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Thread: 2003 Mazda6 Console Fab

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    2003 Mazda6 Console Fab

    Well this was my first attempt at any type of (major) fabrication and I'm pretty happy with how this came out. I had the Metra kit for the Mazda6 and decided to mold an Xenarc screen in. However by doing so I also had to relocate a few buttons/circuit boards which is still a work in progress. Nevertheless, more pics to come of the completed job. I'm glad I took this job upon myself as I can use it a building ground for fiberglassing my own box in the future.

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    All primered up:

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    fine work there!
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    Thank you! It was quite the enjoyment and learning experience in this project. I'm currently working on another piece that I relocated one of the circuit boards to. Hopefully I can finish it soon and send all my interior panels to the body shop.

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    Lookin good amigo. You still using an HU or is it PC to amp direct?
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    PC to amp directly, didn't really see the point of a HU anymore. Is there a benefit towards using a HU with a CarPC?

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    there are two reasons I use an HU with my PC, one, i already spent loads of dough on one before i decided to delve into the PC project, and two, i use a mac mini, so in the absence of any real front-end or GPS software, the HU fills that void nicely. Even nicer is that i can switch between the two with zero load times.
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    looks good... any pics of the screen in the car ?
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    No pictures of the screen in the car, I'm still a little while away from that unforunately.

    I'm about 90% finished with the last panel in which I relocated my A/C circuit board to, it's coming out rather nicely although it was a bit more of a pain. After that I have to test fit the center console and send it off to the body shop. The excitement of putting it all back to gather is getting me anxious. I haven't had my CarPC in my car for almost a year now due to certain circumstances.

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    More work done!!! I've done a few more things since my last post, including finishing this panel as well as starting work on another one and building a box to hold my CarPC. It's coming along well.

    This the panel that I moved the A/C, rear defrost, and circulate buttons from the dash to this panel. The curve made for a lot of work.

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    Where did you end up locating the Hazard switch?

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