Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: LCD Placement idea for cougar

  1. #1
    Low Bitrate omar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    89

    LCD Placement idea for cougar

    I'm getting ready to start my fabrication/install process. Just curious if any cougar owners (or anyone for that matter) has an opinion on the placement of my screen. Attached is a picture of my car's interior. I want to move the heater controls(the yellow arrow) down to where the radio currently is, and put the 7" screen in its' place. There's room, but there's a 2" lip that sticks out.

    I want to put it here because it's a little easier to read when it's eye level. I find the current radio placement too low. I would just like some ideas before I start the work. It's a big job, and I can't really picture what it'll look like until it's done. Any ideas?
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Jesus Freak antimatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,545
    Werd up fellow cougar brother.

    Good luck in that location. It will get alot of sunlight their although it is the bes location. If you have good fabrication skills i would say go for it. i attached a pic of mine.

    Let me know any questions.

    There are a few other cougar owners here although i was the first
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate omar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    89
    After taking apart the dash and making cardboard templates and measuring, I think I'll do what you and Savante did. There's just no room (atached pic). I just despise that location. I used to have a clarion flip up lcd (The vrx-xx71, i don't remember), and It was a pain to drive( I have a stick....no room). Although this will be flush mounted, It's just too low for my tastes. Have you had any problems in that location?
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  4. #4
    Low Bitrate BlueGrimRX8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Jacksonville
    Posts
    56
    Hey man, I used to have a Cougar until somebody decided to run a red light and take it away from me (not that I am bitter since I have an RX-8 now) Take a look at my setup below.

    I loved this car!!
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #5
    MySQL Error Scouse Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    9,727
    Shame about your old car Bluegrim but as you said you got an RX8 now!

    you had a real nice setup there so you have to better in the RX8!!!!!!

  6. #6
    Jesus Freak antimatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,545
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGrimRX8
    Hey man, I used to have a Cougar until somebody decided to run a red light and take it away from me (not that I am bitter since I have an RX-8 now) Take a look at my setup below.

    I loved this car!!
    Nice Idea for that locatoin all though the fabrication work needed a little bit more finishing work
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    77
    that screen setup looks pretty good antimatter

  8. #8
    Low Bitrate BlueGrimRX8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Jacksonville
    Posts
    56
    The fabrication in mine needed more finishing work....little confused on your comment...
    That screen looked like it came in the car, pic is kinda bad though.

    And yes I will be bettering it in my rx8!!

  9. #9
    Newbie Draxin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Tujunga, Cali
    Posts
    36
    sorry to be a hater here but a third gen mazda RX7 can take an 8.

    anyway back on topic.
    id think that putting it where youd like to would need alot of fab work and might not be worth it.

  10. #10
    Low Bitrate omar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    89
    Draxin, you're right. It wasn't worth it. I went ahead and put it where the stock radio was. So, the fabrication and paint is completed. Just working on the final details. It does take time to get used to not having buttons to change songs,volume,etc.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. graphic LCD or PSOne LCD
    By hannibal in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 09-26-2004, 08:40 PM
  2. 15" bilt in dash LCD idea
    By beaverpants in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-31-2004, 02:53 PM
  3. Designing a double-din case for 2003 WRX
    By Giuliano in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 03-26-2004, 10:19 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-18-2002, 08:59 PM
  5. LCD picture quality not good. Will shielding help?
    By pigseye in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-27-2001, 09:51 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •