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    As will I. Itunes all the way baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagonerd
    This may be a stupid question...so forgive me. I opted for the 1 DIN flip out lilli from digitalww simply because I was able to keep my dash somewhat intact...but I would love to have an OEM in-dash instead. Where is everyone putting their HU's? Or are you completely skipping the HU all together?

    Thanks!

    I am planning on keeping my headunit in the dash for the OEM look and getting the motorized in dash touchscreen to take up the single DIN where the cubby is. I am going to run the sound through the headunit to save money at this point. Also the problems that R32Juhl had with feedback in the audio system is something I can't deal with on top of the install process, so i decided to keep my HU there.

    I would be interested in this faceplate in black probably. I currently have a marble dash trim kit on it now so I am not really up to the idea of having a big black peice in the middle of my dash that doesnt match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Ace
    I am planning on keeping my headunit in the dash for the OEM look and getting the motorized in dash touchscreen to take up the single DIN where the cubby is. I am going to run the sound through the headunit to save money at this point. Also the problems that R32Juhl had with feedback in the audio system is something I can't deal with on top of the install process, so i decided to keep my HU there.

    I would be interested in this faceplate in black probably. I currently have a marble dash trim kit on it now so I am not really up to the idea of having a big black peice in the middle of my dash that doesnt match.
    I currently have this setup, but I'm using the manual single DIN from digitalww...the more and more I look at it, the more and more I want it to look OEM. Not to mention within the first week the screen got stuck in while tucked away and I ended up having to force it out and broke some pieces so now it doesn't go back in the right way. I'm leaning towards making my own fiberglass mount, but it would be much easier if I could just bolt on a piece. I would need black matte finish so it matches the dash, but it seems to be taking quite a while for the engineering process. I'm getting anxious so I don't know if I can wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Ace
    I am going to run the sound through the headunit to save money at this point. Also the problems that R32Juhl had with feedback in the audio system is something I can't deal with on top of the install process, so i decided to keep my HU there.
    Just because you're keeping your head unit, that does not mean that you will not have noise issues generated by your PC then fed into your HU. Realize my on-board sound card is half of my noise issue. Once I get a few minutes to steal for my carputer, I'll fix the noise issues. They're fairly simple to address - PCI sound card and dedicated clean amp trigger signal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Man Ace
    I would be interested in this faceplate in black probably. I currently have a marble dash trim kit on it now so I am not really up to the idea of having a big black peice in the middle of my dash that doesnt match.
    So if get you a black bezel like mine is that going to match?

    Quote Originally Posted by wagonerd
    I currently have this setup, but I'm using the manual single DIN from digitalww...the more and more I look at it, the more and more I want it to look OEM. Not to mention within the first week the screen got stuck in while tucked away and I ended up having to force it out and broke some pieces so now it doesn't go back in the right way.
    NICE! That's good to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by wagonerd
    I'm leaning towards making my own fiberglass mount, but it would be much easier if I could just bolt on a piece. I would need black matte finish so it matches the dash, but it seems to be taking quite a while for the engineering process. I'm getting anxious so I don't know if I can wait.
    Matte Black is one option I'll offer. It will likely tip over the $100 mark because of the teflon treatment I'm using. Of course, you could always take one of the plain aluminum panels, sandblast it, and paint it with you own treatment.

    Guys, I am VERY sorry this is taking so long. This is my first foray into something of this nature and I have yet to find a GOOD partner business partner in this machining endeavor. Speaking with the machine shop this morning, they said the hard-drive was ker-*****ed and needed the FAT file format restored. Their repairman claimed it would be back on Monday. I'm pushing like hell and hope to have good news by the middle of next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R32 JUhl
    So if get you a black bezel like mine is that going to match?

    I think a black would look fine as my dash is black. But i have a dash kit trim which is marble and it would be hard to make something to match with it.

    but then again it would save me alot of time and give an OEM look to buy the bezel. I am interested in it actually. I could try to use my remaining trim pieces to fill the bezel maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Ace
    I think a black would look fine as my dash is black. But i have a dash kit trim which is marble and it would be hard to make something to match with it.

    but then again it would save me alot of time and give an OEM look to buy the bezel. I am interested in it actually. I could try to use my remaining trim pieces to fill the bezel maybe.
    If you have a picture that would help a bunch. The hard part of this design is the intricate work that holds the LCD and the DVD. The outer measurements can be adjusted fairly easily. So once the initial piece is produced to my satisfaction, I can ask them to make on slightly larger for your application. It might help others as well! If you have a pic that's gonna help.
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    you know... I just took another look at the faceplate you amde and I think it would fit very well in the dash. I see you have a brushed aluminum R32 dash and it fits in nicely and mixes well...

    Now i just have to decide what to do about my VW Headunit and sound issues.... (another headache waiting to happen). I already am getting over the headache of basically already ****ing up my only option for a carputeri had, last night (look at post #22 if you don't want to read the whole thing.) damn me.

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    Well, it looks like you've got things sorted out with the laptop. Good luck!
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    Yea.. whew that was a close one..

    the more i look at your install the more i like it. I am down with a faceplate for my setup. I want a nice clean OEM look. sign me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Ace
    Yea.. whew that was a close one..

    the more i look at your install the more i like it. I am down with a faceplate for my setup. I want a nice clean OEM look. sign me up.

    KEWL!
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