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Thread: 3rd Time's the Charm??? Mercury Cougar Dash Lilliput

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    mess around with a soldeing iron tap 2 wires into the power button 3 wires into the ir and 2 wires into the av rerout em onto ur dash using small push buttons i was about to do that but then i didnt want the buttons at all u can hide em also if u want works perfect
    Although i have done the auto on mod and will be hooking a relay to short out pins 8 and 12 (i think) when the headlights are on (the blue lights will then light up and stay on based on if the headlights are on) i think what your talking about might be good for your setup but definitly not mine. I think the buttons are usefull and don't see the point in wiring up completely new buttons when the ones there work. Although i would be interested in conversion to the new lilliput housing. Armen says he should be able to get the new lilliput housing and new button circuit board
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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos106
    What lilliput?
    I am sorry i confused you with another that ownes a mercury cougar.
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    no problem.........

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    probally of me. i just bought the trim pieces from a junked cougar. i am trying to get funds together so i can mod the shroud and the stock piece for 2 screens. one for nav only and the only for everything else if it can be done

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    here is the final before and after

    The paint is actually almost a perfect match. I think the original one was dusty or somthing thats why it is showing up more brown.
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    wow very nice...

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    Nice work, I'd say I'm on version 2 (soon to be 3) of my bezel creation. I'm also getting the cracking like everyone else and I will probably use these tips when I get to re-working the screen.

    I'd like to add one thing I've learned:

    PATIENTS!!!!, lots and LOTS of patients (and be prepared to sand for long periods of time)... My biggest problem with all of my creations was that I got too excited to see the finished product and rushed it along (when I say rush I mean like work on it for 7 or 8 hours instead of giving it the 15 or 20 it deserved), which in turn made the finished product look, well, not so finished...
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    @ Antimatter:
    Awesome! Very nice 3rd (and by the looks of it) final attempt!

    @ Intella works. I'm in the same boat... I've spent hours and hours on my bezel, only to rush at the wrong part and end up with less-than-perfect results... cracking, wavy lines, etc... I'm also on my third attempt at a fiberglass box to house my pc and amp... Needless to say, patience is key but practice makes perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntellaWorks
    Nice work, I'd say I'm on version 2 (soon to be 3) of my bezel creation. I'm also getting the cracking like everyone else and I will probably use these tips when I get to re-working the screen.

    I'd like to add one thing I've learned:

    PATIENTS!!!!, lots and LOTS of patients (and be prepared to sand for long periods of time)... My biggest problem with all of my creations was that I got too excited to see the finished product and rushed it along (when I say rush I mean like work on it for 7 or 8 hours instead of giving it the 15 or 20 it deserved), which in turn made the finished product look, well, not so finished...
    Thanks for the nice comments.

    I agree with you completely about the patients. Expect to take roughly 40 hours for fabrication preperation and paint.

    i wish i would have taken the time to do it right the first time. But there is always the learning curve. This is the first time i did anything this extensive. Aling the way i perfected the fabrication and paint techniques.

    Paint is a beast in itself. Your fabrication could be the bomb but with a crappy paint job you could make it look like crap.
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