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    Project CompuMach: Lilliput install started (lots of pics)

    Hey guys, I started moulding my lilliput screen into my dash the past few days, just want to see what you think so far. Suggestions and tips would be great.

    I didn't want to modify the existing radio bezel so I bought a used one off ebay. The colour is not the same but I'm going to get it painted to match my interior.

    This is the car its going in, its a 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1:


    This is the interior now as it is:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01240_resize.JPG[/img]


    This is the bezel bought off ebay:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01235_resize.JPG[/img]

    Originally I was trying not to cut the trim on the bezel so I notched out the back of the lilliput screen:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01247_resize.JPG[/img]

    But then I realized that was great and all but I wouldn't be able to reinstall the screen :P So I ended up cutting it out with a cutoff wheel. I must have went through about 20 discs :S
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01253_resize.JPG[/img]

    I lined up the lilliput case with a few pieces of cardboard on each side to get it perfectly centred then used a glue gun to stick the case to the top of the bezel so it wouldn't move while bondoing. Behind the screen there are two wood stoppers holding the screen up:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01257_resize.JPG[/img]

    Here's the first layer of bondoglass to keep the screen in place:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01262_resize.JPG[/img]

    Stupid me forgot gloves so I decided to use my hands. Bondoglass is a ***** to get off :P
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01261_resize.JPG[/img]


    After it dried i sanded it down a bit:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01264_resize.JPG[/img]

    There are a lot of grooves and crap still. Should I use the bondoglass again or should I switch over to the regular bondo?

    Thanks,
    Chris
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    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    You can now go to the "red" bondo. Bondo glass is only needed for initial strength. The regular stuff is easier to sand, and is better for detail work.
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    what are you gonna do with the wide hole at the bottom of the screen

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    dexy - that is the volume button hole. when he puts it back together it will get filled....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nirvanades
    dexy - that is the volume button hole. when he puts it back together it will get filled....
    [IMG]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01262_resize.JPG[/IMG]

    That hole @ the bottom....
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    brrrman: thanks, that's what I thought. Gonna work on it tomorrow, thanks!

    dexy: i'm going to use some fibreglass i have to 'connect' that to whats left of what I didn't cut. you can't really see it well in the picture but whats left from what I cut out is actually sloped upwards
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    Good Work - God, I wish I had a nice square dash to work with... my bezel is taller on the left than on the right - it slopes from 9" to 7" from left to right... Crazy... And - the pitch is angled too!
    2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71
    STOLEN - M10000, 512MB, 60GB 2.5" HDD, 7" Custom mounted Lilliput, Morex 3688 Case, 90W PSU w/ ITPS, GPS & CD-RW/DVD. New parts ordered for the next generation!

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    Nice! If you can't see that hole when it's in the car, why fill it in? Why not use it for ventalation or lights or a CD drive or extra hidden controls or something? And how do you match the bottom silver part with the rest of it? Dye or textured paint?

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    Can't wait to see the finished product.
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    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Curiosity: well you can't really see it but you can tell teh dash is not one piece with it open like that, and I dont like that look. My brother keeps telling me to fill it in and put led's ********** style :P

    to match the colour i'm getting it painted by my buddy with a body shop. the whole thing is going to be primered and repainted to match the original silver one.
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

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