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    I'm pimping my bondo skills

    I will be willing to help one person at a time doing fabrication work for their dash. Prices are negotiable. Just PM me for details. I've been thinking of making a thread like this for a long time and finally decided to just do it!

    EDIT: as far as pictures go, my 2nd hard drive that contained all of my pictures, music, etc recently died, which really sucks because the whole point of throwing all of my files onto it was to backup while i repartitioned/formatted my other drive =\

    I'm currently refabricating my screen and console and will have pix within a week, and it's gonna be sweet. you guys will like it, a lot. I did a dash for a friend's truck but it got broken into and the screen stolen =\ It was a really nice install too, wish my hard drive had not died (i took pictures of it).

    So those of you expecting pictures, wait a week, sorry!
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    I will be willing to help one person at a time doing fabrication work for their dash. Prices for a typical lilliput and slim slot dvd in a standard dash with 2 din spaces are within $150-200 range. Just PM me for details. I've been thinking of making a thread like this for a long time and finally decided to just do it!
    Well how would you do this if the person doesn't live in Arkansas?

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    the same way everyone else who is willing to do it does it....you send them the dash or the panel and the parts and they put them together and send them back to you. if it's a fitment issue then you find one that you can test fit it into or you find someone local to have the work done by...

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    btw - it would be a good idea to post some pictures of your work to let people know how good you are at what you do....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    the same way everyone else who is willing to do it does it....you send them the dash or the panel and the parts and they put them together and send them back to you. if it's a fitment issue then you find one that you can test fit it into or you find someone local to have the work done by...

    =]

    btw - it would be a good idea to post some pictures of your work to let people know how good you are at what you do....
    Well if I had known how others did I wouldn't have asked him. I need some work done, but it's nothing that can be sent off so I guess this is out for me.

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    find a local car audio shop. All of these skills for inside the car came about from custom car audio fabrication....that would honnestly be your best bet, but custom work is going to cost you, hourly.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    find a local car audio shop. All of these skills for inside the car came about from custom car audio fabrication....that would honnestly be your best bet, but custom work is going to cost you, hourly.....
    Well honestly I was planning on doing it myself, but wouldn't mind paying someone to help me and kind of lend a hand with ideas. That way I get the experience while getting my project finished up nicely. I'd never look around for someone to do fiberglass bondo work unless I already knew that's what they were into and that they charged accordingly. I wouldn't let most car audio shops install my head unit let alone do custom work for me, but thanks for the advice.

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    you must have some pretty ****ty car audio shops around there, and no Best Buy and circuit City don't count....

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    sounds more like you don't like people give you options or ideas and that you would just rather come up with it all on your own....that's cool....i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    you must have some pretty ****ty car audio shops around there, and no Best Buy and circuit City don't count....

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    sounds more like you don't like people give you options or ideas and that you would just rather come up with it all on your own....that's cool....i guess

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    Actually that's what I want is for someone with experience to give me ideas and actually do it for me while I assist. That's what the first sentence in my last post expressed. And yeah there are ****ty car audio shops around here and from my experience online and in the real world many of my friends say the same things about there towns/cities. Now sticking standard 7in and 5in monitors into a double din slot or mounting them into headrests or visors is something I'd trust a few shops down here to do, but that's not really custom work. Most places have a process for that and it usually doesn't include fabrication. When you start talking fiberglass and bondo work you have to really search for a place that can handle that. Anyways the point of this thread is for Grayscale to get up some customers and if he can do soemthing for me I'm sure he will let me know otherwise I'm back where I started before I saw this thread.

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    Yah, pics of your work would be nice. Honestly, if my 3rd try doesnt yield the results im looking for, i might think about it.

    Now would the prices be negotiable? Cause i mean what if i already have the screen bondoed into the dash trim, but i just need someone who can sand, primer and paint to make it look real nice?

    The onyl reason I ask is because unless you can put that exact piece into their car to see how it would look/function , its kinda hard to tell if they would want the screen facing exactly straight, or a little slanted towards the drivers side, etc. Cause im able to bondo my screen and possibly dvd (never though about doing this till u mentioned it...but i do have room) excatly how I would want them to be. The problem I have it getting the bondo to come flush with the screen, making nice edges where it meets the screen, getting the paint to look as stock as possible and not look like painted wood.

    You dont need top list prices on here, i would talk to your further on email if my 3rd attempt doesnt go as planned.

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    I edited my first post, so read that again I will be putting pix up within a week hopefully.

    Quote Originally Posted by falconey
    Well if I had known how others did I wouldn't have asked him. I need some work done, but it's nothing that can be sent off so I guess this is out for me.
    If you can't send it off, then I'm probably not much help =\



    Quote Originally Posted by nappyjim
    Now would the prices be negotiable? Cause i mean what if i already have the screen bondoed into the dash trim, but i just need someone who can sand, primer and paint to make it look real nice?
    Yeah, I can finish it off smooth as a baby's bottom PM me if 3rd attempt doesn't go well, and no, the prices wouldn't be near as high if it was for the most part finished already.
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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