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  • molding suggestions for a flipdown monitor?

    I've been trying to puzzle a way to install a flip down monitor over the front passenger in the indentation where the sunvisor goes. I'll effective remove the sunvisor and replace it with the flipdown. I've done this type of fabrication, although I have been doing reading on what other users have done. This is a small indentation, about 1" thick, if that much and about 1.5" inches in each side; so I believe it's relatively small mold to make it look like it belongs there.

    Can anyone give me recommendations on what type of material I can use? making the frame out of wood would be too thick and difficult. I really don't know how to go about this (uber noob) but I'm open and appreciative of suggestions.

    after some thought, it's more like adding on to the sides to make it wider so it looks like it fits where the visor used to go, but it's deeper than the visor so I might add a curve to make it more flush?

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    **warning** i have not actually fabbed anything, so take my advice with a grain of salt

    maybe you could use something like foam to build up to what you need? just use a hot knife/small saw blade/knife to carve it to shape, and then cover it with some OE cloth?
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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    • #3
      that's actually not a bad idea ... I've got some spare foam boards from when I was working on lizard furniture, so I've got the knives and some experience with that. I could use liquid nails to hold it together. how would I get the oem cloth? or i could use something to cover it and paint it if it doesn't add much weight to it .... hmmmm

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      • #4
        a common trick is to use a certain type of spray adhesive that doesn't melt the foam.

        the common use for the spray glue is to both keep multiple sheets together, and also to stick fabric to the foam..
        My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
        "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


        next project? subaru brz
        carpc undecided

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        • #5
          recommendations on an adhesive for styrofoam?

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