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  • BMW E46 Custom dash trim for a Xenarc LCD

    I'm new to the forum and just wanted to post some teaser pics of a project I've been working on. It's a custom Trim for the Xenarc 7" LCD.

    Here's a photoshopped pic I made of how it's going to look when finished.



    Here's an actual pic that I just took showing how it looks so far.




    -Rich
    http://www.mybimmer.net

  • #2
    dude its going to look badass.

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    • #3
      damn... all you people w/your nice fiberglass jobs.. makes me want to rip mine out and do it over
      Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
      Mods: Yep
      Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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      • #4
        You seen this:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=16568?
        Looks good!
        2003 Audi A4 1.8t (Totaled, Project Canceled)

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        • #5
          thats some pimpage there holmes
          keep up the kick *** work man
          Originally posted by menudude
          thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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          • #6
            Almost done...

            just a few pics before I paint it black.



            Test fitting...
            http://www.mybimmer.net

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            • #7
              very nice job. how do you mount the lcd to the trim?

              and do you have a pic for how it looked before you started?
              My JeepPC Install

              "there are no stupid questions, just stupid people."

              "it's been agreed the whole world stinks so no one's taking showers anymore"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shakes
                very nice job. how do you mount the lcd to the trim?

                and do you have a pic for how it looked before you started?
                Thanks. I used the front faceplate from the Xenarc to make this so the LCD will mount right to it. I won't be using the buttons because there isn't enough room. I might just run some extensions to buttons in the ashtray or something.

                This isn't my car but this is how it looked. The radio was in the top half and the AC in the bottom. The AC is easily relocated to the bottom.
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                http://www.mybimmer.net

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                • #9
                  so did you fab that entire trim piece? out of foam?

                  i've seen a lot of people fiberglassing the covers of their LCD panels into the dash. i'm trying to avoid that sho I can use it later if need be. we'll see how it goes over these next few weeks.
                  My JeepPC Install

                  "there are no stupid questions, just stupid people."

                  "it's been agreed the whole world stinks so no one's taking showers anymore"

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                  • #10
                    These are some pics of the previous screen I had in there. In these pics you can see where the AC gets relocated. I made this trim also.







                    -Rich
                    http://www.mybimmer.net

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                    • #11
                      I stumbled across your website a long time ago maybe 2 years ago, I think your old screen was like a pioneer w/ the infrared port exposed playing Matrix as well as your trunk sub box. Impressive work! Cant wait to see the whole install.
                      - 3+ years & still no carputer!
                      - Done collecting parts
                      - Currently planning setup

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mitokondria
                        I stumbled across your website a long time ago maybe 2 years ago, I think your old screen was like a pioneer w/ the infrared port exposed playing Matrix as well as your trunk sub box. Impressive work! Cant wait to see the whole install.
                        Thank you. I ordered my LCD from Armen. I'm almost done planning the PC I'm going to build. It's gonna be a Micro-ATX motherboard with a Celeron because I need more room for upgrading than the itx motherboards have to offer.

                        Here are some pics. I'll have indash pics soon (waiting for the rain to stop).










                        http://www.mybimmer.net

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                        • #13
                          how you get that orange peel effect?

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                          • #14
                            Are we saying that you made this from scratch ?
                            Im confused.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dabba
                              Are we saying that you made this from scratch ?
                              Im confused.
                              I used my original LCD trim that I made almost 2 years ago as a start. That one was made practically from scratch. Here's a pic of it.





                              Originally posted by WhiteCivic
                              how you get that orange peel effect?
                              That just came out that way from the SEM paint I used. I could have sanded it smoother but it matches the oem finish pretty well.

                              Rich
                              http://www.mybimmer.net

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