My DVD Overhead Fabrication!!
First of all, I am looking to mount my slot load slim dvd player into my overhead by fabricating it into the sunroof motor cover of my Jetta. This is an example of an overhead dvd install. This is a BMW though from another post.
I bought an extra sunroof motor cover to work with in case i totally screw it up. This is what it looks like.
This is a simulation of how my dvd player will fit in regards to size.
THe dvd player needs to slant downward so it clears the sunroof motor and it blend well with the existing piece. Now I am wondering how do I make my cuts for this.
A) Make a "T" cut then use a heat gun and melt the plastic in the shape I want it to conform around the dvd player. Like this:
This cut would be ideal for smooth slping sides that would blend the dvd player nicely into it. I would fill the middle gap with ABS Plastic Epoxy then recarpet it with headliner.
B) Make a "SQUARE" cut and heat the plastic then make it a slope where I can just slide the dvd in place. Like this:
I would then fille the open ends with ABS Plastic Epoxy and then sand them to look smooth and blend in. The recover with headliner.
My biggest concern at this point is 1) how to stablize and hold the dvd player in place so it isnt moving all over the place. I was thinking of a bracket that would screw over it and hold it. I have searched and havent found an indepth guide to securing a dvd player. So ANY help in that would be appreciated. I also realize the limitations of this project. Working with a heat gun could warp the orignal form of the sunroof cover that I want to keep OEM.
Anyways, thanks for reading and please provide me with some insight concerning this so I can start this soon.