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    Some Ideas needed for screen fab.

    Hi all.

    I recently got my lilliput and also went to the scrap yard and got a dashboard piece. Unfortunately the screen is a little to big for the space I was planning to install it into.

    Anyone have any ideas on the best way to do this. I had a few ideas on how I was going to install it but now that it doesn't fit and I've kinda run into a brick wall and need a second opinion.

    I'm sure I'm going to have to trim one of the two which sucks a lot but if it has to be done it has to be done. I've also never done anything like this before so I really don't wanna screw it up.

    Here's a couple pics for a better idea. Its a Corolla by the way.
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    I suggest checking out the Show Off Your Project forum. Mayne other members have fabbes a screen into their dash with top-notch results. It's a great source for ideas and inspiration.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    ahhh, first bit of advice, dissasemble the monitor & see how just the lcd sits behind the opening....

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    In your Corolla, is there a bunch of room on the center stack? Every one I've worked on had at least 2DIN of open space down closer to the center.

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    yeah there is space there, but I was planning on installing my indash pc into where that top flap is below the controls. Lilliput in-dash car PC WTPC1000

    Maby I could swop them around, not a bad idea. I need to take apart my dash and have a look how difficult it would be to fabricate a screen in there - I obviously want to take the easiest route. I think i've seen a pic on this forum somewhere with a guy that had installed it in that spot, looked good but tricky, seems the norm is at the top.

    here's a pic of my interior.
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    Turbocad I was AMPED to go your route after reading your sticky I got myself keen as hell - seriously the best write up ever! u made it look extreamly doable and it was really well documented just a pity my screen turned out too big

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    ahhh, first bit of advice, dissasemble the monitor & see how just the lcd sits behind the opening....
    i totally agree. that's what i had to do on v02 of my pc install. it was a bit cramped for my taste and application, but it may work with yours.
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    well first of all , trim the dash piece to fit, aatch bezel with epoxy, and body filler, then plant the screen

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    amazing what a little looking will do...and it's only 10 posts down too.

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    how much work do you want to do? You could remove the entire top of the dash and cut out the area you need the extra height and reshape that portion with FG and vinyl wrap and still have a pretty factory looking part. Might even be a good opportunity to sculpt in a hood to give you screen some shade on the brighter days.
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