I've been working on mine this last week... I bought a dead head unit from a guy on vwvortex and gutted it. Cut off a few bits towards the front of it with the dremel, and have successfully attached the bezel to the double din unit. It hinges outwards and up (used cabinet hinges) and have been searching for a decent mini linear actuator to automate the movement. I know I could use part of a CD-ROM tray, but that seems bulky, and I'd like to use the bottom-inside of the new head-unit for a slot-load DVD.
Shell of monsoon head unit held into radio cage by bottom clips only
LCD siliconed onto bezel, hinges attached to LCD and top of head-unit shell - need a little alignment.
Looking for good linear actuator or similar
I've been taking forever to make any progress on this mainly because I had the requirement of not making any visible changes to the car. I want to be able to pull out the new head-unit and plug in the stock one, swap the monsoon connectors in the trunk, and be completely back to OEM.
I'll take pics if anyone's interested.