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    2003 Altima Dash Fabrication

    Hey Guys,
    I've been reading up on this site for awile, but finally have summed up the courage to do some work.
    Although this is not going to be for a carputer, there is a lot of similarity in the work that I am going to undertake from a fabrication viewpoint.

    I have ordered a kenwood ddx-7015 and want that installed in-dash. the unit is double-din and the opening is about 3/4 inch smaller so it will have to be enlarged.now i have 2 options.

    Option 1 -
    I always wanted the climatecontrol rings move from where they are to up top, just below the vents.
    or,
    Option 2 -
    I just open up the top to allow the double-din conversion:

    http://www.geocities.com/infernohockey/dashproject.htm

    so what do you guys think - doable - which one?
    For option 1 i would open the dash, move the CC up under tha dash, cust the rings from the dash peice, move it up, expoy weld the plastic, then instal the double din riight underneath. once i get the shpe and fitament, just use glass bondo filler, then bondo finishing filler.
    For option 2 i would just hack up the top part of the dash epoxy in a plastic trim that makes it a double din, and fill with bond again, right?

    I need some massive help on this as I am up the creek on glues, fillers etc. also, whats the best tool to cut dash plastic without it shredding up?

    thanks for your help from a total newbie!!

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    hmmm option 2 is prolly most doable I also have a 03 altima if you look at the a/c control wires... they arent that long youd have to do some major extending....and this site is mainly for in car comps not headunits lol j/k

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    I am installing a 10.4" touchscreen where the radio is in my 02 altima. I am moving the airvents up slightly to make more room. I thought about moving the HVAC controlls, but in my case I would still have to move the vents up anyway so I would just be making more work for myself. I think that the second option will work better for you as it does not require that much fabbing. There is another close to din sized space above the radio.
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    So you guys think leaving the HVAC there is more suitable then.....hmmm
    I guess I'll just cut up towards the vents to allow the unit to fit in then.....

    Does anyone have a good idea on how i should do this? I was thinking of taking the altima aftermarket dash kit (the one for single din with the pocket underneath), and putting a doubledin trim piece on top of it.



    then its just a matter of materials that would work best, along with fitament issues. also, whats the best tool for cutting the dash piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ8501
    hmmm option 2 is prolly most doable I also have a 03 altima if you look at the a/c control wires... they arent that long youd have to do some major extending....and this site is mainly for in car comps not headunits lol j/k
    I did see one on .net where someone had done that....War_X was it? something like that.....
    only here for fabrication help - not HU help!!!

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