I have been having a serious dilemma as to where and how to position my touchscreen, as this is going to be the most obvious ppart of my CarPC set up. I got a metra kit and started fabbing it because I did not want to mess with my wood radio bezel. It cost about $60 to get one from the junk yard so Ithot it was more economical to get a metra kit.
now that problem is that after working with some fiberglass and putty, and nearly killing myself with this stuff I'm new to, I found out that the mod i did to the metra kit was wayt off. No problem, it's a learning process...that's my consolation.
Now before I actually go crazy with this stuff, I have included some pics of the radio trim and the eby- 701 lilliput I have.
Here is my dash...nothing extra-ordinary.
Here's one DIn problem. The outer (wooden frame is about right, but the inner one is a little smaller.
Here' my dash partially torn apart.
Here's the Metra kit
woodgrain radio trim.
Does anyone know any way to match the woodgrain, if I mistakenly scratch the trim. Or if I end up having to sand some part of it. I wouldn't mind a method of totally changing the color to another woodgrain if necessary.
I tried fitting the lilli but it doesn't fit width-wise...lilli face is 19.5cm wide and radio opening is 19cm. I plan to file/sand the outer lilli shell to fit..hopefully it does.
But the height of the lilliput fits except I have got some space left to fill.. Lilli frame is 11.5cm in height and radio opening is 12cm.
THIS IS WHERE I NEED THE MOST HELP
Does anyone know the best way to fill the gap in the height.
Any positive response/critcism will be appreciated. Thanx in advance.
Sorry I could not include the metra kit fab...it's a mess.
I would use balsa wood or a bit of pp or abs plastic, glued in, putty over top. Woodgrain imitation can be home made but is very hard, buy another one if you want no scratch.
Continued Worklog... Upgrades in progress:
*15.4" WXGA LED backlight touchscreen upgrade
*Custom fiberglass dash bezel
I finally got the screen to fit after working on it all night long.
Just the 0.5cm gap underneath is left to be filled.
Any other Ideas?