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  • Fabricating a mount with adjustable arm for my new 10.4 LCD

    I posted a similar question in LCD Displays and got nothing so I figured I'd try here I have a 99 civic currentlly I have a flip out lilliput 7". I just bought a 10.4" I want to build some kind of mount for the dash. I thought about fabricating some kind of articulating arm that would hid the screen under the dash but from the articulating arms that are available nothing would work. So I guess i am asking for suggestions. the pictures are not of my civic but it the same year. I personally would never put in diamond cut mats. Thanks for looking
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    As you sow, so shall you reep
    My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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    So far all I have is using a sheet of wood and cutting it to the size of the compartment under the cd player. Then I would mount the TV to the edge of it and just slide it in to the compartment. I would also probably flip the mounting bracket for the cd player so the compartment would be on top that way I would still be able to use the cd player.
    As you sow, so shall you reep
    My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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    • #3
      here is a pic of my ideas
      As you sow, so shall you reep
      My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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      • #4
        I would skip the moving arm part and ffab it in over the cup holders. Then if I was a die hard about having cup holders I grab the cup holder tray thingy from a 1999 to 2001 Honda CR-V and put it inplace of the pocket below the radio.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Boombox View Post
          I would skip the moving arm part and ffab it in over the cup holders. Then if I was a die hard about having cup holders I grab the cup holder tray thingy from a 1999 to 2001 Honda CR-V and put it inplace of the pocket below the radio.
          thats a good idea but my mac mini is in the compartment above the cupholders. so I'd have to be able to move the Lcd easily out of the way.
          As you sow, so shall you reep
          My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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          • #6
            Hi mate. I was thinking about it also. I would sugest using electric actuator. You can find them on the web as well as the controller boards. You could control them from remote keyfob too.
            http://www.danahermotion.com/product...?parent_id=445

            Hope this will help

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            • #7
              Originally posted by agniusm View Post
              Hi mate. I was thinking about it also. I would sugest using electric actuator. You can find them on the web as well as the controller boards. You could control them from remote keyfob too.
              http://www.danahermotion.com/product...?parent_id=445

              Hope this will help
              Yeah thats an idea but probably would get to be more complicated than needed. I would like a simple solution I like the idea of having the screen down by the cupholders. Because I wouldn't have a whole lot of light reflection but I wouldn't be able to access the mac. The only way I can see it working is to hinge the screen some how off the plastic. I am still waiting to get my screen. I just ordered it last week so once I get it I'll try to take some pics with it and how I'd want to mount it.
              As you sow, so shall you reep
              My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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              • #8
                Buy a vesa arm mount you like, they usually have metal base plates, fabricate a fish plate welded onto the chassis floor pan under the center console passenger side, same system when welding roll cages in. Weld mount lugs onto this plate that can be bolted to the base of the arm mount. cut holes in the carpet to suit the lugs. This is what i have been planning for the rear seat of my car for awhile. Also how police in my country mount there big screens. Im a welder/fabricator by trade so this would be a couple hour job for me, maybe not for you.
                Continued Worklog... Upgrades in progress:
                *15.4" WXGA LED backlight touchscreen upgrade
                *Custom fiberglass dash bezel

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BiGGy View Post
                  Buy a vesa arm mount you like, they usually have metal base plates, fabricate a fish plate welded onto the chassis floor pan under the center console passenger side, same system when welding roll cages in. Weld mount lugs onto this plate that can be bolted to the base of the arm mount. cut holes in the carpet to suit the lugs. This is what i have been planning for the rear seat of my car for awhile. Also how police in my country mount there big screens. Im a welder/fabricator by trade so this would be a couple hour job for me, maybe not for you.
                  Yeah but I want something that would look as close to stock as possible. I want to be able to hide the screen as well. I was noticing last night I could probably put the screen in my driverside visor, but then thats not ideal for passengers. I will probably wind up using my wood mount idea because its the quickest and most ideal for removing the monitor quickly. I want to be able to hide the monitor in bad parts of town. thanks for your post Biggy
                  As you sow, so shall you reep
                  My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AJWatU View Post
                    Yeah but I want something that would look as close to stock as possible. I want to be able to hide the screen as well. I was noticing last night I could probably put the screen in my driverside visor, but then thats not ideal for passengers. I will probably wind up using my wood mount idea because its the quickest and most ideal for removing the monitor quickly. I want to be able to hide the monitor in bad parts of town. thanks for your post Biggy
                    I'm having the same EXACT dilemma. My screen comes in on friday, and i also have that extra space under my headunit. I kind of like your idea of using the wood in the compartment and attaching the screen to that. Let me know how it goes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by xxzeenoxx View Post
                      I'm having the same EXACT dilemma. My screen comes in on friday, and i also have that extra space under my headunit. I kind of like your idea of using the wood in the compartment and attaching the screen to that. Let me know how it goes.
                      I will.
                      As you sow, so shall you reep
                      My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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                      • #12
                        I got my screen today and mad a quick bracket I'll try to take some pics tonight and post them up. I'm not really excited by the way it came out but will do the job for now.
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                        As you sow, so shall you reep
                        My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AJWatU View Post
                          I got my screen today and mad a quick bracket I'll try to take some pics tonight and post them up. I'm not really excited by the way it came out but will do the job for now.
                          nice...i'm anxious to see what you came up with.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by xxzeenoxx View Post
                            nice...i'm anxious to see what you came up with.
                            There you go. The first is just a comparison pic of the 10.4 compared to the 7 It looks HUGE. The second is a pic of the mount in the slot. the third is the mount itself. The fourth is just showing where the screen will be with the mount. I cut a piece of aluminum to the size of the block of wood and predrilled three holes for screws to hold the plate in place. Then I drilled two holes for the mount and unscrewed the plate recessed the holes(mount holes) a little then screwed the plate to the mount and the plate to the wood.
                            As you sow, so shall you reep
                            My Install- http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...-10-4-lcd.html

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AJWatU View Post
                              There you go. The first is just a comparison pic of the 10.4 compared to the 7 It looks HUGE. The second is a pic of the mount in the slot. the third is the mount itself. The fourth is just showing where the screen will be with the mount. I cut a piece of aluminum to the size of the block of wood and predrilled three holes for screws to hold the plate in place. Then I drilled two holes for the mount and unscrewed the plate recessed the holes(mount holes) a little then screwed the plate to the mount and the plate to the wood.
                              Where did you get that black mount?

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