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    Quote Originally Posted by Fender2Martin
    ok... on the Fabrication thing... hoenstly i would use fiberglass and mdf. I would glass a mold off the bottom of the dash so that your new console fits it perfectly... and us would for the actual box...attach it with fg to the fg mold... carpet it to match factory carpet.... would look factory...
    Fender2Martin, i see that you have a 99 Dakota. Do you have your computer in your truck yet? The reason I ask is cause i am looking for ideas where to put my lilly in my 98 Dakota. I all ready have a clarion indash screen in the dash. Did Dodge change the interior of the 99 Dakota from 98?
    "I'm going back to Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), I'm going back to Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), I know so!!!!" Now I'm here!!

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    YOu know this whole fiberglasss is nice, but that is a lot more work. I guess my thinking is a little different, I just want to get the damn thing in the car, a beautiful install in not at the top of my list. But I really don't think some good ole MDF and carpet would be that bad. I guess it is a good idea to Fiberglass the top to it looks factory at the point where it meets the dash console. Damn it, now i am thinking of fiberglasssing...

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    vccb5 - I've got an 02 Durango and put my carputer in the same location. Check out my pix at www.american-microsystems.com. I need to get newer pix up there as I have finished it with tweed - looks OK and added some ccfl lights and fans.

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    It's amusing how they remove the picture of the dead person but not of the dead cat. Catman is coming to get you......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mag2
    It's amusing how they remove the picture of the dead person but not of the dead cat. Catman is coming to get you......
    It's because the dead cat is well a cat, and it's not a clear picture of what happened to it(unlike the ****ty pic you posted) you see a tail and whats looks to be a body, thats it. You took it too far by posting some mangled face, human face not some animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmachine
    It's because the dead cat is well a cat, and it's not a clear picture of what happened to it(unlike the ****ty pic you posted) you see a tail and whats looks to be a body, thats it. You took it too far by posting some mangled face, human face not some animal.
    My Texas fool(Redmachine), you're just an animal like the cat, but with $1.25 in your pocket.

    A cat/dog would probably make a better friend than your ***.

    Now the fabrication: I agree, you should carpet the thing since it is sitting on the carpeted floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riddle14
    Fender2Martin, i see that you have a 99 Dakota. Do you have your computer in your truck yet? The reason I ask is cause i am looking for ideas where to put my lilly in my 98 Dakota. I all ready have a clarion indash screen in the dash. Did Dodge change the interior of the 99 Dakota from 98?
    Welp right now i dont have ANY of my carputer installed. Mr Kota is a 99 Sport reg Cab so i dont have a whole lot of room. I am just waiting to collect all my parts before i start installing it. But my plan is to put a lilli where the stock radio is. I am going to loose the center air vents so i can put the lilli a little high. I will then fab in some small air vents from another vehicle (havnt found the right ones yet). The reason i want to put the lilli a little higher then stock radio is becaue i want to put a dvd-rom just below it.

    Since i am in a reg cab I'll be putting the carputer under the passenger seat. I am going to ahve to build a custom case since i dont have alot of height, but i dont think I'll have any problems. Oh, and since the head unit I am currently using has an AUX in i am going to remove the face plate, solder the pins so it still runs away from the actual deck. Install the deck in the glove box and put the face into a Overhead console ill be ripping from a junked Dakota. (I know it sounds wierd to keep the deck, but i want a better volume control then the touch screen. Using the knob on my deck will be MUCH mroe handy. and besides i can still use the radio untill i find a good replacement.)

    Hopefully i will ahve all my parts soon and can show you exactly waht im meaning.

    ***SORRY FOR HIJACKING YOUR THREAD***

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    Your console

    Quote Originally Posted by vcbb5 View Post
    Thats not actually my truck (or pics) they were borrowed from EBFoxbat who is doing something similer.
    I am trying to do the same thing in my 68 firebird. I think I am going to go with wood, some bondo, 1/2 closed cell foam and imitation leather to match my interior. For some reason I am not able to see your picture. Do you think you can help me out? thanks
    Alex

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