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    Well i finlaly decided where to put my screen after much thought,, so now to the fabrication of things,, my benz has either the main dash made up of a rubbery like plastic with texture i dunno how i would replicate,, as well as the wood accents that are deep red that after much analyzing seems to be a plastic that i wish i could get a hold of to make my piece with,, its going to fit here


    at first i wasnt going to remove the ash tray and change holder and put the screen in front of that,, but after i did i found i had a great piece for a mold that i could use to create a cast,, but for what yet im not sure,,, alos after taking it out i realized i could put the screen further back and the gear shift wouldnt be such a problem as i was worried about before which is why i was contemplating putting the screen on top of the dash,,, in the sun,, for everyone to see.... and possibly steal... so now i think this is going to be the best bet....

    i have a few road blocks ahead,,

    1- my cd changer went out which is why i decided to put a pc in the first place as they are fiber optic and cost a good 600 bucks to replace,, might as well run the carpc route,, originally supposed to be an xbox,, hacked of course

    2- that leaves me with only the radio input as i want to keep the original head simply because i have phone integration with it,, and,, its just sexy.. i dont like the aftermarker obvious ad-on look,, and mine does not have a tape deck and at the current time for the life of me i cannot find out how to remove the head,,and or if im going to be able to use the tape inputs,, or if it will even sound good,, i have posted on benzworld.com forums.. not much help yet.. I WANT THE SCHEMATICS!

    3- the fabrication of the whole idea,, i want it to be extremely neat,, as i am very anal about details.. sooo000ooo im looking for any help on the whole wood trim option,, as this is what i would really like,, its a plastic looking layerd piece,, which im sure is available but just hard to match the color/pattern,, im wondering if anyone has use such a thing,, here damnit ill take a pic of the ashtray,, hold up,,, wait this is a thread,, why am i still typing...ok back s0rry





    thats the piece i will actually be replacing which is like 7x8 inches witch the change holder above the ashtray,, i am currently blank,, but ill update,,

    any help on anything would be greatly appreciated,, if not,, ill keep it updated,, in case theres another c230 owner out there..... needing the same help.. or perhaps someone wanting to use the wood style trim plastic
    throw a moon

    heuvos vin chevos

  • #2
    ****,, i had never really checkt out armens site to well,, and i saw this

    http://digitalww.com/indashhousing.htm

    that would go above the ashtray and therefore when out be in the way of my main Head

    pros¤

    swivel

    better view

    tucks away when not in use

    easier install

    cons¤

    100 more dollars

    annoying wait time to flip in and out

    another thing to go wrong and replace

    doesnt look as stock,, i think like the BMW the in dash screen looks smooth

    some other


    COMMENTS GUYS,, anything would be appreciated,, i need some input
    throw a moon

    heuvos vin chevos

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    • #3
      i know i keep posting an i could edit,, but hey,, i need to kepe track


      http://digitalww.com/Customerinstall...CN1379%202.jpg

      http://digitalww.com/Customerinstall...CN1379%207.jpg

      http://digitalww.com/Customerinstall...y/IMGA0013.jpg



      anyways i found this guys car,, its a year older than mine and therfore the old interior but only by a little bit and in general the size of everything looks similar,, and it looks as if he used the housing,, and it coveres his head,, and it doesnt look too good to me,,,(if its anyones on here no offense,, opinion maYne) anyways it looks as if he put the screen where i would keep my original head and he put his new head where i would put my screen,, it just looks too aftermarket,, doesnt go well together

      anyways,, opinions please,, kthx
      throw a moon

      heuvos vin chevos

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      • #4
        amazing feedback!!
        throw a moon

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        • #5
          what year is your C230?

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          • #6
            99 mayNe
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            • #7
              If your CD changer used opitcal inputs why not just get a sound card with fiber optic out?
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              • #8
                Do you have a pic with all of the dash parts in place and the measurements of the opening you are considering? Does that door revolve or just swing open? If it revolves you can mount the screen to to the back. If it swings, how do you feel about modifing it to revolve?

                I don't have a 99 C230 to reference, it looks different than the 2003 I have access to.

                Where are you located. What other components are you considering / using?
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                • #9
                  I wouldnt go for that 'indash housing' I got one, very poor quality.. I sold mine to a guy.. he thought that same as me and binned it. I would bring the look and feel of car down. I wrote a review, read it at my website (link below)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ppgt94
                    If your CD changer used opitcal inputs why not just get a sound card with fiber optic out?

                    i didnt know there was such,, i guess that could be the use of my one pci slot
                    throw a moon

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GruvThang
                      Do you have a pic with all of the dash parts in place and the measurements of the opening you are considering? Does that door revolve or just swing open? If it revolves you can mount the screen to to the back. If it swings, how do you feel about modifing it to revolve?

                      I don't have a 99 C230 to reference, it looks different than the 2003 I have access to.

                      Where are you located. What other components are you considering / using?

                      its where the ashtray and a bin change holder go,,,, the measurements are such a sly bit over the screen size as far as width,, and height is good for a few inches,, ill measure and take a pic in a sec


                      wouldnt go for that 'indash housing' I got one, very poor quality.. I sold mine to a guy.. he thought that same as me and binned it. I would bring the look and feel of car down. I wrote a review, read it at my website (link below)

                      thats one of the reasons i had questioned it,, just the way it looks,, nothing against the company,, i just dont think it would match the car to well,, and a permanent screen mount is very choice
                      throw a moon

                      heuvos vin chevos

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PaCMaYNE
                        i didnt know there was such,, i guess that could be the use of my one pci slot
                        Sure is. Creative Labs has them.
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                        • #13
                          yeah the in-dash DIY sucks, i made one and sold it on ebay. find another way man!! take a look at my solution, maybe it will give you some ideas.
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                          Screen: Lilliput 7" touchscreen (Custom made Carbon Fiber Screen Enclosure)
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                          • #14


                            the top right pic is the pic of the piece removed to make a cast of so i can make a perfect repacment mold that the screen will fit into. im still not sure how im going to go about finding the material i need for it,, as i would really really like to use the wood plastic to match,, my second choice would be the greysih rubber of the remainder of the dash.. but fiberglass would by far not match anythning,, unless covered with another rubbery substance im not sure how i would go about implementing,,, im going to ask some car detailing specialist tommorrow that worked on my pops hood and see what they reccomend,, hopefully somehting..

                            on a side note i believe i was jippped by "electronicar" on ebay with my lilliput,, as if looks refurbished,, if not used,, and the auction plainly stated brand new.. i had some pics that ill take aagin here in a minute

                            there were some scratches on the back of the screen,, the car adapter looked worn, and the AC adapter seems to be a different brand,,, but maybe all lilliputs come with it.. i mean its working... correctly


                            the 2 main throw offs though were that the driver and software cd was a burned and it came IN THE WRONG BOX.

                            ¤Edit¤,, i took some pics,, sorry they are takin with a DV cam,, hard to perform











                            and heres the link to the end of auction,, clearly stating a brand new lilliput,,

                            i guess they produce lilliput touchscreens without boxes

                            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT

                            im thiking i didnt get a "BRAND NEW" lilliput


                            watcha think?
                            throw a moon

                            heuvos vin chevos

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ppgt94
                              Sure is. Creative Labs has them.

                              im hoping at a decent price,, that would surely save a hell of a lot of time,, and looking for the wiring schematics,, but then i would also have to modify the connector pieces.... in case i ever sell 8-(

                              yeah the in-dash DIY sucks, i made one and sold it on ebay. find another way man!! take a look at my solution, maybe it will give you some ideas.

                              yea maYne,, i had looked at your before,, no doubt a sexy job done,, im hoping minell be just as sexy plexi,,,,, jack johnson
                              throw a moon

                              heuvos vin chevos

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