how to: make a factory bezel
"THE PERFECT BEZEL"... or at least pretty close to it :)
Recently, I have been requested to do a screen install by a good friend of mine, up until now he has been using a tablet in his car, mainly for navigation alone. He never really considered butchering his brand new altima, & would never consider doing such a thing, until I assured him that I could install a touchscreen in his dash, & have it look 100% factory.... his requirements were that it had to look like it belonged in his dash, it had to look perfect & factory.... on top of that, it had to be totally readable during the day.
This is the results... first a shot of the original dash... not much to look at, but all I see is a really nice wide open area once the factory radio & the storage compartment are ripped out.... it looks like the PERFECT spot to put one of my 10.4" transflective screens, & in my favorite possition, portrait mode :)
before & after pictures: