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    How do you support a screen?

    I've been kicking around this idea for a few days, ed and ed for some pictures or solutions, but I can't seem to find anything. I want to mount my lilliput 7" screen flush with my center console, but can't seem to figure out how to support the enclosure from the back so that when I touch the screen, it doesn't fall backwards into the console. I've seen a few solutions where people have just put screws into the side of the case to support it, but the whole housing seems so heavy to support with just fiberglass. I want to do this right the first time and don't want any cracking showing up in a month or two. Is it necessary to put some sort of bracket behind the monitor, or are the screws through the side of the case into the plastic or fiberglass solid enough to not worry about it?

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    I just looked at your worklog, do you have any pics of the back side of your console? You are not pressing that hard on the screen.

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    No pictures of the back. When I get home tonight, I'll put up some pictures. I have a removable center console that has some sides on it that extend down to the floor, and the hole I cut is sized for the lilli to be flush mounted. There is about a centimeter of space between each side of the console and the lilli bezel. I can just see one of my daughters pushing on the screen to play some of their music or watch a video, and the screen will fall backwards because it's not supported back there somehow.

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    Is the monitor all in one piece, or is the back removed? I used epoxy and balsa wood to hold mine in place:


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    First I used 2 part epoxy to hold the front bezel in...this pics shows the first layer...after this layer I went around the sides...


    Then I bondoglassed the front...


    then I smoothed it all out...its not goint anywhere after I bolt the screen back together
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    I have to say, I was wondering the same thing. Maybe if I just made a fiberglass backing or the balsa wood on the back? To hold all the componets is what I am talking about, is that the same thing you are talking bout PeeCee?
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    More pictures

    Here are some pictures of the really rough opening. Based on what I've read, I just need to epoxy the sides and fiberglass the front, and I should be ok? Seems like a whole lotta weight hanging off the back unsupported.






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    Quote Originally Posted by peecee
    Here are some pictures of the really rough opening. Based on what I've read, I just need to epoxy the sides and fiberglass the front, and I should be ok? Seems like a whole lotta weight hanging off the back unsupported.
    Why not put a piece of wood across that back that can be glued in, then use the mounting screw to help support it? I used 10 min epoxy you can get from any hobby store. It will not fully set in 10 min, but will set enough so you can start working on other areas. I only used bondo on the front of mine and I had no stress cracks. My old Matrix rode like crap with it lowered (felt like every bump was a pot hole) and the monitor held perfectly fine.

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