I'm making a center console, and want to be able to hide the lilliput, but not have to fab around it and void warantee. I would just want about 1/2" or so frame that i could attach to the rest of the center console.

    here is a link to a thread that is very similer to what i want to do:
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    and about how much cost would that be?
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    If whatever you want is flat I can do it. Not sure what you are getting at in your post, I'm more of a visual person. Once I get my lilliput in a week or so I'll be able to have a more hands on concept of what all can be made. But if you are talking about fabrication of a box, I can create all of the flat planes to your specs, you'd just have to assemble it.

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    brandon- here are some pics ( i know they suck, but i hope you can get the general idea)



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    [QUOTE=vcbb5]brandon- here are some pics ( i know they suck, but i hope you can get the general idea)

    I think I got an idea of what you are looking for. I whipped this up real quick like.
    The red plate mounts over the black plate via a pin at the top. You'd have to get your own pin but I could drill the holes for you. Is this a little of what you are looking for?
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    kinda, but i would like the inside cover to have the exposed buttons, and the outside covor to just completly hide the screen. Also would the button-holes be pre-drilled, and would there be a way to attatch the lilli without much modding/fabing?
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    I'll have to wait until I see my Lilli before I can answer these questions. I'm sure I can cut out the exact measurements for the buttons themselves instead of having one large rectangle to access them. Would need to be some thin acrylic though because from what I see those buttons don't stand out much above their current bevel.
    I'll get back with you when I get mine in the post and let you know.

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    i don't have my lilli yet either, idk if the buttons are even necessary if you have the remote (maybe a small hole just for the ir to get through).
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    I'm going to recess my lilly a bit, set it back and hopefully reduce glare. It will let me build a "plug" to fit over it to hide/protect it. I intend to carpet the center console, so the plug should fit in pretty seemlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcbb5
    I think it would be great to have a 2 din adapter for lillis that wouldn't void the warantee by opening them.
    I believe the Lilliput (including case) is taller than a standard 2 DIN opening. To cleanly adapt it to double DIN you need to remove the case (and void the warranty).

    Could you design/fab a double DIN bezel to mount the Lilliput panel and a box behind it to mount the rest of the Lilliput circuitry (i.e. a replacement case for the Lilliput that adapts it to double din specs). The bezel could have a few holes to hold the buttons and/or IR receiver. If you make it with a paintable material it could solve a majority of the mounting requirements of most of the mp3car members.

    For people with lots of room behind their radio opening, a 7"x7" box to mount an mini-itx board would be sweet too. I know there is already a post here where somebody did something like that.

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