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    UK fabrication works required.

    Hi all, i would like to know if anyone knows anyone in the UK(hopefully London Somewhere) who can build a bezal/screen mount for my 7" Lilliput.

    I have a BMW e46 and would like to remove the sunglass holder and ashtray and have my screen in its place.

    I have tried but made a total mess and decided to just pay some one to do it.

    Cheers all.
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    I'm doing exactly the same thing for a similar reason to you.

    I want to keep the existing stock radio as its wired into my mobile phone and utilizes the steering wheel buttons

    I've got all the bits and pieces and am now ready to start my project. I've going to take lots of pics and post as i go along.

    Being a bit nervous about destroying the trim of my new beamer I searched on ebay for a center trim to modify. So now armed with this i can now experiment without ever taking a knife to my precious car. Check out here

    So if any guys have put a screen in this position and can advise me that would be cool

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    At last some one who wants to do the same, mate, i've even stopped using my screen as its just too much hassel pluggin it in and out. Great news, Looking forward to the pics mate.

    I have some pictures of the someone else's project that might help you, let me know your email and i'll send them over.


    good luck buddy

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    any photo's of the required area? I have built a custom bezel for mine ( www.digital-car.co.uk/album )
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    Pics

    Here's a list of Pics i've collected over the months, hope they help, and if there's anyone will to help me out please do, ha.
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    more

    I have a few more that are better however bigger files, so let us know the email addresses and i'll send them over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamez_Warner
    any photo's of the required area? I have built a custom bezel for mine ( www.digital-car.co.uk/album )


    James,

    You screen looks perfect, you must have spent a lot of time on that,

    I'm hoping mine will ONE day look like that.
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    lol, a lot of trial and error - that's a mix of plastic, body filler and MDF , I expect your bezel would be reasonably easy in comparison - looks like you have a good bit of height there, do you estimate being able to fit the whole screen in ? ( even if from behind )? makes the job far easier, with mine I had to completely rehouse the whole thing which needed new supports and shielding, but if you could work around the current case then I'm sure I could do a good job...

    Also been playing with a new meltable plastic that can be shaped to any form and then hardens when it cools to be as strong as any nylon, needs a bit more testing to make sure it doesn't revert to a mouldable state in heavy sunlight once painted black ! but maybe an option
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    lol, trial and error, all i did was the errors Jamez, i had to stop and give up in the end, thats why i have decided to get some one else to do it for me, i know its lazy but i've spent all this time and money in getting the pc up and running i dont want a ugly lookin screen mount.

    However, i'm still trying to find someone ?

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    depending upon the pics and how hard it looks i might try it again after you post your details.

    cheers mate





    Quote Originally Posted by BMWOrangeDesign
    I'm doing exactly the same thing for a similar reason to you.

    I want to keep the existing stock radio as its wired into my mobile phone and utilizes the steering wheel buttons

    I've got all the bits and pieces and am now ready to start my project. I've going to take lots of pics and post as i go along.

    Being a bit nervous about destroying the trim of my new beamer I searched on ebay for a center trim to modify. So now armed with this i can now experiment without ever taking a knife to my precious car. Check out here

    So if any guys have put a screen in this position and can advise me that would be cool
    [SIZE=6]Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: London, UK
    Vehicle: 2004 320d Sport Touring
    HP-Epc, 512mb Ram, 250gb hd, Lilliput, GPS.
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