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  • 2007 Silverado Install

    Here are some pics of a custom 2007 chevy silverado install.

  • #2
    Final Sanding

    Today is the final sanding and the paint I will post pics as soon as that is done. I will also be building the box for the comp.

    Biostar P4M890-M7 TE Board
    Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
    1GB Ram
    80 GB HD (For Now)
    Centrafuse Front End

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    • #3
      So I am on the 3rd round of getting the screen to stick. I was told to use Maxim Epoxy Bondo stuff from the autobody store and that didn't hold very good so I did epoxy to help and that is still not enough. So I'm doing it the right way now. Fiberglass. So if any of you are planning on doing a screen in the bezel I would really recommend that you would use fiberglass to hold it together from the inside, then the maxim to help fill the gaps on the front side. The Maxim works good as a filler and is easy to sand. I will post pics as soon as it is done curing and I get it repainted.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by compmanu18 View Post
        So I am on the 3rd round of getting the screen to stick. I was told to use Maxim Epoxy Bondo stuff from the autobody store and that didn't hold very good so I did epoxy to help and that is still not enough. So I'm doing it the right way now. Fiberglass. So if any of you are planning on doing a screen in the bezel I would really recommend that you would use fiberglass to hold it together from the inside, then the maxim to help fill the gaps on the front side. The Maxim works good as a filler and is easy to sand. I will post pics as soon as it is done curing and I get it repainted.
        Fiberglass all the way no epoxy nasty to sand and dosen't hold the form right. Fiberglass does what you need. Check out my install if you like to just follow the link below my info
        Slinkytoy
        Working MP3Car Thread:
        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...k-install.html

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        • #5
          From the hardest project to the easiest in one step.

          Well I gave up on the bezel even the fiberglass was not going to do the job that it needed to. But then a lightbulb popped on. OH Yeah they have the aftermarket radio kits. Holy Crap I'm stupid. I buy the double din kit and the xenarc screen fits right into the back of it. A small amount of glass and straight resin and it's glued into place. then the screen bolts into the dash and your bezel fits over it perfectly. It does not get much better than that. I will post pics as soon as the glass dries.

          From 30 Hrs of an install to about a 1/2 an hour.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by compmanu18 View Post
            Well I gave up on the bezel even the fiberglass was not going to do the job that it needed to. But then a lightbulb popped on. OH Yeah they have the aftermarket radio gets. Holy Crap I'm stupid. I buy the double din kit and the xenark screen fits right into the back of it. A small amount of glass and straight resin and it's glued into place. then the screen bolts into the dash and your bezel fits over it perfectly. It des not get much better than that. I will post pics as soon as the glass dries.

            From 30 Hrs of an install to about a 1/2 an hour.
            Ah come on do it yourself don't use an after market product be a man about it. J/K if there is a easy way to get things done I'm all about it.
            Slinkytoy
            Working MP3Car Thread:
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...k-install.html

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            • #7
              Well you still have to glass a little, but just a little. I am going to be making a mold of it for future use on other vehicles since it will work on about 20 others.

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              • #8
                All Crashed

                So I had one of those days where nothing worked right or should I say week. But anyways, I got my screen mounted the correct way, with the oem bezel and when I put it in the stupid thing shorted out (I am assuming because of taking it apart and putting it back together som many times, then I figured out the short and it was working until the stupid touchscreen stopped working. So I gave up on that Xenarc, BUT FORTUNATELY my investors came through and will pay for everything- sounds like a dream come true well it almost is. As of next week I will have every tool I ever wanted and needed to do custom car installs. And OH yes I will post pics. But should have me 2007 silverado install 100%. Watch for pics. Also I will be doing custom installs as of Feb 1 2008 in the Mesa/Phoenix, AZ Area if you are interested so PM Me of you are.

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                • #9
                  To where did you move the factory radio? Do you have a plan or a list of the mods you're going to incorporate? Keep the updates coming!

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                  • #10
                    O.K. The factory radio can be moved to under the seat and the power and accessories wires still hooked up and of course lengthened. (Cheap Route) Or you can do it the right way. AAMP of America sells a module that you plug in and splice in the correct wires and it enables you to keep the onstar, chimes and other alarms as factory. You can find it on line for about $150.00 Details as follows.

                    This part number works with 2007 Silverado Keeping onstar and NON-Bose Sound. If you have Bose sound there is another part number.

                    Part Number: GMAHLAN

                    Radio replacement interface for select GM vehicles to retain On-Star
                    The GMAHLAN is a plug and play interface that allows the installation of a aftermarket radio in 29 bit GMLan vehicles. It will maintain operation of the OnStar® system. The GMAHLAN has on board switching to allow audio from the OnStar® system to play through the two front factory speakers when OnStar® is active. Retains all warning chimes, Vehicle Parking Assist (if equipped), and maintains audible blinker indicators.

                    Maintains operation of OnStar®
                    Mutes Radio When OnStar® is Active
                    OnStar® Audio Plays through Front Factory Speakers
                    Data Controlled RAP Accessory Output
                    Retains Vehicle Warning Chimes
                    For additional vehicle integration, use Peripheral’s line of PESWI steering wheel controls (SWC) interfaces to retain SWC’s with the aftermarket radio


                    This is the best thing I have found anywhere for the integration. Hope this helps.

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                    • #11
                      So how goes the mod?

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                      • #12
                        Mod is on hold right now. My investors came through but I am out my job so I need to use that to live on till I get another part time job. Per the wife. Why are they always the boss??? Anyways sooner I get a part time the more money have left to finish mine so hopefully just a couple of weeks. As soon as I get it rolling I will post more pics.

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