one more pic...
Been working on my dash and thought I would show it off alittle...
Still has to be dyed to match and there is a cnc aluminum trim ring with monitor controls in it...
The center channel is a 7" driver with another cnc aluminum trim ring with an aluminum bridge across the woofer that holds the tweeter...
Yea haw.... excellent!
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To big? Well maybe alittle to big, but...
I install custom car audio for a living, There has been a few customers that we have installed car pc for. And the numbers of people that want car pc's is growing everday. So I wanted to make a sort of in your face setup. Just to show off what a car pc can do.
The main thing about 5.1 in cars is that, it always bugs me the center channel
is a small driver with no enclosure, that sounds like a pen beating on a tin can.
So I had to have a strong center channel. I am using a 7" driver in its own enclosure and a Diamond audio tweeter. Also in each door in a 7" driver with the tweeters mounted in the A-pillars. The rears are just 5.25" drivers and tweeters.
The sub is a JL audio 8w7. I am always trying new amps, but for now I am using two of the new alpine Mrv-345's. That gives me 75x5 and 300x1.
I'll post more pics of the dash and center channel enclosure... well the whole setup... when I take more pictures.
BMO, that is awesome! I have an 8" Lilliput in an F150 Dash as I wanted to keep the AC vents and make it look stock, but this makes my 8" Lilliput look small and now has me thinking (my wife will kill me, but you're never finished right?)
The finish and texture look great, what materials did you use? Also, what software is being used to run XMRadio - nice and simple skin!
Check out my link on the 8" install.
Ford F150 Lilliput in Dash
Keep up the great work!
Carputer/AV System ~95% complete
Parts all acquired - testing underway
Fabrication and integration underway
More on my Ride
GRod, I saw your dash when I was searchin around. I think yours looks awesome, very clean.
The top and front of the dash was recovered. What it did was removed the front piece (the one you modded). Then took lcd monitor apart and used the front of the monitor bezel. I made a fake lcd out of 1/2" mdf and mounted it in the bezel.
That way the lcd wouldn't get distroyed and it would keep the shape of the front piece(it was only plastic) when I was making it. Then I sat in the truck and placed it level and hot glued it in place. Made some braces out of abs and plastic welded it soild. The I took a dremel to round the front edges of the bezel so it wouldn't look like a big square. When all done with that I removed the whole top of the dash and streched grill clothe over the dash to give me the shape I wanted. Reinfoced it with resin, and built it up with friberglass mat. Then sanded it down for final shaping. After the dash was just about all done, I centered a 7.5" x .5" abs ring over the dash centered with the monitor and cut it in. Then remolded the top into the ring. Finish sanded and did some small filling and feathering with duraglass.....
Then recovered the piece with a factor type vinyl. I still have to dye the piece to match the factory color. I'll do that before the final install of the piece.
I use frodo and am trying out a ford skin that I saw on the forum. It didn't have a XM skin so I made my own. Not to sure what the final skin will be but I want to have the ford look to it and something that will go with the theme of the install....