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  • 2009 Ram audio and ipad install!

    I would like to share the build log of my 2009 Ram with a New iPad in the dash. This build will start slow as my wife has a lot of projects around our previous house doing updates before we rent it out.

    Well enough talking lets get to the point.

    Here is the system layout that will be going in the Ram.


    mocking the iPad up on the dash to get an idea on placement.


    Virgin center bezel.
    Front.


    Back.


    Removed the trim and vents on the sides.


    Cut the middle section out.


    Mocked up the piece that holds HVAC controls and a factory switch bank.


    I had to mock up the iPad into the dash to make sure I had enough space to work with.


    That's all so far, I am just progressing slowly.

    Feedback appreciated.

    Thanks Aron
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

  • #2
    Small update.

    I got the HVAC control, switch bank, and the frame for the iPad done. The iPad frame was glued into place from the front, then back. Epoxy was used around the perimeters on the inside. The bigger holes around the frame were back filled with ABS, the holes will also be filled with ABS. I still have a couple spots to fill before I can bodu work, sand and paint though.

    Enjoy.



    Frame


    Bezel with HVAC and switches mounted.


    Thanks for looking, and as always feedback is appreciated.
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    • #3
      Looking good! Just take your time and all will turn out great. SNO

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      • #4
        Thanks SNO.

        Got all the gaps filled an a guide coat sprayed. I have a few places to touch up. Should be ready for primer next week.



        Thanks Aron
        New Ipad
        Zapco DSP-6SL
        Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
        Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
        Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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        • #5
          Looks very promising...well done so far!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by daclothe View Post
            Looks very promising...well done so far!
            Thanks!

            I really havent made much progress lately as I didnt like the little filler pieces I made for the gaps on the side. I ordered an airless plastic welder, so I will be redoing all the seams. On the up side I did get the Pure I-20 in yesterday and today came my 90 degree connector and extension cable from Sound Man (thanks to Doug and the guys for the uber fast shipping) I hooked the I-20 up and the difference is astonishing, even running analogue into the factory headunits aux input.



            I have spent the week sorting out wires so I know what I have and what I still need. All Second Skin deadening products, Zapco volume control, techflex and heat shrink, adn a 90 amp power supply has been ordered. Now I just need to finish the dash and move on the the audio install!


            My plastic welder did come today and it was a surprise as it was not supposed to be here until next week, I will start work again Sunday.
            New Ipad
            Zapco DSP-6SL
            Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
            Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
            Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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            • #7
              Some people on other forum were curious how the iPad worked without the use of the home button, so I posted a quick video on Youtube. Its my first video and far from rehearsed, so please bare with me.
              New Ipad
              Zapco DSP-6SL
              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
              Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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              • #8
                Great video. Once they get the new iPad jailbroken you'll have even more flexibility with cydia tweaks. Also your fab skills are on point!

                Keep the updates coming!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by daclothe View Post
                  Great video. Once they get the new iPad jailbroken you'll have even more flexibility with cydia tweaks. Also your fab skills are on point!

                  Keep the updates coming!!!
                  Thanks!

                  By now everyone is probably getting tired of my small updates of the same thing, but I am almost done with the dash. I got all the problem areas grooved and plastic welded. I used a fine mesh to reinforce the joints this time so I am pretty confidant I will have no cracking issues this time around.

                  Here are a couple more pics. I had thought I took a pic with the mesh on the bezel but I could not find it.

                  Here I put a small channel in all the seams that were giving me issues.


                  Next I cut and melted wire mesh into the bezel to reinforce it, After the mesh was melted in I melted and forced ABS plastic into the grove through the mesh while melting into the bezel plastic.


                  Tomorrow I should get the piece sanded and hopefully primed
                  New Ipad
                  Zapco DSP-6SL
                  Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                  Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                  Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                  • #10
                    This is the best iPad integration I've seen. It looks like it was supposed to be with the vehicle. Great work!

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=besjr69;1475084]This is the best iPad integration I've seen. It looks like it was supposed to be with the vehicle. Great work![/QUOT

                      Thanks for the compliment!!

                      The iPad is almost done, I got the bezel sanded and primed, all that is left is to sand and paint it flat black to match the factory theme.
                      New Ipad
                      Zapco DSP-6SL
                      Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                      Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                      Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                      • #12
                        Today was a good day, I finished the dash bezel for the most part. It is painted and installed, but I decided I will be changing it up. I ordered some 3m Di-noc carbon fiber to wrap the bezel in. I probably will not wrap it for a couple weeks so how it is in the pics is how it will stay for a while.

                        My Second skin order also came in today So I can start to deaden the truck to prepare it for the audio.

                        Enough of the babble here is the finished bezel





                        Thanks for looking
                        Aron
                        New Ipad
                        Zapco DSP-6SL
                        Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                        Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                        Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                        • #13
                          Looks awesome!
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                          • #14
                            Thank you!

                            I am so excited; a couple days ago there was an un-teathered jailbreak made available for ios 5.1.1. This also includes the iPad 3rd generation. I have been playing around with various tweeks. I will soon have the iPad wake up with the truck, and sleep when the truck is turned off without the use of gestures. Also I will have the screen dim as opposed to locking as without the home key I had to have the screen stay lit at all times because I was unable to unlock.

                            now I am just hoping to start the audio build next week!!
                            New Ipad
                            Zapco DSP-6SL
                            Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                            Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                            Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                            • #15
                              Thank you!

                              I am so excited; a couple days ago there was an un-teathered jailbreak made available for ios 5.1.1. This also includes the iPad 3rd generation. I have been playing around with various tweeks. I will soon have the iPad wake up with the truck, and sleep when the truck is turned off without the use of gestures. Also I will have the screen dim as opposed to locking as without the home key I had to have the screen stay lit at all times because I was unable to unlock.

                              now I am just hoping to start the audio build next week!!
                              New Ipad
                              Zapco DSP-6SL
                              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                              Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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