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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    Will a Xenarc fit in it as well? Members experience shows that Lilli's are not built well enough for removing and reinstalling like so.
    If someone will hook me up with a Xenarc, then the answer is yes. At this point, I have experience with the Lilli and I have all the technical drawings, plus I think I have a lead on one, so that's my first objective. Any help you can provide with getting me the stuff I need to meet your needs will help out significantly. I'll be glad to make it fit both!
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    in response to your quest to find a lilliput housing.. check out this link...


    i know they are out of stock, but supposedly the end of febuary they will have more

    http://digitalww.com/lilliput_housing.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaded_gti
    in response to your quest to find a lilliput housing.. check out this link...


    i know they are out of stock, but supposedly the end of febuary they will have more

    http://digitalww.com/lilliput_housing.htm

    Thanks! I need to clarify that I need the Lilli touchscreen not just the housing. The machine shop will need it to build exact specifications for mounting the screen to the fascia as well as mounting the rear portion of the housing to the back of the fascia.
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    This all sounds exciting, I wish I could help though I would be interested in the end result. Would prefer a Xenarc compatible faceplate though.

    If done in aluminium, will it be with a brushed look so it blends in with the R32, 25 Anni interior? Incidentally, I would be happy with the OEM plastic look!

    Sorry I cannot contribute with the fabrication in more ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarum
    This all sounds exciting, I wish I could help though I would be interested in the end result. Would prefer a Xenarc compatible faceplate though.

    If done in aluminium, will it be with a brushed look so it blends in with the R32, 25 Anni interior? Incidentally, I would be happy with the OEM plastic look!
    It looks like I've honed in on a machine shop - hoping to meet with them in the first part of next week to show them the plans. And yes, the idea is to have a brushed aluminum finish that matches the R32. If demand is great enough, then a less expensive version made from plastic and rubberized could be made available. But we're a long way from that level of demand.

    I'm buying a dead Lilli from a board member and I'm still looking for a dash... If you have a good salvage yard near your home, please let me know.
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    Okay,

    We're getting closer! Met with the machine shop, and the current demand of orders, if filled, will pay for the layout, design, C&C set-up & machining and still stay below $100 per unit w/shipping. Once the aluminum piece is complete, we'll see if the design is robust enough to make it in plastic - my concern is the DVD support, made from the plastic that the machine shop offers, may be too soft and lead to eventual failure.

    I ordered a Lilliput today. I'm not having any luck getting a dash, so I'll be getting one new from my VW dealer - please send K.Y. or Vaseline as emergency aid - PM me for the address.

    If anyone has AutoCAD abilities, who will work for (premium) beer, PM me - that will help to lower my costs.

    With any luck, I can get pieces finished within a month!
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    Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarum
    Nice job!
    Thanks! And your avatar reminds me - pricing is under $100 shipped within the 48 contiguous states. Sorry HI, AK and PR - remote US states, territories and international orders add $15.
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    just a thought, try looking on vortex for a radio cage.. i picked one up used from someone on the boards for like 30 shipped. there may be more, or else post a topic like this on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaded_gti
    just a thought, try looking on vortex for a radio cage.. i picked one up used from someone on the boards for like 30 shipped. there may be more, or else post a topic like this on there
    Great suggestion. Thanks!
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