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  • Project CompuMach: Lilliput install started (lots of pics)

    Hey guys, I started moulding my lilliput screen into my dash the past few days, just want to see what you think so far. Suggestions and tips would be great.

    I didn't want to modify the existing radio bezel so I bought a used one off ebay. The colour is not the same but I'm going to get it painted to match my interior.

    This is the car its going in, its a 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1:


    This is the interior now as it is:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01240_resize.JPG[/img]


    This is the bezel bought off ebay:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01235_resize.JPG[/img]

    Originally I was trying not to cut the trim on the bezel so I notched out the back of the lilliput screen:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01247_resize.JPG[/img]

    But then I realized that was great and all but I wouldn't be able to reinstall the screen :P So I ended up cutting it out with a cutoff wheel. I must have went through about 20 discs :S
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01253_resize.JPG[/img]

    I lined up the lilliput case with a few pieces of cardboard on each side to get it perfectly centred then used a glue gun to stick the case to the top of the bezel so it wouldn't move while bondoing. Behind the screen there are two wood stoppers holding the screen up:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01257_resize.JPG[/img]

    Here's the first layer of bondoglass to keep the screen in place:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01262_resize.JPG[/img]

    Stupid me forgot gloves so I decided to use my hands. Bondoglass is a ***** to get off :P
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01261_resize.JPG[/img]


    After it dried i sanded it down a bit:
    [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01264_resize.JPG[/img]

    There are a lot of grooves and crap still. Should I use the bondoglass again or should I switch over to the regular bondo?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

    My XM FAQ

  • #2
    You can now go to the "red" bondo. Bondo glass is only needed for initial strength. The regular stuff is easier to sand, and is better for detail work.
    Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
    Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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    • #3
      what are you gonna do with the wide hole at the bottom of the screen
      MY CAR PROFILE (@HONDA SHOWOFF)

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      • #4
        dexy - that is the volume button hole. when he puts it back together it will get filled....
        2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71
        STOLEN - M10000, 512MB, 60GB 2.5" HDD, 7" Custom mounted Lilliput, Morex 3688 Case, 90W PSU w/ ITPS, GPS & CD-RW/DVD. New parts ordered for the next generation!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nirvanades
          dexy - that is the volume button hole. when he puts it back together it will get filled....
          [IMG]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/CompuMach/DSC01262_resize.JPG[/IMG]

          That hole @ the bottom....
          2011 Nissan Frontier SL
          AMD X3 2.2 | M4-ATX | 16Gb SSD | 2GB DDR3-1333 | MSI GF615M-P33 MB
          OBDPROS USB | BU-303 GPS l LILLIPUT TS | Car2PC adapter | XM Direct | USB Dual band N with custom mag-mount antenna.

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          • #6
            brrrman: thanks, that's what I thought. Gonna work on it tomorrow, thanks!

            dexy: i'm going to use some fibreglass i have to 'connect' that to whats left of what I didn't cut. you can't really see it well in the picture but whats left from what I cut out is actually sloped upwards
            2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
            Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
            Install Status: DONE

            My XM FAQ

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            • #7
              Good Work - God, I wish I had a nice square dash to work with... my bezel is taller on the left than on the right - it slopes from 9" to 7" from left to right... Crazy... And - the pitch is angled too!
              2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71
              STOLEN - M10000, 512MB, 60GB 2.5" HDD, 7" Custom mounted Lilliput, Morex 3688 Case, 90W PSU w/ ITPS, GPS & CD-RW/DVD. New parts ordered for the next generation!

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              • #8
                Nice! If you can't see that hole when it's in the car, why fill it in? Why not use it for ventalation or lights or a CD drive or extra hidden controls or something? And how do you match the bottom silver part with the rest of it? Dye or textured paint?

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                • #9
                  Can't wait to see the finished product.
                  Ben S. Stahlhood II
                  Hybrid Mobile
                  MMC/Transcend Developer
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                  http://www.cocoamachine.com/
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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the comments everyone.

                    Curiosity: well you can't really see it but you can tell teh dash is not one piece with it open like that, and I dont like that look. My brother keeps telling me to fill it in and put led's ********** style :P

                    to match the colour i'm getting it painted by my buddy with a body shop. the whole thing is going to be primered and repainted to match the original silver one.
                    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
                    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
                    Install Status: DONE

                    My XM FAQ

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pyros
                      My brother keeps telling me to fill it in and put led's ********** style
                      Lol i love the site's obscenity/banned user blocker. I guess you should say KITT/Hasselhof style
                      Kefka_Killer.owns(you);

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                      • #12
                        i dont even remmeber what i wrote to get it censored :P
                        2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
                        Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
                        Install Status: DONE

                        My XM FAQ

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                        • #13
                          Looks great, can't wait to see it finished,

                          Love the car by the way, I'd like to see a pic of that 88 LX, two sweet cars man!

                          Did you get your screen from a store in Toronto or did you have to order it online?

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                          • #14
                            thanks man... this is the 88 LX:

                            [img]http://pyros.kicks-***.net/stang_big.jpg[/img]

                            thats going to be my winter beater this year, so you'll see a Project LX in a few months when I transplant the system
                            2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
                            Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
                            Install Status: DONE

                            My XM FAQ

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                            • #15
                              Is the winter mild over there or somthing?
                              2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE - My cardomain page.

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