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  • Console Design Started!

    Started the mockup of my new center console for the 320i. Had to relocate the headunit so I cut out (with a RotoZip) two unused vents in the center console. Ripped out a lot of AC ducting (AC no longer works).

    Tonight I made cardboard mockups of the new sides, trimmed to accomodate the screen and put in a small "shelf" in front of the screen to house the touchpad, power button and cig.lighter.

    I used to keep my change int he ashtray so I need to find a new place for that and I would love to somehow put in a cupholder. Car's never had one!

    Still need to make the edges smooth around the lcd edges. The big question is, what do I make this thing out of? Wood? Fiberglass? Aluminum? I plan to cover it in black vinyl to match the existing interior so whatever is the easiest to work with I suppose...

    83 mp320i
    99 mp323i

    7" Lilliput w/Touch, 150 W Opus, 2.4ghz P4 533fsb, 512 DDR 333mhz, GPS, WiFi Inet, 40g Maxtor 7200rpm, Laptop DVD/CD-RW w/USB2.0 Bridge, WinXP Pro.