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    Angry Alright i need some suggestions\ideas.

    okay, i've made some posts awhile back about having a dash kit or something of the like for my Mazda 3. well, with some serious looking around and i think a couple threads i read also. i found a website that sold a complete dash piece for a navigation screen for my car.

    here's a link to the dash piece installed in my vehicle without a screen:
    http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...der_id=1829014

    now my issue is i have the new 8" dynamix touch screen, it works GREAT, but i can't get the thing firmly and mounted solid onto the piece in the dash piece i got. there's a bar that the screen attaches to and i am just running out of ideas on how to get this to mount properly.

    here's a link to the new monitor and the rear of the monitor on what little i have to work with:
    http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...der_id=1832783


    i've taken the back part off and there's a few PCB boards that obstruct all but i think 1 hole so i wasn't gonna put a long bolt with like a piece of wood between the bar and screen because i didn't want the bolts\nuts touching any of the boards.

    any suggestions\comments\help\ideas greatly appreciated.

    once i get this it should be smooth sailin as far as getting the rest in order.

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    First, that piece looks pretty cool. I wish I could find something like that for the accord.

    Second. Does the screen fit between the pieces on the side so it is flush with the back bar? Or does the back of the screen sit against the two pieces on the side?

    Either way could you used the screw holes where the factory mounting slider was to mount a fabricated piece that allows it to screw into the dash mount. I hope my detailed CAD drawing doesnt throw you off.


    If you have a vise, I would think it would be a pretty easy bend of a metal sheet.

    Good luck, I hope I am addressing the problem.
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    it goes up against the pieces of plastic on the sides...

    it lines up without doing anything with 2 holes, but i'm gonna need more than 2 for it to be sturdy.

    no vise my neighbor has one though...what kind of metal do you think would work? but that idea looks like it may work, i'll try and find something

    thanks for the reply

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    Sorry boss, its been a while since I checked in on this. I think you are going to need a good sized vise or a sheet metal bender. You will need four holes though. I went to Lowes today and I was thinking about the issue you were having. In the hardware section they have sheets of metal that can get pretty strong, but I dont know that you need something really strong, especailly with the bends that you are putting into it.

    I think all you need is a small sheet of steel thats think enought not to bend very much, a saw to cut it(I think a jigsaw with a blade for metal would work) and a good way to bend it. I think that a large vice would be best. To make the bends simpler, you might just be able to just have the middle part touch the screen since the plastic pieces on the unit we are mounting to should add that stability.
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    yeah another person here that i know gave me the suggestion of making something to put around the sides of the screen to hold onto it and then bolt onto the bar behind it. they suggested the same thing, metal like you said and then bending it to wrap around the sides then put like rubber or something on the inside to protect the screen.

    i'm still working on an idea, i tried something and it didn't work too well. the LCD screen came with a thing that you can put in a headrest that goes around the screen and that i tried bolting on the metal bar it needs to attach to but it didn't work because the clearance inside of the casing it went in had like 2 or 3 mm of clearance, if that. so there was no room for a bolt let alone a washer to keep it from going into the plastic (the casing for the screen that was meant to go into a headrest)

    what plastic are you refering to that it's going to be attached to? the plastic part that the metal bar attaches to? cause other than those 2 there's no other plastic, the back of the screen is a thin metal.

    thanks for the help and ideas btw

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