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  • Project: Toyota Matrix indash LCD begin (56K beware).

    Many of you guys inspire me to "indash" my Matrix setup. I have everything up and running with the Lilliput attached infront of the radio. Now it time to make it look GOODDDD.
    Original dash look.


    The Lilliput in infront of the radio


    This is where a Single DIN Alpine CDA-9830 HU going to be install. The Aux/cig power outlet will be remove. The 115V switch and plug will be relocate to somewhere I havn't figure out get.


    Closeup for the Lilliput


    Flip down the Lilliput. The radio has been modded for aux audio input by spliting the CD audio.
    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:54 PM. Reason: Update images
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  • #2
    Radio bezel removed

    I bought a use radio bezel from another matrix owner for 20 buck with some scratch. That doesn't matter cuz I will sand and bondo over it.


    This is the back of the bezel. There are some switches (AC, Hazard, Recir, ..) attached to those holes.


    Lilliput case I bought from Armen a while a go for 15 bucks. The Lilliput is a little taller than the double DIN opening of the bezel but narrower.


    This saw did the job of cutting the bottom part of the bezel out.


    Wet sand the silver paint out.


    Now I need to glue the 2 togethers. The bezel is made of ABS plastic. What type of adhensive should I use? I know I have to do some searching and reading on this forum to see what you guys use to glue the 2 together.
    I currently have Bondo and Bondo Glass, Can I use it that or it will crack on me? This set up have to be perfect that is why I ask. I saw others using the more flexible stuff for bumber repair. I may look into that material.
    Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:55 PM. Reason: Update images
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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    • #3
      Where did you get that clip for the lilliput? I need something EXACTLY like that for my Xenarc install.

      Can you give me more details about the hinge, the hardware, is it sturdy enough to survive bumps in the road, etc. Thanks!

      -HD

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hd54321
        Where did you get that clip for the lilliput? I need something EXACTLY like that for my Xenarc install.

        Can you give me more details about the hinge, the hardware, is it sturdy enough to survive bumps in the road, etc. Thanks!

        -HD
        You can get all from HomeDepot. The hinge is a 3" or 2.5" door hinge. The "clip" is a piece of metal (wood join???) from HomeDepot and I just bent it to the curve of the Lilliput. Velco to the top of the radio. I have no problem goign over speed bumps and pothole.
        2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
        89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
        Y2K Accord Dell GX150
        RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
        EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MatrixPC
          You can get all from HomeDepot. The hinge is a 3" or 2.5" door hinge. The "clip" is a piece of metal (wood join???) from HomeDepot and I just bent it to the curve of the Lilliput. Velco to the top of the radio. I have no problem goign over speed bumps and pothole.
          Brilliant!!! I've gotta check this out now...I need something EXACTLY like this. Thanks.

          -HD

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          • #6
            What type of plastic is this Lilliput case? I can't find any stamp/reading on the case.
            Will this adhensive SUPER GLUE ARALDITE 90 Second Super Instant Epoxy by Pacer Technology

            bond the Lilliput case and my bezel (PC+ABS) plastic together??
            2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
            89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
            Y2K Accord Dell GX150
            RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
            EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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            • #7
              I think that stuff will bond an elephant to an airborne 747 (even an elephant laminated with ABS). You should be okay.
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              • #8
                Well, I did a little bit of work yesterday.... Sand the bezel and the Lilliput case a little bit and glue/epoxy them together. The bezel is a little wider than the Lilliput case so I have to use some balsa wood to fill the gap.
                Back with epxy fill in

                Front.

                Waiting for the thing to cure. Any comment and suggestion is welcome.
                BTW, I will be using SEM: Bumper Repair #68422

                to fill and sand instead of bondo/bondo glass. Maybe bondoglass in the back to add some strength.
                Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:57 PM. Reason: Update images
                2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                • #9
                  Test fit: Now you guys can see where my Earthmate GPS is. That little yellow thing deep inside the dash.


                  SEM bumper repair apply and wait for sanding.
                  Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:58 PM. Reason: Update images
                  2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                  89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                  Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                  RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                  EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                  • #10
                    for future reference check out duramix, they make a range of ABS plastic fillers and putties, its a bit more expensive that the epoxy's but it sticks to anything, sands really whell and looks amazing, its like liquid plastic and it sets in 15 minutes.
                    Cheers,
                    Grant
                    '03 Corvette Z06 - car pc soon
                    '99 Eclipse GSX
                    '03 Ducati Monster

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the tip. I search around and people also recommended duramix stuff. On the other side people also recommended SEM as duramix subtitude. I am not sure how good this one when I do wetsand, but it doesn't hold well if the part is not sand before apply.
                      2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                      89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                      Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                      RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                      EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                      • #12
                        After couple coat of SEM Bumper Repair and sanding, and sanding, and sanding. Prime with Plastikote Sandable Primer. This is what I came up with.
                        But the lower left corner is ***** up a little. Dam. I must of have to wait more for the stuff to dry and pre-sand a little better.



                        After cutting out the "bad" part and sand. This is the close up after clean up.



                        This is the closeup of the repair of the "damage" lower left. All smooth now. I just have to wait for it to completely dry and prime again then .... more sanding.
                        Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:58 PM. Reason: Update images
                        2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                        89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                        Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                        RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                        EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                        • #13
                          Bye bye, Cig/aux power outlet, 110V switch and outlet


                          Say hello to the new Alpine CDA 9830. Now I just have to secure the new HU in its place.
                          Last edited by MatrixPC; 03-01-2011, 02:59 PM. Reason: Update images
                          2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                          89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                          Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                          RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                          EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                          • #14
                            Coming along nicely! I've always liked the Matrix. I assume you already tested the GPS mounted inside there? Seems like most are putting it as close as they can to a dash area to get better signal. Anyways, keep up the good work!
                            -GiZak-
                            Carputer Project: 98% Complete!! *tweakin'*
                            Xenarc 7TSV | Opus 150 | Biostar M7NCG400 | Athlon Mobile2200 | Seagate 160Gb | Kingston 2x256mb | BT Holux GR-231 GPS | LiteOn CD-R/DVD| Keyhole Rev. Cam | Zippy Mini-glow Keyboard

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                            • #15
                              looking good matrixPC.

                              Still haven't performed my in-dash yet. I'm watchin this thread to and taking notes .

                              also about the GPS, are there any vents located directly above the GPS?? or just solid dash. Does it work well in all conditions?

                              Asking because I am getting ready to replace my current GPS with a new one and I am considering mounting mine "in-dash" also.

                              great job so far!

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                              - CarPC install complete.
                              - CarPC software: CENTRAFUSE
                              - Planning/working on in-dash for lilliput monitor
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